Upcoming 02-04-21

The Bulletin

The 57th edition of The Bulletin of the Northumberland County Historical Society, edited by Thomas A. Wolf, is now available. The Bulletin includes 10 articles covering historical events, people and places over the past four centuries—in one case, even before the formal establishment of Northumberland County in 1648.

Copies of The Bulletin, free to members of the society, may also be purchased from the society headquarters, 86 Back Street, Heathsville, by emailing nchsva1@gmail.com, or calling 580-8571, Wednesdays through Fridays.

Fiber guild

The Five Rivers Fiber Guild will not meet in person while the meeting size restriction is in place so there will not be an in-person meeting Monday, February 8, as scheduled.

However, the guild will offer Zoom meetings and a link will be emailed to the membership, or contact Nan Harvey, 436-0323.

Valentine’s dinner

Fairfields United Methodist Church, 14741 Northumberland Highway, Burgess, will serve their famous Valentine’s roast beef dinner from 5-7 p.m. February 13. This will be carry-out with curb-side delivery.

The menu will be rib-eye roast, scalloped potatoes, green beans, rolls and apple cobbler. The fee is $15. Orders can be called in at the church, 453-2631.

Virtual history

The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society’s “Zooming In On Lancaster County History: Thursdays at 3:00” virtual speaker series will continue at 3 p.m. February 18 with “Free Blacks in Lancaster and Northumberland Counties during the American Revolution,” by Karen Sutton.

The series is free for members and $5 for others. Register at www.mkt.com/maryball or 462-7280. A valid email address is required.

Barbecue to go

Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville, will serve a drive-thru barbecue dinner from 4-6 p.m. February 28. The menu will feature pulled pork, barbecue sauce, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, bun and brownies.

The fee is $20 per meal, advance purchase only. Prepay at https://www.rhhtfoundationinc.org/ or the Tavern Gift Shoppe, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.

Virtual auction

The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society (LVHS) is seeking new and used items for the “Treasures and Trinkets Virtual Auction” in March.  Everything will be sold through an online auction managed by Brad Smith of The Big Red Flea and Big Red Auctions in Irvington.

 Donations can be delivered by advance notice to the LVHS museum through mid-February. Limited, local pick-up assistance may be available for certain items. Email history@lancastervahistory.org, or 462-7280.  

Wine Down

Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock, recently announced Friday Night Wine Downs have moved indoors from 5-8 p.m., with live music by Bob Wilson from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Good Luck Cellars will serve up cherry treats (made with a small hatchet, no doubt) to celebrate Presidents’ Day Weekend, February13-15. Hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday.

Gardening seminar

The Northern Neck Master Gardeners (NNMG) recently announced the Gardening in the Northern Neck seminar (GNN) will be conducted virtually March 20. The theme of the seminar is “Be Intentional: Create Livable, Edible, Sustainable Garden Spaces.”

The fee for the virtual seminar is $25. Registration forms are available at www.nnmg.org.

Museum open

The Essex History Museum, 218 Water Lane, Tappahannock, will be open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays throughout February.

A St. Margaret’s School Centennial exhibit will take visitors back when girls were offered the education they were seeking, on the banks of the Rappahannock. Other displays are also accessible.