Meetings and Notices for April 18

An Artisan Trail meeting is 7:30 p.m. April 24 at at the town hall on Gay Street. This is an informal meeting to discuss the “who, how and why” of the artisan trail. The trail is not just for artists: it also promotes wineries, CSAs, small farmers and all businesses in our area. For more information, call 540-987-8615 or email Patti at

Amissville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company is now seeking contestants for Queen (ages 14-20), Junior Miss (ages 8-13), and Little Miss (ages 3-7) for their annual carnival June 26-29. For tickets and information, contact Sandi Carter 540-937-4218. For entries in the parade on June 27, contact J.B. at 540-937-4218.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Culpeper branch meets at 7 p.m. April 18 at the Galbreath-Marshall Building (1401 Old Fredericksburg Rd., Culpeper). For more information, call 540-222-1565.

If you have not received and returned a personal property form you must do so by May 1 to avoid a 10-percent late filing penalty. For any questions, call the Commissioner of the Revenue at 540-675-5370 from 8 to 5 weekdays through tax season.

The Commissioner of the Revenue and Treasurer’s Offices have extended hours from 8 to 5 p.m. through May 1 for income tax and personal property assistance.

RAAC’s Claudia Mitchell Arts Fund has extended 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.

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).

The Rappahannock County High School class of 1958 hosts an all classes reunion to celebrate 55 years since graduation, starting at noon Saturday, June 29, at the Flint Hill fire hall. Attendees should bring a covered dish and drink to share. Paper products are provided. For more information, call Paula Miller Howell (, Elanor “Dicey” Atkins (540-636-6003) or Nancy Zinn Nicholas (540-937-4470).