Upcoming 4-06-17

Art reception

A First Friday Reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. April 7 at the Rappahannock Art League Studio Gallery, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. The current exhibit, “Beauty in Bloom,” will be featured.

There will be an Arts & Flowers display, as well as a “Quick Paint” artist’s demonstration and a drawing (6 p.m.) for a watercolor by Linda Goldstein. Guests may meet some of the exhibiting artists and enjoy light refreshments.

Arts Alive

The April art exhibit at the Northumberland Public Library in Heathsville will feature the work of Northumberland Elementary School students, grades two through five.

To highlight the event, the Friends of the Library will host its Arts Alive Friday! reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 7, at NPL, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville.

Bingo benefit

The Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority will hold a Jewelry/LulaRoe Clothing/31 Pocketbooks Bingo at 6 p.m. tomorrow, April 7, at Dream Fields, 1385 Irvington Road, Kilmarnock.

The fee is $20 for a Bingo pack. Refreshments will be sold. The event will benefit the chapter’s altruistic projects, including “teacher-to-be scholarships” and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Annual breakfast

Donovan Masonic Lodge, 17067 General Puller Highway, Deltaville, will hold its annual breakfast to benefit its scholarship program from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday, April 8. The lodge has provided Middlesex County students scholarships for over 15 years.

The menu will include eggs, pancakes, sausage, hash brown potatoes, fried apples, biscuits, orange juice and coffee. The fee is $10 at the door.

Museum gala

The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum will hold its gala benefit auction, an Evening On Moonlight Bay, from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Festival Halle, 177 Main Street, Reedville. The gala offers music, an open bar, oysters and hors d’oeuvres.

The auction offers an oyster roast, get-away trips, art, sailing and cocktail cruises. Reservations are $60 per person Reservations may be made at the museum office, 474 Main Street, Reedville, or 453-6529.

Steamboat dining

The Rappahannock Art League and Steamboat Era Museum on Saturday, April 8, will hold “The Fine Art of Steamboat Dining,” featuring an oyster bar, four-course seated dinner with menu items, wine and auctions. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock.

Tickets to the black-tie optional dinner are $75 each. To purchase tickets, call 438-6888, or email director@steamboateramuseum.org.

Women of World War 1

The Tappahannock Artists Guild, 200 Prince Street, Tappahannock, will host Anita Harrower at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 9. She will present a Women in History program on the women of World War I who filled various roles in support of the Allies while serving in France.

Fashion show

The Woman’s Club of Northumberland County will hold a fashion show and luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, at Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club near Kilmarnock.

Fashions will be from Foxy of Kilmarnock and Wildest Dreams of Burgess.  Tickets are $30 and can be purchased from the stores or Susan Payne, 580-7444. The proceeds will support scholarships for high school seniors who will attend Rappahannock Community College in the fall.

Women’s club

The Women’s Club of Lancaster County will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, at the WCLC Clubhouse, 16 Mary Ball Place, Lancaster. A luncheon will follow.

Guests and those interested in learning more about the club’s community service projects are welcome.

Garden club

The Rappahannock Garden Club will present “A Behind the Scenes Look at Wildflowers” by master naturalist Donna Cottingham at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at Grace Hall, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock.

Her stunning photography will assist topics on plant and pollinator relationships, propagation and interesting flower characteristics.  She is the butterfly and pollinator education chairman for the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs. Admission is $5 at the door.

Museum egg hunt

The Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park, 287 Jackson Creek Road, Deltaville, will hold its 10th annual Easter egg hunt from 1 to 3 p.m. April 15. Related activities will include animals, hayrides and the Easter Bunny.

The hunt will begin at 2 p.m. and is divided into age groups. Ages 3 and younger will scour the Children’s Garden, ages 4-6 will hunt in the Tea House/Waterfront Park area and ages 7-10 in the Wildflower Meadow.

Poetry contest

Northumberland Public Library, Ye Old Book Shoppe and the shop’s Philosophical Society will host a poetry reading contest, “Ars Poetica II” or “The Art of Poetry” from 4 to 6 p.m. April 20 at the shop, 7072 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville. All forms of poetry offered by all ages are welcome. Readings can include original poems, classical poems, song lyrics and whimsical poems.

Contributions to the book store are solicited from contestants, with the suggestion of $.50 for recitations by memory and $1 for those who read. Contestants may enter more than once.

Garden week tour

The “Heathsville Historic District” will be the site for Historic Garden Week in the Northern Neck on April 26. Tour hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tour stops will include Chicacoan Cottage, Oakley, The Academy, Westlawn and Roanoke.

Tickets are $35 per person on tour day at the information center, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 6807 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville. Advance tickets are $25 per person at www.vagardenweek.org, or contact Phyllis Gootee, pcgootee@gmail.com. Box lunches must be reserved, contact Ellen Kirby, evbwsk@gmail.com.

Buzz Bunny

The Bulb Shoppe and Gardens at Brent and Becky’s, 7900 Daffodil Lane, Gloucester, will host a Buzz Bunny Easter Celebration from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. April 15.

Activities will include photos with Buzz Bunny and around the gardens, as well as a scavenger hunt.

Beach blast

The Rappahannock-Fredericksburg Rotary Club will host the second annual Fredericksburg Beach Music Blast from noon to 8 p.m. April 29 at the Fredericksburg Fairgrounds, 2400 Airport Avenue, Fredericksburg.

Hear music from The Tams, The Catalina’s, Ammon Tharp and Ammon’s All Stars and Steve Jarrell. Tickets $35 at www.eventbrite.com, or $45 at the gate. Family friendly event for all.

Jazz & swing

The Rappahannock Concert Association will present The Stephanie Nakasian/Hod O’Brien Combo at 7:30 p.m. April 28 at the Performing Arts Theater at Northumberland High School, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville. A University of Virginia and William and Mary jazz vocal professor, Nakasian will give a master class to selected Northern Neck choral students.

Tickets to the jazz and swing concert are $25 for adults and free for students. Group rates are available, call the box office, 866-217-8149.

Italian feast

The Knights of Columbus, Council 11210, will host its 10th annual Italian Feast at 5 p.m. April 22 at the Church of the Visitation, 8462 General Puller Highway, Topping. The menu will include homemade meatballs made with pork, beef and veal, Italian sweet sausages, homemade sauce, penne pasta, Italian bread, salad, desserts, red and white wine, coffee and tea.

Reservations are required. Tickets are $18 per adult, $5 for ages 6-11, free ages 5 and under. Take-outs will be available by pre-order. Reservations required, 725-1656, or 776-0078 by April 15.

Shoreline evaluation

The Northern Neck Master Gardeners Shoreline Evaluation Program will present “Shoreline Landscaping: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly” at 2 p.m. April 28 at the Transportation Building, Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville.

  The theme of the free program will be the changing nature of gardening aesthetics, moving away from purely decorative considerations.

Solar power

The Friends of Dragon Run will meet at 7 p.m. April 19 at the Gloucester County Library Community Room, 6920 Main Street, Gloucester.

VA Sun program director Aaron Sutch will deliver an educational presentation on solar power. To join Friends of Dragon Run, call Christine Tombleson, 815-0172.