Meetings and notices for Aug. 28

The following are closed Monday (Sept. 1) for Labor Day: Rappahannock County government offices; Rappahannock County Public Schools; Union First Market Bank; Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services transportation; BB&T; Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles; and the Rappahannock News, which has early deadlines for the Sept. 4 edition. All items for publication should be submitted no later than 3 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 29).

The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors meets at 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 3) in the county courthouse. The agenda includes Microenterprise loan program, central absentee polling place ordinance, Spectra gas pipeline, Foothills Housing Corporation and more.

The Washington Town Council meets at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, (rescheduled from Sept. 8) at town hall. Agenda includes public hearing on a special-use permit by James Abdo to operate the home at 199 Main St. as a tourist home managed by White Moose Inn.

Caregivers Support Group meets on the first and third Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at Reynold Baptist Church in Sperryville. The next meeting is Thursday (Sept. 4). For more information, contact Danny Wilson at 540-547-4126 or

The Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services Board meets at 1 p.m. Sept. 9 at 15361 Bradford Rd., Culpeper. Individuals with disabilities who require special assistance to attend and participate in this meeting should contact Kimberley Martin at 540-825-3100 (ext. 3146).

Piedmont Softball Association is now accepting registrations for all area girls (born 1995-2008) and skill levels interested in its fastpitch programs this fall. Registration is $40 for those who did not play with PSA this past spring (ages 12 and younger); and $45 for ages 13-18 ($5 discount for each additional player from the same household). For more information or registration forms, call 540-522-3675 or email

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

Service to Abused Families (SAFE) offers free classes throughout September on helping those recovering from abusive relationships. Classes are offered from 6 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday, as well as 9 to 4 p.m. Sept. 6 and 27 (Saturdays). For more information, contact Ruthann Carr at 540-825-8891 or, or visit

The Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market hosts a special nutritional program every fourth Saturday through Sept. 27. Georgette Yates hosts free cooking activities from 9 to 9:30, 10 to 10:30, and 11 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, visit

The Salem Educational Foundation has a variety of scholarships available to students from Culpeper and Rappahannock counties. Applications can be obtained from high school guidance offices, or by calling 540-547-2589.

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