Upcoming 02-23-23

Classic farce

The Westmoreland Players (TWP) will present “Noises Off” Friday, February 24 through March 12 at TWP Theatre, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao. For tickets, call 529-9345, tickets@westmorelandplayers.org or visit www.westmorelandplayers.org.

Tickets are $35 adults, $25 students for the opening night gala, 6:30 p.m., curtain 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 adults, $15 students for shows at 7:30 p.m. February 25, March 3, 4, 10 ($20 adults, $10 students); and 3 p.m. February 26, March 5, 11, 12.

Student musical

St. Margaret’s School will present “The Wizard of Oz-Young Performers’ Edition” at 7 p.m. Friday, February 24 and 2 p.m. Saturday, February 25, Ball Memorial Gymnasium, St. Margaret’s School, 444 South Water Lane, Tappahannock. The free production will be open to the public.

Preservation program

Preservation Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula will sponsor Mitigation of Rising Damp by Dave Butt from 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, February 25, at Yeocomico Church, 1233 Old Yeocomico Road, Tucker Hill.

Chamber music

The Northern Neck Orchestra will present “Piano Trios,” a showcase of classical and contemporary chamber music for piano, violin and cello at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 26, at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased at the check-in desk or www.northernneckorchestra.org.

The program will include Arvo Pärt’s Mozart-Adagio, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Trio No. 1 Divertimento in B-flat, Claude Debussy’s Piano Trio in G-major and Paul Schoenfield’s Café Music.

Oyster roast

Smith Point Sea Rescue’s 27th Oyster Roast will be held from 2-5 p.m. March 4 at Cowart Seafood Corp., 755 Lake Landing Drive, Lottsburg. The menu includes steamed and raw local oysters, clam chowder, hot dogs, soft drinks and water.

Tickets ($40) are available from Lilian Lumber Home Center, Jett’s Hardware, R.W. Sport Shop, all Sea Rescue members and at the door. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Card social

The Northumberland County Community Center, 679 Brown Store Road, Wicomico Church, will host a card social from 6-11 p.m March 3. Play Pinochle, Spades, California Jack, Rook, Bid Whist and board games.

The fee is $5 at the door. Hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn and sodas will be available by donation. Participants may bring their own bottle.

Winter lecture

The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum (RFM) 2023 Winter Lecture Series will continue at 7 p.m. March 6. The theme will be “Menhaden Fishing History: Beaufort, North Carolina.”

This panel presentation featuring three speakers will be held in Waterman’s Gallery of the RFM, 504 Main Street, Reedville. Admission is $5. To reserve a seat, email office@rfmuseum.org.

Online auction

The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society “Attic Treasures and Great Garage Finds” virtual estate sale will be held online March 22-29 at bigredauctions.hibid.com and anyone can bid.

Donations for the sale should be brought to 8346 Mary Ball Road in Lancaster from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays or Fridays through March 10.

Concerts by the Bay

The Concerts by the Bay series will continue with Jeff Little on March 12 and Judy Carmichael on April 23. Both shows will begin at 3 p.m. at the Harry M. Ward Auditorium, Mathews High School, 9889 Buckley Hall Road, Mathews.

Little performs old time, country, bluegrass, rockabilly and blues on the piano. Carmichael performs stride and swing on the piano. Tickets are $25 at the door, per person for each show. Students are admitted free. For tickets, visit http://www.concertsbythebay.org/.

RCA concerts

Rappahannock Concert Association will present pianist Maria Yefimova at 7:30 p.m. March 18 at the Northumberland County School Complex, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville. Tickets are $25. To purchase tickets, go to rapphannockconcerts.org.

Tickets are $60 for the three remaining shows, including Yefimova, the Brass Roots Trio on  April 15 and the Quebe Sisters, May 6.

Brews & BBQ

The Stratford Hall Brews & BBQ Festival will be held from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. May 6 at Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford. The event will offer barbecue, craft beer, musical entertainment, historic demonstrations, a vendor market and access to the 1800-acre property.

Early bird tickets are $20 through May 4, or $30 at the gate. All alcohol and food purchases—tastings, glasses and bottles—will be made directly to the brewery, distillery, winery or food truck. For tickets, or a vendor application visit stratfordhall.org.

Chicken dinners

Chicken dinners will be available from 5-6:30 p.m. on first Mondays at American Legion Post #117, 39 School Street, Reedville.

Meals include fried chicken, mashed potatoes, choice of vegetables, salad, roll, dessert and drink. Dinners are $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 12 and younger, at the door.

Strawberry Festival

The St. Stephen’s Strawberry Festival will be held from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 27 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 6807 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville.

The event will feature craft vendors, plant sales, bake sales, music, kid’s activities, face painting, a raffle, St. Stephens Thrift Shop bargains, fresh strawberries, homemade strawberry shortcakes and food trucks.


A Little Feet Community playgroup will meet from 9-11 a.m. Thursdays at White Stone Church of the Nazarene (WSCON). The WSCON indoor playground will be open for little feet to enjoy.

Parents are responsible for supervision. Enjoy coffee, a tasty treat and the opportunity to make new friends. Contact Suzanne Carson, 654-1497, sweetchaosfarm@gmail.com, or pastor Judi Sifferd,585-507-8049, judi@whitestonechurch.com.


The newly established Cub Scout Pack 372 welcomes boys and girls in kindergarten through grade 5. The pack will meet at 6 p.m. on second and fourth Tuesdays at the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck, 517 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Neill Schultz is the pack leader.

Sunday yoga

The Yeocomico Club at The Slips Marina, 285 Kinsale Road, Kinsale, will offer one-hour yoga classes for all experience levels at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Sundays.  The fee is $20 for adults and free for ages 12-17.

Classes will meet on the roof deck or indoors, depending on the weather. Bring a mat or blanket. Light refreshments will be provided after the class.