Meetings and notices for Sept. 18

The Architectural Review Board meets at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Sept. 18) at the town hall on Gay Street. The agenda includes modifications to front of 211 Main St.; attorney Michael Brown change to  existing sign at 211 Main St.; and modifications to 132 Gay St.

The Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday (Sept. 22) at the county courthouse on Gay Street. The agenda includes Luthi family apartment.

The Rappahannock County Democratic Committee meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at the library. Non-members welcome. For more information, contact Ross O’Donoghue at 540-987-8019.

The NAACP Culpeper Branch meets at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Sept. 18) at 7 p.m. at the Culpeper Town Library (271 Southgate Shopping Center, Culpeper).

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 tonight (Thursday, Sept. 18). For more information, contact Danny Wilson at 540-547-4126 or

Rappahannock County Little League girls softball holds its annual board membership meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Sperryville fire hall. For more information, contact Angela Jenkins at 540-675-3172.

The Blue Ridge Singers, Front Royal’s newest chamber choir, begin rehearsals this month (7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Front Royal Presbyterian Church) for a December performance. Spaces are still available (through the end of September) for tenors and basses. Audition forms are available at; interested singers are welcome to sit in on rehearsals.

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. The next meeting is Monday (Sept. 22). 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.

The new 4-H club, “Super Sitters,” teaches aspiring babysitters (in fifth through 10th grade) the ins and outs of babysitting. The club meets from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday (Sept. 29) in the elementary school cafeteria. Free; enrollment forms are available from RCES, and the 4-H website and Facebook page. For more information or to register, call the Extension office at 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. Saturday, Sept. 27. 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 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