Upcoming 1-17-19

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 Friday, 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.


The Tappahannock Artist’s Guild will hold a reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday, January 18, at the TAG Gallery, 200 Prince Street, Tappahannock, to showcase “Treasures” by wood sculptor John Vaughan. Light refreshments will be served.

The reception will continue to March 3 and features his collection of folk art and signature pine furniture made by him and his son Brackett at the Hoskins Creek Table Company in Tappahannock.

Paint night

RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host an adult paint workshop from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, 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.

Upcoming play

“Bette & Joan” will continue through Sunday, January 20, at the The Westmoreland Players Theatre, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao.

Shows are slated at 7:30 p.m. Friday, January 18; and 3 p.m. Saturday, January 19, and Sunday, January 20. Tickets are $15. For reservations, visit https://www.westmorelandplayers.org, or call 529-9345.

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. Saturday, 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.

Rescheduled talk

Because of the incoming snow storm, Lancaster Community Library (LCL) postponed the January 13 Sundays at Two program.

The Rev. Benjamin Campbell will present “Tidewater’s Unhealed History” at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at LCL, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.

Sundays at Two

The Sundays at Two lecture and entertainment series will continue at 2 p.m. January 27, at the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.

Bill Lohman will talk about his latest book, DR. COPTR: the Flying Physician Who Kept his Promise to Tangier Island. He will discuss the life of Lancaster County physician, Dr. David Nichols and his commitment to an island of fewer than 500 residents.

Shrimp & oyster dinner

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 Sunday, January 20.

Chorus rehearsal

The Community Chorus will begin rehearsals January 28 for a spring program featuring works by Aaron Copeland, Leonard Bernstein and Irving Berlin.

The rehearsal will begin at 7 p.m. at Tappahannock Memorial UMC, 345 Earl Street, Tappahannock.

Student musical

St. Margaret’s School will stage three performances of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” on February 1-2. Shows are slated at 7 p.m. February 1 and 2:30 and 7 p.m. February 2 at Ball Memorial Gym, 612 Water Lane, Tappahannock.

Admission is free, or by limited reserved seating for $10. Purchase reserved seating at www.sms.org/cinderella, or calling 443-3357 ext. 3016.

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.

Brass concert

The Arts at Abingdon Series will continue at 5 p.m., February 2, at 4645 George Washington Memorial Highway, Gloucester. The concert will feature the Seraph Brass Quintet. A free-will offering will be collected.

Country breakfast

Lancaster Union Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M. will serve an all-you-can-eat country breakfast from 7-10 a.m. February 9, at the Lodge, 48 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.

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

Fried chicken

American Legion Post 117, 39 School Street, Reedville, serves a fried chicken dinner from 5-6:30 p.m. on first Mondays. 

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.


The Performing Arts and Lecture Series will continue February 27 with The Richmond Ballet’s production of “Cinderella” at Chesapeake Academy, 107 Steamboat Road, Irvington.

The program will be offered at 9:30 a.m. for ages three through grade three. For reservations, contact Hilary Scott at 438-5575, or hscott@chesapeakeacademy.org.

High Tea

The Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) will host a High Tea & Game Day fundraiser from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. February 21 at The Woman’s Club of Lancaster County, 16 Mary Ball Place, Lancaster.

Tickets are $25 per person. For tickets, call 540-538-3749.

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.