The Kiwanis Club of the Northern Neck will hold a barbecue fundraiser Thursday, November 8, at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 435 East Church Street, Kilmarnock. Meals will be available from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., take out only; and from 4:30-6:30 p.m., take out and eat in.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for ages 5-11, and free for ages 4 and younger. Tickets may be purchased from any Kiwanis member, Bay and River Home Decor in Kilmarnock, or at the door.
Area daffodil enthusiasts are invited to attend a meeting of a newly formed daffodil club at 4 p.m. Thursday, November 8 in the Chesapeake Lounge at Brent & Becky’s Bulbs in Gloucester.
Brent Heath will be the guest speaker and will cover how to plant in containers.
Rappahannock Garden Club will host “Designing Divas”at 12:50 p.m. Thursday, November 8, at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock.
Three NGC, Inc. Accredited Judges, Janet Minock, Joann McNabb and Diane Burgess will present the funniest and most creative design entertainment possible. The public is invited. The event is free; however, a suggested donation of $10 will support the scholarship fund.
Lancaster Middle School will hold its annual Veterans Day program at 1 p.m. Friday, November 9, at the LMS Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock. The program is free and open to the public.
The LMS Symphonic Band will present musical selections and there will be speakers, dramatic readings and a tribute to the branches of the armed forces. Special guest Suzy Cuthbertson will sing with the band also.
The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts On Stage series will continue Saturday, November 10, with The Seldom Scene. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock.
The show is sold out; however, tickets may become available. Tickets, if available, will be $39; call 438-5555.
The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society-Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library will hold the sixth annual “Shuckin’ on the Lancaster Green” Oyster Roast from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, November 10, at the museum, 8346 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster. Oysters will be served until 3:30 p.m. The acoustic guitar duo Toby Calloway and Larry Heatwole will offer music to shuck by.
Tickets are $50. Tickets are available online at www.mkt.com/maryball, by phone 462-7280, or in-person at the museum from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays.
RFM oyster roast
The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, 504 Main Street, Reedville, will hold its annual Oyster Roast from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, 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 10th annual Winter Market at Reedville will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, November 10, at Festival Halle, 177 Main Street, Reedville.
Over 40 artists, crafters and vendors will participate. Breakfast and a light lunch will be available for purchase.
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, will partner with the Rappahannock Astronomy Club for a Star Party on the Oval from 6:30-11 p.m. Saturday, November 10.
From 6-7 p.m., an informal introduction to astronomy will be presented by members of the Rappahannock Astronomy Club. Sky observation on the Oval will follow from 7-11:30 p.m. Participants are urged to bring flashlights and snacks.
Preservation Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula will sponsor a Building Conservation Workshop: Keeping the Water Out from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. November 17 at Holley Graded School, 2439 Northumberland Highway, Lottsburg. A field trip is planned to nearby Wheatland and a post-workshop visit to Sabine Hall in Warsaw, from 4-5 p.m.
The registration fee is $25 for members, or $35. For registration and lunch options, visit pnnmp.org. The registration deadline is November 14.
The RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host an Adult Paint Night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. November 16. The project will be a whimsical deer caught up in Christmas lights peeking in the window. The instructor will be Marilyn Sprouse.
The $35 fee will include all materials. Members pay $30. Bring a beverage. To register, call 436-9309.
The Upper Lancaster Volunteer Rescue Squad (ULVRS ) is selling apple, cherry, pumpkin or sweet potato pies for $10 each. The order deadline is 5 p.m. November 16. The pies will be ready for pickup from 5-8 p.m. November 21 at the ULVRS Building, 123 Norris Road, Lively.
To place an order, send payment with name, phone number, pie choice(s) and quantity to Upper Lancaster Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 176, Lively, VA 22507.
The Historyland Community Workshop Benefit Sale will be held November 17 at Grace House, Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m.
Several crafted items, gift items, jams and jellies will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit 2019 graduates of Lancaster High School and Northumberland High School.
Wall of honor
The community is invited to view a Veterans Wall of Honor from 9 a.m-5 p.m. daily through November in Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury’s Gallery Hall at RWC, 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington.
The exhibit features photos and stories of 54 military veterans who live at RWC.
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, will offer a Landscape Series: Family Trek—The Fall Forest, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. November 17. Hikers are urged to dress for the weather and be sure to bring a camera and a small notebook.
The fee is $10 for ages 13 and older; free for ages 12 and younger and for all Friends of Stratford members. To register, contact Jon Bachman at 493-1972 or firstname.lastname@example.org, by November 14.
The Rappahannock Concert Association will present the Washington Saxophone Quartet at 7:30 p.m. November 17 at the Northumberland County Schools Performing Arts Theater, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville.
Adult concert tickets are $25 each. Students are always free. Purchase tickets at www.rappahannockconcerts.org, call the box office at 888-210-8006, or pay at the door.
Lancaster Union Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M. will serve an all-you-can-eat country breakfast from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, November 10, at the Lodge, 48 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.
The fee is $10. Ages 5 and younger, uniformed military and law enforcement eat free. In honor of Veterans Day, all veterans also will eat for free.
Arts at Abingdon
Abingdon Episcopal Church, 4645 George Washington Memorial Highway, White Marsh will host organist Greg Zelek at 5 p.m. November 17, at the church. A free-will offering will be accepted.
Kilmarnock Seventh-Day Adventist Church is taking orders for a citrus fruit sale beginning in December. Call in orders by November 19 to 435-1252, 435-1371, 435-1579 or 562-652-0866.
Orders are to be picked up on December 13. Pecans and baked goods also will be available.
The Northern Neck Orchestra will present chamber music by Mozart at 2 p.m. November 18 at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock.
The concert of “Mozart for Winds and Strings” will feature Mozart’s Horn Quintet and his Clarinet Trio. The performance is part of the orchestra’s series of chamber music concerts. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at www.northernneckorchestra.com or at the door.
The Lancaster Players will present a readers theater production “A Walk in the Woods,” by Lee Blessing at 7 p.m. November 30 and December 1, 7 and 8, and 3 p.m. December 2 and 9 at The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. The theater will open an hour prior to each performance.
Seats are $25 each. Reservations are available at www.lancasterplayers.org, or 435-3776.
The Kilmarnock Trolley Express will operate December 1 and 2 and again December 7 and 8. Show times will be 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. each of these nights.
The fee is $15 per person. Children younger than 2 years of age are free with a paying adult. Tickets will only be sold at kilmarnockva.com and facebook.com/kilmarnocktowncentrepark. Credit card purchases have a $.30 processing fee per ticket.
Friends of Dragon Run will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, at the Gloucester County Library, 6920 Main Street, Gloucester.
Kory Angstadt, a marine scientist with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, will present “Don’t Drain the Swamp – The Importance of Non-Tidal Wetlands.”
Indoor yard sale
An indoor yard sale to benefit the Northumberland County Animal Shelter is held regularly at the Northumberland School Administration Building, 2172 Northumberland Highway, Lottsburg.
Hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays.
Oysters & Oldies
The 12th annual Oysters & Oldies Christmas Oyster Roast will be held from 12:30-3:30 p.m. December 1 at Roanoke Farm, 6108 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville.
Tickets are $30, ages 11 and younger eat free. Tickets may be purchased at St. Stephen’s Thrift Shop, 6853 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, or oysters.ststephensheathsville.org.