The Northern Neck Master Gardeners will conduct an information session from 1-3 p.m. today, January 3, at the Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville. The session will address the 2019 Northern Neck Master Gardeners Training Program offered through Virginia Cooperative Extension. Classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday mornings, January 15-March 26.
To register for the training program, call the VCE Northumberland County Office, 580-5694 or visit nnmg.org. The fee is $150 and pre-registration and payment are required.
The Westmoreland Players will show “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 6, at The Westmoreland Players Theatre, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao. The movie features Bette Davis and Joan Crawford.
Rappahannock Garden Club will present “Dig In With Dug In Farms owner Carolyn Quinn” on Thursday, January 10.
The program will be held at 1 p.m. Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock. The public is welcome.
Lancaster Union Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M. will serve an all-you-can-eat country breakfast from 7-10 a.m. January 12 at the Lodge, 48 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.
The fee is $10. Ages 5 and younger, uniformed military and law enforcement eat free.
“Bette & Joan,” written by Anton Burge, will open January 11 at The Westmoreland Players Theatre, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao. The opening night gala will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the play will follow at 7:30 p.m.
The play will continue at 7:30 p.m. January 12 and 18; and 3 p.m. January 13, 19 and 20. Tickets are $20 for opening night and $15 for remaining shows. For reservations, visit https://www.westmorelandplayers.org, or call 529-9345.
Pamela K. Struss, Ph.D., will serve as facilitator for Resilient Women in Dialogue from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. January 12 at Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville.
All Northern Neck women are invited. Food is helpful, bring packaged or store-bought items to share, added Dr. Struss. Water, coffee, tea and spiced cider will be provided.
The Northern Neck Master Gardeners will meet at 11 a.m. January 16 at the Transportation Building, Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville. Bud Ward will present “Climate Change in Our Own Backyards.”
Kilmarnock Seventh-Day Adventist Church is taking orders for its citrus fruit sale in January. Orders should be called in by January 3, to 435-1252, 435-1579 or 562-652-0866.
Orders may be picked up January 18 at the church, 401 South Main Street, Kilmarnock. Pecans and baked goods also will be available.
Shrimp & oyster
The Upper Lancaster Volunteer Fire Department will host an all-you-can-eat shrimp and oyster dinner January 26 at the Lively Firehouse, 5170 Mary Ball Road, Lively. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. and dinner will be served from 4-7 p.m.
The fee is $40 per person; ages 12 and younger eat free. Tickets will be available at the firehouse all Saturdays in January; as well as Chesapeake Bank and The Corner Bar and Grill in Lively, Noblett Appliance in Kilmarnock and EVB in Burgess. Purchase tickets by January 20.
The Kilmarnock and District Pipe Band will host its 20th annual Burns Night Supper and concert from 5-8 p.m. January 26 at the Masonic Lodge #100, 1434 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock.
Tickets are $40 each and are on sale until January 18, at The Local in Irvington, Chesapeake Bank in Kilmarnock and Virginia Commonwealth branches in Kilmarnock, White Stone and Burgess. After purchasing tickets, patrons may make table reservations for tables of eight (only) by calling Madge Rollins at 580-4441.
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, will host a free Lee Family Birthday Commemoration from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. January 19.
The family-fun event will include self-guided tours of the Great House, the “Civil War Civilians of Spotsylvania Historical Interpreters,” a scavenger hunt for kids and 19th century music by Doug Marshall and Company. In keeping with tradition, guests can top off the celebration with a slice of birthday cake.
Indoor yard sale
An indoor yard sale to benefit the Northumberland County Animal Shelter is held regularly at the Northumberland School Administration Building, 2172 Northumberland Highway, Lottsburg.
Hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays.