Upcoming 08-19-21

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 https://kilmarnockva.ticketleap.com or the gate.


The Northumberland County Community Center, 679 Browns Store Road, Browns Store, will hold a barbecue fundraiser from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday, August 21.

The menu will include a pulled pork or chicken barbecue sandwich, cole slaw, baked beans, chips, dessert and drink. Tickets are $12. Orders of three or more can be delivered. For tickets, call Jim Long 724-3240.

Quilt bingo

The Tavern Quilt Guild at Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville will hold “Bingo for Quilts” at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, August 21, at the Tavern Meeting Building,

Players may buy packets of 15 bingo sheets for $20. All prizes are quilted items made by guild members. The grand prize is a bed-size quilt.

Park concerts

Music by the River at Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster, will continue at 6 p.m. 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.

Cantori concert

The Cantori Choral Ensemble will present “Red, Red Rose” at 5 p.m. Sunday, 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. Thursday, 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.

Fried chicken and fish dinner

A fried chicken and fried fish 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 menu will include a choice of mashed potatoes, potato salad green beans, or yams; a roll, and a homemade dessert.The fee is $15 per person; cash, or check. Carryout will be available.

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 www.nnbeachmusic.org for $35 until September 1. After September 1, tickets are $45 each, including at the gate the day of the event.

Crab feast

The Northumberland County Community Center, 679 Browns Store Road, Browns Store, will hold an all-you-can-eat crab feast fundraiser from noon- 4 p.m. September 4.

In addition to crabs, fried chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers and sides will be served. Tickets are $40 Adult. Drinks and tickets for a 50/50 raffle also will be on sale. For tickets, call Jim Long 724-3240.

Crab festival

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 $60 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.

Players gala

The Lancaster Players will host a 50th Gala Celebration September 18, at The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. The celebration will begin with a wine and hors d’oeuvre reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and a revue of best loved shows.

Gala tickets are $100 per person. Purchase tickets at www.lancasterplayers.org. The entree selection, beef tenderloin or poached salmon, needs to be indicated at the time reservations are made.

Drum circle

A community drum circle will be held September 19 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.

Country breakfast

Lancaster Union Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M. will serve an all-you-can-eat country breakfast from 7-10 a.m. September 11 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.

August show

The Tappahannock Artists’ Guild and Gallery, 200 Prince Street, Tappahannock, will host Art Created in Textiles through September 5. The display will offer a collection of texture and color including works in wearable silk, painted clothing and upholstery.

Gallery hours are noon-4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays beginning in August.

Writers group

The Rappatomac Writers Critique Group will meet at noon on first Thursdays at Java Jack’s, 504 South Church Street, Tappahannock, and third  Thursdays at Ms. Phyllis’s Kitchen, 459 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.

At 12:30 p.m., people may begin sharing their writing online or in person. Contact Denise DeVries at deniseadevries@gmail.com, or Janet Fast at JAFchesapeakestyle@gmail.com.