Meetings and notices for March 3


The Rappahannock County School Board meets Tuesday, March 8, at 6 p.m. in the Rappahannock County High School band room.

Rappahannock Democratic Committee meets on Tuesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. at the Rappahannock County Library, in the Jamieson Room.

The Rappahannock County Water & Sewer Authority (RCWSA) board meets  Thursday, March 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Rappahannock County courthouse on the 2d floor.

The Rappahannock County School Board and Board of Supervisors will hold a joint budget work session on March 15 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

Aging Together and Golden Rule Builders have partnered together hosting an “Aging in Place” discussion which will take place on March 15, at 1 p.m. in the Sycamore room at Fauquier Hospital. This free event will discuss the concepts of aging in place. Join us to learn affordable and practical ways to ensure that your home is ready for you to Age in Place. All are welcome to attend. For more information contact Dianna Banks at 540-829-6405 or

Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services will hold its regularly scheduled Board Meeting on March 8 at 1 p.m. at 15361 Bradford Road, Culpeper. Individuals with disabilities who require special assistance to attend and participate should contact Laura Wohlford at 540-825-3100, extension 3146. RRCS is an equal access and opportunity organization.

Virginia Cooperative Extension offers a Food Safety Training ServSafe Food Handler Course, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday (March 15) at the Rappahannock Extension office (311-J Gay St., Washington). The course covers personal hygiene, controlling time and temperature, preventing cross contamination and cleaning and sanitizing and was developed by the National Restaurant Association for employees of food-service operations, such as hotels, restaurants, schools and institutions. Registration deadline is March 8. The cost is $12. To register, contact Becky Sheffield, FCS Extension Agent, at 540-727-3435, ext. 344 or email

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

Beulah Baptist Church free conference call Bible Study, every Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please dial in with renowned teacher Dr. Kenneth Pitts. Conference call-in number 302-202-1118; access code 862090. Studying the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Dr. Pitts is the pastor of Beulah Baptist Church located at 9297 Eggbornsville Road, Rixeyville. For more information, call 540-937-5563 or email

Virginia Cooperative Extension offers a 8-week LIFT program beginning April 4 through May 25, Mondays and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on improving your health at the Washington School, 603 Mt. Salem Ave., Washington. The program promotes balance and flexibility with the goal of improving functional fitness and independent living in older adults. To register, contact the Rappahannock Extension office at 540-675-3619.  Cost is $5 for the entire program. Co-sponsored by Rapp at Home. For more information, contact Becky Sheffield at or call 540-727-3435 est. 344.

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).

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.

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, March 13  and March 20 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.