Upcoming 09-28-23

Black Cat Murphy

The Music on the Half Shell Stage, Black Cat Murphy concert initially scheduled September 22 was postponed to Thursday, September 28, from 7-9:30 p.m. at Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.

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

Caregiver support

A caregiver support session will be held from 2-3 p.m. today, September 28, at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock. Christine Slavin, CSL marketing director and a former caregiver, will present Coping Techniques for Caregivers.

The session is free but advance registration is requested. To register, visit thebaycenter.org.

Fashion show

The local chapter of Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) will present a fashion show from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, September 28, at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 435 East Church Street, Kilmarnock. A small plate of refreshments is included with admission. The $25 fee will go directly to support PEO. Tickets are available at participating boutiques, Coastal, Pearl and WOWD, or tjmwgibson@gmail.com.

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 Friday, September 29.

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.

Gurleys and Friends

Bill, Pam and Macon Gurley and Friends will present a concert at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, 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 flatironcrossroads.com, or at the door.

Fun & Games BBQ

The Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville will hold a “Fun & Games” BBQ fundraiser from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, September 30. The menu will include pulled pork, chicken and sausage, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, appetizers, desserts and soft drinks. Beer and wine will be sold separately.

Games will include cornhole and badminton; Hard to Tell will provide the music. The fee is $35. Tickets are available at the Tavern Gift Shoppe from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., or www.rhhtfoundationinc.org.

Basic Gardening

The Northern Neck Master Gardeners will present a Basic Gardening course from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, September 30, at the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. The topic will be Everything Else: Maintenance; Resources; Vegetable Gardening and Shoreline Issues.

The course is free. Registration is required by September 28, call, 580-5694.

It Takes All Types

The Bay Center will offer It Takes All Types, a workshop series on psychological type and temperament. Topics include Basics of Type, October 4; Basics of Temperament, October 11; Relating to Children, October 18; In the Classroom, October 25; Partners and Friends, November 1; and Career, November 8.

Sessions will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The registration fee is $20 which covers the first two workshops. Each subsequent themed workshop will be $10. Sessions will be held at River Counties Community Foundation, 834 Rappahannock Drive, White Stone. Register at thebaycenter.org.

Music on the Half Shell Stage

The Music on the Half Shell Stage concert series will continue from 7-9:30 p.m. October 6 at Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Shades of Grey will offer R&B, rock, classic, soul, disco and requests.

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

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 s’mores.

Fall lecture 

The Middlesex County Museum will host a fall fundraising event from 2-4 p.m. October 8 at Rosegill, 1824 Urbanna Road, Urbanna. The speaker will be Theodore McCord. He will address a December 29, 1741, wedding that brought together the Grymes and Page families.

Appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Tickets are $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers or at the door. Tickets may be purchased at middlesexmuseum.com, or the museum, 777 General Puller Highway, Saluda.

Chicken dinners

Chicken dinners will be available from 5-6:30 p.m. on first Mon days at American Legion Post #117, 39 School Street, Reedville. Meals include fried chicken, mashed potatoes, choice of veg etables, salad, roll, dessert and drink. Dinners are $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 12 and younger, at the door.

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.

Oyster roast

Morattico Waterfront Museum, 6584 Morattico Road, Morattico, will host its 14th annual Oyster Roast from 3-5 p.m. October 14. Roasted oysters, sides and desserts included. Bring your own oyster knife. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. Tickets are $50 for adults, $10 for children and free for ages 5 and younger. Purchase tickets from board members, or Connie Conley at mwmva03@gmail.com, or 761-6213.

Wren Masters

The Rappahannock Concert Association will present the Wren Masters – Baroque Quartet at 7:30 p.m. October 21 at the Northumberland School Complex Theater, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville.

The early music quartet specializes in 17th and 18th century music played on period instruments. For a Pick 3 subscription, $60, for the remaining 2023-24 RCA concert season or for tickets for this concert, $25, call 888-210- 8006 or go to www.rappahannockconcerts.org. Students are free.

Cancer support

Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital (RGH) sponsors a cancer support group meeting from 1-2 p.m. on second Tuesdays at the RGH Community Education/Resource Room, RGH, 101 Harris Road, Kilmarnock. Contact chaplain Alan W. Rock, 435-8610, or alan_rock@ bshsi.org.

Yoga retreat

Registration has begun for InsideOut Yoga’s (IOY) retreat in the Penedès Mountains near Barcelona, Spain, April 25-May 3 (Session 1) and May 4-12 (Session 2), 2024. “Peak Moments” will take place at Can Vital, a private, eco-friendly property nestled in the Penedès, a wine-growing region 90 minutes from Barcelona.

The trip also will include two nights in Barcelona where par ticipants will explore iconic landmarks as a group with plenty of time for individual exploration and relaxation. For registration, visit insideoutyoga/retreats-2.