The Town of Washington’s Planning Commission meets on Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. to continue the Comprehensive Plan review.

NAACP Unit #7058, serving Culpeper, Madison and Rappahannock Counties, meets tonight, Thursday, (Jan. 21), at 7 p.m., at the Culpeper Library. For more information, call Pam Young-Schultz at 540-937-2560.

Fauquier Habitat for Humanity will be building a two-bedroom home in Huntly this spring. We are currently looking for applicants from Rappahannock County to qualify for the Fauquier Habitat for Humanity affordable home program. If you are a family of one to four people and are interested in purchasing an affordable home through the program, you should attend the meeting on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 9:30 a.m. being held at the Flint Hill Volunteer Fire Station, located at 945 Fodderstack Rd., Flint Hill. Information will be provided about how to qualify and what you can expect from the program. Please arrive by 9:30 a.m. to register for the meeting that starts at 9:45 a.m. For more information or to register for the meeting, please contact Fauquier Habitat for Humanity at 540-341-4952 or

Registration will open on Feb.1 for RappU classes, which will begin March 28. “RappU” will offer something for everyone, beginning in this spring: non-credit classes, lectures, programs and clubs at various locations in Rappahannock County. Classes are typically one and one and a half hours long, and the semester will begin on Monday, March 28, and run for five weeks, ending on April 29. Each five-session class is $10, and you can register online at

The Blue Ridge Singers seek vocalists interested in performing fun and challenging repertoire by contemporary composers such as Lauridsen, Gjeilo, Runestad, Paulus, Wilberg, Whitacre and Hogan in addition to selections from the Renaissance, 17th-20th centuries, as well as Broadway classics. Tenors and basses are sought; limited positions for altos and sopranos are available. Auditions are being held until Jan. 31. Visit for more information.

Rappahannock County 4-H will begin accepting summer program registrations on Monday, Feb. 1, starting at 8 a.m. at the Extension office. These programs are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call 540-675-3619.

The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program provides patients with free rides to treatment centers.The Society is looking for people who can use their own vehicles to drive Rappahannock patients who are undergoing cancer treatment to and from their appointments. Interested volunteers can contact Hal Hunter at 540-937-4744 to learn more about this program and how to get involved. A public meeting will be held at the Rappahannock Library on Monday, Feb. 1, at 3 p.m.

The Rappahannock County School Board will hold a public hearing on the budget at the Feb. 18, meeting, which will begin at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

Northern Shenandoah Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited (NSVTU), will offer a seven-week Beginning Fly Tying Course in Front Royal at Martin’s Food Market Community Room, Thursday, Jan. 28, starting at 7 p.m. Classes will continue for six additional Thursday evenings, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Class members will learn to tie flies suitable for catching trout, bass and panfish in the local area and will gain skills useful for any type of fly tying. The fee for each class member is $95, which includes hooks, materials and a fly tying booklet, all of which class members can keep. To register for the classes, or for more information, please call Mike, at The Kiln Doctor, 540-636-6016.

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