Upcoming 09-15-22

Artist reception

The Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock, on Thursday, September 15, will host “A Special Evening With…” photographer Ruth Hall Fisher. An artist reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. celebrating her current exhibit at the library. Refreshments will be served.

Fisher’s photographs will be on display at LCL through September.

Boots and barbecue

 Northern Neck Land Conservancy will host Boots and Barbecue from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, September 17, at Waterloo Farm in King George. The event will offer exhibitors and demonstrations, barbecue, fried oysters, music and good company.

The $50 ticket price supports Northern Neck Land Conservancy’s mission and includes event access, parking, buffet, beer and wine. Tickets are available at nnconserve.org or, 250-2334.


Brass 5

The Rappahannock Concert Association will present the Brass 5 on Saturday, September 17, at the Northumberland County School Performing Arts Theater, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Admission by season subscription, or $25. Adult season subscriptions are $100 for all six shows, or three shows for $60. Students are admitted free. Pay online at www.rappahannockconcerts.org, call the box office at 888-210-8006, or pay at the door.

Crab feast

The Northumberland County Community Center Organization Inc. will host an “all you can eat” crab feast from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, September 17, at the Northumberland County Community Center, 679 Browns Store Road, Heathsville. The fee is $45 per person. For tickets, call James M. Long, 724-3240.

The menu also will include fried chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob, baked beans, pasta salad, tea, sodas and water. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Crab Festival

The Irvington Crab Festival will be held from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, September 17, at the Irvington Town Commons, 98 King Carter Drive, Irvington. The menu includes crabs, barbecue, hot dogs and soft drinks. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Adult tickets are $75. Admission for children 5-12 is $20. Children younger than age 5 are free. Purchase tickets at the Steamboat Era Museum, 156 King Carter Drive, Irvington, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays (1-4 p.m. Sundays), or at steamboateramuseum.org.

Dragon Run

The Friends of Dragon Run will conduct a general meeting at 7 p.m. Saturday, September 17, via Zoom. Guest speaker Katie Fallon will present. “Vulture: The Private Life of an Unloved Bird.”

Go to www.DragonRun.org for the Zoom link.

Wine & Whiskers

Garfield’s Rescue Inc. will host Wine & Whiskers, a benefit evening of music, wine, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, September 22, at Triple V Farms, 3138 Jessie Dupont Memorial Highway, Heathsville. The rain date is September 29.

Tickets are $30. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.garfieldsrescue.org, or Triple V Farms, WOWD,  Bayside Animal Hospital, FNCAS Thrift Shop.

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 22 and October 6, 7, 20 and 21 at Tri-Star Supermarket, 81 Irvington Road, Kilmarnock. Tickets also may be purchased from any auxiliary member.

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.

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.

Concerts by The Bay

Concerts By The Bay recently announced its upcoming season. All performances will begin at 3 p.m. at the Harry M. Ward Auditorium, Mathews High School, 9889 Buckley Hall Road, Mathews.

Shows include the Richmond Symphony, September 25; the Bobby BlackHat Band, October 16; Hooray for Hollywood, November 20; Jeff Little, March 12; and Judy Carmichael, April 23. Season subscriptions start at $100. Purchase subscriptions at www.concertsbythebay.org.

Author event

The Friends of the Library of Rappahannock Community College are sponsoring a luncheon and book signing at 11:30 a.m. October 6 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1717 Hampton Hall Road, Callao. Ann Eichenmuller and Larry Chowning are the featured authors.

The fee is $30 for non members. Reservations are due by September 30. Call 436-7537 or email friendsofthelibraryrcc@gmail.com.

Post meetings

American Legion Adams Post #86 will meet at 7 p.m. on third Tuesdays at the Post Home, 882 Waverly Avenue, Kilmarnock. The ladies auxiliary also will meet at the same time.

Orchestra tickets

Tickets are on sale for the 2022-23 Northern Neck Orchestra. The concert season will open October 15, at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, Kilmarnock. Both the March 25 and May 20, 2023, concerts will be at the Northumberland High School Theater, Claraville.

Season tickets for the three concerts are $96. Tickets for individual performances are $40. Purchase tickets at www.northernneckorchestra.org or at the door. Students are admitted free.

Raise the Roof

The “Raise the Roof” Craft Beer Fest will be held from 1-6 p.m. October 15 at Historic Christ Church, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems. The event will feature music Good Shot Judy and Bobby “BlackHat” Walters, craft beers, wine, barbecue and ice cream.

Tickets are $60 for adults, $20 for ages 6-20 and free for ages 5 and younger. To purchase tickets, visit christchurch1735.ticketleap.com.

Woman’s brunch

A Woman’s Empowerment Brunch, sponsored by My Wife Can’t Cook, will be held from noon-4 p.m. October 22 at the White Stone Church of the Nazarene, 57 Whisk Drive, White Stone.

Tickets are $35. Tickets can be purchased at www.mwcantcook.com.

On Stage

The Rappahannock Foundation On Stage series at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock continued with The Whiskey Rebellion, on October 22; Broadway’s Next Hit Musical, November 19; and Jose Feliciano, December 15. 

Season subscriptions are $180, call 438-5555. Single tickets are $45 each, except Feliciano, $73. Purchase single tickets at www.rappahannockfoundation.org.

Community sew-cials

Sewlovelee and Irvington Baptist Church offer an open maker space on first and fourth Tuesdays at the church, 53 King Carter Drive, Irvington. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Quilters, sewers and other crafters are invited to craft and chat.

Reservations are required at https://bit.ly/sewloveleesewcial, or 438-5800. A small fee collected is donated to the church for use of the space.