The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society’s “Zooming In On Lancaster County History: Thursdays at 3:00” virtual speaker series will continue at 3 p.m. today, December 17. Shaune Lee will present “1930s Christmas in Lancaster: Holiday Cheer in Spite of Hard Times.”
The series is free for members and $5 for others. Register at www.mkt.com/maryball or 462-7280. A valid email address is required.
The Mary Ball Washington Chapter of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge will host an oyster roast from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. January 24, 2021, at 838 Long Point Lane, Topping, to fundraise for Spirit of America scholarships and to increase membership. There will be a drive-thru option for those wishing to pick up their bag of 26 roasted oysters, instead of eating on the grounds
The fee is $40 per person, by pre-paid reservation only. For reservations, call 758-3432 or 453-9156. Follow up with a check made out to MBW-FFVF and mailed to P.O. Box 294, Locust Hill, VA 23092. Upon receiving the check, a confirmation call or email will be forwarded and the reservation will be recorded in “will call.”
Angel tree The Rivah, 49 South Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host its “Angel Tree Project” through Thursday, December 17. Each name on the Angel Tree will have a shopping list. Items can then be delivered to The Rivah. Participants are urged to use gift bags and to attach the angel from the tree to the bag for ease of delivering. The Rivah is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays.
Toy drive The Kilmarnock-Lancaster Volunteer Rescue Squad (KLVRS) Christmas Toy Drive will continue until December 20. Deliver unwrapped gifts for ages newborn to 18 to KLVRS, 61 Harris Road, Kilmarnock. There will be a donation box out by the sign, or they can ring the doorbell and give it to a squad member. If there is a family that is in need, call Shawna Martinez at 435-1474 and leave a message. Reverse parade The Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce “Reverse” Christmas Parade will shine through Christmas, December 25. The community is invited to drive around and look at the parade entries safely from their cars. Each participating business will have a numbered sign and there is a suggested order, beginning at the Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce, 16-A Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. A complete numerical list of businesses and addresses can be found at middlenecknews.com and at lancasterva.com.
Holiday Shop The Holiday Shop is open at the RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. The Holiday Shop is filled with RAL member-created art and crafts. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. The shop will close at 1 p.m. on Christmas Eve and remain closed on Christmas Day.