The Virginia War Memorial will commemorate Patriot Day on September 11, 2020, with a special livestream event and presentation of the documentary film A New Century, A New War.
Due to the cautionary procedures in effect in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Commonwealth’s Patriot Day Ceremony will be livestreamed on social media instead of an in-person ceremony. The ceremony will be streamed at 7 p.m. on the Virginia War Memorial website: https://vawarmemorial.org/events/patriotday2020/ and https://www.facebook.com/VirginiaWarMemorial/.
The American Legion Adams Post 86 and Ladies Auxiliary, 882, Waverly Avenue, Kilmarnock, will host their eighth annual barbecue from 4-7 p.m. September 12.
The menu will include pulled pork barbecue by the pound for $10 per pound and/or pulled pork sandwiches to go for $5 each. Drinks will be available for $1 each. Coleslaw will be available to go with the sandwiches.
Hay bale contest
The annual Hay Bale Decorating Contest sponsored by the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Leadership Committee opens September 1. Applications will be accepted through November 1.
Guidelines and an entry form are available at bit.ly/2Z6gyMw. Cash awards will be presented for best promotional display for agriculture business or commodity, best promotional display for community spirit, most creative, best agricultural theme and best agribusiness, FFA, 4-H or school display.
Music on the Cliffs
Music on the Cliffs will continue from 6-8 p.m. September 19 at Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. Hard To Tell will perform in the open field behind the visitor center. Wine may be purchased by the glass from General’s Ridge Vineyard.
Guests are urged to bring their own blankets and chairs. Face coverings are required in all park facilities and where social distancing is not possible. Anyone who is sick or has symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should stay home.
On the creek
Enjoy music at Fish Hawk Oyster Bar at Tides Inn, 480 King Carter Drive, Irvington, performed by local artists from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through September, weather permitting.
Dave McKinney will be featured September 16 and Something Different Duo, September 23
On the Terrace
WildFlower Honey will be featured from 5:30-8 p.m. Sunday, September 13, on the Tides Inn Terrace, 480 King Carter Drive, Irvington.
Mercy Creek will be featured from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, September 14.
On the point
The Tiki Bar and Grill at Windmill Point, 40 Windjammer Lane, White Stone, will host Mercy Creek from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, September 13.
The Upper Lancaster Volunteer Fire Department, 5170 Mary Ball Road, Lively, will host a drive-thru spaghetti dinner from 4-7 p.m. September 21. The menu will include spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and dessert.
Tickets are $12. they can be purchased from any ULVFD firefighter, at The Corner or Chesapeake Bank in Lively or Ace Hardware and Noblett Appliance in Kilmarnock.
The Lancaster Community Library is open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The Attic Bookstore will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Visit the library on Facebook, lancasterlibrary.org, or contact the library at 435-1729 ext 18.
Wearing a mask will be required per state requirement, with exceptions for those with medical or other conditions or children under the age of 10. Additional protocols will be followed.
Piano jazz bar
The Tides Inn, 480 King Carter Drive, Irvington, will offer a piano jazz bar with Eric Lyttle from 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, September 11 and 12, in the Chesapeake Club.