The Rapp for March 17

Telephone program reassures shut-ins

Almost one in four Rappahannock residents is 65 or older. Many are isolated in their homes. RappCalls, a new telephone reassurance program for isolated seniors, will be explained on Friday, March 18, at 3 p.m., in the Library. Modeled after similar programs nationwide, topics will include how to volunteer,

how to request services, how seniors and volunteers are paired, and what to do if a participant doesn’t answer. Signup forms for volunteers and participants will be available, along with forms for background checks and confidentially statements. Contact Hal Hunter at 937-4744 or

Improv workshop

RAAC Community Theatre in Little Washington is offering a one day workshop for children aged 10 to 18 on Saturday, March 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., taught by actor/comic/treacher/playwright Renee Calarco from Washington, D.C. She will start with basics and lead participants through improv theatre games and skill-building exercises. If there is time and interest, participants will use what they’ve learned to create short scenes. Cost is $20 per child, and scholarships are available at the RAAC Community Theatre, 310 Gay St., Washington. Space in the workshop is limited to 15, so make reservations now at If no internet access, call 1-800-695-6075. Be sure to dress comfortably and be prepared to move. Bring lunch and snacks. Water will be provided.

The John Cowan Band will perform at Drum & Strum Music Center in Warrenton on Friday
The John Cowan Band will perform at Drum & Strum Music Center in Warrenton on Friday

John Cowan Band in Concert at Drum & Strum  

Enjoy an evening with John Cowan—legendary New Grass Revival member, Doobie Brother, and vocalist extraordinaire—at Drum & Strum Music Center, 102 Main Street in Warrenton on Friday, March 18 at 8 p.m.  John will be joined by Darin & Brooke Aldridge and Tyler Collins. Tickets are $25. Seating is limited so it is best to purchase your tickets in advance. For more information, contact Tim Dingus, owner of Drum & Strum, at 540.347.7484 or .  

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