Meetings and notices for May 7


Virginia Cooperative Extension offers a drinking water testing clinic at 6:30 p.m. today (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

Washington Town Council meets at 7 p.m. Monday (May 11) at town hall. Agenda includes: public hearing on the FY 2015-2016 budget; public hearing on the consideration and adoption of ordinances and resolutions to vacate and/or confirm the vacation of Middle Street stub street west of Main Street; consideration and initiation of appropriate actions to remove stub street from state secondary highway system and discontinue any possible related interest VDOT may have in it; adoption of appropriate actions relating to the beautification project and appropriation of $20,000 for that project; Piedmont Avenue fire hydrant update; and a possible closed session.

Piedmont Environmental Council hosts a bird walk during the height of spring migration at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday (May 12). There is limited space; please preregister at For more information, contact Carolyn Sedgwick at or 540-347-2334 ext. 7066. Directions to the property will be provided to registrants.

Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services board meeting meets 1 p.m. Tuesday (May 12) at  15361 Bradford Rd., Culpeper. Call Laura Wohlford at 540-825-3100, extension 3213, for more information.

The Rappahannock County School Board holds its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday (May 12) in the high school band room.

Washington Architectural Review Board meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 14 at town hall. Agenda includes: Sam Snead for Washington Baptist Church, new breezeway at 180 Gay St.; County of Rappahannock, install new awning above side door of courthouse at 250 Gay St.

The Washington Town Council holds joint work sessions with the town planning commission in conjunction with the CPEAV Planning Course at 6:30 p.m. on May 19 and May 28 at town hall to discuss the town’s comprehensive plan.

Rappahannock County Planning Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. May 20 at the courthouse. Agenda includes Lessard efficiency apartment.

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 May 12. 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 today (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).

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