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Easter egg hunt

The Richmond County Public Library at Rappahannock Community College-Warsaw, 52 College Drive, Warsaw, will hold its annual Easter egg hunt for area children and their families at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13.

After the hunt, the library will offer crafts and a free hot dog lunch, followed at noon by a magic show with magician Jonathan Austin. In the event of bad weather, indoor activities will continue.


Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, will host Introduction to Beekeeping from 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 13. The event will include a free lecture and demonstration from the Northern Neck Beekeepers Association.

The program is suitable for all ages. To register, contact Jon Bachman at 493-1972 or

Hake fish breakfast

The Holley Graded School Museum & Art Gallery will host an “All-You-Can-Eat” hake fish breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at the historic school house, 2439 Northumberland Highway, Lottsburg.

Breakfasts are $15 and proceeds will go toward the structural restorations and repairs needed to retain the architectural beauty and strength of the building.

Old place names

The Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society of Virginia (MPAAGHS) will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Essex Public Library, 117 North Church Lane, Tappahannock.

The meeting will include a discussion of the MPAAGHS Historical Place Names Project. The initial phase focuses on the counties of King and Queen, King William, Middlesex and Essex, said White. Participants are urged to share old place names that they have encountered in their research.

On Stage

The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts will present an On Stage concert Saturday, April 13, featuring Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock.

The concert will cover music by the Beatles with a bluegrass tilt. Limited seating is available for $39. To purchase tickets, call the RFA office at 438-5555. Any remaining seats will be $45 at the door.

Spaghetti dinner

The Upper Lancaster Volunteer Rescue Squad (UKLVRS) will serve a spaghetti dinner from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the UKLVRS Building, 123 Norris Road, Lively.

The menu will include salad, spaghetti, garlic bread, dessert, tea, lemonade and water. Donations welcome.

Floral arranging

The Kilmarnock Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, at Kilmarnock Baptist Church, 65 Church Street, Kilmarnock. Member Genny Chase will present a workshop, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.”

Guests are welcome to participate. Participants should bring their own lunch. Beverages and dessert will be provided. Reservations are required. For a materials list and reservations, call 438-5560.

Quilt show

The Tavern Quilt Guild will hold its annual quilt show and sale from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 20 in the Transportation Building at Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville.

The event will be held in conjunction with the Heathsville Farmers Market and Northumberland Association for Progressive Stewardship Earth Day celebration. There will be a quilt raffle.

Trombone jam

The Northern Neck Orchestra will present a trombone ensemble in concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock. The program will range from classical to jazz.

Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at or the door.

Oyster sanctuary

Neighbors in the watershed are invited to join Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR), W.E. Kellum Seafood and Albert Pollard Jr. to celebrate the newest oyster sanctuary on the Eastern Branch of Carter Creek.

The event will take place at 5 p.m. Monday, April 15; at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury, 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington. Light refreshments will be included. Watershed education demonstrations will be provided by students from Chesapeake Academy.

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