Apr
23
Sun
“30 Days of Giving” supports ECHO @ Peebles Department Store
Apr 23 all-day

The Tappahannock branch of department store chain Peebles has chosen the Essex
County Homeless Organization to benefit from its bi-annual Community Counts program called “30 Days of Giving.” During the 2017 spring campaign which will run April 1st – 30th, the Peebles store in Tappahannock will give customers the opportunity to join them in helping E.C.H.O. provide safe, warm overnight accommodations to the homeless population of the Middle Peninsula and the Northern Neck regions.  Store Manager Tony Adams said Peebles locations in more than 25 states have raised about $3 million dollars 850+ different organizations since the program began. When he heard the ECHO story through a presentation given at his local Lions Club, he felt it was a very worthy mission to support. “We’ve
donated to the WRAR Christmas Wishes, the Northern Neck Foodbank, and several others, but ECHO really impressed us with what they’re trying to do to help local homeless people find shelter during the winter.”  “We are thrilled and thankful that Peebles has chosen ECHO for their local 30 Days of Giving Campaign,” said Board member Barb Jump. “The month-long effort will help raise awareness of
ECHO’s mission to provide the local homeless population with a safe, warm shelter during the winter months. Many area residents don’t even know we have homeless populations on the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck. We definitely do. And when temperatures take a dive, the ECHO shelter can be the difference between life and death.”

Peebles 30 Days of Giving runs from April 1-April 30, 2017. In the Tappahannock store, located at 1366 Tappahannock Blvd., shoppers will find brand name men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, accessories, cosmetics, footwear and housewares.

The Essex County Homeless Organization is a 501(c) 3 community based charitable organization. It is run entirely by volunteers and is completely dependent on community donations to stay open. If you would like to volunteer in any capacity, please call 540-623-8643. Donations may be mailed to E.C.H.O., P.O. Box 104, Champlain, VA 22438 or made online securely and quickly via the Shelter’s PayPal address: www.paypal.me/ECHOshelter
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Homeschooling or considering it? @ Richmond Convention Center
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Homeschooling, or considering it? Get the information and inspiration you need at HEAV’s Virginia Homeschool Convention, Home Education: Building a Strong Foundation, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center June 8-10. This year’s convention features keynote speakers including Phil Tuttle of Walk Through the Bible and KidMin Science’s Josh Denhart with his “Amazing Chemistry Show.” Also included are 150+ workshops by Adam Andrews, Kim Hyland, Kathy Lipp, and many others! The Exhibit Hall includes more than 350 booths, plus a robotics expo, hands-on science demos, presentations by Dr. Lianna Callentine, and more. New this year is the STEM Teen Program by Josh Denhart. Returning is an expanded college fair, music competition, HUGE used curriculum sale, and chess championships. Qualified parents of preschoolers attend FREE! Three How-to-Begin-Homeschooling Workshops on Thursday are FREE for anyone. Free shuttle bus runs all three days! For more information and to register, visit www.heav.org or call 804-278-9200.

Non-members: $89 at the door; $79 in advance
Members: $79 at the door; $69 in advance
First-time parents of just preschoolers: FREE

Non-homeschooling pastors:  FREE

Thursday, June 8 – noon to 8 p.m.
Friday, June 9 – 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 10 – 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Easter Celebration in Song @ Sharon Baptist Church
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm

The Cornerstone Community Development Center is proud to once again offer

it’s annual “Easter Celebration in Song” on Sunday, April 23rd at 6pm at Sharon Baptist Church.  Featured will be several churches and organizations with groups, choirs and soloists.  Refreshments will be served after the concert.

Open Pulpit @ Abiding Faith Baptist Church
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm

On Sunday, April 23rd Abiding Faith Baptist Church (AFBC) located at 83 Bluff Point RD in Kilmarnock, VA will observe “Open Pulpit” during our regular worship, 6:30 p.m. The guest preacher will be The Reverend Ronny Sidney, Sr., former Moderator of the Northern Neck Baptist Association, Inc. & its Commissions.

Apr
24
Mon
“30 Days of Giving” supports ECHO @ Peebles Department Store
Apr 24 all-day

The Tappahannock branch of department store chain Peebles has chosen the Essex
County Homeless Organization to benefit from its bi-annual Community Counts program called “30 Days of Giving.” During the 2017 spring campaign which will run April 1st – 30th, the Peebles store in Tappahannock will give customers the opportunity to join them in helping E.C.H.O. provide safe, warm overnight accommodations to the homeless population of the Middle Peninsula and the Northern Neck regions.  Store Manager Tony Adams said Peebles locations in more than 25 states have raised about $3 million dollars 850+ different organizations since the program began. When he heard the ECHO story through a presentation given at his local Lions Club, he felt it was a very worthy mission to support. “We’ve
donated to the WRAR Christmas Wishes, the Northern Neck Foodbank, and several others, but ECHO really impressed us with what they’re trying to do to help local homeless people find shelter during the winter.”  “We are thrilled and thankful that Peebles has chosen ECHO for their local 30 Days of Giving Campaign,” said Board member Barb Jump. “The month-long effort will help raise awareness of
ECHO’s mission to provide the local homeless population with a safe, warm shelter during the winter months. Many area residents don’t even know we have homeless populations on the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck. We definitely do. And when temperatures take a dive, the ECHO shelter can be the difference between life and death.”

Peebles 30 Days of Giving runs from April 1-April 30, 2017. In the Tappahannock store, located at 1366 Tappahannock Blvd., shoppers will find brand name men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, accessories, cosmetics, footwear and housewares.

The Essex County Homeless Organization is a 501(c) 3 community based charitable organization. It is run entirely by volunteers and is completely dependent on community donations to stay open. If you would like to volunteer in any capacity, please call 540-623-8643. Donations may be mailed to E.C.H.O., P.O. Box 104, Champlain, VA 22438 or made online securely and quickly via the Shelter’s PayPal address: www.paypal.me/ECHOshelter
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Westmoreland/Richmond Co. Extension Summer Intern
Apr 24 – May 10 all-day

Virginia Cooperative Extension in Westmoreland and Richmond Counties will be hiring an intern for the 2017 summer.  Applicants must be currently enrolled in or recently graduated from an accredited college or university in a course of study relevant to the mission of Extension.  The intern will work closely with the Westmoreland Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent and the Westmoreland/Richmond Co. 4-H Agent to coordinate and implement program events and activities, as well as to gain further knowledge of Virginia Cooperative Extension.  For more information, please contact the Westmoreland Extension Office at 804-493-8924.

Become a Better Writer @ Northumberland Public Library
Apr 24 @ 2:00 pm

 

The Northumberland Public Library will offer a course on Applied Linguistics to help patrons become better writers. The classes will cover Theory on the first day, Monday, April 24th and Practice on Wednesday, April 26. Instructor Jim Schmalz will repeat the class each day to give students a chance to attend either at 2 p.m. or 6 p.m.

Schmalz, whose last course was on Celestial Navigation, taught Engineering Writing at Washington University in St. Louis for 13 years.

“Writing is like ballet dancing: it’s a special skill that must be mastered through training and practice.” said Schmalz. “The science of Linguistics helps explain the differences between speaking and writing, and also helps a student understand what is actually involved in writing English.”

Listening carefully to spoken English reveals tonal components, stresses, tunes, and pauses that convey as much meaning as the words themselves.

“Punctuation has developed over centuries of writing to convey these tonal components to the reader, although hardly anyone realizes this until they ‘see’ it,” he explained.

He used placement of a comma as an example.

“John quit, calling his boss a jerk.” Meaning, John doesn’t like his boss and quits.

But remove the comma: “John quit calling his boss a jerk.” John remains on the job, but no longer calls his boss a jerk.

The course is geared to patrons who want to improve their writing, including high school students.

Schmalz said he has helped students in high school writing centers, where non-teacher coaches brought a different perspective. His long-term goal is to establish similar centers here in the Northern Neck, and this course is the first step towards that goal.

Pre-register by calling the library at 580-5051 or email: library@nplva.org. You may also register the day the class starts. Call Jim Schmalz at 804-724-9180 with questions or for additional information.

Become a Better Writer @ Northumberland Public Library
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm

The Northumberland Public Library will offer a course on Applied Linguistics to help patrons become better writers. The classes will cover Theory on the first day, Monday, April 24th and Practice on Wednesday, April 26. Instructor Jim Schmalz will repeat the class each day to give students a chance to attend either at 2 p.m. or 6 p.m.

Schmalz, whose last course was on Celestial Navigation, taught Engineering Writing at Washington University in St. Louis for 13 years.

“Writing is like ballet dancing: it’s a special skill that must be mastered through training and practice.” said Schmalz. “The science of Linguistics helps explain the differences between speaking and writing, and also helps a student understand what is actually involved in writing English.”

Listening carefully to spoken English reveals tonal components, stresses, tunes, and pauses that convey as much meaning as the words themselves.

“Punctuation has developed over centuries of writing to convey these tonal components to the reader, although hardly anyone realizes this until they ‘see’ it,” he explained.

He used placement of a comma as an example.

“John quit, calling his boss a jerk.” Meaning, John doesn’t like his boss and quits.

But remove the comma: “John quit calling his boss a jerk.” John remains on the job, but no longer calls his boss a jerk.

The course is geared to patrons who want to improve their writing, including high school students.

Schmalz said he has helped students in high school writing centers, where non-teacher coaches brought a different perspective. His long-term goal is to establish similar centers here in the Northern Neck, and this course is the first step towards that goal.

Pre-register by calling the library at 580-5051 or email: library@nplva.org. You may also register the day the class starts. Call Jim Schmalz at 804-724-9180 with questions or for additional information.

“Revolutionary Women” Historical Character Performance @ Grace Episcopal Church
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

 

History Alive Program

Monday, April 24, 2017
“Revolutionary Women”
Historical Character Performance by Darci Tucker

Begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. and will end by 8:45 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Grace Episcopal Church, 303 S. Main Street, Kilmarnock
Intended for adult audience, but youth 9+ welcome with parent/grandparent.

$10 admission donation requested at the door.
Reservations requested to 804-462-7280 or history@mbwm.org

 

Professional storyteller and historical character interpreter Darci Tucker explores the rights and roles of women in colonial America and their contributions to Revolutionary War effort through her well-researched portrayals of:
Jane Walker: A composite character of wives who accompanied their soldier husbands to provide support work like laundry, cooking, and nursing in the army camps.
Deborah Samson: A real person who fought in the Continental Army for 1 ½ years while disguised as a man.
Elizabeth Thompson: A real person who acted as a loyalist spy for the British in Charleston.
Darci Tucker is a playwright, actress, and storyteller who performs across the country. She is also a museum educator with more than 25 years of experience, including frequent work with Colonial Williamsburg, and a consultant who provides professional development and storytelling training to teachers, living history reenactors, and museum personnel. Tucker holds a BA in Political Science from UCLA and founded her company American Lives in 2000.

 

 

Poetry Club Variety Show @ Rappahannock High School Auditorium
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm

Rappahannock High School’s Deft Poetry Club will sponsor “Lyrical Gems”, a poetry variety show which Rappahannock High School students will give live performances highlighting the genres of poetry, spoken word, singing, and rap in honor of Poetry Month.  Tickets are $1 at the door and all proceeds go to a Haiti school fundraiser.  This event will take place on Monday, April 24th at 7pm in the auditorum of Rappahannock High School.

Apr
25
Tue
“30 Days of Giving” supports ECHO @ Peebles Department Store
Apr 25 all-day

The Tappahannock branch of department store chain Peebles has chosen the Essex
County Homeless Organization to benefit from its bi-annual Community Counts program called “30 Days of Giving.” During the 2017 spring campaign which will run April 1st – 30th, the Peebles store in Tappahannock will give customers the opportunity to join them in helping E.C.H.O. provide safe, warm overnight accommodations to the homeless population of the Middle Peninsula and the Northern Neck regions.  Store Manager Tony Adams said Peebles locations in more than 25 states have raised about $3 million dollars 850+ different organizations since the program began. When he heard the ECHO story through a presentation given at his local Lions Club, he felt it was a very worthy mission to support. “We’ve
donated to the WRAR Christmas Wishes, the Northern Neck Foodbank, and several others, but ECHO really impressed us with what they’re trying to do to help local homeless people find shelter during the winter.”  “We are thrilled and thankful that Peebles has chosen ECHO for their local 30 Days of Giving Campaign,” said Board member Barb Jump. “The month-long effort will help raise awareness of
ECHO’s mission to provide the local homeless population with a safe, warm shelter during the winter months. Many area residents don’t even know we have homeless populations on the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck. We definitely do. And when temperatures take a dive, the ECHO shelter can be the difference between life and death.”

Peebles 30 Days of Giving runs from April 1-April 30, 2017. In the Tappahannock store, located at 1366 Tappahannock Blvd., shoppers will find brand name men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, accessories, cosmetics, footwear and housewares.

The Essex County Homeless Organization is a 501(c) 3 community based charitable organization. It is run entirely by volunteers and is completely dependent on community donations to stay open. If you would like to volunteer in any capacity, please call 540-623-8643. Donations may be mailed to E.C.H.O., P.O. Box 104, Champlain, VA 22438 or made online securely and quickly via the Shelter’s PayPal address: www.paypal.me/ECHOshelter
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Scholarship Opportunity @ Westmoreland Co. Extension Office
Apr 25 all-day

2017 Northern Neck Vegetable Growers Association Scholarship Program
This scholarship program is offered by the Northern Neck Vegetable Growers Association, Inc., to promote the agricultural educational endeavors of individuals within the service area of the Association. The program goals are:
 To identify and assist deserving youth in their educational activities in post secondary education at an accredited institution of higher learning with major areas of study and course work in agriculture and its many related fields of study.
 Reward deserving youth and recognize their activities and accomplishments in academics, leadership, community service, community group involvement, athletics and other extracurricular accomplishments.
Awards
1st Place – $5000.00
2nd Place – $3000.00
3rd Place – $2000.00
Announcements will be made at high school graduations or after such time in the case of college student awards. Funds disbursement will take place upon receipt by the Treasurer of the NNVGA of a bill from the eligible institution on behalf of the award recipient. The funds will be kept in a special account until such time as it is to be disbursed in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the Internal Revenue Service. The recipient has until the completion of their 24th year to use these funds to meet their qualifying/stated educational goals. Should such situations occur that preclude the timely and intended use of these funds, any and all balances will revert back to the NNVGA Scholarship fund for disbursement to future applicants. There will be, under no circumstances, any other uses or transfers of these funds to individuals, other parties and/or other uses not covered by the stated goals and intent of this program.
Eligibility
Age: 18-24
Winner may not re-apply. 2nd and 3rd Place Winners are eligible to re-apply.
Applicants must be at least a high school senior or beyond to apply.
Awards are for the pursuit of post secondary degrees (associates, bachelors, trade school certification) at accredited institutions in agriculture but do not apply to post graduate course work.
Preference will be given to individuals who are members of or are family members of members of the NNVGA, Inc. Membership is not required.
Applicants must be a resident of one of the following counties unless they are immediate family members (i.e. son or daughter) of an NNVGA producer member. In such cases, the geographic criteria are waived.
In Virginia: Caroline, Essex, Hanover, Gloucester, King George, King and Queen, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Northumberland, Richmond, Stafford, Spotsylvania, Westmoreland
In Maryland: Calvert, Charles, Prince Georges, St. Mary’s
Family members of officers and directors of the NNVGA are eligible to apply.
Selection Procedure
The NNVGA Scholarship committee will review all applications and their decision will be final. The following scoring outline will be used to evaluate the components of the application.
Academic Performance 30%
Leadership 10%
Community Involvement 10%
Employment Experience 15%
Other Achievements 10%
Written Statement 15%
Letters of Recommendation 10%
Personal Interviews: will be conducted with the top five (5) candidates resulting from the above evaluation process. Applicants will be notified by email with a follow-up email to verify the appointment for the interview. Scores resulting from the interviews will be added to the above scores to determine the eventual winner.
Membership Preference: all other criteria considered equal, membership status of the applicant and/or their family will be considered with preference being granted to the NNVGA affiliated applicant. For those applicants outside the designated service area, production membership in good standing shall suffice as a geographic substitute and qualify the applicant for all due consideration and any awards.

For more information and an application call the Westmoreland County Extension Office at 804-493-8924 or email sromelcz@vt.edu. 

Application Due Monday, May 8, 2017 by 5 p.m., at NNVGA Scholarship Program, c/o Westmoreland County Extension Office, P.O. Box 8, 18849 Kings Highway, Montross, VA 22520.  Applications must be physically in the office, no electronic transmissions accepted.

Only original application materials will be accepted. No faxed copies accepted in lieu of original materials. Be sure to assemble the package in an orderly fashion and to include all the materials outlined on the application.
Photographs
Please include a photograph (head and shoulder shot) suitable for publication should the applicant be successful.
Northern Neck Vegetable Growers Association
Scholarship Application
Program Goals:
 To identify and assist deserving youth in their educational activities in post secondary education at an accredited institution of higher learning with major areas of study and course work in agriculture and its many related fields of study. Reward deserving youth and recognize their activities and accomplishments in academics, leadership, community service, community group involvement, athletics and other extracurricular accomplishments.
Application Deadline: Monday, May 8, 2017 by 5 p.m. – All application materials are due, in original form, to: NNVGA Scholarship Program, c/o Westmoreland County Extension Office, P O Box 8, 18849 Kings Highway, Montross, VA 22520.

Antique Appraisal @ Commonwealth Senior Living
Apr 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Bring your favorite keepsake to the Antique Appraisal event with Henry Lane Hull and get a glimpse into its history and estimated value.  Each person can bring one item.   The Event will take place at Commonwealth Senior Living at Farnham on Tues., April 25th from 2 to 4pm.  Beverages and light refreshments will be served.  To reserve your space RSVP to 394-2102 by April 19th.

Richmond Co. Kindergarten Registration @ Richmond County Elementary School
Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Richmond County Elementary School will be hosting Kindergarten registration from 4 to 7pm on Tuesday, April 25th. The parent/guardian registering the child must bring an original birth certificate, immunization records, proof of residency with home address and a physical administered by no earlier than Sept. 4, 2016.  During the registration, a school entrance health form and a registration form must be filled out.  These forms are available on the Richmond County Elementary webpage by going to the “Enrolling Students” button, then “Kindergarten Registration”.  These forms may be filled out in advance.  You are welcome to bring your child with you, but it is not required.

Apr
26
Wed
“30 Days of Giving” supports ECHO @ Peebles Department Store
Apr 26 all-day

The Tappahannock branch of department store chain Peebles has chosen the Essex
County Homeless Organization to benefit from its bi-annual Community Counts program called “30 Days of Giving.” During the 2017 spring campaign which will run April 1st – 30th, the Peebles store in Tappahannock will give customers the opportunity to join them in helping E.C.H.O. provide safe, warm overnight accommodations to the homeless population of the Middle Peninsula and the Northern Neck regions.  Store Manager Tony Adams said Peebles locations in more than 25 states have raised about $3 million dollars 850+ different organizations since the program began. When he heard the ECHO story through a presentation given at his local Lions Club, he felt it was a very worthy mission to support. “We’ve
donated to the WRAR Christmas Wishes, the Northern Neck Foodbank, and several others, but ECHO really impressed us with what they’re trying to do to help local homeless people find shelter during the winter.”  “We are thrilled and thankful that Peebles has chosen ECHO for their local 30 Days of Giving Campaign,” said Board member Barb Jump. “The month-long effort will help raise awareness of
ECHO’s mission to provide the local homeless population with a safe, warm shelter during the winter months. Many area residents don’t even know we have homeless populations on the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck. We definitely do. And when temperatures take a dive, the ECHO shelter can be the difference between life and death.”

Peebles 30 Days of Giving runs from April 1-April 30, 2017. In the Tappahannock store, located at 1366 Tappahannock Blvd., shoppers will find brand name men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, accessories, cosmetics, footwear and housewares.

The Essex County Homeless Organization is a 501(c) 3 community based charitable organization. It is run entirely by volunteers and is completely dependent on community donations to stay open. If you would like to volunteer in any capacity, please call 540-623-8643. Donations may be mailed to E.C.H.O., P.O. Box 104, Champlain, VA 22438 or made online securely and quickly via the Shelter’s PayPal address: www.paypal.me/ECHOshelter
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