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Barbecue and Fiddlesticks

Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville, will hold a barbecue fundraiser from 4-7 p.m. September 11. Tickets are $35. Tickets are available at the Tavern’s gift shop or

Bill and Pam Gurley, plus Fiddlesticks, will perform. The menu will include pulled pork, chicken, sausage, potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, appetizers, desserts and soft drinks. Beer and wine will be sold separately. Activities include badminton and corn hole.

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

Bluegras concert

The Seldom Scene will present “Live At The Cellar Door” September 25 at Mount Airy Farm, 361 Millpond Road, Warsaw. The outdoor concert, rescheduled from 2020, will open at 4 p.m. with Jay Starling & Friends followed by two sets of the Seldom Scene starting at 5 p.m. All previously purchased tickets will be honored. 

General admission tickets are $35 per person. A limited number of VIP tickets will be sold for $75 per person. Tickets are available at, or 313-0815.

Chorale call

The 25th anniversary season of Christmas concerts is being planned by the Chesapeake Chorale for December 3, 4 and 5. There are no audition requirements—just a desire to bring Christmas music to the community. 

Chesapeake Chorale gives concerts in Northumberland, Lancaster and Middlesex counties and joins in the ‘Holly and the Ivy’ Christmas service at Historic Christ Church. Contact,, or Carole Fletcher at 435-1793.

Classical music

The Bringing Music to Life Concert Series will return to Historic Christ Church with a performance at 4 p.m. October 2 by Willsonia Boyer, an opera singer and concert artist who grew up in Weems and now lives in New York.

Boyer will present “An Afternoon of Art Songs and Arias.” Tickets are $20. The performance includes an intermission with libations. For tickets, visit

Community homecoming

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church will sponsor a Community Homecoming Festival from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. September 4 as a way of giving thanks for the end of the pandemic. Parking is free at the church, 6807 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville.

The festival will feature a large craft show, silent auction, music by the Northern Neck Youth Orchestra Jazz Band, food, and a bake sale featuring homemade fresh peach cobbler.

Concert on the Commons

The Irvington Village Improvement Association will sponsor a concert by acoustic guitarist Bob Wilson from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, September 2, on the Irvington Commons, 98 King Carter Drive, Irvington.

Picnics and lawn chairs are encouraged. The Byrd’s Seafood Co. food truck also will be onsite.

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.

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, 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.

Dinner cancelled

The Mid-County Volunteer Rescue Squad’s chicken/fish dinner, previously scheduled for Sunday, August 29, has been cancelled due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Northumberland County.

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.

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 The entree selection, beef tenderloin or poached salmon, needs to be indicated at the time reservations are made.

Officers’ social

The Northern Neck Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will host a fall social beginning at 5 p.m. October 17 at Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club, 362 Club Drive, Kilmarnock.

The fee is $45 per person, which includes dinner and a complimentary beverage. For reservations and payment, contact LTC Dave Mower, P.O. Box 786, Kilmarnock, VA 22482-0786;; or 435-7222. Make reservations by October 8.

Rappahannock Record Staff
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