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June 2019

Urbanna Creek Oyster Restoration Tour

June 5 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Urbanna Seafood Restaurant and Raw Bar, 453 Johnsons Drive
Urbanna, VA 23175 United States
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Free

Join Friends of the Rappahannock River Steward, Captain Richard Moncure, and make your world a Rappahannock River Oyster! Depart at 9:30 am from the Urbanna Seafood Restaurant and Raw Bar in Urbanna, Virginia. The tour begins in Robinson Creek and then out to the Rappahannock River where bald eagles, osprey, and dolphins often circle the boat to say hello. The first stop will be to a protected reef under restoration in Urbanna Creek where we are working with partners at Christ Church School…

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Civil War Paddle – SOLD OUT

June 8 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ely’s Ford Boat Ramp, Ely's Ford Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407 United States
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$40 – $50

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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Plein Air Event on the Rappahannock River

June 8 @ 9:00 am - June 9 @ 2:00 pm
$30

Artists are invited to paint the Rappahannock River, to benefit the Rappahannock River. Artists may choose to participate on either June 8th or 9th. Each morning's event begins at 8 am at Darbytown Art Studio, 241 Charles Street, Fredericskburg, where paper or canvas will be stamped. Participants can also come in on Friday evening to stamp their canvas during First Friday June 7. All paintings must be painted plein air, the day of participation, on either the Heritage Trail, or…

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Middle Rappahannock River Cruise

June 21 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
City Dock, 207 Sophia Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Free

Join Friends of the Rappahannock River Steward Captain Richard Moncure on a guided tour of the Rappahannock River in Stafford County, Spotsylvania County, and City of Fredericksburg. Our River Steward Boat will leave from City Dock Park off Sophia Street in Downtown Fredericksburg and travel down river to enjoy the serenity of the Rappahannock. We will discuss fish and wildlife of the region, tree and plant identification, the historical significance of the Rappahannock, and learn about ways we can all…

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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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BUTT IN for the Rappahannock

June 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fredericksburg Market Square, 907 Princess Anne Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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To help educate residents and visitors on the importance of keeping cigarette butts in the ash receptacles where they belong, the Clean and Green Commission, R-Board and City of Fredericksburg are kicking off a “Please Butt In” event on Monday, June 24th from 3:00pm to 4:30 p.m. “Our goal is to heighten awareness of the need for citizens to dispose of cigarettes properly and encourage volunteers to help adopt a block and keep cigarettes out of the Rappahannock River,” said…

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Middle Rappahannock River Cruise

June 27 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
City Dock, 207 Sophia Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Free

Join Friends of the Rappahannock River Steward Captain Richard Moncure on a guided tour of the Rappahannock River in Stafford County, Spotsylvania County, and City of Fredericksburg. Our River Steward Boat will leave from City Dock Park off Sophia Street in Downtown Fredericksburg and travel down river to enjoy the serenity of the Rappahannock. We will discuss fish and wildlife of the region, tree and plant identification, the historical significance of the Rappahannock, and learn about ways we can all…

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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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Volunteer River Cleanup

June 29 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Central Rappahannock Regional Library Howell Branch, 806 Lyons Blvd
Fredericksburg, VA 22406 United States
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Free

River clean up at Falls Run in Stafford County Join like-minded community volunteers and Friends of the Rappahannock staff for a river cleanup on Falls Run, a tributary of the Rappahannock River in Stafford County, on Saturday June 29. Volunteers will meet at 8:30am at the Howell Branch of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library (806 Lyons Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22406) and may work until 11:30. Refreshments and all necessary cleanup materials will be provided by Friends of the Rappahannock. Participants…

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July 2019

Middle Rappahannock River Cruise: Members Only

July 3 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
City Dock Park, City Dock Park
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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Free

Join Friends of the Rappahannock River Steward Captain Richard Moncure on a guided tour of the Rappahannock River in Stafford County, Spotsylvania County, and City of Fredericksburg. Our River Steward Boat will leave from City Dock Park off Sophia Street in Downtown Fredericksburg and travel down river to enjoy the serenity of the Rappahannock. We will discuss fish and wildlife of the region, tree and plant identification, the historical significance of the Rappahannock, and learn about ways we can all…

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