Rapp at Home Events
American Festival Concert
Sunday, July 1, Concert starts at 5 p.m.
(RSVP by Saturday, June 30 to email@example.com for access assistance – see below)
Location: Avon Hall, 22 Avon Lane, Washington, VA
Friday, July 6, at 10:30 a.m. [NOTE temporary change of day – normally held on Wednesdays]
Location: The Rapp at Home Office
Topic: ” Life Transitions”
Rapp at Home members are invited to join in these discussions on the first Wednesday of each month to ponder and discuss various aging-related topics. Note that in order to encourage a greater depth of conversation, group members are asked to hold in confidence discussions and comments of a confidential nature.
More about Danny: Danny made Rappahannock his home in 2010 after spending the last 40 years enjoying time in the county. Professionally he has studied and taught gerontology, and has as a psychotherapist, worked with older adults for many years- focusing especially on issues related to caregiving and end-of-life. In his words, nurturing one’s social community is essential to healthy aging.
All the Pretty Horses is the first book in the “Border Trilogy” by American novelist and playwright Cormac McCarthy. It won both the U.S. National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. It is the coming of age story of 16 year old John Grady Cole, who leaves his family’s Texas ranch after the death of his grandfather to head across the desolate and dangerous Mexican border. He finds there brutality and romance, violence and beauty. The story is often grim, at times comic, filled with poignant prose as young John Grady discovers not only the evil that exists in the world, but must also confront the evil that arises from the ignorance and pride within his own soul. Cormac McCarthy received the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for his novel The Road, and his 2005 novel No Country for Old Men was adapted as a 2007 film of the same name, which won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Wednesday, July 11, 10:00 a.m.
(RSVP by Tuesday, July 10, to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office)
Location: Singing Creek, Sperryville
Explore the wonders of nature with the kids at the Rapp Nature Camp, run by the iconic Lyt Wood since 1986. The goals of the camp are “to awaken an interest in our wonderfully beautiful and diverse natural surroundings, to observe living plants and animals in their natural habitats, to understand the role of human beings in this shared environment, and to have fun and make new discoveries every day.” The 12 -16 year olds are so delighted and excited to share their discoveries with us. This is a charming morning of interaction with the kids, and lots of fun learning too! Bug spray and water are recommended.
Thursday, July 12, 9:30 a.m.
(RSVP by Wednesday, July 11, to email@example.com or call the office)
Location: Member’s Home, Sperryville, VA
Members Madlyn and Bill Bynum have graciously agreed to offer a tour of their lovely daylily garden and their home, artfully designed for senior-friendly living. Join the Bynum’s for this interesting and informative display of living well in our retirement years. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Tuesday, July 17, 9:00 a.m.
Location: Rapp U., Lee Highway, Sperryville
Join this morning talk on the birds here in Rappahannock, presented by local birding expert and member Ralph Bates. We’ll learn what to look for, and the head outside to see the real thing. This will be a fun time, chock full of eye-opening information about the birds that surround us.
Thursday, May 28, 2:30 p.m.
Location: Rapp at Home Office
This is led by writer Patty Hardee to assist members in writing life stories and other topics of interest. Exercise your imagination and improve your writing skills in this friendly and personalized setting.