Upcoming 5-04-17


Derby day

The Mathews Rotary Club on Saturday, 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. Proceeds benefit Mathews Rotary Club projects. Tickets may be purchased at White Dog Bistro, 725-7680; Mathews Visitor Center, 725-4229; or bayconstruction@hughes.net.

The Odd Couple

The Westmoreland Players will present the female version of “The Odd Couple” May 6 through 21 at the Westmoreland Players Theatre, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao. The production will open with a gala Saturday, May 6. Festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the show will start at 7:30 p.m. Gala tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students.

The production will continue at 3 p.m. May 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21; and 7:30 p.m. May 12, 18 and 19. Show tickets are $20 for adults $12 for students. For reservations, call 529-9345, or visit westmorelandplayers.org.

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. Sunday, 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.

Chicken dinner

American Legion Post 117, 39 American Legion Way, Reedville, will serve a chicken dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, 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.

Filmmaker to speak

The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum winter/spring lecture series will continue at 7 p.m. Monday, May 8, at Festival Halle, 177 Main Street, Reedville. The museum requests a $5 donation. Light refreshments will be served. 

Virginia filmmaker Dave Miller will discuss and show his 2015 video project “Journey on the Chesapeake: The Way Back Home.”

Master Naturalists

The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, at Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville.

The speaker will be Austin Kane of the Conservation Management Institute at the Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources and Environment. She will present “Virginia’s Wildlife Action Plan: A Tool for Management and Planning.”

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.

Master Naturalist information sessions

The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists will hold two upcoming sessions to provide information to prospective trainees on the 2017 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.

Community Chorus

A free Mother’s Day concert, “From Gospel to Gershwin,” will be presented by the Community Chorus at 4 p.m. May 14 at Tappahannock Memorial UMC, 345 Earl Street, Tappahannock

May exhibit

The May art exhibit at the Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, will feature some 20 pictures by Faith Gaillot done with color pen and water colors.

The Friends of the Library will introduce the artist and her works with the Arts Alive Friday! reception from 5 to 7 p.m. May 5 at the library. Refreshments will be served.

Mountain music

The Rappahannock Concert Association will present the Jeff Little Trio at 7:30 p.m. May 20 at the Performing Arts Theater at Northumberland High School, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville.

The trio features Little on piano, Steve Lewis on banjo and guitar, and Josh Scott on bass. Tickets are $25 for adults and free for students. Group rates are available, call the box office, 866-217-8149.

Music by the River

Upcoming Music by the River concerts at Belle Isle State Park will include Series 62 on May 13 and Wildflower Honey on May 20.

Concerts will begin at 6 p.m. in the picnic area at the park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. A $4 parking fee is payable at the front gate. Picnics are encouraged.

USAF Band

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.

Yard sale

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.

May Faire

The Mathews County Historical Museum will host May Faire Saturday, May 6, on the Mathews Historic Court House Green.

There will be booths featuring fine art, traditional crafts, heritage demonstrations, food vendors, a country store exhibit, music, colonial activities, games for children, Colonial re-enactors and May Pole dancers.

Memorial Day observance

The seventh annual Memorial Day Observance will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 29 at the Montross Courthouse Square.

The observance is sponsored by American Legion Post 252 and the Montross Tea Party. There will free hot dogs and sodas.