The Northern Neck Master Gardeners Shoreline Evaluation Program will present “Shoreline Landscaping: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly” at 2 p.m. tomorrow, April 28, at the Transportation Building, Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville.
The theme of the free program will be the changing nature of gardening aesthetics, moving away from purely decorative considerations.
The Rappahannock Concert Association will present The Stephanie Nakasian at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, at the Performing Arts Theater at Northumberland High School, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville.
Tickets are $25 for adults and free for students. Group rates are available, call the box office, 866-217-8149.
Arts on Main will sponsor RiverJam from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Little England Plantation, 8066 Little England Road, Hayes. The fundraiser to benefit Arts on Main will feature Mercy Creek and the Tom Euler Trio. Catering will be provided for purchase by food trucks offering a variety of cuisine, with beer and wine available.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door for lawn tickets (bring your own chairs), and $50 in advance for seated dining, with a wine glass and gourmet basket. For tickets, call 824-9464, or email email@example.com.
Cheryl and Friends will present Songs with Diverse Instruments at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock.
The recital will benefit the Northern Neck Orchestra. Tickets are $25. Tickets can be purchased at northernneckorchestra.org, or at the door. Students have free admission with online reservations.
Laurie McCord, former member of the George W. Bush administration, will be the featured speaker at Viewpoints at 11 a.m. Monday, May 1, at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury, 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington.
She will offer an insider’s perspective of life at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. For reservations, call 438-4000. Attendees are invited to remain after the presentation for a complimentary luncheon.
American Legion Post 117, 39 American Legion Way, Reedville, will meet on Thursday, May 4. The executive board will convene at 10 a.m., followed by the general membership at 10:30 a.m. Members are urged to bring prospective members and to remain for a meal after the meeting.
American Legion Post 117, 39 American Legion Way, Reedville, will serve a chicken dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. May 8. The fee is $10 for adults and $5 for ages 11 and younger.
The menu will include fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, baked beans, salad, rolls, soft drinks, iced tea and desserts.
Bloom & Grow
Weekend’s Fashion for Him & Her will host Bloom & Grow Fashion Show and Brunch at 11 a.m. May 13 at Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club, 162 Club Drive, Kilmarnock.
Tickets are $25 each. Proceeds will benefit The Haven Shelter & Services. Tickets may be purchased at Weekend’s Fashion for Him & Her, Objects, Fore-and-Aft or online havenshelter.org/2017bloomandgrow.
The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists will hold two upcoming sessions to provide information to prospective trainees on the Basic Training Class, coming August 25 to November 9.
The first information session will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. The second session will be held at 10 a.m. May 13 at the Newton Memorial Library, 22 Coles Point Road, Hague.
The Village Improvement Association will host the USAF Heritage of America Band at 2 p.m., May 28 on the Irvington Town Commons, 98 King Carter Drive, Irvington. Chesapeake Bank will provide free hot dogs from noon to 2 p.m.
Organ & piano
Kilmarnock United Methodist Church, 89 East Church Street, Kilmarnock, will host “Two on the Bench,” a concert of organ and piano music, written to be played by four hands. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. May 7 at the church.
The program of duets will feature Denise Cromer and Neil Smart performing works of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann and Brahms, said Smart. Donations are welcome to benefit the Chesapeake Chorale.
The Mathews Rotary Club on May 6 will sponsor Kentucky Derby Day at the White Dog Bistro, 68 Church Street, Mathews. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and offer a strolling dinner, off-line betting, special beverage pricing, big screen viewing and music. Awards will be presented for best dressed and best hat.
Tickets are $59 per person. Tickets may be purchased at Mathews Visitor Center, 725-4229; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Community Yard Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 20 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1717 Hampton Hall Road, Callao. The sale will offer household items of every description, electronics, furniture and a silent auction for a solo daysailer.
The Women of Good Shepherd will have refreshments for sale. The Sunday school class will hold a ‘Book Fair’ with proceeds going to a World Relief Program project