Culpeper County Supervisor Sue Hansohn (right) receives a resolution of appreciation Tuesday from Board Chairman Brad Rosenberger recognizing her 24 years of service.

Pickin’ Party

Sumerduck Ruritan will host a Pickin’ Party starting at 5 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 8 at the clubhouse, 5335 Sumerduck Rd. in Fauquier County. Dinner will be served 6 to 8 p.m. – freewill donations are appreciated.

Justified will perform 7 to 8:30 p.m. followed by Freddy Frazier & the Blue Mountain Boys until 10 p.m. All are welcome to come out for some great bluegrass music. See Sumerduck Ruritan on Facebook for information.

Introduction to Forest Bathing

Join Sky Meadows State Park and the Paris Apothecary for The Joy of Forest Bathing, a presentation by Melanie Choukas-Bradley, 3 to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 9 in the park in Delaplane.

This presentation serves as an introduction to the Forest Bathing Walk, a nature immersion experience guided by Choukas-Bradley on Sunday at Sky Meadows. A practice began in Japan in the 1980s, forest bathing is full sensory immersion in the beauty and wonder of nature.

Author of “The Joy of Forest Bathing,” Choukas-Bradley will show beautiful slides of her forest bathing trip to Japan and forest bathing walks that she has led in Washington, D.C. and throughout the U.S. Learn how and where to forest bathe, and why many doctors are now prescribing ‘nature’ to their patients for physical and mental health.

After her presentation, Choukas-Bradley will be available to answer questions and sign copies of her book. Enjoy tea provided by the Paris Apothecary. Cost of the program is $40, which includes the tea and $7 parking fee. Registration is required. Register for the presentation and the Forest Bathing Walk the following day for $80, and save $5 on each program.Pre-register at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/forest-bathing-lecture-and-experience-at-sky-meadows-park-tickets-65102226512.

Madison Rescue Sunday Brunch

The Madison County Rescue Squad will serve a delicious Sunday Brunch 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Sunday, Nov. 10 at the station house across from the Madison Post Office.

On the menu will be scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, sausage gravy and biscuits, apples, beverage, and lots of homemade sweets. Adults eat for $10, children 6-12 for $5 and children 5 and younger are freet. All are welcome at the brunch and to pick up an application to become a volunteer.

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