Upcoming 04-21-22

Native plants

The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society will meet at noon Thursday, April 21, at the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. Janet Pawlukiewicz will present “Turf to Natives: A Transformation in Virginia Beach.”

Wren Masters

The Wren Masters, a classical quartet from Williamsburg, will perform “Birdsongs & Music from the Scottish Baroque” from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, April 23, inside Historic Christ Church, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems.

Tickets are $25 and include an intermission with libations. Tickets may be purchased at christchurch1735.org, at the HCC&M office or at the door.

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.

Daughters of 1812

The Rappahannock Chapter #493 USD1812 will meet  Monday, April 25, at the Healthy Harvest Food Bank, 55 Commerce Parkway, Warsaw. Members are welcome to arrive at 11:30 a.m. with a brown bag lunch. The meeting will start at 1  p.m.

Chapter officer elections will be held and the annual report will be presented.


The Northumberland Homemaker Club will host a fundraiser tea at 11 a.m. Monday, April 25, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Heathsville. A $25 donation is suggested.

The speaker will be Tara Brent, extension agent. There will be a silent auction. To attend, call Pam, 540-379-2026, or Gwen, 580-4859.

Season pass

Kilmarnock Town Centre Park and Chesapeake Bank recently announced a season pass will again be offered for the Music on the Half Shell Stage 2022 concert series. The seven-show series will open May 27 with Soul Expressions.

Season passes are $50, individual show tickets are $10, so the pass holder will be getting a $70 value for $50. Season passes are available at kilmarnockva.ticketleap.com to May 6.

Poker Run

Registration is underway for the Northern Neck Rotary Club’s second Poker Run on the Water July 16. There will be seven checkpoints along the Rappahannock River.

Top prize is $5,000. The entry fee is $500 per boat. Sponsorships are available. Visit www.nnrotary.com, or contact nnrotary@gmail.com.

Concerts by the Bay

Concerts By The Bay 2021-22 season will continue Sunday, April 24, with Sons of Serendip. 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 tickets, $25 at the door. Students are admitted free.

Cantori Choral Ensemble concert

Cantori Choral Ensemble will present its 2022 spring concert at 5 p.m. May 8 at Walnut Hills Baptist Church, 1014 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg. 

Tickets may be reserved for will-call by sending a check made to Cantori Choral Ensemble, 3341 Derby Lane, Williamsburg, VA 23185. Ticket are $15 in advance and $20 at the door for adults.

Farm museum

The Northern Neck Farm Museum, 12705 Northumberland Highway, Horsehead,  will hold opening day 2022 activities from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 7.

Activities will include an antique tractor show, sawmill operation and Master Gardener Community Garden demonstration. Progress will be shared on the museum addition. Hot dogs and burgers will be served.


The 45th annual Chesapeake Academy (CA) auction and dinner, Mission: Space – An Intergalactic Gala, will be held at 6 p.m. May 7 on the CA campus, 107 Steamboat Road, Irvington.

Tickets to attend the event are $100 per person including everything but auction purchases. A raffle also is underway, 100 tickets will be sold for $100 each. The winner can choose from any live auction item at www.chesapeakecademy.org. To purchase raffle or event tickets, contact Catherine Emry at 438-5575, or cemry@chesapeakeacademy.org.