Meetings and Notices for May 9

The Amissville, Washington, Sperryville and Flint Hill Post Offices are collecting food and household necessities for the Rappahannock Food Pantry through Saturday (May 11). Items most desired are canned meat and tuna, cooking oil, jelly, coffee, tea, cereal, hearty soups, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, pet food, laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid and shampoo. No food donations beyond their expiration (use by) date, please. For more information, call 540-675-1177.

The Architectural Review Board (ARB) meets at 7:30 p.m. today (Thursday, May 9) at the town hall. Agenda includes: Clopton House, LLC, replace existing roof with copper standing-seam roof and replace gutters and downspouts, enclose existing north porch with entry doors and panels at 360 Main Street; The Inn at the Ridge, add exterior lighting, replace existing signage, raise patio at Ice House, add/replace flagpole holders on porch of main structure, repair/reconstruct chimney at main house at 291 Main Street.

The Rappahannock County School Board holds a budget work session (open to the public) at 5:30 today (Thursday, May 9) at the school board offices, and its regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday (May 14) in the high school band room.

The Washington Town Council holds its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday (May 13) at town hall. The agenda includes a public hearing on the FY 2013-2014 budget, updates on the RappFLOW Avon Hall pond project and board and commission vacancies, consideration of possible amendments to the zoning ordinance definition of a B&B and of a possible meeting date change for the June 10 council meeting.

There being no business to consider, the May meeting of the Rappahannock County Planning Commission is cancelled.

The Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services Board holds its board meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday (May 14) at 15361 Bradford Rd., Culpeper. Contact Kimberley Martin at 540-825-3100 (ext. 3146).

The Rappahannock Animal Welfare League (RAWL) sponsors a fundraising electronics recycling day from 9 to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at the shelter (160 Weaver Rd., Amissville). Acceptable electronic devices include computers and parts, DVDs, video games and consoles, cable boxes, satellite dishes, printers, scanners, fax machines, phones and more (no CRT monitors, TVs or floor-model copiers). A drop-off area at the shelter will be open May 13-17 from 8 to 1 (except Wednesday).

It’s not too late to register a Relay for Life team online at for the relay on May 18-19 at Rappahannock County High School beginning at 6 p.m. If you are a cancer survivor and would like to participate in the Survivors lap, call Karen Williams (540-635-4673) or Carolyn Leake (540-635-2073).

In the 4-H Travel Day Camps ($210 per week), campers ages 9 to 13 spend each week visiting local businesses, parks and organizations to learn about the weekly theme through hands-on learning experiences and activities. Other travel camps include an animal theme (July 8-12) and outdoor adventure (July 29-Aug. 2). Registration ends tomorrow (Friday, May 10). For more information about registering for any of these camps, call the Extension office at 540-675-3619.

Registration for the 4-H Overnight Camp ($260; June 10-14) ends tomorrow (Friday, 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.

The Amissville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company is 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 50th reunion of the Rappahannock County High School class of 1963 is 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).

Register your child for Wildlife Discovery Camp at the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center (930 Tilthammer Mill Road, Boyce). Camp sessions (for ages 7-12) are Tuesdays from 9:30 to 2:30 p.m. beginning June 11 (except July 30) and ending Aug 20. Each session costs $25. For more information and to register, call 540-837-9000 or visit