Meetings and Notices for March 22

The Rappahannock County School Board meets at 8 a.m. Friday (March 23) in the School Board Office at 6 Schoolhouse Road, Washington, to discuss the superintendent’s proposed school budget for 2012-13.  There will be an opportunity to hear public comment on the budget at that meeting.

On Wednesday (March 28), the Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA)  meets at 7:30 p.m. at the courthouse on Gay Street. Agenda includes: continuation Chester Gap Baptist Church; Britt tourist home.

The Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission hosts a meeting to review the draft 2012 Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan at 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 13 at the commission offices, 420 Southridge Parkway #106, Culpeper.

Rappahannock Hospitality and Visitors Association presents “Top 5 things you need to know about social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube) to grow your business” by Dr. Nancy Daily at 7 p.m. April 18 at the Washington Town Hall. Open to the public.

Registration for new Kindergartners is 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Rappahannock County Elementary School April 17-19 (and 1 to 3 p.m. by appointment). For more information, contact the school at 540-227-0200. All children who will reach age 5 by Sept. 30 may enter Kindergarten this August.

The deadline for the eighth annual Artists of Rappahannock Studio & Gallery Tour, sponsored Nov. 3-4 by the Rappahannock Association for the Arts and the Community (RAAC), is March 31 for all new artists and returning open studio hosts and galleries to contact Robert Ballard at 540-675-1411 (or robert@rhballard.com) or Nancy Raines at 540-937-5693 (or nanhraines@gmail.com) if you are interested in participating. Artists wishing to host an open studio will be scheduled for visits April 2-13.

The United Daughters of the Confederacy Culpeper Chapter #73 invites the students of Rappahannock County to participate in its annual essay contest. Public, private and home-schooled students are encouraged to enter. Prizes, awarded in six grade categories spanning first through 12th grade, are $50 (first-place) $35 and $25. If you have an interest in history, essay rules and checklist can be found at Rappahannock County Public Schools, Wakefield Country Day School, Hearthstone School and the Rappahannock County Public Library. Entry deadline is April 6. For details, contact Cheryl Taylor at 540-987-8026 or strmrgr@copper.net.