Washington Redskins’ cheerleaders wave to the crowd as they travel down Fleetwood Heights Road at the Brandy Station Volunteer Fire Department parade Thursday.


First day back

For Madison County Public Schools.

Culpeper County Board of Supervisors Rules Committee

9:30 a.m. in the county admin office, 302 N. Main St.

Job Readiness Workshop

10 a.m. to noon at the Culpeper Library. Free program will cover resume and cover letter assistance, mock interviews with feedback, job fair etiquette and interview attire, information on computer and career training and career software demos in preparation for the Regional Job Fair August 20. 540/212-4570.

Culpeper Democratic Committee office hours

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays 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.

Storytime Registration

10 to 10:30 a.m. at the Culpeper Library for ages 3 to 5. Preschool storytime is held at 10:30 featuring stories, songs, flannel board play, puppets, rhymes and tips for developing pre-literacy skills. Children attend on their own while parents remain in the library. 540/825-8691.

Class on lower back pain

Noon in the conference room at Powell Wellness Center, 1005 Golf Dr. in the town of Culpeper is the latest, free installment of Health Matters. Physical therapist Chris Gettle will speak about treating and preventing lower back pain. Free and open to the public. 540/445-5395.

A Refreshing for the Chronically Ill

2 p.m. at Spiritual Care Support Ministries, 76 West Shirley Ave. in Warrenton. In these guided conversations, attendees will meet others who are experiencing similar struggles and will no longer feel alone. RSVP 540/349-5814.

Sperryville Pike closure

Starting at 7 p.m. for a pipe replacement project between Route 748 (Bruces Lane) and Route 763 (Saint Jameson Road). Drivers coming from Sperryville will use Route 784 (Western Outer Loop) to Route 729 (Eggbornsville Road) to Route 299 (Rixeyville Road) to Colonel Jameson Boulevard to get around the closure. Drivers coming from Culpeper will reverse the detour. From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Route 522 in this area will be reduced to one lane controlled by flagging. Sperryville Pike will reopen to traffic at 7 a.m. Wednesday. Depending on weather and construction progress, the road may be reduced to one lane controlled by flagging during the day. Work will be complete by late afternoon Wednesday.

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