Meetings and notices for Jan. 14

Northern Shenandoah Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited (NSVTU), will offer a seven-week Beginning Fly Tying Course in Front Royal at Martin’s Food Market Community Room, Thursday, Jan. 28, starting at 7 p.m. Classes will continue for six additional Thursday evenings, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Class members will learn to tie flies suitable for catching trout, bass and panfish in the local area and will gain skills useful for any type of fly tying. The fee for each class member is $95, which includes hooks, materials and a fly tying booklet, all of which class members can keep. To register for the classes, or for more information, please call Mike, at The Kiln Doctor, 540-636-6016, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, before Jan. 20. Those having questions about course content may call instructor Bud Brune, 540-675-3183.

Fauquier Habitat for Humanity will be building a two-bedroom home in Huntly in the spring of 2016. We are currently looking for applicants from Rappahannock County to qualify for the Fauquier Habitat for Humanity affordable home program. If you are a family of one to four people and are interested in purchasing an affordable home through the program, you should attend the meeting on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 9:30 a.m. being held at the Flint Hill Volunteer Fire Station, located at 945 Fodderstack Rd., Flint Hill. Information will be provided about how to qualify and what you can expect from the program. Please arrive by 9:30 a.m. to register for the meeting that starts at 9:45 a.m. For more information or to register for the meeting, please contact Fauquier Habitat for Humanity at 540-341-4952 or

All novels, hardback and soft cover, big and small, will be on sale at half price for the next six weeks.  Also on sale at half price are all travel and science books. Certain higher priced interesting books are also on sale. Remember that all the profits from the Book Barn go to the Rappahannock County Library, all work is done by volunteers and all books are donated. The Book Barn is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is located next to the library on Library Road.

Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services transportation will not operate on Friday, Jan. 15 and Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Lee-Jackson Day and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The Rappahannock County Water & Sewer Authority (RCWSA) meets Jan. 14, at 5:30 p.m. at the Rappahannock County courthouse on the 2nd floor.

The NAACP Culpeper Branch meets Jan. 21, at 7 p.m., at the Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center, Culpeper. For more information, call 540-727-1305.

Rappahannock County 4-H  will begin accepting summer program registrations on Monday, Feb. 1, starting at 8 a.m. at the Extension office. These programs are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call 540-675-3619.

The Front Royal Oratorio Society welcomes new singers for its new season! Come sing with us. No audition necessary. Rehearsals Mondays, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Happy Creek United Methodist Church (1652 Happy Creek Road, Front Royal). We are learning Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and Faure’s “Requiem” for our spring concerts. For more information, call 540-635-4842.

The Northern Piedmont Beekeepers Association (NPBA) again hosts a seven-week class for those interested in becoming beekeepers. Classes begin Feb. 2 and and are 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Verdun Adventure Bound in Rixeyville. The class “meet-and-greet” is 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 31. Texts, handouts and a one-year membership in NPBA are included in the course fee of $100 per person or family. Pre-registration required. Visit or contact Karen Hunt at or 540-937-4792.

Free VITA income tax preparation is available on Saturdays, Jan. 30 through April 9, at St. James Episcopal Church in Warrenton, throughout the tax season with IRS trained volunteers. An appointment is needed. Call 571-445-3020 to schedule a time for your appointment. Open to residents in Rappahannock County.

Cub Scout Pack 316, meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church, Sperryville (ages 6 to 11). For more information, call cubmaster Will Spear at 540-937-4149.

Kids Bible Club (for first- through fourth-graders) of Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church meets after school, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., every Wednesday. Healthy snacks, music and song, Bible lessons, crafts and monitored outdoor activities and games. We promote and extol the virtues of good manners at Reynolds Baptist (3948 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville). For more information, call Pastor Jon Heddleston at 540-987-9101.

Sit-n-Knit at the Knit Wit Yarn Shop, 45 Main St., 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.

Free Affordable Care Act (ACA) assistance is available (by appointment) from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday afternoons at the Rappahannock County Library. 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, next meeting is tonight, Jan. 21. 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.

A Photography Meet-Up Group “Documenting Your Experience” meets once a month, every fourth Saturday, at 3 p.m. at the Loft Studio & Gallery, 107B East Davis St., Culpeper. Email or phone 540-717-0647 ahead of time to let us know you are planning to participate.