Culpeper in Brief – Week of Sept. 29

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St. Stephens welcomes new members

The church has many opportunities to get involved, through ministries and groups. Men’s group, The Brotherhood of St. Andrew (BOSA), which meets Tuesdays at 7 a.m. in the parish hall for breakfast, prayer, discussion and fellowship. Daughters of the King (DOK), a group of women who meet on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month at 9 a.m. in the Gathering Room for prayer, study, support and ministry. Anyone is welcome. For more information call 540-825-8786 or visit the website at

Job Coaching available

Individual Job Coaching with Brenda Curlee. Bring your resume for a free, personal assessment. Scheduled dates and times of availability during the month of October are: Wednesdays, October 2, 9,16,23,30 from 1-4 p.m. Registration is required. Call the Culpeper County Library at 540-825-8691 to register.

“Mr. and Mrs. Dog” author Donald McCraig to speak

American novelist, poet, essayist and sheep dog trainer Donald McCraig will come to Culpeper County Library for a talk about his most recent book “Mr. and Mrs. Dog” on Friday, October 4 at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Contact Susan Titus 540-423-1433 for more information.

Blessing of the Animals offered

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Culpeper invites everyone to the annual Blessing of the Animals service on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 5:00 p.m. on the church lawn. Pets will receive special blessings and healing prayers. Treats will be provided following the service. Properly restrain all animals and bring a bag for accident clean up. For more information call 540-825-8786 or the website at

Mom’s groups accepting registration

Culpeper Baptist Church MOPS and MOMS Next is accepting registrations for the 2013-2014 year. If you are a stay-at-home or working mom, single or married mom, older mom, grandma, or all of the above then our group will provide you support and friendship. If you would like to get out of the house more, meet moms in the community, and have fun, then MOPS and MOMS Next is for you. For more information call 540-522-6898 or email

“Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement”

Suzi Parron will be at the Culpeper County Library on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 10:30 a.m. to speak about the barn quilt movement and share photographs of designs she has documented. A $5.00 donation is requested. Space is limited so please come early. Copies of Ms. Parron’s book will be available for sale and autographing. Sponsored by the Friends of Culpeper Library and the Culpeper County Quilter’s Guild. Contact Susan Titus at 540-423-1433 for more information.

Hall of Fame student athlete nominations sought

The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is seeking nominations for the ninth Annual Hall of Fame Student Athlete Achievement Awards. These awards honor middle and high school students who demonstrate dedication on the field to their sport and off the field to their schoolwork and community. Nominations are due Friday, Nov 1, 5 p.m. For more information call 757-393-8031 or visit the website at

Grieving loss of spouse?

Spouse Loss Support Group meets Mondays, September 16-November 25, 10-11:30 a.m. at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 1200 Old Rixeyville Road, Culpeper, VA. Sponsored by Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center in Warrenton, VA. Non-denominational and free. Call Linda Lieb at 540-349-5814/15 for info.

Need support?

Bereavement Support is a weekly seminar and support group held on Mondays, September 16-November, 7-8:30 pm at Culpeper Regional Hospital, 501 Sunset Lane, Culpeper, VA. Sponsored by Spiritual Care Support Ministry in Warrenton, VA. Non-denominational and free. Call Chaplain Liz Danielsen at 540-349-5814/15 for info.