Upcoming 08-10-23

Movie night

The Mathews Historical Society, 198 Main Street, Mathews, will host family movie night Friday, August 11. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the free movie will begin at 7 p.m. The movie will be “Horatio’s Drive.”

Richmond County Fair

The 34th Richmond County Fair will continued from 6-11 p.m. through Saturday, August 12, at the Richmond County Fairgrounds, 315 Community Park Drive, Warsaw. The fair offers rides, food, craft and agricultural exhibits.

Nightly music includes  Thursday, August 10, Nathan France, 6-7 p.m. and RiverSons, 7:30-10 p.m.; Friday, August 11, Sean Harris, 6-7 p.m. and Julius Pittman and the Revival, 7:30-10 p.m.; and Saturday, August 12, Cameron Ashton, 6-7 p.m. and En’Novation Band, 7:30-10 p.m. For a full schedule of events and fees, visit richmondcountyfair.com.

Crab festival

The Steamboat Era Museum will hold the 12th annual Irvington Crab Festival from 4-8 p.m. September 16, on the Irvington Town Commons, 98 King Carter Drive, Irvington. The $60 early crab discounted admission includes all-you-can-eat steamed crabs, barbecue, hot dogs and soft drinks. Crabs will be served starting at 5 p.m. All other food and beverages will be available at 4 p.m. Beer and wine will be available for purchase for $5. Admission increases to $75 on Thursday, August 17.

Admissions are nonrefundable and will not be sold at the door. Admissions may be purchased at SteamboatEraMuseum.org; at the museum, 156 King Carter Drive, Irvington; or 438-6888.

Music by the River

The Music by the River concert series will continue August 12, with Faron Hamblin, and August 19 with the Southern Grace-Reunion Tour. 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.

Music on the

     Half Shell Stage

The Music on the Half Shell Stage concert series will continue from 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday, August 17, at Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. The Mullins Sisters will perform country classics, hits and original music.

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

Bingo for Quilts

The Tavern Quilt Guild will hold Bingo for Quilts at 1:30 p.m. August 19 at Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville.

Players may buy packets of 15 bingo sheets plus four special games for $25, and enjoy the excitement of an old-fashioned game of bingo. All prizes are quilted items made by guild members.

Splash of Summer

The Splash of Summer Event, hosted by Addy’s Colors, will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, August 19, at Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.

The event will feature food trucks, a magic show, balloon twisting, a bounce house, firetruck, police car, sensory tent, mermaid/splash pad, vendors, Addy’s Colors 2024 calendar artwork forms and cook book recipe drop box. The vendor fee is $20. Contact Lauren Moye at 815-7641, or moye.favorites@yahoo.com.

Crab feast

The Northumberland County Community Center Organization (NCCCO) will hold a crab feast from 2-6 p.m. September 2 at the NCCCO building, 679 Browns Store Road, Heathsville. The menu will include all you can eat crabs, fried chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, corn-on-the-cob, baked beans, homemade soups and salad. Beer and wine will be available for an additional fee.

Crab feast tickets are $45 each and may be purchased from any NCCCO member; James Long, 724-3240, or Stacey Evans, 436-5898.

Wine & Whiskers

Wine & Whiskers, a gala event to benefit Garfield’s Rescue, Inc., will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. September 7 at Trinity Episcopal Church Pavilion, 8484 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster. Patrons will enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres, music, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle.

Tickets are $45 and can be purchased at www.garfieldsrescue.org, WOWD in Kilmarnock, Bayside Animal Hospital in White Stone or FNCAS Thrift Shop in Burgess.

Chamber series

The Northern Neck Orchestra (NNO) 2023-24 Chamber Music Series will feature Clarinet Trios, September 10; Piano Quartets by Schumann and Brahms, November 5; Cello Suites by Bach Parts One and Two, February 3 and February 4; and Quartets for Voice and Strings, April 14. Performances are slated at 2 p.m. Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock; except February 3 (7:30 p.m.) and February 4 (2 p.m.) at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock.

Season tickets are $123 and single tickets are $35, except February 3 and 4, $30 each. Tickets may be purchased at www.northernneckorchestra.org or at the check-in desk. Students are admitted free.

State Fair

The State Fair of Virginia seeks entries for 2023 competitions. There are numerous categories for adults and youth.

Competition guides with entry deadlines, registration and category descriptions for culinary and creative arts and horticulture entries are online at StateFairVA.org. The 2023 State Fair of Virginia will be held September 22 through October 1 at The Meadow Event Park in Doswell.

Black Tie & Boots

The State Fair of Virginia will host the Black Tie & Boots gala at 6 p.m. September 22 at The Meadow Event Park’s Meadow Hall and lawn in Caroline County. Proceeds benefit scholarships. Admission to Black Tie & Boots is by advance purchase only.

Gala tickets can be purchased at StateFairVa.org. Tickets are $125 per person through August 20 and $150 per person August 21 through September 14.

Family reunion

Looking for relatives of the Rogers and Neal families from Hacks Neck/Ophelia area, specifically related to Freddie Ray Rogers Sr. and Dorothy Neal Rogers.

A family reunion will be held from 1-5 p.m. September 30 in Ophelia. Contact Dottie Robertson Longest, 370-0603.

Dolley Madison

The Historic Christ Church & Museum Readers group will continue its study and discussion of America’s First Ladies at 9:30 a.m. September 19, in the Bayne Conference Room, Historic Christ Church, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, and by Zoom. The discussion book will be A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation, by Catherine Allgor.

To join the Readers 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.

Chicken dinners

Chicken dinners will be available from 5-6:30 p.m. on first Mondays at American Legion Post #117, 39 School Street, Reedville.

Meals include fried chicken, mashed potatoes, choice of vegetables, salad, roll, dessert and drink. Dinners are $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 12 and younger, at the door.

PALS program

Chesapeake Academy’s Performing Arts and Lecture Series (PALS) on September 27 will present Virginia Repertory Theatre’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” to pre-kindergarten through grade eight students at 9:30 a.m. on the Irvington campus.

For reservations, contact Sonja Smith at 438-5575 or ssmith@chesapeakeacademy.org. PALS programming is funded by the Wiley Foundation with support from the Virginia Commission for the Arts.