Washington’s Nov. 13 Architectural Review Board (ARB) meeting has been cancelled; no applications were received.
Rappahannock County Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 19) at the county courthouse on Gay Street. On the agenda: Eastham tourist home, Eugster tourist home, Regnery bed and breakfast, Pen Druid Brewing Company, People Inc. multi-family housing and Repiscak professional office.
The Amissville Area Community Christmas (AACC) group is collecting nonperishable items to deliver to those in need during the Christmas season. Boxes and collection jars will be at local businesses; please be generous. The Amissville Community Thanksgiving Service is 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at Amissville Baptist Church. Please bring a nonperishable item to the service. The offering that is collected will be donated to the Rappahannock Food Pantry and the AACC. On Thursday, Dec. 18, at Bethel Baptist Church, AACC will assemble the food boxes to be delivered Saturday, Dec. 20, along with fruit baskets and flowers. If you know of anyone in need or anyone who needs to be thought of in the Amissville area during the Christmas season, please contact Amy Hitt at email@example.com, Frank Fishback at 540-937-4910 or Sandi Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org You can also check us out on Facebook (facebook.com/AmissvilleAreaComChristmas).
SAFE is conducting a free training for salon professionals on how to recognize and respond to signs of abuse in their clients, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday (Nov. 17) at the Culpeper Police meeting room, 740 Old Brandy Rd., Culpeper. The training is supplied by the Professional Beauty Association and entitled “Cut It Out.” Attendees must register by calling 540-825-8891 or via email: email@example.com
The 4-H Horse Club meets 4 to 5:30 p.m. every other Monday at 10 Estes Mill Rd., Sperryville, to ride horses and ponies. The next meeting is Nov. 17. Open to ages 9 to 18; free. Enrollment forms are available at the Rappahannock County Elementary School and the Rappahannock County 4-H website and Facebook page. For more information, call 540-675-3619.
The Jefferson Ruritan Club will hold its monthly dinner, business meeting and special Veteran’s program at 7 p.m Tuesday (Nov. 18) at the Jeffersonton Community Center, 5073 Jeffersonton Rd., Jeffersonton. The program features club members who are veterans sharing their experiences in the Armed Forces. All are welcome. For more information, call 540- 937-5119 or visit jeffersonvaruritanclub.org.
The NAACP Culpeper Branch meets 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Culpeper County Town Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center. For more information, call 540-727-1305.
Rappahannock County 4-H is offering eight clubs: 4-H Hooves Horse Club (ages 9 to 18), Amissville Community Club (5 to 18), Cloverbud Club (5 to 8), Dog Club (10 to 18), Creative Club (9 to 18), Holiday Activities Club (5 to 8), Livestock Club (9 to 18), Super Sitters Club (11 to 15). All are free. For more information or to register, call the Rappahannock County Extension office at 540-675-3619.
All students of Rappahannock County are invited to take part in the United Daughters of the Confederacy annual essay contest. Categories and prizes are awarded for first through 12th grade: first place, $50; second, $35; third, $25. Essay topics and rules are at Rappahannock County Public Schools, Wakefield Country Day School, Hearthstone School and the county library. The deadline is Dec. 1. For more information, contact Cheryl Taylor at 540-987-8026 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caregivers Support Group meets 10 a.m. to noon on the first and third Thursday of each month at Reynold Baptist Church in Sperryville. The next meeting is Nov. 20. For more information, contact Danny Wilson at 540-547-4126 or email@example.com.
The Rappahannock County Relay for Life committee meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Washington Baptist Church. The next meeting is Dec. 9. Those interested can register online at RelayForLife.org/RappVA. For more information, contact Karen Williams (540-635-4673), Phyllis Grogg (540-364-2640) or Ellen Timbers (540-987-8402).Members of the Culpeper NAACP Chapter are looking for candidates for its president, vice president and treasurer. If interested, visit naacpculpeper.com or call 540-727-1305.
The Rappahannock County Garden Club is selling beautiful, handmade holiday greenery through Nov. 24. The proceeds help send county students to nature camp and colleges. Quantities are limited on some items. For more information or to order, call Karen Crow at 540-675-9917; to order online, visit rappgardenclub.org/holiday-greens.
The Knit Wit Yarn Shop’s Sit-n-Knit now meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at the shop’s new home: 45 Main Street in Sperryville (between Hopkins Ordinary and the post office). All knitters are welcome, beginners to advanced. Bring your current project or start a new one. For more information, call the shop at 540-987-8251.
People Incorporated is seeking volunteers to work with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. Volunteers are needed in several capacities for the site in Warrenton (which also serves Rappahannock County taxpayers). Volunteers will be trained using the IRS’ Link and Learn Taxes program, after which IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. A site coordinator with some experience in tax preparation, and volunteers to serve as greeters, are needed. Call Jeanne at People Incorporated (571-445-3021).
Master gardener volunteer training starts Jan. 7 at the Virginia Cooperative Extension office, 24 Pelham Street, Warrenton, and continues each Wednesday until mid-April from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. For more information or to register, call 540-341-7950 ext. 3.
The Blue Ridge Running Club meets from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday afternoons at Belle Meade School. The club is open to ages 10 and up, of all skill and experience levels. The fee is $50 per family. Workouts include endurance, speed and hill training. For more information, contact coach Alex Forte at 203-615-4459 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Blue Ridge Singers, Front Royal’s newest chamber choir, hold rehearsals from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Front Royal Presbyterian Church (for a December performance). Audition forms are available at blueridgesingers.com; interested singers are welcome to sit in on rehearsals.
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 ststephensculpeper.net.