Upcoming 2-14-19

Garden club

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.

Student musical

The Visual and Performing Arts Department at Christchurch School will present “The Rappahannock Radio Hour” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, February 15 and 16. The musical will be staged in The David and Wendy Charlton Fine & Performing Arts Center in Marston Hall on the Christchurch school campus, 49 Seahorse Drive, Christchurch.

 General admission at the door is $10 for adults, $5 for students and $2.50 for children younger than 9. For reservations, call 758-2306 ext. 277 or e-mail ccsevents@christchurchschool.org. Reservations can also be secured with our easy, online form at www.christchurchschool.org.

Tree painting

RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host an adult paint workshop, “Pretty In Pink,” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, February 15. The instructor will be Marilyn Sprouse.

Participants will paint spring blooming as if looking into a tree. The fee is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Participants may bring a beverage of their choice. To register, call 436-9309.


Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz will present Cookin’ for the Big House from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, 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.

Casino Night

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.

Author event

Commonwealth Senior Living at Kilmarnock, 460 South Main Street, Kilmarnock will host an author event at 2 p.m. March 5.

The guest speaker will be Jeannie Finnegan, Certified Dementia Practitioner and author of The Miracle of Music – Stories of Hope, Understanding and Inspiration. To register, call Jill White, 435-9896 Ext. 121.


The Lancaster Players will present “The Savannah Sipping Society” 8 p.m. March 8, 9, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23; and 3 p.m. March 10 and 17 at The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. The theater will open an hour prior to each performance.

Seats are $25. For reservations, visit www.lancasterplayers.org or call 435-3776.

Duke Ellington

Tribute concert

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.