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Upcoming 05-20-21


The American Legion Adams Post 86 and the Ladies Auxiliary will host a carry-out barbecue dinner from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at the Post Home, 882 Waverly Avenue, Kilmarnock.

The dinner will include pulled pork barbecue, rolls, coleslaw, baked beans, corn, iced tea or coffee and dessert. Meals are $15. Sodas are $1 each. Barbecue by the pound is $10.


The Northern Neck Orchestra (NNO) will present an outdoor concert performance of Bizet’s opera Carmen with voices from James Taylor Studios of Richmond at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 23, at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock.

Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at or at the door. Students are admitted free.

Music Tides

Paige Melton performs at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Fish Hawk Oyster Bar, Tides Inn, 480 King Carter Drive, Irvington.

Mercy Creek is featured from 5:30-8:30 p.m.Sundays on the Waterfront Terrace, Tides Inn, 480 King Carter Drive, Irvington.

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.

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 22 with Jay Camacho from 1-4 p.m.

Patio music

Ronnie Richards will be featured from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at Music on the Patio, General’s Ridge Vineyard, 1618 Weldons Road, Hague.

Festival postponed

The Heathsville Strawberry Festival, typically enjoyed by thousands of shoppers on Memorial Day weekend, will be replaced with a one-time Community Homecoming Festival on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church looks forward to welcoming the entire community back to the normal fun of visiting vendors with their arts and crafts, food trucks and the joys of seeing friends.

Barbecue dinner

A take-out barbecue dinner will be delivered curbside from 4-6 p.m. May 30 at Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville. The menu will include pulled pork, barbecue sauce, “Jack Daniels” baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, bun and brownies.

Meals are $20 each; half-pound containers of barbecue are $8 each. Pay in advance at the Tavern Gift Shoppe or, or call 580-3377.

Barbecue meals

The Kiwanis Club of the Northern Neck will serve a take-out barbecue meal from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 435 East Church Street, Kilmarnock. The menu will include pulled barbecue, rolls, baked beans, cole slaw, hush puppies, dessert and beverages.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for those younger than age 12 and free for those younger than age 5. Tickets may be purchased from any Kiwanis member or at Bay and River Home Decor in Kilmarnock. Tickets may also be purchased at the event.

Bluegrass concert

The Seldom Scene will present “Live At The Cellar Door” September 25 at Mount Airy Farm, 361 Millpond Road, Warsaw. The outdoor concert, rescheduled from 2020, will open at 4 p.m. with an act to be determined followed by two sets of the Seldom Scene starting at 5 p.m. All previously purchased tickets will be honored at this new date. 

General admission tickets are $35 per person. A limited number of VIP tickets will be sold for $75 per person. Tickets are available at, or 313-0815.


Unleashed, a fashion show and luncheon on June 16, will benefit the Animal Welfare League of the Northern Neck (AWL). The event will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club, 362 Club Drive, Kilmarnock.

Tickets are $40 and are available at the AWL Thrift Store, 75 South Main Street, Kilmarnock. Cash or checks are accepted. The thrift store hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Art heist

The RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will celebrate the Great Art Heist from 4-8 p.m. June 26. Tickets to the Great Art Heist are $100 for members and $125 for others. 

For tickets, visit the RAL Art Center, or call 436-9309. Ticket holders will take home original art by RAL members.

Spay/neuter rebate

The Animal Welfare League of the Northern Neck (AWL) will offer a 50% spay/neuter rebate program through May 31. Participants should make an appointment with a vet of their choice and send a paid receipt to AWL, P. O. Box 975, White Stone, VA 22578 postmarked by June 15.

The rebate applies only to surgery charge, not to exceed $50 per dog or cat. The program applies to cats and dogs owned by residents of Lancaster, Westmoreland, Northumberland and Richmond counties.    

Virtual history

The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society’s “Zooming In On Local History: Virtual Speaker Series II” will continue at 3 p.m. June 3 with “Towles Family Tales and Growing up in Rural Lancaster County in the 1950s-60s,” by William H. Towles Jr.

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

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