The Rappahannock-Rapidan Medical Reserve Corps (RRMRC) will be hosting an emergency preparedness class for the public Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Town of Culpeper Police Department. Space in the class is limited. Please register by calling 829-7350 ext. 132 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the Rappahannock-Rapidan Medical Reserve Corps visit http://www.facebook.com/RRMRC or http://rrmrc.vdh.Virginia.gov.
Madison County High School will host the annual College Night Thursday, Sept. 15, 7-9 p.m. at the Wetsel Middle School Gym. Over 60 college, university, career and community college representatives will be available to meet with students and parents. College Night is open to all high school students from Madison, Orange and Culpeper counties.
The Four County Players will perform Samuel Beckett's "Endgame," Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays Sept. 15 through Oct. 1. "Endgame," deals with the subject of despair in the face of an uncomprehending and incomprehensible world. Tickets are $10 on sale now. To order, call 832-5355.
Solid Rock Full Gospel Church Motorcycle Ministries is sponsoring a bike show at Waugh Enterprises Saturday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be seven bike classes including sporty, soft-tail, bagger, touring/dresser, chopper, custom/other and metric, plus best in show. Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third. For more information, call 661-8575.
OC CRUSHERS TRYOUTS
The Orange County Crushers 14u and 12u travel team will be having tryouts. The team is looking for highly motivated and dedicated girls that will take the game seriously and have fun, too. Tryouts will be held Saturday, Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. at the Ruritan ball field at the intersection of routes 522 and 20. For more information, call Barry at 540-207-6720.
The Barboursville Volunteer Fire Company will host a dance Sept. 17, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., featuring the band, "Last Call." The cost is $10 per person. For more information, call Nancy at 832-5107 or Barbara at 832-2892.
Sheltering Arms Emergency Shelter is holding a community event Sept. 17, 9 a.m. to noon, at the Orange County Firemen's Fairgrounds. Included in this event is a clothing giveaway for those in need, a giveaway of children's books, a yard and bake sale and some fun items for the children including a fire truck to climb on, fingernail painting, cupcakes and lemonade. Clothing is available in all sizes for men, women and children, and includes wear for all seasons. Please contact Ed Childress, executive director of the shelter at 672-6210 or Susan Fletcher, president of the board, at 661-5522 to assist or make a donation.
Pat's Blue Goose Chapter 59 of the P. Buckley Moss Society will host Longaberger basket bingo Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Gordonsville Fire House. Doors will open at 4 p.m. with games beginning at 6 p.m. Advance tickets are $20; tickets at the door are $25. Proceeds will benefit Kevin Hayward. Concessions will be available and there will be a miscellaneous auction. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 434-973-3691, 832-3887, 832-3897 or 872-0294.
The James Madison Museum will host a lecture Saturday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. Deborah Jackson will be speaking. Jackson graduated from the horticulture program at Germanna. She is a master gardener and plant preservationist. She will still be speaking on colonial herb harvesting. Please call 672-1776 for more details.
EGG AND RABBIT SHOOT
An egg and rabbit shoot will be held Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. at Cedar Mountain Youths Inc. Bring a rifle and join the fun. Money will keep accumulating until someone breaks and egg or breaks a rabbit, then a new pot will be started. There will be separate pots for the egg and rabbit shoots. Funds will be split 50-50. For more information, call John Dodson at 540-543-2070.
The annual Darnell reunion will be held Sept. 18 starting with the 11 a.m. service at Bethel United Methodist Church, Rochelle. The lunch will follow at the church pavilion. Everyone is invited.
Gordonsville Little League will meet Sunday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. at Blue Omohundro Field.
Solid Rock Full Gospel Church, located at 3580 Spotswood Trail in Barboursville, will host a ride in Sunday, Sept. 18 at 10:30 a.m. Former hardcore biker turned evangelist and founder of "Honorbound Motorcycle Ministry" Russ Cockrum will be speaking. All are welcome, bring friends. Donations and a free will offering will be gratefully received. Lunch will be served, then everyone will ride through the beautiful Virginia byways in the afternoon. For more information, call 832-1800 or 661-8757.
TONY FOGLIANI GOLF TOURNAMENT
The ninth annual Tony Fogliani Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Sunday, Sept. 18 at Shenandoah Crossing Golf Course, Gordonsville. Check-in will begin at noon, followed by a 1 p.m. shotgun start and 5:30 p.m. buffet dinner and awarding of the prizes. The cost is $260 per team or $65 per person if paid before Sept. 1 and $300 per team or $75 per person if paid after Sept. 1. The cost includes green fees, cart, buffet dinner, gifts and prizes. Competitions include closet to the pin, longest drive, longest putt and hole-in-one car. The deadline to register is Sept. 7. Proceeds will benefit the Charlottesville/Albemarle S.P.C.A. For more information, call 832-7614 or email email@example.com
The Four County Players will host auditions for its upcoming production of "It's a Wonderful Life," Sept. 18-19 at 7 p.m. For more information, call 832-5355 or visit www.fourcp.org.
4CP FALL CLASSES
The Four County Players' fall classes will begin Sept. 19 and run for six-weeks. "Movement in Theater," will be held Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m. "Experimental Theater," will be held Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m. and "Playwrighting" will be held Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. To register or for more information, visit www.fourcp.org.
YOUNG AT HEART
The club will meet Sept. 21 and celebrate the alphabet O, P and Q and share laughter. Bring your best jokes. The Young at Heart Club meets every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the East Orange Ruritan Building located at the intersection of routes 20 and 522. The club is open to senior adults and provides a social outlet including games, guest speakers, luncheons and other entertainment. For more information, contact Carol Phillips at 846-3522.
AUTUMN LEAVES DANCE
The Belmont Club of Women will host an Autumn Leaves Dance Friday, Sept. 23, 8-11 p.m., at the Belmont Community Center, located at 7124 Belmont Road in Mineral. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Sodas will be available for purchase. Music provided by a local DJ. The Belmont Club of Women is a non-profit organization with all funds raised going back to the counties of Orange, Louisa and Spotsylvania. For more information call Peggy at 854-5215 or Dave at 854-5476.
CIVIL WAR SHOW
The Rapidan Volunteer Fire Department will host the Central Virginia Civil War Show Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Daniel Technology Center, Culpeper. Display, buy, sell or trade. Admission is $5 for adults and children under 12 are free. A cherry picker badge is $15, available 8:30-10 a.m. The show will feature North South Trader's Civil War Magazine, J.S. Mosby Antiques and many more. All proceeds benefit the Rapidan Volunteer Fire Department. For a table reservation form visit www.centralvirginiacivilwarshow.webs.com. For more information, call 672-5744 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Salem United Methodist Women are hosting a ham dinner Saturday, Sept. 24, 4-7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. The menu will consist of ham, baked potato, green beans, applesauce, rolls, pie or cake. The cost is $10 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12 and children under 6 are free. All proceeds will go to missions.
The Madison County Quilters Guild will host a quilt show Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24-25 at Wetsel Middle School. Hours Saturday are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5. The show features a display of members' quilts, quilts for sale, vendors and a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit Madison County Free Clinic and MESA.
The 2011 Orange County Heart Walk will be held Sunday, Sept. 25 at OCHS. Activities will begin at 1:30 p.m. Please come and join in the fun. Walk in honor or memory of a family member of friend who has been touched by heart disease or stroke. The event is sponsored by the Orange County Unit of the American Heart Association. For more information call 832-5658.
HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE
A hunter education course will be held Sept. 26-28, 6-9:45 p.m. at the Nathaniel Gordon VFW Post 7638, 10271 Gordon Avenue in Gordonsville. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. There is no fee for this class, but pre-registration is required and the class is limited to the first 50 people registered. Participants must attend all three nights and all parts of the class to become certified. To register, contact Charlaine Crebbs at 832-2708 or email@example.com.
MADISON HEALTH FAIR
The Madison Health Fair will be held Tuesday, Sept. 27, 5-7 p.m. at the Madison County Fire Hall. There will be free screenings, giveaways, health information and speakers. The theme this year is cancer prevention and care. This event is free and sponsored by the Madison Community Relations Committee. For more information, call 829-4306.
The Orange County Chamber of Commerce and the Orange Downtown Alliance are sponsoring an agritourism workshop Tuesday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Orange County Airport Terminal. The workshop, "Agritourism: It's More Than a Farm Tour," is for business owners and entrepreneurs in agritainment and agritourism. Topics will include possibilities, liability issues, marketing and customer service. Speakers will be present from the Virginia Tourism Corportation, The Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Sciences, The Virginig Cooperative Extension and more. A boxed lunch will be provided. The workshop is free to attend, but please limit two attendees per business. To register visit www.cvsbdc.org. For more information, call 434-295-8198 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOW VFR GOLF TOURNAMENT
The Lake of the Woods Volunteer Fire & Rescue is holding its annual golf tournament Friday, Sept. 30 at 9 a.m. at the LOW course. The cost is $70 per player or $260 per four-person team, which includes 18 holes, a cart and lunch. There will be separate longest-drive and closest-to-the-pin prizes for men and women. There also will be a 50/50 raffle and raffles for golf equipment. The start will be shotgun and the format, captain's choice. You can sign up by contacting Jim Kerley at 846-2678 or Rick Hooper at 972-9832. Checks should be made payable to Lake of the Woods Fire & Rescue Company.
4CP AUDITION WORKSHOP
The Four County Players will host an audition workshop Oct. 1, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The workshop will focus on monologues, song and movement. To register or for more information, visit www.fourcp.org.
GORDONSVILLE STREET FESTIVAL
The Gordonsville Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary is once again sponsoring the annual Gordonsville Street Festival. This year's festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Main Street in Gordonsville will be closed to allow over 100 booths of food, raffles, crafts and more to setup. Several entertainment groups will perform throughout the day at the Gordonsville Town Hall. Spaces, 20 feet by 10 feet, are available for rent. The cost is $50 and limited spaces with electricity are available. Applications are available at the Gordonsville Town Hall or www.Gordonsvillefirecompany.com. For more information, please contact Debbie Hoffman at 832-3297. No bicycles, skateboards or dogs please. This event serves as a major fundraiser for the Gordonsville Volunteer Fire Company.
GFOL BOOK SALE
The Gordonsville Friends of the Library will hold a book sale Saturday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the library, 319 N. Main Street, Gordonsville. Proceeds of the sale will benefit ongoing library programs.
THOMSON FISHING TOURNAMENT
The annual Joseph Thomson Adult/Youth Memorial Tournament will be held Sunday, Oct. 2, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sturgeon Creek Marina in Spotsylvania. Each individual team consists of two youth fisherman, not age 19 prior to Oct. 2, 2011, and one adult boat captain. Teams must provide their own boat. Registration will be held 5:30-6:30 a.m., followed by blast-off at 7 a.m. Weigh-in will begin at 1:30 p.m. The fee to enter is $40 per team or $20 per youth. Boat captains are free. Tournament profits will be donated to the Joseph Thomson Memorial Fund. Make checks payable to the OCHS Anglers. For more information, contact tournament director Becky Gore at 540-223-0193 or email@example.com.
The Orange County Branch NAACP will sponsor a political forum for the Virginia Senate Candidates of the 17th legislative district Oct. 4, 7-9 p.m. at the Town of Orange Community Center Meeting Room on Warren Street. Please send questions to be considered to the Orange County Branch NAACP, P.O. Box 776, Orange, VA 22960-0449.
CBCYM GOLF TOURNAMENT
There will be a golf tournament Oct. 7. at Rivanna Golf Course. The cost is $240 per team. Lunch will be provided along with prizes for first, second and third place. Proceeds will benefit the Calvary Baptist Church Youth Ministry. For more information, call Karlyn Bryant at 661-2682, Jennifer Shelton at 540-219-3965 or Katina Ferguson at 434-996-9390.
HABITAT GOLF TOURNAMENT
The 11th annual Meadow's Farms Golf Course Orange County Habitat for Humanity/Stellar One Bank golf tournament will be held Oct. 7 with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Participants will play the Waterfall 9 and the Island Green 9. Ladies will play the forward tees and men will play from the white tees. Prizes are available for first through fourth place as well as closest to the pin, closest to the line, longest drive and a putting contest. Also, a hole-in-one on hole 8 on the Island Green wins a new car courtesy of Herndon Chevrolet in Orange. The cost is $65 for an individual which includes green fees, cart and lunch; $200 for a fairway sponsor which includes two players, green fees, cart and lunch; and $400 for a tournament sponsor, which includes four players, green fees, cart and lunch. Free range balls will be provided for practice. Mulligans are $5 each or three for $10 at the course. Checks should be made payable to Orange County Habitat for Humanity and mailed to OCHFH-Golf Tournament, P.O. Box 65, Orange, VA 22960.
The SNS Relay for Life team will host their inaugural Harvest Festival Beauty Pageant Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Harvest the Relay Festival, located at the Mine Run Fire Department Fairgrounds. The age groups will be 1 and under, 2-5 and 6-12. Girls should wear harvest festival attire. The entry fee is $20. To enter, contact Tina Roberts at 672-2023 or email JudyRoberts@VATractor.com.
AMERICAN LEGION COMMUNITY PIG ROAST
The Orange American Legion Post 156 will host a free community pig roast Oct. 8 at Veterans Park from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Barbecue, hamburgers, hotdogs and all the fixings, along with soft drinks, will be provided. Beer will be available for purchase. A top-notch DJ will play music for dancing. Children will be able to enjoy a moon bounce, playground activities and games. Adults can pitch horseshoes. Doantions will be graciously accepted and used to support the Legion's college scholarship program, sponsorship of attendees for the annual Boy's State program, baseball team and other community activities. Veterans Park is on Newton Street in Orange.
HUNTER EDUCATION CLASS
There will be a free Hunter Education class conducted at The War Memorial building in Madison Saturday, Oct. 8 and Sunday, Oct. 9, 1-6 p.m. Pre-registration is required and attendance both days is required for certification. This course is open to anyone and provides instruction in basic hunter safety, principles of conservation and sportsmanship. Hunters under the age of 16 and first time hunters 16 and older must complete the course prior to purchasing a hunting license. Youth 12 and under can only attend if accompanied by an adult. To register, visit the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries website at http://my.register-ed.com/event/studentchooseevent or call 888-516-0844. For questions, contact Mark Frazier at 661-3489, after 5 p.m.
Christmas assistance applications will be available Oct. 11 through Nov. 19 at Orange County Social Services, 146 N. Madison Road, Suite 201, Orange. Applications can also be mailed if requested by Nov. 4 by calling 672-1155. The Orange County Public Schools application process has changed this year. All the applications for Christmas assistance this year will be processed thru Orange Social Services. If you normally get help through the schools, please come to social services for your application. Anyone interested in adopting a family for Christmas should contact Donna Waugh-Robinson at 672-5550 before Nov. 24. We have many families who need special help this year.
SENIORS LIFE PLANNING SESSION
Aging Together and Hospice of the Rapidan are sponsoring a free Life Planning Session Oct. 13 at the Orange UVA Health Center Conference room from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The workshop will include discussions on Medication Issues and Estate and Funeral Planning as well as personal decisions that one should make while one is healthy and how to discuss those decisions with family members. Please contact Bonnie for more information or to register at 829-6405 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HARVEST MOON DINNER AND DANCE
The Lake of the Woods Childhelp Auxiliary is having its annual Harvest Moon dinner and dance Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Clubhouse from 6 to 11 p.m. Proceeds benefit children at the Tyler Village of Childhelp in Lignum. Music will be provided by the Sentimental Journey Big Band. Tickets are $50 per person. Please call Carleen at 540-412-9608 or Maureen at 972-3054. Alice C. Tyler Village is a home for abused and neglected children within the Childhelp, Inc. non-profit organization.
A staff representative from Congressman Eric Cantor's Congressional Office will be available to discuss constituent concerns Wednesday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m. to noon, at the Gordonsville Town Hall. Congressman Cantor provides this service so that constituents who need assistance or have problems of a federal nature may speak with a representative from his office. Citizens are also welcome to express their opinions on matters of concern, particularly national topics or issues before the United States Congress. Constituents who wish to make direct contact with Congressman Cantor's District Office may call 825-8960 (Culpeper) or 1-800-438-3793. In addition, constituents may visit http://cantor.house.gov.
SMALL FARM DAY
The Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District is sponsoring a Small Farm Field Day Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Brightwood Farm and Vineyard in Madison County. Owned by Dean and Susan Vidal, the farm includes horticulture, movable high tunnels, grazing management and ecotourism. The field day is free but registration is encouraged. To register, call 540-825-8591 or send an e-mail to joannN@culpeperswcd.org.
OCHS 30-YEAR REUNION
The OCHS Class of 1981 will be having its 30-year class reunion Oct. 21-22. A meet and greet will be held Oct 21 with a dinner and dance Oct. 22. Both events will be held at the Holiday Inn Express in Orange. Classmates are being sought. Please contact Debbie Wells Barden at 672-2005 or Debbie Lee Hale at 672-0652 for more information.
MUDDAUBERS 11U AND 10U
The Orange County Muddaubers 11U and 10U travel baseball team is looking for committed players and parents to build its travel team. The team will be playing in the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 seasons. If interested, please contact Keith Hensley at email@example.com.
CLASS OF '66
The Class of 1966 is planning its 45th class reunion for the fall and is looking for members of the graduating class. Please contact Betty Quann Almond, 854-4926 or firstname.lastname@example.org; George Bickers 434-996-9785; Sue Hurt Shifflett email@example.com; or Bill Morton bmorton@StellarOne.com with your information.