Rappahannock News - - MEETINGS • CROSSWORD -

➤ The RAP­PA­HAN­NOCK COUNTY RECRE­ATIONAL FA­CIL­I­TIES AU­THOR­ITY holds board meet­ings on the se­cond Thurs­day of each month start­ing at 5:30 p.m. at the Rap­pa­han­nock County Li­brary, Wash­ing­ton. The next meet­ing will be this af­ter­noon, Jan. 10. The group is in­ter­ested in en­gag­ing the pub­lic to help with im­prove­ments un­der­way at the park. Fur­ther, as they move through the year, the au­thor­ity will an­nounce vol­un­teer work days at the park.

➤ Join BLUE RIDGE CHO­RAL for its Open House on Sun­day, Jan 13, 2-4 p.m. at Open Door Bap­tist Church, 754 Ger­manna Hwy., Culpeper. This will be a won­der­ful time to see what BRC is all about and pre-reg­is­ter for the spring sea­son. Light re­fresh­ments will be served. Re­hearsals for Spring Sea­son are on Mon­day evenings, 6:30-8:30 p.m., start­ing Mon­day, Jan. 14. Visit www.brc­s­ to pre reg­is­ter or call 540-219-8837 with ques­tions.

➤ The Rap­pa­han­nock COUNTY BUILD­INGS COM­MIT­TEE meet­ing will be held on Mon­day, Jan. 14, at 9:30 a.m. at the Vis­i­tors Cen­ter, 3 Li­brary Rd., Wash­ing­ton.

➤ The Town of Wash­ing­ton’s TOWN COUN­CIL meets on Mon­day, Jan. 14, at Town Hall at 7 p.m. High­lights from the agenda in­clude: res­o­lu­tions in ap­pre­ci­a­tion of Mayor John Fox Sul­li­van and Trea­surer Jerry Goebel, a joint pub­lic hear­ing with the Plan­ning Com­mis­sion on a Drafted Planned Unit De­vel­op­ment Or­di­nance, a pub­lic hear­ing on the Eat­man\Ea­gle ap­pli­ca­tion on the Va­ca­tion of the Gay Street Stub Street, a Plan­ning Com­mis­sion mem­ber va­cancy an­nounce­ment, an al­ter­na­tive Town of­fice space re­view, con­sid­er­a­tion of a res­o­lu­tion au­tho­riz­ing new bank sig­na­tures, and a dis­cus­sion of pos­si­ble OSHA items to be com­pleted at the Waste­water Treat­ment Plant.

➤ The RAP­PA­HAN­NOCK COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD will hold a bud­get work ses­sion on Jan. 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the con­fer­ence room at the School Board Of­fice.

➤ PIED­MONT BEEKEEPERS AS­SO­CI­A­TION (NPBA) hosts a seven-week ses­sion for those in­ter­ested in be­com­ing beekeepers. Classes be­gin Feb. 5, and con­tinue from 7-9 p.m. Tues­days at Ver­dun Ad­ven­ture Bound in Rix­eyville. Class “Meet-and-Greet” is 2-4 p.m. on Feb. 3. Texts, hand­outs and a oneyear mem­ber­ship in NPBA are in­cluded in the course fee of $100 per per­son or fam­ily. Pr­ereg­is­tra­tion re­quired. Class size is lim­ited and fills quickly. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Karen Hunt at [email protected] or 540-937-4792.

➤ Meet and greet the FOSTER PAR­ENT TASK­FORCE OF RAP­PA­HAN­NOCK: Ex­plore foster par­ent­ing, hosted by Rap­pa­han­nock So­cial Ser­vices. Meet with foster par­ents and staff. Ask ques­tions and get hon­est an­swers about foster care. Event takes place Feb. 4, 4-7 p.m., at the Wash­ing­ton Town Hall, 485 Gay Street, Wash­ing­ton. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact 540-6753313.

➤ 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 11 am. 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 lvmy­[email protected] by Satur­day Feb 2.

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