MEETINGS & NOTICES
➤ RAPPAHANNOCK BOARD OF SUPERVISORS meets on Monday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m., and again at 7 p.m., at the Rappahannock County Courthouse, 250 Gay St., Washington.
➤ Fauquier Hospital will host a new support group called HELPING HANDS at 3:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. The first meeting will be held Wednesday, Feb. 7; 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 5403163588.
➤ The RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY (RCWSA) meets at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Town Hall, 485 Gay St., Washington.
➤ The second meeting of the RAPPAHANNOCK RESOURCES ROUNDTABLE meets at the Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church in Sperryville on Friday, Feb. 9, not at the Library. Bring a bag lunch and network (aka schmooze), starting around 11:30. Meeting begins at noon.
➤ PIEDMONT SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION offers spring and fall seasons. EARLY-BIRD registrations are now being conducted 6 p.m to 8 p.m. every Friday evening at 10 Maddox Lane (old Bill Payne Auctions building) through Feb. 9. Early-bird individual registration fees during this time are $55 or less for the year for all girls registering to play spring 2018 softball. After Feb. 9, registration fees will be $85 per player (or less, depending on team age). Registration and playing gear financial assistance is available to any girl who needs it. For more information, check out piedmontsoftball.net; Piedmont Softball in Amissville on Facebook; email amissville. soft[email protected], or call 540522-3675.
➤ RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD meets on Monday, Feb. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the band room at the high school.
➤ RAPPAHANNOCK RAPIDAN COMMUNITY SERVICES meets on Monday, Feb. 13, at 1 p.m. at 15361 Bradford Rd., Culpeper. Individuals with disabilities who require special assistance to attend and participate should contact Laura Wohlford at 540825-3100, extension 3146.
➤RAP PA HAN NO CK MADISON FRUIT SCHOOL is at Graves Mountain Lodge on Thursday, Feb. 15; registration begins at 8:15. For more information, contact Kenner Love at 540-675-3619 or [email protected] vt.edu.
➤ Belle Meade Montessori School, Sperryville, invites you to a STEAM WORKSHOP for families with 5-11 graders, on Monday, Feb. 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m at the school. Bring a bag lunch and water; 90 minute trebuchet design challenge and 90 minute performance workshop. RSVP by visiting [email protected]meadeschool.org
➤ The WINTER VEGETABLE SCHOOL, with Extension specialists, agents and subject matter experts, and an NRCS Agronomist is Thursday, Feb. 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Warrenton-Fauquier County Visitors Center, 33 N. Calhoun St., Warrenton. Learn about niche crops, IPM and organic pest management, organic pest management tools, new pesticides, pesticide safety, food safety, soil management and marketing. Early registration fee $20 per person, includes materials, lunch and refreshments. After Feb. 19, registration fee is $30 per person. Call 540-675-3619 for a registration form to be mailed or for more information.
➤ RAAC welcomes proposals for 2018 Claudia Mitchell Arts Fund grants from individuals and organizations living and/ or working in Rappahannock County. 2018 guidelines, application and other details are available at raac.org. Deadline for applications is March 15. All applicants will be notified by May 31.