First Friday art reception
The RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, on Friday, October 6, will host a First Friday art reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The Abstract Show will be featured.
The public is invited to visit the center, meet exhibiting artists and enjoy light refreshments.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1717 Hampton Hall Road, Callao, will host its annual OktoberFest celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, October 6. Tickets will be $40 per person. For tickets, call 472-3550.
Festivities will include music of Low ‘n’ Brows. The menu will include hot pretzels, beer, wine, bratwurst, sauerkraut, hot German potato salad, beets, spiced apples, Black Forest cake and apple strudel.
The Cutting Edge Quilt Guild will cover the walls of the Northumberland Public Library meeting room in Heathsville with quilts created to be works of art for the October Arts Alive! exhibit.
The Friends of the Library will host an Arts Alive Friday! reception, from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, October 6, at the library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville.
Irvington United Methodist Church, 26 King Carter Drive, Irvington recently announced the dates for its annual Distinctive Bazaar – a Premier Northern Neck Event.
The dates are Saturdays, October 7, November 4 and December 2 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The bazaar offers gift baskets, theme decorated wreaths and trees, baked goods and a café luncheon. Chili and corn bread will be served on October 7.
Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville will hold a “Burn the Mortgage” celebration and barbecue from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, October 7. Music will be provided by The Articles.
Tickets are $25, if purchased in advance; $30 at the door, which will include barbecue, sides, desserts and soft drinks. Beer and wine will be sold separately. Advance tickets are available at the Tavern Gift Shoppe from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, or rhhtfoundationinc.org.
St. Mary’s Episcopal, 3020 Fleeton Road, Reedville, will hold its annual Oktoberfest, a traditional Bavarian festival, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 7.
The event will feature knockwurst, bratwurst, frankfurters, German potato salad, soft pretzels, homemade sauerkraut, oysters, sodas, water, wine, German beer, raffles, baked goods, children’s corner and a corn hole tournament.
Dinner & a show
On Stage concert ticket holders can go to one of six restaurants on performance nights to take advantage of special offers. Anna’s Italian Restaurant, Chao Phraya, Thai Pot, KC’s Crabs and Cues, Northern Neck Burger and The Trick Dog Café may offer a free appetizer, a 10% discount, or donate a percentage of the bill to the Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts.
Dine at any of the restaurants before or after a show and present a ticket or stub. Brass Transit will be featured On Stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 7, at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock. Tickets, $39, can be purchased at 438-5555, or rappahannockfoundation.org.
Patsy Cline tribute concert
Patsy and the Country Classics from Fredericksburg will present a tribute to Patsy Cline at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 8, at the Westmoreland Players Theatre, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao.
Tickets are $125. Purchase tickets at 529-9345, or www.westmorelandplayers.org.
The Northern Neck Farm Museum, 12705 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, will host a low country boil on October 21, a fall festival October 28 and 29, and a corn maze beginning October 30.
The farm museum has an extensive farm equipment collection and welcomes visitors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays.
Rappahannock Garden Club will meet at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, October 12, at Grace Hall, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock.
Sally Harrison, owner of Fairntosh Flowers, will demonstrate “Floral Design for Table and Mantel.” The program is free and open to the public.
Chesapeake Academy’s 16th annual Community Oyster Roast will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. October 14 on the Rowe Campus, 107 Steamboat Road, Irvington. The menu will include roasted and fried oysters, clam chowder, French-fried sweet potatoes, hot dogs, hamburgers, dessert, beer, wine and soft drinks. There will be dancing from 5 to 9 p.m. to the music of the Phun Doctors.
Tickets are $50 per person, or $60 at the door if available. Purchase tickets at 438-5575, email@example.com, chesapeakeacademy.org at or Specials Wine Seller, Kilmarnock.
The Warsaw Rotary Club will present the fifth annual Oktoberfest from 4 to 10 p.m. October 14 at the Warsaw Town Park, 171 Main Street, Warsaw. The fee is $10 in advance and $15 at the gate.
The HonkyTonk Heroes will play from 5 to 10 p.m., with a few breaks. There will be food vendors and beer.
Abingdon Episcopal Church, 4645 George Washington Memorial Highway, White Marsh, will host the Dali Quartet at 5 p.m. October 14. A free-will offering will be accepted.
The Dalí Quartet offers a mix of Latin American, Classical and Romantic repertoire.
Lunch and learn
Visiting Angels and Carousel Physical Therapy on October 17 will present “Know Your Limits,” a lunch and learn segment on being proactive to keep active and healthy. The program will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at Visiting Angels, 68 South Main Street, Kilmarnock.
Door prizes and lunch will be provided. RSVP by calling Carousel Physical Therapy, 435-3435, or Visiting Angels, 435-2229.
The Square Pegs will hold free sessions at 7 p.m. Thursdays, October 5, October 12 and 19, at Fairfields United Methodist Church in Burgess.
Classes will continue on Thursdays throughout the year and cost $5 per week. Students will graduate as main-stream dancers in the spring. Call Doty Douglas, 580-1625.
White Stone Oktoberfest
The 2017 Oktoberfest Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. October 28 on the WSVFD grounds, 578 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. Sponsored by White Stone Business Association, this family friendly festival will feature arts, crafts, classic car show, bake sale, and chili cook off.
The ACCA Temple Sauerkraut German Band will perform, German fare and beverages will be offered by the White Stone Volunteer Fire Department.
Lancaster Union Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M. will serve an all-you-can-eat country breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. October 14 at the Lodge, 48 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.
The cost is $10. Ages 5 and younger, uniformed military and law enforcement eat free.
The 2017 Music on the Half Shell Stage concert series will continue from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, October 12, at Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.
Tickets are on sale for the Kilmarnock Irvington White Stone Rotary 27th annual Bay Seafood Festival October 21 at Camp Kekoka, 1083 Boys Camp Road, Kilmarnock. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased from any Rotarian or kiwsrotary.com.
Gates will open at 3:30 p.m. Food will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. and En’Novations will play from 6 to 9 p.m.
The RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, on October 20 will offer Paint Like the Masters—“Emma Allen’s Seasons.” The instructor will be Marilyn Sprouse.
This workshop, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., will utilize acrylic paints. Snacks will be provided and participants may bring their own libation. For fees and registration, visit the center, or call 436-9309.
The Animal Welfare League of the Northern Neck will hold its 17th annual Dog Gone Dog Show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. October 14 at the Irvington Commons, 98 King Carter Drive, Irvington. The event is sponsored by Invisible Fence Brand.
There will be 13 competition events, $4 per event, per pet; baked goods, picnic foods, silent auction, pet boutique and vendors. Donations welcome.
Soprano opera singer Willsonia Boyer and pianist Marijo Newman will present a a special benefit performance October 29 at at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock. Admission will be $15 for adults, and $10 for students.
Proceeds will go towards the Lancaster High School Band trip to the Taxslayer Bowl game in Jacksonville, Fla., on December 30. To make a donation to the band trip, or purchase concert tickets, contact Lancaster Band Boosters president Donna McGrath at 438-5803, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prevent Suicide Walk For A New Day will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on October 14. The walk will begin at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock. To register, visit chvc.online, or call 1-888-773-8550, or 642-5402.
A $5 donation per person will benefit suicide prevention awareness initiatives.
Commonwealth Senior Living at Farnham, 511 Cedar Grove Road, Farnham, hosts a Veterans’ Breakfast at 9 a.m. on second Tuesdays. Participants are urged to RSVP at 394-2102.