Upcoming 08-05-21

Concerts by the Creek

The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum’s Concerts by the Creek with The Porch Gliders from 6-9 p.m. August 14 at the museum, 504 Main Street, Reedville. Guests may bring a chair and picnic, but no outside alcohol is allowed. Beer and wine are available for purchase.

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased in advance at rfmuseum.org. In the event of rain, the concert will be held at Festival Hall, 177 Main Street, Reedville.

Crab feast

The Steamboat Era Museum will host the 10th annual Irvington Crab Festival from 5-8 p.m. September 18 at the Irvington Town Commons, 98 King Carter Drive, Irvington. Tickets may be purchased at SteamboatEraMuseum.org, 438-6888 during museum hours or at the museum.

The $50 ticket will include crabs, barbecue, hot dogs and soft drinks. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Admission for ages 5-12 will be $15 and children younger than age 5, free. Adult tickets will be $60 after August 15.

Country breakfast

Lancaster Union Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M. will serve an all-you-can-eat country breakfast from 7-10 a.m. August 14, at the Lodge, 48 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. The fee is $10. Ages 8 and younger eat free.

The menu will include fluffy scrambled eggs (fried eggs on request), pancakes (blueberry and plain), biscuits, sausage gravy, sausage links, bacon, cheesy grits, home-fried potatoes, fried apples, warm syrup, fruit cocktail, coffee, tea, juice and milk. Orders to go available also.

Drum circle

A community drum circle will be held August 15 at Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. A kids’ drum will be held from 3-3:45 p.m. An all ages drum will be held from 4-6 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock. Bring a chair and an old towel, drum or any percussion instruments. Some drums will be available. No experience is necessary.

Manuscript is reprinted

The Essex County Museum and Historical Society, with permission from author Lillian H. McGuire, has reprinted Uprooted and Transplanted: From Africa to America; Focus on African-Americans in Essex County, Virginia; Oppressions–Achievements–Contributions; The 1600s-1900s.

The book is available for $34.99 at the Essex History Museum, 218 Water Lane, Tappahannock, or www.ecmhs.org.

Park concerts

Music by the River at Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster, will continue at 6 p.m. August 14 with Out on a Limb and August 21 with Southern Grace.

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.

Chorale call

The 25th anniversary season of Christmas concerts is being planned by the Chesapeake Chorale for December 3, 4 and 5. There are no audition requirements—just a desire to bring Christmas music to the community. 

Chesapeake Chorale gives concerts in Northumberland, Lancaster and Middlesex counties and joins in the ‘Holly and the Ivy’ Christmas service at Historic Christ Church.

Contact cheschoraleva@gmail.com, thechesapeakechorale.org, or Carole Fletcher at 435-1793.

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.

Bluegrass concert

The Seldom Scene will present “Live At The Cellar Door” September 25 at Mount Airy Farm, 361 Millpond Road, Warsaw. The outdoor concert, rescheduled from 2020, will open at 4 p.m. with an act to be determined followed by two sets of the Seldom Scene starting at 5 p.m. All previously purchased tickets will be honored. 

General admission tickets are $35 per person. A limited number of VIP tickets will be sold for $75 per person. Tickets are available at www.mountairy.farm, or 313-0815.

Music on the Half Shell Stage

Ron Moody and The Centaurs will play Music on the Half Shell Stage at 7 p.m. August 19. Gates will open at 6 p.m. Picnics are welcome. Bring a chair or blanket. No alcohol or pets.

Tickets are $10; children younger than age of 5 are free with a paying adult. Tickets are available at https://kilmarnockva.ticketleap.com or the gate.

Cantori concert

The Cantori Choral Ensemble will present “Red, Red Rose” at 5 p.m. August 22 at Walnut Hills Baptist Church, 1014 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg. 

The 14-voice ensemble is under the direction of Agnus French, formerly director of music at Grace Episcopal Church, Kilmarnock. Mei-Li Beane, director of music at Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church, Weems, will be violin soloist.

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.