Meetings and Notices for Dec. 27

Rappahannock County government offices are closed on Monday, Dec. 31 and Tuesday, Jan. 1 in observance of New Year’s and reopen Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Rappahannock County Public Schools reopen Tuesday, Jan. 8.

Union First Market BankBB&T Bank and the Rappahannock News are closed on Tuesday, Jan. 1, and reopen Wednesday.

The Rappahannock News also has a very early deadline for its Thursday, Jan. 3 edition, due to holiday production schedules. All items for publication must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, Dec. 28).

Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services transportation does not operate on Monday, Dec. 31 or Tuesday, Jan. 1.

The Rappahannock County Water and Sewer Authority meets at 5:30 tonight (Thursday, Dec. 27) at the courthouse in Washington.

Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services Board holds its regularly scheduled board meeting at 1 p.m. Jan. 8, at 15361 Bradford Rd., Culpeper. Contact Kimberley Martin at 540-825-3100, ext. 3146, for more information.

The Rappahannock County Visitors Center is only open on holiday weekends from January to March. The center is open during Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend (Jan. 18-21), President’s Day weekend (Feb. 15-18) and St. Patrick’s Day weekend (March 15-18). It will also be open this weekend (Friday, Dec. 28-Sunday, Dec. 30). The center reopens with its regular weekend schedule April 5.

The Northern Piedmont Beekeepers Association (NPBA) announces its spring 2013 seven-week course for all those interested in honeybees. Classes begin Feb. 5 and are held Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. at Verdun Adventure Bound in Rixeyville. The class “Meet-and-Greet” event for students is held Feb. 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Verdun. Texts, handouts and a one-year membership in NPBA are included in the course fee of $100 per person or family. Registration is open; class size is limited and fills quickly each year. Registration forms are available at or by contacting Karen Hunt at or 540-937-4792.