At 2 p.m. Monday (Oct. 1), Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors meets at the courthouse in Washington. Agenda includes: high school window and HVAC project update; health insurance program; concession stands for youth athletics; household hazardous waste day report; Farm Tour report; Sheriff’s Office asset forfeiture appropriation (3102-7002) $940.00; skateboard improvements at park; JLARC study on conservation easements; courthouse square building issues; Freedom of Information Act Guide. The 7 p.m. session includes the Williams Contractor’s Office/shop/yard review and the Smith & Moon (Glen Gordon Manor) Country Inn review.
Rappahannock County School Board holds a work session, with opportunity for public comment, to discuss proposed changes to health insurance benefits, 6:30 p.m. next Wednesday (Oct. 3) in the high school auditorium.
The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Culpeper Chapter 73, invites students of Rappahannock County to participate in their annual essay contest. Categories for high school, middle school and elementary age students; private and homeschooled students are encouraged to enter as well. Prizes for each grade category, including $50 for first place. Essay rules and checklist available at Rappahannock County Public Schools, Wakefield Country Day School, Hearthstone School and the Rappahannock County Library. Entry deadline is Dec. 1. For more information, contact Cheryl Taylor at 540-987-8026 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hospice of the Rapidan’s next volunteer training program starts Oct. 5 and continues, 9 to noon, on Tuesdays and Fridays through Oct. 19 at 1200 Sunset Lane, Culpeper. Comprehensive free training for those interested in volunteering with patients and caregivers; no experience required. Contact Ruth Pavlik at 540-825-4840 to sign up.
The Northern Piedmont Community Foundation (NPCF) conducts a broad-based grant-making program which provides vital funding for all aspects of community well-being. Resources are concentrated geographically to preserve and enhance the quality of life to residents of Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison and Rappahannock counties. NPCF considers grant requests once per year. The deadline for requests for the next annual cycle is a 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15. Visit npcf.org to download the application and guidelines.
Piedmont Softball Association is accepting registrations for all area girls interested in its fast-pitch fall programs. Girls born 1992 through 2006 are welcome, as well as any skill level from beginner through very experienced. Games are played at the home field on U.S. 211 in Amissville as well as in surrounding counties. Registration is $40 with a $5 discount for each additional player from the same household; no girl will be refused because of inability to pay. For more information, email email@example.com or call 540-522-3675.