Upcoming 08-20-20

Barbecue

Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville, will hold a take-out barbecue dinner fundraiser from 4-6 p.m. September 6. The menu will include pulled pork, barbecue sauce, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, bun and brownies.

Meals cost $20. Pay via Paypal at www.RHHTFoundationinc.org, or visit the Tavern Gift Shoppe from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.

Family reunion

The 73rd annual Atkins and Dodson family reunion will begin at noon August 23 at “Rockland Park” Shelter #13 in Front Royal. Family and friends welcome.

Those attending should bring a picnic lunch to share. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Contact Ruth Ann Henry, 540-635-2854.

Open Studio

Artist Brenda Sylvia will conduct Open Studio painting from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesdays through August 26 at the RAL Art Center, Pike Studio, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Tabletop easels will be provided and Sylvia will monitor, draw, paint and offer suggestions and encouragement. 

Fees are $20 for members and $25 for others. Social distancing will be observed and masks will be required. For reservations, call 436-9309.

Paint Night

RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host an Adult Paint Night from 6:30-8:30 p m. August 27. The project will be “Anchors Aweigh.” The artist/instructor will be Doug Mock.

The fee is $30 for members and $35 for others and includes all materials. Participants are reminded to bring a beverage, snack and mask. For reservations, call 436-9309.

Scavenger Hunt continues

The Northern Neck Tourism Commission and 18 area museums and historic sites are conducting a Northern Neck Heritage Area Scavenger Hunt through August 31. To enter either contest, visit northernneck.org/nnkroadtrip for a full description of the rules.

An on-the-road trip version asks participants to photograph a specific view or item at each site. Photos must be posted to the museum’s social media with the hashtag, #nnkroadtrip. An online version invites participants to find answers to specific trivia questions posed by each site. Participants will search the organizations’ websites to find the answers to complete the questionnaire and post it at northernneck.org/nnkroadtrip.

LCL hours

The Lancaster Community Library is open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The Attic Bookstore will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Visit the library on Facebook, lancasterlibrary.org, or contact the library at 435-1729 ext 18.

Wearing a mask will be required per state requirement, with exceptions for those with medical or other conditions or children under the age of 10. Additional protocols will be followed.

Visit NPL

The Northumberland Public Library (NPL), 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, is open from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays thorugh Thursdays,  9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays.

Curbside service is available to anyone who does not want to come into the building.  NPL offers all regular services since returning to normal hours. The meeting room is open on a limited basis. Call 580-5051.