Meetings and notices for March 5

The Rappahannock County School Board holds a work session at 5 p.m. today (Thursday, March 5) at the school board office.

Washington Town Council meets at 7 p.m. Monday (March 9) at town hall for a joint public hearing with the planning commission to consider approval of a reduction in size of a nonconforming lot by way of a boundary-line adjustment of the former Sunny View lot. Immediately following the hearing, the agenda of the council’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting includes: appointment of an ARB member; scheduling an April budget work session; consideration of renewal proposals of contracts for Xerox and ESS Water System; and a Town Square update.

Rappahannock County Retired Teachers meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday (March 10) at the Washington Baptist Church for a presentation from the “Farm to Table” program. Please bring seeds, potting soil, gloves, fertilizer, garden tools or anything that might be helpful to them. For more information, call 540-675-3524.

Rappahannock County School Board meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, (March 10) in the Rappahannock County High School band room. The board also holds a joint meeting with the board of supervisors at 7 p.m. March 16 in the high school auditorium, when the superintendent presents the budget to both boards.

Mountain Laurel Montessori School, 155 Biggs Drive, Front Royal hosts a lecture and discussion on autism for parents and educators 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14 at the school in Front Royal. Attendees must register at online at There is a $50 fee. Professional development certificates awarded. For more information, contact or call 540-636-4257.

Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services meets at 1 p.m. Tuesday (March 10) at 15361 Bradford Road, Culpeper. Contact Deanne Cockerill at 540-825-3100, ext. 3213.

Virginia Cooperative Extension Service offers Cottage Food Workshop from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday (March 12) at the Culpeper County Board of Supervisors meeting room (302 N. Main St., Culpeper). The class ($5 per person) covers the regulations and food safety issues associated with operating a food business. Register by March 9. Light dinner provided. For more information, call Becky Sheffield at 540-727-3435 or

Aging Together’s free workshop, “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?,” is 10 to noon on March 21 at Rappahannock County Library and helps answer the question, “What are the pie plates in your life?” Are you prepared for the tasks of deciding who wants and who gets what? Planning ahead instead of waiting until a crisis or death occurs can help families, though it can be difficult. Learn how to plan ahead for more choices, a chance for thoughtful communication and fewer family conflicts. For more information contact Dianna Banks at 540-829-6405 or

Salem Ruritan Club will award three $1,500 scholarships this year, one each to graduating seniors at Culpeper County High School, Eastern View High School and Rappahannock County High School. Applications for the scholarships, based on a combination of academic achievement, community service and financial need, can be picked up at school guidance department. Completed forms are due by April 1 (CCHS) and April 13 (RCHS and EVHS).

Best of All Worlds 4-H Camp for 9- to 12-years-olds take place weekdays from June 15-19, June 22-26; July 6-10; July 13-17 and July 20-24 at the Rappahannock County Elementary School auxiliary gym. Campers will travel to the 4-H Ed Center in Front Royal every afternoon. Cost ($150) includes bus transportation to and from camp, daily swimming, program supplies and a camp T-shirt. For more information, call 540-675-3619 or email Jenny Kapsa at

The 4-H Culpeper-Shenandoah-Rappahannock Overnight Camp is July 26-30 at the 4-H Ed Center for 9- to 13-year-olds who’ll spend five days and four nights swimming, canoeing, horseback riding, dancing and performing in the talent show and ending each day at the campfire circle. Cost is $260. For more information, call 540-675-3619 or email Jenny Kapsa at

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.

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 March 6. 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 March 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).