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Living shoreline

The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society will present “The Living Shoreline” at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 16, by Zoom.

The speaker will be marine biologist and educator Karen Duhring from the Center for Coastal Zone Management at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. To sign up for this free Zoom presentation, send an email to [email protected].

Patriotic display

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.

Drum circle

A community drum circle will be held Sunday, 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.

Living history

Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry will appear in a dramatic living history presentation at 4 p.m. Sunday, 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.

Tickets are $35 and may be purchased at, at the HCC office or at the door.

Festival canceled

The Stratford Hall Wine & Oyster Festival, initially scheduled for September 18 and 19, has been rescheduled for April 2-3, 2022. With local health officials reporting high rates of COVID-19 transmission, organizers decided this course of action is necessary.

For those who purchased a festival ticket, an email was sent with the opportunity to either transfer tickets to the April date or receive a refund. A related response was required by email within 30 days. Those with questions may contact Anne Wilson at [email protected].


Concert canceled

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.

Genealogy series

“Genealogy Research Topics, Tools and Tips,” sponsored by the Lancaster Virginia Historical Society, will open with Genealogy 101: Fundamentals of Tracing Your Roots from 1-4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 23, at the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.

The fee is $30 for members and $35 for others. To join the Zoom version, register at or call 462-7280.

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.

Best bale

The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation (VFBF) Women’s Leadership Committee welcomes individuals and organizations to take part in its annual Hay Bale Decorating Contest. The application process will continue through November 1.

Guidelines and an entry form are available at Participants are required to include a photograph of the decorated hay bale display with an application.

Limited seating

The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts (RFA) 2021-22 concert series will open at 7:30 p.m. September 25 with the all-female country group, Farewell Angelina.

The RFA is restricting online sales for Farewell Angelina and asking that anyone now considering purchasing a season subscription ($165) or single ticket for this show ($50) to call 438-5555.

Bluegrass concert

The Seldom Scene will present “Live At The Cellar Door” September 25 at Mount Airy Farm, 361 Millpond Road, Warsaw. The outdoor concertwill open at 4 p.m. with Jay Starling & Friends followed by two sets of the Seldom Scene starting at 5 p.m.

General admission tickets are $35 per person. Tickets are available at, or 313-0815.

Clasical music

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.

Boyer will present “An Afternoon of Art Songs and Arias.” Tickets are $20. The performance includes an intermission with libations. For tickets, visit

MOAA social

The Northern Neck Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will host a fall social 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; [email protected]; or 435-7222. Make reservations by October 8.

Rappahannock Record Staff
Rappahannock Record Staff
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