Upcoming 12-20-18

Paint night

RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host an Adult Paint Night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, December 21. Paint Night is for the beginner or experimental artist. The instructor will be Marilyn Sprouse.

The fee is $35 per person, $30 for members, and includes all materials. Bring a beverage. To register, call 436-9309.

Arts Alive!

Arts Alive! at the Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, features the photography of Sarah, Jessica and Tyler Haynie through December.

Traveling exhibit

The Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society Inc. will host the 2018 Strong Men and Women in Virginia History traveling exhibition from December 27, 2018, through January 10, 2019. An open house will be held from 1-5 p.m. December 30 at the museum, 777 General Puller Highway, Saluda.

Strong Men and Women in Virginia History, an initiative of the Library of Virginia and Dominion Energy, recognizes Virginia African Americans who have made noteworthy contributions to the Commonwealth. The 2018 class includes Middlesex native, civil rights activist, educator and theologian Calvin Coolidge Green (1931-2011).

Information session

The Northern Neck Master Gardeners will conduct an information session from 1-3 p.m. 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.

Country breakfast

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.

Fruit orders

Kilmarnock Seventh-Day Adventist Church is taking orders for its citrus fruit sale in January. Orders should be called in by January 3, 2019, 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.

Burns Night

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.

Garden Week

The Garden Club of the Northern Neck on May 1 will host a tour of private homes with gardens in the Colonial Beach area, including the birthplace of President James Monroe.

The Historic Garden Week tour will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and features a trolley ride through Colonial Beach. Advance tickets are $25 per person, contact northernneck@vagardenweek.org.

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.