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May 2018

Eagles, Beetles and Wild Edibles!

May 5 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Friends of the Rappahannock, 3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$4 - $10 67 tickets left

Joella and Michael Killian of UMW’s Department of Biological Sciences lead attendees along FOR’s trails and the canal path. Spring is a great time for exploring birds, plants, insects and all things natural along the Rappahannock.

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Annual Membership Meeting

May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friends of the Rappahannock, 3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Free

Join FOR staff, executive committee members and friends at our annual meeting and potluck to celebrate our 33rd anniversary. We honor outstanding volunteers from the previous year and discuss our recent achievements and future plans. We'll cook the fried catfish and BBQ, you bring a dish to share. Old River Friends, bring new River Friends. FREE. Please pre-register by scrolling down the page and filling in your information.  

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June 2018

Upper Rappahannock River Cleanup

June 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Kellys Ford, State Rte 620
Elkwood, Virginia 22718 United States
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Free 23 spots left

Join Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) and John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District (JMSWCD) for a River Cleanup event targeting several sites on the Rappahannock River in Fauquier and Culpeper Counties. One of the major causes of pollution in Virginia waterways is caused by trash and debris. This includes small things like plastic straws, bottle caps, and pop tabs but also includes truck tires, scrap metal, cars, and Porta Johns!!! The Rappahannock River is an incredible resource right in…

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Rock the River!

June 2 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Old Mill Park, 2201 Caroline St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Celebrate our 4th Annual Rock the River FXBG event at Old Mill Park. The event includes live music, craft beer, kid-friendly activities, local artisan vendors, and some of the best local food trucks. While at the park, enjoy one of the supporting events, including the 39th Annual Great Rappahannock Whitewater Canoe and Kayak Race. Most Rock the River FXBG activities are FREE.  For race registration and tickets to beer garden, go to rocktheriverfxbg.com

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Civil War Paddle

June 9
Ely’s Ford Boat Ramp, Ely's Ford Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407 United States
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$40 - $150 64 tickets left

National Park Service Supervisory Historian Greg Mertz leads this daylong canoe tour of Civil War sites along the Rapidan River. It is one of our most popular trips and brings to life legendary figures, like Stonewall Jackson, George Custer and J.E.B. Stuart. We also see the remains of Native American fish weirs. Bring a bag lunch, lots of water, sunscreen, etc. PLEASE, no alcohol. This trips fills FAST, so register early. Minimum age is 12 years and this is a…

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Disaster + Travel + Wilderness First Aid

June 23 - June 24
Friends of the Rappahannock, 3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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For adults and focused youths ages 12+. Open tot he public. The instructor is Matthew Rosefsky, Geo Medic, Wilderness EMT, CERT, MRC. This two-day, hands-on class teaches how to save life and limb during the critical minutes or hours before ambulance/hospital arrival. Earn the SOLO WFA 2-year certification, approved by the ACA, BSA, GS-USA, BCUNA & more. No pre-requisites. Twenty hours of instruction. Topics include wilderness/remote travel injuries and long-term patient care, the Patient Assessment System (PSA) and more. Spaces…

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Mount Airy Bluegrass Festival

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The ticketed event will be held at historic Mount Airy on Saturday afternoon, June 30th at 3pm with music by local Rappahannock pickers, THE WATER VIEW BLUEGRASS ASSEMBLY followed by North Carolina’s THE TRAILBLAZERS with special guest IVY PHILLIPS, winner of the 2017 Galax Bluegrass Fiddle Contest. The Trailblazers also won the band competition at Merlefest last year and are not to be missed as up-and-coming performers. At 5pm, things really get rolling when Grammy Award winning artist RALPH STANLEY II & THE CLINCH MOUNTAIN BOYS take to the stage behind a new self-titled album currently burning…

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July 2018

Full Moon Paddle

July 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
City Dock Park, City Dock Park
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$28 - $105 70 tickets left

Experience the magic of nightfall on the river during FOR's moonlight paddle from Old Mill Park to City Dock. Join FOR Volunteer Leader Michelle McGinley for a Friday night kayak float. Minimum age is 12 years and some paddling experience is helpful. Meet at City Dock. Backup date: next day.

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September 2018

Riverfest 2018

September 15 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
City Dock Park, City Dock Park
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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A Good Party for a Great Cause • TICKETS GO ON SALE IN JUNE Crabs • Catfish • Barbecue • Open Bar • Boatrides 28th Riverfest, 32 years protecting the Rappahannock All tickets must be purchased in advance.  Live Music Doug Gately & The UMW Jazz Ensemble • Bob, Paul & Amy • Laurie Rose Griffith & Peter Mealy Auction & Raffle Live Auction and Raffle of local arts, vacations and experiences

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