Upcoming 03-12-20


“Opal’s Million Dollar Duck” will open Friday, March 13, at The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. Theater doors will open at 7 p.m. for a social hour, followed by the play at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 each. For reservations, visit lancasterplayers.org or call 435-3776.

Evening performances will continue March 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28. Matinees will be held March 15 and 22. For matinees, theater doors will open at 2 p.m., followed by the play at 3 p.m.

Ladies tour

Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, on Saturday, March 14, will offer a Leading Ladies Tour: The Material Culture of the Lee Women of Stratford Hall. Private tours will be featured at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided from noon-1 p.m.

The event fee is $20 for ages 15 and older, $18 for seniors, $10 for ages 6-14 and free for ages 5 and younger. For event tickets, visit stratfordhall.org.

On Stage

The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts On Stage concert series will continue Saturday, 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.

Bluff Point

The Bluff Point Community League will meet Monday, March 16, at the former Bluff Point Grade School, 2595 Bluff Point Road, Kilmarnock. Social time will begin at 6 p.m. and a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. Bring a dish to share.

Jill White, sales and marketing director at Commonwealth Senior Living at Kilmarnock will be the after-dinner speaker. She will talk about how to avoid scams. She also will describe the resources Commonwealth Senior Living provides to families seeking senior living options, especially for those who may be suffering from memory loss.


Commonwealth Senior Living at Kilmarnock, 460 South Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host a Lunch & Learn session at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17.

Ann Hergenreder and Keller Williams will share downsizing tips: decluttering – how and when to get started. For reservations, call 695-7290 or email: jwhite@commonwealthsl.com.

Paint night

The RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will hold an adult paint workshop from 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 20. The instructor will be Marilyn Sprouse.

The project will be Claude Monet’s 1885 Tulips on a 16”x20” canvas. The fee is $30 for members and $35 for others, including materials. Bring a choice of beverage. To register, visit the RAL Art Center, or call 436-9309.

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.

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.

Annual meeting

Preservation Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula (PNNMP) will conduct its annual meeting March 26 at St. John’s Church, 5987 Richmond Road, Warsaw. The agenda will include a reception at 11 a.m., a business meeting and grants presentation at 11:45 a.m., lunch at noon and the program at 1 p.m. featuring Carl Lounsbury, author of Restoring Williamsburg.

The luncheon fee is $23 for members and $28 for others. Send a check and a note showing name, address, phone and email to PNNMP, PO Box 691, Warsaw, VA 22572, use PayPal at pnnmp.org, or call 394-3102.

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.



Interested in knowing what Classical Conversation is all about? Join us for an open house from 6:30-8 p.m. March 23 at the Smithland Baptist Church parsonage, 1047 Walnut Point Road, Heathsville.

Egg hunt

Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster, will host an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. April 11. Bring baskets and cameras. The Easter Bunny is coming.

Children will be divided into four age groups: 1-3, 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12. There will be a special prize for finding the Golden Egg in each age group. The parking fee is $5 per vehicle.

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.

“Joy in the Moment” will be offered April 1. To reserve a seat, call the library 580-5051, or sign up at the front desk of the library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville.

Children First

Children First will be offered from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at the Warsaw Counseling Center, 414 Main Street, Warsaw. The fee is $50 per person. Payment must be received seven days prior to the scheduled class. Register by phone, 642-5402.

Children First is a co-parenting education program to promote positive and healthy communication for families experiencing the challenges of transition through separation and/or divorce.