Upcoming 02-02-23

Artifacts and stories

The Steamboat Era Museum is planning a new exhibit for the 2023 season. It will spotlight children growing up during the height of the Steamboat Era—the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The museum is interested in any artifacts and stories readers may recall about family members or friends who were children around 1880-1920. Contact exhibit designer Barbara Brecher at bbrecher@steamboateramuseum.org or 703-867-7125.

Talking workboats

The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, 504 Main Street, Reedville will host a  Winter Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, February 6. Dr. Paul Ewell of the Eastern Shore Watermen’s Museum and Research Center will discuss the evolution of the workboats of the Chesapeake Bay.

Charitable donations of at least $5 will be accepted at the door.

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.

Pig feet dinner

The Northumberland County Community Center, 679 Browns Store Road, Heathsville, will serve a pig feet or chicken dinner from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. February 10. The menu will include green beans, potato salad, roll, dessert and beverage.

The fee is $15. Meals may be picked up or delivered. To place an order, call James Long, 580-2477 or 724-3240.

Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of the Northern Neck will meet at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 8, at River Counties Community Foundation, 834 Rappahannock Drive, White Stone. Speakers will be Cherie Carl, Northumberland High School navigator; Karen Hutchens, Lancaster High School navigator; and Lorraine Justice, director, TRIO Programs.

The Rotary Club meets second and fourth Wednesdays. Anyone is welcome to join them for breakfast and see what Rotary is all about. Respond by email, nnrotary@gmail.com.

Student musical

The Christchurch School Visual & Performing Arts and Co-Curricular Departments will present “Rappahannock Reflection!” at 7 p.m. February 10-11 in the David & Wendy Charlton Fine and Performing Arts Center, Marston Hall, 49 Seahorse Lane, Christchurch.

 Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for school-aged children. To reserve seats, contact Jennifer Tietjen at 758-2306 ext. 581 or tickets@christchurchschool.org. 

Lee artifact

Preservation Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula will host an illustrated talk on the restoration of an 18th century Lee family waistcoat at 2 p.m. February 11 at Wellford Hall, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 5987 Richmond Road, Warsaw.

Stratford Hall curator of exhibits and design Amy Connolly will speak on the conservation of a circa 1790 silk waistcoat owned by Thomas Lee Shippen (1765-1798).

Super Bowl Chili

The Woman’s Club of White Stone (WCWS) will sell Super Bowl Chili for $15 per quart. Orders are now being accepted for drive-by pickup from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. February 11 at the WCWS Clubhouse, 560 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone.

To place an order, call 435-0441. Leave a message stating name, the number of quarts requested and contact information, as all orders will be confirmed. The cutoff date for ordering is Monday, February 6.

Heart Healthy Take Out Meal

The Cooks Squad will offer heart-healthy vegetable soup, turkey chili, bread, cornbread and brownies for two for $14. Order at 494-9534 or mcvrssales911@gmail.com.

Orders are due by February 10 and can be picked up from 3:30-5 p.m. February 14 at the Mid-County Volunteer Rescue Squad, 7990 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville.