Cancer forum scheduled
The Rappahannock Chapter of American Cancer Society will sponsor a cancer forum on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Washington Baptist Church. Dr. Werner Krebser will speak on the cause, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. All are invited .
Advisory Council slated to meet
The Special Education Advisory Council will meet on Thursday, Feb. 22 in the library at RCES at 3:30 p.m. The committee will learn about the new achievement test that has been developed and discuss questions about federal monitoring that is ongoing. Sherry Hamill-Huff, Chair, may be reached at 675-3848 for information about the committee or call Helen Williams, Assistant Superintendent at 987-8773.
Rapidtran will not operate
Rapidtran transportation services will not operate on Monday, Feb. 19 in observance of Presidents' Day. Rapidtran is a program of the Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services Board .
Coffee Shop to celebrate week
National Specialty Coffee Week celebrates the love of coffee and all things related to it Feb. 12-19. Central Coffee Roasters in Sperryville will be holding coffee cuppings on Feb. 17 and 18. If you would like to reserve a space call 987-1066. Cuppings will be at 1 and 3:30 p.m. The shop is open daily.
Fruit School scheduled
The Madison-Rappahannock Area Fruit School will be held on Thursday, Feb. 15 at Graves' Mountain Lodge. The program sponsored in part by the Virginia Cooperative Extension will begin registration at 8:15 a.m. with the first event to begin at 8:45. Various speakers will highlight the morning session, followed by lunch and adjournment at 1:30 p.m. For additional information call the Rappahannock office at 675-3619.
Share the Fun Talent Show set
The 4-H Share The Fun Talent Show will be held Friday, March 24 at the Rappahannock County High School. Anyone interested in performing can pick up information at the Rappahannock County Elementary or High Schools or the Extension Office.
Try outs are Tuesday, March 6 at the Rappahannock County High School after school at 3:30 p.m. In case of public school closing or bad weather conditions, rehearsals will be canceled. For further information, call the Extension Office at 675-3619 .
Annual Bland contest planned
Now is the time for all young musicians to tune up their instruments and vocalize their voices. The Rappahannock Lions Club has sponsored annual Bland Music contests for many years as part of a statewide program dedicated to encouraging students skills and to provide a showcase for their unique talents.
This year's competition is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25 at The Theatre in Washington. Student musicians are eligible to participate if they reside in Rappahannock or are attending school in the county. For more information contact Lion David Gillis at 987-8096 .
Stocker Cattle workshop set
A 2001 Stocker Cattle workshop will be March 2 from 9 a.m. to 2:35 p.m. at the Marshall Ruritan Building in Marshall. Topics will include: Reducing and Treating Respiratory Disease; Internal and External Parasite Control; Control and Treatment of Pinkeye; Seasonal Price Trends; Pasture Supplements; Custom Feeding as a Marketing Option and Use of Pasture Stick in Forage Stand Evaluation. For information on how to register call the Rappahannock Cooperative Extension Office at 675-3619 .
Beekeepers to meet
The Northern Piedmont Beekeepers Association will hold its February meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15 at the Culpeper Cooperative Extension Service building at the corner of Davis Street and South West Street, Culpeper. The program will feature bringing our bees from winter into spring. Everyone is welcome. For further information contact Ann Harman at 364-4660.
Boychoir coming for concert
The Community Concert Association of this six-county area announces next in its subscription series is The American Boychoir of Princeton, N.J. appearing at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17 at Culpeper County High School. This renown international cultural treasure of 28 boys will be heard in Choral Masterworks for Boys' Voices, Folk Songs and Arts Songs from many nations, American Folk Songs and Spirituals and a George Gershwin song medley.
Following the concert, at about 4:45 p.m., Music Director, Dr. James Litton will hold informal auditions for young boys who may be interested in the American Boychoir School. For more information about concert tickets on an individual basis, call Louise McCullough at 972-7101 or Mrs. Helen Ziemer at 937-5450 .
Classmates to reunite for 15th
The Rappahannock County High School graduating class of 1986 is gearing up for their 15 year class reunion in June of 2001. If you are a graduate of 1986 or know of anyone that graduated in that year, contact Elaine McCabe Kramer at 675-3625 or Marlina Jenkins Lee at 937-6035 .
Spring season sign-up
Rappahannock Athletic Association will be conducting their spring season baseball, softball and tee ball sign-up on Feb. 17 at Bill Payne Auctions on US 211 in Amissville from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Fees are $35 for players five to 12 years old; $40 for players 13 to 16 and $50 for girls 17 to 18 interested in beginning an 18 and under softball team. There is a $5 per child discount for multiple sign-ups from the same family.
Players new to RAA in 2001 must bring their birth certificate to present when signing up. For further information call Mauri Payne at 937-4142, office or 675-3729, home or Jimmie Keiter at 937-4884.
Yoga with Lilo
Do you want to be more flexible and feel better physically as well as mentally? Join us. Yoga with Lilo will be held at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Washington on Monday from 4:30 to 6:15 p.m. and on Thursday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Walk-ins are welcome. Call 675-3584 for more information.
Trout Unlimited sets meeting
The public is invited to hear Mr. Walt Cary, creator of Walt's Poppers, in Front Royal, discuss and demonstrate "Tying Poppers for Bass," at the next meeting of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Chapter, Trout Unlimited. This program will take place on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Youth Center, located at the northeast corner of the US 522 Bypass (Commerce Avenue) and East 8th Street, Front Royal. Feel free to bring fly tying tools and materials so you can tie along with Walt. Painted popper bodies mounted on hooks will be available for the audience's use at reasonable cost.
This program is sponsored by the Northern Shenandoah Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited that usually meets monthly at 7:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month. The Chapter charter includes a four-county area, all of Page, Shenandoah and Warren counties and the northwest part of Rappahannock County. Trout Unlimited is incorporated as a national, non-profit educational, charitable organization dedicated to protecting coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. Call Bud Brune, 675-3183, for additional information about this program and Trout Unlimited.