Meetings and notices for Feb. 19


The February Rappahannock County Board of Zoning Appeals meeting is canceled.

The Washington Planning Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday (Feb. 23) at town hall. Agenda includes welcoming new members; election of officers; work session on the Sunnyview boundary line adjustment; and proposals for a Citizens Planning Education Association short-course training and for moving the commission’s monthly meeting time to 7 p.m.

Bel Canto auditions, postponed by winter weather, have been rescheduled to 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 24) at Piedmont Episcopal Church, (214 Church St., Madison). The choir is looking for altos, tenors and basses. Auditions consist of pitch-matching, a range check and a few vocal exercises.  Prepared pieces are not necessary, but please be warmed up before the audition. For more information, call 540-672-4167.

The NAACP Culpeper Branch meets at 7 p.m. today (Feb. 19) at the Culpeper Town Library (271 Southgate Center). For more information, call 540-727-1305.

The Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission meeting scheduled for Feb. 25 will be held instead at 1 p.m. March 4 at the RRRC offices at 420 Southridge Parkway, #106, Culpeper.

Windmore Foundation’s theater group, StageWorks Culpeper, is presenting the play, “Kingdom,” by Pam Steadman, and auditions for acting roles are 1 to 4 p.m. this Saturday (Feb. 21), 6 to 8 p.m. Monday (Feb. 23) and 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 24) at St. Stephen’s parish hall (115 N. East St., Culpeper; parking in back of the church on Commerce Street). For more information, call 540-522-7790 or visit

4-H Winter Camp is Feb. 27 to March 1 at the 4-H Ed Center in Front Royal. The camp is perfect for those who are new to overnight camping or who are 4-H camp diehards who need a taste to tide them over until camp begins this summer. Campers will spend the weekend participating in workshops, games, a dance and more. To register or for more information, call 540-675-3619 or email Jenny Kapsa, 4-H coordinator, at

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

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

Virginia Cooperative Extension Service offers Cottage Food Workshop from 4 to 7 p.m. March 12 at the Culpeper County Board of Supervisors meeting room (302 N. Main St., Culpeper). The class ($5 per person) covers the regulations and food safety issues associated with operating a food business. Register by March 9. Light dinner provided. For more information, call Becky Sheffield at 540-727-3435 or

The Winter Vegetable School, with Extension specialists, agents and subject matter experts from VDACS and NRCS, is Saturday (Feb. 23) at the Warrenton-Fauquier County Visitors Center (33 N. Calhoun St., Warrenton). Learn about niche crops, IPM and pest management, pesticide and food safety, soil management and marketing. Registration fee ($25, plus $10 for each additional immediate family member) includes materials, lunch and refreshments. Call 540-675-3619 for a registration form to be mailed or for more information.

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 (depending on girl’s age); scholarships for equipment and registration fees are always available. For more information and to register, visit or email Check the league out on Facebook, too.

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 (Feb. 19). For more information, contact Danny Wilson at 540-547-4126 or

The Rappahannock County Relay for Life committee meets at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Washington Baptist Church. The next meeting is March. 10. Those interested can register online at For more information, contact Karen Williams (540-635-4673), Phyllis Grogg (540-364-2640) or Ellen Timbers (540-987-8402).

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