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Cokie Roberts
The Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library recently announced tickets are on sale for “An Afternoon with Cokie Roberts and Civil War Capital Dames” at 1:30 p.m. today, January 5, at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Good Luck Road, Kilmarnock. The fundraiser will include a lecture and book signing focusing on her book, Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868.
Advance tickets are required. Lecture tickets are $45. VIP tickets are $100 and include a meet-and-greet brunch. Tickets can be purchased at mkt.com/maryball, 462-7280, or by mailing a check to MBWML, PO Box 97, Lancaster VA 22503.

Post meeting
American Legion Post 117, 39 American Legion Way, Reedville, will meet today, January 5. The executive board will convene at 10 a.m. followed by the general membership at 10:30 a.m. Members are urged to bring prospective members and to remain for a meal after the meeting.

Art reception
A First Friday Reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, January 6, at the Rappahannock Art League Studio Gallery, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.
Patrons may meet some of the exhibiting artists and enjoy light refreshments. The public is welcome.

Chicken dinner
American Legion Post 117, 39 American Legion Way, Reedville, will serve a chicken dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 9. The fee is $10 for adults and $5 for ages 11 and younger.
The menu will include fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, baked beans, salad, rolls, soft drinks, iced tea and desserts.

Just Smile
In honor of Sandie Turner’s life, her family will host a musical celebration from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, January 7, at the Kilmarnock Firehouse 71 School Street, Kilmarnock. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Guests will include members of the Robbin Thompson Band, Julius Pittman & the Revival and the Soul Expressions. Guests should bring chairs.
Tickets are $20 per person; proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Tickets will be sold at Noblett’s Appliance and Hair Design Studio, both in Kilmarnock; or tickets@fcpsound.net. Beer, wine, spirits and other beverages will be sold; proceeds will benefit the Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department.

Photo show
Marjory Willis will be Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury’s featured artist in January, displaying about 36 of her photos in Chesapeake Center, 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington.
Residents and community members are invited to view the exhibit from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily throughout January.

You be the Judge
The Rappahannock Art League’s “You be the Judge” show will continue through January at the Studio Gallery, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. RAL members submitted original works of art in a variety of mediums.
Members of the public are urged to visit the gallery to cast votes.

Burns night
The Kilmarnock and District Pipe Band will host its 18th annual Burns supper and concert January 28 at the Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Neck, 517 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the festivities will commence at 5:45 p.m.
Tickets will be $35 each and will be for sale at the Bank of Lancaster and Chesapeake Bank Main offices in Kilmarnock and The Local in Irvington. To reserve a table for up to 6, contact Rusty Spears, 438-4597.

Alzheimers documentary
The Alzheimer’s Association will present the PBS documentary “Alzheimers: The Caregiver’s Perspective” from 1 to 3 p.m. January 24 at Abilities Abound, 765 Northumberland Highway, Callao.
Immediately following the documentary, a panel of caregivers and Dr. Jihyun Im, Riverside Lifelong Health and Aging Related Services, will conduct a question and answer session. To register, call 446-5857, or email egalloway@alz.org.

Happy art
The Rappahannock Art League will host an adult paint night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. January 20 at the Studio Gallery, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. The theme will be “Paint with a Happy Brush.” The instructor will be Renate Bumgarner.
A $30 fee includes all materials and snacks. Participants may bring a favorite libation. To register, visit or call the gallery, 436-9309.



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