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Upcoming 10-31-19


The Northern Neck Rotary Club will present the 29th annual CAPINNE fundraiser—the Great Northern Neck Race, Saturday, November 2. The race, with a grand prize of $5,000, will start at noon at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock.

Each four-person team/vehicle must raise a minimum of $400 to participate. Teams will be given a set of clues and tasks to complete, with points for each completed task. To enter, complete the application form at www.nnrotary.org. Applications also will be available at Lancaster by the Bay Chamber, 16-A Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.

TAG lecture

The Tappahannock Artist’s Guild, 200 Prince Street, Tappahannock, will host “Stories and Photographs of This Place,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 3. Speakers will include Hill Wellford, Barbara Bryant, Bryan Davenport and Mortimer Payne. 

Through their personal photography and word, the program will highlight the natural scenic beauty and wildlife of Essex County, the Northern Neck and the Rappahannock River.


The Westmoreland Players will present “My Three Angels” at the Westmoreland Players Theatre,16217 Richmond Road, Callao. The play will open at 6:30 p.m. November 9 with a gala. Curtain will be at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the gala will be $32 for adults and $19 for students.

The play will continue at 3 p.m. November 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24, and 7:30 p.m. November 15, 21 and 22. Tickets for the remaining shows will be $25 for adults and $12 for students, except the November 21 show when tickets will be $20 and $8, respectively. For reservations, visit www.westmorelandplayers.org or 529-9345.

Resilient Women

A Resilient Women’s dialogue session will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. November 9 at Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville. Joe Thompson will present “Colonial Women 1600-1900.”

Participants are urged to bring packaged or store-bought items to share. Water, coffee, tea and lemonade will be provided.

Women’s suffrage

The Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society will present “Persistence: The Story of Women’s Suffrage,” from 3-5 p.m. November 10 at Dozier’s Regatta Point Marina, 137 Neptune Lane, Deltaville.

Tickets are $25 and include appetizers with a cash bar. To purchase tickets in advance, visit www.middlesexmuseum.com, mail a check to Middlesex Museum, P.O. Box 121, Saluda, VA 23149. Tickets also are available from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays at the museum, 777 General Puller Highway, Saluda; or at the event.

Grave marking

The Richard Henry Lee Chapter, Virginia Society of Sons of the American Revolution and the Society of 1812 will mark the graves of James Moore and Thomas Towles on November 11 at Northumberland House in Northumberland County.

The dual grave marking ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. at the cemetery on Clark Lane, off Clarktown Road.

Quilt raffle

The American Legion Adams Post 86 Ladies Auxiliary is conducting a quilt raffle. Three separate drawings will be held December 7 to award a patriotic, queen-size quilt, a baby quilt in yellow and green (51×51 inches) and a crib blanket in a Thomas the Tank Engine motif (34×42 inches).

Tickets are $1 each or six tickets for $5. Tickets will be sold from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. November 8-9 at Tri-Star Supermarket, 81 Irvington Road, Kilmarnock. Tickets also may be purchased from any auxiliary member, or call Heather, 436-7466, or Carol, 580-2029.

Chili dinner

The Kiwanis Club of the Northern Neck will serve a chili dinner November 14 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 435 East Church Street, Kilmarnock. Takeout meals will be available from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., and eat in or takeout from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 youth younger than age 12 and free for children younger than age 5. Tickets may be purchased from members, Bay and River Home Decor in Kilmarnock, The Dandelion in Irvington, or at the door.

Wreath orders

Northern Neck CASA is taking orders for 22-inch Fraser fir Christmas wreaths. They will be available for pickup beginning December 5 at Chesapeake Commons Shopping Center, Kilmarnock; Sonabank, Burgess; and the Budweiser facility, Warsaw.

Wreaths are $25 each. Place orders at 462-0881 or send a check payable to NNCASA in the amount of $25 per wreath to PO Box 695, Lancaster, VA 22503. Include name, phone number and choice of pick up location. The deadline is November 15.

Pie orders

The second annual Thanksgiving Pie Sale to support Upper Lancaster Volunteer Rescue Squad (ULVRS ) is underway. Choices are apple, cherry, pumpkin and sweet potato.

The fee is $10 per pie. Send name, phone number, pie quantity, flavor and payment to P.O. Box 176, Lively, VA 22507, or call 269-1421. Orders must be received by November 22. Orders can be picked up from 5-8 p.m. November 27 at the ULVRS, 123 Norris Road, Lively.

Lecture and book signing

The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society (LVHS) and Lancaster Community Library (LCL) will host a lecture and book signing November 17 by Martha Saxton, Ph.D., author of The Widow Washington: The Life of Mary Washington. The program will be held at LCL, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. Doors will open at 1 p.m. and the program will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Advance tickets with reserved seating are $30 for the public or $25 for LVHS members. Tickets are available at www.mkt.com/maryball or 462-7280. Admission at the door will be $35 if space permits. Books can be purchased for an additional $28.

Indoor yard sale

An indoor yard sale will be held regularly at the Friends of the Northumberland County Animal Shelter Thrift Shop, 80 Jessie Ball duPont Memorial Highway, Burgess.

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.

Piano lounge

David Graham, or Ken Sparks, will be featured on the piano from 6-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at the Hope and Glory Inn, 65 Tavern Road, Irvington.

Scanning project

The Profiles of Honor Scanning Project will hold a scanning event from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. November 16 at Essex Public Library, 117 North Church Lane, Tappahannock.

Members of the public are invited to bring materials from World War I and World War II to be scanned. These items will be digitally archived and made publicly accessible online.

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