The Northumberland Public Library’s Ye Olde Book Shoppe in Heathsville is open Thursday, December 18th and Friday, December 19th from 10 AM – 4 PM, and Saturday, December 20th from 10 AM – 2 PM. Prices range from 50 cents for paperbacks and children’s books to $3 for new hardcover books and $2 for older ones. December features a special promotion for all books: buy one book, get one free. For more information, call the library at 580-5051.
The Tappahannock Presbyterian Church on Kino Road in Tappahannock is offering a “Drop & Shop” from 5 PM – 9 PM on Friday, December 19th. Bring your children to the church to participate in free crafts & kid’s activities. For ages 4 – 11 only. Get your Christmas shopping done while your kids are entertained. Since space is limited, reservations are necessary. Call 443-9977 or email TappPC@va.metrocast.com to reserve your child’s spot today.
Tappahannock Presbyterian Church is offering a “Drop & Shop” event on Saturday, December 19th from 5 PM – 9 PM at the church, on Kino Road in Tappahannock. Bring your children to the church for up to 4 hours of crafts and kid’s activities, while you have a night on the town shopping for Christmas. This event is free and is for children ages 4 – 11 only. Since space is limited, no walk-ins will be accepted. To make a reservation, call 443-9977 or email TappPC@va.metrocast.com.
Santa is making a special appearance at the Northumberland Public Library in Heathsville at 10 AM on Saturday, December 20th. The free event, “Story and Pictures with Santa”, will feature St. Nick reading to children of all ages. After story hour, there will be snacks and families can stay and have their picture taken with Santa. Parents must bring their own camera. For more information, visit or call the library at 580-5051.
The Galilee United Methodist Church in Edwardsville is hosting a Saturday Child Care on Saturday, December 20th from 11 AM – 7 PM at the church. This event is will allow the parent to do child-free Christmas shoppng for the holiday season, and will also provide the child with a day of fun activities. The cost is $10 per child, and ages can range from preschool to 12 years of age. The registration deadline is Monday, December 15th. To register, pick up a form at the church or at Vision Thrift Store in Lottsburg, or you can call 529-5220. All proceeds go to benefit the Galilee United Methodist Church.
The Belle Isle State Park in Lancaster would like to invite the public to the park for Winter Games & Fun on Saturday, December 20th from 2 PM – 4 PM. They can’t promise snow, but the can promise fun. Warm up with some hot cocoa, learn about snowflakes, play some winter games, and make a pine cone bird feeder to take home. Activities are free, but canned & non-perishable items will be accepted to be donated to the Northern Neck Food Bank. Pre-registration is requested, but not required. To pre-register, or for more information, call the park at 462-5030. Parking is $4 per vehicle.
Beulah Baptist Church in Lyells invites the public to come enjoy a real nativity season with live stable animals, a camel, kings, shepherds, townspeople, and angels as they act out the birth of Christ. Join them on Saturday, December 20th from 6 PM – 8 PM. This is an outdoor event. Hot beverages and refreshments will be offered.
The community in vited to join the members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Callao for a Christmas Scripture and Carol Service on Sunday, December 21st at 9 AM. Join in singing your favorite carols and hear the history behind them. For more information, call 493-9156.
The Westmoreland State Park in Montross, would like to extend an invite for the public to their Westmoreland Holiday Fest on Sunday, December 21st from 1 PM – 4 PM. Festivities will take place in the Helen and Tayloe Murphy Hall. Relax and listen to live music, enjoy hot chocolate, cidar, and cookies. Chat with family and friends. Bring the family to the holiday workshop for kids crafts. Santa will also be visiting from 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. There will be great specials going on in our gift shop just in time for the Holidays.
The public is invited to come and share in a Christmas Concert at 3 PM on Sunday, December 21st at Good Hope Baptist Church in Dunnsville. The Soul Seekers of Mechanicsville will be in concert.