Meetings and notices for Nov. 6

Staff members from Rep. Robert Hurt’s congressional office are at the Rappahannock County Library from 10 to noon tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 7) to meet with constituents who need assistance with federal agencies.

Washington Town Council meets at 7 p.m. Monday (Nov. 10) at town hall. On the agenda: public hearing on the consideration and review of an extension and possible modification of conditions of special use permit for the Ridge at the Inn (DBA the White Moose Inn) to allow the residential manager to reside off-site at the Pullen House; consideration of a resolution relating to land-use applications not being accepted or advertised for public hearing until they are complete; ESS contract renewal proposal; a wastewater treatment plant proposal; Christmas party and holiday decorations funding.

The Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services board meets 11 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 11) at 15361 Bradford Rd., Culpeper. Contact Kimberley Martin at 540-825-3100, ext. 3146.

Closed Tuesday (Nov. 11) for Veterans Day: Rappahannock County government offices, Union First Market Bank, BB&T/Flint Hill, Rappahannock News and Virginia DMV offices.

Rappahannock County 4-H is offering eight clubs: 4-H Hooves Horse Club (ages 9 to 18), Amissville Community Club (5 to 18), Cloverbud Club (5 to 8), Dog Club (10 to 18), Creative Club (9 to 18), Holiday Activities Club (5 to 8), Livestock Club (9 to 18), Super Sitters Club (11 to 15). All are free. For more information or to register, call the Rappahannock County Extension office at 540-675-3619.

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

Caregivers Support Group meets 10 a.m. to noon on the first and third Thursday of each month at Reynold Baptist Church in Sperryville. The next meeting is today (Nov. 6). For more information, contact Danny Wilson at 540-547-4126 or rapplander@gmail.com.

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).Members of the Culpeper NAACP Chapter are looking for candidates for its president, vice president and treasurer. If interested, visit naacpculpeper.com or call 540-727-1305.

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.

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 Nov. 17. Open to ages 9 to 18; free. Enrollment forms are available at the Rappahannock County Elementary School and the Rappahannock County 4-H website and Facebook page. For more information, call 540-675-3619.

The Knit Wit Yarn Shop’s Sit-n-Knit now meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at the shop’s new home: 45 Main Street in Sperryville (between Hopkins Ordinary and the post office). All knitters are welcome, beginners to advanced. Bring your current project or start a new one. For more information, call the shop at 540-987-8251.

People Incorporated is seeking volunteers to work with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. Volunteers are needed in several capacities for the site in Warrenton (which also serves Rappahannock County taxpayers). Volunteers will be trained using the IRS’ Link and Learn Taxes program, after which IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. A site coordinator with some experience in tax preparation, and volunteers to serve as greeters, are needed. Call Jeanne at People Incorporated (571-445-3021).

Master gardener volunteer training starts Jan. 7, 2015, at the Virginia Cooperative Extension office, 24 Pelham Street, Warrenton, and continues each Wednesday until mid-April from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. For more information or to register, call 540-341-7950 ext. 3.

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.

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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