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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.

Community homecoming

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church will sponsor a Community Homecoming Festival from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 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.

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. Saturday, September 4.

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

Pipes and drums

The Kilmarnock & District Pipe Band is looking for a few new members. The band practices from 7:15-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church, 3712 Weems Road, Weems. Interested visitors are welcome to sit in.

Those interested in learning the pipes or the drums may contact Walt Mallorie at, 580-1747; or David Hershiser at, 453-7062.

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.

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 are $45. Purchase tickets at, or at the gate on the day of the event.

Chamber music

The Northern Neck Orchestra will present “Trios and Tangos” at 2 p.m. September 12 at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased at or at the check-in desk. Students are admitted at no charge.

Violinist Moises Cunha, cellist Stephen Custer and pianist Daniel Inamorato will perform works by Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, Edmundo Villani-Cortes and Astor Piazzolla.

Friends meeting

The Friends of Belle Isle State Park will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, September 13, in the picnic area at Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. An optional tour of the grounds of the Belle Isle Manor will begin at 4 p.m. 

The Friends of Belle Isle State Park is a citizen organization that supports the recreational and educational opportunities at the park. Anyone interested in joining is welcome to attend. Please wear masks.

Music on the

Half Shell Stage

Danny Kensy and Cedar Creek will play Music on the Half Shell Stage at 7 p.m. September 16. 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 or the gate.

Crab feast

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.

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.

Concerts by the Bay

Brent and Becky’s Bulbs, 7900 Daffodil Lane, Gloucester, will host a Concerts by the Bay program from noon-3 p.m. September 25. The lineup includes Toby and Larry followed by The Flat Tones.

2019/2020 ticket holders will be admitted free. Single tickets are $15. For season subscription options, visit

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.

Nashville vibes

The Rappahannock Concert Association will present the “Nashville Legacy, the Music of Floyd Cramer, Chet Atkins and the Nashville Sound” at 7:30 p.m. September 25 at the Northumberland County Schools Performing Arts Theater, 201 Academic Lane, Claraville.

Admission is by season subscription, or $25. For tickets, call 888-210-8006 or visit Students are admitted free.

Rappahannock Record Staff
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