Meetings and notices for Jan. 16

All Rappahannock County government offices and Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services Transportation are closed tomorrow (Friday, Jan . 17) in observance of Lee-Jackson Day and again Monday (Jan. 20) for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, reopening Tuesday (Jan. 21). Union First Market Bank, BB&T in Flint Hill, Rappahannock County Public Schools and the Rappahannock News are closed for King Day on Monday and reopen Tuesday.

A representative from Sen. Mark Warner’s (D-Va.) office will be at Rappahannock County Library from 2 to 3 p.m. next Tuesday (Jan. 21) to speak with residents who need assistance with a federal agency or have a concern to pass on to the senator.

There being no business to consider, the January meetings of the Rappahannock County Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals are cancelled.

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, Jan. 16). For more information, contact Danny Wilson at 540-547-4126 or

The Julia E. Boddie Scholarship Committee presents the Dr. Martin Luther King “Dream Keeper” award to Scrabble School Preservation Foundation president Bob Lander at 4 p.m. this Sunday (Jan. 19) at the Theatre. For more information, contact Lillian Aylor (540-987-8064 or or Nan Butler-Roberts (540-661-2013

A Special Education Advisory Committee meeting begins at 3:45 p.m. Jan. 23 at Rappahannock County High School.

The Central Virginia Chapter of the American Red Cross Culpeper Branch holds a Volunteer Open House from 6 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 30 at the office (118 East Piedmont Street, Culpeper). To register or for more information, call 434-282-3818 or email

Rappahannock Culpeper Baseball in Amissville is now registering players for its spring 2014 season. Visit to register online (dates for in-person registration are listed on there as well).

RAAC’s Claudia Mitchell Arts Fund is now welcoming proposals for grants from Rappahannock artists and organizations. The deadline for this year’s grants is March 15. Details, guidelines and applications are available 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 on May 16-17. All classmates, spouses and significant others are welcome. For more information, contact Frank Moffett at 540-675-3374 or