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 Northern Neck Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Christmas wreath sale is underway. The Fraser fir wreaths are 22 inches in diameter and cost $25 each. Distribution sites will include Chesapeake Commons in Kilmarnock, Sonabank in Burgess and Warsaw Town Park in Warsaw.
The order deadline is Wednesday, October 21. To place an order, call 462-0881.
The Northern Neck Orchestra will present a recital featuring works by Vivaldi, Bach, Donizetti and Clara Schumann at 2 p.m. October 25, outdoors at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock.The program will be performed by soprano Jessica Noël Wakelyn, mezzo-soprano Erin Wind and pianist Hope Armstrong Erb.
Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at www.northernneckorchestra.org or at the check-in table.
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.
“Kandy for Kids”
Wicomico United Methodist Church, 5060 Jessie duPont Memorial Highway, Wicomico Church, will hold a “Drive-Thru Kandy For Kids” from 4-6 p.m. on Halloween, October 31.
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.
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.
“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.
The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society (LVHS) will hold a Fall Soup Sale fundraiser with Lancaster stew, bean and ham soup, and chicken noodle soup by the quart for $12 each. Pre-orders are required by November 1, and pick-up will be from noon-3 p.m. November 14 at LVHS, 8346 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster. People can also sponsor “quarts for the community” for a $12 donation and LVHS will distribute soup to first responders and homebound senior citizens.
Soup orders can be placed at www.mkt.com/maryball, 462-7280, or by mailing a check to LVHS, PO Box 97, Lancaster VA 22503. Order forms also are available from LVHS board members.
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.