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.

Northumberland Public Library events, 7204 Northumberland Hwy., Heathsville. More information: 580-5051 or

January 18, 10 -11 a.m. Story Time: Snow Day Fun! If there’s no snow, we’ll make our own. Stories, a craft and a snack. Ages 3 and up.

Northumberland Public Library will be closed Monday, January 20 in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

Northumberland Public Library Ye Olde Book Shoppe – Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Thurs./Fri. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Located across the street from the Subway in Heathsville. Books, DVDs, and audiobooks for all ages. Donations are welcome! All proceeds benefit the library. Fridays at noon – Philosophic Society meets. More information: 580-5051.


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 8

Northumberland Public Library bi-monthly Board of Trustees meeting at 5 p.m. This meeting is open to the public. For more information contact the library at 804-580-5051.

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

Northumberland County Democrats election of officers at the Northumberland Public Library 9 until 11:30 a.m. All members of the NOCO Democratic Committee are invited to attend. Nominations will be accepted from the floor. Info: 804-580-3530.

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 23

Henderson United Methodist Church, 72 Henderson Drive (Rte. 202), Callao, resumes the monthly free community lunch and fellowship time, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Northumberland Public Library Tech Mobile will be at the church during lunch to provide all the services the Tech Mobile offers.  All are invited.

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 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.

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