Meetings and notices for Aug. 21

The Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 27) at the county courthouse. The agenda includes: Welch family apartment.

The Blue Ridge Chorale’s first rehearsal of the fall/winter season is 6:30 p.m. Monday (Aug. 25) at Open Door Baptist Church (754 Germanna Hwy., Culpeper). The Youth Chorale, for children seven and older, meets 5:45 to 6:45 Mondays starting Sept. 8. For more information, call 540-223-5462.

Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission meets at 1 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 27) at 420 Southridge Parkway, Suite 106, Culpeper.

Bel Canto and new director Lauren Estes hold auditions for new singers on from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 24) and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 26) at Piedmont Episcopal Church (214 Church St., Madison). For more information, contact Lauren at belcantovocalensemble@gmail.com.

Caregivers Support Group meets on the first and third Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at Reynold Baptist Church in Sperryville. The next meeting is today (Thursday, Aug. 21). For more information, contact Danny Wilson at 540-547-4126 or rapplander@gmail.com.

Piedmont Softball Association is now accepting registrations for all area girls (born 1995-2008) and skill levels interested in its fastpitch programs this fall. Registration is $40 for those who did not play with PSA this past spring (ages 12 and younger); and $45 for ages 13-18 ($5 discount for each additional player from the same household). For more information or registration forms, call 540-522-3675 or email piedmontsoftball2002@gmail.com.

The 4-H Horse Club meets every other Monday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at 10 Estes Mill Rd., Sperryville, to ride horses and ponies. Open to ages 9 to 18; free. Enrollment forms are available at RCES, and the Rappahannock County 4-H website and Facebook page. For more information, call 540-675-3619.

Service to Abused Families (SAFE) offers free classes throughout September on helping those recovering from abusive relationships. Classes are offered from 6 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday, as well as 9 to 4 p.m. Sept. 6 and 27 (Saturdays). For more information, contact Ruthann Carr at 540-825-8891 or coc@safejourneys.org, or visit safejourneys.org.

The Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market hosts a special nutritional program every fourth Saturday through Sept. 27. Georgette Yates hosts free cooking activities from 9 to 9:30, 10 to 10:30, and 11 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, visit facebook.com/CulpeperFarmersMarket.

The Salem Educational Foundation has a variety of scholarships available to students from Culpeper and Rappahannock counties. Applications can be obtained from high school guidance offices, or by calling 540-547-2589.

The Order of Daughters of the King, a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to prayer, service and evangelism, meets on the first and third Saturday of every month at 9 a.m. in the Gathering Room at St. Stephen’s (third floor above the Food Closet) in Culpeper. For more information, call 540-825-8786 or visit ststephensculpeper.net.

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