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The Rapp for March 23

The News hosts its monthly Fourth Estate Friday discussion at Sperryville Trading Cafe & Market Friday morning, Kid Pan Alley is featured in Julie Andrew's new Netflix series and more in this week's The Rapp.
A well-earned salute to Colonel Bourgeois

County resident, retired U.S. Marine Colonel John R. Bourgeois, joined renowned American composer John Philip Sousa by being named “Honorary Life President.” by American Bandmasters Association.
The Rapp for March 9

PEC's resources for farmland seekers and landowners; the Artisan Trail’s doors are open this Saturday; this Friday at the Library, a former NASA scientist speaks on “How to Age Better and Other Space Stories.”
Washington column for Feb. 2

The Lions Club has some new members and an update on the 2017 Bland Music Contest, Ballard's shop offers ornate Valentine's Day flower arrangements, and the Thrift Shop has some tempting winter pricing.
The Rapp for Dec. 22

Need a break after Christmas? There's at live bluegrass and beer for Boxing Day at Pen Druid. Still need New Year's plans? First Night in Warrenton features 40 family-friendly live indoor performances in and around their downtown.
The Rapp for Dec. 15

It's an early Fourth (Estate) Friday; La Liste, a new exclusive French guide, names the Inn D.C.’s top restaurant; “Celtic Christmas Concert” returns to Castleton; RCHS play is postponed...
The Rapp for Dec. 8

Acclaimed guitarist Frank Vignola and his trio return to the Little Washington Theatre this Saturday and The Barnes and Hampton Celtic Consort perform their “Celtic Christmas Concert” Dec. 17 at Castleton.
The Rapp for Dec. 1

It's Christmas in Little Washington this Sunday; after the parade, Rappahannock Quilt Club are selling raffle tickets; this Saturday, RAAC Theatre's “12 Days of Christmas" is followed by a Q&A with the playwright.
The Rapp for Nov. 24

No Fourth (Estate) Friday this day after Thanksgiving; Elizabethan chamber music at the Theatre; a Kid Pan Alley musical in the works; a new program to match volunteers with opportunities; and more in this week's The Rapp.
The Rapp for Nov. 17

'Tis the season for music; RAAC produces a playful modern interpretation of “The 12 Days of Christmas,” and The Rappahannock County High School Winter Band Concert, featuring a Jazz Ensemble and Concert Band, perform Dec. 8.
The Rapp for Nov. 10

Classical pianist Audrey Andrist performs Sunday at Little Washington Theatre; Bel Canto vocal ensemble performs this Sunday at Trinity; read Food & Wine magazine's nine reasons to Visit Virginia Wine Country.
The Rapp for Oct. 27

It's a Fourth (Estate) Friday, a Friday that ends with a Fairy Tale Walk, plus a Starry Skies Fest and Pen Druid's "End of Oktoberfest" on Saturday, and Middle Street's "New Beginning."
Don’t Bring Me Down, Parthenon

Musician, singer, songwriter and producer Parthenon Huxley, busy since 1998 with Electric Light Orchestra offshoots ELO Part II and The Orchestra, performs Saturday at the Little Washington Theatre.