The Rapp for Feb. 10

Photo of western bluebird courtesy American Bird Conservancy

Helping feathered friends

Birds have a friend in the American Bird Conservancy and George Fenwick, the head of the organization based in The Plains, will discuss its work tomorrow (Feb. 11) as part of the Second Friday at the Library series. The program begins at 8 p.m. at the Rappahannock County Library.

The ABC’s major focus is conserving bird habitats throughout the Americas. Its recently published “American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation” provides solid science on birds, their habitats, the threats and the potential solutions so that interested citizens can see what role they might be able to play in guarding the health of our bird population.

The Second Friday at the Library series is sponsored by the Rappahannock Association for Arts and the Community. Visit for more information.

Nicki Parrott

Jazz coming to Theatre

Well-known jazz musicians Chuck and Robert Redd return to the Theatre at Washington on Sunday (Feb. 13) to perform with a special guest, Australian bassist and vocalist Nicki Parrott (shown here) The show starts at 3 p.m.

Parrott performed with the Les Paul Trio in New York for several years at the Iridium Club. She, along with Chuck Redd on vibes and drums, and his brother Robert on piano will entertain with Great American Songbook and bossa nova favorites, including selections from films, Broadway and more. They plan to include songs by George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Cole Porter.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students under 18. For reservations, or to obtain a copy of the Theatre’s spring schedule, phone 540-675-1253, email or write to The Theatre, 291 Gay St., Washington, VA 22747.

Courtesy photo

First-responders honored

The Rappahannock County Volunteer Fire & Rescue organization honored its own at a banquet and dance on Saturday (Feb. 5) at the Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue hall. Honored were (from left in photo): Ann Spieker, Co. 1, Outstanding Contribution to the Fire & Rescue Association; Sharon Komar, Co. 5, EMS Provider of the Year; Seth Wayland, Co. 2, Junior Firefighter of the Year; J.B. Carter, Jr., Co. 3, Firefighter of the Year; Dylan Norman, Co. 9, Junior EMS Provider of the Year; Bruce Williams, Co. 4, Company Support Member of the Year. Honored but not in the photo: Ashley Crawford, Co. 9, Junior EMS Provider of the Year; Gary Settle, Community Support Member of the Year. Both Dylan and Ashley received Junior EMS Provider of the Year honors, and both are from Chester Gap Co. 9.

About 120 fire and rescue personnel from Rappahannock County and their guests attended the banquet, which was catered by the Cafe in Washington.

Dark Hollow Bluegrass Band. Photo by E. Raymond Boc.

Memorial dinner

The Dark Hollow Boys Bluegrass Band will perform during the Christine Timbers Memorial Spaghetti Dinner, silent auction and bake sale on Saturday (Feb. 12) at the Sperryville Fire Hall. Dinner will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. and there will be music from 6 to 9 p.m. Timbers was a school bus driver for the Rappahannock school division for 30 years. The event will honor her service and donations will help pay for her medical and funeral expenses. There is a $10 suggested donation for guests ages 10 and older, $5 for ages 4 to 9.

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