Meetings and notices for Oct. 16

The October meeting of the Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals is cancelled.

The NAACP Culpeper Branch meets at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Oct. 16) at 1401 Old Fredericksburg Rd., Culpeper. For more information, call 540-727-1305.

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 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 Nov. 11. 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 Rappahannock County Garden Club is selling beautiful, handmade holiday greenery through Nov. 24. The proceeds help send county students to nature camp and colleges. Quantities are limited on some items. For more information or to order, call Karen Crow at 540-675-9917; to order online, visit rappgardenclub.org/holiday-greens/.

All students of Rappahannock County are invited to take part in the United Daughters of the Confederacy annual essay contest. Categories and prizes for first through 12th grade; deadline is Dec. 1. First place is $50; second is $35; third is $25. Essay topics and rules can be found at Rappahannock County Public Schools, Wakefield Country Day School, Hearthstone School and the county library. For more information, contact Cheryl Taylor at 540-987-8026 or strmrgr@verizon.net.

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 coach.alex.forte@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 Nov. 6. For more information, contact Danny Wilson at 540-547-4126 or rapplander@gmail.com.

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 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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