Meetings and notices for Feb. 25


Rapp at Home board meets the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 1 p.m.  in the extension office conference room above Tula’s, 311 Gay St., Washington. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, email or call 540-937-HOME (4663).

Virginia Cooperative Extension offers a drinking water testing clinic at 6:30 p.m., March 9, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 400 N. Church St., Remington. Fee is $45, pre-registration required, space is limited. For more information, contact Kenner Love at

Skyline CAP Head Start is a free preschool program for 3- to 5-year-old children from income eligible families. Applications for the 2016-2017 school year are now being accepted. Children must be 3 years old by Sept. 30, 2016. Children with special needs are encouraged to apply. Please call 540-635-2362

All children who will be five years old by Sept. 30,  may enter Kindergarten this August. Formal registration for new Kindergartners will be held at Rappahannock County Elementary School on Tuesday, April 12, Wednesday, April 13, Thursday, April 14, and Friday, April 15. The hours are 8:40 a.m. – 11:40 a.m and 1 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. by appointment only. Please call the elementary school office at 540-227-0200 to schedule an appointment.

Local 2016 NAACP scholarship applications are now available for high school seniors interested in continuing their education at a 2- or 4-year postsecondary institution. Priority will be given to those students from traditionally underrepresented, underserved and marginalized populations who exhibit financial need and demonstrate academic promise and a dedication to improving their community. Students who reside in the service area of Culpeper, Madison and Rappahannock counties can obtain an application from their high school guidance office. Applications can also be downloaded from the NAACP-Culpeper Branch website: Applications must be postmarked by April 1.

The Rappahannock County Republican Committee holds a mass meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29, at the county courthouse. Registered Republicans wishing to be a committee member/officer or an elected delegate to the Virginia State Convention and/or Fifth Congressional District Convention should contact Angela Deavers or 540-937-6212.

Piedmont Softball Association in Amissville is registering players now. Girls from Rappahannock and surrounding counties born anytime from 1997 through 2010 are welcome to join us. PSA offers every opportunity to develop all fastpitch softball skills – beginner through advanced – while having fun: local-league through tournament play; weekly dedicated pitching/catching practices; and individual attention for every player. Teams will be available in all age groups for which there is enough interest. Registration fee is $55 or less, and covers the entire year (spring, fall). Player and equipment scholarships are always available.Girls may register in person Sunday, Feb. 28, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the ballfield (inside) at 10 Maddox Lane, Amissville. You may also go to, print out the registration form and mail it in. For questions, check out the website, email,, or call 540-522-3675.

Rappahannock County 4-H is accepting summer program registrations at the Extension office. These programs are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call 540-675-3619.

Free VITA income tax preparation is available on Saturdays, 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 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.

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, (March 3). 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.