Meetings and notices for June 25

The Washington Town Council holds a work session in conjunction with the Avon Hall Study Group from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 29 at town hall. The meeting is open to the public.

The Democratic Committee meets 7 p.m. at the Rappahannock Library July 7. All are welcome, you don’t have to be a member to participate. Contact Ross O’Donoghue at 540-987-8019 for more information.

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, or call Amy Burnett at 540-675-3873 for more information.

The Phoenix Scholarship is offered to an 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 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.

Belle Meade Swim Camps are July 6-10 and 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.

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 (Aug. 4, $25 per day); 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 July 2. 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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