Meetings & notices for Aug. 18

Rappahannock County Public Schools’ annual school surplus auction is 5 p.m. this Friday (Aug. 19) at the county bus shop (6 Schoolhouse Rd., Washington). Bidders must be registered on site by 5 p.m.; all sales final with no warranties. Purchases must be completed at time of sale, cash or personal checks accepted, and picked up by the auction’s conclusion. Items include vehicles, two- and four-drawer metal file cabinets, bookcases, office chairs, desks, metal appliances, a cabinet welder and a drill press. Contact Jimmy Swindler at or 540-227-0745, ext. 3475, for more information.

The Rappahannock Quilt Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month. The next meeting is on Sept. 13 at the Amissville Methodist Church (14670 Lee Hwy.). Show and tell begins at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10. There will be new projects each month. All interested are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 540-937-3511.

Less than one week left to register for fall soccer in Rappahannock. The Rapp Soccer recreational league is open to kids 4 to 18. Registration ends at midnight Aug 23. Visit for details.

The Town of Washington’s Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at town hall to continue the town’s comprehensive plan review. Members of the public are welcome and are encouraged to attend.

Fauquier Habitat for Humanity will hold a community meeting every Thursday at 5 p.m. at Willis Chapel United Methodist Church, 1804 Zachary Taylor Highway, Huntly, to discuss the Habitat Home being built at 2650 Zachary Taylor Highway. The meetings are open to the public—please attend for construction updates, volunteer opportunities and more. Call 540-341-4952 for more information.

Blue Ridge Heritage Project’s upcoming meetings are 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11 and Dec. 13 at the Rappahannock Library, for any and all interested in the memorial to be built in Rappahannock County honoring those displaced from their homes and land in Rappahannock when Shenandoah National Park was created. Light refreshments. For more information, contact Missy Sutton at 703-307-3630.

Back to School and Summer Clearance $10 Bag Sale at Firehouse Treasures Thrift. All women’s, men’s and children’s clothing included for the month of August. Specially priced items are excluded. Thrift is open 10 to 5 Tuesday and Wednesday and 10 to 1 Saturday at 10 Firehouse Lane, Washington. (Please hold onto your donations until September.)

For performances by the Blue Ridge Chorale in early December at Prince Michel Vineyard and the State Theatre, a dress rehearsal will be held at Dogwood Village in Orange County, startinbg with adult choir at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29, and youth choir 5:45 p.m. Sept. 5. All rehearsals at Open Door Baptist Church (754 Germanna Hwy., Culpeper). Previous and new singers welcome; no audition necessary. For more information, call 540-219-8837. The Blue Ridge Chorale is a nonprofit community chorus which draws singers from and serves Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties and surrounding areas.

The Inn at Little Washington Farmer’s Market is open 10:30 to 2 every Sunday through Oct. 30 at the Parsonage Garden. Weekly rotating roster of local vendors and artisans offer meats, cheeses, soups, produce, tea, jewelry, pottery and more; the Inn’s kitchen provides a selection of breads, pastries, jams and pickles as well as North Carolina-style pulled pork barbeque. For more information, visit

The Youth Chorale needs at least 15 singers by Aug. 27. Registrations must be prepaid and mailed in — all fees paid will be held and returned if the minimum number of singers are not met. Youth Chorale rehearsals begin Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 4:14 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Warrenton Presbyterian Church. For more information, email Rosanne Gorkowski, at; Sue Kinser, director; .

Women In Worship Ministries is pleased to announce the 2016 Women’s Conference, at the Fredericksburg Expo Center Oct. 7-8, featuring special guest Karen Clark Sheard. Registration online will open soon. Mail-in registration now available. Contact Women In Worship at, 540-661-2013 or 540-786-8736 or find them on Facebook. Early-bird registration through July 31. Vendors are also needed!

The Culpeper Market is open every Saturday until Nov. 19, from 7:30 a.m. to noon. The market (on Davis Street) offers a one-stop shop for all things local and features more than 30 vendors this season. For more information, contact Culpeper Renaissance at 540-825-4416 or visit our website at

Beulah Baptist Church free conference call Bible Study is every Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dial in (302-202-1118, access code 862090) with renowned teacher Dr. Kenneth Pitts to study the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Dr. Pitts is the pastor of Beulah Baptist Church, Rixeyville. For more information, call 540-937-5563 or email

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.

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 p.m. to 6 p.m. 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. For more information, contact Danny Wilson at 540-547-4126 or

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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