Meetings and notices for Sept. 3

Rappahannock County School Board meets at 5 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 8) in the high school band room. The meeting begins with a joint session between the Headwaters Board and the School Board. To see the agenda, visit the school website, (go to the School Board tab, click on Welcome to BoardDocs, click on the link for BoardDocs, click on the Meetings tab, select the September 8 meeting, then click on View the Agenda).

The following are closed Monday (Sept. 7) in observance of Labor Day, reopening Tuesday: Rappahannock County government offices, Rappahannock County Public Schools, Union First Market & Trust, Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services transportation, BB&T in Flint Hill, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and the Rappahannock News (which has early deadlines for the Sept. 10 edition; all items for publication should be submitted no later than 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4).

Do you love to sing? We do! Come join us at Bel Canto. Directed by Lauren Estes and accompanied by Fay Utz, our group meets on Tuesday nights at Piedmont Episcopal Church in Madison. It is an auditioned mixed-voice community chamber choir that sings a wide variety of repertoire ranging in character from the silly to the sublime. Members of our group come from the surrounding counties and  meet from September to January for a winter concert, and March to June for a summer concert. We are looking for one soprano, one alto, two to three tenors and one bass. Auditions are 7-9 p.m. Sept. 15 at Piedmont Episcopal Church (214 Church Street, Madison). Auditions consist of pitch-matching, a range check, and a few vocal exercises. For more information visit or contact

Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services meets 1 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 8) at 15361 Bradford Road, Culpeper. Individuals with disabilities who require special assistance to attend and participate should contact Laura Wohlford at 540-825-3100, ext. 3146. RRCS is an equal access and opportunity organization.

The Blue Ridge Chorale, a community chorus serving Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties, begins its fall/winter season soon. The first rehearsal for the youth chorus, under Cathy ter Weele’s direction, is 5:45 p.m. Monday (Sept. 7) at Open Door Baptist. It is nonauditioned and open to all who love to sing. Visit or call 540-223-5462 to learn more.

Warrenton Chorale, 341 Church Street, is continuing to recruit members for its youth chorale. They welcome singers aged 9 and up to join them for a wonderful program of uplifting and joyful music for the season. Interested parties should contact Sue Ellen Kinser, youth chorale director, at; Myra Muscar, at; or Jean Hines, publicity director, at Rehearsals begin Tuesday (Sept. 8) for the Chorale’s “Christmas in Music” concerts to be held at the United Methodist Church, Warrenton, Dec. 3, 4, 5. (Program content and other details to come.) For more information, call 540-347-3161.

Culpeper NAACP hosts a bus ride to the Million Man March 20th Anniversary to Washington, D.C., on Oct. 10 (refreshments will be served). Tickets are $35; deadline to sign up is Sept. 17. Bus leaves Culpeper Library at 6:30 a.m. and departs D.C. at 5 p.m., with a stop to eat on the way home; it arrives in Culpeper at about 9:30 p.m. For more, visit

Piedmont Softball Association is now accepting registrations for all area girls (born 1996-2009) at all skill levels interested in its fast-pitch programs this fall. Registration is $40 for those who did not play with PSA this past spring ($5 discount for each additional player from the same household). For more information or registration forms, check the PSA website You may also email or call 540-522-3675.

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 Thursday (Sept. 3). 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.

A Photography Meet-Up Group “Documenting Your Experience” meets once a month, every fourth Saturday, at 3 p.m. at the Loft Studio & Gallery, 107B East Davis Street, Culpeper. Email or phone 540-717-0647 ahead of time to let us know you are planning to participate.

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