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Upcoming 2-8-18

Musical revue

The Visual and Performing Arts Department at Christchurch School will present “Night on the Rappahannock, A Musical Revue” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, February 9 and 10, in The David and Wendy Charlton Fine & Performing Arts Center in Marston Hall, 49 Seahorse Lane, Christchurch.

General Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students 8-18 and $2.50 for children 7 and younger. For reservations, call 758-2306, or email

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. Saturday, 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.

Bluegrass 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. Saturday, February 10. Donations are welcome to the Arts at Abingdon Series.

Post 86 indoor yard sale

The members of American Legion Post 86 will hold an indoor yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, February 10, at the Post Home, 882 Waverly Avenue, Kilmarnock.

The event will benefit their community programs in Kilmarnock. Items will include sofas, end tables, two gas stoves, television, lamps and many nautical items.

NAPS meeting

The Northumberland Association for Progressive Stewardship (NAPS) will hold an environmental symposium at 10 a.m. Saturday, 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.

‘The Magic Flute’

The Capitol Opera Richmond will present a one-hour adaptation of Mozart’s opera “The Magic Flute” Sunday, 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 or at the door. Students are admitted free with online reservations.

DAW benefit

The DAW Theater Foundation will present William Luce’s “The Belle of Amherst” at 3 p.m. Sunday, 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, or Barbour Printing, 206 Prince Street, Tappahannock.

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.”

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.

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.

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, or

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.

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.

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

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.

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, or 313-0815.

Egg hunt

 The Rappahannock Community College/Richmond County Public Library will host its annual Easter egg hunt from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 24 on the Warsaw Campus, 52 Campus Drive, Warsaw. The Easter Bunny will make an appearance and the library staff will give away free children’s books, courtesy of the Friends of the Library group.

Guests may enjoy hot dogs and snacks in the student lounge and a program with magician/juggler Jonathan Austin at noon. The event is free and open to the public.

Reagan dinner

The 21st annual Reagan Day Dinner hosted by the Lancaster County Republican Committee will be held March 18 at Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club, 362 Club Drive, Kilmarnock. The event will begin with a social hour at 5 p.m. A buffet dinner will follow at 6 p.m.

David A. Keene, editor-at-large at the Washington Times, former chairman of the American Conservative Union (1982-2011) and former president of the National Rifle Association, will be the featured speaker. To make a reservation, send a check to cover the number of guests at $55 per person, payable to the Lancaster County Republican Committee to: Lancaster County Republican Committee, P.O. Box 1215, Kilmarnock, VA. 22482.   

Gardening seminar

The Gardening in the Northern Neck Seminar, sponsored by Northern Neck Master Gardeners and Virginia Cooperative Extension, will be held March 24 at the White Stone Church of the Nazarene, 57 Whisk Drive, White Stone.

Registration begins is $30. Forms are available at, the Northumberland County Extension Office, or 580-5694.

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

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

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.

Blanket drive

The Interfaith Service Council blanket drive continues. Blankets in all sizes as well as sheets and mattress covers are needed.

Items may be dropped off from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays at the Warehouse, 106 Harris Road, Kilmarnock; or for pickup, call 435-6050.

World premiere

The Lancaster Players will present “From Adam,” written and directed by Randal Tyler, at The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. Tickets are $25. Call 435-3776 or visit for reservations.

Performances will begin at 8 p.m. March 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31; and 3 p.m. March 18 and 25. The theater will open an hour prior to show times for a social period.