Meetings and notices for April 2

 

Washington Town Council holds a work session on the town’s fiscal-year 2015-2016 budget at 10 a.m. today (Thursday, April 2) at town hall.

Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors meets at 2 and 7 p.m. Monday (April 6) at the courthouse. Agenda includes: six-year road plan and FY15-16 secondary road budget; fire and rescue capabilities assessment report by JLN Associates; assistant county administrator report; proposed payroll processing; dog license report; proposed actions on Rappahannock Historical Society and Give Local Piedmont requests; EMS cost-recovery distribution. Agenda at 7 p.m.: public hearing and review of two special-exception permits for Playhouse Corporation/Castleton Festival.

Free Affordable Care Act (ACA) assistance is available (by appointment) from 2 to 6 Tuesday afternoons at the Rappahannock County Library. Next session: April 7. For questions or appointments, call 703-216-5262 or email donna@enroll-virginia.com.

Mental Health Association of Fauquier offers a 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 or 540-341-8732.

Architectural Review Board meets on Thursday, April 9 at 7 p.m. at Washington Town Hall. Agenda includes: Ray Gooch, repair of exposed deteriorating logs on north wall of cabin at 132 Gay Street.

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.

Child care providers are invited to attend a training session from 8:30 to 3 on Saturday, April 11 at the Galbreath Marshall Building, 1401 Old Fredericksburg Rd., Culpeper. Participants receive six hours of training credit for attending a program covering healthy brain development, nutrition for young children and more. The $10 costincludes lunch; registration deadline is April 3.  For more information or to register, call 540-727-3435 or contact Extension agent Becky Sheffield at  rebes13@vt.edu.

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 (April 2). For more information, contact Danny Wilson at 540-547-4126 or rapplander@gmail.com.

Festive Progressives meet at the Flint Hill Public House (675 Zachary Taylor Hwy.) 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23. No sign up, fee or commitment. Food and drinks available for purchase. For more information, visit rappdems.org or call Jed Duvall at 540-522-9216.

Rappahannock Quilt Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Amissville Methodist Church, 14567 Lee Hwy. All are welcome. For more  information, call 540-937-4338.

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).

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.

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 ; scholarships for equipment and registration fees always available. For more information, visit piedmontsoftball.net or email amissville.softball@gmail.com. Check the league out on Facebook, too.

Rappahannock County Relay for Life committee meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Washington Baptist Church. Next meeting: April 14. Register online at RelayForLife.org/RappVA or contact Karen Williams (540-635-4673), Phyllis Grogg (540-364-2640) or Ellen Timbers (540-987-8402).

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.

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