Rappahannock Garden Club invites the public to their next program, “The A-Z’s of Growing, Harvesting and Decorating Gourds,” presented by Lu Cavallaro, a National Garden Clubs Inc. Master Accredited Judge.
The free program will begin at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, October 11, at Grace House, Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock.
The Square Pegs, a modern western square dance club, will hold three free workshops for new dancers at Fairfield UMC, 14741 Northumberland Highway, Burgess. Workshops will be held at 7 p.m. Thursdays, October 11 and 18.
Classes will continue on Thursdays throughout the year. The fee for weekly lessons, after the three free workshops, is $5 per lesson. Some line dances are also taught. To register, call 580-1625 or Dianne 761-1433.
Farm to fork
The Northern Neck Farm Museum, 12705 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, will hold a farm to fork dinner Saturday, October 13.
The theme will be a Low Country Seafood Boil. The fee will be $50 per person. For tickets visit the museum, or call 761-5952.
Jazz to start
The Four Freshmen will open the 2018-19 Rappahannock Concert Association series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 13, at the Northumberland High School Theater, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville.
Admission is by season subscription, or $25 at the door. Students are admitted free. To purchase advance tickets, call 888-210-8006 or go to www.rappahannockconcerts.org.
Chesapeake Academy will host the 17th annual Community Oyster Roast from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, October 13, on the Rowe Campus in Irvington. The menu will include all of the roasted oysters-you-can-eat, fried oysters, clam chowder, French fried sweet potatoes, hot dogs and hamburgers and dessert. Beer, wine, soft drinks and music by the Phun Doctors included.
Tickets are $60 per person in advance, or $70 at the door, if available. To purchase advance tickets, call 438-5575, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.chesapeakeacademy.org or Specials Wine Seller in Kilmarnock.
Shake it up
NN Burger, 62 Irvington Road, Kilmarnock, has named Freedoms Foundation as a community outreach partner from 11 a.m.-closing Saturday, October 13. The chapter will receive $1 for every milkshake they sell. Last year the Freedoms Foundation made $225, half of a scholarship.
Walk for Water
The 2018 Walk for Water is set for 9:30 a.m. Saturday, October 13. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock. Participants will carry a bucket from Grace Church down Waverly Avenue to the Chesapeake Boat Basin, fill it with water and walk back.
Participants are urged to make a $10 donation. Anyone unable to make the 3.5-mile walk may make a donation payable to Water Mission. Mail the donation to Glenn Cockrell, P.O. Box 125, Irvington, VA 22480.
The Lancaster County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet Talent Showcase will be held Sunday, October 14, at the Palestine Lodge #100, 1434 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock. The event will begin with a meet and greet social at 2 p.m. The program will follow at 3 p.m.
Banquet tickets are $30 each. For tickets, call Lloyd Hill, 577-3356.
“The Rivals,” an 18th-century play, will be presented by The Rude Mechanicals from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, October 14, at Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford.
The program is free. There will be seating for 100, first come, first serve.
RFM oyster roast
The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, 504 Main Street, Reedville, will hold its annual Oyster Roast from 2-5 p.m. November 10 and tickets are now on sale to the public. The menu will include roasted and raw oysters, clam chowder, barbecue, chicken wings, hot dogs, beer, wine and sodas.
The fee is $50. Tickets can be purchased at the museum office, or by calling 453-6529.
The Tappahannock Artists’ Guild on October 14 will present its second Second Sunday program at 2 p.m. at the TAG Gallery, 200 Prince Street, Tappahannock.
Writer, lecturer and historian Richard Carter will present “Beyond the Baton,” celebrating the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth. Light refreshments will be served.
Lancaster Union Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M. will serve an all-you-can-eat country breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m., Saturday, October 13 at the Lodge, 48 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.
The fee is $10. Ages 5 and younger, uniformed military and law enforcement eat free.
The Bluff Point Community League, 2595 Bluff Point Road, Kilmarnock, will hold a potluck dinner Monday, October 15. Social time begins at 6 p.m.; dinner is served at 6:30 p.m.
The speaker will be Visiting Angels client services liaison Kyle Lorenzino. Guests are welcome.
Pearl Boutique and Penelope Wore Red will present a holiday fashion show to support the Steamboat Era Museum October 21 at Hills Quarter Community Center, 723 Old St. Johns Road, Irvington. Champagne and sweet treats will be served at 2 p.m. The fashion show will begin at 2:30 p.m.
Items will be available for purchase. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased at Pearl Boutique, 35 South Main Street, Kilmarnock, or steamboateramuseum.org.
As part of its 2018 Continuing Education programs, Historic Christ Church & Museum (HCCM) will sponsor a bus trip to New Kent and Charles City counties on Wednesday, October 17. The bus will depart at 8 a.m. from HCCM at 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, and return at 6 p.m.
The trip will include stops at St. Peter’s Parish Church, Berkeley and Shirley plantations, and Indian Fields Tavern. Tickets are $80 and include bus, admissions, lunch, breakfast treats and wine and cheese on the bus. To purchase tickets, visit http://christchurch1735.ticketleap.com/.
Arts at Abingdon
Abingdon Episcopal Church, 4645 George Washington Memorial Highway, White Marsh will host the Altius String Quartet in the first concert this season in the Arts at Abingdon Series.
The concert will begin at 5 p.m. October 27 at the church. A free-will offering will be accepted.
Reach for the Stars
The Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck recently announced a Reach for the Stars benefit dinner October 25 at the Activity Center, 517 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. The speaker will be Dr. Christine Mann Darden, a retired NASA aeronautical engineer, data analyst and mathematician featured in Hidden Figures.
A wine and cheese reception will be held at 5 p.m. The dinner and program will follow. Reservations are $75 per person or $125 per couple; $500 for a table with six guests and two students. For reservations, contact 435-9696 or email@example.com.
RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host an Adult Paint Workshop from 6:30-8:30 p.m. October 19. The instructor will be Marilyn Sprouse. The paintings will be based on “The Green Pumpkin” by Henri Matisse.
The fee will be $30 for members and $35 for others. The fee will include all materials. Bring a beverage of choice. To register, call 436-9309.
Climate scientists Lonnie Thompson, PhD and Ellen Mosley-Thompson, PhD, will speak at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 14, at Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club, 362 Club Drive, Kilmarnock. They will discuss research involving ice sheets.
The 50-minute presentation will be followed by an informal question and answer session. Advance registration is required at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-307-0150.