Upcoming 11-22-17

Christmas trees

The Northern Neck Rotary Club will sell Christmas trees beginning Friday, November 24, at 63 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, until all trees and wreaths are sold. The Rotary lot will offer Frasier firs until all trees and wreaths are sold out.

Lot hours are 2 p.m. to dark Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to dark Saturdays; and 1 p.m. to dark Sundays.

Tree festival

The 20th anniversary Festival of the Trees event will be held Thursday, November 30, through Saturday, December 2, at the Northern Neck Family YMCA, 39 William B. Graham Court, Kilmarnock. The event will open with a free open house November 30 featuring holiday music, refreshments, silent auction and door prizes.

The festival will conclude December 2 with a gala and auction finale from 7 to 10 p.m., featuring local cuisine and beverages. Gala tickets are $50. For tickets to the gala, email liz.allen@peninsulaymca.org, or call 435-0223.


The Chesapeake Bay Garden Club will make and sell boxwood wreaths and trees Thursday, November 30, at Festival Halle, 177 Main Street, Reedville. Wreaths are $25 each and additional bows are $3 each.

To order, contact Sharon Lemke at salemke@va.metrocast.net, or visit chesbaygc.org. Wreaths can be claimed from 1 to 3 p.m. November 30.

Wall of Honor

Throughout November, Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury will salute residents who served the country with a Veterans Wall of Honor exhibit in the facility’s Gallery Hall. Residents and community members are invited to view the Veterans Wall of Honor exhibition from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

 Fifty-one veterans who served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and/or the cold war will be featured. Each display includes a photo of the resident in uniform, when available, along with a current photo and short biography.

Chorale concerts

The Chesapeake Chorale will present Christmas concerts at 8 p.m. December 1 at Northumberland High School, 201 Academic Lane, Claraville, and December 2 at Lancaster Middle School, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock; and 3 p.m. December 3 at St. Clare Walker Middle School, 6814 General Puller Highway, Locust Hill.  Tickets will be $10 each in advance at area banks and at the door.

First Friday

The RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host First Friday reception and holiday party from 4 to 7 p.m. December 1.

Browse the Holiday Shop for great gift ideas, meet some of the exhibiting artists and enjoy light refreshments. The public is welcome; admission is free.

DIY arts & crafts night

The RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host a Do It Yourself Arts & Crafts Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. December 2. Patrons will be given two wine glasses to paint or etch.

Instructors will be Kendra Hunt and Marilyn Sprouse. Patrons may bring a beverage of their choice. Snacks will be provided. For fees and registration, visit the center, or call 436-9309.

Country breakfast

Lancaster Union Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M. will serve an all-you-can-eat country breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. December 9 at the Lodge, 48 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.

The fee is $10. Ages 5 and younger, uniformed military and law enforcement eat free.

English Tea

The Friends of the Northumberland Public Library (NPL) will sponsor an English Tea from 3 to 5 p.m. December 3 at West