Meetings and notices for Dec. 5

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 today (Thursday, Dec. 5). For more information, contact Danny Wilson at 540-547-4126 or

The Christmas in Washington Artisan Fair has openings available. The parade and fair are 10 to 4 p.m. this Sunday (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 Washington Town Council meets at 7 p.m. Monday (Dec. 9) at town hall. Highlights from the agenda include an Avon Hall update and a proposed appointment of a planning commission member.

The Rappahannock County School Board holds its regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 10) in the high school band room. Visit or to see the agenda.

The Architectural Review Board (ARB) meets at 7:30 p.m. next Thursday (Dec. 12) at town hall. The agenda includes: Charles Tompkins, for repairs/alterations due to fire damage at 485 Warren Ave.; Carl and Donna Henrickson, lessees, for a new sign at Wine Loves Chocolate (formerly Goodine’s).

The Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission meets at 1 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 11) at the Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission Offices (420 Southridge Parkway, Suite 106, Culpeper).

Gray Ghost Winery is sponsoring a holiday food drive this month to benefit the Rappahannock and Culpeper food closets. All non-perishable food and monetary donations qualify you for a drawing to receive free tickets to one of Gray Ghost’s events. For more information, call 540-937-4869.

The Julia E. Boddie Scholarship Committee presents the Dr. Martin Luther King “Dream Keeper” awards at 4 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Theatre. Nominations must be submitted by Monday (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 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

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 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. All classmates, spouses and significant others are welcome. For more information, contact Frank Moffett at 540-675-3374 or