November & December Northern Neck Blood Drives:
Thursday, November 21, 1:30-6:30 p.m., Warsaw Baptist Church, 226 Main St., Warsaw.
Monday, November 25, 1-6 p.m., Montross Rescue Squad, 72 Lyells St., Montross.
Monday, November 25, 10-3 p.m., Kilmarnock Baptist Church, 65 East Church Street, Kilmarnock.
Tuesday, December 3, Noon – 6 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 6807 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville.
Middle Peninsula/Northern Neck Alzheimer’s Education Programs
For more information on any of the groups, please call 804-967-2580.
Thursday, November 21, 11 a.m.-noon, Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 22 Coles Point Road, Hague, VA 22469
Alzheimer’s Association Support Groups for Caregivers
Thursday, November 21, 6-7:30 p.m., Gloucester County Library, 6920 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061
CHURCH & COMMUNITY
Two timeslots remain for our 4-H Bell Ringing Day. In 4-H, we pledge our hands to larger service. Please visit the link below to sign up for a one hour timeslot to ring the bell in Warsaw for the Salvation Army on November 30. If you have already signed up, I am grateful. Wendy R. Herdman, Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Virginia Cooperative Extension – Westmoreland & Richmond Counties
Candy wreaths for sale to benefit St. John’s Church purchase of bikes for needy children for Christmas. Available until December 12, call 804-296-5142 to purchase.
There will be explosive detonations this week.
Join RWCG at its next meeting at Java Jacks, Tappahannock, from noon until 3 p.m.
HarvestFest Bonfire community gathering – A time to enjoy the season and be thankful – 5:30-8 p.m. Hot dogs, chips, drinks, Garner’s Produce fresh veggies; plus hay ride, glow ball, slide & bounce house. Nomini Baptist Church pavilion grounds. Enjoy an evening with friends & family. Info: 804-493-8429.
Women’s Health workshop, noon-3 p.m. sponsored by Bonnie Wiley and Juanita Brooks at Annex Building, 87 Antioch Road, Warsaw. Info 804-456-6152.
Abingdon Episcopal Church, Rt. 17 in White Marsh, Gloucester County annual free community Thanksgiving Day Dinner 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the parish house next to the church. Info 804-693-3035
Essex County-Tappahannock Triad annual holiday party at St. Timothy Church’s parish hall (St. Jude), from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Please note the new time and place.
December 6 – 9
Chesapeake Chorale Christmas concerts December 6, Northumberland High School; December 7, Lancaster Middle School each at 8 p.m.; December 8, St. Clare Walker Middle School at 3 p.m.; and December 9, the Chorale will participate in the “Holly and the Ivy” service at Historic Christ Church at 3 p.m.Tickets available from Chorale members and at the door at each venue.
The Deacons and Trustees of Mount Zion Baptist Church of Farnham will present the Hearts of Joy of Tappahannock in full concert at 3 p.m.
The Community Chorus and The River Ringers hand bell choir Christmas program at 7 p.m. at Warsaw Baptist Church, Main Street, Warsaw. Encore performance Sunday, Dec. 15, 4 p.m. at Tappahannock Memorial United Methodist Church, Earl Street, Tappahannock. No charge, public invited.
Irvington Methodist Church, 26 King Carter Drive, 21st Distinctive Bazaar 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Café Luncheon – Christmas gifts; Bakery Booth – homemade – cakes, pies, cookies, brownies, candies, pickles, jams, and jelly; Gift Shop – Affordable upscale gift items for all shoppers.
Westmoreland County Museum will host a Christmas Church Tour followed by a Gala at the newly opened Rivah Vineyards at the Grove in Kinsale with Church tours 2-4 p.m. and Gala 4-7 p.m. with cocktail hour, live music, dinner catered by Angelo’s, and a silent auction. $ More info 804-493-8440
December 12 & 13
LGBTQ+101 free workshop will include information on terminology, risk, protective factors and suggestions. Dec. 12; 6:30-8:30 p.m., Walker Hall Auditorium, Marriott School, 396 Newton Rd., St. Stephens Church. Dec 13; 10 a.m.- noon, Shacklefords Chapel UMC, 3727 Buena Vista Road, Shacklefords. RSVP email@example.com
The Community Chorus and The River Ringers hand bell choir Encore Christmas program at 4 p.m. at Tappahannock Memorial United Methodist Church, Earl Street, Tappahannock. No charge, public invited.
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 and book signing from 3:45 until 5:00 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 www.rappahannock.edu