Meetings and notices for April 23


RCHS’ varsity football team will be conducting their first spring football practice, starting next Monday (April 27) and continuing on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:45 to 6 p.m. until May 20. The practices are open to rising sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders, who’ll learn proper techniques, offense and defensive systems. These are non-contact practices, other than hitting some pads.

Learn about the birds in our county through Child Care and Learning Center’s new Children in Nature Program. Session runs 1 to 3 p.m.Wednesdays, April 29 to May 20 for ages 5 to 12; $60/child. Pre-registration required. Afterschool program can be added for $15/day. Contact Christina Loock at 540-675-3237 or for more. CCLC is at 12763 Lee Hwy, Washington.

Rabies vaccination offered 9 to 1 Saturday, May 2 at the Rappahannock Animal Welfare League (RAWL) shelter, Route 639 in Amissville. It’s $10 per pet and all proceeds go to RAWL. Vaccinations available for cats and dogs from any county who are at least four months old. For more information, call 540-937-3336.

Virginia Cooperative Extension offers a drinking water testing clinic at 6:30 p.m. May 7 at Jeffersonton Community Center (5073 Jeffersonton Rd.). Fee is $49, pre-registration required, space is limited. For more information, contact Linda Baldwin at 540-675-3619 or

Virginia Cooperative Extension offers a Food Safety Training ServSafe Manager Certification Course from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 12 and May 17 at the Rappahannock Extension Office (311-J Gay St., Washington). Participants will complete the requirements for a Food Protection Manager Certification of the National Restaurant Association. After the classroom work, participants take a national certification exam. Registration deadline is April 28; cost is $150. For more information, call 540-727-3435.

Amissville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company seeks contestants for Queen (ages 14-20) , Junior Miss (ages 8-13) and Little Miss (ages 3-7) for the company’s June 24-27 carnival. (Parade is Thursday, June 25.) For tickets and information, contact Sandi at 540-937-4218. Entries contact J.B. Carter at 540-937-4218.

Free Affordable Care Act (ACA) assistance is available (by appointment) from 2 to 6 Tuesday afternoons at the Rappahannock County Library. Next session is April 28. For questions or appointments, call 703-216-5262 or email

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 Thursday, May 7. For more information, contact Danny Wilson at 540-547-4126 or

Rappahannock Quilt Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Amissville Methodist Church, 14567 Lee Hwy. All are welcome. For more information, call 540-937-4338.

Rappahannock County Relay for Life committee meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Washington Baptist Church. Next meeting: May 12. Register online at or contact Karen Williams (540-635-4673), Phyllis Grogg (540-364-2640) or Ellen Timbers (540-987-8402).

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