Meetings and notices for Feb. 6

The Washington Town Council meets at 7 p.m. Monday (Feb. 10) in town hall. Agenda includes public hearing on a Meuse Tourist Home special-use application to use an existing apartment space for short-term rentals, consideration of an ESS Water System contract renewal, and new grinder pump installation and inspection contract.

The Rappahannock County School Board meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 11) in the high school band room. To see the agenda, visit or

The Washington Architectural Review Board (ARB) meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 12) in the town hall on Gay Street. Agenda includes Ken and Mary Thompson, new directory sign on face of building; Rappahannock Media, replacement sign at 309 Jett Street; Four Calling Birds, new signs at 325 Middle Street and the Clopton House; and The Inn at LW, screening around mechanical equipment.

A public hearing on the FY 2014-15 school budget takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 13) in the high school auditorium.

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, Feb. 6). For more information, contact Danny Wilson at 540-547-4126 or

Tryouts for the Virginia Thunder, a USSSA travel baseball team based out of the Rappahannock area, are 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 8) at the Rappahannock County Elementary School auxiliary gym (34 Schoolhouse Rd.). All players ages 13 to 14 are welcome to attend. Players should wear non-marking gym or tennis shoes and bring all necessary equipment. For more information, contact Brad Barnes (703-499-1191) or Kevin Dudley (202-577-6244).

Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services Board meets at 1 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 11) at 15361 Bradford Rd., Culpeper. Contact Kimberley Martin at 540-825-3100 (ext. 3146).

The Business Link Networking Social is 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 12) at Gadino Cellars. Malinda Fisher from the Old Hollow Store provides the food. All members of Businesses of Rappahannock may attend these events free of charge (register to become a member for $25). For more information, call 540-675-1373.

The NAACP Culpeper Branch meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Galbreath-Marshall Building (1401 Old Fredericksburg, Rd. Culpeper). For more information, call 540-222-1565.

Festive Progressives meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Flint Hill Public House (675 Zachary Taylor Hwy., Flint Hill). There’s no sign up, fee or commitment. Food and drinks are available from the restaurant menu. For more information, call Jed Duvall at 540-937-3780 or visit

Piedmont Softball Association is now accepting registrations for all girls born between 1995 and 2008 interested in playing fastpitch softball in 2014. The registration fees are $50 per girl 12 and younger and $55 for older girls ($5 discount for multiple players from same household; full scholarships are available). For more information or to register, email or call 540-522-3675.

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