Upcoming 10-18-18

Music on the
Half Shell Stage

Something Different Duo and the 7th Street Band will be featured Thursday, October 18, on Music on the Half Shell Stage at Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. The show will start at 5 p.m. with Something Different Duo. 7th Street Band will follow at about 6:30 p.m. and the concert will conclude at 8:30 p.m.

Native plants

The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society will meet at noon Thursday, October 18, at Wicomico Parish Church, 5191 Jessie Ball duPont Memorial Highway, Wicomico Church. Lancaster County environmental compliance officer Brian Barnes will review the county’s efforts with environmental matters, emphasizing wetlands and invasive plant species, and the Chesapeake Bay Act.

Bring a brown bag lunch. Some snacks and beverages will be available for a short social lunch before the presentations. The public is welcome.

Square dancing

The Square Pegs will hold a free workshop for new dancers at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 18, at Fairfield UMC, 14741 Northumberland Highway, Burgess.

Classes will continue on Thursdays throughout the year. The fee for weekly lessons, after the three free workshops, is $5 per lesson. Some line dances are also taught. To register, call 580-1625 or Dianne 761-1433.

Adult paint

RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host an Adult Paint Workshop from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, October 19. The instructor will be Marilyn Sprouse. The paintings will be based on “The Green Pumpkin” by Henri Matisse.

The fee will be $30 for members and $35 for others. The fee will include all materials. Bring a beverage of choice. To register, call 436-9309.

Comedy show

Gallagher will be featured Saturday, October 20, at The Riverboat on the Potomac, 301 Beach Terrace, Colonial Beach, with special guest comedian Artie Fletcher. Doors will open for dinner at 6 p.m. and the show is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

General admission is $25, an extra $10 provides a seat up front in the splash zone. Tickets may be purchased at Eventbrite, or 224-7055.

DNA roundable

The Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 20, at the Essex Public Library, 117 North Church Lane, Tappahannock. The meeting will feature a DNA Roundtable Discussion.

Oyster roast

The Morattico Waterfront Museum will host an oyster roast from 2:30-5 p.m. Saturday, October 20, at the James A. Vick Pavilion, 6584 Morattico Road, Morattico. Serving will begin at 3 p.m.

Admission is $35, $10 for ages 6-12, free for ages 5 and younger. For tickets, call Connie Conley, 761-6213, or email moratticowaterfrontmuseum@yahoo.com.

Benefit blues

The Bobby “BlackHat” Band will present a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Monday, October 22, at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock. Food and wine will be offered at 6:30 p.m.

The concert will benefit expansion of the teen center at Lancaster Community Library. Tickets are $25 including light fare. Wine will be available for purchase.

Freedom Fund

The Lancaster County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet Talent Showcase will be held October 28 at the Palestine Lodge #100, 1434 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock. The event will begin with a meet and greet social at 2 p.m. The program will follow at 3 p.m.

Banquet tickets are $30 each. For tickets, call Lloyd Hill, 577-3356.

Fried chicken

American Legion Adams Post 86, 882 Waverly Avenue, Kilmarnock, will host a fried chicken dinner from 4:30-7 p.m. October 27. The menu will include fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn pudding, rolls, iced tea, coffee and home-baked desserts.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children. Patrons can eat in or carryout. Tickets are available at Lester’s Barber Shop or from Heather, 436-7466.

Wreath orders

The Northern Neck Court Appointed Special Advocate (NNCASA) is taking orders for 22-inch Fraser fir Christmas wreaths. They will be available for pickup at the Chesapeake Commons Shopping Center, Kilmarnock, from 4-6 p.m. November 29, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m., November 30 and December 1.

Wreaths are $25 each. Place orders at 462-0881, or send a check payable to NNCASA in the amount of $25 per wreath to PO Box 695, Lancaster, VA 22503. The deadline is October 26.

Fall production

The Christchurch School fall production group will present the Agatha Christie thriller, “The Mousetrap,” at 7 p.m. October 25, 26 and 27 in the David and Wendy Charlton Fine and Performing Arts Center, Marston Hall, Christchurch School, 49 Seahorse Lane, Christchurch.

The play is a murder mystery known for its ending plot twist. The event will be free and open to the public.

Costume contest

Children ages 11 and younger are invited to participate in the annual Irvington Halloween Costume Contest on All Hallows Eve, October 31, at the Irvington Commons, 98 King Carter Drive, Irvington. Pets in costume also are invited.

Line up by age group at 6 p.m. Judging will begin at 6:15 p.m.

Dog gone good fun

The 18th annual Dog Gone Dog Show has been postponed to its rain date, October 27, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Irvington Commons, 98 King Carter Drive, Irvington.

The Animal Welfare of the Northern Neck will offer 13 fun filled doggie contests. It’s free to watch the fun and $4 dollars per pet for each event. Plus Fido can have his fortune read, a photo with Santa and/or play puppy bingo.

Readers theater

The Lancaster Players will present a readers theater production “A Walk in the Woods,” by Lee Blessing at 7 p.m. November 2, 3, 9 and 10, and 3 p.m. November 4 and 11 at The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. The theater will open an hour prior to each performance.

Reservations are available at www.lancasterplayers.org, or 435-3776. Seats are $25 each and complimentary fruit, cheese and cracker plates will be served, reported marketing director Sheila Brown.

Dance Extravaganza

The 21st edition of Dance Extravaganza, to benefit Kilmarnock Museum, will be held at 7 p.m. November 3 at Lancaster Middle School, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock. Lobby doors will open at 6 p.m. and theater doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets will be $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the Kilmarnock Museum, 76 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, or from Carroll Lee Ashburn, 296-0930.


The Kiwanis Club of the Northern Neck will hold a barbecue fundraiser November 8 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 435 East Church Street, Kilmarnock. Meals will be available from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., take out only; and from 4:30-6:30 p.m., take out and eat in.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for ages 5-11, and free for ages 4 and younger. Tickets may be purchased from any Kiwanis member, Bay and River Home Decor in Kilmarnock, or at the door.

RFM oyster roast

The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, 504 Main Street, Reedville, will hold its annual Oyster Roast from 2-5 p.m. November 10 and tickets are now on sale to the public. The menu will include roasted and raw oysters, clam chowder, barbecue, chicken wings, hot dogs, beer, wine and sodas.

The fee is $50. Tickets can be purchased at the museum office, or by calling 453-6529.

Arts at Abingdon

Abingdon Episcopal Church, 4645 George Washington Memorial Highway, White Marsh will host the Altius String Quartet in the first concert this season in the Arts at Abingdon Series.

The concert will begin at 5 p.m. October 27 at the church. A free-will offering will be accepted.

Country breakfast

Lancaster Union Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M. will serve an all-you-can-eat country breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. on second Saturdays at the Lodge, 48 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.

The fee is $10. Ages 5 and younger, uniformed military and law enforcement eat free. The next breakfast will be served Saturday, November 10.

Mistletoe & Mimosas

Mistletoe & Mimosas, a brunch and fashion show to benefit the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, will be held from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. December 7 at Festival Halle, 177 Main Street, Reedville.

Tickets may be purchased at Dream’s Fashion Boutique, 702 Jesse duPont Memorial Highway, Burgess. Tickets are $30 per person; combination brunch and “Christmas on Cockrell’s Creek” house tour tickets are $50. Mistletoe and Mimosas and the combo tickets will be sold only at Dream’s.

Indoor yard sale

An indoor yard sale to benefit the Northumberland County Animal Shelter is held regularly at the Northumberland School Administration Building, 2172 Northumberland Highway, Lottsburg.

Hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays.