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Basic Gardening

The Northern Neck Master Gardeners will present a Basic Gardening course September 23 and 30, at the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. Session 2 will be held from 10-11:30 a.m., Saturday, September 23, register by September 21, The Basics: Growing from Seed; Right Plant, Right Place; Gardening for the Planet.

The gardening course is free. Registration is required, call the Northumberland County Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension, 580-5694.

Music on the Half Shell Stage

The Music on the Half Shell Stage concert series will continue from 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, September 22, at Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Black Cat Murphy will cover rock and country hits.

Admission is by season pass or individual show tickets, $10 each. Tickets will be sold at and at the door.

VWA crab feast

The Virginia Waterman’s Association (VWA) will hold an all-you-can-eat Crab Feast fundraiser from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, September 23, at Buzzards Point Marina, 468 Buzzards Point Road, Reedville.

Tickets are $40. For tickets, call 540-907-9036 or 337-251-5821. Proceeds go to the VWA.

Jazz trio

Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts and The Lancaster Players will host the Jae Sinnett Trio at The Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone, on Saturday, September 23.

Doors will open at 7 p.m., showtime is 7:30 p.m. The Playhouse offers bistro-style seating, with tables for four, six or eight. Tickets are $30 and there will be a cash bar. For tickets, call 438-5555.

Raise the Roof

Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, invites the community to its eighth annual “Raise the Roof” fall festival from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, September 23. The event will feature two bands, Virginia craft beer, wine, barbecue (or vegetarian fare) and homemade ice cream.

Tickets are $60 for adults, $20 for ages 20 and younger and free for ages 5 and younger. Additional beverage and meal tickets will be available for purchase. To purchase tickets visit

RCA show

The Rappahannock Concert Association will present the Peter and Will Anderson Trio at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 23, at the Northumberland County School Complex, 201 Academic Lane, Claraville. The program will feature Irving Berlin compositions.

Tickets are $25. To purchase tickets for this show or the six-concert season, go to, or pay at the door. Students are free.

Piano concerts

The Graham brothers will present three piano concerts to benefit the Northern Neck-Middlesex Free Health Clinic. Concerts will be held at 7 p.m. September 29 and 30, and 3 p.m. October 1, at Irvington Baptist Church, 53 King Carter Drive, Irvington.

Reservations are required; visit EventBrite, search “Graham Brothers” or use

Rotary Club

The Northern Neck Rotary Club will meet at 7:30 a.m. September 27 at River Counties Community Foundation, 834 Rappahannock Drive, White Stone. The speaker will be Kathy Pittman of The Bookworms Inc.

Anyone is welcome to join them for breakfast and see what Rotary is all about. Respond by email,

State Fair

The 2023 State Fair of Virginia will be held September 22 through October 1 at The Meadow Event Park in Doswell. For a calendar of events, fees and tickets, visit

Master Gardeners

The Northern Neck Master Gardeners 2024 Extension Master Gardener training will be held Tuesday and Thursday mornings, February 13-April 11 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Heathsville.

If interested in the training class, contact the Virginia Cooperative Extension Northumberland County Office, 580-5694. The fee is $180. Registration and payment are due by September 29.

Chorale season

Chesapeake Chorale rehearsals for 2023 Christmas concerts will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Mondays through mid-November at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock.

Gurleys and Friends

Bill, Pam and Macon Gurley and Friends will present a concert at 6:30 p.m. September 30 at Flat Iron Crossroads, 7709 Flat Iron Road, Gloucester.

Food and drinks will be available. Tickets are $18 and may be purchased at, or at the door.

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.

Corn maze

The Northern Neck Farm Museum, 12705 Northumberland Highway,

Heathsville, will host a corn maze from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays

and 1-4 p.m. Sundays through October 29, weather permitting.

The fee is $5 per person, $20 maximum per family; ages 3 and

younger enter free. Closed-toe shoes are required.

Fall Festival

The Friends of Belle Isle State Park, in partnership with the

Northern Neck Master Naturalists, will host a Fall Festival from

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. October 7 at Belle Isle State Park, 1632

Belle Isle Road, Lancaster.

There will be wagon rides, pumpkin carving ($3), games, prizes and


Family reunion

Looking for relatives of the Rogers and Neal families from

the Hacks Neck/Ophelia area, specifically related to Freddie Ray

Rogers Sr. and Dorothy Neal Rogers.

A family reunion will be held from 1-5 p.m. September 30 in

Ophelia. Contact Dottie Robertson Longest, 370-0603.

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