What’s Up? September 19-25

Wednesday, September 19
Extra Stuff! Ladies’ Night
Club Eclipse Restaurant, Bar, & Billiards, 5615 Wellington Road, Gainesville. 7 p.m.

Stuff! Consignments is excited to announce our Extra Stuff! Event at Eclipse Restaurant Sports Bar & Billiards for Wednesday, September 19th at 7:00 pm ~ Susan McCorkindale. Susan is the author of two books ~ Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl and 500 Acres and No Place to Hide: More Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl, an autism and mental health advocate, and the mother of two sons, one of whom has high functioning autism. She is also the executive editor of Haymarket Lifestyle and Gainesville Lifestyle magazines, and the host of “Flaws are the New Black” and “Autism News You Can Use.” You won’t want to miss this evening with Susan ~ she is funny and charming and tells it like it is ~ you might even want her to be your new BFF. Bring a friend – they’ll thank you! And as always, there will be food and drink specials for Ladies’ Night. Hope to see you there!

Friday, September 21
RappCats Catstravaganza

RappCats, a Rappahannock-based non-profit organization that rescues, cares for, and finds loving homes for needy cats and kittens throughout Rappahannock County, is holding their annual fundraiser on Friday, September 21st from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at The Meadows, home of John and Beverly Sullivan in Washington, Virginia. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and wonderful wines will be served as attendees listen to performances by jazz artist Monica Worth, jazz pianist Bob Bennetta, and guest musicians.  A live auction and a silent auction will be held. Tickets are $65 per person; $55 per person for seniors age 65 and older.  Visit www.rappcats.org to purchase tickets through PayPal.  For additional information on Catstravaganza 2018 or RappCats, please email rappcats@rappcats.org or call 540.987.6050.

Saturday, September 22
Wollam Flower Festival
Wollam Gardens, 5167 Jeffersonton Rd, Jeffersonton. 1-7 p.m.

Join Wollam Gardens for the annual Flower Festival – a time of year where the blooms are bountiful and the weather divine. Wander amongst the fields showcasing nature’s colors, enjoy live music, and relax. Plant and floral focused vendors will offer educational demonstrations. Create your own floral crowns and more at hands-on stations stocked with color and texture. Fresh cut bouquets will be available for purchase, or you can build your own! Bob Wollam will be giving farm tours on the tractor. There is an option to stick around into the evening and camp; be sure to register for this specifically. wollamgardens.com/flower-festival,

Saturday, September 22
CAYA Run for Your Life 5K
Verdun Adventure Bound, 17044 Adventure Bound Trail, Rixeyville

It’s a beautiful fall weekend for a run (or walk!) for a good cause! Come As You Are Substance Abuse Prevention Organization (CAYA) will host their third ‘Run For Your Life’ 5K. This event helps raise awareness and educate the community on the dangers of substance abuse. Proceeds will also assist in supporting prevention programs and programs to reduce the stigma of addiction in our community. Participants will run or walk on a beautiful 5K cross country course on the grounds of Verdun Adventure Bound, an outward-bound like youth retreat center located on fifty-plus acres in Rixeyville. Follow the CAYA’s mascot Sasquatch through the woods to the finish line. Following the race will be awards, music, and food at the amphitheater. https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Rixeyville/CAYARunForYourLife

Saturday, September 22
Quick Tips for a Winter Habitat Garden Lecture
Marshall Schoolhouse #18 Demonstration Gardens, 7592 John Marshall Highway, Marshall. 1 p.m.

Leaving your garden a little messy could provide important habitat for local wildlife.  Master Gardener and Naturalist Peggy Schochet will lead a walk through Schoolhouse 18 gardens and talk about how to prepare your garden to provide winter food and shelter for beneficial insects, birds and other wildlife.  She will also point out plants that are particularly helpful for supporting the birds and insects through winter. Following the walk, Schoolhouse 18 Master Gardeners will be giving away free to the public extra plants that we have grown or divided and seeds that we have harvested.

Sunday, September 23
Goat Yoga
Archwood Green Barns, 4557 Old Tavern Road, The Plains. 1 p.m.

The relaxation and mind-centering effect of yoga cannot be equalled, and here’s your chance to experience it with the added feature of adorable baby goats. It’s all the rage right now! The class will be hosted by Cheryl from Exuberant Life, with the goat kids provided by Naughty Little Goat Farm. The class will take place in the fenced area of the Archwood Green Barns. Bring your own mat, water, and wear sunblock. Be prepared for cuteness overload, a fantastic flow, with intervals of baby goat snuggling. 

Sunday, September 23
Manassas Latino Festival
Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center St., Old Town Manassas. 12-5:30 p.m.

The Latino Festival highlights the food, music, and art of our area’s Latin American communities, with live performances throughout the day, including Mariachis and Pinatas for the kids! The event is free and open to the public.

Activities and events in the region include classes and workshops for a variety of activities and interests. Yoga, theater and writing classes are available throughout the area, as are various trades skills workshops that you can find here

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