Meetings and notices for Nov. 20

Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors meets at 2 and 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at the county courthouse. On the agenda at 2: Brian Duncan, executive director, Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services (RRCS), on Crisis Intervention Teams; Culpeper News distribution complaints; resolution on zoning amendments: floodplain; resolution on miscellaneous zoning amendments; theater basement rental to RAAC; Celebrate Shenandoah committee; locality aid to the commonwealth; Demaris Miller and Anne Lavigne have volunteered to serve on RRCS board. At 7 p.m.: Pen Druid brewery permit application.

Raffle tickets to benefit the Rappahannock Free Clinic (prizes are certificates for dinner for two at The Inn at Little Washington and a free weeknight stay at Flint Hill Public House & Country Inn) are now available at the Public House, Hackley’s Store, Horse N Hound, Mayhugh’s Store, Rappahannock Real Estate Resources and the county administrator and commissioner of the revenue offices. Tickets are $10 (or three for $25); the drawing is Jan. 14 at The Inn. For more information, call Brion Patterson at 540-987-8933.

The Julia E. Boddie Scholarship Committee will present the Dr. Martin Luther King awards at 4 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Theatre at Washington. Nominations must be submitted by Dec. 15; email to nominate someone. Nominations must include a name, age, grade, school, home address, telephone and email address for you and the nominee, as well as a description (250-300 words, typed, double-spaced) of the nominee’s work and two references (with contact information). For more information, contact Lillian Aylor (540-987-8064) or Nan Butler-Roberts (540-661-2013 or

The Amissville Area Community Christmas (AACC) group is collecting nonperishable items to deliver to those in need during the Christmas season. Boxes and collection jars will be at local businesses; please be generous. The Amissville Community Thanksgiving Service is 6 p.m. this Sunday (Nov. 23), at Amissville Baptist Church. Please bring a nonperishable item to the service. The offering that is collected will be donated to the Rappahannock Food Pantry and the AACC. On Thursday, Dec. 18, at Bethel Baptist Church, AACC will assemble the food boxes to be delivered Saturday, Dec. 20, along with fruit baskets and flowers. If you know of anyone in need or anyone who needs to be thought of in the Amissville area during the Christmas season, please contact Amy Hitt at, Frank Fishback at 540-937-4910 or Sandi Carter at You can also check us out on Facebook (

The Rappahannock County Garden Club is selling beautiful, handmade holiday greenery through next Monday (Nov. 24). The proceeds help send county students to nature camp and colleges. Quantities are limited on some items. For more information or to order, call Karen Crow at 540-675-9917; to order online, visit

Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services transportation will not operate next Wednesday-Friday (Nov. 26-28) in observance of Thanksgiving.

The 4-H Horse Club meets 4 to 5:30 p.m. every other Monday at 10 Estes Mill Rd., Sperryville, to ride horses and ponies. The next meeting is Dec. 1. Open to ages 9 to 18; free. Enrollment forms are available at the Rappahannock County Elementary School and the Rappahannock County 4-H website and Facebook page. For more information, call 540-675-3619.

All students of Rappahannock County are invited to take part in the United Daughters of the Confederacy annual essay contest. Categories and prizes are awarded for first through 12th grade: first place, $50; second, $35; third, $25. Essay topics and rules are at Rappahannock County Public Schools, Wakefield Country Day School, Hearthstone School and the county library. The deadline is Dec. 1. For more information, contact Cheryl Taylor at 540-987-8026 or

Caregivers Support Group meets 10 a.m. to noon on the first and third Thursday of each month at Reynold Baptist Church in Sperryville. The next meeting is Thursday, Dec. 4. For more information, contact Danny Wilson at 540-547-4126 or

The Rappahannock County Relay for Life committee meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Washington Baptist Church. The next meeting is Dec. 9. Those interested can register online at For more information, contact Karen Williams (540-635-4673), Phyllis Grogg (540-364-2640) or Ellen Timbers (540-987-8402).Members of the Culpeper NAACP Chapter are looking for candidates for its president, vice president and treasurer. If interested, visit or call 540-727-1305.

Master gardener volunteer training starts Jan. 7 at the Virginia Cooperative Extension office, 24 Pelham Street, Warrenton, and continues each Wednesday until mid-April from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. For more information or to register, call 540-341-7950 ext. 3.

The Knit Wit Yarn Shop’s Sit-n-Knit now meets at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at the shop’s new home: 45 Main Street in Sperryville (between Hopkins Ordinary and the post office). All knitters are welcome, beginners to advanced. Bring your current project or start a new one. For more information, call the shop at 540-987-8251.

People Incorporated is seeking volunteers to work with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. Volunteers are needed in several capacities for the site in Warrenton (which also serves Rappahannock County taxpayers). Volunteers will be trained using the IRS’ Link and Learn Taxes program, after which IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. A site coordinator with some experience in tax preparation, and volunteers to serve as greeters, are needed. Call Jeanne at People Incorporated (571-445-3021).

The Blue Ridge Running Club meets from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday afternoons at Belle Meade School. The club is open to ages 10 and up, of all skill and experience levels. The fee is $50 per family. Workouts include endurance, speed and hill training. For more information, contact coach Alex Forte at 203-615-4459 or

The Blue Ridge Singers, Front Royal’s newest chamber choir, hold rehearsals from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Front Royal Presbyterian Church (for a December performance). Audition forms are available at; interested singers are welcome to sit in on rehearsals.

The Order of Daughters of the King, a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to prayer, service and evangelism, meets on the first and third Saturday of every month at 9 a.m. in the Gathering Room at St. Stephen’s (third floor above the Food Closet) in Culpeper. For more information, call 540-825-8786 or visit

Rappahannock County 4-H is offering eight clubs: 4-H Hooves Horse Club (ages 9 to 18), Amissville Community Club (5 to 18), Cloverbud Club (5 to 8), Dog Club (10 to 18), Creative Club (9 to 18), Holiday Activities Club (5 to 8), Livestock Club (9 to 18), Super Sitters Club (11 to 15). All are free. For more information or to register, call the Rappahannock County Extension office at 540-675-3619.