Upcoming 11-14-19

Musical comedy

“Motherhood, The Musical” continues at The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. Show dates are 8 p.m. November 14, 15 and 16. The theater will open for a social hour prior to the curtain.

Admission is $25. For reservations, visit lancasterplayers.org or call 435-3776.

Music club

The Rappahannock Music Study Club (RMSC) will meet from 11 a.m.-noon Thursday, November 14, at Kilmarnock United Methodist Church, 89 East Church Street, Kilmarnock. Northern Neck Orchestra music director Michael Repper will present “Conversation at the Piano.”

This free program continues the club’s mission of fostering an appreciation of music through study and performance. An affiliate of the Virginia and National Federation of Music Clubs, the RMSC offers music scholarships and grants to assist students throughout the Northern Neck.

Chili dinner

The Kiwanis Club of the Northern Neck will serve a chili dinner Thursday, 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.

Family fun night

The Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, will host a family fun night for all ages from 6-8 p.m. Friday, November 15, featuring children’s author Cindy Dittfield. There will be pizza, games and crafts.

Paint night

The RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will hold an adult paint night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday November 15. The instructor will be Marilyn Sprouse. The topic will be “The Pine Tree at St. Tropez” by Paul Signac (1909).

The fee is $30 for members and $35 for others, including materials. Participants may bring their choice of beverage. To register, call 436-9309.

Genealogy gathering

The Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society will host “Views of Slavery in Virginia: Informing Your Ancestor Search” from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, November 16, at Angel Visit Baptist Church, 29566 Tidewater Trail, Dunnsville. Registration is requested. Email mpaaghs.va@gmail.com or call 758-5163.

Topics will include “Middle Passages: Enslaved Migration To, Within and Out of Virginia,” presented by Phillip Troutman; and “Hear the Ancestors Speak: Slavery Accounts from Library of Virginia Records,” presented by Greg Crawford.

Scanning project

The Profiles of Honor Scanning Project will hold a scanning event from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, 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.

Lecture and

book signing

The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society (LVHS) and Lancaster Community Library (LCL) will host a lecture and book signing Sunday, 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.

Spaghetti dinner

The 14th annual Dream Fields spaghetti dinner to benefit the Lancaster County Youth Club and the Dream Fields 2020 Project will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, November 21, at the Hayden Building, Dream Fields, 1385 Irvington Road, Kilmarnock.

The fee is $10 for adults and $5 for ages 11 and younger. Dine in or carry out meals will be available. Delivery may be requested by businesses ordering 10 or more meals. The dinner is sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors of Kilmarnock.

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.

Potluck dinner

Bette and Roger Gruben will be the after-dinner speakers at the Bluff Point Community League potluck dinner on Monday, November 18. They will talk about solar energy. Social time will begin at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.

The Community League meets at 2595 Bluff Point Road, Kilmarnock. New members are welcome. Bring a dish to share.

Annual sale

The Historyland Community Workshop Craft Show and Bake Sale will be held from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. November 23 at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock.

The sale offers craft items, baked goods, preserves, relishes, cheese, boxwood trees, a silent auction and raffles.

Donations needed

Donations of new and gently-used gifts are needed by Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern for the “Golden Village Christmas” event December 7. The Tavern offers a shopping area where ages 4-12 shop without their parents, paying $1 per gift. Tavern “elves” wrap and tag the presents, so that everyone is surprised on Christmas morning.

All donations are gratefully accepted and there is a special need for men’s and children’s gifts. Donations may be delivered to the Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.

Fashion show

The third annual Mistletoe & Mimosas, Fashion Show and Holiday Brunch will be held from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. December 13 at Festival Halle, 177 Main Street, Reedville.

Fashion show tickets are $35 per person and are only available at Dream’s Fashion Boutique, 702 Jessie duPont Highway, Burgess.


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