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Aquapalooza, featuring the HonyTonk Heroes, will be held at 3 p.m. September 3 in front of the Morris-Fisher Tall Stack on Cockrell Creek at Omega Protein. Proceeds will support Reedville Fishermen’s Museum’s efforts to restore Festival Halle. This concert cannot be accessed by land.

To secure a VIP front row seat email Other ways to donate include Venmo @rfmuseum and via one of the collection kayaks at the event.

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, WOWD in Kilmarnock, Bayside Animal Hospital in White Stone or FNCAS Thrift Shop in Burgess.

Music by the River

The Music by the River concert series will continue September 9 with the Karen Jonas Band. The concert 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.

Steamed crabs

The Morattico Waterfront Museum, 6584 Morattico Road, Morattico, will host the 12th annual crab feast from 4-6 p.m. September 9. The menu will include all-you-can-eat steamed crabs, potato salad, pea salad, hot dogs, sodas and water. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Bring your own crab picking tools. Advance ticket only, $50 for adults, $10 for children and free for ages 5 and younger. For tickets, contact Connie Conley,, or 761-6213.

Chamber series

The Northern Neck Orchestra (NNO) 2023-24 Chamber Music Series will open with Clarinet Trios, at 2 p.m. September 10 at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock.

Admission is by season subscription or $35. Tickets may be purchased at or at the check-in desk. Students are admitted free.


Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, will host the Pitt, Peale, & the Patriots Symposium from 1-7:30 p.m. September 9. Distinguished speakers will focus on the historical context and significance of the Pitt portrait and commission, its political and art historical contents, and the art and value of its reproduction for Stratford Hall.

A reception and viewing of the William Pitt portrait will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Inn at Montross, 21 Polk Street, Montross. Tickets are $30 general admission, $20, members and $10, students. Register in advance at

Wine & oysters

Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, will host the annual Wine & Oyster Festival September 16 and 17. The festival will feature Virginia wineries, distilleries, oysters, food trucks, beer, artisan booths, music and car shows.

Early bird tasting tickets are $30 through September 14. Day of tickets will be $40. A non-tasting ticket is $20; ages 6-13, $10; and children younger than age 5, free. A two-day combo ticket is $50. Purchase early bird tickets at

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.

Crab festival

The Steamboat Era Museum will host the Irvington Crab Festival from 4-8 p.m. September 16, at 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.

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

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 Put Readers in the subject line and include a phone number and preferred e-mail address.

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 Tickets are $125 per person through August 20 and $150 per person August 21 through September 14.

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 The 2023 State Fair of Virginia will be held September 22 through October 1 at The Meadow Event Park in Doswell.

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

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.

RCA show

The Rappahannock Concert Association will present the Peter and Will Anderson Trio at 7:30 p.m., September 23 at the Northumberland County School Complex, 201 Academic Lane, Claraville. The clarinet and saxophone virtuosos, joined by a guitarist, will present a program of Irving Berlin’s compositions.

Tickets are $25. To purchase tickets for this concert or the six-concert season, go to, or pay at the door. Students are free.

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

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