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Music on the Half Shell Stage

The Music on the Half Shell Stage concert series will continue from 7-9:30 p.m. tonight, 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 and at the door.

Splash of Summer

The Splash of Summer Event, hosted by Addy’s Colors, will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 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

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 $75 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.

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

Bingo for Quilts

The Tavern Quilt Guild will hold Bingo for Quilts at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, 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.

Summer Saturday

Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, will offer special programming from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 19. 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.


Bus trip

The Kilmarnock Museum, 76 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will benefit by a bus trip to Hopewell to see the Old Dominion Barn Dance show December 9, featuring Tre Twitty and Tayla Lynn.

The fee is $125. For tickets call Mary Brent, 462-7608, or Carroll Lee Ashburn, 296-0930, or visit the museum from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.

Fun & Games BBQ

The Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville will hold a “Fun & Games” BBQ fundraiser from 3-6 p.m. September 30. The menu will include pulled pork, chicken and sausage, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, appetizers, desserts and soft drinks. Beer and wine will be sold separately.

Games will include corn hole or badminton; Hard to Tell will provide the music. The fee is $35. Tickets are available at the Tavern Gift Shoppe from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, or

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.

Raise the Roof

Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, invites the community to its eighth annual Raise the Roof fall festival from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, September 23. The event features two bands, Virginia craft beers, wine, barbecue (or vegetarian fare) and homemade ice cream.

Tickets are $60 for adults, $20 for ages 20 and younger and free for ages 5 and younger. Additional beverage and meal tickets will be available for purchase during the event. To purchase tickets visit

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