The Rappahannock County School Board will hold a special called meeting on June 30, at the School Board Office in the conference room at 8 a.m. for EOY closeout.
Foothills Forum’s June board meeting, open to the public, is 10 a.m. today (Thursday, June 30) at the 4-H Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Tula’s Building in Washington. For more information, call 540-675-1207.
Closed on Monday (July 4) for Independence Day: Rappahannock County government offices; Virginia Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) customer service centers; Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services transportation; Union Bank & Trust, BB&T and the Rappahannock News. (The News has an early deadline for its July 7 edition: all items for publication should be submitted no later than 5 p.m. tomorrow — Friday, July 1.)
The Washington Town Council continued its June 13 meeting to 7 p.m. Tuesday (July 5) at town hall for a public hearing on its intention to adopt ordinances and/or resolutions for the sale of a portion of the Avon Hall property for a total purchase price of $750,000 cash on certain terms and conditions; and to also consider a release proposed by David Konick to the town discharging the parties from liability to each other and ending all matters associated with the court action known as Konick v. Town of Washington, et als. The contract for the above sale and survey, and other documents are available for inspection at town hall during normal business hours.
Rappahannock County Democratic Committee meets 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (July 5) at the Rappahannock County Library, Washington. All are welcome; you don’t have to be a member to participate. For more information, contact Ross O’Donoghue at 540-987-8019.
“The Truth About Cancer,” a documentary video series of nine episodes on treatment and diagnosis of cancer is open to all on Thursday evenings from July 7 through Sept. 1, 6 p.m. at the Rappahannock County Library, Washington. The videos are hosted by Ty Bollinger; the viewings are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Elizabeth Lee at 540-987-1002 or email email@example.com.
The Rappahannock County Water & Sewer Authority (RCWSA) meets 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at the courthouse.
Sometimes the biggest challenge in cancer treatment is getting there. Let Road To Recovery help. Providing transportation to cancer treatments, the free service is sponsored by the American Cancer Society; trained volunteer drivers donate their time and vehicles; no physician’s referral necessary; advance notice required; rides dependent on driver availability. Call the local office of your American Cancer Society or 800-227-2345, or visit cancer.org for more information.
Mountainside Dance Center (12625 Lee Hwy., Washington) is offering summer Parent and Child Creative Movement classes on Saturdays. First class is 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 2, for ages 3-5; cost is $10 per class. For more information and to register, call 540-987-9395.
Hearthstone School’s Summer Camp (for ages 3-12) is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 25-29 and Aug. 1-5 at the school. This camp includes storytelling, watercolor painting, beeswax sculpture, candlemaking, rhythmic movement and dance, water play, cooperative games, felting, basketry, beadwork, paper making, drumming, baking, art from nature and nature walks. Tuition is $220 a week. Camp directors Janet Kerig and Kitty Keyser are pleased to announce scholarships are available, made possible by a grant from RAAC’s Claudia Mitchell Arts Fund. View full details and registration forms for upcoming camps at http://www.hearthstoneschool.org/camps.htm. Or call 540-987-8670 for questions.
Culpeper’s State Theatre and Culpeper County Parks and Recreation have partnered to provide theater and visual arts summer camps for rising second- through ninth-graders throughout the Piedmont. Registration at apm.activecommunities.com/culpepercopandr/Home or at the theater box office. Camps continue through July 29 with half-day, full-day and extended-day options. For more information contact Tara Moylan at 540-812-5629 x100 or Culpeper County Parks & Recreation at 540-727-3412.
Rappahannock County School Sports Association (RCSSA) TetraBrazil Soccer Academy Camp is July 18-22, with a Half Day Camp for ages 6-17 from 9 to noon. Sign up early (at least 45 days prior to camp) to get your camper’s free jersey. All campers will receive a T-shirt, soccer ball, player evaluation form, international soccer poster and access to online coaching resources. Register online at challengersports.com.
Mountain Adventures camp (swimming, rock climbing, hiking, nature studies, games, crafts and outdoor activities) offers two spots: The Day Camp/Beginner Backpacking Camp (ages 10-13) is July 25-29. Geared toward the “in-betweeners,” features hiking, swimming, wildlife and plant identification, survival skills and back-country living skills. The Backpacking Camp is for ages 14-17 from July 5-10. Includes backpacking trip planning and packing, navigation skills, back-country living skills, and group problem solving. View full details and registration forms for Mountain Adventures camps at http://www.mountainadventuresva.com/summer-camps.html
Women In Worship Ministries is pleased to announce the 2016 Women’s Conference, at the Fredericksburg Expo Center Oct. 7-8, featuring special guest Karen Clark Sheard. Registration online will open soon. Mail-in registration now available. Contact Women In Worship at firstname.lastname@example.org, 540-661-2013 or 540-786-8736 or find them on Facebook. Early-bird registration through July 31. Vendors are also needed!
4-H is offering daylong summer trips from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., for 6- to 13-year-olds at the Culpeper-Madison-Rappahannock (CMR) Farm Show and the Castleton Festival Theatre House, Williams’ Orchard and NOVA 4-H Poo (July 12); Splashdown Water Park (July 19) and Graves Mountain Lodge (July 26). Busing will be provided at locations throughout the county each morning. Participants will need to be picked up at the RCES auxiliary gym each afternoon at 4 p.m. Space is limited. Thanks to the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation; for only $25, participants will receive busing to each field trip, entry fees, daily supervision and snacks.
The 4-H Culpeper-Shenandoah-Rappahannock Overnight Camp is July 31 through Aug. 4 at the 4-H Center in Front Royal for 9- to 13-year-olds. Campers arrive Sunday evening and spend the next four days swimming, canoeing, horseback riding, and performing in the talent show and ending each day at the campfire circle. Cost is $265. For more information, call 540-675-3619 or email Jenny Kapsa at email@example.com.
Blue Ridge Singers seek vocalists interested in performing fun and challenging repertoire by contemporary composers such as Lauridsen, Gjeilo, Runestad, Paulus, Wilberg, Whitacre and Hogan in addition to selections from the Renaissance, 17th-20th centuries, and Broadway classics. All voices are welcome. Auditions (for vocal placement) are being held until July 31. Visit blueridgesingers.com for more information.
The Culpeper Market is open every Saturday until Nov. 19, from 7:30 a.m. to noon. The market (on Davis Street) offers a one-stop shop for all things local and features more than 30 vendors this season. For more information, contact Culpeper Renaissance at 540-825-4416 or visit our website at www.culpeperdowntown.com .
Beulah Baptist Church free conference call Bible Study is every Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dial in (302-202-1118, access code 862090) with renowned teacher Dr. Kenneth Pitts to study the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Dr. Pitts is the pastor of Beulah Baptist Church, Rixeyville. For more information, call 540-937-5563 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Skyline CAP Head Start is a free preschool program for 3- to 5-year-olds from income eligible families. Applications for the 2016-2017 school year are now being accepted. Children must be 3 years old by Sept. 30. Children with special needs are encouraged to apply. Please call 540-635-2362.
Cub Scout Pack 316, meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church, Sperryville (ages 6 to 11). For more information, call cubmaster Will Spear at 540-937-4149.
Kids Bible Club (for first- through fourth-graders) of Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church meets after school, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., every Wednesday. Healthy snacks, music and song, Bible lessons, crafts and monitored outdoor activities and games. We promote and extol the virtues of good manners at Reynolds Baptist (3948 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville). For more information, call Pastor Jon Heddleston at 540-987-9101.
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.
Free Affordable Care Act (ACA) assistance is available (by appointment) from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday afternoons at the Rappahannock County Library. For questions or appointments, call 703-216-5262 or email email@example.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. For more information, contact Danny Wilson at 540-547-4126 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rappahannock Quilt Club meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Amissville Methodist Church, 14567 Lee Highway. All are welcome. For more information, call 540-937-4338.
A Photography Meet-Up Group “Documenting Your Experience” meets once a month, every fourth Saturday, at 3 p.m. at the Loft Studio & Gallery, 107B East Davis St., Culpeper. Email email@example.com or phone 540-717-0647 ahead of time to let us know you are planning to participate.