Upcoming 1-18-18

Paint Night

RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host Paint Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, 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.

Burton House Benefit

Three bands will perform at a fundraising concert/dinner event to benefit Sweet Justice band members Beth Justice and Rod McMordie, who recently lost almost everything when their home burned in Urbanna. The Burton House Benefit event will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, January 20, at The Beacon at the Pilot House Restaurant, 2737 Greys Point Road, Topping.

A $20 donation at the door includes an all-you-can-eat buffet of fried chicken, spaghetti, vegetables and salad, plus music by Stuck On A Name, Pretty Heavy and Beer Money. There will be a cash bar and a 50/50 raffle and other donations to the cause are welcomed.

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.

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.

Sundays at Two

The Lancaster Community Library’s Sundays at Two series will continue at 2 p.m. January 28 at the library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. Steven Reiss will present “El Camino de Santiago: A Journey of Discovery in Spain.”

On February 4 , Dr. Bud Robertson will present “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.”

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. 

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.

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.