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Jazz performance

“Wonder at Ware,” the virtual concert series at Gloucester’s Ware Episcopal Church, will present a jazz trio at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 30, featuring pianist Michael McNeill, string bass player Chris Brydge and drummer Scott Clark.

To tune into the International Jazz Day performance on Friday or anytime through mid-July, visit The opportunity to donate is offered at the website, but there is no cost to listen and enjoy this jazz group’s work.

Plant sale

The Northern Neck Master Gardeners will conduct its “From Deck to Dock: Plants for a Northern Neck Home” sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 30-May 2 at Dug In Farms, 155 Fleets Bay Road, White Stone. Spring-, summer- and fall-blooming plants suitable for the Northern Neck landscape will be available.

Patio music

Dave “Smitty” Smith will be featured from 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 30, at Music on the Patio, General’s Ridge Vineyard, 1618 Weldons Road, Hague.

RFM to open

The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, 504 Main Street, Reedvile, will hold an open house to launch the 2021 visitor season from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 1.

Opening day will be highlighted by tours, a sale in the Museum Shop, the running of the model trains from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and a campus filled with historic vessels, a monument to fallen watermen and several memorial gardens in bloom. 

Sippin’ Saturday

Triple V Farms, Vines, Vodka or Vinegar, 3138 Jessie duPont Memorial Highway, Tipers, will host Sippin’ Saturday from noon-6 p.m. May 1 with Trent Jones from 1-4 p.m.

Museum hours

The Essex History Museum and Gift Shop, 218 Water Lane, Tappahannock, will reopen to the public on Tuesdays and Saturdays beginning May 1. Hours will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Great Art Heist

The 14th Great Art Heist will be held June 26 at the RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Patrons can buy “early bird” Heist tickets through Thursday, May 6, and automatically be entered into an Early Bird Raffle.

The winning ticket will be drawn at The Heist. Purchase tickets at the gallery,, or 436-9309.

Free workshop

Visiting Angels will host a free virtual workshop “Effective Communication Strategies for Dementia” from 6-7 p.m. May 11. To register for the workshop, call 567-0281.

The workshop is for partners or families of loved ones facing dementia. Learn to decode verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia. Identify strategies to help connect through communication in each stage of the disease.


Park concerts

Music by the River will continue at Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. On May 15, Erin Lunsford will be featured from 6-8 p.m.  On May 22, East of Blue Ridge, featuring TJ Austin and Dan Nicholls, will perform.

A limited number of picnic tables will be available. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. There is a $5 parking fee payable at the park entrance.  For directions, or to confirm show in case of inclement weather, call 462-5030.

Virtual history

The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society’s “Zooming In On Local History: Virtual Speaker Series II” will continue at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 13, with “Black Voices—Men at Work in the Lower Northern Neck in the mid-1900s,” by LVHS researchers featuring audio clips from the Closing the Gap African American Oral History Collection.

The series is free for members and $5 for others. Register at or 462-7280. A valid email address is required.

Wine Down

Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock, hosts Friday Night Wine Downs from 5-8 p.m., with music by Bob Wilson from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Rappahannock Record Staff
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