Meetings and notices for March 27

Hospice of the Rapidan’s next series volunteer training classes start today (Thursday, March 27) at Hospice of the Rapidan (1200 Sunset Ln., Culpeper). No charge and no experience required. For more information or to request an application, contact Ruth Pavlik at 540-825-4840 or, or visit

The Rappahannock County Republican Committee holds a mass meeting at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday, March 27) at the county courthouse. Registered Republicans wishing to be an elected delegate to the Virginia State Convention should contact Evelyn Kerr at or 540-287-7514.

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 April 3. For more information, contact Danny Wilson at 540-547-4126 or

The Washington Town Council holds a budget work session at 9 a.m. April 7 at town hall.

The Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services Board meets at 1 p.m. April 8 at 15361 Bradford Rd., 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).

All children who will be 5 years old by Sept. 30 may enter kindergarten this August. Formal registration is 8:40 to 11:40 a.m. and 1 to 2:40 p.m. April 8-11 at Rappahannock County Elementary School (appointment only). For more information, or to schedule a time, call 540-227-0200.

The Windmore Foundation for the Arts offers a scholarship in honor of Dorothy Skelton and Millie Lane, available to graduating seniors majoring in dance, music, theater, creative writing or visual arts. Applications are available at the high schools in Culpeper, Madison, Orange, Rappahannock and Fauquier through the counselors’ offices or at Applications are due April 1. For more information, call 540-825-2890 or email

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 April 2.

The Salem Educational Foundation has a variety of scholarships available to students from Culpeper and Rappahannock counties. Applications can be obtained from high school guidance offices, or by calling 540-547-2589.

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

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.

Northern Piedmont Beginning Farmer Program (NPBFP) is a multi-class initiative to help aspiring and diversifying farmers make informed decisions about a new operation. Classes ($150) are 7 to 9 p.m. at Middleburg Agricultural Research & Extension Center (5527 Sullivans Mill Road, Middleburg) on April 3 and 17; May 1, 15, 22 and 29; and June 5 and 19. To register, send check payable to Fauquier Education Farm, ℅ VCE-Fauquier, 24 Pelham Street, Warrenton, Va. 20186. For more information, call 540-341-7950 or email

The Rappahannock County High School Class of 1994 holds its 20-year reunion from 5 to 10 p.m. April 26 at McMahon’s Irish Pub (308 Broadview Ave., Warrenton). RSVP to Angie Clark ( or 540-905-9771) by April 11.

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