Meetings and notices for June 18

The Washington Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. Monday (June 22) at Town Hall. Agenda items include consideration of a comprehensive plan review.

Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday (June 23) at the Rappahannock Extension office conference room (311 Gay St., second floor) for a final public work session (no public hearing) on the fiscal-year 2016 budget.

Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals meets 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (June 24) at the courthouse on Gay Street. Agenda: Stettner-Ewen family apartment.

Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission meets at 1 p.m. Wednesday (June 24) at the Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission Offices, 420 Southridge Parkway, Suite 106, Culpeper.

The NAACP Culpeper Branch meets 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday, June 18) at the Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center Culpeper. For more information, call 540-727-1305.

Rappahannock County School Sports Association (RCSSA) hosts its third annual Challenger Sports Soccer Camp July 13-17 (ages 3-5, 9 to 10:30 a.m.; ages 6-18, 9 to noon) at Rappahannock County Elementary School’s soccer fields, with Challenger Sport’s unique “1,000 Touches” curriculum. Challenger’s all-British coaching staff understands that the more time players spend in contact with the ball, the quicker they will master important core skills. Players receive an individual skills evaluation, camp shirt, ball and poster, and participate in a daily World Cup Tournament. Register challengersports.com, or call Amy Burnett at 540-675-3873 for more information.

The Phoenix Scholarship is offered to a currently enrolled college student who has completed one year toward their degree. The student must be a permanent resident of either Culpeper or Rappahannock counties and in clear need of financial assistance to continue a course of study leading to the completion of a degree, associate’s degree or professional certification at any accredited institution. Applications are available from high school guidance offices or from the Foundation Scholarship Committee members (Linda Murphy, 540-547-2589; Helen Williams, 540-937-4279; Pam Oliver, 540-547-2119; or Sanford Reaves, 540-547-4210). Deadline for applications is July 22.

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 mountainlaurelmontessori.org for more information.

Belle Meade Swim Camps are 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.

Town of Warrenton and Fauquier County officials are adopting a more collaborative approach to plan thoughtfully for the future. It’s time to advance a community dialogue, to begin to develop a common language, to understand our changing demographics, and to think about how we would like to see our community evolve. Join your elected and appointed officials 7 p.m. Monday, June 22 at Rice Theatre, Highland School, Warrenton, for a lively discussion with two nationally recognized dynamic and thought-provoking speakers. Free and open to the entire community. Call Fauquier County Community Development’s Maureen Williamson for additional details at 540-422-8203.

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 jkapsa@vt.edu.

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 blueridgesingers.com 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. For questions or appointments, call 703-216-5262 or email donna@enroll-virginia.com.

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, (Thursday, June 18). For more information, contact Danny Wilson at 540-547-4126 or rapplander@gmail.com.

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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