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Upcoming 2-06-20

History lecture

A special presentation scheduled on Saturday, February 8, will focus on historic businesses listed in The Negro Motorist Green Book, a publication that listed businesses that served African Americans during the Jim Crow era.

The lecture will begin at 11 a.m. at Essex Public Library, 117 North Church Lane, Tappahannock.

Winter musical

The Christchurch School Visual and Performing Arts Department will present “Real World, Rappahannock” at 7 p.m. February 14 and 15 in The David and Wendy Charlton Fine & Performing Arts Center, Marston Hall at Christchurch School, 49 Seahorse Lane, Christchurch. The musical will feature 1990s hit songs.

General admission at the door is $10 for adults, $5 for students and $2.50 for ages 7 and younger. For reservations, call 758-2306 ext. 277, e-mail, or visit


The Northern Neck Orchestra will present Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” performed by the Capitol Opera Richmond at 4 p.m. February 16 at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock.

Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at or at the door. Students are admitted free with an online reservation.

History book

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor will discuss his new book Thomas Jefferson’s Education at 7 p.m. February 20 at Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems.

Tickets are $25 for Taylor’s presentation and a reception and book signing that follow, or $45 for the presentation, reception and a copy of the book, which may be picked up in advance at the Historic Christ Church & Museum. For tickets, visit

Senior living

Northumberland Public Library’s Ye Olde Book Shoppe, 7072 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, in partnership with Commonwealth Senior Living, will host “A New Year, a New You,” a free series of luncheon talks on senior living.

“Holistic Treatments for Memory Loss” will be offered at 11 a.m. March 4. To reserve a seat, call the library 580-5051, or sign up at the front desk of the library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville.

On Stage

The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts On Stage concert series will continue March 14 with Leahy; and April 18 with Face 2 Face.

All concerts are staged at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock. Admission is by season subscription or $39. Call the box office, 438-5555.

Corned beef and cabbage

The Upper Lancaster Volunteer Rescue Squad (ULVRS) will prepare a take out corned beef and cabbage dinner March 17. The menu will include corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and corn bread. The fee is by donation. 

Place orders—including name, phone number and quantity—with payment to P.O. Box 176, Lively, VA  22507. Orders must be received by Thursday, March 13, and meals may be picked up from 4-7 p.m. March 17 at the ULVRS building, 123 Norris Road, Lively.

RCA series

The Rappahannock Concert Association’s 2019-20 series will continue March 21, with The Drifters; April 25, John Bullard and Friends; and May 16, Nashville Legacy.

All concerts are staged at the Performing Arts Theater, Northumberland County School Complex, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville. Admission is by subscription options or $25; students, free. To purchase tickets, go to or call 888-210-8006.

Rappahannock Record Staff
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