Meeting and Notices for April 7

On Thursday (April 7) the Rappahannock County Water and Sewer Authority meets at 7:30 in the Rappahannock County courthouse on Gay Street.

On Tuesday (April 12), the Rappahannock County School Board meets at 7 p.m. (closed session) and 7:30 p.m. (public session) at RCHS band room.

The Town Council of Washington’s regular monthly council meeting scheduled for Monday (April 11) was moved to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (April 13) Town Hall. The council also voted to continue the March 14 meeting to 1 p.m. Friday (April 8) at Town Hall to hold a budget work session and to consider any other matters which might come up.

The seventh annual Artists of Rappahannock Studio & Gallery Tour, sponsored by RAAC, will be held Nov. 5-6. Thursday (April 7) is the deadline for all returning artists and galleries, and any new artists or galleries interested in applying to join the tour. To apply, contact Robert Ballard, 540-675-1411, robert@rhballard.com or Nancy Raines, 540-937-5693, nanhraines@gmail.com. Prospective open studio artists will be scheduled for visits later this month.

The Town of Washington seeks letters of interest from residents who wish to be considered for nomination to the Planning Commission. The Town Council will consider these appointments April 13. Letters of interest will be accepted at Town Hall, 485 Gay St., from 10 to 3 Monday through Friday, by fax to 540-675-1742, email to washingtonva@earthlink.net or mail to P.O. Box 7, Washington, VA 22747. All letters of interest must be received by close of business Friday, April 8.

Culpeper Soil Water Conservation District (CSWCD) Youth Conservation Camp is held in July. For information, visit culpeperswcd.org and click on Summer Camps. Applications for Youth Conservation Camp are due April 15. CSWCD also awards up to $3,000 in college scholarships each year to high school seniors as well as undergraduate and graduate students that are majoring in a field related to conservation who live in our member counties. The number of scholarships awarded each year varies but each scholarship is usually $500 to $1,000. The deadline for applications to be received by CSWCD is Monday (April 11). For more information, call Stephanie DeNicola at 540-825-8591 or email stephanied@culpeperswcd.org. Students must live in Culpeper, Greene, Madison, Orange or Rappahannock counties.

Personal property tax forms have been mailed. If you have not received one or have any questions, call 540-675-5370.

The Rappahannock County Extension office is still taking camper names to register for the 4-H Overnight Camp. Call the Extension office at 540-675-3619 to have your child’s name included on the list. The 4-H Day Camp will be held the week of June 20, Monday through Friday. For $50, campers, who must be six to 13 years of age, will travel by bus to the 4-H Ed Center in Front Royal. There are three morning workshops (there are many to choose from), daily swimming, an afternoon program, and snacks. Each camper will receive a T-shirt. Camp hours are from 9 to 3, Monday through Thursday, and 9 to 2 Friday.

The 4-H Culpeper-Shenandoah-Rappahannock Overnight Camp be held July 31-Aug. 4 at the 4-H Ed Center. Campers must be nine to 13 years old (or turn nine before Sept. 30). They will spend five days and four nights swimming, attending workshops such as canoeing, ropes course, cooking, tie dye, and first aid. There will be a dance and other evening programs. Those who are 13 to 19 years old may be counselors-in-training (CITs) or teen counselors (more experienced counselors) at one or both of these camps. CITs and teen counselors do not pay a registration fee to participate in the 4-H Day Camp, and pay a reduced fee for the 4-H Overnight Camp. These teen helpers assist at each workshop and play with the campers. For more information, call the Extension office at 540-675-3619.

The Warrenton Wolfpack Rugby Club now holding open registration for the 2011 spring season for ages 9-16. For more information, contact Coach Greg Hicks at 540-341-7101 or wolfpack08@comcast.net.

Come join the Culpeper Adult Co-Ed Soccer League ages 18 and up. All skill levels welcome. Online registration for the spring season is currently open at culpepersoccer.net or for information call 703-798-8712.

The United Daughters of the Confederacy, Culpeper Chapter #73, invites Rappahannock students to submit entries for the annual essay contest. There are categories for high school, middle and elementary-age students. Private and home-schooled students are encouraged to enter as well. Prizes will be awarded for each grade category. There is a $50 prize for first place, $35 for second and $25 for third. A copy of the essay rules and checklist can be obtained from the Rappahannock County Public Schools, Wakefield Country Day School, Hearthstone School, and the Rappahannock County Public Library. The deadline for the essay is April 15. Any questions may be answered by contacting Cheryl Taylor at 540-987-8026 or email strmrgr@copper.net.

Skyline CAP Head Start is a preschool program for three to five-year-old children. Applications for the 2011-2012 school year are now being accepted. Children must be at least three years old by Sept. 30. Children with special needs are encouraged to apply. Skyline CAP Head Start is a free program for income-eligible families. The only cost to the parents is a small amount of time each month. Skyline CAP Head Start works closely with the public school system to help insure adequate preparation for a smooth transition into kindergarten. The program is located in Rappahannock County Elementary School. For more information, call Becky Thorpe at 540-987-8817.

Join Bethel Baptist Church, Amissville on a chocolate adventure to Hershey Park on June 25. Cost for adults tickets: $40 per person, children 12 and under $30 per child, $20 deposit is due no later than April 16. Finally payment is due on May 1. Departure at 7:45 a.m., from Bethel Baptist Church. For more information call Dwayne Jackson at 540-692-0507 or email djackson026@gmail.com.

Red Truck Bakery & Market, Warrenton, will be baking all kinds of lunch treats for tailgating at the Ben Venue races this Saturday. If you plan ahead we can have them waiting for you at Ballard’s in Little Washington, Corner Store in Sperryville or at the Orlean Market by Friday morning at 7. For more information call 540-347-2224.

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