Upcoming 03-17-22

Zooming history

The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society Zooming in Local History Virtual Speaker Series will feature  “Historical Architecture: How to Read Virginia’s Old Houses,” by Dr. Carl Lounsbury, at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 17.

The series is free for LVHS members and $5 per program for others. Advance registration is required. Register at lancastervahistory.org or 462-7280.

Books Alive

Northumberland Public Library (NPL), 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, recently announced a Books Alive event from 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 18.

A book signing will feature Nan Harvey, author of A History Not Past. The program is sponsored by the Friends of NPL.

Now playing

The Lancaster Players will present “The 39 Steps: A Live Radio Play” at The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. Shows are slated at 8 p.m. March 18, 19, 25 and 26, as well as 3 p.m. March 20. The theater will open an hour prior to each performance.

Tickets are $25. For reservations, visit www.lancasterplayers.org or call 435-3776.

Paint Night

RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host Paint Night from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 24. Join artist/instructor Juli Schuszler and have fun painting “March Melt,” a fun and whimsical scene. Register at www.ralartcenter.com, or 436-9309.


The 28th annual Knights of Columbus St. Patrick’s Dinner Dance will be held Saturday, March 19, at the Piankatank River Golf Club Steamboat Restaurant in Hartfield.

A cash bar will open at 5:30 p.m., dinner buffet at 6:30 p.m. and dancing to a DJ at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person; reservations only. For reservations, call 776-0078.

Garden club

The Chesapeake Bay Garden Club will meet at noon Tuesday, March 22, at Festival Halle, 177 Main Street, Reedville. The program will be about the bats of Virginia.

Club members also are reminded of the cleanup of the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum grounds, 504 Main Street, Reedville, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 19.

RCA concert

The Rappahannock Concert Association will present “Embraceable You, The Music of George Gershwin” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at the Northumberland School Complex Theater, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville. Dean and Lisa Balkwill will perform sizzling dance numbers, nostalgic ballads and romantic comedy, set under the Paris sky.

Admission is by season subscription, or $25. For tickets, call 888-210-8006 or visit www.rappahannockconcerts.org. Students are free.

Sundays at Two

The Lancaster Community Library Sundays at Two lecture series will continue March 27 with The Dazzling Skies of the Northern Neck, by U.S. Naval Observatory astronomer Geoff Cheste.

The lecture will begin at 2 p.m. at LCL, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.

Oyster roast

Mary Ball Washington Chapter of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge will hold an oyster roast from 2-5 p.m. March 27 at 838 Long Point Lane in Topping. The fee is $40 per person, prepaid.

For reservations, call 804-758-3432 or 804-453-9156. Following the call, send check made out to MBW-FFVF and mail to P.O. Box 294, Locust Hill, VA 23092. Once the check is received, patrons will receive a confirmation immediately by email or phone.

Resource fair

The annual Resource Family Fun Fair, presented by the Northumberland County Department of Social Services will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 2 at the Northumberland Family YMCA, 6348 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville.

Enjoy a free boxed lunch while exploring community resources available to families. There will be door prizes and activities.

On Stage

The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts 2021-22 On Stage season will continue Saturday, April 2, with Motones vs. Jerseys. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock.

Admission is by season subscription or single ticket, $45. For tickets, call the RFA at 438-5555 to be placed on a “will call” list.

Community sew-cials

Sewlovelee and Irvington Baptist Church offer an open maker space on first and fourth Tuesdays at the church, 53 King Carter Drive, Irvington. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Quilters, sewers and other crafters are invited to craft and chat.

Reservations are required at https://bit.ly/sewloveleesewcial, or 438-5800. A small fee collected is donated to the church for use of the space.

Music festival

“Something About Mary” will be held from noon-5 p.m. May 1 on the beach at Willaby’s, 327 Old Ferry Road, White Stone. The lineup will include Resa & Jackie of MSG, Mercy Creek, Christine Whitaker Wiggins, Midnight Coal and DeadRise.

The fee for this  21-and-over event is $50. Proceeds raise money for MJ Anderson and her family to mitigate the costs of cancer treatment. To purchase tickets, email Marnie Leichty at msdudette@gmail.com. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Vineyard opera

Capitol Opera Richmond will present Music in the Books at 3 p.m. April 3 at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.capitoloperarichmond.com.