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Events in the month of June 2021
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6/2/2021
 -6/9/2021
Church and State in Colonial & Revolutionary Virginia

Established by law and supported by taxation, the Church of England was the official religion of colonial Virginia. Church life revolved around the parish, a geographical area that supported a minister and functioned as a unit of local government. Over the eighteenth century, Presbyterians, Baptists and other dissenters challenged the Church of England’s authority and traditional role in Virginia society. In the Revolutionary period, Virginians brought forth religious liberty with landmark legislation that shaped the new nation in profound ways. This course examines how Virginia moved from a royal colony with few dissenters and a well-established Church of England to an independent commonwealth that declared religious freedom to be a natural right of mankind.  
 
Robert Teagle is the Director of Programs & Communications at the Foundation for Historic Christ Church in Weems, Virginia, where he has worked since 2000. He earned his B.A. in History from the College of William and Mary and M.A. in American History from Virginia Tech. His research interests include the architectural history of early Virginia, the role of the Church of England and the rise of religious liberty in colonial Virginia, the Carter family, slavery and emancipation, and the history of Christ Church Parish.
 
May 26, June 2 and June 9 – 10:00 a.m. in Bayne Center at Historic Christ Church
 

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6/2/2021
 -6/26/2021
RAL Art Center - The 14th Annual Great Art Heist

RAL Art Center is excited to announce The Great Art Heist, its largest, most exciting and highly anticipated event, now celebrating 14 years!  After a year off due to COVID, the Heist will be held Saturday, June 26, 2021 in one form or another.  If able, our reception will begin at 4:00 pm with drinks and hors d’oeuvres followed by the main event at 5:00 pm.
 
How does The Great Art Heist work?  Tickets are purchased for a fine art raffle.  The night of the event tickets will be drawn at random.  As each ticket is drawn, the ticket-holder gets his/her pick of any donated, original work of art.  The next ticket drawn gets his/her choice of the remaining art and so on and so forth.  Ticket holders can preview all works of art at RAL from June 3 thru June 26.  The number of tickets sold corresponds to the number of art originals donated.  EVERY ticket holder is guaranteed to go home with something special!  Member tickets for The Great Art Heist will sell for $100 with non-member tickets selling for $125 and can be purchased at the RAL Art Center. 
 
New in 2021, you can buy your Heist ticket as an Early Bird from April 1 thru May 6.  By doing so, you will automatically be entered into our first ever Early Bird Raffle.  The winning ticket number will be drawn the night of The Heist.  For the lucky winner, you will walk away that evening with two great items: your raffle prize AND your original work of art.
 
The 2021 Heist will continue to have its fun and competitive silent auction.
 
Also new for 2021 will be a Summer Art Camp sponsorship program.  Individuals and businesses who choose to sponsor an at-risk or underprivileged child will give that child the opportunity to participate in one week of our popular Summer Art Camps at NO CHARGE.  Every $85 donated will sponsor one child for an entire week of camp.  Please give generously.  All sponsors will be listed, with their permission, in The Great Art Heist program. 
 
If you are interested in being a sponsor, donating items to the Silent Auction, or volunteering to support this great cause please contact Christine Mason at events@ralartcenter.com or by calling her directly at 804-577-7757. 
 
We look forward to seeing you at the 14th Annual Great Art Heist a fun and exciting community event!
 

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6/4/2021
RAL Art Center First Friday Reception

First Fridays are back!  The RAL Art Center is delighted to announce the return of their popular First Friday Exhibit Receptions starting on Friday, June 4!  Our reception is held at the Art Center at 19 North Main Street in Kilmarnock from 5 p.m – 7 p.m. and is open to the public.  June’s Exhibit will feature all the wonderful pieces of original art being featured in our Great Art Heist fundraiser to be held on June 26.  Join us for food, drinks and conversation with art lovers and friends.  Come see what a Heist Ticket will get you in our fast-paced, fun evening at the end of the month.
 

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6/5/2021
RAL Art Center Free Art4Kids Kits

RAL Art Center will distribute free Art4Kids Kits on Saturday, June 5th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Kits are available for children in grades preschool thru 8th grade.  

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6/6/2021
Sangria Sunday

This is a popular, weekly event at Good Luck Cellars (GLC) and one you must enjoy if you’re in the area.

We make fresh sangria, featuring a GLC wine, on Saturday to serve on Sunday. It’s a different recipe each week; sometimes it’s white, sometimes it’s red, and sometimes it’s rose’.

During the colder months, we make a warm, seasonal version that’ll warm the soul :0)

When it’s gone…it’s gone…until the next Sunday, of course, when we make a new batch.

Come Sip and Sangria with us.

Can’t make it this Sunday, make your own at home; see recipes on the Sangria page of our website.


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6/9/2021
Church and State in Colonial & Revolutionary Virginia

Established by law and supported by taxation, the Church of England was the official religion of colonial Virginia. Church life revolved around the parish, a geographical area that supported a minister and functioned as a unit of local government. Over the eighteenth century, Presbyterians, Baptists and other dissenters challenged the Church of England’s authority and traditional role in Virginia society. In the Revolutionary period, Virginians brought forth religious liberty with landmark legislation that shaped the new nation in profound ways. This course examines how Virginia moved from a royal colony with few dissenters and a well-established Church of England to an independent commonwealth that declared religious freedom to be a natural right of mankind.  
 
Robert Teagle is the Director of Programs & Communications at the Foundation for Historic Christ Church in Weems, Virginia, where he has worked since 2000. He earned his B.A. in History from the College of William and Mary and M.A. in American History from Virginia Tech. His research interests include the architectural history of early Virginia, the role of the Church of England and the rise of religious liberty in colonial Virginia, the Carter family, slavery and emancipation, and the history of Christ Church Parish.
 
May 26, June 2 and June 9 – 10:00 a.m. in Bayne Center at Historic Christ Church
 

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6/11/2021
Taking the Reins

You likely began saving for retirement early in your career and made sure there was a plan in place for your kids’ college expenses. Now is the time to ensure that your plan is in place for senior living. Many seniors find themselves blindsided by the need for additional care. Oftentimes the choice of a senior living community ends up being made by a family member during times of crisis. Join us for this free presentation and learn
how you can be well positioned logistically, financially, and emotionally once the time comes for senior living.

We are partnering with Morgan Alley, Esq., of Dunton Simmons & Dunton, LLP to bring you practical tips on how to ready and organize your finances and create a budget. We will walk you through each step so you know how to create a personalized plan, and how to choose the right senior living community before the time comes.

Taking the Reins     Friday, June 11th, 2:00 p.m. at Lee's Restaurant: 30 S. Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Please RSVP by phone or online at least two days prior to the event date -  
804-695-7290
 

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6/12/2021
Kite Flying Spectacular & On The Flip Side (Food Truck)

"Imagination is the highest kite one can have." - Winston Churchill.

So, imagine yourself at Good Luck Cellars, sipping on wine and reminiscing about your childhood and the wonders of colorful kites. Be sure to give a genuine Northern Neck welcome to the Peak of Otter Kite Flyers as they put on a kite spectacle for us.

We'll also have On The Flip Side (food truck) onsite serving up American-Asian cuisine from 1-6PM.

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6/13/2021
Sangria Sunday

This is a popular, weekly event at Good Luck Cellars (GLC) and one you must enjoy if you’re in the area.

We make fresh sangria, featuring a GLC wine, on Saturday to serve on Sunday. It’s a different recipe each week; sometimes it’s white, sometimes it’s red, and sometimes it’s rose’.

During the colder months, we make a warm, seasonal version that’ll warm the soul :0)

When it’s gone…it’s gone…until the next Sunday, of course, when we make a new batch.

Come Sip and Sangria with us.

Can’t make it this Sunday, make your own at home; see recipes on the Sangria page of our website.


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6/13/2021
Mercy Creek

Aggressive Folk Rock - Earthy Edgy Music     
Independent Music  for  Independent  Minds since 1998
 
Based in Virginia, Mercy Creek performs original music they call aggressive folk rock.  Singer/guitarist Cheryl Nystrom Ball and song writing partner/drummer Jim Ball combine elements of modern folk, world beat, rock, and hints of blues and bluegrass to create music that is fresh and unique.  From world beat to folk, the musical styles used in Mercy Creek’s songs are anchored by Cheryl’s beautiful voice and intelligent lyrics.
Mercy Creek has released 8 independent albums and have been a full time performing act since 1998, playing across the country at clubs, festivals, and concerts. 
 

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6/16/2021
Triad

Lancaster/Northumberland TRIAD Invites you to a drive through event where you will receive everything needed to provide valuable lifesaving medical information to EMS, Fire and Law Enforcement personnel in the event you are unable to communicate that on your own.  You will also receive a Yellow Dot for your car and a small magnetic file for your refrigerator that holds this valuable information. Drive through to find out more! This events are open to the public and FREE of cost!
Wednesday June 16th, 10-12 at Commonwealth Senior Living, 460 South Main Street, Kilmarnock VA 22482
Thursday June 17th, 10-12, Northumberland Family YMCA, 6348 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville VA 22473
(Rain dates the following Wednesday and Thursday)

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6/16/2021
Paige Melton - Musician

Paige Melton plays the hits. She's toured all across Virginia and Maryland, strumming for clubs and coffee houses and concert venues throughout the region. It has been rumored that her voice was hijacked from a prominent singer from the 60's in some secret flower-child woodland ceremony, for it lends to the sounds of that generation with the grace of a barefooted dancer spinning in a grassy field with a crown of flowers. But Paige isn't one to discriminate – if a song is a hit, regardless of its generation, Paige will play it!

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6/17/2021
Lancaster Virginia Historical Society's Zooming in on History Series: Towles Tales & Growing Up in Rural Lancaster in the1950's-60's

Will Towles will speak about the Towles family which has been in Lancaster since 1711 and share stories of his childhood and rural life in the upper county areas of Beach Creek and Towles Point on the Rappahannock River. He will reflect on topics such as family history, women’s roles, connections to the land and water, the general store in the community, and activities of oyster tonging, crabbing, and picking tomatoes.
 
Will grew up in Beach Creek off Chowning’s Ferry Road, spent summers and weekends there during his adult life as an English teacher and college counselor at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond for 33 years, and returned after retiring about 15 years ago. His father, William H. “Bill” Towles, Sr., was a waterman and later an oyster inspector. His mother Lillian Houle Towles, was a teacher in Lively and Northumberland County for around 30 years. Towles Point House, now in ruins, was the home of seven generations of Will’s ancestors from 1711 to 1933. Relatives continued to own property at the Point and Will often spent time there with his cousins.
 

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6/19/2021
Barn Quilt Block Painting Class

This class is dedicated to making a 2'x2' piece of art for the outside of your home! Participants will select their design and will have a kit made for them to use the day of the class. This beginner-level class allows non-sewists and sewists alike to create a personal masterpiece! Sewlovelee owner Lee Taylor will work with class participants. Lee loves all things quilts and helping others create barn quilts is right up her alley.

Barn quilts hanging on the fence at Sewlovelee in Irvington, VA

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6/20/2021
Sangria Sunday

This is a popular, weekly event at Good Luck Cellars (GLC) and one you must enjoy if you’re in the area.

We make fresh sangria, featuring a GLC wine, on Saturday to serve on Sunday. It’s a different recipe each week; sometimes it’s white, sometimes it’s red, and sometimes it’s rose’.

During the colder months, we make a warm, seasonal version that’ll warm the soul :0)

When it’s gone…it’s gone…until the next Sunday, of course, when we make a new batch.

Come Sip and Sangria with us.

Can’t make it this Sunday, make your own at home; see recipes on the Sangria page of our website.


more info...
6/20/2021
Mercy Creek

Aggressive Folk Rock - Earthy Edgy Music     
Independent Music  for  Independent  Minds since 1998
 
Based in Virginia, Mercy Creek performs original music they call aggressive folk rock.  Singer/guitarist Cheryl Nystrom Ball and song writing partner/drummer Jim Ball combine elements of modern folk, world beat, rock, and hints of blues and bluegrass to create music that is fresh and unique.  From world beat to folk, the musical styles used in Mercy Creek’s songs are anchored by Cheryl’s beautiful voice and intelligent lyrics.
Mercy Creek has released 8 independent albums and have been a full time performing act since 1998, playing across the country at clubs, festivals, and concerts. 
 

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6/21/2021
 -7/9/2021
Summer Art Camp for Kids

Join instructor and Lancaster Middle School Art Teacher Marilyn Sprouse for 3 fun-filled weeks of summer camp.  Summer programs will be held the weeks of June 21st, June 28th and July 5th.  Campers will have a variety of fun-filled art activities utilizing a wide array of art materials during the first two weeks.  During the final week, the theme will be Wetlands and Watermen where youth will learn about the local culture and heritage.  Children can come for one day, multiple days or a week at a time.  For more information please visit the RAL website at www.ralartcenter.com or contact the gallery at 804-436-9309.

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6/23/2021
Paige Melton - Musician

Paige Melton plays the hits. She's toured all across Virginia and Maryland, strumming for clubs and coffee houses and concert venues throughout the region. It has been rumored that her voice was hijacked from a prominent singer from the 60's in some secret flower-child woodland ceremony, for it lends to the sounds of that generation with the grace of a barefooted dancer spinning in a grassy field with a crown of flowers. But Paige isn't one to discriminate – if a song is a hit, regardless of its generation, Paige will play it!

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6/24/2021
Lancaster Virginia Historical Society's Zooming in on History Series: Old House Adventures at Enon Hall - History and Restoration at the Hathaway Ance

Mr. and Mrs. William Hathaway Chapman (Bill and Gay) speak about Old House Adventures at Enon Hall—History and Restoration at the Hathaway Ancestral Home established in 1762.

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6/24/2021
Chamber After Hours: Hosted by Foundation for Historic Christ Church

2021's first business After Hours!

• Network with local business leaders and friends • Enjoy a craft beer or glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres • Learn about Lancaster County's only National Historic Landmark • Explore new Children’s Exhibitions in our Museum • Discover creative new items in our Gift Shop • Preview upcoming events at Historic Christ Church & Museum: o Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence (July 3) o Thomas Jefferson – Patrick Henry debate (September 19) o Concert by Lancaster County native Willsonia Boyer (October 2) o Sunday Speaker Series (October 17 & November 7) o “The Holly & The Ivy” Holiday Concert (December 6)

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6/26/2021
Wine & Wellness: 20-Minute Seated Massage

Do you agree that wine & wellness are the harmony between the mind, body, and spirit? If yes, you could be a SEATED MASSAGE away from a good mood…AND a glass of Good Luck Cellars wine. 

Tricia James, Doula and Massage Therapist, LLC will be offering 20-minute seated massages for $20 from 12-5PM. She’ll be set up in our Event Room (behind a makeshift wall for privacy). Payment goes directly to Tricia and can be paid in cash or through Venmo, Zelle, or Apple Pay. 
You can schedule an appointment in advance or sign up once you arrive. 
Phone: (719)208.5144 | Email: triciajamesdoula@gmail | FB Message: @triciajamesdoula. 
We’re so excited to bring this service to you at Good Luck.

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6/26/2021
The 14th Annual Great Art Heist

Mark your calendar now for The 14th Annual Great Art Heist at the RAL Art Center to be held in one form or another on Saturday, June 26th from 4:00 – 8:00 pm.  This is the largest and most anticipated fundraising event offered at the RAL Art Center.  Early bird tickets will be available starting Thursday, April 1st. Contact the RAL Art Center to learn more or to reserve your tickets for the 2021 Great Art Heist.
 

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6/27/2021
Sangria Sunday

This is a popular, weekly event at Good Luck Cellars (GLC) and one you must enjoy if you’re in the area.

We make fresh sangria, featuring a GLC wine, on Saturday to serve on Sunday. It’s a different recipe each week; sometimes it’s white, sometimes it’s red, and sometimes it’s rose’.

During the colder months, we make a warm, seasonal version that’ll warm the soul :0)

When it’s gone…it’s gone…until the next Sunday, of course, when we make a new batch.

Come Sip and Sangria with us.

Can’t make it this Sunday, make your own at home; see recipes on the Sangria page of our website.


more info...
6/27/2021
Mercy Creek

Aggressive Folk Rock - Earthy Edgy Music     
Independent Music  for  Independent  Minds since 1998
 
Based in Virginia, Mercy Creek performs original music they call aggressive folk rock.  Singer/guitarist Cheryl Nystrom Ball and song writing partner/drummer Jim Ball combine elements of modern folk, world beat, rock, and hints of blues and bluegrass to create music that is fresh and unique.  From world beat to folk, the musical styles used in Mercy Creek’s songs are anchored by Cheryl’s beautiful voice and intelligent lyrics.
Mercy Creek has released 8 independent albums and have been a full time performing act since 1998, playing across the country at clubs, festivals, and concerts. 
 

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6/30/2021
Paige Melton - Musician

Paige Melton plays the hits. She's toured all across Virginia and Maryland, strumming for clubs and coffee houses and concert venues throughout the region. It has been rumored that her voice was hijacked from a prominent singer from the 60's in some secret flower-child woodland ceremony, for it lends to the sounds of that generation with the grace of a barefooted dancer spinning in a grassy field with a crown of flowers. But Paige isn't one to discriminate – if a song is a hit, regardless of its generation, Paige will play it!

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