August 2019

THURS. Aug. 1, 10:30 a.m.


Kay Wilson: "Growing Up In Rhodesia (Now Zimbabwe)"

Location: Rapp at Home Office

A different continent, a different world. Come share stories from Rappahannock resident Kay Wilson on her childhood living through the turbulent political world of this former British colony in Southern Africa. RSVP required.

Please RSVP  by Wednesday, July. To RSVP call the Rapp at Home office at 540-937-4663 or Click the Blue RSVP Button.

TUESDAYS, Aug. 6, 13, 20, and 27

9:00 a.m.

"The Walking Group" - Every Tuesday Morning During the Summer

Location: variable - contact the office for more information


To find this week's location call the Rapp at Home office at 540-937-4663 or email us at info@rappathome.org

Get some pleasant exercise with a 30-minute walk around the town of Little Washington with some of your Rapp at Home friends and neighbors. Enjoy fresh morning air and a good chat while you're at it!

TUES, Aug. 6, at 2:00 p.m. and TUES, Aug 20, at

2:00 p.m.

"Life Stories Writing/Discussion Group"

Location: Rapp at Home Office

NOTE: This group is currently full. We are in the process of starting a second Life Stories group. If you are interested in joining, please contact the Rapp at Home office by calling 540-937-4663, or emailing info@rappathome.org or CLICK HERE.

This warm and lively group, often humorous, occasionally emotional and almost always reflective, meets twice a month to share written and/or oral stories that have occurred during our lives. We usually each prepare a short, written story and read it aloud to the other members of the group,  or tell a story even if not put into writing. We find wisdom, wit and solace in sharing our experiences with understanding members of our own generation. This is a highly popular group that tends to sustain a loyal membership.

WED, Aug 7, 10:30 a.m.

"Conversations on Aging"

with Danny Wilson

Location: Rapp at Home Office


​​Topic: “What Was Your Favorite Decade? Your 40's, 60's, 80's?” 

Rapp at Home members and guests 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 permanent 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.

FRI, Aug. 9, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Happy Hour @ RAH and...Folk & Pop Sing-a-Long with the Ukulele Group!


Location: Rapp at Home Office

Please RSVP  by Thursday, Aug. 8. To RSVP call the Rapp at Home office at 540-937-4663 or Click the Blue RSVP Button.

What could be more fun? Play the Ukulele, sing with a (forgiving) group and drink some wine! All happening at the Rapp at Home office on a hot Friday afternoon in August. Stay cool with lots of AC, and have a merry old time. RSVP so we can plan on how many to expect.


TUE., Aug. 13,

2:30 p.m.

Book Group Discussion: "In the Hurricane's Eye: Genius of G. Washington and Victory at ," by Nathaniel Philbrick

Location: Rappahannock County Library


From Amazon.com:

"The thrilling story of the year that won the Revolutionary War from the New York Times bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Valiant Ambition...In the fall of 1780, after five frustrating years of war, George Washington had come to realize that the only way to defeat the British Empire was with the help of the French navy. But as he had learned after two years of trying, coordinating his army's movements with those of a fleet of warships based thousands of miles away was next to impossible. And then, on September 5, 1781, the impossible happened. Recognized today as one of the most important naval engagements in the history of the world, the Battle of the Chesapeake--fought without a single American ship--made the subsequent victory of the Americans at Yorktown a virtual inevitability...

"In a narrative that moves from Washington's headquarters on the Hudson River, to the wooded hillside in North Carolina where Nathanael Greene fought Lord Cornwallis to a vicious draw, to Lafayette's brilliant series of maneuvers across Tidewater Virginia, Philbrick details the epic and suspenseful year through to its triumphant conclusion. A riveting and wide-ranging story, full of dramatic, unexpected turns, In the Hurricane's Eye reveals that the fate of the American Revolution depended, in the end, on Washington and the sea."

WED. July 10,

10:30 A.M


Rapp at Home Flicks: Christmas in August! "Elf" starring Will Ferrell

Please RSVP  by Tuesday, July 9. To RSVP call the Rapp at Home office at 540-937-4663 or Click the Blue RSVP Button.

Location: Rapp at Home Office

Our August fun flick at the Rapp at Home office is the holiday film Elf, starring Will Ferrell. In addition to enjoying the AC and a good-natured comedy, we are watching to get ideas for our float for the Holiday Parade in December. The theme for this year's parade is Holiday Films.

From google . . . "Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn't fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father.  As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman.  After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results."

SUN. Aug. 18

3:00 - 5:00 P.M

RAAC and Rapp at Home Present: Community Readings from Old-Time Radio Shows!


Location: RAAC Theatre, Little Washington

Come join the fun as Rapp at Home and the Rappahannock Association for Arts and the Community (RAAC) jointly present a Community Reading of Old Time Radio Shows!

This is your chance to ham it up - or watch others ham it up if you prefer - by reading from scripts of radio shows from the 40’s and 50’s.  Think The Lone Ranger, Gunsmoke, and The Shadow.   No preparation required! Audience participation – sound effects like hoof beats or creaking doors – encouraged. All are invited to this community fun!

MON., Aug. 19,

10:30 a.m.


Famed TV Meteorlogist Bob Ryan: "Climate Change, and How It May Affect Rappahannock County "

Please RSVP  by Friday, Aug. 16/  To RSVP call the Rapp at Home office at 540-937-4663 or Click the Blue RSVP Button.

Location: Rapp at Home Office

Well-known TV Meteorologist Bob Ryan, a Rappahannock resident, will give a talk on a subject he knows well - weather, or more specifically, climate - and how changes we are experiencing and can expect to experience may affect us here in Rappahannock. This should be an informative discussion. RSVPs required please.

THURS, Aug. 22, 2:30 p.m.

Writing Group With Patty Hardee


Location: Rapp at Home Office

This fun and informal writing exercise discussion 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.

SAT. Aug. 24,

10:30 a.m.

"The Mountain Dulcimer" with John Halberg 

Please RSVP  by Friday, August 23. To RSVP call the Rapp at Home office at 540-937-4663 or Click the Blue RSVP Button.


Location: Rapp at Home Office

Relax on a Saturday morning to the dulcet tones of the dulcimer, with Rappahannock resident, musician and film-maker John Halberg. He will also speak on his upcoming dulcimer museum which is to be located in the old Estes Mill in Sperryville.

WED. Aug. 28,

2:00 P.M


Mimi Forbes: "What is the Rappahannock Food Pantry?"

Please RSVP  by Tuesday, August 27. To RSVP call the Rapp at Home office at 540-937-4663 or Click the Blue RSVP Button.

Location: Rapp at Home Office

Rappahannock Food Pantry Executive Director Mimi Forbes will be explaining what the Food Pantry does, how you can utilize it and how you can help make this vital service available to others. Please come join Mimi and hear all about it - who started it, who helps it and whom it helps.

Look Here for September Events - Coming Soon!


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Washington, VA 22747

(located in the Old Washington Schoolhouse)

Mailing Address:

PO Box 193

Washington, VA 22747

Contact Us


540-937-HOME (4663)


Office Hours

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Friday,  10 am - 2 pm


Please call first as we are sometimes out at appointments

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