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Upcoming 2-1-18

Art reception

The RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host a First Friday Art Reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, February 2. The reception will showcase the current exhibit “Black and White.”

The public is invited to visit the center, meet exhibiting artists and enjoy light refreshments.

Student musical

St. Margaret’s School will present the musical, “Annie Jr.” at 8 p.m. Friday, February 2, and 7 p.m., Saturday, February 3, in the Ball Memorial Gym, St. Margaret’s School, 612 Water Lane, Tappahannock.

“Annie Jr.”  is produced and directed by musical director Beth Harvey and features a cast of student actors and crew. Both performances are free. Families are urged to attend.

Beekeeping basics

The Northern Neck Beekeepers Club will offer an eight-week basics class beginning Monday, February 5, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Parish Hall, 6807 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville. The class will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, except March 5.

The fee for the class is $100 per person/family and includes all class materials as well as first year dues in the Northern Neck Beekeepers Club. Pre-registration is required, visit www.nnbeekeepers.com.

RFM lecture

The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum recently announced the 2018 Winter/Spring Lecture Series will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, February 5, at Festival Halle, 177 Main Street, Reedville. Speaker Eric Jacobson will present “V-bottom boats: A Chesapeake heritage.”

There will be a question and answer period after the lecture. The museum requests a $5 donation. Light refreshments will be served.


at Abingdon

 Abingdon Episcopal Church, 4645 George Washington Highway, White Marsh, will host the bluegrass duo, Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley at 5 p.m. February 10. Donations are welcome to the Arts at Abingdon Series.

NAPS meeting

The Northumberland Association for Progressive Stewardship (NAPS) will hold an environmental symposium at 10 a.m. February 10 at Heathsville United Methodist Church, 39 Courthouse Road, Heathsville.

The summit will include several participating environmental groups. The NAPS annual business meeting will follow the program. New board members will be elected and 2018 projects will be discussed.

Winter market

The Winter Market at Reedville will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. February 10 at Festival Halle, 177 Main Street, Reedville. Proceeds will benefit the preservation of the historic facility.

Over 30 artists, crafters and vendors will sell fresh baked pastries, clam chowder, copper sculptures, stain glass, rock candles, wine accessories, jewelry, fiber art, woodwork and peanuts.

Country breakfast

Lancaster Union Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M. will serve an all-you-can-eat country breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. February 10 at the Lodge, 48 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.

The fee is $10. Ages 5 and younger, uniformed military and law enforcement eat free.

DAW benefit

The DAW Theater Foundation will present William Luce’s “The Belle of Amherst” at 3 p.m. February 11 at the historic Beale Building in Tappahannock. Doors will open at 2 p.m. with refreshments provided by the Essex Women’s Club.

Standard tickets are $20 and VIP tickets are $60. VIP tickets will include a special reception at the Essex Inn immediately following the performance. Tickets may be purchased at www.thedawfoundation.org, or Barbour Printing, 206 Prince Street, Tappahannock.

Ham & oysters

The Kiwanis Club of the Northern Neck will hold a ham and oyster supper from 4 to 6:30 p.m. February 15 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 435 East Church Street, Kilmarnock. The eat-in, or takeout menu will include baked ham, fried oysters, baked sweet potatoes, green beans, dinner rolls, dessert and a beverage.

Proceeds benefit the children in the community. Tickets are $15 adults, $5 for ages 5-11 and free for ages 4 and younger. Tickets may be purchased at Bay and River Home Decor in Kilmarnock or at the door. 

Beatlemania Magic

The Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department on March 3 will host Beatlemania Magic, a Beatle’s Tribute Band. The concert to benefit Connie Hall and Connie George will begin at 8 p.m. at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock.

Tickets are $25 for seats in the back or middle and $40 for the better seating. Tickets may be purchased at Noblett Appliance, Heads Up Hairworks, or [email protected].

Carnival raffle

The 83rd annual Kilmarnock Firemen’s Festival will be held July 26 through August 4 at the KVFD Carnival Grounds, 200 Waverly Avenue, Kilmarnock. The raffle grand prize is a 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited Sport. Tickets are $10.

Tickets may be purchased from KVFD members, at upcoming community events, Noblett, Kilmarnock Lettering Company or Lester’s Barber Shop. A drawing will be held at the conclusion of the carnival on August 4, or a rain date to be announced.

Weaving workshop

Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville, will offer a three-day Learn to Weave Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. February 23 through 25. The Tavern Spinners and Weavers Guild will provide tools, yarns and instruction to warp a loom, weave many different designs and plan to weave a future project.

The fee is $150 for members and $175 for others. Registration forms are available at www.RHHTFoundationInc.org.

Paint night

The RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will offer an adult paint night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. February 16. The instructor will be Renate Bumgarner. The topic will be “Sailboat.”

Snacks will be provided, bring a beverage. For fees and registration, visit the center or call 436-9309.

History celebration

The Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, will host an African American History Celebration at 2 p.m. February 25. The program will include music, dance, poetry, readings and refreshments.

‘The Magic Flute’

The Capitol Opera Richmond will present a one-hour adaptation of Mozart’s opera “The Magic Flute” February 11 at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock. The concert to benefit Northern Neck Orchestra will begin at 4 p.m.

Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at www.northernneckorchestra.org or at the door. Students are admitted free with online reservations.

Indoor yard sale

An indoor yard sale to benefit the Northumberland County Animal Shelter is held regularly at the Northumberland School Administration Building, 2172 Northumberland Highway, Lottsburg.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays.

Veterans’ breakfast

Commonwealth Senior Living at Farnham, 511 Cedar Grove Road, Farnham, hosts a Veterans’ Breakfast at 9 a.m. on second Tuesdays. Participants are urged to RSVP at 394-2102.

On Stage

The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts 2017-18 On Stage series will present MozART on March 9 at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock. The series will continue with the Sons of Serendip, April 14.

Admission is by season subscription, or $39, if tickets are available. To purchase tickets, call 438-5555, or visit rappahannockfoundation.org.

RCA concerts

The Rappahannock Concert Association will present Ciarán Sheehan & Friends at 7:30 p.m. March 10 at the Northumberland County School Complex, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville. The 2017-18 concert series will continue April 7 with solo pianist Alpin Hong.

Admission is by subscription or $25. Students are admitted free. Tickets are available at the door, 866-217-8149, or rappahannockconcerts.org.

Bluegrass festival

The 2018 Mount Airy Bluegrass Festival will be held June 30 at Mount Airy Farm, 361 Millpond Road, Warsaw. The event, beginning at 3 p.m., will feature the Water View Bluegrass Assembly, The Trailblazers with Ivy Phillips, Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys and The Seldom Scene.

Adult general admission tickets are $45 each, youth general admission tickets are $25 each and VIP tickets are $65 each. The VIP tickets include reserved seating closer to the stage and VIP parking. Tickets are available at www.mountairy.farm, or 313-0815.

Sundays at Two

The Lancaster Community Library’s Sundays at Two series will continue at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 4, at the library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. Dr. Bud Robertson will present “After the Civil War.”

On February 18, Bud Ward will present “Our Weather, Our Climate: Their Future”; March 4, Glenn and Ellen Birch, “Songs and Stories of Virginia”; March 11, Dr. Phil Williams III, “The Eastern Question, the Crimean War-from Syria to Ukraine-then and now.”

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