Upcoming 02-11-21

Cider and cherries

Ditchley Cider Works, 1571 Ditchley Road, Kilmarnock, will be open for Cider, Cherries & Chocolate as part of the Chesapeake Wine Trail weekend event. Cider, a few food items and a small cherry and chocolate treat will be offered February 13-15.

Hours will be noon -4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and noon-2 p.m. Monday. Service will be inside and reservations are required. Contact cathy@ditchleyciderworks.com. No pets will be allowed inside.

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.

Romantic concert

Wonder at Ware’s next virtual concert, “Love is in the Air,” will premiere at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 13. The concert is free to access at www.wonderatware.org.

 “Love is in the Air” will highlight duet pieces of the Romantic era for flute and organ, featuring Laura Rowe and Pattie Taylor. The series is sponsored by Ware Episcopal Church.

Wine Down and cherries

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 also will serve up cherry treats to celebrate Presidents’ Day Weekend. Hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday.

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.

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.