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Coming events for Sept. 3, 2020

Coming events for Sept. 3, 2020

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SEPT. 3

Virtual Specialty Tour with Q&A: “The Women of Montpelier”

Learn about Dolley Madison’s sweeping influences on fashion and popular culture, and meet some of the other dynamic and strong women-enslaved and free-who founded, farmed, managed, and maintained Montpelier over the past 300 years in a virtual tour titled “The Women of Montpelier,” Thursday, Sept. 3, at 2 p.m. The program is free for members and $15 for non-members. Visit www.montpelier.org to register.

SEPT. 5

RURITAN CLUB BREAKFAST, YARD SALE

The East Orange Ruritan Club will hold an all-you-can eat benefit breakfast and yard sale at the Ruritan building in Unionville Saturday, Sept. 5, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Breakfast is $7 and includes pancakes, sausage, eggs, apples, biscuits, sausage gravy, coffee, tea and water. Children 3 and under eat for free. Carryout meals are available. Additional sanitization and social distancing protocols will be observed to prioritize the health of members and patrons. Yard sale tables can be reserved for $5 per table. To reserve space or for more information, call 854-5026 or email eoruritan@gmail.com.

SEPT. 8

RRCS BOARD MEETING

Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services will hold a virtual regularly scheduled board meeting Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 1 p.m. Individuals who require assistance to attend should contact Jeanette Nord at jnord@rrcsb.org. Please check the RRCSB website for invitation information.

SEPT. 9

THE YOUNG AT HEART CLUB

Join the Young at Heart Club Wednesday, Sept. 9, when Orange County TRIAD Coordinator Ron Kesner will discuss physical abuse of the elderly. The club meets every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the East Orange Ruritan Building at the intersection of Route 20 and Route 522. The club is open to young at heart senior adults 50+ and provides a social outlet including games, guest speakers, luncheons and other entertainment. New members are always welcome. For more information, contact Barbara Morris at 672-0552.

SEPT. 10

Montpelier Virtual Book Club: Lynne Cheney

Participate in a Montpelier-sponsored Zoom discussion with author Lynne Cheney about her book, “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered,” Thursday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. The program is free for members and $10 for non-members. Visit www.montpelier.org to register.

SEPT. 12

Nature Exploration Series: What Tree is That?

Join the Montpelier horticulture team and the Virginia Master Naturalists as they study the stately specimens, the native beauties, and the exotic interlopers found through the grounds to determine what they are. The virtual program will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon. It is free for members and $15 for non-members. It is a great opportunity for the novice to hone their tree identification skills. Visit www.montpelier.org to register.

POSTPONED: $5,000 MRVFC RAFFLE DINNER

The Mine Run Volunteer Fire Company $5,000 raffle dinner has been postponed. The dinner had been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12. For more information contact Chief Jeff Mendonca at (703) 859-3483.

SEPT. 14

PCA CLASSES

The Orange County Department of Social Services Adult Education Program is offering personal care aide (PCA) classes Sept. 14 – 25, from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call Bernice Washington at (540) 672-1155, ext. 8141.

SEPT. 19

CONSTITUTION DAY

Celebrate the anniversary of the U.S. Constitution with family and friends on the historic grounds of James Madison’s Montpelier Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day’s events include outdoor walking tours, picnic-style lunches, live music and more. For the safety of visitors and staff, the house will remain closed. Visitors must purchase a property pass to access the grounds. Orange County residents and Montpelier members are admitted free of charge. Visitors are encouraged to wear masks and observe proper COVID-19 safety protocols. Visit www.montpelier.org for more information.

SEPT. 20

Constitution 101: The Constitution, Presidency, and Leadership

Join Eugene Hickok, Chairman of the Board of The Montpelier Foundation, for a virtual discussion on the Constitution, the presidency and leadership Sunday, Sept. 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. The program is free to members and $25 for non-members. Visit www.montpelier.org to register.

SEPT. 26

PRE-SCHOOL 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Mrs. Young’s Corner Preschool will celebrate its 50th anniversary Saturday, Sept. 26, from 2 to 5 p.m. on the school grounds in Unionville. All past and present students and staff are invited to attend. Please bring a chair. It should be a great day of fun and reminiscing. RSVP by Sept. 15 by calling 854-5240 or (540) 710-4339.

SEPT. 27

RVFD SPAGHETTI SUPPER

The Rapidan Volunteer Fire Department will hold a drive-through spaghetti supper Sunday, Sept. 27, from noon to 4 p.m. at the fire department in Rapidan. This will be the department’s first fundraiser since March. Tickets are $7 per plate ($3 for ages 6 and under). The menu is spaghetti with meat sauce, herb bread, cookie and water. Servers will be compliant with CDC recommendations.

OCT. 3

HAZARDOUS HOUSEHOLD WASTE COLLECTION

Orange County will host a household hazardous waste collection event on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Orange County Landfill located, at 11530 Porter Road, Orange. The annual event provides an opportunity for citizens to properly dispose of household hazardous wastes at the landfill. No business waste or unknown substances can be accepted. For a complete list of accepted items, visit www.orangecountyva.gov. For additional information, contact the landfill at 672-9315.

OCT. 17

ORANGE STREET FESTIVAL

The Orange County Chamber of Commerce has rescheduled the 45th annual Orange Street Festival to Saturday, Oct. 17, in downtown Orange. For more information, visit www.orangevachamber.com, call 672-5216 or email orangevadirector@gmail.com.

NOTICES

AL-ANON MEETING

If you are concerned about someone’s drinking, there is help in Al-Anon. Meetings are held each Thursday night at 7 p.m. and provide education and support for family and friends of alcoholics. Because the group is no longer able to meet indoors, it meets via Zoom. If weather permits, participants bring their own chairs to various outdoor locations in the Town of Orange, socially distanced and wearing masks. For more information, call 672-5696 (a private number) and leave a message. Your call will be returned.

STEPPING THE COUNTY WELLNESS PROGRAM

Want to get rewarded for being healthy and visiting historic locations in Orange County? Orange County Parks & Recreation has partnered with Orange County Tourism to create “Stepping the County,” a free program in which participants log miles walked (or jogged, hiked, etc.) and sites visited to become eligible for rewards like t-shirts and tote bags. Recording began in August, but residents can still get involved and there’s still time to score prizes. Visit www.orangecountyva.gov/302/Events to learn more and register yourself (and/or your family) for the program. A limited number of commemorative iron-on patches remain, which will be distributed to the first 100 folks to sign up.

PICKLEBALL

Pickleball returns to Trevilians Elementary School tennis courts Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Program and equipment is provided by Louisa County Parks and Recreation. Those seeking instruction must register by calling (434) 960-5860. There is no fee to play.

ORANGE DEMOCRATS’ OFFICE OPEN WEEKENDS

The Orange County Democratic Committee office at 111 Chapman Street will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Nov. 3. The committee headquarters will be open on weekends until Election Day to talk with voters about the candidates, early voting and to distribute yard signs.

AGING TOGETHER SUPPORT GROUP

Join in “Listening Together,” an Aging Together-sponsored Zoom series for anyone caregiving for a person with a chronic challenge such as dementia. Tell your own stories or just listen as others talk about what they are dealing with. The group meets weekly. Email info@agingtogether.org to join. This is a great way to “escape” and have a little time to yourself, while being immersed with others who understand the struggles of caregiving.

MINE RUN FIRE GUN RAFFLE

The Mine Run Volunteer Fire Company is holding a gun raffle based upon the Virginia Lottery’s nightly pick-3 game in the month of November. Each fire company ticket has 30 chances to win. If a fire company ticket matches the three numbers drawn, the ticketholder will win a gun. Participants can win more than once. Tickets are $20 each and guns must be picked up by the end of December. A list of specific guns is available on the Fire Company’s Facebook page - Facebook.com/MineRunVFC/. All profits benefit the Mine Run Volunteer Fire Company. For tickets, contact the company chief at (703) 859-3483.

CLOTHES CLOSET REOPENS

The Orange Clothes Closet at 252 Blue Ridge Drive has reopened. The Clothes Closet is open from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on the first through fourth Wednesdays of the month and the third Monday of the month from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 672-3209.

Non-profit organizations and agencies are encouraged to submit coming events and activities to publish in the Review. Email jpoole@orangenews.com or news@orangenews.com by noon Monday for Thursday publication.

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