Rappahannock County Public Schools will be on winter break Dec. 21 through Jan. 5 (staff return Jan. 4). The next regularly scheduled school board meeting is 6 p.m. Jan. 12 in the high school band room.
The Washington Town Council meets 7 p.m. Monday (Dec. 14) at the town hall. Agenda includes: the appointment of an ARB member; consideration of a water tap application from Charles Akre, owner of Mt. Prospect; continued discussion of marketing and sale of Avon Hall property and possible adoption of related resolutions; review and possible approval of revised contract with ESS.
Rappahannock County High School’s fundraiser fruit will be available for pickup 3:30 to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow (Dec. 10-11) and 8:30 to noon Saturday (Dec. 12) at CFC Farm and Home on U.S. 211 (at the large loading dock on the far right of the co-op building). For more information, call 540-227-0745.
The NAACP Culpeper Branch meets 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center. Meetings are every third Thursday of the month. All are welcome to attend for a brief business meeting and a time of fellowship and refreshments. For more information, call 540-727-1305.
The Julia E. Boddie Scholarship Committee invites community nominations for the 2016 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Dream Keeper” awards, to be presented Jan. 17 during the 25th annual MLK Celebration in Rappahannock County at The Theatre, Gay Street, Washington. Nominees must be residents or relatives of residents of Rappahannock County. Awardees will be selected in three categories: individuals/adult, individuals/student and group, business or organization. Deadline for nominations is Dec. 14; email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to MLK “Dream Keeper” Awards, PO Box 356, Sperryville, VA 22740, and include your name, mailing address, telephone, email, your nominee’s name, address, telephone and email, and a 250- to 300-word description of the nominee’s work, two references with telephone numbers and/or email addresses (persons who have direct knowledge of the nominee’s work). For questions, contact Lillian F. Aylor, chair of the scholarship committee, at 540-987-8064 or Nan Butler Roberts, MLK Celebration program director, at 540-661-2013 or email@example.com.
Cub Scout Pack 316, meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church, Sperryville (ages 6 to 11). For more information, call cubmaster Will Spear at 540-937-4149.
Kids Bible Club (for first- through fourth-graders) of Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church meets after school, 3:30 to 5, every Wednesday. Healthy snacks, music and song, Bible lessons, crafts and monitored outdoor activities and games. We promote and extol the virtues of good manners at Reynolds Baptist (3948 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville). For more information, call Pastor Jon Heddleston at 540-987-9101.
The Blue Ridge Singers welcome adventurous singers 16 and older. The group’s repertoire spans contemporary composers (e.g., Lauridsen, Gjeilo, Runestad), the Renaissance, the 17th through 20th centuries and Broadway musicals. The ability to read music is a plus; a fast ear works, too. Rehearsals are Tuesday nights in Stephens City; concerts are presented in December and April in Frederick, Warren and Prince William counties. Contact artistic director Jeffrey Alban via blueridgesingers.com to arrange vocal placement.
Sit-n-Knit at the Knit Wit Yarn Shop, 45 Main Street, Sperryville (next to the post office) is every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. (until 8ish). All are welcome, from beginners to the most skilled and experienced knitters. Bring your current project or let us help you find a new one. Call the shop at 540-987-8251 for more information.
Free Affordable Care Act (ACA) assistance is available (by appointment) from 2 to 6 Tuesday afternoons at the Rappahannock County Library. For questions or appointments, call 703-216-5262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caregivers Support Group meets 10 a.m. to noon on the first and third Thursday of each month at Reynolds Baptist Church in Sperryville, next meeting is tonight, Dec. 17. For more information, contact Danny Wilson at 540-547-4126 or email@example.com.
Rappahannock Quilt Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Amissville Methodist Church, 14567 Lee Hwy. All are welcome. For more information, call 540-937-4338.
A Photography Meet-Up Group “Documenting Your Experience” meets once a month, every fourth Saturday, at 3 p.m. at the Loft Studio & Gallery, 107B East Davis St., Culpeper. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 540-717-0647 ahead of time to let us know you are planning to participate.