Meetings and notices for May 22

The following offices are closed on Monday (May 26) in observance of Memorial Day: Rappahannock County government offices; Rappahannock County Public Schools; Union First Market Bank; BB&T; Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles customer service centers; U.S. Postal Service; Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services transportation services; Rappahannock News (early deadlines in effect for the May 29 edition. All items for publication should be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, May 23.)

The Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (May 28) at the county courthouse. The agenda includes Mueller barn location.

RappCats holds its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday (May 29) in the Jamieson Room at the library (4 Library Rd., Washington). Discussion items: summary of 2013 activity and achievements and goals for 2014. Members will vote on a proposed slate of directors. Those wishing to run for director must notify Pat Snyder at rappcats@rappcats.org by tomorrow (Friday, May 23). For more information, call 540-987-8099 or email rappcats@rappcats.org.

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 (June 5). For more information, contact Danny Wilson at 540-547-4126 or rapplander@gmail.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 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 Order of Daughters of the King (DOK), a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to prayer, service and evangelism, meets on the first and third Saturday of every month (next meeting is June 7) at 9 a.m. in the Gathering Room (third floor above the Food Closet). For more information, call 540-825-8786 or visit ststephensculpeper.net.

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.

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