Meetings and notices for Feb. 20

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

Festive Progressives meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday, 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

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

The 10th annual Rappahannock Open Studio and Gallery Tour is scheduled for Nov. 1-2. All artists and gallery owners interested in participating this year should contact Robert Ballard ( or Nancy Raines ( by March 31.

The Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission meets at 1 p.m. next Thursday (Feb. 26) at 420 Southridge Parkway, Suite 106, Culpeper. For more information, call 540-829-7450.

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 Culpeper Soil & Water Conservation District offers scholarships on for students planning to major in agriculture, environmental science/policy, horticulture or other conservation-related fields. Individual awards are $500 to $1,000. Scholarships are also available for current college students. Applications due April 15. For more information, call 540-825-8591.

The Culpeper Soil & Water Conservation District has summer camp scholarships available on their website, The week long camps are Forestry Camp at Holiday Lake 4-H Center and Youth Conservation Camp at Virginia Tech. Four scholarships are given out annually. For more information, call 540-825-8591.

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