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Just Smile

In honor of Sandie Turner’s life, her family will host a musical celebration from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, January 21, at the Kilmarnock Firehouse, 71 School Street, Kilmarnock. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Guests will include members of the Robbin Thompson Band, Julius Pittman & the Revival and the Soul Expressions. Guests should bring chairs.

Tickets are $20 per person; proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Tickets will be sold at Noblett’s Appliance and Hair Design Studio, both in Kilmarnock; or [email protected]. Beer, wine, spirits and other beverages will be sold; proceeds will benefit the Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department.

Indoor yard sale

An indoor yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, January 21, at Afton United Methodist Church, 5130 Hacks Neck Road, Ophelia. Hot dogs and drinks will be sold at lunchtime.

This fundraising event is to benefit the Betty Smith Gaskins Memorial Scholarship of Afton UMC. All items selected will be by donation with all proceeds going to the scholarship fund for a student attending Rappahannock Community College.

Caregiver’s program

The Alzheimer’s Association will present the PBS documentary “Alzheimers: The Caregiver’s Perspective” from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, January 24, at Abilities Abound, 765 Northumberland Highway, Callao. The documentary features family caregivers and how they creatively navigate the frustrations, sorrows and complications of caring for a loved one who can no longer function safely on their own.

Immediately following the documentary, a panel of caregivers, some included in the program and Dr. Jihyun Im, Riverside Lifelong Health and Aging Related Services, will conduct a question and answer session. To register for the program, call 446-5857, or email [email protected].

Spaghetti supper

The men of Kilmarnock United Methodist Church, 89 East Church Street, Kilmarnock, will serve a spaghetti supper from 4:30 to 8 p.m. January 26. The Methodist women will offer desserts at $1 each.

Supper tickets are $10 in advance and $11 at the door. Tickets are available from Lester’s Barber Shop, HeadsUp Hairworks, Chesapeake Bank, the Shoe Clinic, or the church office, 435-1797. For take out, call 436-0511.

Burns night

The Kilmarnock and District Pipe Band will host its 18th annual Burns supper and concert January 28 at the Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Neck, 517 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the festivities will commence at 5:45 p.m.

Tickets will be $35 each and will be for sale at the Bank of Lancaster and Chesapeake Bank Main offices in Kilmarnock and The Local in Irvington. To reserve a table for up to 6, contact Rusty Spears, 860-944-8694.

Relay dinner

The Afton United Methodist Women will host a soup and sandwich dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. January 28 at Afton UMC, 5150 Hack’s Neck Road, Ophelia. Proceeds will support Relay For Life.

The menu will include homemade soups, sandwiches, desserts and drinks. Donations welcome.

Sundays at Two

The Sundays at Two series will continue at 2 p.m. January 29 at the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.

Dr. Jeff Stern will present “Are You Ready for a Disaster?” The free program will conclude with refreshments.

Community Chorus

Community Chorus practice for the Spring Concert, “From Gospel to Gershwin,” will begin at 7 p.m. January 30 at Tappahannock Memorial United Methodist Church, 345 Earl Street, Tappahannock.

Windows 10

Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock will offer instructor lead, self-paced courses on Windows 10. Classes will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m on most Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Familiarity with basic computer skills such as using a mouse and keyboard are recommended. The library will provide all materials, including the computer and headphones for the class. To register, call 435-1729, or visit

Gardening seminar

The Master Gardeners’ 24th annual Gardening in the Northern Neck (GNN) Seminar will be held March 25 at the White Stone Church of the Nazarene, 57 Whisk Drive, White Stone. The fee is $25. Registration forms will be available February 1 at, or the Northumberland Country Extension Office, 580-5694.

The program will feature presentations by Rick Darke and Dr. Doug Tallamy, co-authors of The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden. 

Photo show

Marjory Willis will be Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury’s featured artist in January, displaying about 36 of her photos in Chesapeake Center, 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington.

Residents and community members are invited to view the exhibit from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily throughout January.


You be the Judge

The Rappahannock Art League’s “You be the Judge” show will continue through January at the Studio Gallery, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. RAL members submitted original works of art in a variety of mediums.

Members of the public are urged to visit the gallery to cast votes.

Great Decisions

Three Great Decisions discussion groups are now organizing. Discussion addresses current topics worldwide.

Groups will meet at St. Mary’s Whitechapel, contact Nick Ferriter, 462-6242; Deltaville Community Association Building, contact Stan Coloff, 776-7195; and Lancaster Community Library, contact Tom York, 435-0088.

Sunday lectures

Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, recently announced the 2017 Sunday Lecture Series, “Virginia’s Gardens: Past & Present,” will open at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 25, with Brent Heath and “Heirloom Bulbs for Restoration Gardens.”

Tickets are $125 for the four-part series or $35 for each individual presentation. Tickets may be purchased at or 438-2441.

Winter market

The Winter Market at Reedville will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. February 11 at Festival Halle, 177 North Main Street, Reedville.

The market will give everyone an opportunity to enjoy a festive winter indoor activity along with local artists, crafters and food vendors who will display and sell their products.

Rappahannock Record Staff
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