Upcoming 2-28-19

Book signing

The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society (LVHS) will host a talk and book signing by Margaret Lumpkin Forrester at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at the Lancaster Woman’s Club, l16 Mary Ball Place, Lancaster. Forrester recently released Home Birth Records of Dr. Chichester Tapscott Peirce 1919-1954: Lancaster, Richmond and Northumberland Counties in Virginia.

A $5 donation is suggested. Reservations are requested to ensure seating, contact LVHS at 462-7280, or history@LancasterVaHistory.org.

Casino Night

Casino Night to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck will be held from 5:30-10 p.m. Saturday, 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.

Jazz concert

Concerts by the Bay will host a concert by Slim Man at 3 p.m. Sunday, 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.

Music & memories

The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum winter/spring lecture series will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, March 4, at Festival Halle, 177 Main Street, Reedville. Jeannie Finnegan will discuss “Memories and Music.”

The museum requests a $5 donation. Light refreshments will be served.

Resilient women

Resilient Women of the Northern Neck will convene from noon-2 p.m. March 9 at the Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville. Resilient Women in Dialogue will be facilitated by Pamela K. Struss, Ph.D.

Participants are urged to bring pictures of a woman who impacted them. They also may bring packaged or store-bought food items to share. Water, coffee, tea and spiced cider will be provided.

Adult Paint Night

RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host an adult paint workshop, “Full Moon Bloom,” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 15. The instructor will be Marilyn Sprouse.

The fee is $30 for members and $35 for others. Participants may bring a beverage of their choice. To register, call 436-9309.

Breakfast suspended

Lancaster Union Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M. will be totally remodeling the Lodge kitchen 48 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Accordingly, their “all-you-can-eat country breakfast” will be suspended until further notice. The Lodge thanks everyone who has come out in the past and hopes they will join them again in the near future.

Fried chicken

American Legion Post 117, 39 School Street, Reedville, serves a fried chicken dinner from 5-6:30 p.m. on first Mondays.

Johnson exhibit

In celebration of Black History Month, the Essex County Museum and Historical Society, 218 Water Lane, Tappahannock, will feature an exhibit about Robert Clarence Johnson, the first African-American elected to the board of supervisors in Essex County. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. daily except Wednesdays and Sundays.

Johnson won a three-way race in 1979, defeating two white opponents in the Occupacia District.

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.