Meetings and notices for Jan. 29


The Democratic Committee meets 7 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 2) at the county library. All are welcome, you don’t have to be a member to participate. Contact Ross O’Donoghue at 540-987-8019.

Board of Supervisors meets at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday (Feb. 2) at the county courthouse. Agenda includes: introduction of assistant county administrator Debbie Keyser; Community Broadband Forum; general property reassessment; board of assessors; deer population; resolution, Charley Strittmatter; Rapp at Home presentation by Hal Hunter; Wakefield district planning commission vacancy.

Classes in basic floral design will be offered by the Rappahannock County Garden Club on four consecutive Wednesdays, Feb. 11 through March 4. Taught by Linda Taylor, the classes feature instruction in simple, elemental aspects of floral arranging. Participants bring their own materials. Classes are 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church’s parish hall; cost is $30 for four classes (or $10 per class). For more information or to register, contact Susan Jones at 540-675-3152 by Feb. 8.

Rappahannock Culpeper Baseball holds registrations from 2 to 4 p.m. this Sunday (Feb. 1) at Stuart Field, 19 Carter Ln., Amissville. Any child ages 4 to 18 with an interest in baseball is encouraged to register. Please visit the website ( for more information. We are also accepting online registrations through March 6.

Rappahannock County Public Schools hold a school board public hearing on the school budget at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at Rappahannock County High School auditorium

Piedmont Softball Association’s registration are now open for the spring season in Amissville. All area girls born between 1996 and 2009 are welcome. PSA offers regular-league play through tournament softball for beginners to advanced players. Registration is $50 to $55 (depending on girl’s age); scholarships for equipment and registration fees are always available. For more information and to register, visit or email Check the league out on Facebook, too.

Fruit School 2015 meets Thursday, Feb. 12, at Graves Mountain Lodge. Registration at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call Extension agent Kenner Love at 540-675-3619.

4-H Camp 2015 registration begins at 8 a.m. Monday (Feb. 2) at the Extension office in Washington. If there is a snow/weather delay, registration will be the next day. Registration forms will be opened in the order they were received. In-person registrations have priority over those in the mail. Those who are unable to register in person are encouraged to have someone submit their registrations on their behalf. Each camper must have a completed registration and a $50 non-refundable deposit per camp. For more information, call 540-675-3619.

The Winter Vegetable School, with Extension specialists, agents and subject matter experts from VDACS and NRCS, is Feb. 23 at the Warrenton-Fauquier County Visitors Center (33 N. Calhoun St., Warrenton). Learn about niche crops, IPM and pest management, pesticide and food safety, soil management and marketing. Registration fee ($25, plus $10 for each additional immediate family member) includes materials, lunch and refreshments and is due by Feb. 13. Call 540-675-3619 for a registration form to be mailed or for more information.

Old Rag Master Naturalists, a Virginia Master Naturalist chapter serving Madison, Rappahannock, Culpeper, Greene, Orange and western Fauquier counties, is accepting applications for its 2015 class. Training, which will be on Wednesday evenings beginning in March, is $140; apply by Jan. 31. For additional information, or to receive an application, visit, call Bill Clark at 540-364-0296, email or write to Old Rag Master Naturalists, General Delivery, Syria, Virginia 22743.

The Blue Ridge Running Club meets 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday afternoons at Belle Meade School. The next meeting is Feb. 3. 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

Caregivers Support Group meets 10 a.m. to noon on the first and third Thursday of each month at Reynolds Baptist Church in Sperryville. The next meeting is Feb. 5. 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 Feb. 10. 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).

The Knit Wit Yarn Shop’s Sit-n-Knit now meets 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at the shop’s new home: 45 Main Street in Sperryville (between Hopkins Ordinary B&B 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.

The Order of Daughters of the King, a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to prayer, service and evangelism, meets at 9 p.m. the first and third Saturday of every month at St. Stephen’s (third floor above the Food Closet) in Culpeper. The next meeting is Feb. 7.. For more information, call 540-825-8786 or visit

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