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First Friday

The RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host a First Friday Art Reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday, February 1, to showcase a “Touch of Red” exhibit.

Visitors are urged to meet the exhibiting artists and RAL members. Light refreshments will be served.

Spaghetti support

A spaghetti dinner, sponsored by Kingdom Queen Savings and Helpful Tips, Emily Wise, Community of Lights and Zina Fallin, will be held Saturday, 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. Saturday, February 2, at 4645 George Washington Memorial Highway, Gloucester. The concert will feature the Seraph Brass Quintet. A free-will offering will be collected.

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. Friday, February 1, and 2:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 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.

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. Monday, 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

Rise Up: The Nat Turner Story will be presented 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.

Winter Market

 The 11th annual Reedville Fishermen’s Museum Winter Market will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. February 9, at Festival Halle, 177 Main Street, Reedville.

Vendors will offer jewelry, copper art, wood crafts, artwork, stained and fused glass, fresh bread, Greek pastries and clam chowder.

Sundays at Two

The Sundays at Two lecture and entertainment series will continue at 2 p.m. February 10 at the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.

Scuba divers Ellen and Mike Garvey will show and tell “What’s Down There.”


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.

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.

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. The public may rate each chili.

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.

Bluegrass festival

The 2019 Mount Airy Bluegrass Festival will be held June 28-29 at Mount Airy Farm, 361 Millpond Road, Warsaw. Carolina Blue and Josh Grigsby & County Line will be featured June 28.

Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice, Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys, and Rhonda Vincent & The Rage will be featured June 29. For times, fees and tickets, visit or call 313-0815.

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.

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.


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


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.

Writing retreats

Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, will host Writing on the River at Stratford Hall retreats, Session B, March 3-9; Session C, March 10-16; and Session D, March 17-23. For fees and registration, visit

Waterfowl show

The 40th annual Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show will be held March 16-17, at the White Stone Firehouse, 597 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 16 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 17. Admission is $8 and is good for both days, children younger than 12 are free.

The Preview Night Gala will be held March 15. Gala tickets are $60 per person and advance reservations are required by March 8. For gala invitation and tickets, contact, e-mail or call 435-6355.

Heritage arts

Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville, will hold a Heritage Arts Workshop: Learn to Weave, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. February 22-24.

The fee is $175 for a non-member or $150 for members of Rice’s Hotel, Hughlett’s Tavern Foundation. Registration forms are available at

Used books

Ye Olde Book Shoppe, 7202 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. The Philosophic Society meets at noon on Fridays.

The shop offers books, DVDs and audiobooks for all ages. Donations are welcome. Proceeds benefit the Northumberland Public Library.

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

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