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Upcoming 02-24-22

Paint night

RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host Paint Night from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, 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 or 436-9309.

Volunteer fair

The Foundation for Historic Christ Church (FHCC) invites the community to a volunteer fair from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, February 24, at Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems. Positions include docents, receptionists, gardeners and researchers.

Audio tour

Stratford Hall recently announced a new audio tour, Crossroads: African and African American Life at Stratford, to debut Friday, February 25. This tour leads visitors through the grounds and outbuildings, introducing several voice actors portraying enslaved Africans and African Americans, telling their stories and the history of the site.

To purchase the audio tour while planning a visit to Stratford Hall, go to

On Stage

The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts 2021-22 On Stage season will continue Saturday, February 26, with Emi Ferguson & Ruckus. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock.

Admission is by season subscription or single ticket, $45. For tickets, call the RFA at 438-5555, to be placed on a “will call” list. Subscribers are reminded to use Leahy tickets.

Zoom history

The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society, in partnership with Holley Graded School Inc., will host a “Black Voices: Memories of Holley Graded School,” by Zoom. All viewers must pre-register to receive the Zoom link. Register at or call 462-7280.

“Holley Graded School Past, Present, and Future,” will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 27.

Cooking demo

Stratford Hall will offer a free virtual lecture and cooking demonstration at 7 p.m. Monday, February 28. Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz will present Sugar, Slavery, and Revolution: The Real History of White Gold.

Pre-registration is required. Register at


Orchestra tickets

The Northern Neck Orchestra’s 2021-22 season will continue March 5 and May 13 at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock; and May 14 at the Northumberland High School Theater, 201 Academic Lane, Claraville. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be preceded by a pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m.

Admission is by season subscription or $36 for individual performances. Students are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased at the door or


Telling all

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 protected]. Reserve a “Table of 8” or individual, socially-distanced seating.

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.

Waterfowl show

The 41st Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show will be held March 18-20, at the White Stone Firehouse, 579 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. Show hours will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 19 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 20. Admission is $8 and is good for both days. Children younger than age 12 will be admitted at no charge.

The Preview Night Gala will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. March 18. Gala tickets are $70 per person and advance reservations are required by March 11. For gala invitation and tickets, visit, e-mail [email protected], or call  787-3119.

Rappahannock Record Staff
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