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Arts Alive!

Entries in the annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest will be on display at the Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, through January as part of the Arts Alive! program.

To welcome the exhibit, the Friends of the Library will host a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. January 12. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

Genealogical society

Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 13, at the Essex Public Library, 117 North Church Lane, Tappahannock.

Speaker Renate Yarborough Sanders will present “One Slave, Many Owners: Following the Path of My Formerly-Enslaved Ancestor – A Case Study.” This talk was originally to have been given in December but was postponed due to the weather.

Directors’ showcase

“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. January 13 and 3 p.m. January 14 at the Westmoreland Players, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao.

Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students. Reservations are suggested; call 529-9345, email tickets@westmorelandplayers.org, or visit westmorelandplayers.com.

Country breakfast

Lancaster Union Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M. will serve an all-you-can-eat country breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. January13 at the Lodge, 48 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.

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

Sundays at Two

The Lancaster Community Library’s Sundays at Two series will open at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 14, at the library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. Allison Burns will present “Crafting America’s Whiskey Tradition.”

On January 28, Steven Reiss will present “El Camino de Santiago: A Journey of Discovery in Spain”; February 4, Dr. Bud Robertson, “After the Civil War”; February 18, Bud Ward, “Our Weather, Our Climate: Their Future”; March 4, Glenn and Ellen Birch, “Songs and Stories of Virginia”; March 11, Dr. Phil Williams III, “The Eastern Question, the Crimean War-from Syria to Ukraine-then and now.”

UDC to meet

Lancaster County Chapter 1406/United Daughters of the Conferacy will meet at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, at the Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville.

After a short business session, guest speaker Jim Russell will present “War in the Northern Neck—The Effects on the Homefront and the Men Who Fought the War,” followed by a tour of his period collection. Members are reminded to bring food bank donations.

Paint Night

RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host Paint Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. January 19. Marilyn Sprouse will explain Leonid Afremov’s techniques using a palette knife and color layers.

Snacks and materials are provided. Bring a beverage. For fees and registration, visit the center or call 436-9309.

Burns Night

The Kilmarnock and District Pipe Band will host its 19th annual Burns Night Supper and concert at 5 p.m. January 27 at the Masonic Lodge #100, 1434 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock. Doors will open at 5 p.m., the program will begin at 5:45 p.m., and the parade of the haggis will begin about 6:20 p.m. followed by dinner. The program will continue following the dinner and conclude by 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are $40 each. Ticket holders may make table reservations for tables of eight by calling Rusty Spears, 438-4597.

Art workshop

RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock,will host a two-day workshop beginning January 26. Judy Penry will lead participants creating a black-dyed reed and natural cane design Nantucket basket.

For fees and registration, visit the center or call 436-9309.

Gardening seminar

The Gardening in the Northern Neck Seminar, sponsored by Northern Neck Master Gardeners and Virginia Cooperative Extension, will be held March 24 at the White Stone Church of the Nazarene, 57 Whisk Drive, White Stone.

Registration is $30. Forms will be available by February 1 at nnmg.org, or the Northumberland County Extension Office, 580-5694.

Veterans’ breakfast

Commonwealth Senior Living at Farnham, 511 Cedar Grove Road, Farnham, hosts a Veterans’ Breakfast at 9 a.m. on second Tuesdays. Participants are urged to RSVP at 394-2102.

RCA concerts

The Rappahannock Concert Association will present Ciarán Sheehan & Friends at 7:30 p.m. March 10 at the Northumberland County School Complex, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville. The 2017-18 concert series will continue April 7 with solo pianist Alpin Hong.

Admission is by subscription or $25. Students are admitted free. Tickets are available at the door, 866-217-8149, or rappahannockconcerts.org.

On Stage

The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts 2017-18 On Stage series will present MozART on March 9 at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock. The series will continue with the Sons of Serendip, April 14.

Admission is by season subscription, or $39, if tickets are available. To purchase tickets, call 438-5555, or visit rappahannockfoundation.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. to noon on Tuesdays, noon to 4 p.m. on Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays.

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