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Upcoming 4-12-18

Habitat gardening

The Rappahannock Garden Club will meet Thursday, April 12, at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Church Street, Kilmarnock.

Donna Cottingham will speak to members on habitat gardening. The program will begin at 12:45 p.m.

Arts Alive!

The Arts Alive! exhibit for April at the Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, will feature work by Susan Lewis’ Northumberland Elementary School art students.

The Friends of the Library will host a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 13, to honor the students. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

Meadow workshop

The Northern Neck Master Naturalists will hold a meadow workshop at noon Friday, April 13, at the Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville.

The workshop will feature award-winning landscape designer Betsy Washington and accidental meadow maker Bryna Brennan.

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 April 14.

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

Low Country Boil benefit

Middlesex Pet Friends for Life will hold a Low Country Boil from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Deltaville Maritime Museum, 287 Jackson Creek Road, Deltaville.

Proceeds will benefit shelter animals. Tickets are $60. Tickets may be purchased at Cyndy’s Bynn in Urbanna, Salon by the Bay in Topping, Cafe by the Bay and the Maritime Museum in Deltaville, Kelsick Market in Gloucester and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Middlesex Animal Shelter, 2840 General Puller Highway, Saluda.

On Stage

The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts 2017-18 On Stage series will present Sons of Serendip at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock.

Admission is by season subscription, or $39 in advance at 438-5555, or If available, tickets at the door will be $45.

Women in history

Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, will host “Virginia Women in History” through Sunday, April 15. The Library of Virginia exhibit commemorates the lives and contributions of eight Virginia women.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free.

Ocean Celtic

Concerts by the Bay will present Ocean Celtic Quartet at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Mathews High School Auditorium, 9889 Buckley Hall Road, Mathews.

The show will include soaring ballads, stirring sea chanteys and blazing fiddle and accordion tunes. Tickets are $25 at door.

Bluff Point

The Bluff Point Community League, 2595 Bluff Point Road, Kilmarnock, will hold a potluck dinner meeting Monday, April 16. A social period will begin at 6 p.m. and dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m. Guests are welcome.

Speaker Tommy Tomlin, an advanced emergency medical technician with the Northumberland County Rescue Squad, will discuss recognition of stroke symptoms and response by family members and bystanders to a person who might be having a stroke.


Historyland Community Workshop will relocate to the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Center Drive, Kilmarnock. Meetings will be held at 10 a.m. first and third Mondays. Bring a drink or treat.

The goal of the group is to meet, create items for an annual benefit sale and distribute the proceeds for scholarships to Lancaster and Northumberland High School graduates.

Art lecture

The American Impressionists slide lecture series will continue from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Tappahannock Art Gallery, 200 Prince Street, Tappahannock. Aaron Bowles will present the works of Thomas Wilmer Dewing.

Admission is $6. Light refreshments will be served. To enroll in one or more of the series, continuing bi-weekly through May, call Frank Rixey at 445-5131.

Yoga retreat

The Kekoka Yoga Retreat will be held May 18 through 20 at YMCA/APYC Camp Kekoka, 1083 Boys Camp Road, Kilmarnock. The fee is $195 and includes lodging, farm-to-table meals, yoga for all levels, meditation, speakers, music and water activities. Proceeds provide scholarships to YMCA/APYC Camp Kekoka summer campers.

Additional services, by appointment, will be available for a fee. For reservations, visit or contact camp director Cassie Leichty, at or 435-3616.

Paint night

The RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host Adult Paint Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 20. The instructor will be Renate Bumgarner. The topic will be “Daffodil.” Bring a favorite beverage.

For materials, fees and registration, visit the center, call 436-9309, or consult

UDC program

The Lancaster County Chapter 1406/UDC will meet at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in the Community Room at the Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville. 

After a short business session, guest speaker Teresa Roane, general archivist for the UDC, will present “Black Confederates.” Members are reminded to bring donations for The Haven. For membership inquiries, call 453-9156.

Cello concert

Abingdon Episcopal Church, 4645 George Washington Highway, White Marsh, will host the Rastrelli Cello Quartet at 5 p.m. April 22. Donations are welcome to the Arts at Abingdon Series.

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