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The Westmoreland Players, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao, will present “Sylvia,” by A.R. Gurney, May 5 through May 21. An opening night gala is planned at 6:30 p.m. May 5. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Performances will continue at 7:30 p.m. May 6, 12, 13 and 19; and 3 p.m. May 7, 14, 20 and 21.

Opening night tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for students. Tickets for remaining performances are $25 for adults and $15 for students, except May 19 tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. For tickets, visit

Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival

Tickets are on sale at for the Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival from noon-6 p.m. Saturday, 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.

Quebe Sisters

The Rappahannock Concert Association will present the Quebe Sisters at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 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.

Brews & BBQ

The Stratford Hall Brews & BBQ Festival will be held from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford. The event will offer barbecue, craft beer, musical entertainment, historic demonstrations, a vendor market and access to the 1800-acre property.

Early bird tickets are $20 through today, May 4, or $30 at the gate. All alcohol and food purchases—tastings, glasses and bottles—will be made directly to the brewery, distillery, winery or food truck. For tickets, visit

May Faire

The Mathews Historical Museum will host the May Faire 2023 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 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.

Theater tour

The Woman’s Club of Northumberland County will meet at noon Tuesday, May 9, at the Westmoreland Players Theatre, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao. Women interested in joining the club are welcome to attend.

Joanne Cox will give the attendees a backstage tour of the theater and discuss acting, directing, and technical work. A short scene from a play will be performed.

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.

Books Alive

The Friends of Northumberland Public Library (NPL) will host a Books Alive event from 5-7 p.m. May 19 at NPL, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville.

The event will feature author Arthur Newman, who will discuss his newest novel, Doing Business as Kevin Templeton, in addition to previous titles.

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.

HCW crafting

The Historyland Community Workshop currently meets at 10 a.m. first and third Mondays at Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.

The group works on individual and group crafts and enjoys the fellowship of each other in preparation for an annual sale. Proceeds from the sale support scholarships for Lancaster and Northumberland students and local libraries. New members are welcome.

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

Community training

Northumberland County Volunteer Rescue Squad will conduct a community training event at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Afton United Methodist Church, 5130 Hacks Neck Road, Ophelia.

The event is open to the public and there is no charge.

LVA on the Go

The Northumberland Public Library will welcome as special guests at the May 20 Heathsville Farmers Market, LVA on the Go, the State Library of Virginia’s mobile unit. The market will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville.

There will be opportunities for genealogy searches, oral histories and obtaining a state library card.

Rappahannock Record Staff
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