Plant Extravaganza slated Sept. 9 & 10
Gloucester Extension Master Gardeners is getting ready for the 20th annual Plant Extravaganza fundraiser September 9 and 10 at Gloucester Moose Lodge 886, 6565 Moose Drive, Gloucester. Hours are 4-6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.
Members have been working for months, propagating and potting a variety of plants to be sold, reported Kay Williamson.
Proceeds from this event go toward scholarships for seniors graduating at Gloucester High School and for tuition assistance for 4H Club members attending the summer 4H Camp in Jamestown each summer, said Williamson.
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.
Classic Boat Show
The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, 504 Main Street, Reedville, will host a Classic Boat Show from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. September 10. Tickets are $10 for adults; children younger than 12 are free. For tickets, visit www.rfmusuem.org or email Harris-Burnett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event will include boat tours, a 100th birthday celebration of the Elva C., a nautical flea market, a raffle, food, beer garden, book signing and sails on the skipjack Claud W. Somers—$40, purchase tickets online.
The Northern Neck Orchestra 2022-23 Chamber Music Series will open at 2 p.m. September 11 at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock. The program will be “Music of the Americas,” featuring the world premiere of George Warren’s Sonata for Violin and Piano,
Admission is by season subscription, $100, or single ticket, $30. Tickets may be purchased at www.northernneckorchestra.org or the check-in desk. Students will be admitted free.
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 Chesapeake Chorale will hold a rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. September 12 at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock to prepare for a three concert Christmas season.
Programs are scheduled for 8 p.m. December 2 at Northumberland High School, 8 p.m. December 3 at Lancaster Middle School, 3 p.m. December 4 at St. Clare Walker Middle School and 3 p.m. December 5 at Historic Christ Church.
Registration recently opened for the 13th annual Kekoka Yoga Retreat which will take place September 16-18 at YMCA/APYC Camp Kekoka near Kilmarnock. The theme will be “Alchemy.”
The weekend fee is $250 and includes lodging, three farm-to-table meals, yoga classes for all levels, meditation, a zip line and water activities. To register, visit www.ymcavp.org/kekoka/yoga/retreat/ or contact Ana Mae Morrow at email@example.com or 435-3616.
Boots and Barbecue
Northern Neck Land Conservancy will host Boots and Barbecue from 1-4 p.m. September 17 at Waterloo Farm in King George. The event will offer exhibitors and demonstrations, barbecue, fried oysters, music and good company.
The $50 ticket price supports Northern Neck Land Conservancy’s mission and includes event access, parking, buffet, beer and wine. Tickets are available at nnconserve.org or, 250-2334.
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.
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.
Wine and oysters
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, will host 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 stratfordhall.org.
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock will host a drum circle from 3-5 p.m. on third Sundays, through October, at Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. The next drum circle will be September 18.
All are welcome. Bring percussion instruments and chairs. Drums will be provided to share. Call Belinda at 577-7974 with any questions.
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.
Wine & Whiskers
Garfield’s Rescue Inc. will host Wine & Whiskers, a benefit evening of music, wine, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction from 5-8 p.m. September 22 at Triple V Farms, 3138 Jessie Dupont Memorial Highway, Heathsville. Tickets are $30. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.garfieldsrescue.org, or Triple V Farms, WOWD, Bayside Animal Hospital, FNCAS Thrift Shop.
American Legion Adams Post #86 will meet at 7 p.m. on third Tuesdays at the Post Home, 882 Waverly Avenue, Kilmarnock. The ladies auxiliary also will meet at the same time.
Sewlovelee and Irvington Baptist Church offer an open maker space on first and fourth Tuesdays at the church, 53 King Carter Drive, Irvington. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Quilters, sewers and other crafters are invited to craft and chat.
Reservations are required at https://bit.ly/sewloveleesewcial, or 438-5800.