Middle Peninsula/Northern Neck education programs 

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Monday, December 9, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

White Stone United Methodist Church

118 Methodist Church Road, White Stone, VA 22578

Monday, December 16, 2-3:30 p.m.

Lancaster Community Library

16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock, VA 22482

Support groups 

Each month, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter conducts Support Group meetings to provide the community with an opportunity to meet for mutual support and to share coping skills. These groups provide the opportunity for participants to maintain their own health and well-being, while enhancing their ability to care for their loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

Monday, December 2, 4:30 p.m.

For Caregivers and for People with Dementia

Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury

132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington, VA 22480

For people with dementia and their caregivers. Please call 804.967.2580 for more information.

Tuesday, December 3 and 17, 4:30 p.m.

Younger Onset – Newly Diagnosed

For individual with Alzheimer’s and their care partner. Pre-screening is required.

Please call 804.967.2580 for more information.

Wednesday, December 4, 9:30–11 a.m.

Millennial Caregivers

Shady Grove United Methodist Church

4703 Shady Grove Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059

Please call 804.967.2580 for more information.

Tuesday, December 17, 10-11:30 a.m.

People Living with Dementia

Gloucester County Library

6920 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061

Prescreening is required. For information on this group, please call 804.967.2580.

Support Groups for Caregivers 

Please call 804.967.2580 for more information.

Thursday, December 5, 10 a.m.

Bethany United Methodist Church – Mary Lotsey Classroom

1860 Hayes Road, Gloucester Point, VA 23062

Thursday, December 5, 10 a.m.

Riverside Convalescent Center

603 Main Street, Mathews, VA 23109

Wednesday, December 11, 10:30 a.m.

Gloucester County Library

6920 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061

Wednesday, December 11, 3:30 p.m.

Essex Public Library

117 North Church Lane, Tappahannock, VA 22560

Thursday, December 12, 12:30 p.m.

Commonwealth Senior Living at Farnham

511 Cedar Grove Road, Farnham, VA 22460

Thursday, December 19, 6-7:30 p.m.

Gloucester County Library

6920 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061

Thursday, December 26, 10:30 a.m.

Commonwealth Senior Living

460 South Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA 22482


Until November 30

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

Until December 12

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.

November 28

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

December 3 

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.

December 7 

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.

December 8

Westmoreland County Museum 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 prevent@mpnn.state.va.us

December 15

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.

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 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

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