Upcoming 10-06-22

Quilt raffle

The American Legion Adams Post 86 Ladies Auxiliary is conducting a raffle for a patriotic, queen-size quilt. A drawing will be held December 3.

Tickets are $1 each or six tickets for $5. The tickets will be sold from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. October 6 and 7 at Tri-Star Supermarket, 81 Irvington Road, Kilmarnock. Tickets also may be purchased at 436-7466.

Books Alive

Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, will host a Books Alive author event featuring Stan Parsons from 5-7 p.m. Friday, October 7. Parsons will read from his various novels that also will be available for purchase.

Wine and light appetizers will be served. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Northumberland Public Library.

Fall Festival

Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster, will host a Fall Festival from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, October 8. Carve or decorate a pumpkin for $3, take a wagon tour of the park, check out fall activity tables with the Northern Neck Master Naturalists. Enjoy apple cider and popcorn and s’mores.

The event will be held in the picnic area. There is a $5 parking fee payable at the park entrance.

Seafood Boil

The Northern Neck Farm Museum, 12705 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, will host its annual Seafood Boil at 5 p.m. Saturday, October 8. Tickets are $50. Proceeds will go to the completion of a classroom addition. For tickets, call 450-2373.

Marine Corps celebration

Marine Corps League Detachment 1062  will commemorate the 247th birthday of the Marine Corps by hosting a Marine Corps Birthday Ball at Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club, beginning at 5 p.m. November 11.

Reservations are being taken now and and tickets will be available first-come, first-served starting October 15. For reservations, contact Commandant Jim Schafer at 540-429-0371 or schaferjb@aol.com.

Raise the Roof

The “Raise the Roof” Craft Beer Fest will be held from 1-6 p.m. October 15 at Historic Christ Church, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems. The event will feature music Good Shot Judy and Bobby “BlackHat” Walters, craft beers, wine, barbecue and ice cream.

Tickets are $60 for adults, $20 for ages 6-20 and free for ages 5 and younger. To purchase tickets, visit christchurch1735.ticketleap.com.

GOP oyster roast

The Northumberland County Republican Committee will host an oyster roast from 2-5 p.m. October 15 at Cowart Seafood, 755 Lake Drive, Lottsburg.

Advance tickets are $45 each or two for $85. Tickets at the door will be $55 each. For tickets visit Northumberland.gop, or call 450-4447 or 436-7110.

Bingo night

The Haven Bingo Night will be held from 7-9 p.m. October 21 at Montross Brewery, 15381 Kings Highway, Montross. There will be a costume contest, fun and games.

The fee is $10, for three cards. Additional cards will be available for purchase. There will be prizes for best costume, as well as for each of 10 games. Purchase cards/tickets at havenshleter.org. Register by October 16.

Celebrating Preservation

Tickets are available for the Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society’s (MCMHS) Celebrating Preservation fundraiser 1-3 p.m. October 16 at the Historic Barn at Rosegill, 1824 Urbanna Road, Urbanna.

Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Advance tickets are available at middlesexmuseum.com. October 10 is the last day to buy advance tickets.

Chamber music

The Northern Neck Orchestra will present a chamber music concert, “Music for Horn, Violin and Piano,” at 2 p.m. November 13 at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased at the door or northernneckorchestra.org. 

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.

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.

HCW crafting

The 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.

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.

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.

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.