Stratford Hall will offer a free virtual lecture and cooking demonstration at 7 p.m. Saturday, February 12. Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz, resident historical chef Dontavius Williams and celebrity chef Chris Scott will present Caesar’s Kitchen: Chocolate and Slavery at Stratford Hall.
The program is funded by the Forrest E. Mars Jr. Chocolate History Research Grant, Mars Wrigley. Pre-registration is required. Register at Register at stratfordhall.org.
Lancaster Union Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M. will serve an all-you-can-eat country breakfast from 7-10 a.m. on second Saturdays, at the Lodge, 48 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. The fee is $10. Ages 8 and younger eat free.
The menu will include fluffy scrambled eggs (fried eggs on request), pancakes (blueberry and plain), biscuits, sausage gravy, sausage links, bacon, cheesy grits, home-fried potatoes, fried apples, warm syrup, fruit cocktail, coffee, tea, juice and milk. Orders to go available also.
The Five Rivers Fiber Guild will meet at 10 a.m. Monday, February 14, at Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern Meeting, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville.
Various fiber related machines will be demonstrated including a knitting board, electric wool carder, needle felting machine and an embroidery machine set up so members and guests can circulate and experiment.
RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host Paint Night from 6-8 p.m. February 24. The project will be “Bird of Paradise.” The instructor will be Dough Mock.
Bring beverages and snacks. The fee is $35 for members and $40 for others. Register at www.ralartcenter.com or 436-9309.
The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum will host “Local Watermen Tell All – Believe it or Not!” from 7-8 p.m. March 7 at Festival Halle, 177 Main Street, Reedville. Herb Lewis, Emory Lewis, Mate Swift and Meredith Robbins will share “salty” stories.
The suggested donation is $5 per person. For reservations, email email@example.com. Reserve a “Table of 8” or individual, socially-distanced seating.
The Lancaster Players will present “The 39 Steps: A Live Radio Play” at The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. Shows are slated at 8 p.m. March 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26, as well as 3 p.m. March 13 and 20. The theater will open an hour prior to each performance.
Tickets are $25. For reservations, visit www.lancasterplayers.org or call 435-3776.
Concerts By The Bay 2021-22 season will continue March 12 with the Capital Focus Jazz Band. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. at the Mathews High School Harry M. Ward Auditorium, 9889 Buckley Hall Road, Mathews.
Admission is by season subscription; or single performance ticket, $25 at the door. Students are admitted free.
Sundays at Two
The Lancaster Community Library Sundays at Two winter lecture series will open March 6 with “Book Writing: From Idea to Publication” by Dr. Allener Baker-Rogers.
The lecture will begin at 2 p.m. at LCL, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.
The Rappahannock Concert Association will present “Embraceable You, The Music of George Gershwin” at 7:30 p.m. March 19 at the Northumberland School Complex Theater, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville. Dean and Lisa Balkwill will perform sizzling dance numbers, nostalgic ballads and romantic comedy, set under the Paris sky.
Admission is by season subscription, or $25. For tickets, call 888-210-8006 or visit www.rappahannockconcerts.org. Students are free. Until further notice, masks are required, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.
Gardening in the Northern Neck, hosted by the Northern Neck Master Gardeners, will be held March 26 at the White Stone Church of the Nazarene, 57 Whisk Drive, White Stone. The theme will be “Landscape, Viewscape, Escape!”
The seminar fee is $50. Registration forms are at www.nnmg.org.