Upcoming 9-14-17

Fashions, lunch, games

The Episcopal Church Women of Christ Church Parish will hold a fashion show, luncheon and game day at 11 a.m. Friday, September 15, at the Parish Hall, 56 Christchurch Lane, Christchurch.

Lunch will be served immediately following the fashion show and then tables cleared for bridge, canasta and mahjong. The fee is $25 per person. To reserve tables of four, contact Grace Parker, parkergrace2010@verizon.net, or 758-3640.

Classical guitar

White Stone United Methodist Church, 118 Methodist Church Road, White Stone, will host music night at 7 p.m. Friday, September 15. The guest performer will be Duke University professor Randy Reed, a classical guitarist.

This is an admission free event. The church will provide refreshments. All donations at the door will go to help the performer with his expenses.

Walk event

Visiting Angels, 68 South Main Street, Kilmarnock, will hold a sidewalk event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 16, to support the October 7 Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Bethpage Camp-Resort in Urbanna.

Handmade jewelry and baked goods will be on sale. Proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Enjoy music and find out more about the upcoming walk. To form a team, or to donate, stop by the Visiting Angel’s office anytime, or visit act.alz.org. 

Event cancelled

The Civil War encampment scheduled for Saturday, September 16, on the grounds of the Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society in Saluda, has been cancelled. The decision acknowledges the current national debate over Civil War monuments.

Floral exhibit

“Flora of Virginia,” a special traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, is on display at Historic Christ Church & Museum through Saturday, September 16.

The exhibition is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily in the Bayne Center at Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems.

House party

The Richmond County Museum will conduct its seventh annual “Historic House Party” from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, September 16, at Sugar Hill Farm, 7066 Newland Road, Warsaw, the home of David and Diane Bostic. Participants may enjoy house tours, barbecue, craft demonstrations and re-enactments.

Advance tickets are $30 and tickets at the gate are $35. Advance tickets are on sale at the Richmond County Museum, 5874 Richmond Road, Warsaw, 333-3607.

The Gurleys

Local musicians Bill and Pam Gurley will present “A Celebration of Song” at 7 p.m. Saturday, September 16, at White Stone Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 366 James Wharf Road, White Stone. They will be joined by Clinton Midgett and Jimmy Masters.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There will be a cash bar and CDs will be available.

Author to visit

Kathleen Grissom, author of the New York Times bestseller and beloved book club favorite, The Kitchen House, will be guest speaker at the Fall Author Event sponsored by Rappahannock Community College Friends of the Library. The event will be held September 26 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Callao. Lunch will be served prior to the author’s talk.

Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for others. The reservation deadline is noon Tuesday, September 19. For tickets, call 333-1232, or email friendsofthelibraryrcc@gmail.com.

Benefit show

The Northern Neck Court Appointed Special Advocate Program will present “The Belle of Amherst” September 22 through 24 at the Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone.

Tickets are $35 for a 6 p.m. gala performance on Friday, including refreshments, and $20 for 3 p.m. shows Saturday and Sunday. Tickets may be purchased at nncasa.com, or 462-0881.

Rotary social

The Northern Neck Rotary “Breakfast” Club will not meet Wednesday morning, September 20, at Lee’s Restaurant, but will instead hold an evening social at 6 p.m. at Wells Fargo Advisors, 95 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Interested parties may call 436-2829.

Regular meetings will resume at 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays beginning September 27.

Concerts by the Bay

Concerts by the Bay recently announced its 2017-18 season. Five concerts are slated at 3 p.m. on select Sundays at Mathews High School, 9889 Buckley Hall Road, Mathews. Concerts will include Rock n’ Roll Jubilee, September 24, Two on Tap, October 22, Good Shot Judy, March 18; Ocean Celtic Quartet, April 15; O Sole Trio, May 6.

Adult season tickets start at $75 for five concerts; tickets at the door are $25. Children and students through high school may attend at no charge. Ticket forms are available at concertsbythebay.org, or 725-9776.

Red Cross celebration

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the American Red Cross in Essex, Richmond, Westmoreland, Northumberland, Lancaster and Middlesex counties, the Northumberland County Chapter will host a Community Volunteer Recognition “Past and Present” from 3 to 5 p.m. September 30 at the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.

Volunteers are invited to share their Red Cross stories, pictures and memorabilia. RSVP to the Heathsville office, 580-4933, by September 22.

Prevent Suicide Walk For A New Day

Prevent Suicide Walk For A New Day will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on October 14. The walk will begin at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock. To register, visit chvc.online, or call 1-888-773-8550, or 642-5402.

A $5 donation per person will benefit suicide prevention awareness initiatives. Donations will be accepted the morning of the event.

Donation drive

Pearl Boutique, 35 South Main Street, Kilmarnock, will collect items for The Haven Shelter & Services throughout September. Pearl will fill the storefront windows with donated items needed at the shelter. The Haven provides safe housing and support for women and children who have been affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.

Donations will be taken from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Pearl also will offer store discounts as incentive for donations.

‘Twilight Baroque’

The Wren Masters, a classical quartet from Williamsburg, will perform “Twilight Baroque” from 4 to 6 p.m. September 30 inside Historic Christ Church, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems.

Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at christchurch1735.ticketleap.com, or at the church. The event includes an intermission with libations available for purchase.

‘Burn the Mortgage’

Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville will hold a “Burn the Mortgage” celebration from 4 to 7 p.m. October 7.

Tickets are $25, if purchased in advance; $30 at the door, which will include barbecue, sides, desserts and soft drinks. Beer and wine will be sold separately. Advance tickets are available at the Tavern Gift Shoppe from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, or rhhtfoundationinc.org.