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FRIDAY, JUNE 3
Master Gardeners to present a program on Shoreline Plants at the Lancaster Community Library on Town Centre Road in Kilmarnock.
2p.m.  16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.

“Win $4K” raffle. Purchase a ticket for a 1-in-200 chance to win the $4,000 grand prize! Proceeds go to building fund for new Stratford Hall fire substation. (804) 493-1627. Available at Montross 1st Friday & Farmers Market, along with other fundraisers.

JUNE 3 & JUNE 4
Friends of the Northumberland Library in Heathsville will host two events in support of the library.  On Friday, June 3, the Arts Alive Friday! reception from 5 to 7 p.m. will welcome the opening of Regina Baylor’s exhibit in the library meeting room, 7204 Northumberland Highway.  On Saturday, June 4, Friends is sponsoring a Fashion Show, Luncheon and Raffle fund raiser next door to the library at Westlawn starting at 11:30 a.m. with fashions by Wildest Dreams Boutique.  Admission for the reception is free.  Tickets for the Saturday luncheon are $35 and are available at Wildest Dreams in Burgess.

TUESDAY, JUNE 7
Free Green Talks Program on Growing Native Plants, 6:30 p.m. at the KG Extension office. Call 775-3092 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your handout.

SATURDAY, JUNE 11
Master Gardeners’ Rain Barrel Workshop, 10 a.m.-noon at the NN Farm Museum. 12705 Northumberland Hwy, between Heathsville and Burgess. To pre-register for the workshop call the VA Coop.Ext. office at 804-580-5694. The $50 cost for each completed rain barrel will be collected on site on the day of the workshop. For any additional information, call Edna Roberts at 804-438-4238. Ready-made rain barrels can be purchased for $60.

MONDAY, JUNE 13
King George Garden Club will tour Judy Brooks’ garden. For info please call 540-775-9688.

MONDAY, JUNE 20
Young Life 5th Annual Golf Tournament. Cameron Hills Golf Links. For info contact Bo Brabo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (540) 940-3112.

Belle Grove to hold Civil War re-enactors encampment this weekend

Belle Grove, the historic King George plantation that was the birthplace of James Madison, will hold a two-day Civil War encampment this weekend honoring the Union and Confederate soldiers who fought in the conflict.

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New pet groomer loves work with animals

When Judy Carter was 15 years old she went to a job interview at a pet grooming salon in a dress and high heels. The woman who owned the salon told her to go home and come back the next day in tennis shoes and jeans. Judy did and was hired. That was the beginning of a pet grooming career that has lasted for more than 30 years.

Read more: New pet groomer loves work with animals

Rankin’s Hardware celebrates 50th

The King George and Colonial Beach Rankin’s True Value Hardware stores both joined in last weekend’s 50th anniversary celebration of the founding of the first Rankin’s Hardware in Warrenton, VA.

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Budding poets spend afternoon Liberal Arts time being creative

First Grade students, along with their teachers and reading specialist, shared a one hour special program to celebrate poetry on the day before Spring Break. The Poetry Café featured an opportunity for parents and community members to join the students in writing poetry, while enjoying refreshments. As special guests and parents circulated, students read the poems they were creating and invited their guests to also create their own poetry.

Read more: Budding poets spend afternoon Liberal Arts time being creative

 

 

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