Meetings and notices for May 21

The Rappahannock County School Board holds a work session at 6:30 p.m. today (May 21) in the dining hall at 25 Belle Ridge Farm Lane, Woodville.

The following will be closed on Monday (May 25) in observance of Memorial Day: Rappahannock County government offices; Rappahannock County Public Schools; Union Bank & Trust, Washington; BB&T, Flint Hill; Virginia DMV customer service centers; U.S. Postal Service; Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services transportation services; Rappahannock News (early deadlines in effect for the May 28 edition; all items for publication should be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, May 22).

Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 27 at the courthouse. On the agenda: Lessard efficiency apartment.

Sit-n-Knit at the Knit Wit Yarn Shop, 45 Main Street, Sperryville (next to the post office) is every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. (until 8ish). All are welcome, from beginners to the most skilled and experienced knitters. Bring your current project or let us help you find a new one. Call the shop at 540-987-8251 for more information.

A program to promote healthy eating to area youth, a partnership of Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Family Nutrition Program, the Culpeper Department of Human Services, Culpeper Renaissance Inc., and the Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market, begins this Friday (May 23) with cooking activities by Georgette Mosley. Cooking activities begin at 9 on the fourth Saturday of each month starting through Sept. 26 at the Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market. The goal of this program is to promote healthy eating to area youth, the local farmers market, and the use of SNAP benefits at the market. For more information, call 540-825-4416.      

The NAACP Culpeper Branch meets 7 p.m. Thursday, May 21 at the Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center. For more information, call 540-222-1565.

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.

The Blue Ridge Singers seek vocalists interested in performing fun and challenging repertoire. Based in Front Royal, the BRS rehearses Tuesday evenings and presents in three counties. Basses and tenors are sought with limited positions for altos and sopranos. Contact artistic director Jeffrey Alban at to arrange an audition for correct voice placement.

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 26. 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, June 4. 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.

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

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