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The Lancaster Players will present “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” at 8 p.m. June 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 16 and 17; and 3 p.m. June 4, 11 and 18 at Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. The house bar will open an hour prior to each performance.

The box office will open April 10. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at, or 435-3776.

Woman’s club

The Woman’s Club of Northumberland County, 2928 Northumberland Highway, Lottsburg, will meet Tuesday, April 11. Light refreshments will be served at noon, the meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m.

The speaker will be Lisa Deitz of Callao Supply Company, regarding the proposed community park to be developed in Callao.

Virginia writers

The Virginia Writers Series, sponsored by the Friends of Belle Isle, will continue from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, at Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. The featured writer will be Cindy L. Freeman.

$10 per person, payable by cash or check to the Friends of Belle Isle, includes coffee, tea, light refreshments. For reservations call 462-5030, or email [email protected].

Art & flowers

The RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will partner with garden clubs and florists to highlight the work of floral designers who have been inspired by art in the gallery.

The floral arrangements will be on display Friday and Saturday, April 14 and 15 with a special reception from 5-7 p.m. April 14.


Commonwealth Senior Living at Kilmarnock will host “Coping Techniques for Caregivers” from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, 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].

Movie night

The Mathews Historical Museum, 200 Main Street, Mathews, will host movie night on April 14. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 7 p.m.

“Blue Gold,” is a 2008 movie that addresses the environmental and political implications of the planet’s diminishing water supply, suggesting that future wars will be fought over the issue of water availability. The film was directed, co-produced and co-written by Sam Bozzo, based upon the book, Blue Gold: the Fight to Stop the Corporate Theft of the World’s Water, by Maude Barlow and Tony Clark.

American Impressions

The Rappahannock Concert Association will present the Brass Roots Trio at 7:30 p.m. April 15 at the Northumberland County School Complex, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville. The “American Impressions” program captures many cultures of America and includes compositions by Copland, Bernstein and Gershwin.

Tickets are $25. Purchase tickets at, or the door. Students are free.

Garden tour

The Garden Club of the Northern Neck will host a Historic Garden Week Tour from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 19.

Tour headquarters will be at Rappahannock Community College, 52 Campus Drive, Warsaw. Featured sites will include Chinn House, Jones House, Sabine Hall and Belle Ville. Advance tickets are $40 per person. Tickets may be purchased at

English Tea

The Friends of Northumberland Public Library will host an English Tea from 3-5 p.m. April 23 at Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville.

Tea service will include homemade scones, sandwiches and sweets. Tickets are $20 each. All proceeds benefit the purchase of a new mobile library. Purchase tickets at the library, or call 580-5051.

Diamonds & Denim

The Healthy Harvest Food Bank will host the Diamonds & Denim Gala & Auction from 6-9 p.m. April 29 at 55 Commerce Parkway, Warsaw. Mix jeans and bling to create a “glimmer of hope” for future generations. Enjoy local fare and spirits, live and silent auctions.

Tickets are $60 per person. For ticket and sponsorship opportunities, visit, or call 250-2277.

Brews & BBQ

The Stratford Hall Brews & BBQ Festival will be held from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. May 6 at Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford. The event will offer barbecue, craft beer, musical entertainment, historic demonstrations, a vendor market and access to the 1800-acre property.

Early bird tickets are $20 through May 4, or $30 at the gate. All alcohol and food purchases—tastings, glasses and bottles—will be made directly to the brewery, distillery, winery or food truck. For tickets, or a vendor application visit

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.

Chicken dinners

Chicken dinners will be available from 5-6:30 p.m. on first Mondays at American Legion Post #117, 39 School Street, Reedville.

Meals include fried chicken, mashed potatoes, choice of vegetables, salad, roll, dessert and drink. Dinners are $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 12 and younger, at the door.

Rappahannock Record Staff
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