Commonwealth Senior Living at Farnham events

January 8 – Seniors Breakfast at Rappahannock Church of Christ Wednesday January 8 at 9:00 a.m.; Caregivers Support Group at 3:30 p.m. at the Essex Public Library.

January 9 – Networking Brunch at 10 a.m.  and Caregivers Support Group at 12;30 p.m.

January 14 – Veterans breakfast at 9:00 a.m.

January 16 – Community Cops and Coffee with Northumberland Law Enforcement, 9:30 a.m. at Callao Coffee Café.

January 17 – Community Cops and Coffee with Essex Law Enforcement,  9:30 a.m. at Java Jacks, Tappahannock.

American Red Cross Blood Drives

January 9, Colonial Beach Community, 1-7 p.m., St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 203 Dennison St., Colonial Beach.

January 14, Cooper Branch Library, 3-7 p.m., 20 Washington Ave, Colonial Beach; Essex Community, 1-7 p.m., Tappahannock-Essex Volunteer Fire Dept., 620 Airport Road, Tappahannock; and Middlesex County,  1-6 p.m., Middlesex Rescue Squad, 17684 General Puller Highway, Deltaville.

January 16, Warsaw Community, 1:30 – 6:30 p.m., Warsaw Baptist Church, 226 Main Street, Warsaw.

January 23, Northern Neck YMCA, 10-3 p.m., 39 William B Graham Ct., Kilmarnock.

January 27, Montross Community, 1-6 p.m., Montross Rescue Squad,  72 Lyells Street, Montross.

MP-NN Alzheimers Education

Programs January 2020

Friday, January 24, 11 a.m.-noon, Healthy Habits for Brain and Body, Newtown Branch Library, 22 Coles Point Road, Hague,

Wednesday, January 29, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Healthy Habits for Brain and Body, Upper King William Library, 694-J Sharon Road, King William,

Specialty Support Groups 

Tuesday, January 21, 10-11:30 a.m., Support Group for People Living with Dementia,  Gloucester County Library, 6920 Main Street, Gloucester. Prescreening is required. Info 804-967-2580.

Support Groups for Caregivers

Info/registration: 804-967-2580

Thursday, January 9, 12:30 p.m., Commonwealth Senior Living at Farnham, 511 Cedar Grove Road, Farnham.

Thursday, January 16, 6-7:30 p.m., Gloucester County Library, 6920 Main Street, Gloucester.

Thursday, January 23, 10:30 a.m.-noon; Commonwealth Senior Living, 460 South Main Street, Kilmarnock.


January 6 – 10 – There will be explosive detonations this week at O’Gara.

January 11

Best-selling novelist Brad Parks will speak at RCC’s 50th anniversary celebration at 3 p.m. in the RCC Lecture Hall, Glenns campus. Parks has written several of his best-selling crime novels at the Hardee’s restaurant in Saluda. He will meet with fans for a meet-and-greet/book signing 3:45 – 5 p.m. in the RCC library. Copies of his latest novels will be available for purchase and signing. Fans may bring their own copies to be signed.

Rappahannock Community College 50th Anniversary Open House on the Glenns Campus 1 to 4 p.m. No fee to attend. For more information, visit RCC Turns 50 at

January 12

“Ware is the music” concert series, Baroque pyrotechnics 4 p.m. Music by the English composers Henry Purcell and George Frederick Handel and Italian, Domenico and Alessandro Scarlatti with the talents of Margot Rood – Soprano; Josh Cohen – Trumpet;  Charles Humphries – Organ. Ware Episcopal Church, 7825 John Clayton Memorial Highway, Gloucester.

January 15

Lancaster County Chapter 1406/UDC members will meet at 1 p.m. in the first floor community room of the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.  Members are reminded to bring their non-perishable food items or donations for the Northern Neck Food Bank. Info: 453-9156.

January 25

Upper Lancaster Fire Dept., Lively Firehouse, 5170 Mary Ball Road. All you can eat shrimp and oyster dinner. Doors open 3:30 p.m., dinner served 4-7 p.m. Last day to get tickets is Jan 19: Chesapeake Bank, Corner Bar & Grill, Lively Firehouse on Saturdays; Noeple Kilmarnock, EVB Burgess. Hot dogs & bean soup also served, children 12 & under free. All proceeds benefit ULVFD 804-462-5404 Don’t forget your oyster knife!

February 1 and March 7

The American Legion Post 252 Veteran Service Officer, Paul Israel, will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for any veteran and or surviving spouse in need of information on VA benefits, or to help them file or update a VA claim at 14576 Kings Highway in Montross. Call or email Paul: 804-761-6134 or Voicemail messages and emails will be answered. Support by the American Legion VSO is a free service of the American Legion.

February 13

Suicide Prevention Awareness meeting 2-3 p.m. and Opioid Misuse Awareness meeting 3-4 p.m. at Bay Aging Meeting Room, 5959 Fiddlers Green Rd., Gloucester. Register at Registration is appreciated but not required. This meeting is also available via audio-conferencing, for details please visit us at

Sponsored by: MPNN CSB Prevention, Health & Wellness Division in partnership with

The Coalition for Healthy Virginia Communities (CHVC), Hayes, 804-642-5402; 1-888-PREV-550; email

March 21 

The 27th annual Gardening in the Northern Neck seminar, ‘Spring Fever! Adventures in Gardening,’ hosted by the Northern Neck Master Gardeners (NNMG), will be held at White Stone Church of the Nazarene, 57 Whisk Drive, White Stone.,” Registration opens February 1, 2020. Registration forms available at

May 13 & 14

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), a 2-day workshop designed to teach the skills to competently and confidently intervene with a person at risk of suicide. 8:30-4:30 p.m., Cooks Corner Complex Office Building, 2911 General Puller Highway, Saluda. Participate number limited; training open to the public; materials included with price. Bring a brown bag for a working lunch. Registrations accepted until May 7, on a first come first serve basis at MPNNCSB Prevention, Health & Wellness Division, Hayes, 1-888-PREV-550  or  804-642-5402.


Bingo weekly on Thursday at VFW Post 7167 on 73 Washington Ave, Warsaw.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m.  Games start at 7 p.m.  Refreshments will be available by the VFW Auxiliary.

Menokin Baptist Church Community Meal second Monday of each month, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Free to anyone.

Carter Memorial SDA Church Community Center, 121 Cartertown Road, Newland, household items and clothing for qualifying individuals. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. – noon.

Richmond County NAACP Unit 7113-B meets the 4th Monday of every month 7 p.m. at the Mackey/Thompson Learning Center (former Richmond Co. Elem. School). Questions/info: Raymond “Cee” Bailey 804-450-3345 or

RCC Friends of the Library bookstore hours are Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Proceeds are returned to the community via the public library, college library, children’s programs and other outreach activities.

Veterans’ Breakfast, second Tuesday each month, 9 a.m. at Commonwealth Senior Living, 511 Cedar Grove Road, Farnham. RSVP 804-394-2102.

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