Meetings and Notices for Sept. 19

There being no business to come before the boards, the September meetings of the Rappahannock County Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals are hereby cancelled.

The Rappahannock County School Board hosts “meet the superintendent” public forums from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 24 (at the Flint Hill fire hall) and Oct. 15 (at the Amissville fire hall). The public is invited to meet and ask questions of superintendent Donna Matthews. Call 540-227-0023 for more information.

The Rappahannock County High School class of 1964 is planning for its 50-year class reunion. John Anderson, owner of Jessamine Hill Farm, has offered to host the gathering on May 16-17, 2014. All classmate, spouses and significant others are most welcome. For more information, contact Frank Moffett at 540-675-3374 or email at wfm32004@yahoo.com

Hospice of the Rapidan’s next series of four volunteer training classes starts Oct. 10. 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 hotr.org.

Rappahannock Little League Girls softball recruiting girls for the 2014 spring season from age 4 through ages 16. If you or someone you know is interested, contact Carl Payne at 540-987-8148 or Karen Ellis at 540-987-7212. There will be an organizational meeting to establish a Little League program in Rappahannock County on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Rappahannock Elementary School cafeteria. The purpose of this meeting is to elect a board of directors and ratify a constitution. If you are interested in getting this program established, you are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Carl Payne.

Aging Together’s first annual meeting is 10 a.m. Sept. 27 at the Depot in Culpeper. Representatives of Aging Together’s county teams in Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock will share their work. Aging Together also wants community input into its strategic plan for 2013-2015. Light breakfast refreshments will be provided by Radishes and Roses. To RSVP, call 540-829-6405 or email info@agingtogether.org.

The next training sessions for Services to Abused Families (SAFE) volunteers are Sept. 28-29 and Oct. 5-6. For more information or to enroll, contact Dianna Banks at 540-825-8891 or visit safejourneys.org/volunteer.htm.

The United Daughters of the Confederacy’s annual essay contest is open to all students of Rappahannock County, including home-schoolers. There are a categories for high school, middle and elementary age students, with cash prizes awarded for each. A copy of the essay topics and rules can be obtained at Rappahannock County Public Schools, Wakefield Country Day School, Hearthstone School and the Rappahannock County Public Library. The essay deadline is Dec. 1. For more information, contact Cheryl Taylor at 540-987-8026 or strmrgr@verizon.net.

The Christmas in Washington Artisan Fair has openings available. The parade and fair are 10 to 4 p.m. Dec. 8. This is a juried fair and the fee is $50 for six feet of table space. For more information, contact Berni Olson at 540-987-8440 or gingerhillantiques@gmail.com.

LFCC Workforce Solutions offers summer courses in leadership, human resources, career enhancement, computers, healthcare, business applications, construction, industry trades and more, including hundreds of online classes to learn anytime and anywhere. More information can be found online at lfccworkforce.com.

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