Meetings and Notices for Feb. 7

The Rappahannock County Democratic Committee (RCDC) meets on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m. at the Washington Town Hall, 485 Gay Street, Washington. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for coffee and conversation. All are welcome.

The Town Council meets on Monday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. Highlights from the agenda include a possible appointment to the Planning Commission, a Town office space review, consideration of OSHA items to be completed at the Wastewater and Water Treatment Plants, a response to Planned Urban Development Ordinance concerns, a streetlight update, a Post Office update, and a review of the appointment process for Town representative to the Rapidan Rappahannock Regional Commission.

The Architectural Review Board of the Town of Washington meets on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall to consider an application by the Trinity Church to install a railing at the corner of 379 Gay Street.

Calling all Rappahannock artists, artisans and organizations! This is a reminder that March 15 is the deadline for applying for a Claudia Mitchell Arts Fund grant. Guidelines, eligibility requirements and application form for 2019 grants are available on RAAC’s website Since 2012, RAAC has awarded $209,000 to 56 Rappahannock artists and organizations — inspiring art and building community.

Virginia Cooperative Extension and Commit to Be Fit are recruiting sedentary men and women to be part of a strength-training program to improve health. LIFT (Lifelong Improvements through Fitness Together) is an 8-week program that promotes balance and flexibility with the goal of improving functional fitness and independent living skills in older adults. Classes will be held March 12 to May 2 (Tuesdays and Thursdays) from 9 a.m to 10 a.m. at the Rappahannock County Library. Class is limited to 15 participants. The cost is free. Registration deadline is February 19. To register, contact the Rappahannock Extension Office at 540-675-3619 or Becky Gartner at 540-727-3435 ext. 344 or

Windmore Foundation for the Arts is offering two scholarships for graduating students who will be majoring in college in the fine arts. This includes visual art, music, literary arts, theater, and dance. The scholarships are given in honor of Dorothy Skelton and Millie Lane. Applications have been sent to the high school and homeschooling groups in Rappahannock. Visit for more information or a copy of the application. Call 540-547-4333 with questions. Completed applications must be received by April 1 to be considered.

Rappahannock County Soccer Association (RCSA) registration is open for Spring 2019! We offer programs for girls and boys born years 2005-2014. Registration for U8 and up closes Feb. 25; registration for U6 (born 2013-14) closes March 25. Visit for more information and registration, email us at

Classes in beginning floral design, sponsored by the Rappahannock County Garden Club, will be held for four consecutive Wednesdays in February, beginning Wednesday, Feb 6. Taught by floral designer and instructor Linda Taylor, classes will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church Parish Hall in Washington, at 11am. Participants will bring their own materials. The cost is $30 for 4 classes or $10 per class. For more details and/or to register, contact Anne Nenninger at 540-675-1101 or by email at by Saturday Feb 2.

Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services meets on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 1 p.m. at 15361 Bradford Road, Culpeper. Individuals with disabilities who require special assistance to attend and participate should contact Jeanette Nord at 540-825-3100, extension 3146. RRCS is an equal access and opportunity organization.

Cub Scout Pack 316 meets at 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.

Be sure to check out the numerous offerings of fun winter activities by Culpeper County Parks and Recreation: adult volleyball, adult basketball, kids Sunday Funday, karate, zumba, hot hula fitness, preschool art, adult drawing, homeschool drawing classes, dog obedience, and many more. For more details visit or call 540-727-3412.

Rappahannock County Public Schools are looking to identify students from birth to age 21 who have or are suspected of having educational disabilities. If you have concerns about the development of a preschool aged child, please call the early childhood/VPI coordinator at 540-227-0200 to arrange for a screening. If concerned about a school-aged student, please call the principal at the public school the student attends or would attend, or if the student is currently home-schooled or enrolled in a private school.

Volunteer drivers needed for Aging Together’s local transportation services. Join volunteer teams in Rappahannock, Culpeper, Fauquier, Orange and Madison counties. Be a compassionate driving force, transporting your neighbors to their healthcare, legal or other urgent appointments. Training and support provided. Flexible hours and destinations. Must be a safe, licensed Virginia driver with at least five years’ experience; must be compassionate and interested in working with seniors and those with disabilities. Compensation is thanks and gratitude. Please call Lola Walker at 540-825-3100, ext. 3358, for more information.

The Caregivers Support Group meets from 10 a.m. to noon at a new location (the Rappahannock Public Library) and on a different day (the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month). This group, started over 6 years ago, is free and open to all caregivers, whether they provide direct or long-distance care, and regardless of the reason that care is needed (e.g., dementia, long-term illness or disability, etc). Because we promise to guard each other’s confidences, group participants find a place to share and to support each other’s sorrows and joys. This support group is sponsored by Aging Together and the Alzheimer’s Association. For additional information, please feel free to contact Danny W. Wilson at 540-547-4126 or

Fauquier Hospital will host a support group called Helping Hands at 3:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. All sessions will be held in the hospital’s Chestnut Room. The group is for those 18 and older who suffer from a life-limiting illness or chronic pain. The intent is for the group to be educational, but also offer an opportunity for participants to talk about feelings and issues. For more information, call Fauquier Health’s Community Link at 540-316-3588.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 115 N. East St., Culpeper, offers three Holy Communion Services each week: Sunday at 8 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Childcare from 9 a.m. to noon. Wednesday Centering Prayer at 11 a.m. followed by Healing and Holy Communion at noon. Please call 540-825-8786 or email

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