Lancaster Union Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M. will serve an all-you-can-eat country breakfast from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, 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.
The Northern Neck Beach Music Festival will be held Sunday, 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 www.nnbeachmusic.org, or at the gate on the day of the event.
The Northern Neck Orchestra will present “Trios and Tangos” at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 12, at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased at www.northernneckorchestra.org 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.
Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville, will host a drive-thru barbecue dinner from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, September 12. the menu will include pork, baked beans, potato salad, coleslaw, bun and brownies.
Tickets are $25. All orders must be paid in advance, www.RHHTFoundationinc.org, the Tavern Gift Shoppe from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.
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.
On Wednesday, September 15, the Cobbs Hall Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, will commemorate the upcoming MIA/POW Remembrance of The 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.
Members of Cobbs Hall, in collaboration with Commonwealth Senior Living and Lee’s Restaurant, will thank all veterans who visit Lee’s, 30 South Main Street, Kilmarnock, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Veterans will receive lapel pins, American flags, a slice of Lee’s homemade pie and a cup of coffee.
Music on the Half Shell Stage
Danny Kensy and Cedar Creek will play Music on the Half Shell Stage at 7 p.m. Thursday, 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 https://kilmarnockva.ticketleap.com or the gate.
In celebration of Constitution Week, September 17-23, the Cobbs Hall Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will provide displays at the Lancaster and Northumberland libraries. The chapter also will distribute pocket-sized booklets with the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence at the displays.
All churches throughout the land are invited to ring their bells at 4 p.m. on September 17 in celebration of the signing of this great document.
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 SteamboatEraMuseum.org, 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.
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.
The Chesapeake Chorale board, with great regret, has to cancel plans for this year’s Christmas concert season. Due to unpredictable COVID-19 mandates, the board cannot be assured of rehearsal or concert venues.
Plans will be announced for next year when they are available. Thanks to all those who’ve supported efforts this year.
Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry will appear in a dramatic living history presentation at 4 p.m. September 19 at Historic Christ Church, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems. The event includes libations and a light fare in the courtyard after the performance (inside Christ Church).
Tickets are $35 and may be purchased at christchurch1735.ticketleap.com, at the HCC office or at the door.
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 concertsbythebay.org.
20th oyster roast
Chesapeake Academy will host its 20th Community Oyster Roast from 5-9 p.m. October 9, on the Rowe Campus, 107 Steamboat Road, Irvington. The menu will include roasted oysters, fried oysters, clam chowder, hush puppies, hot dogs, hamburgers and dessert. Beer, wine and soft drinks included, attendees must be ages 21 or older. Entertainment will be provided by Deadrise.
The fee is $70 per person, $80 at the door—if available. Purchase tickets at Chesapeake Academy, 438-5575, email@example.com, www.chesapeakeacademy.org or Specials Wine Seller Kilmarnock.
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 www.mountairy.farm, or 313-0815.
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 ChristChurch1735.ticketleap.com.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; or 435-7222. Make reservations by October 8.
The Mary Ball Washington Chapter of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge will hold an oyster roast November 14.
This oyster roast is a fundraiser for Spirit of America scholarships for selected high school juniors in Middlesex, Lancaster and Northumberland counties.