Donate items for the Haven
Sep 19 – Sep 25 all-day
The Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints is working with the Local Churches and Civic Groups in the Northern Neck Community in conjunction with Governor McAuliffe’s Day to Serve Proclamation.
The Haven needs the support of the community so that they can continue to help families and women in need.   If you can help, please donate any of the following items:
Paper products such as paper towels, napkins and toilet paper.
Disposable utensils such as plastic knives, forks, spoons, paper plates, cups and bowls.
Over the Counter Medications such as cough syrup, ibuprofen pepto bismal.
Personal Hygiene products such as hand soap, sanitizer soap, shampoo, diapers, deodorant, toothpaste, and toothbrushes.
Drop off items at the The Boys and Girls Club in Kilmarnock, Newsomes Restaurant in Burgess, and River Pools in Warsaw.
Fundraiser Flea Market @ Commonwealth Senior Living
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Commonwealth Senior Living at Farnham will sponsor a Flea Market on Sat., Sept. 23rd from 9am to 1pm. Vendor spaces are available for $10. Proceeds benefit Commonwealth Cares. For more information call 804-394-2102.

Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

A Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Collection for NORTHUMBERLAND County will take place Saturday, September 23rd from 9am to 2pm at the Northumberland County Middle School parking lot, located off of US 360 near Academic Lane in Heathsville, VA.
This collaborative effort between Northumberland County, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and the Northern Neck Soil and Water Conservation District gives Northumberland County residents an opportunity to safely dispose of household chemicals and other substances that pose a danger to the environment if not disposed of properly. Such items include but are not limited to: used motor oil, old gasoline, old chemicals, pesticides, oil based paints, solvents, cleaning products, etc. Residents may also bring electronic items such as old televisions, computer monitors, rechargeable batteries, telephones, printers and fax machines. Household electrics such as appliances cannot be accepted.
There are some items that residents should not bring, such as ammunition, radioactive materials, tires, car batteries, medical waste, prescription drugs and latex paint.
Anyone with questions about the Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste collection event should call the Northumberland County Extension Office at (804) 580-5694 or the Northern Neck Soil and Water Conservation District at (804) 313-9102, extension 105.

Safe Boating Course @ Bella Pizza Restaurant
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Did you know?…no one can operate a boat over 10hp in Virginia waters unless they can show proof they completed an approved boating safety course. An approved Safe Boating Course will be held on Sat., September 23rd from 9am to 4pm at Bella’s Pizza Restaurant in Tappahannock.  The cost is only $10 and includes lunch. Optional textbook is $25 and can be purchase at or before the class. To register go to For more information call Fred Woodard at 443-1313.

USMC League Charity Yard Sale @ Banes Northern Neck Upholstery
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The 16th Annual USMC League Charity Yard Sale will take place on Sat., Sept. 23rd from 9am to 2pm at Banes Northern Neck Upholstery in Callao. Meet the members of the Marine Corps League of the Northern Neck and support this local charity. New and used items will be available. To donate items, call 580-3803.

Farnham Country Fair @ Commonwealth Senior Living
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Enjoy a family day at the Farnham Country Fair on Sat., Sept. 23rd from 10am to 3pm.  The Dove Brothers Band will perform, there will be food, a living history reenactment, antique cars and trucks, crafters, petting zoo & pony rides and more.

FREE MuseumDayLive! @ Reedville Fishermen's Museum
Sep 23 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 23rd as part of the Smithsonian magazine’s 13th annual MuseumDayLive!, an initiative in which participating museums across the US emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian’s facilities – which offer free admission every day and open their doors for free to those who download a MuseumDayLive! Ticket.

The power of museums and other cultural institutions which provide insight and inspiration to their guests is extraordinary – and on this day in particular, visitors to over 200,000 institutions will get to discover art, historical objects, nautical artifacts, hands-on activities, and other museum-related treasures all over the country.

The MuseumDayLive! Ticket is available for download at  Visitors who present the ticket (either in paper form or via their IPhone) will gain free entrance for two at the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum from 10:30-5:00pm on Saturday, September 23rd.  Make a day of it and explore the Northern Neck and the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum!

For more information, call the Museum at 804-453-6529, or visit


2nd Annual Designer Dress Sale @ Essex County Woman's Clubhouse
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

High School Girls! Have you gotten your homecoming dress yet? Why go all the way to Richmond when you can shop local for a good cause!
The Essex County Junior Woman’s Club is hosting their 2nd Annual Designer Dress Sale Today, Saturday September 23rd 11am to 4pm at the Essex County Woman’s Club Clubhouse on Prince Street in Tappahannock.
All Proceeds to benefit The Haven Women’s Shelter in recognition of October, Domestic Abuse Awareness month.
For more information on this and other events, or for information on where to donate dresses and accessories, check out the ECJWC on Facebook or contact Meredith Trible or any other ECJWC Member.

Public Sails on the Historic Chesapeake Bay Skipjack Claud W. Somers @ Reedville Fisherman's Museum
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum announces the schedule for public sails on the historic Chesapeake Bay Skipjack Claud W. Somers. Come along and help hoist and trim the sails or just enjoy the beauty of the Northern Neck from the deck of this majestic vessel. Public cruises are listed below.  Cost for adults is $30, $25 if a member of the museum, $15 for children 12 and under. Children weighing less than 50 lbs. are not permitted unless coordinated in advance and may be required to provide their own CG-approved life preserver. Contact the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum office (804-453-6529) for reservations. Walk-ons accepted up to departure time, space permitting. Proceeds from the trips support the ongoing operation and maintenance of the vessel.

Claud W. Somers was built on the Eastern Shore of Virginia in 1911 by Tom Young and worked as an active oyster boat for decades before being donated to the museum in 2000 by the family of Alfred Lambert. She is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Historic Landmark Register.

Note that dates, times, and duration are subject to change, and trips are subject to cancellation, due to weather, crew availability or mechanical issues with the vessel.

Specific Sailing Dates and Time

September 23

1 PM to 3:30 PM

October 14

1 PM to 3:30 PM

October 28

1 PM to 3:30 PM

Crab Feast Fundraiser @ Coles Point Plantation
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Twin Rivers Waterman’s Association will hold their Annual Crab Feast on Sat., September 23rd from 2 to 6 pm at Coles Point Planation. All you can eat crabs and hotdogs. Beverages available for an extra charge. Tickets are $30 in advance & $35 at the Door. For tickets call Doug Jenkins at 493-8833.

Fish Fry @ RCVFD #3
Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A Fish Fry with all the fixins will take place on Sat., Sept. 23rd from 5 to 7pm at the Richmond Co. Vol. Fire Dept. Station 3, Newland. Donation of $10. Proceeds benefit the Fire Dept Station 3 Auxiliary.

Fish Fry Fundraiser @ Richmolnd Co. Vol. Fire Dept. #3
Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Enjoy a Fish Fry with all the Fixins on Sat., Sept. 23rd from 5 to 7pm at the Richmond Co. Vol. Fire Dept. Station #3 Newland.  Suggested Donation is $10.  Proceeds benefit the Richmond Co. Vol. Fire Dept. Auxiliary.

Gospel In Song @ Rappahannock High School
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm

The Richmond County Community Support Group will sponsor “Gospel in Song” on Sat., Sept. 23rd at 6pm at Rappahannock High School. Featured groups are Brother Austin & The Zion Hill Singers from Washington DC; Bro Earl Cox & The New Creation from Warsaw; Sister Angela Williams Cooke from Newport News; and Paster Luke & The Five Singing Stars from Maryland and others. Donation of $10 in advance or $12 at the door. For more information call Celia Newton at 394-4500 or Ann Veney at 394-3641.

Missionary Day @ New Saint John's Baptist Church
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm

New Saint John’s Baptist Church, Kilmarnock will observe Missionary Day on Sun., Sept. 24th at 3pm.  Rev. Rose Curry, Pastor of Willie Chapel Church, Lancaster will be the guest preacher.

Adult Book Club @ Upper King William Branch Library
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the Upper King William Adult Book Club at the Library on Monday, September 25th from 7 to 8p.m. Call 769-3731 or visit the library at 694-J Sharon Road for more information.