War of 1812
The Rappahannock Chapter, Daughters of the War of 1812, will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, January 27, at the Bayne Center at Historic Christ Church, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems.
Guest speaker Lois Williams will present “Virginia’s Escaping Slaves During the War of 1812.” Prospective members are welcome. Prior to the meeting, there will be a no-host brown bag lunch at 11:30 a.m. in the center.
The Lancaster Community Library’s 25th annual lecture and entertainment series will continue at 2 p.m. February 2, at the library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. Glenn Birch & Friends will present stories and songs.
The series will continue February 9, with “The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: Arts for Virginia,” by Alex Nyerges; February 23, with “The R/V Virginia: A Nod to the Past—An Eye to the Future,” by Stewart Lamerdin; March 1, with “Focus on Growth: Virginia and the Northern Neck, 2020,” by Sonya Waddell; and March 8, with “My Work Experience in Afghanistan,” by Rich Magnani.
For the Love
The Colonial Beach Community Foundation on Valentine’s Day, February 14, will host its fourth annual For the Love of Chocolate and Wine Tasting. The event will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Colonial Beach Community Center, 717 Marshall Avenue, Colonial Beach.
Tickets are $40 per person, or $70 for two. Tickets may be purchased from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at Coldwell Banker Elite, 233 North Irving Avenue, Colonial Beach, or https://tinyurl.com/qwvonpd.
Northumberland Public Library’s Ye Olde Book Shoppe, 7072 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, in partnership with Commonwealth Senior Living, will host “A New Year, a New You,” a free series of luncheon talks on senior living.
“Caring for the Caregiver” will be offered at 11 a.m. February 5. To reserve a seat, call the library 580-5051, or sign up at the front desk of the library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville.
American Legion Post 117, 39 School Street, Reedville, serves a fried chicken dinner from 5-6:30 p.m. on first Mondays.
Middlesex Mardi Gras
The Middlesex Mardi Gras will be held from 6-11 p.m. February 29 at Bethpage Camp-Resort, 679 Browns Lane, Urbanna. The event benefits the Middlesex Kiwanis Club and the Middlesex Family YMCA.
Reservations are now being accepted. Table sponsorships are available; call the Middlesex YMCA, 316-9191.
The Rappahannock Concert Association’s 2019-20 series will continue March 21, with The Drifters; April 25, John Bullard and Friends; and May 16, Nashville Legacy.
All concerts are staged at the Performing Arts Theater, Northumberland County School Complex, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville. Admission is by subscription options or $25; students, free. To purchase tickets, go to www.rappahannockconcerts.org or call 888-210-8006.
The Upper Lancaster Volunteer Rescue Squad (ULVRS) will prepare a take out corned beef and cabbage dinner March 17. The menu will consist of corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and corn bread. The fee is by donation.
Place orders—including name, phone number and quantity—with payment to P.O. Box 176, Lively, VA 22507. Orders must be received by March 13 and meals may be picked up from 4-7 p.m. March 17 at the ULVRS building, 123 Norris Road, Lively.
The Middle Peninsula Northern Neck Community Services Board Prevention, Health & Wellness Division recently announced Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) will be offered from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 13 and 14 at Cooks Corner Complex Office Building, 2911 General Puller Highway, Saluda.
Materials will be provided. Participants are urged to bring a brown bag for a working lunch. The fee is $60. Register at www.chvc.online by May 7, or call 642-5402.
Children First will be offered from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. February 13 at the Warsaw Counseling Center, 414 Main Street, Warsaw. The fee is $50 per person. Payment must be received seven days prior to the scheduled class. Register by phone, 642-5402.
Children First is a co-parenting education program to promote positive and healthy communication for families experiencing the challenges of transition through separation and/or divorce.
The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts On Stage concert series will continue March 14 with Leahy; and April 18 with Face 2 Face.
All concerts are staged at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock. Admission is by season subscription or $39. Call the box office, 438-5555.