Upcoming 10-07-21

MOAA social

The Northern Neck Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will host a fall social beginning at 5 p.m. October 17 at Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club, 362 Club Drive, Kilmarnock.

The fee is $45 per person, which includes dinner and a complimentary beverage. For reservations and payment, contact LTC Dave Mower, P.O. Box 786, Kilmarnock, VA 22482-0786; dmower1092@gmail.com; or 435-7222. Make reservations by October 8.

Country breakfast

Lancaster Union Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M. will serve an all-you-can-eat country breakfast from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, October 9, at the Lodge, 48 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. The fee is $10. Ages 8 and younger eat free.

The menu will include fluffy scrambled eggs (fried eggs on request), pancakes (blueberry and plain), biscuits, sausage gravy, sausage links, bacon, cheesy grits, home-fried potatoes, fried apples, warm syrup, fruit cocktail, coffee, tea, juice and milk. Orders to go available also.

Rotary Club

The Northern Neck Rotary Club has a new home, Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck, 517 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. The club meets at 7:30 a.m. second and fourth Wednesdays.

On October 13, Davy Nichols and member Brandon Frazier will talk about a new disc golf course. On October 27, Sharon Phillips will talk about economic development for the Kilmarnock area.

Drum circle

A community drum circle will be held October 17 at Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. A kids’ drum will be held from 3-3:45 p.m. An all ages drum will be held from 4-6 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock. Bring a chair and an old towel, drum or any percussion instruments. Some drums will be available. No experience is necessary.

Feels like fall

RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host a paint night from 6-8 p.m. October 21. Participants will paint a dazzling fall sky and a forest filled with colorful leaves.

Artist and instructor Juli Schuszler will lead the class. Bring a favorite beverage and snack. Masks are required. To register, call 436-9309.

Centennial event

The Cobbs Hall Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial Event at 10 a.m. November 8 at the White Stone Church of the Nazarene, 57 Whisk Drive, White Stone. Sentinel Lonny LeGrand Jr. will speak.

Register at micheledtucker@gmail.com. There is no charge for the event.

Quilt raffle

Adams Post 86 American Legion in Kilmarnock is raffling a quilt. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. A drawing will be held December 4.

Tickets may be purchased from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. October 15, 16, 29 and 30 at Tri-Star Supermarket in Kilmarnock, by calling Heather at 436-7466 and from any Auxiliary members.

Best bale

The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation (VFBF) Women’s Leadership Committee welcomes individuals and organizations to take part in its annual Hay Bale Decorating Contest. The application process will continue through November 1.

Guidelines and an entry form are available at bit.ly/3icRJqx. Participants are required to include a photograph of the decorated hay bale display with an application.

Oyster roast

The Mary Ball Washington Chapter of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge will hold an oyster roast November 14. It had been scheduled in January 2021 but had to be postponed due to COVID-19.

This oyster roast is a fundraiser for Spirit of America scholarships for selected high school juniors in Middlesex, Lancaster and Northumberland counties.

Pipes and drums

The Kilmarnock & District Pipe Band is looking for a few new members. The band practices from 7:15-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at Campbell Memorial Presbyterian Church, 3712 Weems Road, Weems. Interested visitors are welcome to sit in.

Those interested in learning the pipes or the drums may contact Walt Mallorie at wmallorie200@yahoo.com, 580-1747; or David Hershiser at davidhershiser@gmail.com, 453-7062.

Genealogy series

“Genealogy Research Topics, Tools and Tips,” sponsored by the Lancaster Virginia Historical Society, will continue with Coming to America: Ship Passenger Lists and Immigration Records from 1-3:30 p.m. October 28 at the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.

 The program fee is $20 for LVHS members and $25 for others. Advance registration and payment is required by 4 p.m. October 27, at LancasterVaHistory.org or 462-7280.

Orchestra tickets

Tickets are on sale for the Northern Neck Orchestra’s 2021-22 season. Concerts are slated for November 6, March 5 and May 13 at Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock; and May 14 at the Northumberland High School Theater, 201 Academic Lane, Claraville. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be preceded by a pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m.

Season tickets for three concerts are $90. Tickets for individual performances are $36. Students are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased at the door or www.northernneckorchestra.org.