Upcoming 04-28-22

Paint Night

RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host Paint Night from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 28. Join artist/instructor Juli Schuszler to paint “April Showers,” depicting a rainy street filled with a crowd carrying colorful umbrellas.

All levels of experience are welcome. Participants may bring beverages and snacks. The fee is $35 for members and $40 for others. Register at RAL Art Center, www.ralartcenter.com, or 436-9309.

Opening day

The Morattico Waterfront Museum, 6584 Morattico Road, Morattico, will hold a seasonal opening day celebration from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, April 30.

Tour the museum picnics welcome. The museum will provide free grilled hot dogs. Enjoy music by Faron Hamblin from 1-4 p.m. in the pavilion.

Male fashion show

Queen Esther Baptist Church, 7228 River Road, Lancaster, will host a male fashion show at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30.

RFM lecture

The RFM lecture series will continue Monday, May 2, with What the Shell is Going on with Oysters, and Why Does it Matter? by Jim Wesson of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission.

The presentation will be held from 7-9 p.m. at Festival Halle, 177 Main Street, Reedville. The suggested admission is $5 per person, cash or check at the door.

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.

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 Drifters

The Rappahannock Concert Association will present the Drifters at 7:30 p.m. May 7 at the Northumberland School Complex Theater, 201 Academic Lane, Claraville. 

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

Auction/dinner

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.

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.

Benefit concert

The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, 504 Main Street, Reedville, will host a concert to benefit the historic skipjack Claud W. Somers. Folk singers Janie Meneely and Rob van Sante will be featured from 7-9 p.m., May 14

Tickets are $20 per person, children ages 10 and younger will be admitted at no charge. To purchase tickets, visit rfmuseum.org.

Bluff Point

Bluff Point Community League will hold a potluck meeting May 16 at the former Bluff Point Graded School, 2595 Bluff Point Road, Kilmarnock. Social time will begin at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Bring a dish to share.

Nan Harvey will will discuss her new book, A History Not Past.

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 conclude May 15 with Clan MacCool. 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.