Upcoming 1-10-19

Garden club

Rappahannock Garden Club will present “Dig In With Dug In Farms owner Carolyn Quinn” on Thursday, January 10.

The program will be held at 1 p.m. Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock. The public is welcome.

Upcoming play

“Bette & Joan,” written by Anton Burge, will open Friday, January 11, at The Westmoreland Players Theatre, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao. The opening night gala will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the play will follow at 7:30 p.m.

The play will continue at 7:30 p.m. January 12 and 18; and 3 p.m. January 13, 19 and 20. Tickets are $20 for opening night and $15 for remaining shows. For reservations, visit https://www.westmorelandplayers.org, or call 529-9345.

Country breakfast

Lancaster Union Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M. will serve an all-you-can-eat country breakfast from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, January 12, at the Lodge, 48 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.

The fee is $10. Ages 5 and younger, uniformed military and law enforcement eat free.

Leadership recognition

The Virginia Northern Neck Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host a Civic Leadership Appreciation Awards program at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 12, at the Community Christian Church, 9514 Richmond Road, Warsaw.

Honorees will include Walter Ball, Daisy Douglas, Lloyd Hill, Gladys Johnson, Jim Long and Vangie Williams. The sorority also will recognize Voter Takeover 2018 Partners and Volunteers. Williams will serve as guest speaker.

Resilient women

Pamela K. Struss, Ph.D., will serve as facilitator for Resilient Women in Dialogue from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, January 12, at Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville.

All Northern Neck women are invited. Food is helpful, bring packaged or store-bought items to share, added Dr. Struss. Water, coffee, tea and spiced cider will be provided.

Fiber guild

The Five Rivers Fiber Guild will meet at 10 a.m. Monday, January 14, at Wicomico Parish Church, 5191 Jessie duPont Memorial Highway, Wicomico Church.

Sue Broadway will lead Designs Et Cetera,  a workshop on creating and crafting earrings using fabric as the main design feature. Jewelry materials will be available. Members will need to bring small scissors and a sewing needle.

Paint night

RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host an adult paint workshop from 6:30-8:30 p.m. January 18. The instructor will be Marilyn Sprouse. The project will focus on The “LOVE” image created by Robert Indiana for The Museum of Modern Art’s 1965 Christmas card.

The fee is $30 for members and $35 for others. The fee includes all materials. Participants may bring a beverage of their choice. To register, call 436-9309.

Shrimp & oyster

The Upper Lancaster Volunteer Fire Department will host an all-you-can-eat shrimp and oyster dinner January 26 at the Lively Firehouse, 5170 Mary Ball Road, Lively. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. and dinner will be served from 4-7 p.m.

The fee is $40 per person; ages 12 and younger eat free. Tickets will be available at the firehouse all Saturdays in January; as well as Chesapeake Bank and The Corner Bar and Grill in Lively, Noblett Appliance in Kilmarnock and EVB in Burgess. Purchase tickets by January 20.

Master Gardeners

The Northern Neck Master Gardeners will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 16, at the Transportation Building, Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville. Bud Ward will present “Climate Change in Our Own Backyards.”

Burns Night

The Kilmarnock and District Pipe Band will host its 20th annual Burns Night Supper and concert from 5-8 p.m. January 26 at the Masonic Lodge #100, 1434 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock.

Tickets are $40 each and are on sale until January 18, at The Local in Irvington, Chesapeake Bank in Kilmarnock and Virginia Commonwealth branches in Kilmarnock, White Stone and Burgess. After purchasing tickets, patrons may make table reservations for tables of eight (only) by calling Madge Rollins at 580-4441.

Lee birthday

Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, will host a free Lee Family Birthday Commemoration from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. January 19.

The family-fun event will include self-guided tours of the Great House, the “Civil War Civilians of Spotsylvania Historical Interpreters,” a scavenger hunt for kids and 19th century music by Doug Marshall and Company. In keeping with tradition, guests can top off the celebration with a slice of birthday cake.

Gardening seminar

The 26th annual Gardening in the Northern Neck seminar, hosted by the Northern Neck Master Gardeners will be held March 23 at White Stone Church of the Nazarene, 57 Whisk Drive, White Stone. The theme is “The Resilient Garden: Planning and Planting for Changing Conditions.”   

Registration will open February 1 and the fee is $35. Registration forms will be available at www.nnmg.org.

Indoor yard sale

An indoor yard sale to benefit the Northumberland County Animal Shelter is held regularly at the Northumberland School Administration Building, 2172 Northumberland Highway, Lottsburg.

Hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays.

Garden Week

The Garden Club of the Northern Neck on May 1 will host a tour of private homes with gardens in the Colonial Beach area, including the birthplace of President James Monroe.

The Historic Garden Week tour will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and features a trolley ride through Colonial Beach. Advance tickets are $25 per person, contact northernneck@vagardenweek.org.

RAL exhibit

“You be the Judge” will continue through January 26 at the RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. The public is urged to visit the center from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, to cast a vote.

RWC show

Photography by Michael Kunzinger and stained glass by Lynn Savarese and Mary Howard will be on display from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through January at Gallery Hall, Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury, 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington.