Upcoming 10-20-22

Native plants

The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society will meet from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, October 20, at Dug In Farms, 155 Fleets Bay Road, White Stone.

Carolyn Quinn, chapter member and owner will give a tour of her farm market. The program will be followed by light refreshments.

Renaissance faire

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock (UUFR), 366 James Wharf Road, White Stone, will host a Renaissance-style Mysticale, Magicale Faire from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, October 22.  The event will bring together musical, theatrical, artistic, culinary and other talents of local friends.

Tickets, $10 each, will be available at at the event.

On Stage

The Rappahannock Foundation On Stage series at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock, continues with The Whiskey Rebellion, on Saturday, October 22; Broadway’s Next Hit Musical, November 19; and Jose Feliciano, December 15. 

Single tickets are $45 each, except Feliciano, $73. Purchase single tickets at www.rappahannockfoundation.org.

Woman’s brunch

A Woman’s Empowerment Brunch, sponsored by My Wife Can’t Cook, will be held from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, October 22, at the White Stone Church of the Nazarene, 57 Whisk Drive, White Stone.

Tickets are $35. Tickets can be purchased at www.mwcantcook.com.

Trick or Art

Allure Art Center, 419 Rappahannock Drive, White Stone, will host Trick or Art from 5-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through October. Enjoy treats and the haunted grounds.

Around 7 p.m., a performance stage out back comes alive with a Halloween singalong. Allure also will be open Halloween night for trick or treating.

Fun fest

Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, will present a free Fall Family Fun Fest Monday, October 24. 

Games and crafts for all ages will begin at 3 p.m. Pizza will be served at 5 p.m. Showtime is 6 p.m. with Uncle Ty-Rone and his ventriloquppets.

Pumpkin walk

Main Street Pumpkin Walk will be held from 4-6 p.m. October 29 in Kilmarnock. Main Street merchants and other community businesses, non-profits and churches will welcome trick-or-treaters. Costumes encouraged.

Chicken dinners

Chicken dinners will be available from 5-6:30 p.m. on first Mondays at American Legion Post #117, 39 School Street, Reedville.

Meals include fried chicken, mashed potatoes, choice of vegetables, salad, roll, dessert and drink. Dinners are $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 12 and younger, at the door.

Fall fun

Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, will host Fall Family Fun Day from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. November 5. The fee is $5 for ages six and older and free for members.

The event will offer pumpkin painting, colonial games and Great House tours with the new children’s audio: Who Lived at Stratford Junior. Register at stratfordhall.org.

Soup & raffle

The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society (LVHS) Soup-to-Go Sale and 50-50 raffle are underway. The Soup Sale features four choices, $13 per quart by preorder, with pickup from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. November 5 at LVHS, 8346 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster.

Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20 to win up to $1,000. A drawing will be held at 3 p.m. December 15. To purchase soup or raffle tickets, visit www.lancastervahistory.org, call 462-7280, or contact any LVHS board member.

Chorale rehearsals

The Chesapeake Chorale welcome all singers, new to the group, and returning, to  rehearsals at 7 p.m. Mondays at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock. The chorale is preparing for Christmas concerts on December 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Concert bus

The Kilmarnock Museum will sponsor a bus trip November 5 to see the Rhonda Vincent Show at the Old Dominion Barn Dance, Beacon Theater, Hopewell. The bus will depart the Chesapeake Commons parking lot at approximately noon.

Tickets are $110 each and include transportation, show admission, snacks on the bus and anappearance by several performers on the bus following the show. For tickets, call 296-0930.

HCW crafting

The Historyland Community Workshop (HCW) meets at 10 a.m. Mondays at Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. The group knits, crochets, sews, bakes and pursues a variety of crafts.

Items crafted will be sold at the HCW Sale from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. November 19 at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock. Profits provide scholarships for high school seniors in Lancaster and Northumberland counties.

Horror & humor

The Westmoreland Players will present “Deathtrap” at The Westmoreland Players Theatre, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao. Evening performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. November 4 (gala 6:30 p.m.), 11 and 18; matinee performances are at 3 p.m. November 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20.

Tickets are $35 adults and $25 students, for opening night including gala activities. Season ticket holders may attend the gala for $10. Single performance tickets for remaining shows are $25 adults and $15 students; except November 18, $20 and $10. Purchase tickets at 529-9345, or WestmorelandPlayers.org/tickets.

Spaghetti to go

The Upper Lancaster Volunteer Fire Department will hold a drive-thru spaghetti dinner from 4-7 p.m. November 7 at the ULVFD Firehouse, 4508 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster. Dinner will include spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and dessert for $12.

Tickets must be purchased in advance from any ULVFD firefighter, The Corner in Lively, Rocks to Gems and Crystals in Lively and Noblett Appliance Inc. in Kilmarnock.

Marine Corps celebration

Marine Corps League Detachment 1062 will commemorate the 247th birthday of the Marine Corps by hosting a Marine Corps Birthday Ball at Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club, beginning at 5 p.m. November 11.

Tickets are $40 per seat. For tickets, contact Commandant Jim Schafer at 540-429-0371 or schaferjb@aol.com.

River Stitchers                  

The River Stitchers meet from 10 a.m.-noon on first and third Thursdays in room W117 at Rappahannock Community College, 52 Campus Drive, Warsaw.

Oyster roast

The 33rd Reedville Fishermen’s Museum (RFM) Oyster Roast will be held from 1-4 p.m. November 12 at RFM, 504 Main Street, Reedville. The menu will include roasted and shucked oysters, clam chowder, bean soup, hot dogs, barbecue, soda, water and coffee. Beer and wine also will be sold.

Tickets are $50 per person, ages six and younger are free. VIP tickets are $100 per person. Tickets will be available at the RFM gift shop from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and noon-2 p.m. Sundays, or call 453-6529.

Chamber music

The Northern Neck Orchestra will present a chamber music concert, “Music for Horn, Violin and Piano,” at 2 p.m. November 13 at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased at the door or northernneckorchestra.org. 


The Town of Kilmarnock will allow townwide “trick or treating” on October 31.

Per the Town’s ordinances, only children ages 12 and younger are permitted to engage in trick or treating activities. However, this does not prohibit any parent or guardian from accompanying their children. All trick or treating activities are to be concluded by 9 p.m.