VA Law now requires all voters to show an acceptable photo ID at the poll. If you do not have an acceptable photo ID, contact your local voter registration office for information on obtaining a FREE photo ID for voting purposes ONLY. Voters who go to the polls without an acceptable photo ID will be allowed to vote on a provisional ballot, but MUST provide an acceptable photo ID by noon on the Friday after the election at the local registrar’s office in order for the ballot to be valid.
The Northumberland Public Library’s Ye Olde Book Shoppe in Heathsville, is open Thursday the 23rd and Friday the 24th from 10 AM – 4 PM, as well as Saturday the 25th from 10 AM – 2 PM. Prices range from 50 cents for paperbacks and children’s books to $3 for new hard cover books and $2 for older ones. October features a special promotion: buy one paperback book and get three paperbacks for free. For more information call the library at 580-5051.
Rappahannock Community College Friends of the Library is hosting its 31st Book & Author Dinner on Friday, October 24th at the Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club in Kilmarnock. Featured speakers are DeanKing, Jon Sealy, and Elizabeth Seydel Morgan. Reservation deadline is Friday, October 17th. Call 472-2719 for ticket information and reservations.
There will be a birthday celebration for Mary Ball Washington on Friday, October 24th at 7 PM. Join Mary and others for an evening of celebration. Though Mrs. Washington has remained elusive about her actual birth date, toast to her on this night with cake and champagne. Limited tickets available. $50 per person. Call 462-7280 to purchase tickets.
The Lancaster County Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy is holding two monument celebrations on Saturday, October 25th. The Northumberland County Confederate monument ceremony will be at 10 AM at the monument located on Rt. 360 in front fo the old Northumberland Courthouse in Heathsville. The Lancaster County Confederate monument ceremony will begin at 1:30 PM at the monument located on Rt. 3 adjacent to the Mary Ball Washington Museum in Lancaster. The public is invited to attend both ceremonies. For more information, call 434-466-2629 or 453-9156.
The American Legion Post #314 is hosting a Yard Sale-Bake Sale-Cookout on Saturday, October 25th from 8 AM – 4 PM. The event will be held at the American Legion Building on Route 360 in Aylett. 10′ by 12′ spaces are available to rent for $20. To rent a space or for more information, call 229-9529. All proceeds go to benefit the American Legion Post 314.
The Westmoreland County Museum will be having a Holiday Card Making Class on Saturday, October 25th. For this class, you have your choice of Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas designs. To RSVP or for more information visit www.facebook.com/StampinUpEby or call the museum at 493-8440. The cost of this class is $20 and can be paid the day of class, or free if you order $25 from Stampin’ Up.
The Northern Neck Farm Museum is holding a 2-Day Fall Festival on Saturday, October 25th and Sunday, October 26th from 10 AM – 4 PM. There will be a corn maze, hayrides, pick-a-pumpkin, an apple/pumpkin bakeoff & a silent auction. For more information, visit the Museum’s website at www.TheFarmMuseum.org or for bake off or vendor information, call 638-7785.
The Northern Neck Fire Muster, hosted by the Callao Volunteer Fire Department, Cople District Volunteer Fire Department, and the Old Dominion Historical Fire Society will be held Saturday, October 25h from 10 AM – 3 PM at the Callao Rescue Sqaud Building. There will be food on sale, music, craft vendors, a kids zone with mechanical bull, bounce house, and slide. There will be fire fighter competitions such as a dress contest, tug of war, and drafting event. For more information, call 450-0610, 761-1814 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Northern Neck Region of VA, Antique Automobile Club of America, and T & J’s Dairy Barn in Burgess invited you to stop on Saturday, October 25th from 11 AM – 2 PM for their Canned Food Drive. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Northern Neck Food Pantry and get 10% off your food order. Choose from pizza, subs, panini sandwiches, salad, and much more. Ice cream excluded. For more information, call 453-4455.