Meetings and notices for Oct. 31

The Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors meets at 2 and 7 p.m. Monday (Nov. 4) at the courthouse on Gay Street. The agenda includes: Virginia Local Disability Program opt-out resolution; cash flow position update; unsafe structure complaint (Lombardy restaurant property); personnel staffing in treasurer’s office; school budget amendment; more.

The Rappahannock-Rapidan Health District offers free flu vaccinations from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday (Nov. 4) at Rappahannock County Elementary School. About 250 doses are available for ages 3 or older. For more information, visit or

Rappahannock County Relay for Life holds its kickoff meeting to begin planning the 2014 Relay at 6 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 5) at the Washington Baptist Church. Money raised goes toward the research, advocacy and eradication of breast cancer. For more information, contact co-chairs Ellen Timbers (540-987-8402), Phyllis Grogg (540-364-2640) or Karen Williams (540-635-4673) or visit

The Rappahannock County Department of Social Services is preparing to sponsor Cherub Trees again this year. If you have a child who needs Christmas gifts, contact the Department of Social Services Nov. 11-22 to complete your application. The trees will be placed at Trinity Episcopal Church and the Rappahannock Library by Nov. 18; gifts need to be brought to the office (354 Gay St., Washington) by Dec. 9. For more information, call DSS at 540-675-3313.

The Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services Board holds its regularly scheduled board meeting at 1 p.m. on Nov. 12 at its office (15361 Bradford Road, Culpeper). Individuals with disabilities who require special assistance to attend and participate in this meeting should 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 Street Culpeper). The second, “Children and Stress: Training for Childcare Providers,” runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. it the Culpeper Police Department’s conference room (740 Old Brandy Rd, Culpeper). There is a registration fee of $5 for 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

The Julia E. Boddie Scholarship Committee will present the Dr. Martin Luther King “Dream Keeper” awards at 4 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Theatre. Nominations must be submitted by Dec. 13; email to nominate someone. Nominations must include a name, address, telephone and email address for you and the nominee, as well as a description (250-300 words, typed, double-spaced) of the nominee’s work and two references (with contact information). For more information, contact Lillian Aylor (540-987-8064) or Nan Butler-Roberts (540-661-2013 or

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 on May 16-17, 2014. All classmate, spouses and significant others are most welcome. For more information, contact Frank Moffett at 540-675-3374 or email at