Meetings and notices for Nov. 27

Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors meets at 2 and 7 p.m. next 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’s volunteering to serve on RRCS board. At 7 p.m.: Pen Druid brewery permit application.

The Washington Town Council is seeking letters of interest from town residents who are interested in being appointed to the council until a special election can be held on a date to be decided by the circuit court judge. Letters must be received at the town’s business office by 4 p.m. next Monday (Dec. 1). The town council will make the appointment at its regularly scheduled meeting, 7 p.m. Dec. 8, at which time candidates may make a statement to the council if they wish.

The Democratic Committee General meeting will be held at the county library 7 p.m next Tuesday (Dec. 2). Nonmembers are welcome. Contact Ross O’Donoghue at 540-987-8019 for more information.

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, Horse N Hound, Hackley’s Store, Mayhugh’s Store, Coterie Shop, Knit Wit Yarn Shop, Rappahannock Real Estate Resources and offices of the county administrator and commissioner of the revenue. 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.

Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services transportation will not operate this 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 next Monday (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 next Monday (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.

The Julia E. Boddie Scholarship Committee will present the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday celebration at 4 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Theatre at Washington. This year features student essays, and winners of the contest will be announced. Entries must be submitted by Dec. 15 by email to or by regular mail to MLK “Essay Competition,” c/o Box 346, Sperryville, VA 2270. Entries must include name, age, grade, school, home address, telephone and email address. Contest open to public, private and home-schooled students, first through 12th grades. (No more than 250-300 words, typed, double-spaced.) For more information, contact Lillian Aylor (540-987-8064) or Nan Butler Roberts (540-661-2013 or

The Amissville Area Community Christmas (AACC) group will assemble boxes of donated food on Thursday, Dec. 18, at Bethel Baptist Church, 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 (

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.

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.

People Inc. 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 Inc. (571-445-3021).

The Blue Ridge Running Club meets 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

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