Fall Waterways Cleanup @ Carter's Wharf Landing
Oct 20 all-day

The Northern Neck Soil & Water Conservation District (NNSWCD), in partnership with Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR), is coordinating its annual fall waterways cleanup in Richmond County. This year’s event will be held at Carters Wharf Landing located along the Rappahannock River at the end of Carters Wharf Road, off Newland Road (Rt. 624), in Richmond County. The cleanup is scheduled for Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm., and your help is needed.

This is a PERFECT opportunity for students who need volunteer hours to fill requirements for school or community programs!

Drinks and snacks, sunscreen, and gloves will be provided. Please bring protective hats, and wear shoes that can get wet.

**ADVANCE Registration is necessary to ensure sufficient supplies and for contacting participants in case of weather-related changes. Interested volunteers or groups please register by contacting Kathy Clarke at kathy.clarke@nnswcd.org  or (804) 313-9102, x 101. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, October 20.

This event is part of the annual Virginia Waterways Cleanup organized by Clean Virginia Waterways (CVW) of Longwood University and the International Coastal Cleanup, the world’s largest volunteer effort to collect data on litter and trash in the aquatic environment! Cleanup events are held on the coasts, and inland, since inland litter often ends up in our Bay and our oceans. The data is used by agencies worldwide to make decisions and create resources.

Haven Awards Luncheon @ Warsaw Banquet Hall
Oct 20 all-day

Join us as we celebrate the dedication and commitment, to the work and mission of The Haven, of our volunteers, community allies, and staff at our 2017 Community Awards Luncheon.

This year we honor Joni Lawler (Katherine Farmar Service Award), Anne Dickerson (Oak Leaf Award), Ellen Yackel (Enduring Commitment Award), and volunteers who have recently completed our training program on Thursday, October 26 from 11:30-2pm at the Warsaw Banquet Hall located at 130 Main Street in Warsaw.

R.S.V.P. by October 20 by calling 804-333-1099 or emailing info@havenshelter.org to pay at the door.

Tickets are $15 per person.

Oral History Workshop
Oct 20 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Students from the University of Florida’s Samuel Proctor Oral History Program (SPOHP) will lead an oral history workshop and do interviews at Historic Christ Church & Museum this Friday-Saturday, October 20-21. The workshop on how to conduct and collect oral histories takes place in the Bayne Center on Friday from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and is free and open to the public.

On Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. SPOHP staff and students will conduct interviews with local residents who have memories of this area in the first half of the 20th century or other interesting stories they would like to record. Persons with memories of Christ Church during this period are encouraged to participate. Please contact HCC&M Education Director & Curator Robert Teagle at rteagle@christchurch1735.org or 804-832-1804 if you are interested in doing an interview.

The students will also visit Mathews Court House and Heathsville Tavern during their time here.


Helping Hands Fuindraiser @ Video Tyme
Oct 20 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

Video Tyme in Montross will be holding a Fried Fish and Chicken dinner fundraiser sponsored by Helping Hands on Friday October 20 from 11am-5pm. You get your choice of Fried Fish or Chicken, 2 sides (Baked Beans, Cole Slaw or Greens), desserts, and a choice of Soda or Water for a donation of $10. To call in an order, call 761-9169.

West Point Blood Donation @ St. John's Episcopal Church
Oct 20 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and others. According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 1.7 million new cases of cancer are expected in the U.S. this year. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, with nearly 253,000 women expected to be diagnosed in 2017. Cancer patients may need blood products during chemotherapy, surgery or treatment for complications. The Red Cross will be taking donations at St. John’s Episcopal Church in West Point on October 18th from 2 – 6pm

Salvation Baptist Church Members & Friends Bus Trip @ Salvation Baptist Church
Oct 20 @ 2:18 pm

Salvation Baptist Church in Tappahannock will have its Members and Friends Bus Trip to New York City on Saturday, November 18, 2017 beginning at 1:00am. The bus will leave at 1:30 for a day shopping trip in Manhattan ending with Dinner at the Famous Sylvia’s Restaurant of Harlem.

The price is $95 a seat. FINAL PAYMENTS ARE DUE BY OCTOBER 22nd, 2017!

For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Pastor William E. Lewis at 540-621-5034.

Youth Enrichment Forum @ Old Beale Courthouse
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm

Please join us for our Community Forum on Youth Enrichment co-hosted by Essex Churches Together and the Essex Resource Council, being held on the October 24th at 7:00 pm at Old Beale Courthouse to hear ideas, learn about other counties programs, ask questions and share your thoughts on this important subject. If you work with a youth organization which would like to have a presence at the forum, please contact Katherine Newman at knewman@bayaging.org. Bay Transit will be providing transportation to those wishing to attend. Attendees in need of transportation must contact them no later than 5:00 PM October 20th. To schedule a ride call: (804) 250-2011.

Relief Supplies for Puerto Rico
Oct 20 @ 3:18 pm

Boy Scout Troop #304 of Tappahannock is collecting supplies to send to Puerto Rico. Items needed are:

  • Batteries
  • Diapers
  • Canned Goods
  • 1st Aid Supplies

Please take items to Tappahannock Citgo or Better Than A Great Day by Saturday October, 21.

West Waters Art Exhibit @ Tappahannock Art Gallery
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Paintings of Artist, West Waters from King & Queen County will be featured at the Tappahannock Art Gallery, Oct. 20th thru November 26th.  An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 20th from 5 to 7pm. Food and beverages served. West Waters Fine Art One Man Show includes 40 Marine, Landscape and Still life Paintings.  The Tappahannock Art Gallery is located at 200 Prince Street Tappahannock, Virginia.
Gallery hours; Noon to 4pm, Thursdays thru Sundays.
Family Fun in the Pumpkin Patch @ Northumberland Public Library
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Northumberland Public Library will be hold “Family Fun in the Pumpkin Patch” on Friday October 20th from 6:30-8pm. Enjoy story time, pumpkin painting and games. For more information call 580-5051.

RILL “Make Meals Ahead” @ Rappahannock Community College Kilmarnock Center
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Well-known chef Hatley Bright will be featured by the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning (RILL) in “Make-Ahead Meals,” a single-session course to be held at RCC’s Kilmarnock Center on Friday, October 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

With a little forward thinking, explains Chef Bright, you can create menus and shop for make-ahead, balanced, and healthy meals to spice up your week-day dinners. This class will include tips on organizing, storing fresh and cooked ingredients, reheating and freezing, and wine pairing. The menu will include roasted Cornish game hens with peach and Cointreau demi-glace, mashed potato and parsnip cakes, Bolognese, and oven-roasted polenta. Come alone or bring a friend or your spouse, but be sure to bring your appetite. The evening will be fun and satisfying.

Chef Hatley Bright has been in the restaurant business most of her adult life. Though trained in classic French and Italian cuisines, she loves to experiment with Asian, Southern, and other alternative styles. This diversity of approach keeps her classes educational, innovative, and lots of fun. Chef Hatley was the founding director of RCC’s Culinary Arts program in 2006 and continues in that position today.

Advance registration, with a tuition payment of $30 and an additional fee of $25 for to cover the cost of your meal, is required to take this course. For more information on “Make-Ahead Meals” and other RILL courses, or to register, please call Sharon Drotleff at RCC’s Educational Foundation office (804-333-6707), or e-mail her at sdrotleff@rappahannock.edu.

The Educational Foundation expresses sincere appreciation to the Bank of Lancaster’s Golden Advantage program, and to Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury, for their generous support of RILL in 2017.

King & Queen County Community Pride Day @ King & Queen Central High School
Oct 21 all-day

King & Queen County will be holding Community Pride Day on Saturday October 21. A parade will begin at the courthouse at 10am and end at Central High School. Local vendors and children’s activities will be at the High School from 10AM – 1PM. King & Queen will play its Homecoming game at 1pm. Cost to attend the game is $5. The night concludes with the Homecoming Dance from 7- 10pm. For parade or vending entries call Mrs. Julia Redd at (804)-785-2822 or LTC Paul Smith at 804-785-6110 or email pasmith@kqps.net. Visit http://kqps.net for registration forms.

Run for Life @ Northumberland High School
Oct 21 @ 5:30 am – 6:00 pm

The Northumberland Cross Country Teams partnering with the Red Cross are sponsoring a “Run for Life” 12 Hour Fun Run event. The fundraising event will take place on Saturday October 21st from 6am to 6pm at the Northumberland High School TRACK Stadium.

There will be many activities planned including pledge runs, bake sale, raffles, barbeque cuisine and bingo.

The Red Cross will be on site with information, demonstrations and health kits.

All proceeds will go towards the teams and the Red Cross.

Hazardous Waste Collection Day
Oct 21 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

The counties of Westmoreland and Richmond, in partnership with the Northern Neck Soil & Water Conservation District and Virginia Cooperative Extension will host 2 household hazardous waste events on Saturday, October 21.

The Westmoreland collection runs from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the A. T. Johnson Human Services Building parking lot, Montross, VA. The county of Westmoreland will collect up to 100 lbs at no charge. There is a $1.05 /lb fee after 100 lbs.

The Richmond County event will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Indian Fields Convenience Center just east of Warsaw on Rt. 360. There will be no weight limit.

Items accepted include pesticides, oil based paints, paint thinners and cleaners, contaminated fuels, antifreeze, household cleaners, fluorescent bulbs, rechargeable batteries and other toxic materials.

Not acceptable are tires, car batteries, radioactive items, medical waste, ammunition and explosives.

For more information, contact the Northern Neck Soil & Water Conservation District at 804-313-9102.

BSA Troop 316 at Tappahannock Farmer’s Market @ Tappahannock Farmer's Market
Oct 21 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Come out to the Boy Scout Troop #316 of Tappahannock’s booth at the Tappahannock Farmer’s Market on Saturday October 21st from 9am-1pm. You will be able to purchase Brunswick Stew and Navy Bean soup at $8 a quart. For more information, contact Robert Schonasky at 703-244-5590 or at robwarsch@gmail.com.