Upcoming 4-5-18

Art lecture

The American Impressionists slide lecture series will continue from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at Tappahannock Art Gallery, 200 Prince Street, Tappahannock. Aaron Bowles will present the works of George Inness.

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.

First Friday

The RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host a First Friday Art Reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 6, to showcase the current exhibit, Pots, Plants, or Blooms.

The public is invited to visit the center, meet exhibiting artists and enjoy light refreshments.

Classical pianist

The Rappahannock Concert Association will present solo pianist Alpin Hong in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Northumberland County Schools Performing Arts Theater, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville. 

Admission is by subscription or $25. Students are admitted free. Tickets are available at the door, 866-217-8149, or rappahannockconcerts.org.

Second Sunday

Plein aire painting will be the topic for a “Second Sunday” program from 2 to 3 p.m. April 8 at Tappahannock Art Gallery, 200 Prince Street, Tappahannock.

George Jennings will lead the discussion. Light refreshments will be served.

Fiber guild

The Five River Fiber Guild will meet at 10 a.m. Monday, April 9, at Wicomico Parish Church, 5191 Jessie duPont Memorial Highway, Wicomico Church.

The program, organized by Shirley Galo and Sali Widener, will be on art quilts. A kit will be provided with a fish or butterfly pattern and members are urged to bring ribbons, buttons, fabric scraps and beads to add to the design.

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 April 10. Participants are urged to RSVP at 394-2102.

Woman’s club

The Woman’s Club of Lancaster County will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the WCLC Clubhouse, 16 Mary Ball Place, Lancaster. Lunch will be served following the program.

Guests and perspective members are welcome. The organization supports the community through several outreach programs. Related efforts and future projects will be discussed.

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. April 13 to honor the students. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

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.

Art of the Song

The Westmoreland Players and the Northern Neck Orchestra (NNO) will present The Art of the Song at 3 p.m. April 15 at the Westmoreland Players Theatre, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao.

Musicians from the NNO will accompany soprano Dr. Cheryl Brown Davis for an afternoon of music from the Beatles to the classics. Admission is $15. For reservations, call 529-9345, or visit www.westmorelandplayers.org.

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.

Community fair

 The Northumberland County Department of Social Services will host a free community fair, with numerous local organizations providing information on their services and fun activities for children.

The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Callao Volunteer Rescue Squad, 1348 Northumberland Highway, Callao.

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.

Children’s musical

Celeste Gates on April 21 will present “Three by James,” a musical for children based on the poetry of James Whitcomb Riley. The presentation will be held at Living Water Lutheran Church, 84 Bluff Point Road, Kilmarnock. For admission, bring a donation to the food bank.

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 www.ralartcenter.com.

Dragon Run

The Friends of Dragon Run will meet at 7 p.m. April 24 at the Gloucester County Library, 6920 Main Street, Gloucester.

Speaker Dr. Jim Perry will address why and how the ecology of the Dragon Run may be altered by environmental changes.

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 rappahannockfoundation.org. If available, tickets at the door will be $45.

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.


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.

UDC program

The Lancaster County Chapter 1406/UDC will meet at 1:15 p.m. 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.

Senior pageant

The Ms Virginia Senior America Pageant on April 20 will offer a free orientation for senior women interested in joining the life-enriching program. Contestants must be residents of the U.S., a Virginia resident for at least six months and ages 60 or better.

The pageant will be held July 7 in Falls Church. For registration and directions, call state director Rebecca Tebbs Nunn, 435-3704, by April 7.

A Salute to D-Day

The Mary Ball Washington Chapter of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge will sponsor A Salute to D-Day program at 7 p.m. June 1 at the Middlesex County Woman’s Club, 202 Virginia Street, Urbanna. The event will honor all the military who served in World War II.

Tickets are $10 per person. For tickets, call Clark Waring, 758-3432. Proceeds will benefit the Spirit of America 2019 scholarship fund for juniors at Middlesex, Lancaster and Northumberland high schools.

Women in history

Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, will host “Virginia Women in History” through 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.

Low Country Boil benefit

Middlesex Pet Friends for Life will hold a Low Country Boil from 4 to 7 p.m. 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.