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Upcoming 03-30-23

Rewilding landscapes

The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society will present “Rewilding our Landscapes” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, by Zoom. Landscape designer Susan Abraham will focus on using native plants to restore landscapes. To register, email Betsy Washington at [email protected]. A brief business meeting will precede the program.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

American Legion Post #117, 39 School Street, Reedville will serve a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 19. The menu will include corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, rolls and drinks.

The fee is $15 for an eat-in or takeout meal. Tickets are available from post officers, or contact Diane at [email protected].

New exhibit

March is National Women’s History Month, so the Essex County Museum has chosen 10 extraordinary women from Essex County and the Middle Peninsula to honor in a new exhibit.

“Extraordinary Women” will open at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, at the Essex County Museum, 218 Water Lane, Tappahannock.

Online auction

The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society “Attic Treasures and Great Garage Finds” virtual estate sale will be held March 22-29 at bigredauctions.hibid.com and anyone can bid.

Author event

The Friends of the Library of Rappahannock Community College will host a Spring Author Event and Book Signing from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at RCC, 52 Campus Drive, Warsaw.

Pam Sandbridge will speak about the cookbook, Driftwood. She will tell the history of the Driftwood Restaurant at Coles Point, the seafood restaurant run by her mother, Ruth, and her stepfather, Joe McCoy.

Books Alive

Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, will host a Books Alive event from 5-7 p.m. March 24. Leaving a Legacy in Written Words will feature authors Gail Wilson Kenna, Illona Duncan and Susan Moore, who will discuss their books which explore three different historical periods.

Light appetizers and wine will be served. The event is sponsored by the Friends of Northumberland Public Library.

Colonial crafts

Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, will host an 18th century carpentry demonstration from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 25. Apprentice carpenter Harold Caldwell of Colonial Williamsburg will lead the demonstration in Stratford Hall’s 1738 workshop.

Tickets are $5. To reserve tickets, visit https://stratfordhall.simpletix.com/.

Gardening seminar

The Gardening in the Northern Neck seminar, “In Your Own Backyard,” will be held March 25 at the White Stone Church of the Nazarene, 57 Whisk Drive, White Stone. Speakers will be Heather Holm, Barbara Pleasant and Edward Olsen.

The fee is $50. Lunches will be available for an additional fee. Registration forms available at www.nnmg.org.

Lee ladies

Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, will host Commemorating the Lives: Women’s History Day from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 25, featuring the self-guided audio tour, Leading Ladies: The Lee Women of Stratford Hall.

Tickets are $5. To reserve tickets, visit https://stratfordhall.simpletix.com/. Visitors are reminded to see the new Visitor Center exhibit, Stratford at the Crossroads: Atlantic Cultures & the Creation of America displaying portraits of Lee women, cameos of enslaved African women, and objects belonging to these women.

Tribute concert

Blood, Sweat & Years, a Blood Sweat and Tears tribute concert, will be held from 7:30-9 p.m. March 25 at the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck, 517 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 each. Purchase tickets at the Boys & Girls Club, www.bgcnn.org, or from Tom Jones at 761-7547. Beer, wine, sodas, water and food sold separately.

DNA 101

DNA 101: An Introduction to Genetic Genealogy will be the subject of a talk by Bessida Cauthorne White at 4 p.m. March 26. Sponsored by the Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society, the talk will take place at the Middlesex County Historic Courthouse, 877 General Puller Highway, Saluda.

The public is invited to attend this free event. A DNA resource handout will be distributed.

HCW crafting

Historyland Community Workshop currently meets at 10 a.m. first and third Mondays at Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.

The group works on individual and group crafts and enjoys the fellowship of each other in preparation for an annual sale. Proceeds from the sale support scholarships for Lancaster and Northumberland students and local libraries. New members are welcome.

Spring training

Historic Christ Church & Museum (HCC&M) will host its annual spring training for new and returning volunteers March 28-30. HCC&M invites anyone interested in volunteering or who wants to learn about Christ Church to attend.

The program will begin each morning with coffee and refreshments at 8:30 a.m. followed by training sessions from 9 a.m.-noon. Speakers will address ongoing projects, architectural literacy, indigenous populations and Christ Church history.

Caregivers

Commonwealth Senior Living at Kilmarnock will host “Coping Techniques for Caregivers” from 5:30-7 p.m. April 13 at Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.

Caring for an aging family member can be stressful. This seminar will offer tips and tools for coping with caregiving stress. Register at [email protected].

Rappahannock Record Staff
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