Meetings and Notices for Nov. 25

On Thursday, Dec. 2, the Rappahannock County Water and Sewer Authority will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Rappahannock County courthouse on Gay Street.

There being no business to come before them, the consolidated November-December Board of Zoning Appeals meeting set for Dec. 9 has been canceled.

For the Rappahannock County High School band’s annual fruit and coffee sale, proceeds of which help fund band activities, citrus fruit is trucked up fresh from Florida and can be picked up at the Rappahannock Coop Dec. 9-11. Orders were due by Nov. 19; for questions: 540-987-8575, ext. 23.

Wreaths, garlands and centerpieces ordered in advance
from the Garden Club to provide scholarships for local children attending nature camps and other programs can be picked up at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 at the Washington Firehouse. Call Fawn Evenson at 540-675-1424 for a copy of this year’s brochure of offerings.

Aging Together in Rappahannock (formerly the Rappahannock Eldercare Coalition) will hold a consolidated November and December meeting at the Rappahannock Library on Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. On the agenda: caregiver books and training, the proposed Good Neighbor Network, Angel Tree, and quality of life issues for Rappahannock seniors. For more information, contact Larry Stillwell at lstillwell@agingtogether.org or at 540-675-2531.

Master Gardener volunteer training will be held in Culpeper, Rappahannock, Madison and Orange counties starting Jan. 11 and continuing each Tuesday until mid-April from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The training will rotate between the local extension offices. The first class will be held at the Culpeper Extension Office, 101 South West St. For more information or to register call 540-341-7950 ext. 214 or e-mail tohlwile@vt.edu

Rappahannock County tax bills for 2010 have been mailed and must be paid or postmarked on or before Dec. 5, to avoid penalty. Failure to receive a bill through the mail does not relieve the taxpayer of any additional charges that will accrue under law for failure to pay within the prescribed time. Treasurer’s office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. For more information, call treasurer Frances A. Foster at 540-675-5360.

If you are interested in participating in this year’s artisans market during the Christmas in Little Washington festival on Sunday, Dec. 5, contact Kim Nelson at luluqq@aol.com or Kevin Adams at kevin@gaystreetinn.com to apply for space or call 540-675-3288. Include a representative photo and description of the type of work you would like to sell. The annual artisans market runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at two locations — RAAC Community Theater and Town Hall. There is a $35 fee to participate, payable when you are notified of acceptance. Applications are accepted until the markets are full. Participating artisans are showing handmade baskets, iron work, stained glass, pottery and jewelry.

The Rappahannock County Garden Club has a Nature Camp Scholarship Program. Any child who lives in Rappahannock County is eligible to apply. The only requirement is a genuine desire on the part of the child to attend the camp. Since 1950, the Garden Club has been providing scholarships for local children to attend Nature Camp in Vesuvius, Va. The camp, one of the oldest of its kind in the country, seeks to provide hands-on natural history and environmental education to boys and girls currently enrolled in fifth through 12th grades. Interested parents and students can learn more about Nature Camp on the Web at naturecamp.net. For more information, contact Louise Bondelid at 540-987-8693 or louisebondelid@earthlink.net. Scholarship applications are available through the guidance departments at the high school and elementary school.

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