Art & history
Northumberland Public Library (NPL) and Arts Alive! will present a month-long exhibit featuring African American art and history. An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, February 8, at NPL, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville.
The exhibit will feature art by Eddie Barnes Jr., a history of local Buffalo Soldiers by Daisy Howard-Douglas, and a short video documentary on historical African American entrepreneurship in Northumberland County.
The Lancaster Union Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M. all-you-can-eat country breakfast initially scheduled for Saturday, February 9, has been cancelled.
The Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society of Virginia (MPAAGHS) will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 9, at the Essex Public Library, 117 North Church Lane, Tappahannock.
Wayne Karl Driver will present “Life Lessons from Our Ancestors: The Driver Family of Gloucester, Virginia.” This talk was originally to have been given in January but was postponed due to the weather.
The 11th annual Reedville Fishermen’s Museum Winter Market will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, February 9, at Festival Halle, 177 Main Street, Reedville.
Vendors will offer a variety of items including jewelry, copper art, wood crafts, artwork, stained and fused glass, fresh bread, Greek pastries and clam chowder.
Rise Up: The Nat Turner Story will be presented from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, 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.
Eric Jacobson will review Chesapeake deadrise workboats at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 10, at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Good Luck Road, Kilmarnock.
The Rappahannock Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 14, at Grace Hall, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock.
Dr. Adam Wood of the Virginia Department of Health will share his knowledge of the conditions of waterways. The public is invited.
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 JBachman@StratfordHall.org, or 493-1972.
The Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) will host a High Tea & Game Day fundraiser from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, 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.
Casino Night to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck will be held from 5:30-10 p.m. March 2 at Chesapeake Academy, 107 Steamboat Road, Irvington. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will include electronic horse races, poker, black jack, roulette, Texas hold ‘em and raffle prizes.
Guests each receive a packet that includes casino chips, prize tickets and a drink ticket. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and a fully-stocked cash bar are provided. Black tie is optional. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased at bgcnn.com.
The Rappahannock Concert Association will present a Duke Ellington Tribute concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 16, at the Northumberland County Schools Performing Arts Theater, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville.
Adult tickets are $25. Students are admitted free. For $60, adults may purchase tickets for three of the remaining four 2018-19 season concerts. Purchase tickets at www.rappahannockconcerts.org, 1-888-210-8006, or at the door.
American Legion Post 117, 39 School Street, Reedville, serves a fried chicken dinner from 5-6:30 p.m. on first Mondays.