Meetings and notices for May 15

Caregivers Support Group meets on the first and third Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at Reynold Baptist Church in Sperryville. The next meeting is Thursday (May 22). For more information, contact Danny Wilson at 540-547-4126 or rapplander@gmail.com.

The NAACP Culpeper Branch meets at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday, May 15) at 1401 Old Fredericksburg, Rd. Culpeper. For more information, visit naacpculpeper.com/.

The Amissville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company is currently seeking contestants for queen (ages 14-20), Junior Miss (ages 8-13) and Little Miss (ages 3-7) for the carnival on June 25-28. For tickets, parade entries and other information, call 540-937-4218.

The new 4-H Horse Club, founded by Sally Petty of Trillium Valley Miniature Horse Farm and Lisa Irish of Irish Acres Farm, meets every other Monday (starting May 19) from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Petty’s farm (10 Estes Mill Rd., Sperryville) to ride horses and ponies. Open to ages 9 to 18; free. Enrollment forms are available at RCES, the Rappahannock County 4-H website and Facebook page. For more information, call the Extension office at 540-675-3619.

The Salem Educational Foundation has a variety of scholarships available to students from Culpeper and Rappahannock counties. Applications can be obtained from high school guidance offices, or by calling 540-547-2589.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-15 Skyline CAP Head Start, a free preschool program for children ages 3 to 5 from income eligible families. Children with special needs are encouraged to apply. For more information, contact Becky Thorpe at 540-635-2362.

Hearthstone School’s summer camp (for ages 3-12) is from 9 to 3 p.m. July 23-27 and July 30-Aug. 3 at the school. The cost is $200 per camp week ($50 non-refundable deposit). For more information, call 540-987-9212 or visit info@hearthstoneschool.org.

Piedmont Softball Association is now accepting registrations for all girls born between 1995 and 2008 interested in playing fastpitch softball in 2014. The registration fees are $50 per girl 12 and younger and $55 for older girls ($5 discount for multiple players from same household; full scholarships are available). For more information or to register, email piedmontsoftball2002@gmail.com or call 540-522-3675.

Rappahannock Culpeper Baseball in Amissville is now registering players for its spring 2014 season. Visit rappculpbaseball.com to register online (dates for in-person registration are listed on there as well).

The Culpeper Soil & Water Conservation District has summer camp scholarships available on their website, culpeperswcd.org. The week long camps are Forestry Camp at Holiday Lake 4-H Center and Youth Conservation Camp at Virginia Tech. Four scholarships are given out annually. For more information, call 540-825-8591.

Northern Piedmont Beginning Farmer Program (NPBFP) is a multi-class initiative to help aspiring and diversifying farmers make informed decisions about a new operation. Classes ($150) are 7 to 9 p.m. at Middleburg Agricultural Research & Extension Center (5527 Sullivans Mill Rd., Middleburg) on May 15, 22 and 29; and June 5 and 19. To register, send check payable to Fauquier Education Farm, ℅ VCE-Fauquier, 24 Pelham Street, Warrenton, Va. 20186. For more information, call 540-341-7950 or email sbroyles@vt.edu.

The Rappahannock County High School Class of 1964 is planning its 50-year class reunion. John Anderson, owner of Jessamine Hill Farm, has offered to host the gathering on May 16-17. All classmates, spouses and significant others are welcome. For more information, contact Frank Moffett at 540-675-3374 or wfm32004@yahoo.com.