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Gardening seminar

The Northern Neck Master Gardeners (NNMG) Association will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Gardening in the Northern Neck Seminar (GNN) on April 13. The seminar will be held at Lancaster Elementary School, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock.

The theme will be “Creating Outdoor Spaces—Defining Your Lifestyle.” The seminar fee is $50. Lunches will be available for an additional fee. Registration forms are available at

Chamber series

The Northern Neck Orchestra 2023-24 Chamber Music Series will continue with “Cello Suites by Bach Parts One and Two,” at 7:30 p.m. February 3 and 2 p.m. February 4 at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock. 

Admission is by season subscription, or $30 for each session. Tickets may be purchased at or at the door. Students are admitted free.

Chicken dinners

Chicken dinners will be available from 5-6:30 p.m. on first Mondays at American Legion Post #117, 39 School Street, Reedville. 

Meals include fried chicken, mashed potatoes, choice of vegetables, salad, roll, dessert and drink. Dinners are $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 12 and younger, at the door.

Winter lecture

The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum winter lecture series will continue at 6:30 p.m. Monday, February 5, at Fairfields Volunteer Fire Department, 119 Main Street, Reedville.

Imani Black will present “Minorities in Aquaculture (MIA).” Admission is by donation, cash or check at the door. 

Basic gardening

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Northern Neck Master Gardeners (NNMG) will conduct a free Basic Gardening Course from 10 a.m.-noon February 17 at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Newton Branch, 22 Coles Point Road, Hague.

Register by February 7 for “Getting Started: Know your Land; Know your Soil; Know your Equipment.” To register, call the Westmoreland County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension, 493-8924.

On Stage

The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts 2023-24 season will continue on February 10 with the Latin Ballet of Virginia performing “Alma Latina.” The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Elementary School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock. 

Admission is by season subscription, or $45. For tickets, visit, or call 438-5555.

Oyster talk

The Steamboat Era Museum (SEM) Second Saturday Speaker Series will continue February 10, with Jennifer Sagan of the Friends of the Rappahannock. The lecture will be held from 2-3 p.m. at SEM, 150 King Carter Drive, Irvington.

Sagan will speak on the eastern oyster. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at or at the door. 

Student revue

“Rappahannock Rendezvous” will open to the public at 7 p.m. February 16 and 17 in the David & Wendy Charlton Center for the Fine and Performing Arts at Christchurch School, 49 Seahorse Lane, Christchurch.

The cast and crew of 30 will bring the songs of the silver screen to life in an all-original script, written by a team of students. Tickets may be reserved at [email protected].

Movie night

The Mathews Historical Museum, 200 Main Street, Mathews, will show “The Loving Story” on February 16. A reception will begin at 5 p.m. The movie will follow at 6 p.m.

Birthday visit

Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville, will host reenactors Jan and George Beckett as they portray Mary and George Washington at 3 p.m. February 17. A light buffet of some of Washington’s favorite foods will be offered, as well as hot mulled port or apple cider.

Tickets are $25. For tickets, visit, or call 580-3377. Tickets also will be sold at the Tavern gift shop from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.

Thoughtful gardening

The Garden Club of the Northern Neck will host Leslie Harris of Into the Garden with Leslie at 10 a.m. February 29 at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Good Luck Road, Kilmarnock.

Harris will present “Thoughtful gardening: how to combine sustainability with beauty in the garden.” The program is free and open to the public.


“The Play That Goes Wrong” will open at 8 p.m. March 1 at The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. Evening performances continue March 2, 7-9, 15-16, and matinees at 3 p.m. March 3, 10 and 17.

Tickets are $30. Purchase tickets at, or call 435-3776. The Playhouse will open an hour before curtain for a social hour with cash bar.

Author talk

Mystery writer S.A. Cosby will be featured at an author talk at 3 p.m. March 23 at the Essex High School Auditorium, 833 High School Circle, Tappahannock. Essex Public Library will sponsor the presentation by Cosby. He will speak about his life and work, followed by a question and answer session and a book signing. 

The event will be free. Copies of the books will be available for purchase at the book signing.

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