Meetings and Notices for April 4

The Rappahannock County Water and Sewer Authority meets at 5:30 tonight (Thursday, April 4) at the courthouse in Washington.

The Washington Town Council voted at its regularly scheduled council meeting March 11 to continue the meeting to 9 a.m. tomorrow (Friday, April 5) at town hall, to hold a budget work session. The council holds its regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday (April 8) at town hall. Agenda items include: consideration of the Avon Hall property, including a presentation by RappFLOW on a pond project and an update on the nature trail; a pump house repair update; ESS proposals for sewage collection system pressure testing and repairs; ARB vacancy; letter of support for RappCats’ request for a special exception for a cat shelter; budget update; authorization of a 2013-2014 budget public hearing May 13.

The Architectural Review Board (ARB) meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11 at the town hall. Agenda includes: Justin and Gail Swift, wood privacy fence to the rear of 577 Main St.; Allan Comp, continue existing fencing at 639 Main St.; RLEP/Rick Kohler, bridge over outflow of pond as adjunct to butterfly trail at 22 Avon Lane.

The Rappahannock County School Board holds its regularl meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the high school band room.

All children who will be 5 years old by Sept. 30 may enter kindergarten this August. Formal registration for new kindergartners is at from 9 to 11:30 and 1 to 3 p.m. (appointment only) April 9-11 at Rappahannock County Elementary School. Call the office (540-227-0200) to schedule an appointment.

The Rappahannock County Visitors Center reopens with its regular weekend schedule tomorrow (Friday, April 5).

RAAC’s Claudia Mitchell Arts Fund extends its first formal grant application cycle from March 31 to April 30. The fund was established to encourage artistic talent in the Rappahannock community by providing financial assistance to both established and emerging artists. More information about the program, its guidelines and application is available at or by calling 540-675-3193.

Spring 2013 Rappahannock County Soccer Association (RCSA) registration is open. All registration is online at (U6 players are $40, U8 are $80). Practices begin in late March.

Registration for the 4-H Overnight Camp ($260; June 10-14) ends on May 10. Campers spend five days/four nights at the 4-H Education Center in Front Royal, where they participate in morning workshops, swimming, singing, evening programs that include a talent show, dance and gathering around a campfire each evening.  

Hospice of the Rapidan’s next series of four Volunteer Training classes starts April 18. 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 or visit the website,

The 50th reunion of the Rappahannock County High School class of 1963 is planned for June 22  at the Flint Hill Public House. Class members who haven’t been contacted are asked to get in touch with Dorothy Payne Clater (540-987-3137), Sally Latham Haynes (480-947-4824), Judi North Burke (540-631-6103) or Mary Norman Wiley (540-937-7535).