Meetings and notices for March 6

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

The RAAC Community Theater holds auditions from 5 to 7 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, March 7) and 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday (March 8) for Neil Simon’s comedy, “The Dinner Party.” Three men and three women 40-plus are being sought. No experience necessary. Performances are the last weekend in May. For more information, contact Toni Egger at 540-987-8891 or

Registration for the 2014 Miss Chester Gap Honorary Fire Chief Pageant is is 5:30 to 8 p.m. March 9-10, 12 and 16 at the Chester Gap Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department (42 Waterfall Rd.). Registration fee is $30. For more information, contact Tabby Swain at 540-671-2749.

The Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services Board meets on at 1 p.m. March 11 at 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).

The Rappahannock County School Board meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday (March 11) in the high school band room. For a complete agenda, visit or

The Rappahannock County Retired Teachers Association meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday (March 11) at Washington Baptist Church. This month focuses on the Farm-to-Table program; donations are accepted. For more information, call 540-675-3524.

The Architectural Review Board (ARB) meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (March 12) in town hall. Agenda includes: John and Beverly Sullivan, modifications to rear addition at 260 Porter St.

The Rappahannock County School Board and Board of Supervisors hold a joint budget work session at 7 p.m. March 17 in the high school auditorium.

The NAACP Culpeper Branch meets 7 p.m. March 20 at 1401 Old Fredericksburg Rd., Culpeper. For more information, call 540-222-1565.

The Rappahannock County Garden Club awards the $1,000 Francis J. Leonard Scholarship to a county resident graduating high school and attending a two- or four-year college or trade school. Applicants are required to complete the Common Application for Local Scholarships and two 250-word essays. RCHS students can get an application from the guidance office; others available from guidance counselors or from Judy Segaar (540-937-6644). Applications are due by April 2.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-15 Skyline CAP Head Start, a free preschool program for children ages 3 to 5 from income eligible families. Children with special needs are encouraged to apply. For more information, contact Becky Thorpe at 540-635-2362.

Hearthstone School’s summer camp (for ages 3-12) is from 9 to 3 p.m. July 23-27 and July 30-Aug. 3 at the school. The cost is $200 per camp week ($50 non-refundable deposit). For more information, call 540-987-9212 or visit

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 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.

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).

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