Meetings and notices for Nov. 5

The Rappahannock County School Board meets 6 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 10) at the high school band room. Agenda is online at (click the School Board tab, then Welcome to BoardDocs) or

Staff from Rep. Robert Hurt’s office hold local office  hours in Rappahannock County 10 to noon tomorrow (Friday, Nov. 6) at Rappahannock County Library.

The Washington Town Council meets at 7 p.m. Monday (Nov. 9) at town hall. Agenda includes a review of the condition of special use permit SU #12-07-01 (the Inn at the Ridge, DBA the White Moose Inn) to allow the residential manager to reside at the Pullen House; an Avon Hall update; an Eve Willis tribute; announcement of an ARB vacancy and a Christmas Parade/Christmas Party update.

Special Education Advisory Committee meets 6 p.m. today (Thursday, Nov. 5) at Rappahannock County Elementary School cafeteria. Agenda includes overview of the SEAC Process (establishing formal procedures for decisions); focus on reading (reading rockets for home support); plan for next meeting 6 p.m. Jan. 21; other requested topics.

Photo workshop and field trip is Saturday (Nov. 7) through The Loft Gallery & Studio in Culpeper. Barbara Ellison guides participants in making photographs that help you to see the landscape through the eyes of an artist — with your own unique vision. Meet at the Loft for a quick breakfast, then on to the vineyards. Fee is $125. Call 540-717-0647 or email for more information.

Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services meets 1 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 10) at 15361 Bradford Rd., Culpeper. Call 540-825-3100 for more information.

Rappahannock County Department of Social Services sponsors “Cherub and Angel trees” again this year. For children up to age 18 who need Christmas gifts, please contact the department before Nov. 20 to complete an application. If you are a senior citizen (65 or older) and need some assistance for the holidays, please contact the department. (The same time guidelines apply.) The trees will be placed at Trinity Episcopal Church and Union Bank by Nov. 18. If you “adopt” a cherub or an angel to provide Christmas gifts, the gifts need to be brought to the office by Dec. 4. Call 540-675-3313 for more information. (The office will also gladly accept monetary donations to assist those in need this holiday season.)

Cub Scout Pack 316, meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church, Sperryville (ages 6 to 11). For more information, call cubmaster Will Spear at 540-937-4149.

The Fauquier Court House Chapter DAR and the Culpeper Minutemen Chapter SAR co-host a genealogy workshop Nov. 7 at the Warrenton Presbyterian Church (91 Main St.). Sessions begin at 9:30 and finish at 3:30. The workshop is free and includes continental breakfast and a warm lunch, during which SAR genealogist John Sinks, PhD, will talk on “Discovering Who Was a Culpeper Minute Man.” Reservations are required; contact Cat Schwetke at or 540-272-8802.

Alzheimer’s Association workshop, “Ensuring the Safety of Others,” is 11 a.m. Nov. 10 at the Rappahannock Senior Center, 111 Scrabble Road, Castleton. Free. For more information and to register, call 800-272-3900.

Kids Bible Club (for first- through fourth-graders) of Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church meets after school, 3:30 to 5, every Wednesday. Healthy snacks, music and song, Bible lessons, crafts and monitored outdoor activities and games. We promote and extol the virtues of good manners at Reynolds Baptist (3948 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville). For more information, call Pastor Jon Heddleston at 540-987-9101.

Rappahannock County students are invited to take part in the annual essay contest held by the Culpeper Chapter #73 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Categories for high school, middle and elementary students; private and home-schooled students also encouraged to enter. Prizes for each grade category include a $50 first prize. If you have an interest in history, pick up a copy of the essay topics and rules at Rappahannock County Public Schools, Wakefield Country Day School, Hearthstone School or the Rappahannock County Public Library. Submission deadline is Dec. 1. Contact Cheryl Taylor at 540-987-8026 or for more information.

The Blue Ridge Singers welcome adventurous singers 16 and older. The group’s repertoire spans contemporary composers (e.g., Lauridsen, Gjeilo, Runestad), the Renaissance, the 17th through 20th centuries and Broadway musicals. The ability to read music is a plus; a fast ear works, too. Rehearsals are Tuesday nights in Stephens City; concerts are presented in December and April in Frederick, Warren and Prince William counties. Contact artistic director Jeffrey Alban via to arrange vocal placement.

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.

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, next meeting is today (Nov. 5). 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 St., Culpeper. Email or phone 540-717-0647 ahead of time to let us know you are planning to participate.

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