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The RAL Art Center will host, in its 60th year, their signature event the Labor Day Art Show from September 1 thru September 25 at 19 N. Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA.  An awards ceremony and opening reception will occur on Friday, September 3rd from 5:00-7:00 pm.  In addition to their usual Tuesday thru Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm schedule, the show will also be open Sunday and Monday of Labor Day weekend to accommodate visitors celebrating the end of summer.
This show is widely recognized as one of the longest standing visual arts shows in Virginia.  Held in a variety of venues over its 60-year history, the show moved to the RAL Art Center in 2014.  This show sees attendance of well over 1,200 visitors per year. 
In addition to the Labor Day Show, RAL co-operative artists will have the opportunity to display one additional work in their Stouffer Exhibition Room. 
To learn more about RAL please visit their website at www.ralartcenter.com or bay calling 804-436-9309.
 

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9/1/2021
-9/25/2021
10:00am to 4:00pmDoug Mock


The excitement is building!  This year RAL Art Center will exhibit 125 original works of art that most, if not all, have never been seen before!  We welcome many new, first-time artists to our Labor Day Show and we could not be  happier.  The talent, originality and ongoing support of every artist represented is superb. 
The exhibit runs from September 1 through 25.  Join us for First Fridays on September 3 from 5:00-7:00 pm as the winners are unveiled. 
As one of the longest standing visual art shows in Virginia we are proud of our 60th year and hope that you, your family, your neighbors and your friends visit often.

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9/1/2021
-9/25/2021
10:00am to 4:00pmDoug Mock


In this three-day class, you will create three acrylic 11”x 14”  landscape paintings in the Impressionist style, the first in unison with the teacher’s demonstration and step by step instructions.  Some experience helpful but not necessary.  Materials provided by the instructor.  Classes will occur on 3 consecutive Mondays.

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9/13/2021
-9/27/2021
1:30pm to 4:30pmDoug Mock


The Special Operations Warrior Foundation is a top-rated nonprofit organization that supports the military's special operations forces and their families through three programs:  College Scholarships for the surviving children of fallen Special Operations Forces  Family Services, including educational & family counseling and advocacy support  Wounded Special Operations Forces Support, including immediate financial stipends of $5,000.

Check-In and Range Practice 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony Shotgun Start: 11:00 a.m. 4 Person Captain’s Choice 4:00-7:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception Hills Quarters Rec Center 723 Old Saint Johns Road, Irvington, VA
Each Golf Ticket Includes: Practice Facility & Lunch, 18 Holes of Golf with Cart Snacks & Beverage, Carts, Cocktail Reception & Awards.
Trophies awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & Last Place finishers.

Tournament Questions Tom Quinn at (703) 402-6121
Fred Gilman at (804) 761-1427
Wendy Galleher (804) 347-7779

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9/22/20219:00am to 7:00pm


What is the Art Language and what are we trying to visually create in our paintings? Do we want to paint what our mind knows, or do we want to see and explore in a different way? How can we use the Art Language to  create Harmony, Rhythm, Pattern and Variety? In this 2-day workshop we will discuss and explore all of these ideas in paint and presentation. Enjoy a live demonstration, presentation, and clear guidance. Please join us with an open mind and a positive attitude! Oil preferred, but acrylic, pastel and watercolor welcome.

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9/23/2021
-9/24/2021
9:00am to 4:00pmDoug Mock


An all-female country group of powerhouse vocalists, dynamic songwriters and accomplished multitalented instrumentalists.

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9/25/20217:30pm to 9:30pmDonna McGrath


This is the month to have some fun with your art, and with the viewers. Almost anything goes—let your mind wander and your fingers fly. Tease the senses. Laugh a lot. Make someone else laugh. Communicate joy. Turn inside out; turn outside in. Try satire; invent the impossible. But you don’t have to be whimsical, funky and fun all at the same time, one or a bit of some will do. It’s your art, enjoy making it and sharing this month.

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9/28/2021
-10/30/2021
10:00am to 4:00pmDoug Mock


This month RAL Art Center artists are having fun with their art and with their viewers. Almost anything goes—we let our minds wander and fingers fly. We tease the senses. We laugh a lot. We hope to make you laugh. We communicate joy. Some have turned inside out; some turned outside in! Some are whimsical, some are funky and some are fun!  It’s fantastic art, come check it out!
 

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9/28/2021
-10/30/2021
10:00am to 4:00pmDoug Mock


The RAL Art Center and Bay Transit are partnering to commemorate Bay Transit’s 25th year in service.  To acknowledge this milestone, we are sponsoring “Art in Transit” an art competition and exhibition that will benefit both the RAL Art Center and Bay Aging. 
This show will hang at RAL during the month of October and will result in the top three judged works of art receiving monetary awards; 1st place receives $700; 2nd place receives $500 and 3rd place receives $300.  In addition, the first-place winner will have their art installed on the side of a Bay Transit bus for six months. 
Entries MUST feature the concept of motion or movement and embrace each artists’ creativity.   Work must be non-digital paintings or drawings and must comply with an aspect ratio to fit 18.5”  wide x 10” high (entries can be larger but should comply with this ratio). 
Artists may enter up to 2 pieces with entry fees being $20.00 per piece.  The deadline for entering is August 31st with delivery being made to RAL on September 26th or 27th between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.  There will be a 30% commission retained for any artwork sold during the exhibit. 
RAL Art Center and Bay Aging will each receive fifty-percent of all entry fees and any commissions retained. 
Doug Mock, RAL Executive Directors states, “The collaboration with Bay Transit and Gander Design, owned and operated by RAL member Mike Stevens, has been wonderful.  RAL is excited to share in the responsibility of bringing this contest and exhibit to our community.  We know art has the amazing ability to enrich all of our lives, in this case it is even more powerful in that it will bring people together and in the end benefit those in need.”

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9/28/2021
-10/30/2021
10:00am to 4:00pmDoug Mock


The RAL Art Center and Bay Transit are partnering to commemorate Bay Transit’s 25th year in service.  To acknowledge this milestone, RAL is sponsoring “Art in Transit” an art competition and exhibition that will benefit both the RAL Art Center and Bay Aging.  All entries in this show will feature the concept of movement or motion.  The winning artist will have their art proudly displayed on a Bay Transit bus for 6 months. 


 

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9/28/2021
-10/30/2021
10:00am to 4:00pmDoug Mock


Opera singer, concert artist and Lancaster County native Willsonia Boyer, accompanied by Suzanne Daniel, presents An Afternoon of Arts Songs and Arias. Ms. Boyer has appeared at the New York City Opera, Virginia Opera, Bregenzer Festspiele, New Jersey Concert Opera, the Bronx Opera, Dicapo Opera Theatre, and The Petersburg Symphony Orchestra. She has performed in Europe, South America and the United States.

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10/2/20214:00pm to 6:00pmPaula Stallard


Opera singer, concert artist and Lancaster County native Willsonia Boyer, accompanied by Suzanne Daniel, presents An Afternoon of Arts Songs and Arias. Ms. Boyer has appeared at the New York City Opera, Virginia Opera, Bregenzer Festspiele, New Jersey Concert Opera, the Bronx Opera, Dicapo Opera Theatre, and The Petersburg Symphony Orchestra. She has performed in Europe, South America and the United States.

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10/2/20214:00pm to 6:00pmPaula Stallard


Participants will learn how to use perspective properly in their art, giving their creation an accurate and masterful look. The 5-hour course will cover eye level, 1-, 2-, and 3-point perspective layouts, as well as proper use and angles of ellipses in art. Class will be held on Monday, October 4th from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.  To learn more visit us at www.ralartcenter.com or to sign up for this class please contact the RAL Art Center at 804-436-9309.




 

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10/4/202110:00am to 3:00pmDoug Mock


Market Day is sponsored by Wicomico Parish Church and includes items for sale to raise funds to support community organizations. Donated baked goods, homemade jellies, furniture, linens, sporting goods, garden items, housewares, jewelry, tools, electronics, knick knacks, dishes, glassware, and rugs are on sale at low prices.

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10/9/20218:00am to 12:00pm Helen Smith


Learn how to paint any scene in a variety of colors using abstracted shapes of broken color to create an artistic color Kaleidoscope!  Artists will work in their usual medium of watercolor, oil or acrylic.  This is not a “how-to” beginner class for each medium.  Using sound practices in color theory and composition, this workshop is designed to push painters toward new techniques for exciting results!  Class will be held on Monday, Oct. 12 and Monday, Oct. 26.

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10/12/2021
-10/26/2021
1:30pm to 4:30pmDoug Mock


Colonial Williamsburg historian James Ingram, Jr. shares the inspiring story of Gowan Pamphlet, an enslaved preacher who gained his freedom, became one of the country's first black ordained ministers, and helped found First Baptist Church in Williamsburg, one of the nation's oldest African American congregations. Ingram will show how Pamphlet negotiated strictures imposed by the law and slave owners to lead a ministry that thrives to this day.

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10/17/20212:00pm to 4:00pmPaula Stallard


Come laugh the night away with the comedy troupe that gave us SCTV, inspired Saturday Night Live, and influenced Whose Line is it Anyway?

This show replaces the original show of Capitol Steps, which disbanded.
Previously purchased tickets are vaild.  Can't find them? Call for replacements. 

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10/22/20217:30pm to 9:30pmDonna McGrath


RAL artists exhibit original works that will express who they are and will tell RAL visitors what they feel about their subject.  In a wide variety of artistic media and in their individual style, this show will be a crowd-pleaser.  Paint, pottery, glass, fiber and more will dazzle the viewers with subject matter that will be enjoyed by all. 



 

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11/2/2021
-11/27/2021
10:00am to 4:00pmDoug Mock


This highly anticipated Fall event is back featuring four popular jewelry artists, each of whom exhibit regularly at RAL Art Center.  Each artist produces one-of-a-kind artisan pieces with their own unique flair.  This show is the perfect opportunity to indulge yourself or surprise and thrill those special friends and family members.  The Jewelry Show opens Friday, November 5 at 1:00 pm and runs through Saturday, November 6, 10 am to 4 pm.  The First Friday Reception, which is open to the public, is November 5, 5 to 7 pm.

 

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11/5/2021
-11/6/2021
10:00am to 4:00pmDoug Mock


RAL Art Center will offer a hands-on iPhone photography workshop with Williamsburg-based travel photographer, Caroline Maryan.  You will be amazed at what you can capture with your phone…all it takes is some knowledge and practice. you’ll pick up tips and tricks to improve your iPhone photography. You’ll leave feeling inspired to use your mobile phone for more than a messaging device.  Class will be held on Sunday, November 7 from 1:00-3:00 pm.  To learn more visit us at www.ralartcenter.com or to sign up for this class please contact the RAL Art Center at 804-436-9309.




 

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11/7/20211:00pm to 3:00pmDoug Mock


Monticello historian John Ragosta traces the relatively unknown role of Virginia’s religious dissenters, primarily Baptist and Presbyterian evangelicals, in both winning the American Revolution and in establishing religious liberty, creating the strict separation of church and state embodied in Thomas Jefferson’s eloquent “Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom.”

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11/7/20212:00pm to 3:30pmPaula Stallard


Perhaps the most venerable gypsy jazz band in the US, the group has thrilled audiences from Iceland to North America.
 

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11/13/20217:30pm to 9:30pmDonna McGrath


DigiMarCon World 2021 is your chance to ...
– Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing, media and advertising industry.
– Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level.
– Network with thought leaders, collaborate with your peers and build your professional network.

The 6th annual DigiMarCon World, the Premier Virtual Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference will be held November 17th to 18th, 2021, available live stream and on-demand. Join your peers online for 2-days jam packed with digital marketing best practices, latest trends, practical solutions, strategy and networking.

Immerse yourself in topics like digital strategy, programmatic advertising, web experience management, usability / design, mobile marketing & retargeting, customer engagement, user acquisition, social media marketing, targeting & optimization, video marketing, data science & big data, web analytics & A/B testing, email marketing, content marketing, conversion rate optimization, search engine optimization, paid search marketing, geo-targeting, predictive analysis & attribution, growth hacking, conversion rate optimization, growth marketing tools, marketing & sales automation, sustainable growth strategies, product marketing & UX / UI and much, much more!

At DigiMarCon World 2021, you will receive all the elements you need to achieve digital marketing success! Conventional thought will be challenged, new ways of thinking will emerge, and you will leave with your head, notebooks and professional toolkit full of action items and ideas to lead and supercharge your agency / team / account to even greater success.

Be a part of DigiMarCon World 2021 and discover how to thrive and succeed as a marketer in a rapidly evolving digital world. 

See why people keep coming back year after year to this must-attend event! Register and secure your seat today. 

For more details visit https://digimarconworld.com.
 

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11/17/2021
-11/18/2021
9:30am to 4:30pmDigiMarCon World


Experience Taste by the Bay: Wine, Food, Arts and Ale!

This highly anticipated eighth year event included sampling from Virginia wineries, Virginia craft brews, tastings from local restaurants, live music , and just in time for the holiday shopping season- a variety of artisan vendors.

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11/20/202111:00am to 5:00pmAnne Paparella

Northern Neck Household Hazardous Waste & E-Waste Fall Collection
Date TBA



Household hazardous waste only, no electronics accepted.



No charge for first 100 lbs.  A fee of $1.05/lb collected for loads exceeding 100 lbs.

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Coming Soon...Northern Neck Soil & Water Conservation District

Northern Neck Household Hazardous Waste & E-Waste Fall Collection
Date TBA

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Coming Soon...Northern Neck Soil & Water Conservation District


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