Pianist Svetlana Smolina will return to Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock, on Saturday, August 20. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and will be available at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Rockfish & the Rivermen will be featured at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 20, at the Kilmarnock Brewhaus, 44 West Church Street, Kilmarnock.
Stephen Bennett and Bill Gurley be featured at Flat Iron Crossroads, 7709 Flat Iron Road, Gloucester, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. August 27. Tickets are $25. Purchase tickets at www.flatironcrossroads.com.
Concerts by the Creek will continue from 6-9 p.m. August 27 with The Jangling Reinharts under the pavilion at the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, 504 Main Street, Reedville. Purchase $10 advance tickets at rfmuseum.org.
Jazz in blue
Rhythm in Blue, a jazz ensemble of the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band, will return August 28 to the Irvington Commons, 98 King Carter Drive, Irvington.
The show will begin at 6 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and picnics.
The Rappahannock Garden Club (RGC) is celebrating its 60-year anniversary on September 8 at Grace Episcopal Church in Kilmarnock.
Among the many festivities members and guests will enjoy, RGC will hold a huge yard sale including artisanal crafts, plants, jewelry and baked goods. The public is welcome at 1 p.m.
Concerts by the Bay
Concerts By The Bay recently announced its upcoming season. All performances will begin at 3 p.m. at the Harry M. Ward Auditorium, Mathews High School, 9889 Buckley Hall Road, Mathews.
Shows include the Richmond Symphony, September 25; the Bobby BlackHat Band, October 16; Hooray for Hollywood, November 20; Jeff Little, March 12; and Judy Carmichael, April 23. Season subscriptions start at $100. Purchase subscriptions at www.concertsbythebay.org.
The Smart Start for Success Youth Empowerment mentoring program at the Church of Deliverance in Lively will host a Mother, Daughter Tea Party at noon September 3 at the White Stone Church of the Nazarene Family Life Center, 57 Whisk Drive, White Stone.
This is a semi formal affair for girls ages 7-19 and their mothers. There is no charge to attend. See all party details and RSVP at http://evite.me/PUajkvMKFDctrl before August 27, or until seats are filled.
Subscriptions are still available for the Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts 29th On Stage season at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock. Shows include Larry Carlton, September 10; The Whiskey Rebellion, October 27; Broadway’s Next Hit Musical, November 19; and Jose Feliciano, December 17.
Season subscriptions are $180, call 438-5555. Single tickets are $45 each, except Feliciano, $73. Purchase single tickets at www.rappahannockfoundation.org.
Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville, will hold a barbecue party from 4-7 p.m. September 10. The fee is $45 for one ticket or $85 for two. Purchase tickets at the gift shop or www.rhhtfoundationinc.org.
The menu will include pulled pork, chicken, sausage, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, appetizers, desserts and soft drinks. Beer and wine will be sold separately. Activities will include corn hole, badminton, a raffle and music by Cougar Flash.
The Colonial Beach Community Foundation will host the fourth annual Northern Neck Beach Music Festival September 10, featuring The Embers, The Feature Attraction band, Motown Butta and Craig Jennings, on Town Hill in Colonial Beach.
Advance tickets are available at www.nnbeachmusic.org via EventBrite for $49. Guests are urged to bring a chair. No outside food or beverages. Party tent rentals are available at email@example.com, or www.nnbeachmusic.org.
Chicken dinners will be available from 5-6:30 p.m. on first Mondays at American Legion Post #117, 39 School Street, Reedville. However, the monthly dinner will be held September 12 due to the Labor Day holiday.
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.
The Northumberland County Community Center Organization Inc. will host an “all you can eat” crab feast from noon-4 p.m. September 17 at the Northumberland County Community Center, 679 Browns Store Road, Heathsville. The fee is $45 per person. For tickets, call James M. Long, 724-3240.
The menu also will include fried chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob, baked beans, pasta salad, tea, sodas and water. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
Wine and oysters
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, will hots its fall Wine & Oyster Festival from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. September 17 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. September 18. Tasting tickets are $35 for adults, non-tasting $25, ages 7-12 $10 and free for ages 6 and younger.
The event will feature tastings from Virginia wineries, as well as coastal oysters, food trucks, breweries, cideries, artisans, car shows and kids zone. Purchase tickets at stratford hall.org.
The Irvington Crab Festival will be held from 4-8 p.m. September 17 at the Irvington Town Commons, 98 King Carter Drive, Irvington. The menu includes crabs, barbecue, hot dogs and soft drinks. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
Adult tickets are $75. Admission for children 5-12 is $20. Children younger than age 5 are free. Purchase tickets at the Steamboat Era Museum, 156 King Carter Drive, Irvington, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays (1-4 p.m. Sundays), or at steamboateramuseum.org.
A Woman’s Empowerment Brunch, sponsored by My Wife Can’t Cook, will be held from noon-4 p.m. October 22 at the White Stone Church of the Nazarene, 57 Whisk Drive, White Stone.
Tickets are $35. Tickets can be purchased at www.mwcantcook.com.