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April 2019

Rappahannock County Tree Planting Project – RESCHEDULED for 4/26

April 26 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rappahannock County Project, 27 Poortown Road
Sperryville, VA 22740 United States
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Free 42 spots left

Join Friends of the Rappahannock and Piedmont Environmental Council on Friday April 26 to help us plant trees along a stream that flows to the Thornton River on a farm in Rappahannock County Virginia. The project is focused on planting trees to reduce erosion, protect water quality, and improve habitat for fish and wildlife. We have all the materials needed including tools, gloves, plants, water, and snacks. We recommend bringing a hat or visor and a reusable water bottle. Conservation…

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Hunter’s Island Magical History Tour

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friends of the Rappahannock, 3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$24 – $30 29 tickets left

When Capt. John Smith explored the Rappahannock River in 1608, he was met at the fall line in Fredericksburg by a hail of arrows from native fishermen. Explore the legacy of Hunter's Island with its owner, local architect and history enthusiast Mary Ellen Wheeler. Bring a bag lunch for a picnic. Minimum age is 8 years. Participants will meet at Friends of the Rappahannock, take a short paddle across the river to the island, and then hike around the island.…

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Earth Day at Old Mill Park

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Old Mill Park, 2201 Caroline St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Celebrate the Earth and our beautiful Rappahannock River! This annual celebration in Fredericksburg is filled with fun activities for all ages! Friends of the Rappahannock will have environmental-STEM activities for everyone to try out. Please stop by our tent and learn more about how you can be a friend of the River.

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May 2019

Girl Scouts Journey in a Weekend

May 4 @ 9:00 am - May 5 @ 2:00 pm
Friends of the Rappahannock, 3219 Fall Hill Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$30 Sold out

Any Brownie, Junior, and Cadette that will participate in the weekend events need to purchase a ticket. Troop leaders, parents, and any other chaperones do not need to purchase tickets and are welcome to participate in the weekend activities. Adults will need to stay overnight with the Girl Scouts if they are planning on camping.

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Annual Meeting

May 23 @ 5:30 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 34th 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 RSVP by scrolling down the page and filling in your information.  

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June 2019

Rock the River!

June 1 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Old Mill Park, 2201 Caroline St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Kick-off summer fun with an all day celebration of the Rappahannock River! Spend the day doing outdoor activities such as yoga, paddle, bike or foot races. Celebrate afterwards with live music, food trucks and the beer garden. Join the fun and be sure to find our tent!  

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Civil War Paddle

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ely’s Ford Boat Ramp, Ely's Ford Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407 United States
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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 + Wilderness First Aid

June 22 @ 8:30 am - June 23 @ 6:45 pm
Chancellor Ruritan Club, 5994 Plank Rd
Fredericksburg, VA 22407 United States
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For adults and focused youths ages 12+. Open to the 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 (PAS) and more. Spaces…

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Mount Airy Bluegrass Festival

June 28 @ 4:00 pm - June 29 @ 10:00 pm
Mount Airy Farm, 361 Mill Pond Road
Warsaw, VA 22572 United States
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Attend the 2019 MOUNT AIRY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL located in Warsaw, Va. along the Rappahannock River at the historic home Mount Airy. The music begins on Friday June 28th at 6pm with the special bluegrass stylings of CAROLINA BLUE followed at 7:30 by local Rappahannock pickers, JOSH GRIGSBY & COUNTY LINE! A special VIP pre-party meet and greet with Carolina Blue and Josh Grigsby will happen before the show for VIP ticket holders. On Saturday things kick off at 5:30pm with…

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July 2019

Thundermoon Paddle

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Old Mill Park, 2201 Caroline St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Experience the magic of nightfall from a kayak on the river during a full moon. The paddle covers a 2 mile stretch, from Old Mill Park to City Dock in Fredericksburg. This Friday night float includes discussions about river ecology, FOR's mission, and the river's role in local history. Minimum age is 12 years and some paddling experience is helpful. Meet at City Dock at 7 p.m. for a shuttle to Old Mill Park. We'll be back at City Dock…

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