Hunter Education Course @ Westmoreland Vol. Fire Dept.
Feb 25 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

A Hunter Education Course will be offered at the Westmoreland Vol. Fire Dept. in Montross on Sat., Feb. 25th from 8am to 3pm. Register online at WWW.DGIF.VIRGINIA.GOV. For more information call 456-2830 or 450-9082.

Bake Sale Fundraiser @ Rice's Hotel/Hughlett's Tavern
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Historic Rice’s Hotel / Hughlett’s Tavern in Heathsville will hold a Bake Sale on Saturday, February 25th, 10 am to 2 pm. Proceeds will help the Tavern pay for needed equipment updates to their commercial kitchen.

The Tavern’s “Heritage Arts Center” gift shop will be open during the bake sale. The shop sells hand-crafted gifts and cards, all made by local artisans. The Tavern’s Quilt Guild will also be in residence at the studio; members of the Spinners & Weavers Guild will be in their studio upstairs in the Tavern. Out back, the Blacksmith Guild will be at work in the Forge.

Rice’s Hotel / Hughlett’s Tavern is located at 73 Monument Place in Heathsville, which is just off Route 360 behind the old Northumberland Courthouse. The Tavern dates back to the late 1700’s and is operated entirely by volunteers. For more information, visit RHHTFoundationinc.org, or call 804-580-3377.

Brunswick Stew Fundraiser for Boy Scouts @ Tappahannock-Essex Volunteer Fire Dept.
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Boy Scout Troop #316 of Tappahannock is cooking up Brunswick Stew just for you for just $8 a quart. Swing by and pick some up at the Tappahannock-Essex Fire Department on Airport Rd, between Noon and 2pm this Saturday, February 25th.

N.N. Titans Basektball Tryouts @ A.T. Johnson Building
Feb 25 @ 2:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Northern Neck Titans AAU Basketball team will have tryouts on  Saturday Feb. 25th @ AT Johnson, in Montross
Schedules includes the following:
2:30pm-3:45pm=7th & 8th Grade Girls
3:45pm-5:00pm= 9th & 10th Grade Girls

5:00pm-6:15pm=11U (Ages 8 to 11)
6:15pm- 7:30pm=15U (Ages 12-15)
7:30pm-9:00pm=16U-18U( Ages 16-17)
For additional information contact:
Travis Fauntleroy@ (757) 570-4818 cell
Facebook: Northern Neck Titans AAU Basketball
Email: northernnecktitans@gmail.com

African March @ New St. John's Baptist Church
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm

The Deaconess Ministry of New St. John’s Baptist Church, Kilmarnock will have an African March on Sat., Feb. 25th at 4pm. Music will be rendered by various singing groups from the Northern Neck. For more information call 436-2193.

Anniversary Concert @ Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Ushers ministry of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Farnham will celebrate its anniversary on Saturday, February 25th, 4:00 p.m. The singing group ‘Total Praise’ will be in concert. Please come and join us for this inspirational praise event.

Brunswick Stew Fundraiser @ Callao Moose Lodge
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Callao Women of the Moose is sponsoring a Brunswick Stew Fundraiser on Sat., Feb. 25th. $9 per quart. Get your tickets by calling 529-9955 or 453-4539. Pick up is between 4 and 6pm.

A Valentine’s Social: An Evening of Elegance @ Antioch Baptist Church
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Antioch Baptist Church, Champlain will sponsor a Valentine’s Social: An Evening of Elegance on Sat., Feb. 25th from 5 to 9pm. Wear formal evening wear, enjoy fine dining and jazz music. Tickets are $15 for singles, $25 for couples, $7 for children 12 and under. Call Pat Hedgmon at 462-0177; Barbara Layne 540-684-7037 or Aretha Blagmon at 443-3475.  This is the initial celebration that kicks off Antioch’s 150th Anniversary this October.

Boy Scout Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser @ Christ Church Parish Hall
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A Spaghetti Dinner To Benefit Boy Scout Troop 341’s Summer Camp Fund will be held at Christ Church Parish Hall, Rte 33, just east of Saluda, on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Dinner service is from 5-7 PM for those dining in; Carry out meals begin at 4:40. Dinner includes Spaghetti with homemade meat sauce, bread, salad with Italian Dressing, cake, coffee and iced tea. Tickets are $8.00 for adults and $4.00 children 10 and under, and may be purchased from a Scout of Troop 341, or by calling 758-3620, or at the door. It’s a delicious meal at a great deal in support of the Boy Scouts. Come hungry!

Black History Program @ Grace Episcopal Church
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A Black History Program sponsored by New Hope Seventh Day Adventist Church will be presented on Sat., Feb. 25th from 6 to 8pm in the Parrish Hall of Grace Episcopal Church, 604 Howertons Road, Millers Tavern. Dinner will be served following the program. For more information call 443-4239.

REC Youth Tour Program @ www.myrec.coop/youthtour
Feb 26 all-day

Picture this: a free trip to Washington D.C., meeting over 1,000 other students, a tour of Capitol Hill, meeting a congressional representative, and so much more! All of this is available through Rappahannock Electric Cooperative’s (REC) Youth Tour Program and open to high school students in REC’s service territory.

Applications for REC’s Youth Tour are due March 6, 2017. Completed applications can be dropped off at any REC office, faxed, emailed, or postmarked by the deadline.  To learn more and access the application, visit www.myrec.coop/youthtour or contact Brian Wolfe, REC’s public relations specialist, at 1-800-552-3904, ext. 5914 or community@myrec.coop.

The program is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to not only learn more about the governing process, but also learn more about issues directly impacting their communities. It’s also a great opportunity to raise questions or concerns with a representative. Don’t just take our word for it! To get a virtual look at Youth Tour and learn more from former participants, check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIlOVV1LIbw.

REC provides electric service to over 161,000 connections in parts of 22 Virginia counties. With its general office in Fredericksburg, Va., the Cooperative operates and maintains more than 16,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Follow REC on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Trip to PA and Sight & Sound Theatre @ Ebenezer Baptist Church
Feb 26 all-day

Ebenezer Baptist Church, Tidewater is hosting an Overnight Get-Away and Shopping Spree to Pennsylvania and to the Sight and Sound Theater to see Jonah, May 17-18, departing from Waraw at 7am.  Return the following evening at 8pm. The cost is $175 which includes transportation, show ticket, motel and dinner. Take advantage of their monthly payment plan, call Celia Newton at 394-4500.  No refund after April 15th due to ordering tickets in advance.

Payment Plan:

Feb. 15 $40
March 15 $40
April 15 $40
May 1 $55 balance

Black History Celebration @ SINAI BAPTIST CHURCH
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

SINAI BAPTIST CHURCH – 2217 Commins Road in Aylett will be celebrating their Annual Black History Month program on Sunday, February 26th at 10:00 a.m. Special guest from the Kingdom of Lesotho, located in South Africa is Wycliffe Moshoeshoe. The author of “What I Would Leave for My Family Before I Ship Out”. for more information call Rev. Dr. Charlene Gresham, Pastor-Elect 804-769-4879.




AAU Basketball Tryouts @ Old Richmond Co. Intermediate School
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Richmore Disciples AAU Basketball Club of the Northern Neck will hold tryouts on Sun., Feb. 26th from 2 to 8pm at the old Richmond County Intermediate School. The club is geared for boys and girls ages 8 to 17. For more information call 313-7386.  A/B AAU Membership card is $16; $125 Registration fee that includes a new uniform.

The is an ambitious basketball club providing local and affordable opportunities for young athletes to enhance their baskeball skills and boost confidence to compete in tournaments at a competative level.  Youth athletes will be participating in tournaments primarily in the Richmond, Fredericksburg, Virginia Beach and local area.  The club is open to all surrounding counties.  There will be a fundraiser and character development events throughout the season.  Fundraisers are a main source of funds.  Kids need to be positive team players, eager to learn and determined to pledge their best.  They will learn liflong values and create memories while enjoying the great sport of basketball.  This is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax deductible organization.  email richmore00@yahoo.com

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Artists needed for Local State Parks @ Westmoreland State Park
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The three Virginia State Parks in the Northern Neck, Belle Isle, Caledon and Westmoreland, are interested in supporting our local artists by offering selected art work in the visitor centers and gift shops. We feel it is very important to support not only the local economy, but our neighbors as well, and are excited to invite you to participate in this new venture and partnership.

We are hosting an open “call for artists” meeting on February 26, 2017. Park staff will be on hand between the hours of 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. in Murphy Hall located at Westmoreland State Park to view and judge artwork. Staff will make a decision as to whether the artwork meets Virginia State Parks accepted criteria. Artists will sign in and be reviewed on a “first come first serve basis”. Each artists will be provided with a table for displaying a small sample of your artwork for the jurors.

In the spring of 2017 we will feature select artists from the Northern Neck Artisan Trail in each park to provide a showcase, experiential opportunity for you to engage visitors with workshops and exhibitions. These focused events will be marketed though the Virginia State Parks media outlets, including a dedicated social media campaign. The Northern Neck Artisan Trail (NNAT) and the Artisan Center of Virginia (ACV) will also be promoting this initiative, as well as the featured artists. To be a featured artist you must be a member of the NNAT, however, all qualified artists are welcome regardless of membership.

Art subjects should be focused on:

• Northern Neck flora and fauna

• Area history including Westmoreland’s Civilian Conservation Corps, The Chesapeake Bay

• Water, paddling, boating, oysters, crabs, fish, etc.

• Rappahannock River (Belle Isle)

• Potomac River (Westmoreland and Caledon)

• Outdoor recreation; hiking, biking, birding

• Wine inspired items for Caledon (Art & Wine Festival)

• Local Native Americans

• Conservation

Suggested works are; jewelry, pottery, paintings, stained glass, carvings, sculptures, photography or any other creative medium. Additionally, we suggest artists provide a variety of unique objects that are less expensive, in the $40-$50 range that guests can purchase, along with more expensive items priced at no more than $300.00. Works will be on consignment with a 30% revenue for the park and a 70% to the artist.

The three state parks have on average, an annual visitation of 365,000 with an economic impact of over 8 million dollars a year. The parks are currently reporting record merchandise sales.