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Concerts by the Creek

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

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

Country breakfast

Lancaster Union Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M. will serve an all-you-can-eat country breakfast from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, 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.

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.

Drum circle

A community drum circle will be held Sunday, 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.

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,, or Carole Fletcher at 435-1793.

Garden club

The Kilmarnock Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, August 17, at the Kilmarnock Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 65 East Church Street, Kilmarnock.

The club will view “Deeply Rooted – John Caykendall’s Journey to Save Our Seeds and Stories.” Light refreshments and beverages will be provided and guests are welcome.

Music on the

Half Shell Stage

Ron Moody and The Centaurs will play Music on the Half Shell Stage at 7 p.m. Thursday, 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 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.

Paint night

RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host a paint night from 6-8 p.m. August 26. Participants will create a majestic sunset with a silhouette of a shoreline and wading bird. Artist and instructor Juli Schuszler will lead the class. Bring a favorite beverage and snack. To register, call 436-9309.

Beach music 

The Northern Neck Beach Music Festival will be held September 12 on Town Hill in Colonial Beach. The fun will begin at noon with music by DJ Craig Jennings, Feature Attraction Band and The Embers. There will also be shag dance lessons and a dance contest.

Advance tickets are available for $25 each from Colonial Beach businesses, including the Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce. Tickets can be purchased at for $35 until September 1. After September 1, tickets are $45 each, including at the gate the day of the event.

Fried chicken

A fried chicken dinner will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, August 29, at the Mid-County Volunteer Rescue Squad, 7990 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville. The cost is $15 per person; cash, or check. Carryout will be available.

Barbecue and


Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville, will hold a barbecue fundraiser from 4-7 p.m. September 11. Bill and Pam Gurley, plus Fiddlesticks, will perform. The menu will include pulled pork, chicken, sausage, potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, appetizers, desserts and soft drinks. Beer and wine will be sold separately.

Tickets are $35. Tickets are available at the Tavern’s Gift Shoppe or

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.

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

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

Rappahannock Record Staff
Rappahannock Record Staff
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