Shrimp & Oyster
The Upper Lancaster Volunteer Fire Department will hold an all-you-can-eat Shrimp & Oyster Dinner February 5 at the Lively Firehouse, 5170 Mary Ball Road, Lively. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m., dinner will be served from 4-7 p.m.
The fee is $50 per person, free for ages 12 and younger. Purchase tickets at 462-5404, 436-2276 or Saturdays until 1 p.m. at the firehouse. The last day for tickets is Saturday, January 22.
War of 1812
The Rappahannock Chapter #493 USD1812 will meet Monday, January 24, at the Kilmarnock Inn, 34 East Church Street, Kilmarnock. Diane Saison will present “The War of 1812 in the Northern Neck.”
Members are welcome to arrive at 11:30 a.m. and order lunch. The meeting will start promptly at 1 p.m. Guests and prospective members are welcome to attend, call 438-6276.
The Kilmarnock & District Pipe Band will present the 22nd Burns Night celebration, January 29, at Masonic Lodge #100, 1434 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the program will begin at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $30 each. The event will offer a concert, snacks and set-ups to enhance the edibles (BYOB) brought by audience members. Tickets are available at The Local in Irvington, Chesapeake Bank in Kilmarnock, Blue Ridge Bank branches in Kilmarnock and White Stone and Primis Bank in Burgess. For parties of eight, table reservations, call Madge Rollins, 580-4441.
The Northern neck Beekeepers Club will present an 8-week beginning beekeeper class from 7-9 p.m. on Mondays, beginning January 31, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, Heathsville.
The fee is $100 per bee family. The fee covers class materials and one year membership in the club. Pre-registration preferred, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kiwanis Club of the Northern Neck will hold a chili and baked potato dinner to benefit area children February 4 at the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck, 517 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Take-out dinners will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for those younger than 12, and free for children younger than 5. Purchase tickets from Kiwanis members, at the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck, Bay and River Home Decor in Kilmarnock, or at the door on February 4.
Stratford Hall will offer a free virtual lecture and cooking demonstration at 7 p.m. February 12. Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz, resident historical chef Dontavius Williams and celebrity chef Chris Scott will present Caesar’s Kitchen: Chocolate and Slavery at Stratford Hall.
The program is funded by the Forrest E. Mars Jr. Chocolate History Research Grant, Mars Wrigley. Pre-registration is required, stratfordhall.org.
Sundays at Two
The Lancaster Community Library Sundays at Two winter lecture series will open March 6 with Book Writing: From Idea to Publication by Dr. Allener Baker-Rogers.
The lecture will begin at 2 p.m. at LCL, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.
Concerts By The Bay 2021-22 season will continue March 12 with Capital Focus Jazz Band. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. at the Mathews High School Harry M. Ward Auditorium, 9889 Buckley Hall Road, Mathews.
Admission is by season subscription; or single performance ticket, $25 at the door. Students are admitted free.
The Northern Neck Orchestra’s 2021-22 season will continue March 5 and May 13 at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock; and May 14 at the Northumberland High School Theater, 201 Academic Lane, Claraville. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be preceded by a pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m.
Admission is by season subscription or $36 for individual performances. Students are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased at the door or www.northernneckorchestra.org.