Meetings and notices for June 12

The Rappahannock County Water and Sewer Authority meets at 7 p.m. (a change from the usual 5:30 p.m.) tonight (Thursday, June 12) at the courthouse. On the agenda are public hearings for a proposed sewer rate increase in Sperryville, and proposed changes to the authority’s rules and regulations.

The Rappahannock County Planning Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. June 18 at the county courthouse on Gay Street. Agenda includes: Narmada Winery Conference Center, Schriver Bed and Breakfast, building permit report and variance request.

The Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission  meets at 1 p.m. June 25, at the Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission Offices, 420 Southridge Parkway, Suite 106, Culpeper.

The new Windmore Foundation artists’ group meets at 6:30 p.m. June 25 at Kellie Doyle’s house (912 Augustine Dr., Culpeper). Additional meeting times, dates and place will be determined. For more information, call 540-829-5879.

The NAACP Culpeper Branch meets at 7 p.m. June 19 at 1401 Old Fredericksburg Rd., Culpeper. For more information, call 540-727-1305.

Hospice of the Rapidan conducts Caregivers Support Groups providing practical support tips and community resource information for anyone who is caring for a terminally ill loved one. The sessions run 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Hospice of the Rapidan offices (1200 Sunset Ln., Culpeper) on June 18 and 25. For more information, contact Susie Hatfield at 540-825-4840

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

Varsity and J.P. football camp (for QB, running back, wide receiver, linebacker and defensive backs) is 7 to 9 p.m. June 16-17 at Rappahannock County High School. Non-contact; those wishing to participate this fall are strongly encouraged to participate. For more information, email

Varsity and J.P. football camp (for offensive/defensive linemen) is 7 to 9 p.m. June 18-19 at RCHS. Non-contact; those wishing to participate this fall are strongly encouraged to participate. For more information, email

The Amissville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company is currently seeking contestants for queen (ages 14-20), Junior Miss (ages 8-13) and Little Miss (ages 3-7) for the carnival on June 25-28. For tickets, parade entries and other information, call 540-937-4218.

The new 4-H Horse Club, founded by Sally Petty of Trillium Valley Miniature Horse Farm and Lisa Irish of Irish Acres Farm, meets every other Monday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at 10 Estes Mill Rd., Sperryville, to ride horses and ponies. Open to ages 9 to 18; free. Enrollment forms are available at RCES, the Rappahannock County 4-H website and Facebook page. For more information, call 540-675-3619.

The Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market hosts a special nutritional program every fourth Saturday through Sept. 27. Georgette Yates hosts free cooking activities from 9 to 9:30, 10 to 10:30, and 11 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, visit

The Order of Daughters of the King (DOK), a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to prayer, service and evangelism, meets on the first and third Saturday of every month (next meeting is June 21) at 9 a.m. in the Gathering Room at St. Stephen’s (third floor above the Food Closet). For more information, call 540-825-8786 or visit

The Salem Educational Foundation has a variety of scholarships available to students from Culpeper and Rappahannock counties. Applications can be obtained from high school guidance offices, or by calling 540-547-2589.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-15 Skyline CAP Head Start, a free preschool program for children ages 3 to 5 from income eligible families. Children with special needs are encouraged to apply. For more information, contact Becky Thorpe at 540-635-2362.

The George Washington Carver Alumni Association invites all alumni of Carver High in Culpeper to Dr. Carver’s 150th memorial birthday celebration beginning July 11 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va. The weekend event features guest speaker Rev. Dr. Albert Sampson, and a dinner/bal1, with entertainment by The Smooth Sensation Band and Show. Tickets are $75; call 1-800-229-9290 or mail a check to GWCAA, P.O. Box 547, Lanham, Md. 20703-0547. For more information, call Les Daniel at 301-704-6138.

Hearthstone School’s summer camp (for ages 3-12) is from 9 to 3 p.m. July 23-27 and July 30-Aug. 3 at the school. The cost is $200 per camp week ($50 non-refundable deposit). For more information, call 540-987-9212 or visit

Piedmont Softball Association is now accepting registrations for all girls born between 1995 and 2008 interested in playing fastpitch softball in 2014. The registration fees are $50 per girl 12 and younger and $55 for older girls ($5 discount for multiple players from same household; full scholarships are available). For more information or to register, email or call 540-522-3675.

Rappahannock Culpeper Baseball in Amissville is now registering players for its spring 2014 season. Visit to register online (dates for in-person registration are listed on there as well).

The Culpeper Soil & Water Conservation District has summer camp scholarships available on their website, The week long camps are Forestry Camp at Holiday Lake 4-H Center and Youth Conservation Camp at Virginia Tech. Four scholarships are given out annually. For more information, call 540-825-8591.