Upcoming 2-15-18

Ham & oysters

The Kiwanis Club of the Northern Neck will hold a ham and oyster supper from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 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.

Native plants

Northern Neck Chapter/Virginia Native Plant Society, noon, Wicomico Parish Church, 5191 Jessie duPont Memorial Highway, Wicomico Church. Wildlife biologist Lauren Cruz will address building habitat at the Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Bring a brown bag lunch. Light refreshments will be served.

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. Friday, 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.

TAG talk

The Tappahannock Artists’ Guild on Sunday, February 18, will host a presentation by artist-member Linda Shields. She will discuss the travels of Hambleton Noel, an early Essex County resident who ventured to the Four-Corners area of Arizona to eventually open and run a trading post dealing in Navaho Indian wares.

The talk will begin at 2 p.m., TAG Gallery, 200 Prince Street, Tappahannock. Light refreshments.

Sundays at Two

The Lancaster Community Library’s Sundays at Two series will continue at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 18, at the library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. Bud Ward will present “Our Weather, Our Climate: Their Future.”

On March 4, Virginia Homespun Dance Ensemble, “Civil War Dancers”; March 11, Dr. Phil Williams III, “The Eastern Question, the Crimean War-from Syria to Ukraine-then and now.”

Chestnut revival

Friends of Dragon Run will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 21, at the Gloucester County Library Community Room, 6920 Main Street, Gloucester.

The speaker will be Dr. Harmony Dalgleish. She will address the revival of the American chestnut tree.

History lesson

Professional storyteller and historical character interpreter Sheila Arnold Jones will present “Freedom! Or Not? Sarah’s Story” at 7 p.m. February 26 at Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems. Admission is $10, payable at the door. For reservations, call 438-6855 or 462-7280, or email info@christchurch1735.org, or history@mbwm.org.

The character of Sarah is based on true accounts of enslaved women, men and families who were promised freedom by Robert Carter III of Nomini Hall, Westmoreland. In 1791, Carter signed a deed to enact the gradual emancipation of more than 450 slaves.

Beatlemania Magic

The Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department on March 3 will host Beatlemania Magic, a Beatle’s Tribute Band. The concert to benefit Candy 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 tickets@fcpsound.net.

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.

RFM concert

The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum will host a concert by The Meneely van Sante duo, featuring Janie Meneely and Rob van Sante, on March 3 at Festival Halle, 177 Main Street, Reedville. A traditional sock burning will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the concert at 7 p.m.

The fee is $15 in advance or at the door. Proceeds will help support the skipjack Claud W. Somers. Advance tickets may be purchased at the museum, 504 Main Street, Reedville, or 453-6529.

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.