Meetings and notices for July 30

The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors meets 2 p.m. Monday (Aug. 3) at the courthouse. Agenda includes: Fire levy bills; RRCSB FY16 report and resolutions; Broadband Forum, next steps; report of deputy county administrator; discussion of board finance committee; reassessment update; posting permit applications; consideration of creation of grants-writing position; dark skies initiative; budget amendments (administrative); thank-you from Northern Virginia 4-H Center; Emerald Ash Borer report; Coy-Wolf Article; closed session as needed. No 7 p.m. meeting.

Lord Fairfax Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions holds a Career Open House 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 4) at its Corron Community Development Center in Middletown. The open house is meant to provide guidance and inspiration for community members seeking a career change or additional skills and offers information on accelerated training classes for jobs in such high-demand industries as healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, trades, computers, business and professional development and LFCC’s newest program in professional truck driver training for CDL-A. Visit or call 540-868-7021 for information or to register.

Hearthstone School’s summer camp (for ages 3-12) is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 27-31 and Aug. 3-7 at the school. This camp includes storytelling, watercolor painting, beeswax sculpture, candle making, rhythmic movement and dance, water play, cooperative games, felting, basketry, beadwork, paper making, drumming, baking, art from nature and nature walks. Information and registration at

The Blue Ridge Chorale, a community chorus serving Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties, begins its fall/winter season soon. The adult chorus’ first rehearsal, under the direction of Bob Burnett, is 6:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at Open Door Baptist Church (754 Germanna Hwy., Culpeper). The first rehearsal for the youth chorus, under Cathy ter Weele’s direction, is 5:45 p.m. Sept. 7 at Open Door Baptist. Non-auditioned and open to all who love to sing. Visit or call 540-223-5462 to learn more.

Comfort and Knit Wit’s Art Camp is Aug. 3-7, 1 to 4:30 each afternoon. Campers will make a variety of art projects using natural fibers, paint, found objects and more. Fee is $225 per camper. Sibling discount. Recommended for ages 8 and older. Register and pay online at or by calling 540-987-8251, or stop by the shops at 45 Main St., Sperryville.

Mountain Laurel Montessori School in Front Royal and Flint Hill offers nine weeks of Summer Discovery Camps for ages 2½ to 12 through Aug. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with options for before- and after-care and half-day programs. Visit for more information.

Sit-n-Knit at the Knit Wit Yarn Shop, 45 Main Street, Sperryville (next to the post office) is every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. (until 8ish). All are welcome, from beginners to the most skilled and experienced knitters. Bring your current project or let us help you find a new one. Call the shop at 540-987-8251 for more information.

Blue Ridge Singers seek vocalists interested in performing fun and challenging repertoire. Based in Front Royal, the BRS rehearses Tuesday evenings and presents in three counties. Basses and tenors are sought with limited positions for altos and sopranos. Contact artistic director Jeffrey Alban at to arrange an audition for correct voice placement.

Free Affordable Care Act (ACA) assistance is available (by appointment) from 2 to 6 Tuesday afternoons at the Rappahannock County Library. For questions or appointments, call 703-216-5262 or email

Caregivers Support Group meets 10 a.m. to noon on the first and third Thursday of each month at Reynolds Baptist Church in Sperryville. The next meeting is today (Aug. 6). For more information, contact Danny Wilson at 540-547-4126 or

Rappahannock Quilt Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Amissville Methodist Church, 14567 Lee Hwy. All are welcome. For more information, call 540-937-4338

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