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02/25/18
Lancaster County Lions Club - Annual Bland Music Competition

Lancaster County has talent!
The Lancaster County Lions Club wants you to apply for their annual competition.
Prizes will be awarded for voice and instrumental.
Open to all Lancaster County students and home schoolers.
Applications must be in before February 9, 2018.
Contact Dave Farley or Bob Reed (435-9785)

Competition itself begins 2 pm on 2/25

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02/26/18
Freedom! Or Not? Sarah’s Story of Emancipation

Historical Character Performance by Sheila Arnold Jones

Begins at 7:00 PM (doors open 6:30)
$10 admission donation requested at the door
(to benefit co-sponsors MBWML-Lancaster VA Historical Society
and Historic Christ Church and Museum)

Reservations recommended to ensure seating - 
Mary Ball Washington Museum
or 804-438-6855 - info@christchurch1735.org 
 
Experience the joys and difficulties of a freed black woman in Virginia in 1805 as told through the eyes of former slave Sarah. The character of Sarah is based on the true histories of women, men, and families who were gradually freed by Robert Carter III’s 1791 Deed of Emancipation. After Carter’s death in 1804, his son George tried to stop the process. At that time, Sarah’s children remained enslaved and the future of their freedom became uncertain. Sarah’s story will break your heart and lift your soul as she shares her hopes and fears for her family and herself.
 
Sheila Arnold Jones is a professional storyteller and CEO of her own company “History’s Alive!” in Hampton, VA. She has been researching, developing, and performing historical character interpretations for the past twenty years, following positions in programmatic outreach and public relations at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
 

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02/26/18
Art Talk - Mixed Media Masters

This program will begin with a 25 min. video provided by VMFA  entitled "Mixed Media Masters".  The audience will learn about assemblage, collage and fabric art.  Following the presentation, those in attendance will have an opportunity to create one free-standing mixed media column. Join us for this creative collaborative effort -- stress free fun and fellowship. 

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02/27/18
 -03/31/18
RAL New Exhibit - Wind, Weather & Water

Members will submit original works of art in a variety of mediums.  

Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
The public is welcome.
Free Admission

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02/28/18
Workshop: Intermediate Pencil Drawing

Instructor - Steph Brown
In this 4-week course, we will expand upon the basic drawing techniques and explore the intricate details and tips that make a rendering come to life. Through a series of simple studies, learn how to replicate reflective surfaces, fabric, wood, skin, fur, hair, plant life, paper and rust, just to mention a few. Review and practice of perspective and shading will also be included. Some experience with basic drawing is required. 
Materials: Graphite Drawing Pencils: (1 of each:) HB, 2B, 4B, 6B 9” x 12” Drawing Pad  Kneaded Eraser Hand Held Pencil Sharpener Blending Paper Stump: any size
If you are having difficulty finding materials, please contact Steph: 804-384-8661
Members $80 / Non-Members $90

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03/02/18
Friday Art Reception for Wind, Weather & Water Exhibit

The public is invited to come meet some of the exhibiting artists.
Light refreshments and free admission.

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03/02/18
Friday Night Live - The VA Shellphish Coalition

Willaby's serves Live Music to patrons every Thursday and Friday Night. Thursday Night follows a format we call Performers on the Rise that showcases local Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula solo, duets and trios. Performers are scheduled for 1 to 2-hour sets. If you are interested in playing with us, call Michael at 804-435-0000.
On Friday we host Friday Night Live where we bring in talented, seasoned musicians from not only Virginia but also the entire Mid-Atlantic region. Through careful attention to enhancing acoustics and a high-quality house music system, our venue has become a favorite spot for live music concert goers from throughout eastern Virginia. 


VA Shellphish Coalition - Americana and roots music vibe applied to arrangements of classic rock, country, bluegrass, jazz, blues and guess what.... Americana!
Band Members
Dave Crumpler on rhythm acoustic and vocals, Mike Glass flat-picking acoustic and vocals, Kevin Blatnik on lead acoustic and vocals. Honorary members Jay Shenk on viola and vocals, Richie Beard on Martin guitar and vocals.
 

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03/03/18
CHILDREN FIRST PROGRAM CO-PARENTING CLASS

Children First is a 4-hour co-parenting education program designed to promote positive and healthy communication for families experiencing the challenges of transition through separation and/or divorce. The program assists parents in understanding the importance of an active, involved, and positive relationship with their children by minimizing parental conflict.

COST:
$50.00 per person. Payment must be received seven (7) days prior to the scheduled class. No exceptions.
 
REGISTRATION:
For further information about this program and to pre-register, please call.
Pre-Registration by phone is required.

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03/04/18
Sundays at Two Lecture & Entertainment Series

Glenn & Ellen Birch present "Songs & Stories of Virginia"

The popular Sundays at Two program is a lecture series that brings in speakers on a variety of topics of interest to patrons. Five to six lectures are scheduled from January through March each year, bringing in experts on science, the arts, history, literature, and politics to share their thoughts and engage in discussion with attendees.
This is a free program for the entire community.
There is now a Loop Amplifier in the meeting room for the hearing impaired.
There is also an elevator to get to the second floor.
All programs begin at 2:00 pm.
Refreshments will be served.
No reservations are necessary.

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03/06/18
 -04/05/18
Workshop: Fundamentals of Photography, Instructor Bill Reckert

Held Tuesdays & Thursdays
At the end of this class you will have the know-how to take well focused, well exposed, well composed photographs.  
Call to register and for more information.

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03/07/18
Workshop: Intermediate Pencil Drawing

Instructor - Steph Brown
In this 4-week course, we will expand upon the basic drawing techniques and explore the intricate details and tips that make a rendering come to life. Through a series of simple studies, learn how to replicate reflective surfaces, fabric, wood, skin, fur, hair, plant life, paper and rust, just to mention a few. Review and practice of perspective and shading will also be included. Some experience with basic drawing is required. 
Materials: Graphite Drawing Pencils: (1 of each:) HB, 2B, 4B, 6B 9” x 12” Drawing Pad  Kneaded Eraser Hand Held Pencil Sharpener Blending Paper Stump: any size
If you are having difficulty finding materials, please contact Steph: 804-384-8661
Members $80 / Non-Members $90

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03/09/18
MozART

This award winning string quartet from prestigious Academies of Music in Poland plays classical music with humor by pairing impreccable musicianship with unexcpected comedic antics.  

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03/09/18
Friday Night Live - Tin Can Fish Band

Willaby's serves Live Music to patrons every Thursday and Friday Night. Thursday Night follows a format we call Performers on the Rise that showcases local Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula solo, duets and trios. Performers are scheduled for 1 to 2-hour sets. If you are interested in playing with us, call Michael at 804-435-0000.
On Friday we host Friday Night Live where we bring in talented, seasoned musicians from not only Virginia but also the entire Mid-Atlantic region. Through careful attention to enhancing acoustics and a high-quality house music system, our venue has become a favorite spot for live music concert goers from throughout eastern Virginia. 

Tin Can Fish Band started as the duo TinFish in 2006, with Steve and longtime friend, Colonial Williamsburg tavern musician and all around stringed instrument maestro, Doug Austin. While primarily performing original songs, TCFB draws from a wide variety of material and songwriters ranging from public domain and Bluegrass to classic pop, Americana, and World music. 
Doug and Steve have performed for several years throughout the southeast and collaborated on several studio projects including "Broken Land Parkway" and "Nothing But Hope". Doug is a much sought after string player in central Virginia and also plays in the Runaway String Band and Blue Line Highway. 
Drummer and Hand percussion player Jack Taggart  (ILLbillys and  The Lost Souls) and Circuit Rider/ Single Bullet Theory bassist and longtime musical cohort Keith MacPhee combined with TinFish to form TIN CAN FISH BAND in 2012. Veteran Richmond guitar favorite John Leedes joined TCFB in November 2013  followed by Joe Conner on Accordion and keys in 2014. Together they filled out the bands sound with soaring electric leads and intricate layering interwoven with Doug's mando and fiddle giving Tin Can Fish Band its unique acoustic and electric blend.  

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03/11/18
Sundays at Two Lecture & Entertainment Series

Dr. Phil Williams presents "The Eastern Question, the Crimean War - from Syria to Ukraine - Then & Now"

The popular Sundays at Two program is a lecture series that brings in speakers on a variety of topics of interest to patrons. Five to six lectures are scheduled from January through March each year, bringing in experts on science, the arts, history, literature, and politics to share their thoughts and engage in discussion with attendees.
This is a free program for the entire community.
There is now a Loop Amplifier in the meeting room for the hearing impaired.
There is also an elevator to get to the second floor.
All programs begin at 2:00 pm.
Refreshments will be served.
No reservations are necessary.

more info...
03/13/18
Monthly Veteran's Breakfast

The second Tuesday of every month at 9:00 am.
To show our appreciation of your service, we invite you to attend a  Monthly Veterans' Breakfast.
You'll enjoy a delicious homemade breakfast & the company of your peers.

February 13th Veteran Breakfast - we will be receiving the official Charter recognizing CSL Farnham as American Legion Post #115.

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03/14/18
Workshop: Intermediate Pencil Drawing

Instructor - Steph Brown
In this 4-week course, we will expand upon the basic drawing techniques and explore the intricate details and tips that make a rendering come to life. Through a series of simple studies, learn how to replicate reflective surfaces, fabric, wood, skin, fur, hair, plant life, paper and rust, just to mention a few. Review and practice of perspective and shading will also be included. Some experience with basic drawing is required. 
Materials: Graphite Drawing Pencils: (1 of each:) HB, 2B, 4B, 6B 9” x 12” Drawing Pad  Kneaded Eraser Hand Held Pencil Sharpener Blending Paper Stump: any size
If you are having difficulty finding materials, please contact Steph: 804-384-8661
Members $80 / Non-Members $90

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03/16/18
Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show Preview Night Gala

Advanced tickets required

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03/16/18
The Lancaster Players present "From Adam"

Story
Written & directed by Randal Tyler, "From Adam", a seriocomic play in ten scenes, focuses on the universal issues of loss, deep familial love, caring and especially caregiving. A rare mixture; it is the story of two families, two very different caregivers and their family charges; two persons existing in different 
stages of Alzheimer’s* disease. At the play’s center there is a lively, vaudevillian entertainment 
of stories and jokes, props and musical instruments –as comical as it is ultimately moving.
*$3 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association
Cast
Jo - Amy Lewis
Mom - Jackie Allen
The Woman - Kathryn Shepherd

Tickets
Adults - $25 
Opening Night Gala, Friday, March 16th - $45
Complimentary snack plate - cash bar available
10% discount for groups of 15 or more
Social Hour 7PM - Curtain 8PM
PLEASE NOTE: FROM ADAM contains Strong Adult Themes and Language

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03/16/18
Workshop: Paint like the Masters, Marion Rose's Colorful Rabbit

This enjoyable evening will be led by local art teacher Marilyn Sprouse.
Snacks are provided and you may bring your favorite beverage..
Call for more information and to register.

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03/16/18
Paint Like the Masters-Colorful Rabbit

This workshop will be led by local art teacher Marilyn Sprouse. Snacks will be provided and you can bring your favorite beverage.   For more information and to register call 436-9309.

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03/16/18
Friday Night Live - Vagabond Swan

Willaby's serves Live Music to patrons every Thursday and Friday Night. Thursday Night follows a format we call Performers on the Rise that showcases local Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula solo, duets and trios. Performers are scheduled for 1 to 2-hour sets. If you are interested in playing with us, call Michael at 804-435-0000.
On Friday we host Friday Night Live where we bring in talented, seasoned musicians from not only Virginia but also the entire Mid-Atlantic region. Through careful attention to enhancing acoustics and a high-quality house music system, our venue has become a favorite spot for live music concert goers from throughout eastern Virginia. 

A fine blend of fiddle tunes, old funk, blues razzmatazz, whiskey tangos, rum reels and the occasional jigger of Scotch.
Vagabond Swan has been winning over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life. While performing at a variety of venues and honing their act, they've been recording original songs. This talented band is earning the admiration and affection of critics and fans alike. With over 200 years of musical experience between them, you can be sure to hear some great music.
 

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03/17/18
The Lancaster Players present "From Adam"

Story
Written & directed by Randal Tyler, "From Adam", a seriocomic play in ten scenes, focuses on the universal issues of loss, deep familial love, caring and especially caregiving. A rare mixture; it is the story of two families, two very different caregivers and their family charges; two persons existing in different 
stages of Alzheimer’s* disease. At the play’s center there is a lively, vaudevillian entertainment 
of stories and jokes, props and musical instruments –as comical as it is ultimately moving.
*$3 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association
Cast
Jo - Amy Lewis
Mom - Jackie Allen
The Woman - Kathryn Shepherd

Tickets
Adults - $25 
Opening Night Gala, Friday, March 16th - $45
Complimentary snack plate - cash bar available
10% discount for groups of 15 or more
Social Hour 7PM - Curtain 8PM
PLEASE NOTE: FROM ADAM contains Strong Adult Themes and Language

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03/17/18
39th Annual Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show

Features over 80 artists, door prizes, paintings, decoys, carvings, photography, sculpture, delicious seafood lunches, and more!
Admission $8

Contest sponsored by the Rappahannock Decoy Carvers Guild - for contest specific information please visit rappahannockdecoycarversguild.com 

The show is sponsored in part by Buoyducks, Colorynstudio and Lawler Real Estate
All proceeds benefit the White Stone Volunteer Fire Department

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03/17/18
The Haven Shelter & Services Shamrock Soiree

Enjoy all things Irish at the annual Shamrock Soiree. Join us for an evening of Gaelic revelry to include live music from local favorite, Ray Rubio; Irish drinks; buffet dinner; raffle; and silent auction.
All proceeds will directly benefit The Haven's commitment to preventing and eliminating all types of domestic violence and sexual assault as well as provide free services to those who have experienced violence within the service area of Westmoreland, Richmond, Essex, Lancaster and Northumberland Counties.
Visit the event's website to learn more, become a sponsor, or reserve your tickets.
RSVP by March 2

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03/18/18
The Lancaster Players present "From Adam"

Story
Written & directed by Randal Tyler, "From Adam", a seriocomic play in ten scenes, focuses on the universal issues of loss, deep familial love, caring and especially caregiving. A rare mixture; it is the story of two families, two very different caregivers and their family charges; two persons existing in different 
stages of Alzheimer’s* disease. At the play’s center there is a lively, vaudevillian entertainment 
of stories and jokes, props and musical instruments –as comical as it is ultimately moving.
*$3 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association
Cast
Jo - Amy Lewis
Mom - Jackie Allen
The Woman - Kathryn Shepherd 
The Man - Randal Tyler

Tickets
Adults - $25 
Opening Night Gala, Friday, March 16th - $45
Complimentary snack plate - cash bar available
10% discount for groups of 15 or more
Social Hour 2PM - Curtain 3PM
PLEASE NOTE: FROM ADAM contains Strong Adult Themes and Language

more info...
03/18/18
39th Annual Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show

Features over 80 artists, door prizes, paintings, decoys, carvings, photography, sculpture, delicious seafood lunches, and more!
Admission $8

Contest sponsored by the Rappahannock Decoy Carvers Guild - for contest specific information please visit rappahannockdecoycarversguild.com 

The show is sponsored in part by Buoyducks, Colorynstudio and Lawler Real Estate
All proceeds benefit the White Stone Volunteer Fire Department

more info...
03/21/18
Workshop: Intermediate Pen & Ink with Steph Brown

This workshop will enable you to create finished pen & ink drawings with confidence.
Completion of Intro to Pen & Ink Class is recommended prior to taking this one.
Call for more information and to register.

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03/21/18
Workshop-Intermediate Pen and Ink

This workshop will be led by Steph Brown from 10 am - 4 pm. You will create finished pen and ink drawings with confidence.  Completion of Intro to Pen and Ink Class recommended prior to taking this one.  For more information and to register call 436-9309.

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03/22/18
The Lancaster Players present "From Adam"

Story
Written & directed by Randal Tyler, "From Adam", a seriocomic play in ten scenes, focuses on the universal issues of loss, deep familial love, caring and especially caregiving. A rare mixture; it is the story of two families, two very different caregivers and their family charges; two persons existing in different 
stages of Alzheimer’s* disease. At the play’s center there is a lively, vaudevillian entertainment 
of stories and jokes, props and musical instruments –as comical as it is ultimately moving.
*$3 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association
Cast
Jo - Amy Lewis
Mom - Jackie Allen
The Woman - Kathryn Shepherd

Tickets
Adults - $25 
Opening Night Gala, Friday, March 16th - $45
Complimentary snack plate - cash bar available
10% discount for groups of 15 or more
Social Hour 7PM - Curtain 8PM
PLEASE NOTE: FROM ADAM contains Strong Adult Themes and Language

more info...
03/22/18
Appraisal Day at Ross's

Make your appointment today to have your treasures appraised.  Appraisals can be useful in insuring your jewelry, watches, silver and heirlooms, valuating items for estate planning purposes and when giving items as gifts.  Sally Bridenstine is a Graduate Gemologist who comes to Ross's on a regular basis to appraise items.  Call today for your appointment during our next appraisal day.

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03/22/18
Performers on the Rise - JJ & Co. is Dead

Willaby's serves Live Music to patrons every Thursday and Friday Night. Thursday Night follows a format we call Performers on the Rise that showcases local Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula solo, duets and trios. Performers are scheduled for 1 to 2-hour sets. If you are interested in playing with us, call Michael at 804-435-0000.
On Friday we host Friday Night Live where we bring in talented, seasoned musicians from not only Virginia but also the entire Mid-Atlantic region. Through careful attention to enhancing acoustics and a high-quality house music system, our venue has become a favorite spot for live music concert goers from throughout eastern Virginia. 

Grateful Dead covers JJ & Co. style

more info...
03/23/18
The Lancaster Players present "From Adam"

Story
Written & directed by Randal Tyler, "From Adam", a seriocomic play in ten scenes, focuses on the universal issues of loss, deep familial love, caring and especially caregiving. A rare mixture; it is the story of two families, two very different caregivers and their family charges; two persons existing in different 
stages of Alzheimer’s* disease. At the play’s center there is a lively, vaudevillian entertainment 
of stories and jokes, props and musical instruments –as comical as it is ultimately moving.
*$3 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association
Cast
Jo - Amy Lewis
Mom - Jackie Allen
The Woman - Kathryn Shepherd

Tickets
Adults - $25 
Opening Night Gala, Friday, March 16th - $45
Complimentary snack plate - cash bar available
10% discount for groups of 15 or more
Social Hour 7PM - Curtain 8PM
PLEASE NOTE: FROM ADAM contains Strong Adult Themes and Language

more info...
03/23/18
Northern Neck Orchestra Concert presents An Evening with Mozart

The Northern Neck Orchestra will present an All-Mozart program, including Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, the Piano Concerto No. 20 and his Symphony No. 40.

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03/23/18
Friday Night Live - JJ & Co. is Dead

Willaby's serves Live Music to patrons every Thursday and Friday Night. Thursday Night follows a format we call Performers on the Rise that showcases local Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula solo, duets and trios. Performers are scheduled for 1 to 2-hour sets. If you are interested in playing with us, call Michael at 804-435-0000.
On Friday we host Friday Night Live where we bring in talented, seasoned musicians from not only Virginia but also the entire Mid-Atlantic region. Through careful attention to enhancing acoustics and a high-quality house music system, our venue has become a favorite spot for live music concert goers from throughout eastern Virginia. 

Grateful Dead covers JJ & Co. style

more info...
03/24/18
The Lancaster Players present "From Adam"

Story
Written & directed by Randal Tyler, "From Adam", a seriocomic play in ten scenes, focuses on the universal issues of loss, deep familial love, caring and especially caregiving. A rare mixture; it is the story of two families, two very different caregivers and their family charges; two persons existing in different 
stages of Alzheimer’s* disease. At the play’s center there is a lively, vaudevillian entertainment 
of stories and jokes, props and musical instruments –as comical as it is ultimately moving.
*$3 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association
Cast
Jo - Amy Lewis
Mom - Jackie Allen
The Woman - Kathryn Shepherd

Tickets
Adults - $25 
Opening Night Gala, Friday, March 16th - $45
Complimentary snack plate - cash bar available
10% discount for groups of 15 or more
Social Hour 7PM - Curtain 8PM
PLEASE NOTE: FROM ADAM contains Strong Adult Themes and Language

more info...
03/24/18
BGCNN Presents The ORIGINAL Rhondels in Concert

 
Presents
 
THE ORIGINAL RHONDELS
 

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03/24/18
Northern Neck Orchestra Concert

The Northern Neck Orchestra will present an All-Mozart program, including Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, the Piano Concerto No. 20 and his Symphony No. 40.

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03/25/18
Foundation for Historic Christ Church 2018 Sunday Speaker Series

"Equalled by Few; Excelled by None": Virginia Women in History 

Four distinguished Virginia historians explore the theme of Virginia Women in History at Historic Christ Church & Museum’s 2018 Sunday Speaker Series:

March 25 – Helen Rountree “Powhatan Indian Women and the Jamestown Colonists”

April 15 – Cassandra Newby-Alexander “The True Champions of Civil Rights: Virginia’s African American Women”

October 7 - Mary Ferrrari “Mary Draper Ingles: Her Long Walk Home and Her Even Longer Impact”

November 4 - Elizabeth Varon “Southern Lady, Yankee Spy: The True Story of Elizabeth Van Lew, A Union Agent in the Heart of the Confederacy”

Book Signing and Wine & Cheese Reception with Speaker follows each presentation

All presentations 2:00 p.m. 

$25.00 per lecture or $90.00 for series. Tickets non-refundable and do not include book purchases.

All proceeds benefit preservation and education programs at Christ Church (1735), a National Historic Landmark.

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03/25/18
The Lancaster Players present "From Adam"

Story
Written & directed by Randal Tyler, "From Adam", a seriocomic play in ten scenes, focuses on the universal issues of loss, deep familial love, caring and especially caregiving. A rare mixture; it is the story of two families, two very different caregivers and their family charges; two persons existing in different 
stages of Alzheimer’s* disease. At the play’s center there is a lively, vaudevillian entertainment 
of stories and jokes, props and musical instruments –as comical as it is ultimately moving.
*$3 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association
Cast
Jo - Amy Lewis
Mom - Jackie Allen
The Woman - Kathryn Shepherd 
The Man - Randal Tyler

Tickets
Adults - $25 
Opening Night Gala, Friday, March 16th - $45
Complimentary snack plate - cash bar available
10% discount for groups of 15 or more
Social Hour 2PM - Curtain 3PM
PLEASE NOTE: FROM ADAM contains Strong Adult Themes and Language

more info...
03/26/18
Workshop: Perspective & Proportion with Steph Brown

In this 2 day workshop we'll focus on the fundamentals of perspective and proportion, exploring some of the basic concepts that work to create a sense of depth in an image.
Call for more information & to register.

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