Meetings and notices for Sept. 8

The Rappahannock County Water & Sewer Authority (RCWSA) meets 5:30 p.m. today (Sept. 8) at the Rappahannock County Courthouse.

The Washington Town Council meets 7 p.m. Monday (Sept. 12) at Town Hall. Agenda includes a public hearing on application of  Gary R. Schwartz and Michelle J. Schwartz, owners, and Ridge 35, LLC, for a special-use permit to use the existing two-bedroom house at 35 Piedmont Ave. as a bed and breakfast;  a review of Rappahannock Investment Partners’ adaptive reuse of the Washington School gym,  announcement of a council member position vacancy, a planning commission appointment, an update on the abandoned Piedmont Avenue fire hydrant, and a possible meeting date change for October.

Rappahannock County School Board meets 6 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 13) at Rappahannock County High School’s band room. Agenda is online at

Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services meets 1 p.m. Sept. 14 at 15361 Bradford Rd., Culpeper. Contact Laura Wohlford at 540-825-3100, extension 3146. RRCS is an equal access and opportunity organization.

Father Tuck Grinnell and John Kiser host a series of discussions titled “The Monks of Tibhirine: The Art of Living Together” starting 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. in the meeting room of St. Peter Catholic Church. The 20-week series of one-hour discussions cover a chapter a week of Kiser’s 2003 book, “The Monks of Tibhirine: Faith, Love and Terror in Algeria.” Anyone interested in the art of living harmoniously in community can learn something from the monks ( Anyone interested in understanding better what is happening in the Muslim-Arab world today can learn something from the complex history of Algeria, its descent into Hell during the 1990s, and its recovery—without Western help. For more, contact Father Tuck Grinnell at

Women In Worship Ministries presents gospel recording artist and evangelist Karen Clark-Sheard as the special guest for the 2016 conference to be held Oct. 7-8 at the Fredericksburg EXPO center. Hotel reservations are available until Sept. 16 at the Homewood Suites (540-786-9700). Friday night is Open Worship (anyone may attend, free will offering) featuring the preached word by Rev. Miranda Williams, musical guests Sister Juanita Williams and family. Registration is required for Saturday workshops and the closing session with Ms. Clark-Sheard. Register at by Oct. 1. Onsite registration at a higher fee, lunch is not guaranteed. Vendors still needed. For more, call 540-661-2013 or 540-786-8736 or email

Medication Administration Training (MAT) certification class is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at Child Care and Learning Center (12763 Lee Hwy., Washington) with Lisa Pendleton LPN, VDSS MAT Trainer. Medication Administration Training is a three-year certification required by Virginia for providers or staff members from licensed child or adult day centers/schools who administer prescription drugs in their program. Cost $120; registrants must have current CPR and first aid certification and be pre-registered at 540-987-8637 or

Fauquier Habitat for Humanity holds a community meeting 5 p.m. every Thursday at Willis Chapel United Methodist Church, 1804 Zachary Taylor Hwy., Huntly, to discuss the Habitat Home being built at 2650 Zachary Taylor Hwy.. The meetings are open to all; 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.

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

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.

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

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