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Chorus rehearsal

The Community Chorus will begin rehearsals Monday, 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.


Rappahannock Chapter 493/Daughters of the War of 1812 will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, January 28, at Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville.

The program will be a DVD, “The Forgotten War–The War of 1812,” as told by Byron Bailey, a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild.

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

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, or calling 443-3357 ext. 3016.

Spaghetti support

A spaghetti dinner, sponsored by Kingdom Queen Savings and Helpful Tips, Emily Wise, Community of Lights and Zina Fallin, will be held February 2 to support those affected by the government shut-down. Recipients must show government identification.

The event, catered by Fallin’s Event Planning & Catering LLC, will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Community of Lights, 72 Coles Point Road, Hague. In addition to a hot meal, there will be a food bank, household items, gift cards and free hair cuts.

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.

Fried chicken

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


The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum 2019 winter/spring lecture series will continue at 7 p.m. February 4 at Festival Halle, 177 Main Street, Reedville. Jack Yunker will present a slide show on the history of the Liberty ships, the S.S. John W. Brown and the Living History Cruise summer outings.

The museum requests a $5 donation. Light refreshments will be served.

Rise up

The Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation will sponsor a viewing of Rise Up: The Nat Turner Story from 2-4 p.m. February 9 at Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford. The fee is $10 per person.

After the film, Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz will lead a discussion about the context and making of the film.

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.


Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz will present Cookin’ for the Big House from 10 a.m.-noon February 16 at Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford. The program will focus on Virginia’s enslaved cooks and will include a lecture, book signing and tour of Stratford’s historic kitchen–an 18th-century outbuilding.

Tickets are $20 per person. To register, contact Jon Bachman at, or 493-1972.

Parenting class

On-going Nurturing Parenting programs will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays at the Warsaw Counseling Center, Warsaw Counseling Center, 414 Main Street, Warsaw; and Tuesdays at the Gloucester Counseling Center, 9228 George Washington Memorial Highway, Gloucester.

The fee is $20 per person per session and $20 per handbook. Parents can enroll at anytime. To register, call 642-5402.

Children First

Children First will be offered from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. February 16 at the Prevention Services Office, 3786 George Washington Memorial Highway, Hayes; and March 7 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 designed to promote positive and healthy communication for families experiencing the challenges of transition through separation and/or divorce.

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.

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.

Tavern tasting

The Tavern Café at Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville, will offer a different chili recipe every week throughout the winter months. The public is invited to stop by for lunch and rate each chili for taste.

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