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Saturday concert

The Rappahannock Concert Association will present the Georgia Guitar Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 16, at the Performing Arts Theater, Northumberland County School Complex, 201 Academic Lane, Claraville.

Admission is by subscription or single performance ticket, $25. Pay at, call the box office at 888-210-8006 or pay at the door.

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. Thursday, 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.

War of 1812 daughters lunch

The Rappahannock Chapter, U.S. Daughters of the War of 1812, invite members and guests to attend a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. October 25 at Ditchley Cider Works, 1571 Ditchley Road, Kilmarnock. A quarterly meeting will follow at 1 p.m. 

Reservations must be made by October 21. Guests are welcome to attend. To make a reservation, call Dinah Balderson, 761-2794.

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 27, Sharon Phillips will talk about economic development for the Kilmarnock area.

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 or 462-7280.

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 There is no charge for the event, only a desire for Cobbs Hall Chapter to know how many to accommodate.


Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts will host The Hot Club of San Francisco at 7:30 p.m. November 13 at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock.

Admission is by subscription or $40. For tickets, call the RFA office, 438-5555. 

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, 580-1747; or David Hershiser at, 453-7062.

Country breakfast

Lancaster Union Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M. will serve an all-you-can-eat country breakfast from 7-10 a.m. on second Saturdays, 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.

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.

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