Meetings and notices for Oct. 19

The NAACP Culpeper Branch meets on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center Culpeper. For more information, call 540-222-1565. The NAACP Branch #7058 would also like to invite all local candidates running for local offices to please stop in and join us. This is a good opportunity for everyone to find out the positions of the candidates. And we would also like to ask if everyone could take time to verify their memberships are current.

Water & Sewer Authority meets on Thursday, Oct. 19, 5:30 p.m., at the Town Hall, corner of Gay and Calvert Street, Washington.

The Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission meets on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the RRRC offices, 420 Southridge Parkway, Suite 106, Culpeper.

Foothills Forum Board meets on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m to 11 a.m. at the 4-H Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Tula’s Building in Washington. We’ll be joined by RCPS Superintendent, Shannon Grimsley. The meeting is open to the public, for more information.call 540-675-1207.

Land Use revalidation forms have been mailed and are due Dec. 5. If you did not receive a form please contact the county revenue commissioner’s office at 540-675-5370.

Culpeper County Department of Parks and Recreation is taking registrations for fall classes. Don’t miss out on October’s session of Recreation Gym, Tai Chi, Little Tigers Karate, Hot Hula, Creative Writing, Zumba, Toning, Strength & Flex, Together Time, Dance & Prance, Child Babysitter Safety, CPR/AED Training, First Aid Training, Mozzarella & Ricotta Cheese Making, Queso Fresco Cheese Making, Funky Flowers Acrylic Painting for Kids, Fun Florals Acrylic Painting for Adults, Herbal First Aid, Square Foot Gardening, Hydroponics, Straw Bale Gardening, and many more! Visit www.CulpeperRecreation.com for a complete listing and more details or call 540-727-3412.

Virginia Cooperative Extension is offering a Child Care Providers training session on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p. at the Galbreath Marshall Building, 1401 Old Fredericksburg Rd., Culpeper. Participants will receive 4.5 hours of training credit for attending. The topics presented will be “Adaptations and Abilities” and “Transitions in the classroom.” The cost is $5 per person. Registration deadline is Nov. 3. To register, call the Culpeper Extension Office at 540-727-3435.

Players are now being accepted by Piedmont Softball Association for its fall 2017 season. Piedmont offers fastpitch softball programs that stress improvement, confidence, fun, and sportsmanship to all area girls. Teams will be formed for all age groups in which there is enough interest. Girls born anytime in the years from 1998 through 2011 are welcome, as are all skill levels from experienced to beginners. Player incentives are given for fall 2017 registrations; scholarships are available, as well. For more information, go to piedmontsoftball.net and check out Piedmont Softball Association, Amissville, on facebook. Call 540-522-3675 or email amissville.softball@gmail.com or piedmontsoftball2002@gmail.com.

The Blue Ridge Chorale is rehearsing for their 50th anniversary show to be held in December. Rehearsals are held at Open Door Baptist Church in Culpeper every Monday night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. No auditions, just a desire to sing. For more information, call Patti at 540-219-8837.

Join Women In Worship Ministries, Inc., for a bus trip from Culpeper/Fredericksburg to Atlanta, Georgia, June 18-21, 2018. See and visit the following venues: MLK Center for Non-Violent Change, Historic Ebenezer Church, Jimmy Carter’s Presidential Library, Centennial Park, Georgia Aquarium, Center for Civil and Human Rights Museum, World of Coca-Cola Company and Museum, CNN, Atlanta University Center (includes Morehouse College, Spelman College and Clark Atlanta University), shopping at Lenox Mall and Atlantic Station! Optional excursions to Six Flags over Georgia amusement park, and Atlanta Movie Tour. Reserve your seat NOW by contacting 540-661-2013, 540-786-8736 or email wiwministries@usa.com. First deposit of $100 due by Dec. 15, 2017. Payment plan available; all payments due by May 1, 2018. Double, triple, and quad occupancy available; all tour packages begin at $495. Some meals included in pricing.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 115 N. East St., Culpeper, offers three Holy Communion Services each week: Sunday at 8 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Childcare from 9 a.m. to noon. Wednesday Centering Prayer at 11 a.m. followed by Healing and Holy Communion at noon. Please contact 540-825-8786 or email ssec@ststephensculpeper.net.

Commit to Be Fit is a school-sponsored, grant-funded program that offers weekly exercise classes and wellness workshops for the Rappahannock County community. Through the generosity of the PATH Foundation, Commit to Be Fit was created to help promote healthier lifestyles for students, staff, and county residents/employees. All classes, workshops, and events are free of charge, open to the public, and held at the Rappahannock County Public Schools. For information on upcoming events, contact Holly Jenkins, Wellness Integration Specialist, at hjenkins@rappahannockschools.us.

Volunteer drivers needed for Aging Together’s local transportation services. Join our volunteer teams in Culpeper, Fauquier, Rappahannock, Orange and Madison counties. Be a compassionate driving force, transporting your neighbors to their healthcare, legal or other urgent appointments. Training and support provided. Flexible hours and destinations. Basic requirements: you must be a safe, licensed Virginia driver with at least five years’ experience. You must be compassionate and interested in working with seniors and those with disabilities. The compensation is thanks and gratitude. Please call Lola Walker at 540-825- 3100, ext. 3358, for more information.

The Caregivers Support Group meets from 10 a.m. to noon at a new location (the Rappahannock Public Library) and on a different day (the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month). This group, started over 6 years ago, is free and open to all caregivers, whether they provide direct or long-distance care, and regardless of the reason that care is needed (e.g., dementia, long-term illness or disability, etc). Because we promise to guard each other’s confidences, group participants find a place to share and to support each other’s sorrows and joys. This support group is sponsored by Aging Together and the Alzheimer’s Association. For additional information, please feel free to contact Danny W. Wilson at 540-547-4126 or rapplander@gmail.com.

Father Tuck Grinnell and John Kiser host a series of discussions titled “The Monks of Tibhirine: The Art of Living Together” at 5 p.m. Thursdays in the meeting room of St. Peter Catholic Church. The ongoing one-hour discussions each cover a chapter of Kiser’s 2003 book, “The Monks of Tibhirine: Faith, Love and Terror in Algeria.” Anyone interested in the art of living harmoniously in community can learn something from the monks (themonksoftibhirine.net). Anyone interested in understanding better what is happening in the Muslim-Arab world today can learn something from the complex history of Algeria, its descent into Hell during the 1990s, and its recovery — without Western help. For more, contact Father Tuck Grinnell at grinnellhorace@gmail.com.

Fauquier Habitat for Humanity holds a community meeting 5 p.m. every Thursday at Willis Chapel United Methodist Church, 1804 Zachary Taylor Hwy., Huntly, to discuss the Habitat Home being built at 2650 Zachary Taylor Hwy. The meetings are open to all; attend for construction updates, volunteer opportunities and more. Call 540-341-4952 for more information.

Cub Scout Pack 316 meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church, Sperryville (ages 6 to 11). For more information, call cubmaster Will Spear at 540-937-4149.

Sit-n-Knit at the Knit Wit Yarn Shop, 45 Main Street, Sperryville (next to the post office), 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.

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

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