Meetings and notices for Dec. 19

The Rappahannock News has an early deadline for next week’s Dec. 24/Jan. 8 double edition due to the Christmas holiday. All items for publication should be submitted no later than tomorrow (Friday, Dec. 21) at 3 p.m.

Caregivers Support Group meets on the first and third Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at Reynold Baptist Church in Sperryville. The next meeting is today (Thursday, Dec. 19). For more information, contact Danny Wilson at 540-547-4126 or rapplander@gmail.com.

The NAACP Culpeper Branch meets at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Dec.19) at the Galbreath-Marshall Building (1401 Old Fredericksburg, Rd. Culpeper). For more information, call 540-222-1565.

Gray Ghost Winery is sponsoring a holiday food drive this month to benefit the Rappahannock and Culpeper food closets. All non-perishable food and monetary donations qualify you for a drawing to receive free tickets to one of Gray Ghost’s events. For more information, call 540-937-4869.

The Julia E. Boddie Scholarship Committee presents the Dr. Martin Luther King “Dream Keeper” awards at 4 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Theatre. For more information, contact Lillian Aylor (540-987-8064) or Nan Butler-Roberts (540-661-2013 or nb_roberts@msn.com).

The Rappahannock County Conservation Alliance is accepting applications for its program to provide one-time grants for assistance with administrative fees associated with a conservation easement. Easements must be recorded in 2013. For these grants, the easement must be donated to an Accredited Land Trust, the Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) or a conservation-related state agency (e.g.: the Department of Forestry). Applicants must have already met the standards of the accredited land trust, VOF or state agency accepting the easement. For more information or an application, email info@rccava.org.

Rappahannock Little League girls softball is recruiting girls from 4 to 16 for the 2014 spring season. For more information, contact Carl Payne (540-987-8148) or Karen Ellis (540-987-7212).

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