Upcoming 07-09-20

On the point

The Tiki Bar and Grill at Windmill Point, 40 Windjammer Lane, White Stone, will host The RTC Band from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, July 11, and Cameron Ashton from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, July 12.

Barbecue dinner

Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern Foundation will conduct a takeout barbecue dinner fundraiser from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, July 12, at The Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville. The fee is $20. Pre-purchase meals at www.rhhtfoundationinc.org, or call 580-3377.

Sid Mace will make smoked pulled chicken, white sauce and baked beans. The meal also comes with pasta salad, carrot slaw, a bun and “blonde” brownie for dessert.

Paint night

RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host an Adult Paint Night from 6:15-9:15 p.m. Thursday, July 30.  The project will be “Lighthouse Pen and Ink with Watercolor Wash.” The instructor will be Doug Mock.

The fee is $30 for members and $35 for others and includes all materials. Participants may bring a beverage, snack and mask. For reservations, call 436-9309.

Piano jazz bar

The Tides Inn, 480 King Carter Drive, Irvington, will offer a piano bar Fridays and Saturdays through Labor Day, from 6-8 p.m. in the Chesapeake Restaurant and 8-10 p.m. in the View Room.

Sip on an after-dinner cappuccino, a decadent cordial or a favorite cocktail while listening to jazz piano performances by resident musician Eric Lyttle. The piano bar is complimentary for resort and restaurant guests.

Visit NPL

The Northumberland Public Library (NPL), 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays for all patrons who want to use its services, borrow a book or a movie. Curbside service also is available. Call 580-5051.

On the creek

Enjoy music at Fish Hawk Oyster Bar at Tides Inn, 480 King Carter Drive, Irvington, performed by local artists from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through September, weather permitting.

Dave McKenney will be featured July 15 and Something Different Duo, July 22. 

Grab-a-Crab

Tickets are on sale for the ninth annual Irvington Crab Festival, Grab-a-Crab event. Advance tickets are $35. Patrons will drive through Chesapeake Bank, 98 King Carter Drive, Irvington, from 4-7 p.m. August 8. Volunteers will deliver a dozen steamed crabs plus a “grab bag” with a 2020 collector beer cup, crab mallet and paper towels.

Tickets may be purchased at steamboateramuseum.org; or by check, mailed to the museum at PO Box 132, Irvington, VA 22480.

LCL hours

The Lancaster Community Library is open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The Attic Bookstore will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Visit the library on Facebook, lancasterlibrary.org, or contact the library at 435-1729 ext 18.

Wearing a mask will be required per state requirement, with exceptions for those with medical or other conditions or children under the age of 10. Additional protocols will be followed.

Scavenger hunt

The Northern Neck Tourism Commission and 18 area museums and historic sites are conducting a Northern Neck Heritage Area Scavenger Hunt through August 31. To enter either contest, visit northernneck.org/nnkroadtrip for a full description of the rules.

An on-the-road trip version asks participants to photograph a specific view or item at each site. Photos must be posted to the museum’s social media with the hashtag, #nnkroadtrip.

An online version invites participants to find answers to specific trivia questions posed by each site. Participants will search the organizations’ websites to find the answers to complete the questionnaire and post it at northernneck.org/nnkroadtrip.

Story time

The Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, will host a “Once Upon a Wednesday” Virtual Story Time July 15. The topic will be Famous Fairy Tale Boys: Jack and the Beanstalk, and The Gingerbread Boy.

To access the virtual events, visit northumberlandpubliclibrary.org, or call 580-5051.