The next Speaker Series lecture hosted by the Lancaster Virginia Historical Society (LVHS) will be “Audacity and Courage in Uncertain Times: The Life of Hansford Bayton, Black Steamboat Captain and Northern Neck Entrepreneur,” presented by Dr. Julia Sullivan-Detheridge, Bayton’s great-granddaughter.
The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock, and virtually by Zoom. Admission is $5 for the public and free for LVHS members. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., reservations are suggested. Register for the Zoom broadcast by noon June 9 at 462-7280 or www.LancsaterVaHistory.org.
Painting on fabric
The Rivah Quilt Guild (RQG) will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, June 10, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 435 East Church Street, Kilmarnock. Following a brief business meeting, quilt show and tell and snack, RQG member Brenda Brinn will discuss hand painting on fabric.
Accomplished and future quilters are welcome to attend this meeting and program. Questions can be directed to president Carol Sennott, 436-0165.
The Essex County Museum, 218 Water Lane, Tappahannock, will host a community-wide celebration from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, June 12, in the new Max Silver Memorial Courtyard. The celebration will commemorate the opening of the museum’s new venue that honors Silver.
In addition to a short program, music and complimentary food and drinks will be part of the opening celebration, which includes performances by The Smith Brothers and Jonathan Brown.
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. Visit www.nnrotary.com, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum on Saturday, June 11, will host Faron Hamblin in concert from 6-9 p.m. under the pavilion at the museum, 504 Main Street, Reedville.
Ticket are $15 each. To purchase tickets, visit rfmuseum.org.
Holiday weekend activities in Irvington will begin on July 2 with the Irvington Farmers Market from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and a free concert by the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band on the Irvington Commons at 7 p.m.
The Independence Day Hometown Parade will begin at 3 p.m. July 3 on King Carter Drive, Irvington. There is no fee. However, registration is due by June 20 at bit.ly/Irvington4th.
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.