Meetings and notices for Aug. 27

The Blue Ridge Chorale, a community chorus serving Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties, begins its fall/winter season soon. The first rehearsal for the youth chorus, under Cathy ter Weele’s direction, is 5:45 p.m. Sept. 7 at Open Door Baptist. Nonauditioned and open to all who love to sing. Visit or call 540-223-5462 to learn more.

Warrenton Chorale, 341 Church Street, is continuing to recruit members for its youth chorale. They welcome singers aged 9 and up to join them for a wonderful program of uplifting and joyful music for the season. Interested parties should contact Sue Ellen Kinser, youth chorale director, at; Myra Muscar, at; or Jean Hines, publicity director, at

Rehearsals will begin on Sept. 8 (program content and other details to come) for the Chorale’s “Christmas in Music” concerts to be held at the United Methodist Church, Warrenton, Dec. 3, 4, 5. For more information, call 540-347-3161.

The Madison Choral Society invites you to join in weekly 7 p.m. rehearsals beginning Monday, Aug. 31, at Madison United Methodist Church (505 S. Main St.). No Labor Day rehearsal. The major work will be Vivaldi’s “Gloria.” Guest conductor Lauren Estes is an experienced musician with a master’s in choral conducting from Syracuse University. For more information, call 540-948-3257.

Culpeper NAACP hosts a bus ride to the Million Man March 20th Anniversary to Washington, D.C., on Oct. 10 (refreshments will be served). Tickets are $35; deadline to sign up is Sept. 17. Bus leaves Culpeper Library at 6:30 a.m. and departs D.C. at 5 p.m., with a stop to eat on the way home; it arrives in Culpeper at about 9:30 p.m. For more, visit

Piedmont Softball Association is now accepting registrations for all area girls (born 1996-2009) at all skill levels interested in its fast-pitch programs this fall. Registration is $40 for those who did not play with PSA this past spring ($5 discount for each additional player from the same household). For more information or registration forms, check the PSA website You may also email or call 540-522-3675.

Sit-n-Knit at the Knit Wit Yarn Shop, 45 Main Street, Sperryville (next to the post office) is every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. (until 8ish). All are welcome, from beginners to the most skilled and experienced knitters. Bring your current project or let us help you find a new one. Call the shop at 540-987-8251 for more information.

Blue Ridge Singers seek vocalists interested in performing a fun and challenging repertoire. Based in Front Royal, the BRS rehearses Tuesday evenings and presents in three counties. Basses and tenors are sought, with limited positions for altos and sopranos. Contact artistic director Jeffrey Alban at to arrange an audition for correct voice placement.

Free Affordable Care Act (ACA) assistance is available (by appointment) from 2 to 6 Tuesday afternoons at the Rappahannock County Library. For questions or appointments, call 703-216-5262 or email

Caregivers Support Group meets 10 a.m. to noon on the first and third Thursday of each month at Reynolds Baptist Church in Sperryville. The next meeting is next Thursday (Sept. 3). For more information, contact Danny Wilson at 540-547-4126 or

Rappahannock Quilt Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Amissville Methodist Church, 14567 Lee Hwy. All are welcome. For more information, call 540-937-4338.

A Photography Meet-Up Group “Documenting Your Experience” meets once a month, every fourth Saturday, at 3 p.m. at the Loft Studio & Gallery, 107B East Davis Street, Culpeper. Email or phone 540-717-0647 ahead of time to let us know you are planning to participate.

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