Upcoming 07-06-23

Music on the

Half Shell Stage

The Music on the Half Shell Stage concert series will continue from 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, July 7, at Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Steve Bassett & The Mystic Soul Bubbas will perform Southern rock and soul music.

Admission is by season pass or individual show tickets, $10 each. Tickets will be sold at kilmarnockva.ticketleap.com and at the door.

Camp bluegrass

Nashville bluegrass artist Rebecca Frazier and her award-winning band will be featured Friday, July 7, at Camp Irvington. Tickets are $15 at the door. The show, suitable for all ages, will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Go thresh

The Northern Neck Farm Museum, 12705 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, will host Threshing Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 8.

There will be a demonstration with antique combines and binding machines. Hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks will be for sale.

Music by the River

The Music by the River concert series will continue July 8 with Magnolia Blues Jazz Band, 41st U.S. Army Band, and July 29 with Black Cat Murphy. 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.

Movie night

Gloucester resident Mary Bush Shipko, aviatrix and violinist, will speak at Mathews Historical Museum Movie Night, July 14. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7 p.m. at the museum, 200 Main Street, Mathews.

Shipko’s remarks will precede a showing of “Taking Flight—Stories of Modern Virginia Aviation, 1941 to Present Day,” Part II, produced by Dave Miller of Miller Productions of Virginia.

Summer Saturdays

Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, will offer special programming from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. on third Saturdays in July and August. Learn about various facets of the 18th century from museum staff through paleontology, archaeology, collections and preservation demonstrations.

General admission is $15 for adults, $9 for ages 6-13, and free for ages 5 and younger. Through Labor Day, Stratford Hall offers free admission to active military personnel, National Guard and Reserve, and up to five family members.

First African Day

Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 22, will host First African Day, commemorating the enslaved Africans and African Americans who built and sustained Stratford Hall, and the Lee family, for generations.

This will be a free, full day of remembering and honoring those enslaved at Stratford Hall and their descendants, through music, storytelling, special tours and lectures.

History discussion

The Historic Christ Church & Museum (HCC&M) Readers will meet at 9:30 a.m. July 18 in the Chase conference room on the HCC&M Campus, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems.

Discussion will focus on The Summer of 1787 by David O. Stewart. To join the discussion, register by e-mailing Debbie Byram at dbyram@christchurch1735.org. Put Readers in the subject line and include a phone number and preferred e-mail address.