Meetings and notices for June 11

2015 Rappahannock County Farm Tour and Festival kickoff meeting is 7 p.m. tonight (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 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday, June 11) at 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 County Water and Sewer Authority meets 5:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday June 11) at the courthouse on Gay Street.

Rappahannock Rapidan Community Services transportation will not operate this Friday (June 12) in observance of an in-service training.

The Washington Town Council voted Monday (June 8) to continue its regularly scheduled council meeting of that night to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 17,  at town hall.

Rappahannock County Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 17 at the courthouse. Agenda includes the Stettner-Ewen family apartment.

Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Family Nutrition Program offers recipes and samples of low-fat salad dressings at the Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market this Saturday (June 13) at a free event starting at 8 a.m. The Virginia Cooperative Extension Family Nutrition Program (FNP) is promoting a theme of “Eat Smart, Move More . . . at Farmers Markets” to promote shopping at local farmers markets, eating more fresh fruits and vegetables and being more physically active during summer months. For more information, contact Brenda Watkevich at 540-727-3435 ext. 348 or

At “Survivors for Life,” 7 p.m. Monday (June 15) at the Culpeper County Library, RRCS prevention specialist Alan Rasmussen will help participants learn about the impact of suicide on families, friends and communities. Those who lose a loved one to suicide are called Suicide Survivors or Survivors of Suicide.  The unique grief that is experienced by suicide survivors will be discussed as well as what can be done to help individuals move forward and cope after such a tragic loss. This training is supported by Team Jordan, RRCS Prevention and Healthy Culpeper. For more information, call 540-825-7486.

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

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.

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.

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. 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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