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Upcoming Events 05-09-24

Women Build

Lancaster/Northumberland Habitat for Humanity (L/NHH) will hold a dedicated “Women Build” Saturday, May 11, in honor of Mother’s Day weekend. Any women interested in contributing to the build are welcome to participate. The primary work that day will be painting; no prior experience is required. To volunteer, call 435-3461 or visit lnhabitat.org.

Spring festival

The Stratford Hall Historic Preserve, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, will host the Wine Thyme Spring Festival from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, May 11. The festival will offer food, beverages, music, artisan vendors and tours of the grounds and Great House.

Tickets are $20 through today, May 9. Day of tickets are $30. Admission for ages 7-12 is $10 and ages 6 and younger, free. Reservations also will be accepted for party tents near the stage, $325. Tent options are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. or 3-7 p.m. For a music schedule, to purchase advance tickets or reserve tables visit stratfordhall.org.

Genealogy meeting

The Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society will hold a virtual meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11. This meeting will feature a roundtable discussion to share queries and details about their family research.

To receive an invitation for this meeting email [email protected] or call 651-8753.

Woman’s club

The Woman’s Club of Northumberland County (WCNC) will meet at noon, Tuesday, May 14, at the WCNC Clubhouse, 2928 Northumberland Highway, Lottsburg. The club will visit the Healthy Harvest Food Bank in Warsaw.

Heritage concert

The Mathews VA250 Committee will host a concert Wednesday, May 15, on the Court Green. The Courthouse Community Orchestra, under the direction of Staff Sgt. Jarrett Kocan of the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band, will perform traditional American music.

The program to memorialize the 248th anniversary of the creation of Virginia’s Declaration of Independence will begin at 6 p.m. The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. There is no charge. Bring picnic baskets, lawn chairs and blankets.

NPL trustees

The Northumberland Public Library (NPL) board of trustees will hold its bi-monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, in the public meeting room at NPL, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville. Anyone interested in learning more about this organization is welcome to attend.

Spring concerts

The Courthouse Community Orchestra recently announced its free spring concert schedule. The series will open at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, as Mathews Historical Museum presents Concerts on the Green, 50 Brickbat Road, Matthews. Bring lawn chairs and a picnic basket. The rain location is Thomas Hunter School.

Concerts will continue at 6 p.m., May 22, at Cobbs Creek Art Center, 61 Cobb Creek Lane, Cobb Creek; and 6 p.m., June 5, Concerts on the Green, Gloucester Courthouse, 6504 Main Street, Gloucester. Donations are appreciated.

Garden club fundraiser

The Chesapeake Bay Garden Club will hold a fundraiser from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 18 at Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville.

There will be floral displays, a silent auction, a garden sale, a bake sale and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will benefit a scholarship for local students.

Preakness Party

The Rappahannock Community College (RCC) Educational Foundation recently announced the Preakness Party, celebrating the running of the Preakness Stakes, will be held from 4-7 p.m. May 18 at Shandy Hall on the Rappahannock River near Warsaw.

The Preakness Party will feature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, live and silent auctions and a best hat and most dapper contest. The all-inclusive tickets are $100 per guest. For tickets, call 333-6707 or visit www.rappahannock.edu/preaknessparty.

Rappahannock Record Staff
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