The following are closed Monday (Oct. 13) in observance of Columbus Day: Rappahannock County government offices, Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services transportation, Union First Market Bank, BB&T, Department of Motor Vehicles and the Rappahannock News, which also has an early deadline for the Oct. 16 edition. All items for publication should be submitted no later than tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 10) at 3 p.m.
A new local chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) holds an organizational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday (Oct. 13) in the county library (4 Library Rd., Washington). For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rappahannock County School Board meets with the Headwaters board at 5 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 14) in the high school band room. The board’s regular monthly meeting begins at 7. To see the agenda, visit rappahannockschools.us or boarddocs.com/vsba/rcpsva/Board.nsf.
The October meeting of the Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals is cancelled.
The Rappahannock County Relay for Life committee meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Washington Baptist Church. The next meeting is Tuesday (Oct. 14). Those interested can register online at RelayForLife.org/RappVA. For more information, contact Karen Williams (540-635-4673), Phyllis Grogg (540-364-2640) or Ellen Timbers (540-987-8402).
The NAACP Culpeper Branch meets at 7 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 16) at 1401 Old Fredericksburg Rd., Culpeper. For more information, call 540-727-1305.
The Blue Ridge Running Club meets from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday afternoons at Belle Meade School. The club is open to ages 10 and up, of all skill and experience levels. The fee is $50 per family. Workouts include endurance, speed and hill training. For more information, contact coach Alex Forte at 203-615-4459 or email@example.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 Thursday (Oct. 16). For more information, contact Danny Wilson at 540-547-4126 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Blue Ridge Singers, Front Royal’s newest chamber choir, hold rehearsals from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Front Royal Presbyterian Church (for a December performance). Audition forms are available at blueridgesingers.com; interested singers are welcome to sit in on rehearsals.
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. The next meeting is Monday (Oct. 20). 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.
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.