Upcoming 06-08-23

Musical comedy

The Lancaster Players will present “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” at The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. Performances are 8 p.m. on June 8-10 and 15-17; and 3 p.m. on June 11 and 18.

Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at lancasterplayers.org, or 435-3776. The theater will open an hour before show times with complimentary snack plates and a cash bar.

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, June 9 at the Helen and Tayloe Murphy Hall, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross; and 2 p.m. Thursday, June 15 at the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.

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

Museum movie

The Mathews Historical Museum, 200 Main Street, Mathews, will show “Taking Flight,” stories of early Virginia aviation from 1864-1940, at 7 p.m. Friday, June 9. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.


Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society will meet virtually at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 10.

This meeting will feature a roundtable discussion at which participants will have a chance to share queries and details about their family research. To receive an invitation for this virtual meeting email mpaaghs.va@gmail.com, or call 651-8753.

Fiber guild

The Five Rivers Fiber Guild will next meet at 10 a.m. Monday, June 12 at Wicomico Parish Church, 5191 Jessie duPont Memorial Highway, Wicomico Church. Members will show their fiber arts works. The public is invited.

History lecture

The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society (LVHS) and Lancaster Community Library (LCL) will host a free presentation by historian and author Jim Bish, “The Role of George Washington’s Ball Family Relatives in Telling the Stories of His Life,” on Tuesday, June 13.

The program will be held at 6:30 p.m. at LCL, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. Reservations are required; call LVHS at 462-7280 or register at www.lancastervahistory.org.

Music by the River

The Music by the River concert series will open Saturday, June 10, with Chris Stanley & Jane Cooper. The Tidewinders will be featured June 17. The concerts will begin at 6 p.m. at Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster.

Picnics are welcome. A limited number of picnic tables will be available. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. The show is free; however, there is a $5 parking fee payable at the park entrance.

Woman’s club

The Woman’s Club of Northumberland County (WCNC) will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, at the WCNC Clubhouse, 2928 Northumberland Highway, Lottsburg.

The meeting will include a pot luck lunch, bring a food dish. Officers will be installed.

2nd Sole

Music on the Half Shell will present 2nd Sole Thursday, June 15, at Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Gates will open at 6 p.m. The show will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is by season subscription, or $10.

Purchase tickets at https://kilmarnockva.ticketleap.com or the gate. Children younger than age 5 are admitted free with a paying adult.

Hobo Mariners

The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, 504 Main Street, Reedville, will host a Concert by the Creek from 6-9 p.m. June 17 featuring The Hobo Mariners. Tickets are $15 and will be sold at the door.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase. No outside coolers will be permitted. To serve as a sponsor or volunteer, contact office@rfmuseum.org.

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.

Calendar pics

The Middle Peninsula Northern Neck Community Service Board, Prevention, Health & Wellness Division and ALLIANCE well-being for Virginia communities are sponsoring a 2024 Peace, Hope & Well-Being calendar.

Submit your favorite photo to win a spot on the calendar. The subject should “make you happy, bring you joy, inspire you, help you feel healthy or help you feel hopeful.”

The format should be 11 inches by 8.5 inches, jpg or png, landscape and 300 DPI minimum resolution. Email photos to prevent@mpnn.state.va.us by July 26.

Parade entries

The Town of Irvington seeks participants for its Hometown Parade at 11 a.m. July 3 along King Carter Drive, Irvington. Register by June 30 at visitirvingtonva.com/4thjuly. Owners of antique, classic and collector cars are invited to join a post-parade car show from noon-2 p.m. on the Irvington Commons.