The Rapp for April 28

Personal property forms due

Personal Property forms are due on May 2. If you have any questions please call the Commissioner of the Revenue’s office at 540-675-5370. 

‘Give Local Piedmont’ is May 3

w-givelocalPledge to be part of an historic day May 3 that will benefit nonprofits, and by extension, the community as a whole. It’s the third annual Give Local Piedmont event in which donors can make a donation to the nonprofits of their choice. This year’s event — which covers Rappahannock and three other counties —  runs from midnight to 11:59 p.m. on May 3.

All eyes will be on the Leaderboard at, which will post donation totals in real time throughout the day, beginning at midnight.

The PATH Foundation (formerly Fauquier Health Foundation) has stepped up once again, generously providing a $100,000 bonus pool to be shared proportionately with all nonprofits according to their donation totals. An additional $30,000 in cash prizes donated by generous sponsors will be awarded as well.

Two sets of grand prizes in the amounts of $5,000, $2,500, and $1,250 will be awarded to the top three nonprofits (with operating budgets totaling less than or more than $250,000, respectively) that receive the highest number of unique donations of $10 or more. In addition, one Grow the Grassroots prize of $2,500 will go to the organization with an operating budget of less than $100,000 that receives the largest number of unique donations. Four $1,000 Power Hour prizes will go to the organizations that raise the most money during specific hours throughout the day while 12 Golden Ticket prizes ($500 each) will be randomly drawn every other hour beginning at 1 a.m. Each nonprofit can earn up to two prizes, or a maximum of $5,000 in prize money.

Spearheaded by the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, Give Local Piedmont is part of the national Give Local America event, sponsored by the Council on Foundations.

Kenneth Slowik will perform compositions by the great Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach.
Kenneth Slowik will perform compositions by the great Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Hugh Talman

Smithsonian at Little Washington

As the 24th season of the Smithsonian at Little Washington concert series comes to a close, Kenneth Slowik will perform compositions by the great Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach on Sunday, May 1, at 3 p.m. Slowik will be playing the Unaccompanied Cello Suite in G Major, BWV 1007, and a series of harpsichord works including the English Suite in A Minor, BWV 807. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 under 18. To reserve or purchase tickets, visit or call (540) 675-1253. The Theatre is located at 291 Gay Street.

Civil War film showing

Scrabble School, 111 Scrabble Road, Castleton, is having a film showing and raffle on Saturday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. “Glory” is the 1989 Civil War film that recounts the formation of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, the first all-black Union regiment to fight in the Civil War. The film stars Matthew Broderick, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman and Denzel Washington in his Oscar-winning role. For more information: email or Nan Roberts, 540-661-2013,

Plant sale

Rappahannock Plant Sale at Waterpenny Farm (3 Waterpenny Lane, Sperryville), on Saturday April 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shop to fill your gardens with plants from top-quality local growers. Local plant artisans and producers of garden art are also featured, as well as active nonprofit organizations. Enjoy a locally sourced lunch and fellowship.

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