Meetings and Notices for Oct. 4

Virginia Cooperative Extension offers a drinking water testing clinic at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, at Remington United Methodist Church, 150 W. Bowen St., Remington. Fee is $50, with pre-registration required. Space is limited. For more information, contact Becky Gartner, 540-727-3735 ext. 344 or

Amissville Community Prayer at Paynes Auction Gallery, 10 Maddox Lane, Amissville, on Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 7 to 8 p.m. Calling all Christians to a time of prayer for our families, neighbors, volunteers, churches, troubles, government, soldiers, and enemies. Feel free to join us every first Tuesday.

The Architectural Review Board, (ARB) meets on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 7 p. m. at the Town Hall, Washington, to consider an application from Chuck and Deanna Akre to renovate the tenant cottage at 30 Mount Prospect Ave and an application from Patrick O’Connell to replace a roof at 17 Harris Hollow Road.

Child Care Learning Center, Washington, will host Conscious Discipline training from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7, at the school. This free training will give early childhood educators more tools to help children learn how to regulate their emotions and how to use best discipline practices in the classroom. The Dodge Family Fund has fully funded this $150 per person training. Preregistration required at before Oct 5.

The Town Council meets on Monday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall. Agenda includes an update from the Planning Commission on a draft Planned Unit Development (PUD) ordinance, updates from the Town Task Forces, an update on recent changes by the Virginia legislature regarding B&Bs providing meal services, and an update on the Eatman/Eagle Gay Street Stub street vacation request. Also to be considered is a draft Stub-Street Vacation Policy, consideration of a Town expression of interest for renting 290 Gay Street, and a presentation by Maureen Harris on her upcoming book on the Town of Washington.

Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services transportation will not operate on Monday, Oct. 8, in observance of Columbus Day.

Rappahannock County School Board meets on Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the band room at the Rappahannock County High School.

Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services meets on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 1 p.m. at 15361 Bradford Road, Culpeper. Individuals with disabilities who require special assistance to attend and participate should contact Jeanette Nord at 540-825-3100, ext. 3146. RRCS is an equal access and opportunity organization.

The Rappahannock County Water & Sewer Authority (RCWSA) meets at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Town Hall, 485 Gay Street, Washington.

Culpeper County Parks and Recreation Fall Activities are now available for registration. Activities include: Free Recreation Gym (ages 6-15) and free Tennis Clinic (ages 6-adult); Dog Obedience, Kids Karate, Tai Chi, Arts and Crafts, Cooking Classes, French Lessons, CPR and First Aid, Babysitting Certification, Fitness Classes, and Culpeper Cycling Century Bicycle Ride. Plus, a one-day trip to New York City on Dec. 1. To register and for more information, call 540-727-3412 or visit

Rappahannock County Public Schools are looking to identify students from birth to age 21 who have or are suspected of having educational disabilities. If you have concerns about the development of a preschool aged child, please call the early childhood/VPI coordinator at 540-227-0200 to arrange for a screening. If concerned about a school-aged student, please call the principal at the public school the student attends or would attend, or if the student is currently home-schooled or enrolled in a private school.

Cub Scout Pack 316 meets at 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.

Fauquier Hospital will host a new support group called Helping Hands at 3:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. All sessions will be held in the hospital’s Chestnut Room. The group is for those 18 and older who suffer from a life-limiting illness or chronic pain. The intent is for the group to be educational, but also offer an opportunity for participants to talk about feelings and issues. For more information, call Fauquier Health’s Community Link at 540-316-3588.

Volunteer drivers needed for Aging Together’s local transportation services. Join volunteer teams in Rappahannock, Culpeper, Fauquier, Orange and Madison counties. Be a compassionate driving force, transporting your neighbors to their healthcare, legal or other urgent appointments. Training and support provided. Flexible hours and destinations. Must be a safe, licensed Virginia driver with at least five years’ experience; must be compassionate and interested in working with seniors and those with disabilities. Compensation is thanks and gratitude. Please call Lola Walker at 540-825-3100, ext. 3358, for more information.

The Caregivers Support Group meets from 10 a.m. to noon at a new location (the Rappahannock Public Library) and on a different day (the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month). This group, started over 6 years ago, is free and open to all caregivers, whether they provide direct or long-distance care, and regardless of the reason that care is needed (e.g., dementia, long-term illness or disability, etc). Because we promise to guard each other’s confidences, group participants find a place to share and to support each other’s sorrows and joys. This support group is sponsored by Aging Together and the Alzheimer’s Association. For additional information, please feel free to contact Danny W. Wilson at 540-547-4126 or

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 115 N. East St., Culpeper, offers three Holy Communion Services each week: Sunday at 8 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Childcare from 9 a.m. to noon. Wednesday Centering Prayer at 11 a.m. followed by Healing and Holy Communion at noon. Please call 540-825-8786 or email

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