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Upcoming 05-12-22

History webinar

The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society Zooming in on Local History Speaker Series will continue at 3 p.m. today, May 12. Fairfield Foundation archaeologist Dr. David Brown will present “Is This an Artifact? Understanding and Identifying Archaeological Finds.” 

 The Zoom webinar is free for LVHS members and $5 for others. All viewers must register in advance at, or 462-7280 by noon. Folks also may register to watch the broadcast at the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.


The Rivah Quilt Guild (RQG) invites current and future quilters, of all skill levels, to attend a meeting at 10 a.m. Friday, May 13, in the fellowship hall at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 435 East Church Street, Kilmarnock.

RQG member Lois Sparks will present a program featuring folk art style hand embroidery which can be used to embellish quilts, clothing and other fabric projects.

Archaeology day

The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society and Fairfield Foundation will present Archaeology Activity Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the LVHS museum, 8346 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster.

Benefit concert

The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, 504 Main Street, Reedville, will host a concert to benefit the historic skipjack Claud W. Somers. Folk singers Janie Meneely and Rob van Sante will be featured from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, May 14.

Tickets are $20 per person, children ages 10 and younger will be admitted at no charge. To purchase tickets, visit

Bluff Point

Bluff Point Community League will hold a potluck meeting Monday, May 16, at the former Bluff Point Graded School, 2595 Bluff Point Road, Kilmarnock. Social time will begin at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Bring a dish to share.

Nan Harvey will will discuss her new book, A History Not Past.

Garden club

The Kilmarnock Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 in the fellowship hall at Kilmarnock Baptist Church, 65 East Church Street, Kilmarnock. Belle Isle State Park manager Katie Shepard will discuss the restoration of the Manor House Gardens using a grant from the Garden Club of the Northern Neck.

Guests are welcome. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided. Floral design and horticulture will be judged.

LVHS gala

The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society will host “Relax at the River at Historic Pop Castle” from 3-7 p.m. June 4. Attendees will have an opportunity to explore and enjoy this privately owned property on the Rappahannock River near White Stone.

 Gala tickets are $100 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance by May 21 at, or 462-7280.

Preakness Party

The Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation will present the Preakness Party from 4-7 p.m. on May 21 at Kennersley on the Coan River, 491 Oyster Road, Lottsburg.

The all-inclusive tickets are $100 per guest. For tickets, contact the RCC Educational Foundation at 333-6707 or

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.

RFM concert

The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum on June 11 will host Faron Hamblin in concert at Festival Halle, 177 Main Street, Reedville. The concert will be held from 6-9 p.m.

Ticket are $10 each. To purchase tickets, visit

Poker Run

Registration is underway for the Northern Neck Rotary Club’s second Poker Run on the Water July 16. There will be seven checkpoints along the Rappahannock River.

Top prize is $5,000. The entry fee is $500 per boat. Sponsorships are available. Visit, or contact

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