Meetings and Notices for Feb. 28

The Rappahannock County Water and Sewer Authority meets at 5:30 today (Thursday, Feb. 28) at the courthouse in Washington.

The Board of Supervisors meets at 2 p.m. Monday (March 4) at the Rappahannock County courthouse. There is no 7 p.m. meeting. Agenda includes: audit; EMS cost recovery program; recycling program; local stormwater program fees; update on RSW regional jail project; presentation on deer harvest trends in Rappahannock; Headwaters presentation; budget schedule and joint school board/supervisors work session.

The Rappahannock County School Board holds a public hearing at 6 p.m. Tuesday (March 5) in the high school auditorium. The board will hear public comments on the proposed 2013-14 school budget and will announce the process for the superintendent search.

Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services Board holds its regularly scheduled board meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at its office at 15361 Bradford Road, Culpeper.

The Rappahannock Relay for Life meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 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.

RAAC’s Claudia Mitchell Arts Fund Grants Program is now open to receive applications through March 31. The fund was established to encourage artistic talent in the Rappahannock community by providing financial assistance to individuals and organizations devoted to the arts.  More information about the program, its guidelines and application are available at raac.org, through the Mitchell Fund home page.

Piedmont Softball Association is accepting registrations now for all area girls interested in its fastpitch programs for 2013. Girls born 1994-2007 are 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, email piedmontsoftball2002@gmail.com or call 540-522-3675.

Hospice of the Rapidan’s next series of four Volunteer Training classes start 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 Rappahannock County Visitors Center is only open on holiday weekends from January to March. The center is open during St. Patrick’s Day weekend (March 15-18). The center reopens with its regular weekend schedule April 5.

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).

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