Meetings and Notices for Aug. 8

The Washington Architectural Review Board (ARB) meets at 7:30 p.m. today (Thursday, Aug. 8) at town hall. Agenda includes: Tabitha Eagle (for Fredette Eagle), replace original 1978 roof of cedar shingles with a new metal standing-seam roof at 593 Gay St.; Jackie Meuse for First Markin, LLC, by Fred Naramore, contractor; numerous alterations at 261 Main St.

The Washington Town Council holds its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday (Aug. 12) at town hall. Agenda includes: public hearing on the consideration and adoption of ordinances to permit B&Bs to serve meals to non-guests; reminders for the Farm Tour and Christmas Parade; announcement of a health and wellness weekend Sept. 21.

The Rappahannock County School Board’s regular monthly meeting is 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 13) in the high school band room.

The Rappahannock County High School Class of 1988 is hosting its 25-year reunion at Graves Mountain Lodge (205 Graves Mountain Lane, Syria) on Aug. 24. The reunion (including dinner) costs $25 and begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, email Sean Wayland at

Wayland Blue Ridge Baptist Association celebrates its 124th annual session beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 13) with youth night (dinner begins at 4) at the Baptist Center (15044 Ryland Chapel Rd., Rixeyville). Area youth are invited to this fellowship service with minister Devonte Coles, a teenage preacher from Richmond. The main body sessions begin 10 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 14) with the keynote messenger Rev. Dr. A. Lincoln James, continues Thursday with Missionary Day and concludes on Friday. At 7 p.m. this Saturday (Aug. 10), the association choir performs a pre-opening musical. For more information or directions, call 540-937-2090 or email

The Caregivers Support Group meets on the first and third Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church, Sperryville. The next meeting is Thursday, Aug. 22. For more information, contact Danny Wilson at 540-547-4126.

Hospice of the Rapidan hosts a free weekly Grief Support Group at 5:30 p.m. each Tuesday, Sept. 3-24, at Hospice of the Rapidan (1200 Sunset Lane, Culpeper). The group sessions address issues and concerns shared by those who have experienced the death of a family member or loved one. For more information, contact Craig Wilt at 540-825-4840 or

Piedmont Softball Association is accepting registrations now girls interested in its fast-pitch programs this fall. All girls born between 1994 and 2007 are welcome, as well as any skill level from beginner through very experienced. Registration fee for players who didn’t play this past spring is $40 for 12 and younger and $45 for ages 13-18 ($5 discount for each additional player from the same household). No girl will be refused because of inability to pay. For more information and forms, email or call 540-522-3675.

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