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Paint Like the Masters

The RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, on Friday, October 20, will offer Paint Like the Masters—“Emma Allen’s Seasons.” The instructor will be Marilyn Sprouse.

This workshop, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., will utilize acrylic paints. Snacks will be provided and participants may bring their own libation. For fees and registration, visit the center, or call 436-9309.

OctoberFest Dinner

All veterans and their families are invited to the annual OctoberFest Dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday, October 21, at American Legion Adams Post 86, 882 Waverly Avenue, Kilmarnock. Come and enjoy fellowship, make new friends and renew old friendships.

Low country boil

The Northern Neck Farm Museum, 12705 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, will hold a low country boil at 5 p.m. Saturday, October 21. The menu will include appetizers, a seafood boil with crabs and shrimp, dessert, beer and wine.

Tickets are $50 each. For tickets, call 450-2373 or 761-5952.

Oyster roast

The Morattico Waterfront Museum, 6584 Morattico Road, Morattico, will hold its 10th annual Oyster Roast from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 21. The menu will include roasted oysters and raw bar plates, hush puppies, clam chowder, ham biscuits and homemade desserts. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Serving will begin at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $35 for adults and $10 for children ages 6 to 12. Admission for children ages 5 and under is free. Reserve tickets by calling Connie Conley, 761-6213, or by emailing [email protected].

Jeff Little Trio

The Rappahannock Concert Association will present The Jeff Little Trio at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 21, at the Rappahannock High School Theater, 6914 Richmond Road, Warsaw.

Adult tickets are $25 each. Students are admitted free. Purchase tickets at, or call 866-217-8149.

Two on Tap

Broadway veterans Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano will bring their vocals, choreography and musical arrangements to Mathews High School on Sunday, October 22. The Concerts by the Bay performance will begin at 3 p.m.

Tickets at the door are $25 for adults; youth through high school students will be admitted free. To purchase tickets, visit, or call 725-9776.

Historical society

The Northumberland County Historical Society will meet at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 22, at Ball Memorial Museum and Library, 86 Back Street, Heathsville. Speaker Brent Tarter will present “Saga of the New South: Race, Law and Public Debt in Virginia.”

The meeting is open to the public. Refreshments will be served after the presentation. Signed copies of Tarter’s recent book will be available for purchase.

Annual meeting

 In recognition of Virginia Archaeology Month, the Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library (MBWML) will host a talk Tuesday, October 24, at the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. Archaeologist Dr. David Brown will present “Discoveries at Werowocomoco, Capital of the Powhatan Chiefdom.” Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7 p.m.

The presentation will last about 45 minutes and will be immediately followed by MBWML’s annual membership meeting with business reports, board elections and volunteer awards. Reservations are requested, 462-7280, or [email protected].

Water conservation

The Garden Clubs of The Northern Neck and The Middle Peninsula on Tuesday, October 24, will sponsor a water conservation forum at Christchurch School, 49 Seahorse Lane, Christchurch. The program will begin at 10 a.m. in Marston Hall.

Lewis Lawrence, executive director of the Middle Peninsula Planning Commission, will be the guest speaker

Wreath sales

The Northern Neck Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program recently launched its 14th annual Christmas wreath sale. Wreaths will be available for pick up at Chesapeake Commons, 463 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, from 4 to 6 p.m. November 30, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. December 1 and 2.

The Fraser fir wreaths are 22 inches in diameter and are $25 each. To order a wreath, call 462-0881, or send a check payable to CASA, in the amount of $25 per wreath, to P.O. Box 695, Lancaster, VA 22503. The deadline for ordering is October 27.

The Taters

The 2017 Music on the Half Shell Stage concert series will host The Taters from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, October 26, at Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Initially scheduled for October 12, the concert was postponed due to the weather.

Haunted house

The Upper Lancaster Volunteer Rescue Squad will hold a haunted house from 6:30 to 10 p.m. October 26, 27, 28, 30 and 31 at the Ruritan Building, 3989 White Chapel Road, Lancaster.

A public trunk or treat will be held in conjunction with the haunted house from 5 to 7 p.m. October 30.

Blood drive

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and others.

A blood drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. October 30 at Kilmarnock Baptist Church, 65 East Church Street, Kilmarnock.

Fall theater

Christchurch School students in the fall theater co-curricular program will present “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” at 7 p.m. October 26 through 28 at The David and Wendy Fine & Performing Arts Center, Marston Hall, Christchurch School, 49 Seahorse lane, Christchurch.

The production is free and open to the public. For reservations, call 758-2306, ext. 19.

Fall Festival

The Northern Neck Farm Museum, 12705 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, will hold a Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. October 28 and 29.

The festival will offer fall family fun including a corn maze, wagon rides to the pumpkin patch to pick a pumpkin ($5 per person), arts, crafters, food and amusements.

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