Children’s art programs at Deltaville, Glenns
Most of the year, Elizabeth Blackwell is the popular art teacher for St. Clare Walker Middle School. But this summer, she takes on a new role: creator and teacher for summer art programs at the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park, as well as at the Glenns Campus of Rappahannock Community College.
Taylor Memorial Pool: Forty years of memories
Ten-year-old Ricky Taylor was killed in 1968 when he fell off a float after the July 4th Deltaville Parade. The tragedy inspired the Christian Youth Unlimited (CYU), an interdenominational group, along with the Deltaville community to raise funds for the pool, tennis courts and to purchase 3 acres of land adjoining the DCA property.
Captain John Smith to be at Kid’s Explorer Day
Kid’s Explorer Day, to be hosted by Holly Point Nature Park and the Deltaville Maritime Museum on Saturday, July 11, will feature a retelling of the “Stingray Point Story” by John Smith and his crew. Parents and kids of all ages are invited to attend.
Grand marshal of Water View July 4th Parade
Lena Sickal will be honored as the grand marshal of the Upper Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department Annual Independence Day Celebration and Parade this Saturday, July 4. Mrs. Sickal was one of the original ladies auxiliary members when the fire department was formed. The ladies auxiliary along with the men in Water View, got together with Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department to form Water View Volunteer Fire Department in 1968.
Musical duo to perform July 8 at YMCA
On Wednesday, July 8, at 2 p.m., Kim and Jimbo Cary will entertain children at the Middlesex Family YMCA at Hartfield with their program “Rhythms Around the World.” This program is part of the “Be Creative @ Your Library” summer reading program sponsored by the Middlesex County Public Library. It is free and open to all children and their caregivers.