Meetings and notices for March 12


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

Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services transportation will not operate tomorrow (Friday, March 13) due to in-service training.

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. this 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 County Planning Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. next Wednesday (March 18) at the  courthouse. Agenda includes: Introduction of new BZA representative Chris Bird, Wakefield representative Jason Brady and Debbie Keyser, the new assistant county administrator; Gorodner Kennel (withdrawn at request of applicant); Playhouse Corporation/Castleton Festival (review) and additional events;  Ellis Cottage Industry; and Rappahannock County Water & Sewer Authority database, Sperryville.

The NAACP Culpeper Branch, meets 7 p.m. Thursday, March 19 at the Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center. For more information, call 540-727-1305.

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

Festive Progressives meets 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 26 at Flint Hill Public House (675 Zachary Taylor Hwy.). No sign up, fee or commitment; just show up and enjoy the company. Food and drinks available for purchase. For more information, visit or call Jed Duvall at 540-522-9216.

The Rappahannock County Garden Club’s Francis J. Leonard Scholarship will be awarded to a resident of Rappahannock County with financial need who is graduating high school and will be attending a two- or four-year college or trade school. The award is $1,250 for each of the two semesters. Applicants must complete two essays of about 250 words each. Students attending Rappahannock County High School can get an application and more information from the guidance office; others can Susan Laing at 530-937-5957. Applications are due April 2.

George Washington Carver Regional Alumni Association will award scholarships in the amounts of $1,000 to students accepted to four-year colleges (and $500 to those attending community colleges).  The scholarships are based on academic achievement, community service and financial need. Applications available in local guidance departments or from GWCRAA Inc. at PO Box 965, Culpeper, VA 22701. Applications must be postmarked by May 15.

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 19. 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 April 14. 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).