Chesapeake Academy, 107 Steamboat Road, Irvington, will hold a Shuck-It Bucket, oyster-roast-to-go event, from 4-6 p.m. October 10. The $60 bucket will include a steamer pot filled with shelled and raw oysters, shrimp, sausage, corn, potatoes and a spice kit.
A limited number will be available October 9. To purchase tickets, call 438-5575 or visit www.chesapeakeacademy.org.
The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society (NNNPS) will conduct its annual Native Plant Sale September 19-October 10 at Dug In Farms, 155 Fleets Bay Road, White Stone.
Plants may be purchased any time the farm is open. NNNPS members will be on site from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturdays to provide advice in choosing plants.
The Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR), in partnership with the Town of Kilmarnock and Lancaster County, is conducting a free native tree giveaway. Trees will be available for pick-up from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. October 17 at Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Available species will include redbud, white flowering dogwood, river birch, swamp white oak, serviceberry, tulip poplar, sweetbay magnolia and northern red oak.
There is a limit of three trees per family, and pre-registration is required. To order trees, visit https://riverfriends.org/event/lancaster-tree-giveaway/ or call FOR lower river steward Anne Self, 443-3448.
The Woman’s Club of Northumberland County (WCNC) will meet for camaraderie at noon Tuesday, October 13, at the WCNC Clubhouse, 2928 Northumberland Highway, Lottsburg. A business meeting will follow at 12:30 p.m.
Annual canned food drive donations and cash will be collected for the Gleamers and Blenders Food Bank in Burgess.
Good Luck Cellers, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock, recently announced Friday Night Wine Downs will continue through November under a provisional, outdoor, covered pavilion.
The Wine Downs, from 5-8 p.m., will feature a food truck and music by Bob Wilson. Guests may bring a picnic or order from the food truck on-site from 5-7:30 p.m. Music is from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Woman’s Club of White Stone will hold a Trunks of Treasures Sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. October 24 on the White Stone Volunteer Fire Department field on Beach Road. Vendors may sell from their car trunks or truck beds and/or set tables behind their vehicles and fill them up. Spaces will be approximately 10 feet by 17 feet. The fee will be $15 per vehicle.
Vendors will have access to the field at 6:30 a.m. For reservations, call Karin at 435-6352 or 436-4170 by October 20.
Music in the vines
Good Luck Cellers (GLC), 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock, will host the CityFarm Band from 2-5 p.m. October 24. Enjoy an afternoon of bluegrass, new grass and Americana. Guests are urged to bring chairs and picnics; social distancing will be observed.
From 2-5 p.m. October 31, GLC will host the Pocket Jazz Band, featuring music from their Cicada Sessions.
RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will hold Paint Night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. October 29. The topic will be “Cleat and Rope.” The instructor will be Doug Mock.
Bring a choice of beverage, snacks and mask. To register, call 436-9309.
“Oysters To-Go-Go!” will be held from 2-5 p.m. November 14 in the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum/church parking lot, 504 Main Street, Reedville. The drive-thru menu will include either a dozen roasted oysters, cole slaw and a cookie for $25 per meal or an oyster po’boy sandwich kit, cole slaw, and a cookie for $20 per meal. Patrons may add a dozen roasted oysters for $10 a dozen. Extra po’boy kits are $10 per sandwich.
For tickets, call 453-6529, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or send a check to P.O. Box 306, Reedville, VA 22539. For mail–in orders, include a check made out to “RFM” and a stamped, self-addressed return envelope so the Museum staff can mail tickets. Include with the order, the number and type of meals and extras, plus intended time of pick-up.
Lancaster by the Bay Chamber and Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club (ICYCC) will present the “Great Pumpkin Drive-thru Trick-or-Treat and Scavenger Hunt” from 3-5 p.m on Halloween, October 31, at ICYCC, 362 Club Drive, Kilmarnock.
The event is open to everyone and businesses are urged to set up booths along Club Drive and distribute candy to trick-or-treaters as they drive by in their vehicles. Parents are urged to post a picture of their costumed children using #icycchalloween for a chance to win prizes. Scavenger hunt forms will be available upon arrival and completed forms will be entered for a chance to win prizes. All prizes will be announced on ICYCC’s Facebook page at noon November 2.
Hay bale contest
The annual Hay Bale Decorating Contest sponsored by the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Leadership Committee has begun. Applications will be accepted through November 1.
Guidelines and an entry form are available at bit.ly/2Z6gyMw. Cash awards will be presented for best promotional display for agriculture business or commodity, best promotional display for community spirit, most creative, best agricultural theme and best agribusiness, FFA, 4-H or school display.