Upcoming events 7-11-19

Annual meeting

The Northumberland County Historical Society annual meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Ball Memorial Library and Museum, 86 Back Street, Heathsville. The morning speaker will be Jack Yunker.  His topic is “The World War II Liberty Ship and the S.S. John W. Brown.”

Following a buffet lunch at 12:30 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Parish Hall, Peter Armstrong will present “1619: A Year of Change.”  For lunch reservations, phone 580-8581 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays.

Tribal history

Preservation Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula (PNNMP) will sponsor a guided tour of the Pamunkey Indian Museum and Cultural Center, 175 Lay Landing Road, King William, at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13. The tour will include the schoolhouse and fish hatchery with a focus on tribal history.

The fee is $12. The deadline for paid reservations was Saturday, July 6. Mail checks to PNNMP, PO Box 691, Warsaw, VA 22572, or go to pnnmp.org. The gift shop will accept cash or checks only. Carpools will leave from RCC parking lot, Warsaw and Chesapeake Commons, Kilmarnock at 9 a.m.

Music by the River

Upcoming Music by the River concerts at Belle Isle State Park will continue Saturday, July 13, with The NewOldz and July 20 with Rappahannock Crossing.

Concerts will begin at 6 p.m. in the picnic area at the park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. A $5 parking fee is payable at the front gate. Picnics are encouraged.

RCA tickets

The Rappahannock Concert Association’s 2019-20 series will include October 12, pianist Michael Chertock; November 9, the Dallas-based Quebe Sisters; March 21, The Drifters; April 25, John Bullard and Friends; and May 16, Nashville Legacy. Concerts will be held Saturday nights at the Performing Arts Theater, Northumberland County School Complex, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville.

Season tickets are $100, unreserved seat; $125, reserved seat; $60, any three shows; $25 single show; students, free. To purchase tickets, go to www.rappahannockconcerts.org or call 888-210-8006.


The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists will sponsor a free butterfly identification workshop from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. The speaker will be Teta Kain.

This workshop is free. Registration is urged; contact Jeff Wright at pec11908@mac.com.

Children’s author

Mary Ann Olsen, author of Little Cousins Birthdays, will visit the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock, from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 17. For each book sold, $5 will go to the children’s library.

On Stage

The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts recently announced its 2019-20 On Stage season. Subscriptions are $165. Call the box office, 438-5555.

Concerts will include The Steep Canyon Rangers on September 22; The Philadelphia String Quartet, November 23; The Barefoot Movement, December 21; Leahy, March 14