Events, week of June 5

Through September
Book Sale! Every Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. June, July, August & September on Main St. in Warsaw next to Union Bank – thousands of books – each $1 or less. RCC Friends of the Library

Through June 8
The work of local artist Diane Jackson will be on display at the Westmoreland County Museum, 43 Court Sq. Montross. See May 15 entry for Artist Reception information.

Through July 12
The Westmoreland County Museum exhibits boatbuilder and historian Melvin Foxwell’s art.

Thursday, June 6
The Potomac River Fisheries Commission will hold its next meeting on Thursday, June 6 at 9 a.m. in the John T. Parran Hearing Room of the Potomac River Fisheries Commission Building, 222 Taylor St., Colonial Beach.
The Rappatomac Writers Critique Group will meet 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Lively at The Oaks, Route 3. Greet and eat lunch at 11, meet and share your creativity from 11:30 to 2 p.m. Enthusiastic support and gentle critiques to help you on your way. If you like to write or listen, have a song in your heart or a poem in your soul, join us.

Friday, June 7
5-7 p.m.  Barbeque Supper ‘n’ Fixins at the
RCVFD #3 Firehouse on County Bridge Rd. Come join the fun, visit with your neighbors and support our volunteer firefighters. $$ for dinner; donations accepted. More info,
call 333-1014.

Friday, June 7 – Sunday, June 9
Free Fishing Days in Virginia. No fishing license will be required for rod and reel fishing in freshwater or saltwater, except in designated stocked trout waters, on these days. Plan some time to go fishing and boating. Take the family fishing and boating or learn to fish and boat!
Saturday, June 8
Friends of The Haven Yard Sale 8 a.m. -12 noon around The Haven’s  administrative office and Thrift Store, 5726 Richmond Rd. in Warsaw. $1, $5 and $10 tables and a “make me an offer” area. A great deal! If you have items to donate, please drop them off by June 6.

The Shoppe for Haven’s Sake Thrift Store will offer a $10 bag sale starting June 8. Purchase a bag full of summer clothing for only $10.

Thursday, June 13
June 13, 20, and 27 at 7 p.m. Lectures in the Bayne Center at Historic Christ Church by local historians William Bryant, Jon Stallard and Steven Harris.  Topics of Virginia’s debate over secession, life in the Tidewater during the war and the actions of a Virginian in a daring exploit to free Confederate prisoners from an island in Lake Erie. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. Donations requested.

Thursday, June 20
The Rappatomac Writers Critique Group will meet 1 p.m to 3 p.m. in Tappahannock at Roma Ristorante on Routes 17/360 (Church Ln). Lunch at 12 noon. Join the Rappatomac Writers Critique group where you will find support and gentle critiques to help you on your way. If you like to write or listen, have a song in your heart or a poem in your soul, join us join us.

Saturday,  June  22
1-5 p.m., Pig Roast and Bake Sale with music – $13 Adults $5 child under 10, Providence United Methodist Church, 5417 Stratford Hall Rd., Montross, 1-5 p.m. – Take-outs available.
Tuesday, June 25
The Handicapped Scuba Association from The Scuba Shack of Fredericksburg and Patriot Scuba Diving of Occoquan invite people with disabilities to learn about scuba diving opportunities at the disAbility Resource Center, 409 Progress St., Fredericksburg, 3 p.m. HSA members will share their knowledge and passion of diving and show people with disabilities how they can do a Discovery Dive or prepare for full scuba diving certification. To register, e-mail cdepollo@cildrc.org or call 540-373-2559. Accommodations must be requested in advance of the meeting.

July 12 – 28
In July, Historic Christ Church will host two innovative exhibitions on the war.  An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia is a 1,000 square-foot traveling panel exhibition from the Virginia Historical Society featuring images and interpretive text which explore the people and communities affected by the war.  The exhibition is designed to appeal to a broad audience by representing a variety of perspectives and giving voice to previously marginalized participants:  free and enslaved African American, Unionists, women, and children.  The free exhibit will be on display July 12 – 28. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
To kick off An American Turning Point, on July 12 and 13, the Civil War 150 HistoryMobile will also visit the Historic Christ Church site.  This 53-foot expandable tractor trailer is an interactive “museum on wheels” produced by the Commonwealth’s Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission.  The HistoryMobile launched on July 21, 2011, in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the First Battle of Manassas and is visiting museums, parks, fairs, schools, and other sites throughout the Commonwealth.  Viewing times for the free HistoryMobile are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m on July 12 and 13.  Additional living history and educational activities are being planned for July 13 and the day will conclude at 6:00 p.m. with a free outdoor concert of 1860s period music by the duo Ampersand .
All events take place on the campus of Historic Christ Church, 420 Christ Church Rd, Weems.  Portions of the programs are funded by a grant from the Dominion Foundation and Dominion Virginia Power.  For more information and detailed schedule of events, visit www.christchurch1735.org or call 804-438-6855

Wednesday, June 19
The Westmoreland County Museum will open an exhibit of boatbuilder and historian Melvin Foxwell’s art at 5-7 p.m. with light appetizers provided by the Inn at Montross.  Meet the Artist at 6 p.m. Melvin’s art will be on display through July 12.

A one-day trip to the Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster, Pa., April 12, 2014. Price includes your ticket to the show, your meal at the Good and
Plenty Buffet, and bus transportation from Siloam Baptist Church. Deposit is due by July 7. For more information contact Karen Jackson, 804-493-8191. $

Providence United Methodist Church, 5417 Stratford Hall Road, Montross will have a pig roast, bake sale and music on June 22 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Take
outs available. $

Tuesday, July 2
Montross Community Blood Drive, Westmoreland Rescue Squad, 72 Lyells St. 12 noon – 5 p.m.

Tuesday, September 3
Montross Community Blood Drive, Westmoreland Rescue Squad, 72 Lyells St. 12 noon – 5 p.m.

Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 3:22 pm