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The Haven Shelter and Services will hold a tasty fundraiser, Souper Chil Cookoff, from 1o a.m.-4 p.m. October 15 at Garner’s Produce, 22645 Kings Highway, Warsaw. Participants may enter their best gumbo, chili, soup or stew.

For competitor/vendor and sponsorship applications visit havenshlter.org. The deadline to enter is October 1.

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.

HCW crafting

Historyland Community Workshop (HCW) meets at 10 a.m. Mondays at Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. The group knits, crochets, sews, bakes and pursues a variety of crafts.

Items crafted will be sold at the HCW Sale from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. November 19 at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock. Profits provide scholarships for high school seniors in Lancaster and Northumberland counties.

Renaissance faire

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock (UUFR), 366 James Wharf Road, White Stone, will host a Renaissance-style Mystical, Magical Faire from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. October 22 The event will bring together musical, theatrical, artistic, culinary and other talents of local creative friends.

Tickets, $10 each, will be available at UUFR on Sunday mornings; at When Ordinary Won’t Do, 12 South Main Street, Kilmarnock; and at the event.

Oyster roast

The 33rd Reedville Fishermen’s Museum (RFM) Oyster Roast will be held from 1-4 p.m. November 12 at RFM, 504 Main Street, Reedville. The menu will include roasted and shucked oysters, clam chowder, bean soup, hot dogs, barbecue, soda, water and coffee. Beer and wine also will be sold.

Tickets are $50 per person, ages six and younger are free. VIP tickets are $100 per person. Tickets will be available at the RFM gift shop from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and noon-2 p.m. Sundays, or call 453-6529.

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 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.

Roadside marker

The Nickens Family, the Foundation for Historic Christ Church, the Kilmarnock Museum and the Lancaster Virginia Historical Society on October 15 will unveil a Historical Highway Marker recognizing The Honorable Armistead Stokalas Nickens. He is the only African-American elected official from Lancaster County to serve in the House of Delegates (1871-1875).

The ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. near 621 Kamps Mill Road, Kilmarnock. Afterwards, a community celebration will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at Lancaster Virginia Historical Society, 8346 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster, with food truck sales, music, museum tours, research info, vendors and community exhibitors. 

On Stage

The Rappahannock Foundation On Stage series at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock, continues 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.

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.

Chorale rehearsals

The Chesapeake Chorale welcome all singers, new to the group, and returning, to  rehearsals at 7 p.m. Mondays at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock. The chorale is preparing for Christmas concerts on December 2, 3, 4 and 5.