Upcoming 07-01-21

Independence Day at Stratford Hall

Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, will celebrate Independence Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, July 4. Stratford Hall is the home of the only two brothers who signed the Declaration of Independence.

The celebration will include food, music by Colonial Faire from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., a scavenger hunt for the kids, and tours of the grounds and Great House. A grounds pass is $4. Great House self-guided tour tickets are $12. Tour times will be offered from 10-11:30 a.m. and 12:30- 2 p.m. Admission is free for children younger than age 5.

Love list

As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, The Lancaster Players is making a list and checking it twice. The community is invited to add their suggestions to the list of “50 Things I Love about The Players.” Send comments to office@lancasterplayers.org.

The list will be featured on the program for a 50th Anniversary Gala September 18 at The Lancaster Playhouse in White Stone.

Virtual history: Enon Hall

The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society’s “Zooming In On Local History: Virtual Speaker Series” will continue at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 15, with “The James Wharton Films—An Enduring Record of Northern Neck Life in the 1920s-30s,” by Joni Carter.

The program is free for members and $5 for others. Register at www.mkt.com/maryball or 462-7280. A valid email address is required. Registration to view the live broadcast closes at noon on the day of the program. Afterwards, people can sign up for access to watch a recording.

Park concerts

Music by the River at Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster, will continue at 6 p.m. Saturdays, July 10 with Faron Hamblin and July 17 with Patsy & The Country Classics.

A limited number of picnic tables will be available. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. There is a $5 parking fee payable at the park entrance. For directions, or to confirm show in case of inclement weather, call 462-5030.

Patriotic reading

The Foundation for Historic Christ Church, the Cobbs Hall Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Richard Henry Lee Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, will conduct a public reading of the Declaration of Independence at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 3, Historic Christ Church, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems.

Christmas show

The Kilmarnock Museum will sponsor a bus trip December 5 to The Old Dominion Barn Dance Christmas Show at The Beacon Theater in Hopewell. The show will feature Wilson Fairchild, Donna Dean and the Old Dominion Barn Dance Cloggers.

Tickets will include bus fare, show admission and snacks. Tickets are $99 each. To purchase tickets, call 296-0930.

Theater tickets

The Lancaster Players will present “Opal’s Million Dollar Duck” at 8 p.m. July 23-24, 30-31 and August 6-7; and 3 p.m. July 25 and August 1 at The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. Doors will open one hour prior to performances.

Tickets are $25 each. Purchase tickets at www.lancasterplayers.org.