Upcoming 1-09-20

Great Decisions

A Great Decisions discussion group will commence Tuesday, January 14, at St. Mary’s White Chapel in Lively. The group will meet on alternate Tuesday mornings through May 5. To join the discussion group, contact charlene.talcott@gmail.com.

Topics for 2020 will include Climate Change and the Global Order, India and Pakistan, Red Sea Security, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle, China’s Road into Latin America, The Philippines and the U.S., and Artificial Intelligence and Data.

Sunday lectures

The Lancaster Community Library’s 25th annual lecture and entertainment series will open at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 12, at the library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. Allison Burns will present “Vine to Glass: An Exploration of the Modern Wine Trade.”

The series will continue February 2, with stories and songs by Glenn Birch & Friends; February 9, with “The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: Arts for Virginia,” by Alex Nyerges; February 23, with “The R/V Virginia: A Nod to the Past—An Eye to the Future,” by Stewart Lamerdin; March 1, with “Focus on Growth: Virginia and the Northern Neck, 2020,” by Sonya Waddell; and March 8, with “My Work Experience in Afghanistan,” by Rich Magnani.

Triad signing

Attorney General Mark R. Herring will speak at the Lancaster and Northumberland Counties Triad signing at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 15, at Visiting Angels, 68 South Main Street, Kilmarnock.

He will speak on ways to keep Virginia senior citizens from scams and crime. Following his remarks, Attorney General Herring will sign the Lancaster and Northumberland Counties Triad agreements.

UDC meeting

Lancaster County Chapter 1406/United Daughters of the Confederacy will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, at the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. 

Members are reminded to bring their non-perishable food bank items or donations.

Lee celebration

Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, will host a Lee Family Birthday Celebration from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. January 18. The free event will include music by Colonial Faire in the Great Hall, a scavenger hunt for children, the “Civil War Civilians of Spotsylvania Historical Interpreters,” and opportunities to explore the Great House and Stratford grounds through self-guided tours.

In keeping with tradition, guests are welcome to enjoy a slice of birthday cake in celebration.

Burns Night

The Kilmarnock and District Pipe Band will hold their 21st annual Burns Night event January 25 at Masonic Lodge #100, 1434 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock. Doors will open at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $40 each and are available until January 18 at The Local in Irvington, Chesapeake Bank in Kilmarnock and Virginia Commonwealth Bank branches in Kilmarnock, White Stone and Burgess; or call 580-1747.

Shrimp & oysters

The Upper Lancaster Volunteer Fire Department will hold an “all-you-can-eat” shrimp and oyster dinner January 25 at the Lively Firehouse, 5170 Mary Ball Road, Lively. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m., dinner will be served from 4-7 p.m.

The fee is $40. Hot dogs, bean soup and soft drinks are included. Beer and wine are extra. Purchase tickets by January 19 at Chesapeake Bank and Corner Bar and Grill in Lively, Noblett in Kilmarnock, Sonabank in Burgess, or the Lively Firehouse on Saturdays, January 11 and 18.

Gardening seminar

The 27th annual Gardening in the Northern Neck seminar, hosted by the Northern Neck Master Gardeners, will be held March 21 at White Stone Church of the Nazarene, 57 Whisk Drive, White Stone.

The theme will be “Spring Fever! Adventures in Gardening.” Registration will open February 1. The fee is $50. Registration forms will be available at www.nnmg.org.

Senior living

Northumberland Public Library’s Ye Olde Book Shoppe, 7072 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, in partnership with Commonwealth Senior Living, will host “A New Year, a New You,” a free series of luncheon talks on senior living.

“Caring for the Caregiver” will be offered at 11 a.m. February 5. To reserve a seat, call the library 580-5051, or sign up at the front desk of the library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville.

On Stage

The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts On Stage concert series will continue March 14 with Leahy; and April 18 with Face 2 Face.

All concerts are staged at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock. Admission is by season subscription or $39. Call the box office, 438-5555.

RCA series

The Rappahannock Concert Association’s 2019-20 series will continue March 21, with The Drifters; April 25, John Bullard and Friends; and May 16, Nashville Legacy.

All concerts are staged at the Performing Arts Theater, Northumberland County School Complex, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville. Admission is by subscription options or $25; students, free. To purchase tickets, go to www.rappahannockconcerts.org or call 888-210-8006.