Upcoming 09-08-22

Quilt raffle

The American Legion Adams Post 86 Ladies Auxiliary is conducting a raffle for a patriotic, queen-size quilt. A drawing will be held December 3.

Tickets are $1 each or six tickets for $5. The tickets will be sold from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on September 8, 9 and 22 and October 6, 7, 20 and 21 in front of Tri-Star Supermarket, 81 Irvington Road, Kilmarnock. Tickets also may be purchased from any auxiliary member.

RGC anniversary

The Rappahannock Garden Club (RGC) is celebrating its 60-year anniversary today, September 8, at Grace Episcopal Church in Kilmarnock.

Among the many festivities members and guests will enjoy, RGC will hold a huge yard sale including artisanal crafts, plants, jewelry and baked goods. The public is welcome at 1 p.m.

Quilting circles

The Rivah Quilt Guild will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, September 9, at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 435 East Church Street, Kilmarnock.

Lee Taylor, owner of Sewlovelee Quilt Shop in Irvington, will present “Circles, Curves and the Illusion of Curves.”


Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society and AAHGS-Hampton Roads will hold a joint virtual meeting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 10. Dr. Shelley Viola Murphy will  address theInternational African American Museum’s Center for Family History.

 To receive an invitation for this virtual meeting email mpaaghs.va@gmail.com or call 651-8753.

Historic sites tour

Preservation Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula will host a tour of two historic sites in Westmoreland County from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, September 10.

The group will meet at 10:30 a.m. at Yeocomico Church (1706), 1233 Old Yeocomico Road, Tucker Hill, reported president Marsha Sitnik. Following a tour of the historic church, the group will visit Arlington Farm (1790). Visit the Preservation Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula website at www.pnnmp.org, or call Becky Marks at 925-5599.

Music festival

The Colonial Beach Community Foundation will host the fourth annual Northern Neck Beach Music Festival Saturday, September 10, featuring The Embers, The Feature Attraction band, Motown Butta and Craig Jennings, on Town Hill in Colonial Beach.

Advance tickets are available at www.nnbeachmusic.org via EventBrite for $49. Guests are urged to bring a chair. No outside food or beverages. Sponsorships and party tent rentals are available at beachmusiccbva@gmail.com, or www.nnbeachmusic.org.

Barbecue party

Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville, will hold a barbecue party from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, September 10. The fee is $45 for one ticket or $85 for two. Purchase tickets at the Tavern gift shop or www.rhhtfoundationinc.org.

The menu will include pulled pork, chicken, sausage, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, appetizers, desserts and soft drinks. Beer and wine will be sold separately. Activities will include corn hole, badminton, a raffle and music by Cougar Flash.

Guitar legend

 Guitarist Larry Carlton and his band will open the Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts 2022-23 On Stage season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 10, at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock. Carlton will present ‘78 Album: Steely Dan Remembered, sharing songs and stories from his days as primary guitarist for Steely Dan.

Admission is by season subscription, or individual ticket. Season subscriptions are $180, call 438-5555. Single tickets are $45 each. Purchase single tickets at www.rappahannockfoundation.org, or call 438-5555.

Chamber music

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

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.

Chorale rehearsal

The Chesapeake Chorale will hold a rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. Monday, September 12, at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock, to prepare for a three concert Christmas season.

Woman’s Club

The Woman’s Club of Northumberland County will meet Tuesday, September 13, at the WCNC Clubhouse, 2928 Northumberland Highway, Lottsburg. The club will gather at noon for refreshments; the meeting will start at 12:30 p.m.

The speaker will be Kathleen Nelson, author of six novels, with a seventh due for release in the fall.