Dug In Farms, 155 Fleets Bay Road, White Stone, will host a high noon watermelon seed spitting contest July 1-2. Contestants must register by 11:30 a.m.
All ages are welcome and each will receive a slice of watermelon from which to gather their best projectiles. Winners will take home a free watermelon.
The Foundation for Historic Christ Church with the Cobbs Hall Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Richard Henry Lee Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution invite the community to a public reading of the Declaration of Independence at 10:30 a.m. July 2 inside Historic Christ Church in Weems.
The free event will celebrate the 246th anniversary of the Declaration with patriotic songs for the audience to sing, a brief history of the famous document and a public reading performed by various members of the community.
The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum (RFM) will host the annual Reedville Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 2.
Activities will include a 5K walk/run (8 a.m.); children’s activities (10 a.m.-noon); public sails on the Skipjack Claud W. Somers (10a.m.-1 p.m.); food, beer garden and music by Mark Z (1-5:30 p.m.); old fashioned parade (3 p.m.); patriotic concert (5 p.m.); and a fireworks show over Cockrell Creek (9 p.m.)
The Reedville Festival Chorale, under the direction of Sharon Freude, will present “From Sea to Shining Sea” at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at Festival Halle, 177 Main Street, Reedville.
Admission is by donation to benefit The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum and the Healthy Harvest Food Bank. Bring both cash and canned food donations. A reception will follow the concert.
Dream Fields will host a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at the complex at 1385 Irvington Road, Kilmarnock. The event is a fundraiser for the ball complex and there will be a $10 per vehicle charge.
Gates will open at 8 p.m. with light refreshments and snacks for sale in the concession stand. Fireworks will start at 9:30 p.m. Parking will be in the Dream Fields lots with overflow at the Hills Quarter clubhouse parking lot. The rain date is July 3.
A Special Evening With…metal sculpture artist John Latell will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at Wicomico Forge in Weems. Attendees will see completed metal sculptures and artwork, as well as in-process works.
There is a limit of 15 people, and pre-registration is required. Call the Lancaster Community Library at 435-1729 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Sponsorships are available. Visit www.nnrotary.com, or contact email@example.com.
The 2022 Music by the River concert series continues at Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. A $5 parking fee is payable at the park entrance.
The schedule includes Patsy & The Country Classics, July 9; Garden Variety String Band, July 16; RTC Band, August 13; and Southern Grace, August 20. Concerts begin at 6 p.m.
The Kilmarnock Museum will sponsor a bus trip November 5 to see the Rhonda Vincent Show at the Old Dominion Barn Dance, Beacon Theater, Hopewell. The bus will depart the Chesapeake Commons parking lot at approximately noon.
Tickets are $110 each and include transportation, show admission, snacks on the bus and a special appearance by several performers on the bus following the show. To order tickets, call 462-7608 or 296-0930.
Sewlovelee and Irvington Baptist Church offer an open maker space on first and fourth Tuesdays at the church, 53 King Carter Drive, Irvington. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Quilters, sewers and other crafters are invited to craft and chat.
Reservations are required at https://bit.ly/sewloveleesewcial, or 438-5800. A small fee collected is donated to the church for use of the space.