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Annual meeting

The Northumberland County Historical Society annual meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Ball Memorial Library and Museum, 86 Back Street, Heathsville. The morning speaker will be Jack Yunker.  His topic is “The World War II Liberty Ship and the S.S. John W. Brown.”

Following a buffet lunch at 12:30 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Parish Hall, Peter Armstrong will present “1619: A Year of Change.”  For lunch reservations, phone 580-8581 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays.

Tribal history

Preservation Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula (PNNMP) will sponsor a guided tour of the Pamunkey Indian Museum and Cultural Center, 175 Lay Landing Road, King William, at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13. The tour will include the schoolhouse and fish hatchery with a focus on tribal history.

The fee is $12. The deadline for paid reservations was Saturday, July 6. Mail checks to PNNMP, PO Box 691, Warsaw, VA 22572, or go to The gift shop will accept cash or checks only. Carpools will leave from RCC parking lot, Warsaw and Chesapeake Commons, Kilmarnock at 9 a.m.

Music by the River

Upcoming Music by the River concerts at Belle Isle State Park will continue Saturday, July 13, with The NewOldz and July 20 with Rappahannock Crossing.

Concerts will begin at 6 p.m. in the picnic area at the park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. A $5 parking fee is payable at the front gate. Picnics are encouraged.

RCA tickets

The Rappahannock Concert Association’s 2019-20 series will include October 12, pianist Michael Chertock; November 9, the Dallas-based Quebe Sisters; March 21, The Drifters; April 25, John Bullard and Friends; and May 16, Nashville Legacy. Concerts will be held Saturday nights at the Performing Arts Theater, Northumberland County School Complex, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville.

Season tickets are $100, unreserved seat; $125, reserved seat; $60, any three shows; $25 single show; students, free. To purchase tickets, go to or call 888-210-8006.


The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists will sponsor a free butterfly identification workshop from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. The speaker will be Teta Kain.

This workshop is free. Registration is urged; contact Jeff Wright at

Children’s author

Mary Ann Olsen, author of Little Cousins Birthdays, will visit the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock, from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 17. For each book sold, $5 will go to the children’s library.

On Stage

The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts recently announced its 2019-20 On Stage season. Subscriptions are $165. Call the box office, 438-5555.

Concerts will include The Steep Canyon Rangers on September 22; The Philadelphia String Quartet, November 23; The Barefoot Movement, December 21; Leahy, March 14; and Fact 2 Face, April 18. All concerts take place at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock.

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.-1 p.m. on Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays.

Boots & BBQ

Tickets are on sale for the annual Northern Neck Land Conservancy’s annual Boots & BBQ celebration September 28 at Ditchley.

The event will feature music, barbecue and fried oysters. For tickets to Boots & BBQ, call Friel, 462-0979.

Crab festival

The Irvington Crab Festival will be held August 10 at the Irvington Commons, 98 King Carter Drive, Irvington. Grounds will open at 4 p.m., crabs will be served at 5 p.m. Beer and wine will be available for purchase; a silent auction and museum tours will be held.

Tickets are $45, or $10 for ages 12 and younger. Tickets may be purchased at, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays at the museum.

Piano lounge

David Graham will be featured on the piano from 6-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at the Hope and Glory Inn, 65 Tavern Road, Irvington.


The Northumberland Association for Progressive Stewardship (NAPS) seeks nominations for the 2019 Northumberland Distinguished Citizen Award and the Ambassador Award.

To nominate an individual, group, organization, or business that merits either of these awards, email the information to, or mail to NAPS DCA Nomination, PO Box 567, Heathsville, VA 22473. Include a brief synopsis on how the nominee fits the criteria, advancing the goals of NAPS, and include contact information. Submit nominations by July 31.

Movie time

Northumberland Indivisible will show “On the Basis of Sex” from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, July 21 3-5 p.m. at the Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville.

In this award-winning film by director Mimi Leder, Felicity Jones stars as a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who brings a groundbreaking case to the U.S. Court of Appeals which overturns a century of gender discrimination.

NAACP meeting

The Lancaster County NAACP branch will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.

All members are urged to pay their dues. Committees are expected to make reports on their activities.

Parenting class

On-going Nurturing Parenting programs will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays at the Warsaw Counseling Center, 414 Main Street, Warsaw; and Tuesdays at the Gloucester Counseling Center, 9228 George Washington Memorial Highway, Gloucester.

The fee is $20 per person per session and $20 per handbook. Parents can enroll at anytime. To register, call 642-5402.

Rappahannock Record Staff
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