Meetings and Notices for Feb. 21

The Rappahannock County Water and Sewer Authority meets at 5:30 today (Thursday, Feb. 21) at the courthouse in Washington.

There being no business to come before the board, the February meeting of the Board of Zoning Appeals is cancelled.

The Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission meets at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission Offices (420 Southridge Parkway, Suite 106, Culpeper).

At 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, the Rappahannock Relay for Life meets at the Washington Baptist Church (180 Gay St.). For more information, contact Katherine Todd (540-522-6656 or katherinec07@aol.com), Ellen Timbers (540-987-8402) or Tim Grove (540-667-2315 or tim.grove@cancer.org).

Spring 2013 Rappahannock County Soccer Association (RCSA) registration is open. All registration is online at rappsoccer.com (U6 players are $40, U8 are $80). Register before March 2; practices begin in late March.

Piedmont Softball Association is accepting registrations now for all area girls interested in its fastpitch programs for 2013. Girls born between 1994 and 2007 are very welcome, as well as any skill level from beginner through very experienced. Games are played at the home field on U.S. 211 in Amissville, as well as in surrounding counties. The registration fee is $50 for a girl playing on a team 12 and younger; $55 for a girl 13-18 years old ($5 discount for each additional player from the same household). This fee covers participation in spring, summer tournament and fall seasons. No girl will be refused because of inability to pay. For more information and registration forms, emailpiedmontsoftball2002@gmail.com or call 540-522-3675.

Established in 2009, RAAC’s Claudia Mitchell Arts Fund encourages artistic talent in the Rappahannock community, which provides grants of financial assistance to individuals and organizations devoted to the arts in our community and encourages opportunities for collaboration. RAAC announces its first cycle of its grants program through the fund. More information about the program, its guidelines and application are available at RAAC.org under the Mitchell Fund home page. Applications are being accepted through March 31

Hospice of the Rapidan has scheduled its next series of four Volunteer Training classes starting April 18. Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays at Hospice of the Rapidan (1200 Sunset Lane, Suite 2320, Culpeper). No prior experience is required and the program is free. Anyone seeking more information or an application can contact Ruth Pavlik (540-825-4840 or rpavlik@hotr.org) or visit the website, hotr.org.

The 50th reunion of the Rappahannock County High School class of 1963 is planned for June 22 at the Flint Hill Public House. Class members who haven’t been contacted are asked to get in touch with Dorothy Payne Clater (540-987-3137), Sally Latham Haynes (480-947-4824), Judi North Burke (540-631-6103) or Mary Norman Wiley (540-937-7535).

The Rappahannock County Visitors Center is only open on holiday weekends from January to March. The center is open during President’s Day weekend (Feb. 15-18) and St. Patrick’s Day weekend (March 15-18). The center reopens with its regular weekend schedule April 5.