Meetings and notices for June 4

Bluemont Concert Series hosts a meeting at 6 p.m. today (Thursday, June 4) at Fauquier Hospital’s Bistro on the Hill to welcome volunteers to help plan, support and present Bluemont’s cultural programs in the area, including its upcoming 33rd annual summer concert season in Warrenton. For more, contact Morgan Pearson at 540-955-8186 or

Washington Town Council meets at 7 p.m. Monday (June 8) at town hall. Agenda includes: consideration and approval of the FY 2016 budget; “adoption of appropriate actions relating to the Beatification Project and appropriation of $20,000 for such project”; fire hydrant relocation on Piedmont Avenue; consideration and adoption of policies for fees, copying, and staff for FOIA requests; updates on Avon Hall and possible water and sewer rate increases.

Rappahannock County School Board meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday (June 9) at the high school band room. Agenda available online at (click on School Board, then Welcome to BoardDocs) or visit

2015 Rappahannock County Farm Tour kickoff meeting is 7 p.m. Thursday, June 11, at the Rappahannock Extension office conference room (311 Gay St., second floor) for interested participants in this fall’s tour and festival (Sept. 26-27). For more information, contact Cathie Shiff at 540-219-8396 or

Architectural Review Board meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 11 at the town hall. Agenda includes: George Eatman, add screening to covered loggia area at 598 Gay St.; Deborah Winsor via Lee Freeman, agent, modifications to 195 Main St., and replace entry door and windows at 199 Main St.

Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services board meeting is 1 p.m.  June 9 15361 Bradford Rd., Culpeper. Contact Laura Wohlford at 540-825-3100, extension 3213.

Amissville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company seeks contestants for Queen (ages 14-20) , Junior Miss (ages 8-13) and Little Miss (ages 3-7) for the company’s June 24-27 carnival. (Parade is Thursday, June 25.) For tickets and information, contact Sandi at 540-937-4218. Entries contact J.B. Carter at 540-937-4218.

Belle Meade Day Camps June 8-Aug. 14 include five two-week sessions for ages 6 to 13, with swimming, hiking, canoeing, archery, arts and crafts. Belle Meade Swim Camps are June 8-12, July 6-10, July 20-24 for ages 4 to 7 (swimming, arts and crafts). All programs at Belle Meade, 353 F.T. Valley Rd., Sperryville. Call 540-987-9748 for more information.

Mountain Laurel Montessori School in Front Royal and Flint Hill offers nine weeks of Summer Discovery Camps for ages 2½ to 12 from June 15 through Aug. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with options for before- and after-care and half-day programs. Visit for more information.

Thanks to a Make It Happen grant, 4-H is offering day trips for 8- to 14-year-olds this summer, including to Splashdown Water Park (June 18 and Aug. 4, $25 per day); 4-H Education Center, Stream Exploration and Swimming, June 23 ($15); 4-H Education Center, Hiking and Swimming, July 21 ($15). To register (at least two weeks in advance), return completed forms to the Extension office (311-J Gay St./PO Box 119, Washington, VA 22747; completed 4-H enrollment packets and paid registration fees are needed for confirmation. Bus transport provided from Rappahannock County Elementary School’s auxiliary gym, where programs begin at 9 a.m. Parents/guardians must pick up their children at the gym each evening at 5 p.m. Participants will need to bring a bag lunch, water, sunscreen, swimsuit/dry clothing, towel and money for snacks (optional). Please leave all electronic devices at home. If rain is forecasted to take place on the day of a trip, the program will be cancelled the day before the event and full refunds will be given. For more information, call 540-675-3619.

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

Sit-n-Knit at the Knit Wit Yarn Shop, 45 Main Street, Sperryville (next to the post office) is every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. (until 8ish). All are welcome, from beginners to the most skilled and experienced knitters. Bring your current project or let us help you find a new one. Call the shop at 540-987-8251 for more information.

Blue Ridge Singers seek vocalists interested in performing fun and challenging repertoire. Based in Front Royal, the BRS rehearses Tuesday evenings and presents in three counties. Basses and tenors are sought with limited positions for altos and sopranos. Contact artistic director Jeffrey Alban at to arrange an audition for correct voice placement.

Free Affordable Care Act (ACA) assistance is available (by appointment) from 2 to 6 Tuesday afternoons at the Rappahannock County Library. Next session is June 9. For questions or appointments, call 703-216-5262 or email

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 June 18. For more information, contact Danny Wilson at 540-547-4126 or

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.

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