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June 2018

Carter’s Creek Oyster Reef Restoration Tour

June 21 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tides Inn, 480 King Carter Drive
Irvington, VA 22480 United States
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$40 - $50.00 4 tickets left

Photo Courtesy of the VCU Rice Rivers Center Join Friends of the Rappahannock River Steward, Captain Richard Moncure, and make your world a Rappahannock River Oyster! Depart at 9 am from the Tides Inn in Irvington, Virginia. Tour from the River Steward boat and load recycled oysters and distribute them at FOR's reef sanctuary. Stop for lunch at the Urbanna Seafood and Raw bar. After distributing more recycled oysters, enjoy a swim and relaxing boat ride to end your day…

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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

Thunder Moon Paddle

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
City Dock Park, City Dock Park
Fredericksburg, VA 22401 United States
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$28 - $105 63 tickets left

Experience the magic of nightfall on the river during FOR’s Thunder Moon kayak paddle from Old Mill Park to City Dock. Thunder Moon is the Rappahannock Indian name for the July full moon,  because it’s the time of year thunderstorms occur most frequently. This year’s Thunder Moon is a “Micromoon,” meaning the Moon will be near its apogee, or farthest distance from Earth. Join FOR Volunteer Leader Michelle McGinley for this Friday night kayak float. We'll talk about river ecology,…

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Port Royal Paddle

July 28 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Port Royal Landing, King Street, King Street
Port Royal, VA 22535 United States
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$32 - $120 80 tickets left

Join FOR's Education Director and Education Coordinator for a family-friendly paddle on the tidal Rappahannock! We will launch into the main stem of the Rapp from Port Royal Landing in Caroline County and explore the nearby Port Royal Unit of the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge by boat and on foot with fun educational activities on the way. Ages 8 and up (with adult) welcome! Dress to get wet. Bring lunch, lots of water, sunscreen, and a hat. Note:…

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September 2018

Riverfest 2018

September 15 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McDaniel Property, 125 Sophia St
Fredericksburg, 22401
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A Good Party for a Great Cause • TICKETS GO ON SALE IN JULY Crabs • Catfish • Barbecue • Boat Rides • Open Bar 28th Riverfest, 33 years protecting the Rappahannock Become a sponsor today! All tickets must be purchased in advance.  Auction & Raffle Live Auction and Raffle of local arts, vacations, and experiences

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Rise and Grind National Coffee Day Race

September 29 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Pratt Park, 120 River Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22405 United States
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2018 Rise and Grind National Coffee Day 5K, 10K, and Kids 1-Miler Runners (5k/10k) Receive: Finisher’s Medal, Technical (Drifit) Event Shirt, & A Chip Timed Event Kids (1-Miler...14&Under) Receive: Finisher's Medal, Cotton Event Shirt, & Chip-Timed Event Race benefits the Friends of the Rappahannock Enjoy a free cup of coffee from The Mantle Coffee Shoppe after this scenic, flat 5k/10k that runs along a paved path around Pratt Park. Introducing a new Kids 1-Miler option! There's also an option during registration for adults…

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October 2018

Cat Point Creek Kayak Krawl

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Menokin Foundation, 4037 Menokin Rd
Warsaw, VA 22572 United States
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$32 - $120 80 tickets left

FOR is partnering with Menokin Foundation on a tour of the Cat Point Creek Water Trail. Cat Point Creek is one of the most pristine Northern Neck tributaries of the Rappahannock River. Attendees will also tour Menokin, the remains of the 18th century home of Francis Lightfoot Lee, that is now the "Most Engaging Preservation Project in America." Oct. 14 is also Francis Lightfoot Lee's birthday, so we'll be celebrating that too! Bring lunch, water, and sunscreen. Minimum age is…

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