Upcoming 01-12-23

Robert E. Lee

Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, will host “Robert E. Lee and Pursuit of Perfection” at 7 p.m. Saturday, January 14. This program will be offered in person and virtually.

There is no charge. However, preregistration is required, visit www.stratfordhall.org.

Venue changes

For those who enjoyed the music on Thursday nights at the former Kilmarnock Brewhaus, the music continues at 606, 606 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone.

Starting January 12, the older crowd can enjoy live 60s, 70s and Shag music from 7-10 p.m. on Thursdays. Hard to Tell will open the series.

NPL meeting

The Northumberland Public Library (NPL) board of trustees will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, January 18, at NPL, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville.

The public may attend in person or via zoom. To join electronically, visit nplibraryva.org or call 580-5051.

River Stitchers                  

The River Stitchers meet from 10 a.m.-noon on first and third Thursdays in room W117 at Rappahannock Community College, 52 Campus Drive, Warsaw.

Burns tribute

The Kilmarnock & District Pipe Band will hold its “Tribute to Robert Burns” at 2 p.m. January 21 at the Lodge #100, 1434 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock. Doors will open at 1 p.m.

Tickets are $30. Snacks and setups will be provided, to enhance the edibles (BYOB) brought by audience members. Purchase tickets at The Local in Irvington, Chesapeake Bank in Kilmarnock, Blue Ridge Bank branches in Kilmarnock and White Stone, and Primis Bank in Burgess, or call 577-3349.

Sundays at Two

The Lancaster Community Library (LCL) Sundays at Two winter lecture series will open January 22 with Composer, Piano Teacher-Which I It? by Joel Hoffman.

The lecture will begin at 2 p.m. at LCL, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.

Shrimp and oysters

The Upper Lancaster Volunteer Fire Department (ULVFD) on February 4 will hold an “all-you-can-eat shrimp and oyster dinner” at the Lively Firehouse, 5170 Mary Ball Road, Lively. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m.; dinner will be served from 4-7 p.m.

Tickets are $50 each, or free for ages 12 and younger accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets must be purchased by January 23 at Chesapeake Bank, Lively; Primis Bank, Burgess; Noblett Appliances Inc., Kilmarnock; from ULVFD members; from 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays through January 21 at the firehouse; or at 462-5404, 436-2276 or 462-0186.

Gardening seminar

The Gardening in the Northern Neck seminar, “In Your Own Backyard,” will be held March 25 at the White Stone Church of the Nazarene, 57 Whisk Drive, White Stone. Speakers will be Heather Holm, Barbara Pleasant and Edward Olsen.

The fee is $50. Lunches will be available for an additional fee. Registration forms will be available February 1 at www.nnmg.org.

Chicken dinners

Chicken dinners will be available from 5-6:30 p.m. on first Mondays at American Legion Post #117, 39 School Street, Reedville.

Meals include fried chicken, mashed potatoes, choice of vegetables, salad, roll, dessert and drink. Dinners are $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 12 and younger, at the door.

Concerts by the Bay

The Concerts by the Bay series will continue with Jeff Little on March 12 and Judy Carmichael on April 23. Both shows will begin at 3 p.m. at the Harry M. Ward Auditorium, Mathews High School, 9889 Buckley Hall Road, Mathews.

Little performs old time, country, bluegrass, rockabilly and blues on the piano. Carmichael performs stride and swing on the piano. Tickets are $25 at the door, per person for each show. Students are admitted free. For tickets, visit http://www.concertsbythebay.org/.