Upcoming 3-8-18

Annual meeting

Preservation Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula will hold its annual meeting and luncheon at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 15, at St. John’s Church, 5987 Richmond Road, Warsaw. Guest speaker Sumpter Priddy, noted authority on southern furniture, will give insights into the cabinet makers of the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula.

The fee is $22 for members and $25 for others. Reservations are due by Thursday, March 8; call 394-3102.

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. on second Saturdays at the Lodge, 48 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. The next breakfast will be Saturday, March 10.

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

Organ concert

 Abingdon Episcopal Church, 4645 George Washington Highway, White Marsh, will host organist Isabelle Demers at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 10. Donations are welcome to the Arts at Abingdon Series.

RCA concerts

The Rappahannock Concert Association will present Ciarán Sheehan & Friends at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 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 rappahannockconcerts.org.

Dabney film

A new documentary about John Dabney, a long-forgotten Virginia culinary legend, will be shown at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at the Historic Courthouse, 877 General Puller Highway, Saluda. “The Hail-Storm: John Dabney in Virginia” celebrates the long tradition of African-American culinary excellence and entrepreneurship in Virginia and beyond.

The screening is sponsored by the Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society Inc., Middlesex NAACP Unit 7091 and Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society. It is free and open to the public.

St. Patrick’s Day dinner

American Legion Post 86, 882 Waverly Avenue, Kilmarnock, will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the Post’s birthday March 17 with a dinner prepared by the women’s auxiliary. Guests will gather at 4:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5 p.m.

“All veterans and their families are welcome,” said auxiliary president Heather Robertson. “This is a chance to become acquainted with Post 86 and the community work done by the members.”


The Rappahannock Garden Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock.

Anne Blackwell Thompson will speak on botanicals. Visitors and guests are welcome.

Veterans’ breakfast

Commonwealth Senior Living at Farnham, 511 Cedar Grove Road, Farnham, hosts a Veterans’ Breakfast at 9 a.m. on second Tuesdays. The next breakfast will be Tuesday, March 13. Participants are urged to RSVP at 394-2102.

Paint night

RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host a Paint Like the Masters program for adults from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 16. The topic will be Marion Rose’s Colorful Rabbit. the instructor will be Marilyn Sprouse.

Snacks will be provided. Participants may bring a beverage of their choosing. The $35 fee will include all materials. To register, visit the center or call 436-9309.

Original Rhondels

The Original Rhondels will present a benefit concert March 24 at the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck Activities Center, 517 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the performance will follow from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 at the door or in advance at the BGCNN. A table for eight can be reserved for $185. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.bgcnn.com. Beer and wine will be available for purchase along with a limited snack menu.

Belle Isle Egg Hunt

The Friends of Belle Isle State Park will host an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. March 31 in the picnic area, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster.

There will be 3,000 eggs, golden egg prizes and the Easter bunny.

Sunday speaker

Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, will launch its Sunday speaker series, “Equalled by few; Excelled by none,” at 2 p.m. March 25.

Historian Helen Rountree will present “Powhatan Indian Women and the Jamestown Colonists.” She will discuss Indian women’s work routines, family and tribal structure and their economic and cultural exchanges with the English.