Wine and art
The Tappahannock Art Gallery, 200 Prince Street, Tappahannock, will present Wine and Art from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, October 25. The featured artist will be Joyce Crowne-Wilkins. Her program is open to all interested adults and always presents interesting hands-on art activities.
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 Friday, October 26.
American Legion Adams Post 86, 882 Waverly Avenue, Kilmarnock, will host a fried chicken dinner from 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, 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.
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. Saturday, October 27, at the church. A free-will offering will be accepted.
Kandy for Kids
Kilmarnock’s Kandy for Kids, a safe trick or treating event with the merchants of Kilmarnock, will be observed from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, October 27, throughout Steptoe’s District. There will be games, photo opportunities and rides on the “Boo” bus.
The Lancaster County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet Talent Showcase will be held Sunday, 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.
The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society-Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library will hold its annual meeting October 30 at the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The program will begin at 7 p.m.
Architectural historian Dr. Carl Lounsbury will present “The Courthouse Village and Court Day in Colonial Virginia.” The program is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested to 462-7280 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a seating count.
Children ages 11 and younger are invited to participate in the annual Irvington Halloween Costume Contest on All Hallows Eve, Wednesday, 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.
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.
The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society-Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library will hold the sixth annual “Shuckin’ on the Lancaster Green” Oyster Roast from 1-4 p.m. November 10 on the museum grounds, 8346 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster. Oysters will be served until 3:30 p.m. The acoustic guitar duo Toby Calloway and Larry Heatwole will offer music to shuck by.
Tickets are $50. Tickets are available online at www.mkt.com/maryball, by phone 462-7280, or in-person at the museum from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays.
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.
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, will partner with the Rappahannock Astronomy Club for a Star Party on the Oval from 6:30-11 p.m. November 10.
From 6-7 p.m., an informal introduction to astronomy will be presented by members of the Rappahannock Astronomy Club. Sky observation on the Oval will follow from 7-11:30 p.m. Participants are urged to bring flashlights and snacks.
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, will offer a Landscape Series: Family Trek—The Fall Forest, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. November 17. Hikers are urged to dress for the weather and be sure to bring a camera and a small notebook.
The fee is $10 for ages 13 and older; free for ages 12 and younger and for all Friends of Stratford members. To register, contact Jon Bachman at 493-1972 or email@example.com, by November 14.
The Historyland Community Workshop Benefit Sale will be held November 17 at Grace House, Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m.
Several crafted items, gift items, jams and jellies will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit 2019 graduates of Lancaster High School and Northumberland High School.
Trick or treat
The Town of Kilmarnock will allow “Trick or Treating” on Wednesday, October 31 only. All trick or treating activities are to be concluded by 9 p.m.
Per the town’s ordinances, only 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.
Lancaster Union Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M. will serve an all-you-can-eat country breakfast from 7-10 a.m. 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 November 10.