Commonwealth Senior Living at Farnham events
January 16 – Community Cops and Coffee with Northumberland Law Enforcement, 9:30 a.m. at Callao Coffee Café.
American Red Cross Blood Drives
January 16, Warsaw Community, 1:30 – 6:30 p.m., Warsaw Baptist Church, 226 Main Street, Warsaw.
January 23, Northern Neck YMCA, 10-3 p.m., 39 William B Graham Ct., Kilmarnock.
January 27, Montross Community, 1-6 p.m., Montross Rescue Squad, 72 Lyells Street, Montross.
Northumberland Public Library events
7204 Northumberland Hwy., Heathsville. More information: 580-5051 or northumberlandpubliclibrary.org
January 18, 10 -11 a.m. Story Time: Snow Day Fun! If there’s no snow, we’ll make our own. Stories, a craft and a snack. Ages 3 and up.
Northumberland Public Library will be closed Monday, January 20 in honor of Martin Luther King Day.
Northumberland Public Library Ye Olde Book Shoppe – Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Thurs./Fri. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Located across the street from the Subway in Heathsville. Books, DVDs, and audiobooks for all ages. Donations are welcome! All proceeds benefit the library. Fridays at noon – Philosophic Society meets. More information: 580-5051.
MP-NN Alzheimers Education Programs January 2020
Friday, January 24, 11 a.m.-noon, Healthy Habits for Brain and Body, Newton Branch Library, 22 Coles Point Road, Hague, http://bit.ly/35mU0rD
Wednesday, January 29, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Healthy Habits for Brain and Body, Upper King William Library, 694-J Sharon Road, King William, http://bit.ly/2rFIdpT
Specialty Support Groups
Tuesday, January 21, 10-11:30 a.m., Support Group for People Living with Dementia, Gloucester County Library, 6920 Main Street, Gloucester. Prescreening is required. Info 804-967-2580.
Support Groups for Caregivers
Thursday, January 16, 6-7:30 p.m., Gloucester County Library, 6920 Main Street, Gloucester.
Thursday, January 23, 10:30 a.m.-noon; Commonwealth Senior Living, 460 South Main Street, Kilmarnock.
CHURCH & COMMUNITY
January 13-17 – There will be explosive detonations this week at O’Gara.
Northern Neck Berean Sunday School Commission workshop at New Zion Baptist Church 9 a.m.-noon. Various church’s representatives will share helpful suggestions on teaching materials. Info: President Thelma Johnson Gillison 540-850-9823.
From Hank to Holly, original show by Phil McKenney at Hague Winery 6 p.m. “Rock ‘n’ Roll The First Wave 1953 to 1959,” original art, storytelling and the music that refuses to die. Tickets: www.theHaguewinery.com from Phil McKenney or at Hague Winery.
Stratford Hall’s annual birthday celebration of the Lees of Virginia begins at 10 a.m. Fun-filled event includes live music by Colonial Faire in the Great Hall, a scavenger hunt for children, the “Civil War Civilians of Spotsylvania Historical Interpreters,” opportunities to explore the Great House and grounds through self-guided tours, and more. In keeping with tradition, guests are welcome to enjoy a slice of birthday cake in celebration! Free to the public.
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration sponsored by the Northumberland Ministerial Association, 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 3585 Courthouse Rd., Heathsville.
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-10 Callao meeting at 7 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1717 Hampton Hall Road, Callao.
Henderson United Methodist Church, 72 Henderson Drive (Rte. 202), Callao, resumes the monthly free community lunch and fellowship time, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Northumberland Public Library Tech Mobile will be at the church during lunch to provide all the services the Tech Mobile offers. All are invited.
Afton United Methodist Women Pizza-To-Go event from 5 to 7 p.m. with Mike D in the kitchen tossing the pizzas! Text your orders to 804-356-2407 no later than 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 22. Include number and kind(s) of pizzas, and the pick-up time. All proceeds support Afton UMW missions, which include many worthwhile local causes. Afton UMC, 5130 Hacks Neck Road in Ophelia. Donations appreciated.
Upper Lancaster Fire Dept., Lively Firehouse, 5170 Mary Ball Road. All you can eat shrimp and oyster dinner. Doors open 3:30 p.m., dinner served 4-7 p.m. Last day to get tickets is Jan 19: Chesapeake Bank, Corner Bar & Grill, Lively Firehouse on Saturdays; Noeple Kilmarnock, EVB Burgess. Hot dogs & bean soup also served, children 12 & under free. All proceeds benefit ULVFD 804-462-5404 Don’t forget your oyster knife!
February 1 and March 7
The American Legion Post 252 Veteran Service Officer, Paul Israel, will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for any veteran and or surviving spouse in need of information on VA benefits, or to help them file or update a VA claim at 14576 Kings Highway in Montross. Call or email Paul: 804-761-6134 or Legionpso252@gmail.com. Voicemail messages and emails will be answered. Support by the American Legion VSO is a free service of the American Legion.
The Northern Neck Chapter 1823 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association meets at 1:00 p.m. at the Backdraft, 7415 Oldhams Rd, Kinsale; order off the menu. After lunch, Peggy Patterson Garland will discuss her recent book which is a fictionalized biography of Robert “Councillor” Carter III. Executive board will meet at noon. Info: 804 529 6415 or 804 580 8666.
Suicide Prevention Awareness meeting 2-3 p.m. and Opioid Misuse Awareness meeting 3-4 p.m. at Bay Aging Meeting Room, 5959 Fiddlers Green Rd., Gloucester. Register at www.chvc.online Registration is appreciated but not required. This meeting is also available via audio-conferencing, info: www.chvc.online
The 27th annual Gardening in the Northern Neck seminar, ‘Spring Fever! Adventures in Gardening,’ hosted by the Northern Neck Master Gardeners (NNMG), will be held at White Stone Church of the Nazarene, 57 Whisk Drive, White Stone.,” Registration opens February 1, 2020. Registration forms available at www.nnmg.org.
May 13 & 14
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), a 2-day workshop designed to teach the skills to competently and confidently intervene with a person at risk of suicide. 8:30-4:30 p.m., Cooks Corner Complex Office Building, 2911 General Puller Highway, Saluda. Participate number limited; training open to the public; materials included with price. Bring a brown bag for a working lunch. Registrations accepted until May 7, on a first come first serve basis at www.chvc.online MPNNCSB Prevention, Health & Wellness Division, Hayes, 1-888-PREV-550