Meetings and notices for Oct. 24

Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services holds its regular board meeting at 1 p.m. Nov. 12 at 15361 Bradford Road, Culpeper. Contact Kimberley Martin at 540-825-3100, ext. 3146.

Caregivers Support Group meets on the first and third Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at Reynold Baptist Church in Sperryville. The next meeting is Nov. 7. For more information, contact Danny Wilson at 540-547-4126 or

The Rappahannock County Conservation Alliance is accepting applications for its program to provide one-time grants for assistance with administrative fees associated with a conservation easement. Easements must be recorded in 2013. For these grants, the easement must be donated to an Accredited Land Trust, the Virginia Outdoors Foundation (VOF) or a conservation-related state agency (e.g.: the Department of Forestry). Applicants must have already met the standards of the accredited land trust, VOF or state agency accepting the easement. For more information or an application, email

The Virginia Cooperative Extension office is offering two workshops on managing parental stress on Nov. 7 and Nov. 21. The first, “Five Quick Tips for Managing Parental Stress,” is 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Virginia Community Bank (701 South Main St., Culpeper). The second, “Children and Stress: Training for Childcare Providers,” is 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Culpeper Police Department’s conference room (740 Old Brandy Rd.). Registration fee is $5 each session. For more information, contact Becky Sheffield at 540-727-3435 (ext. 344) or

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Service offers a ServSafe Food Handler Class from 9 to noon Nov. 11 at the Fauquier and Culpeper County extension offices, respectively. The class ($12 per person) covers why food safety is important, personal hygiene, controlling time and temperature, preventing cross contamination and cleaning and sanitizing. For more information, contact Becky Sheffield at 540-727-3435 or

Rappahannock Little League Girls softball is recruiting girls from 4 to 16 for the 2014 spring season. For more information, contact Carl Payne (540-987-8148) or Karen Ellis (540-987-7212).

The United Daughters of the Confederacy’s annual essay contest is open to all students of Rappahannock County, including home-schoolers. There are a categories for high school, middle and elementary age students, with cash prizes awarded for each. A copy of the essay topics and rules can be obtained at Rappahannock County Public Schools, Wakefield Country Day School, Hearthstone School and the Rappahannock County Public Library. The essay deadline is Dec. 1. For more information, contact Cheryl Taylor at 540-987-8026 or

The Christmas in Washington Artisan Fair has openings available. The parade and fair are 10 to 4 p.m. Dec. 8. This is a juried fair and the fee is $50 for six feet of table space. For more information, contact Berni Olson at 540-987-8440 or

LFCC Workforce Solutions offers summer courses in leadership, human resources, career enhancement, computers, healthcare, business applications, construction, industry trades and more, including hundreds of online classes to learn anytime and anywhere. More information online at

The Rappahannock County High School Class of 1964 is planning its 50-year class reunion. John Anderson, owner of Jessamine Hill Farm, has offered to host the gathering next May 16-17. All classmates, spouses and significant others are most welcome. For more information, contact Frank Moffett at 540-675-3374 or

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Culpeper offers a range of activities for grades one through 12, including Revelation (grades 9-12), middle school youth (6-8) and elementary (1-5). All youth programs have a contemporary vision and dynamic approach in learning about Jesus and increasing faith. For more information, call the parish office at 540-825-8786 or visit