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Shoreline basics

The Northern Neck Master Gardeners’ Shoreline Evaluation Program will offer “Shoreline Basics: 10 Essentials Every Waterfront Homeowner Needs to Know” at 2 p.m.Friday,  April 28, at the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.

To register, call the Virginia Cooperative Extension Lancaster County Office at 462-5780.

Chicken & pig feet

The Northumberland County Community Center, 679 Browns Store Road, Heathsville, will serve a chicken and pig feet dinner from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, April 28.

The menu will include chicken, pig feet, potato salad, string beans, roll, dessert and beverage. The fee is $15 each. For tickets, call 580-2477, or 724-3240.

Diamonds & Denim

The Healthy Harvest Food Bank will host the Diamonds & Denim Gala & Auction from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at 55 Commerce Parkway, Warsaw. Mix jeans and bling to create a “glimmer of hope” for future generations. Enjoy local fare and spirits, live and silent auctions.

Tickets are $60 per person. For ticket and sponsorship opportunities, visit, or call 250-2277.

Guitar and strings

Guitarist Daniel Duarte will perform chamber music from South America and Europe with violinist Moises Cunha and the Northern Neck Orchestra String Quartet at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock.

Tickets are $30 and may be purchased at or the door.

Quebe Sisters

The Rappahannock Concert Association will present the Quebe Sisters at 7:30 p.m. May 6 at the Northumberland County School Complex, 201 Academic Lane, Claraville. Dallas-based Grace, Sophia and Hulda Quebe front a progressive western swing band with guitar, bass, fiddles, and sibling three-part harmony.

Tickets are $25. To purchase tickets, go to, or pay at the door. Students are free.

May Day

The Mathews Historical Museum will host the May Faire 2023 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. May 6 on the Court House Green and in the Mathews Historical Museum, 200 Main Street, Mathews. The theme is “Celebrating Teachers, Schools & Community: Over a Hundred Years of Public Education in Mathews County.”

Exhibits will include historic school photos and memorabilia, conversations with teachers, a traditional May pole dance, musical entertainment, arts and crafts booths, a children’s corner and a traditional pound cake contest.

Blues, Brews & BBQ

Tickets are on sale at for the Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival from noon-6 p.m. May 6 at Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown. Tickets are $40 at the door, if available.

Visitors can sample dozens of craft beers and wines, dig into some amazing barbecue, available for purchase, and hear the HM Johnson Band at 12:30 p.m. and The Jason Cale Band at 3:30 p.m.

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.


The Lancaster Players box office is now open for ticket sales for “The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” opening June 2 at The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. Performances are 8 p.m. on June 2-3, 8-10 and 16-17; and 3 p.m. on June 4, 11 and 18.

Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at, or 435-3776.

Basket raffle

The Northern Neck Court Appointed Special Advocate Program will hold a Mother’s Day raffle and award a double-sized gift basket. A drawing will be held May 12 to select the winner.

Raffle tickets are $10 each. Purchase tickets from a board member or call 462-0881.

NNO concert

The Northern Neck Orchestra will perform three masterworks by Johann Sebastian Bach and “Too Hot to Handel: A Gospel Messiah” May 20 at the Northumberland School Complex, 201 Academic Lane, Claraville.

The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be preceded by a pre-concert talk with music director Michael Repper at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $40 and may be purchased at the door or Students are admitted free.

Preakness Party

The Rappahannock Community College (RCC) Educational Foundation will hold the 19th Preakness Party from 4-7 p.m. May 20 at Providence on the Piankatank River in Deltaville. Festivities will include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, live and silent auctions and a best hat and most dapper contest.

The all-inclusive tickets are $100 per guest. For tickets, contact the RCC Educational Foundation, Inc. at 333-6707 or

Annual meting

The Rappahannock Community College (RCC) Friends of the Library will conduct its annual meeting at 5 p.m. May 17 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 5987 Richmond Road, Warsaw.

The meeting will be followed by Leaving a Legacy in Written Word, featuring writers Gail Kenna, Ilona Duncan and Susan Moore. Appetizers and beverages will be provided. RSVP [email protected].

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