Meetings and notices for June 19

The NAACP Culpeper Branch meets at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday, June 19) at 1401 Old Fredericksburg Rd., Culpeper. For more information, call 540-727-1305.

The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) sponsors a community meeting on the proposed Spectra Energy gas pipeline from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday (June 24) at the Washington fire hall (10 Firehouse Ln., Washington). For more information, visit pecva.org/events.

The Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (June 25) at the county courthouse on Gay Street. Agenda includes: Schriver bed and breakfast and Parrish setback variances.

The Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission meets at 1 p.m. Wednesday (June 25) at 420 Southridge Parkway, Suite 106, Culpeper.

The new Windmore Foundation artists’ group meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday (June 25) at Kellie Doyle’s house (912 Augustine Dr., Culpeper). Additional meeting times, dates and place will be determined. For more information, call 540-829-5879.

Hospice of the Rapidan conducts Caregivers Support Groups providing practical support tips and community resource information for anyone who is caring for a terminally ill loved one. The sessions run 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Hospice of the Rapidan offices (1200 Sunset Ln., Culpeper) on Wednesday (June 25). For more information, contact Susie Hatfield at 540-825-4840 or shatfield@hotr.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 July 3. For more information, contact Danny Wilson at 540-547-4126 or rapplander@gmail.com.

The Warrenton Lyme Disease support group will not meet for their usual meeting this month; instead, the group is holding a picnic. The next meeting is 7 p.m. July 17 at the Warrenton Church of Christ (6398 Lee Hwy., Warrenton).

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 meets every other Monday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at 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 540-675-3619.

The Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market hosts a special nutritional program every fourth Saturday through Sept. 27. Georgette Yates hosts free cooking activities from 9 to 9:30, 10 to 10:30, and 11 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, visit facebook.com/CulpeperFarmersMarket.

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 21) at 9 a.m. in the Gathering Room at St. Stephen’s (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.

The George Washington Carver Alumni Association invites all alumni of Carver High in Culpeper to Dr. Carver’s 150th memorial birthday celebration beginning July 11 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va. The weekend event features guest speaker Rev. Dr. Albert Sampson, and a dinner/bal1, with entertainment by The Smooth Sensation Band and Show. Tickets are $75; call 1-800-229-9290 or mail a check to GWCAA, P.O. Box 547, Lanham, Md. 20703-0547. For more information, call Les Daniel at 301-704-6138.

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 at 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.