Local parent Lisa Haynes shows up just in time on Monday morning to bring a forgotten lunchbox for her daughter, Scarlett, a fourth grader at Emerald Hill Elementary School. At right on the first day of school is Scarlett’s friend, Hannah Batchelor, also in fourth grade.


First day back

For Fauquier and Rappahannock County Public Schools.

Winston National

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at HITS Commonwealth Park, along Zachary Taylor Highway in Culpeper County. Hunter and jumper show competition in the heart of Virginia’s horse country. Free parking and free admission Wednesday trhough Sunday.

Parking Authority special meeting

8:30 a.m. in the Economic Development Center, 803 S. Main St.

Culpeper Democratic Committee hours

9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday at 206 Main Street, Suite 302. The public and members are welcome to stop in for up-to-date information, campaign materials, activities participation, and membership forms. Original artwork by local artists is also for sale.

Silver Citizens Club

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at the Culpeper County Library. 540/645-7189.

Culpeper Hospital Farmer’s Market

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays outside the main entrance of the hospital on Sunset Lane featuring produce and goods from local vendors. The market will run every week through October 30. For information or to become a vendor, contact

Manna Ministry

Offers free lunch for anyone 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Culpeper Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, 215 S. Main St. 540/825-8616.

Lego Club

4:45 p.m. at Culpeper Library for children old enough not to put Legos in their mouth. Children younger than 5 must be with an adult. Sign up in advance to come build with the library’s Legos.

Culpeper Chess Club

6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Culpeper County Library. All ages and skill levels welcome. 540/727-0695 or

Planning Commission meeting

7 p.m. in the county boardroom, 302 N. Main St.

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