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Arts Alive!
The September Arts Alive! exhibit at the Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, will feature photography by Bill Harrison.

To welcome his new show, the Friends of the Library will host a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, September 1. Refreshments will be served.

Benefit bash
The Lancaster Band Boosters will hold a “Buses to the Bowl Benefit Bash,” featuring Tangent and Justin Burke, from 6 to 9 p.m. September 16 at Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Tickets will be $5 per person.

Proceeds from the concert will help with the band’s trip to the 2017 TaxSlayer Gator Bowl at the end of December.

Chicken dinner
American Legion Post 117, 39 American Legion Way, Reedville, will serve a chicken dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. September 11. 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.

Chorale rehearsals 
The Chesapeake Chorale will begin rehearsals September 11 for its annual Christmas concerts. All singers are invited to Kilmarnock UMC at 7 p.m., each Monday through November.

Concerts will be held at 8 p.m. December 1 at Northumberland High School in Claraville, 8 p.m. December 2 at Lancaster Middle School in Kilmarnock and 3 p.m. December 3 at St. Clare Walker Middle School in Locust Hill.

Club luncheon
The Woman’s Club of White Stone, will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 6, at the WCWS Clubhouse, 560 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. Speaker: Alice Dix. Program: Kick Start With A Bang.

Discussion will address the scholarship program and community baked goods plans. The Members will provide a covered dish luncheon.

Code Blue
The 2017 Music on the Half Shell Stage concert series will continue Thursday,  September 7, at Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.

Code Blue will present a high energy bluegrass concert from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Country breakfast
Lancaster Union Lodge #88 A.F & A.M., 48 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will hold an ‘All you can eat’ country breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. on second Saturdays. The next breakfast will be September 9.

Country show
Country music singer/songwriter Philip Gibbs will be featured September 8 at NN Burger, 62 Irvington Road, Kilmarnock and September 15 at NN Burger, 303 Queen Street, Tappahannock. Both shows will begin at 6 p.m.

Crab feast
The Morattico Waterfront Museum, 6584 Morattico Road, Morattico, will host a crab feast from 2:30 to 5 p.m. September 9. All-you-can-eat crabs will be served beginning at 3 p.m. Hot dogs cooked on-site and homemade salads will be available for non-crab lovers.

Tickets are $35 for adults, $10 for ages 6-10 and free for ages 5 and younger. To purchase tickets, contact Connie Conley, 761-6213, or moratticowaterfrontmuseum@yahoo.com.

Emancipation commemoration
The Commemoration of Robert Carter III’s Deed of Emancipation and The Lives of Those Set Free will begin at 11 a.m. September 9 at First Baptist Church, 3585 Courthouse Road, Heathsville. Donations are suggested to benefit the sponsors, Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Society, Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library, Historic Christ Church & Museum and First Baptist Church of Heathsville.

Storyteller and living history interpreter Sheila Arnold Jones will present “Freedom! Or Not? Sarah’s Story.” Following the program, First Baptist will offer plate lunches for $12 with a choice of chicken, ribs or fish, with a drink, sides and dessert. People are invited to stay and socialize over lunch, or they can order meals to go. Reservations are requested to help with food preparations, 493-1862, 580-8327, or nnvhs@live.com.

Fashions, lunch and games
The Episcopal Church Women of Christ Church Parish will hold a fashion show, luncheon and game day at 11 a.m. September 15 at the Parish Hall, 56 Christchurch Lane, Christchurch.

Lunch will be served immediately following the fashion show and then tables cleared for bridge, canasta and mahjong. The fee is $25 per person. To reserve tables of four, contact Grace Parker, parkergrace2010@verizon.net, or 758-3640.

Fish fry
Heathsville United Methodist Church, 39 Courthouse Road, Heathsville, will hold their Fabulously Famous Fall Fish Fry from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 2. The fee is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10.

The menu is fried fish, potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, tomatoes, hush puppies, beverage and cake. Air conditioning dining indoors and take-out are available.

Floral exhibit
“Flora of Virginia,” a special traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, is on display at Historic Christ Church & Museum through September 16.

The exhibition is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays in the Bayne Center at Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems.

Founder’s Day
The fourth annual Urbanna Founders’ Day Celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 2, in Urbanna. Activities will include Urbanna Museum and Visitor Center tours, pirates, black-powder demonstrations, a museum dedication ceremony, walking tours and trolley tours.

House party
The Richmond County Museum will conduct its seventh annual “Historic House Party” from 2 to 5 p.m. September 16 at Sugar Hill Farm, 7066 Newland Road, Warsaw, the home of David and Diane Bostic. Participants may enjoy house tours, barbecue, craft demonstrations, exhibits and historic re-enactments.

Advance tickets are $30 and tickets at the gate are $35. Advance tickets are on sale at the Richmond County Museum, 5874 Richmond Road, Warsaw, 333-3607.

Labor Day Show
The Rappahannock Art League will host the annual “Labor Day Art Show Winners” through September 9 at the RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.

A First Friday Art Reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on September 1 will showcase the exhibit. The public is invited to visit the gallery, view the award-winning art, meet exhibiting artists and enjoy light refreshments.

On Stage
The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts 2017-18 On Stage season will open October 7 with Brass Transit at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock.The season will continue with Robin and Linda Williams, November 18; John Brown Little Big Band, ‘Holiday in Swing’ Concert, December 16; MozART, March 9; and Sons of Serendip, April 14.

Season subscriptions are $165 for all five concerts. Single tickets for individual performances are $39, if available. To purchase tickets, call 438-5555, or visit rappahannockfoundation.org.

‘Twilight Baroque’
The Wren Masters, a classical quartet from Williamsburg, will perform “Twilight Baroque” from 4 to 6 p.m. September 30 inside Historic Christ Church, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems.

Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at christchurch1735.ticketleap.com, or at the church. The event includes an intermission with libations available for purchase.

Woman’s club
The Lancaster County Woman’s Club, will meet at noon September 13 at the LCWC Clubhouse, 16 Mary Ball Place, Lancaster. The group will enjoy the annual fall luncheon and make plans for the upcoming year.

The club sponsors several community outreach projects and with the exception of January meets monthly from September through June. Guests and perspective members who would like to know more about the group are welcome to attend.



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