Calendar of Events - Lancaster By the Bay Chamber

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Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning historian Alan Taylor discusses his new book Thomas Jefferson's Education, a beautifully written and thought-provoking work on Jefferson's campaign to transform Virginia through education and the dilemmas slavery posed for such aspirations. Presentation begins at 7:00 p.m., followed by a reception and book signing with Dr. Taylor.


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Recently, we were excited to discover that a pair of Bald Eagles are nesting inside the park. Join a ranger on a hike to view the nest and learn all about our national bird, its endangerment. Learn why they are a conservation comeback story, before viewing the bald eagles of Belle Isle. This hike is around 3-miles round-trip, over easy, flat trails.
Children welcome: Yes.

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Network with local business leaders. Discuss new business initiatives. Enjoy a craft beer or glass of wine and hors d'oeuvres.
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n recognition of Spay Day USA and World Spay Day , AWL is offering a 50% rebate on all spay/neuters, not to exceed $50.00 per pet.
The rebate program applies from February 25 to March 20, 2020 to permanent residents of Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmorland counties.
All Spays must be performed on or between those dates. This rebate applies only to the surgical charges. No other services are covered. Owners make an appointment with the veterinarian, pay the bill, then send proof of payment (paid bill) to the Animal Welfare League, PO Box 975, White Stone, VA 22578 , postmarked no later than April 10.

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Fourth Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m.
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In partnership with Bishop Events, the Friends of Belle Isle will host a 5k and 10k run at Belle Isle State Park. These races will take place along scenic, flat trails around the park. Both races will start at 10 a.m. Walkers and strollers are also welcome to participate.
To register for either run, please the visit Bishop Events website. You can also register the day of, but if you plan to do so, please arrive 45 minutes prior to 10 a.m.
There is a $25 registration fee for the 5k and $40 registration fee for the 10k. If you register after February 15th, both registration fees increase by $5. All runners will receive a T-shirt, run medal, and a chip recorded time. If you cannot attend on race day, there is also a virtual run option.
Part of the proceeds of this event will go to the Friends of Belle Isle, a volunteer organization that is dedicated to supporting and conserving Belle Isle State Park. More information about the Friends of Belle Isle and upcoming volunteer opportunities can be found below.

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At the AWL Thrift Shop.
Huge sale on spring items.
Refreshments served.

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Monthly Veterans Breakfast and entertainment by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Second Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m.

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side at Belle Isle State Park with this monthly series of true nature walks. 

Local volunteer naturalists will share a variety of natural history topics, point out aspects of the park's many habitats (ideal for plant and animal life viewing), and provide participants with nature-photography tips should they need assistance. The walks will be conducted at a leisurely pace to allow stops along the way to observe and discuss seasonal aspects of what is happening at the park. 

The park's 892 acres are comprised of several distinct types of wetlands that are home to many predatory birds like blue herons, osprey, hawks and bald eagles. White-tailed deer, turkeys, groundhogs, rabbits, squirrels, moles, reptiles and amphibians are also common. This biodiversity makes an excellent outdoor laboratory for environmental education and it also makes the park a great place to "Walk on the Wild Side" with nature, relax, and enjoy a stroll.  

Participants should dress for the weather, wear closed toe shoes appropriate for walking, and bring a water bottle. For more information or to find out where to meet for this month's hike, call the park at 804-462-5030.


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The Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association (TOGA) and the Good Luck Cellars Winery will again team up to sponsor a wine and oyster event at the beautiful winery location on 1025 Good Luck Road, Kilmarnock, Virginia. 
At the TOGA tent you will be able to get one-on-one attention for your oyster gardening questions, best practices or concerns. Vendors will be on hand selling oyster gardening equipment and spat (if available).
This is always a fun event with plenty of wine, oysters and other good food available. The public is invited to join in on this festive activity. Free admission and plenty of parking.  

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Enjoy all things Irish at The Haven's annual event.
Join them for an evening of Gaelic revelry in support of the work and mission of The Haven.
Games, Live Music, Buffet Dinner, Raffle, Silent Auction, Irish Drinks

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A family foot-stompin’ Celtic infused musical show featuring song, lively dance and astonishing instrumentalists, a real WOW!
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Please join us from 2:00 - 4:00 pm on the following dates to discuss the featured book.
We meet in the small community room, in the lobby of the 1st floor.

We meet at 2pm, except for the November 16 12:30 pm luncheon.

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Be there when big brands meet everyday low prices.
It's time to go ga-ga for Gordmans!

9:00 am Ribbon Cutting

First 100 guests receive a free insulated Gordmans tote and a scratch-off card worth up to $50
(Limit one per guest, while supplies last.  No purchase necessary to enter or win.  

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Time to Downsize?
Lunch & Learn with Ann Hergenreder, and Keller Williams, to share downsizing tips, etc. 

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The Preview Night Gala is a special evening event for guests to view the art and purchase that special item early.

Event includes:
A special door prize for Preview Night guests: Artist, TBD
A signed and numbered show print by Artist of the Year: Artist, TBD
Admission to the show for the weekend
Wine, beer and heavy hors d’oeuvres
Cash bar
Cost: $60 per person
Advanced reservations are required before March 13, 2020
Contact Us to request an invitation

The show features waterfowl and wildfowl artists, carvers, sculptors, photographers and more.
All proceeds benefit the White Stone Volunteer Fire Department and go towards the fire department’s annual operating expenses..

Come see what the Southeastern Board of Tourism has repeatedly named one of the Top 10 Events in the southeast in the spring. Hope to see you there!

Advanced tickets required.

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The Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show is an unique art festival showcasing wildfowl art.
Original paintings, prints, carvings of life-size and miniature birds of all kinds, decoys for display or hunting, antique decoys, exquisite bronze sculptures, photography, taxidermy, and handcrafted jewelry are all available to purchase or enjoy viewing.
Exhibitors come from Pennsylvania to Florida and most exhibitors return each year. New exhibitors are selected who enhance the show’s reputation of having a high quality art show. Many visitors are amazed that a rural fire department hosts such a first-rate art exhibition. 
Located in the small town of White Stone, which is on the Rappahannock River, near the Chesapeake Bay, the Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show has become a popular destination for art enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. In 2007 about 3,000 people attended from over 12 states.

The Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show benefits the White Stone Volunteer Fire Department. All proceeds from the show go towards the fire department’s annual operating expenses.

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