Upcoming 02-20-20

History book

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor will discuss his new book Thomas Jefferson’s Education at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 20, at Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems.

Tickets are $25 for Taylor’s presentation and a reception and book signing that follow, or $45 for the presentation, reception and a copy of the book, which may be picked up in advance at the Historic Christ Church & Museum. For tickets, visit christchurch1735.ticketleap.com.

Plant society

The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society (NNNPS) will meet at noon, Thursday, February 20, at Wicomico Parish Church, 5191 Jessie Ball duPont Highway, Wicomico Church.

Speaker Teta Kain will discuss the Dragon Run. The public is welcome. Bring a brown bag lunch; some snacks and beverages will be available.

Night Watch

The “Night Watch” opening gala will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, February 22, at The Westmoreland Players Theatre, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao. Performances will continue at 3 p.m. February 23 and 29, March 1, 7 and 8; and 7:30 p.m. February 28 and March 5 and 6.

Tickets to the opening night gala are $32 for adults and $19 for students. Tickets to remaining shows, except March 5, are $25 for adults and $12 for students. Tickets for March 5 are $20 and $8 respectively.  For reservations, visit westmorelandplayers.org, email tickets@westmoreland.org, or call 529-9345.


Stratford Hall will host on February 29 will host a special program in honor of Black History Month. Storytelling through Artifacts: African and African American Material Culture at Stratford Hall will be presented from 1-3 p.m. in the Council House at Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford.

Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz, director of programming, education and visitor engagement will lead the lecture. A private tour will follow.

Bingo Night

The Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority of Outstanding Women Educators will present Bingo Night at 6 p.m. March 6 at the Hayden Building, Dream Fields, 1385 Irvington Road, Kilmarnock. The competition will feature 14 games of Bingo.

The Bingo pack will cost $20. Refreshments will be available for purchase during the event. This event will benefit altruistic projects, teachers-to-be scholarships and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Senior living

Northumberland Public Library’s Ye Olde Book Shoppe, 7072 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, in partnership with Commonwealth Senior Living, will host “A New Year, a New You,” a free series of luncheon talks on senior living.

“Holistic Treatments for Memory Loss” will be offered at 11 a.m. March 4. To reserve a seat, call the library 580-5051, or sign up at the front desk of the library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville.


Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury will host a Viewpoints talk at 11 a.m. March 2 at RWC, 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington. The speaker will be Marshall Orr. The topic will be World War II.

Call RWC at 438-4000 for reservations. Attendees are invited to remain after the presentation for a complimentary lunch. RWC maintains a waiting list and honors reservations in the order received.

Gardening seminar

The 27th annual Gardening in the Northern Neck seminar, hosted by the Northern Neck Master Gardeners, will be held March 21 at White Stone Church of the Nazarene, 57 Whisk Drive, White Stone.

The theme will be “Spring Fever! Adventures in Gardening.” The fee is $50. Registration forms are available at www.nnmg.org.

Bat facts

The Friends of Dragon Run will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 26, at the Gloucester County Library, 6920 Main Street, Gloucester. Guest speaker Bonnie Miles will present both basic and little-known facts about bats.

The Drifters

The Rappahannock Concert Association will present The Drifters at 7:30 p.m. March 21 at the Performing Arts Theater, Northumberland High School, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville. In the 1950s and 1960s, the Drifters had 13 chart hits, including “Under the Boardwalk.”

Admission is by season subscription or $25. Students are admitted free. Purchase tickets at www.rappahannockconcerts.org, 1-888-210-8006, or at the door.

Fried chicken

American Legion Post 117, 39 School Street, Reedville, serves a fried chicken dinner from 5-6:30 p.m. on first Mondays.


The Middle Peninsula Northern Neck Community Services Board Prevention, Health & Wellness Division recently announced Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) will be offered from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 13 and 14 at Cooks Corner Complex Office Building, 2911 General Puller Highway, Saluda.

Materials will be provided. Participants are urged to bring a brown bag for a working lunch. The fee is $60. Register at www.chvc.online by May 7, or call 642-5402.

On Stage

The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts On Stage concert series will continue March 14 with Leahy; and April 18 with Face 2 Face.

All concerts are staged at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock. Admission is by season subscription or $39. Call the box office, 438-5555.

Corned beef and cabbage

The Upper Lancaster Volunteer Rescue Squad (ULVRS) will prepare a take out corned beef and cabbage dinner March 17. The menu will include corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and corn bread. The fee is by donation. 

Place orders—including name, phone number and quantity—with payment to P.O. Box 176, Lively, VA  22507. Orders must be received by Thursday, March 13, and meals may be picked up from 4-7 p.m. March 17 at the ULVRS building, 123 Norris Road, Lively.