Meetings and Notices for March 19

 

The NAACP Culpeper Branch meets 7 p.m. today (Thursday, March 19) at Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center. For more information, call 540-727-1305.

Aging Together’s free workshop, “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?,” is 10 to noon Saturday (March 21) at Rappahannock County Library and helps answer the question, “What are the pie plates in your life?” Are you prepared for the tasks of deciding who wants and who gets what? Planning ahead instead of waiting until a crisis or death occurs can help families, though it can be difficult. Learn how to plan ahead for more choices, a chance for thoughtful communication and fewer family conflicts. For more information contact Dianna Banks at 540-829-6405 or dbanks@agingtogether.org.

Northern Piedmont Community Foundation college scholarships are for students from Culpeper, Fauquier and Rappahannock counties; visit npcf.org/students to learn if you qualify for one or more of the scholarship funds, now numbering 24 and based on a variety of elements, including leadership, community service and athletics. Online applications are due Monday (March 23).

Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (March 25) at the county courthouse. Agenda includes: introduction of  assistant county administrator Debbie Keyser; Garodner Kennel (withdrawn at request of applicant); Ellis Cottage Industry.

Festive Progressives meets 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 26 at Flint Hill Public House (675 Zachary Taylor Hwy.). No sign up, fee or commitment; just show up and enjoy the company. Food and drinks available for purchase. For more information, visit rappdems.org or call Jed Duvall at 540-522-9216.

The Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission holds the first in a series of community conversations to develop a plan for the region’s food system from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, March 30 at the Culpeper Police Community Room (740 Brandy Road). Session includes an overview of project findings to date, followed by an in-depth facilitated discussion of key issues. For more information about the project, visit the commission’s website at rrregion.org/foodsystem.html or contact Michelle Edwards at 540-829-7450 or medwards@rrregion.org.

The Town of Washington Town Council will hold a work session on the town’s fiscal-year 2015-2016 budget 10 a.m. Thursday, April 2 at town hall.

Mental Health Association offers a dynamic, two-day Mental Health First Aid course for community members from 9 to 3 April 9-10 at the Rappahannock County Library.  There is no charge but pre-registration is required. To register contact Sallie Morgan at mhafc1@gmail.com (540-341-8732).

Kindergarten registration: All children five years old by Sept. 30, 2015 may enter kindergarten this August at Rappahannock County Elementary School. Formal registration for new kindergartners is 8:40 to 11:40 a.m. and 1 to 2:40 p.m. each day, April 14-17,  at RCES — by appointment only. Call the RCES office at 540-227-0200 to schedule an appointment.

The Rappahannock County Garden Club’s Francis J. Leonard Scholarship will be awarded to a resident of Rappahannock County with financial need who is graduating high school and will be attending a two- or four-year college or trade school. The award is $1,250 for each of the two semesters. Applicants must complete two essays of about 250 words each. Students attending Rappahannock County High School can get an application and more information from the guidance office; others can Susan Laing at 530-937-5957. Applications are due April 2.

George Washington Carver Regional Alumni Association will award scholarships in the amounts of $1,000 to students accepted to four-year colleges (and $500 to those attending community colleges).  The scholarships are based on academic achievement, community service and financial need. Applications available in local guidance departments or from GWCRAA Inc. at PO Box 965, Culpeper, VA 22701. Applications must be postmarked by May 15.

Salem Ruritan Club will award three $1,500 scholarships this year, one each to graduating seniors at Culpeper County High School, Eastern View High School and Rappahannock County High School. Applications for the scholarships, based on a combination of academic achievement, community service and financial need, can be picked up at school guidance department. Completed forms are due by April 1 (CCHS) and April 13 (RCHS and EVHS).

Best of All Worlds 4-H Camp for 9- to 12-years-olds take place weekdays from June 15-19, June 22-26; July 6-10; July 13-17 and July 20-24 at the Rappahannock County Elementary School auxiliary gym. Campers will travel to the 4-H Ed Center in Front Royal every afternoon. Cost ($150) includes bus transportation to and from camp, daily swimming, program supplies and a camp T-shirt. For more information, call 540-675-3619 or email Jenny Kapsa at jkapsa@vt.edu.

The 4-H Culpeper-Shenandoah-Rappahannock Overnight Camp is July 26-30 at the 4-H Ed Center for 9- to 13-year-olds who’ll spend five days and four nights swimming, canoeing, horseback riding, dancing and performing in the talent show and ending each day at the campfire circle. Cost is $260. For more information, call 540-675-3619 or email Jenny Kapsa at jkapsa@vt.edu.

Piedmont Softball Association’s registration are now open for the spring season in Amissville. All area girls born between 1996 and 2009 are welcome. PSA offers regular-league play through tournament softball for beginners to advanced players. Registration is $50 to $55 (depending on girl’s age); scholarships for equipment and registration fees are always available. For more information and to register, visit piedmontsoftball.net or email amissville.softball@gmail.com. Check the league out on Facebook, too.

Caregivers Support Group meets 10 a.m. to noon on the first and third Thursday of each month at Reynolds Baptist Church in Sperryville. The next meeting is today (March 19). For more information, contact Danny Wilson at 540-547-4126 or rapplander@gmail.com.

The Rappahannock County Relay for Life committee meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Washington Baptist Church. The next meeting is April 14. Those interested can register online at RelayForLife.org/RappVA. For more information, contact Karen Williams (540-635-4673), Phyllis Grogg (540-364-2640) or Ellen Timbers (540-987-8402).

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