Upcoming 2-21-19

Mapping history

Historian Paul Malone will trace the remarkable story of the Mitchell Map of 1735 and its creator John Mitchell of Lancaster. The program will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, February 21, at Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at christchurch1735.ticketleap.com or at the door.

Mardi Gras

The Middlesex Mardi Gras will be held from 5-10 p.m. February 23 at Bethpage Camp-Resort, 679 Browns Lane, Urbanna. The event will include food, music and dancing with En’Novations and an auction. 

Proceeds are shared by co-hosts, the Kiwanis Club of Middlesex and the Middlesex Family YMCA. Individual tickets are $85. Optional packages include reserved tables, $600; gold tables, $1,000; and platinum tables, $1,250. For reservations, call 316-9191.

Oldies dance

Oldies But Goodies Dance with music by DJ Rell will begin at 9 p.m. Saturday, February 23 at the Community Center, 679 Browns Store Road, Browns Store. The fee is $10 per person from 9-11 p.m. and $12 per person after 11 p.m.

The fundraising dance will benefit the Northumberland County Community Center Organization Inc. Patrons may bring their own bottle. Food will be provided.

Honeybees

Bay Center for Spiritual Development will host An Evening with… Catherine Bennett, “The Wildly Spiritual Life of a Beekeeper” from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, at Bay Center Development, 31 Noblett Lane, Kilmarnock. Bennett will present “The Queen Will See You Now,” a presentation about honeybees.

A donation of $10 is suggested in support of programs at the Bay Center. For reservations, call 302-709-5200.

Flag raising

Commonwealth Senior Living at Kilmarnock, 460 South Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host a flag raising ceremony at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 26.

Resident veterans, families and friends, the Lancaster High School JROTC Cadets, American Legion Post #86, the Disabled American Veterans and town officials will participate. A reception will follow. RSVP to 435-9896.

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.

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.

Jazz concert

Concerts by the Bay will host a concert by Slim Man at 3 p.m. March 3 at the Harry M. Ward Auditorium, Mathews High School, 9889 Buckley Hall Road, Mathews. Tickets are $25 at the door; students are admitted free.

An award-winning jazz musician, the Slim Man’s repertoire includes Rat Pack songs. He’ll be joined by John E Coale on drums, Rick O’Rick on piano, Hit Man Howie Z on bongos, Kevin Levi on saxophone and Robert E Fiester on guitar. They may play some blues as well.

Country breakfast

Lancaster Union Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M. will serve an all-you-can-eat country breakfast from 7-10 a.m. March 9 at the Lodge, 48 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.

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

Duke Ellington  Tribute

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.

Gardening seminar

The 26th annual Gardening in the Northern Neck seminar, hosted by the Northern Neck Master Gardeners will be held March 23 at White Stone Church of the Nazarene, 57 Whisk Drive, White Stone.

The theme is “The Resilient Garden: Planning and Planting for Changing Conditions.” The registration fee is $35. Registration is available at www.nnmg.org.