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Fall theater

Christchurch School students in the fall theater co-curricular program will present “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” at 7 p.m. tonight, Thursday, October 26, through Saturday, October 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.

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 tomorrow, Friday, October 27.

TAG gala

The Tappahannock Art Guild will hold its annual fundraising gala at 5 p.m. Saturday, October 28, at Kendale, 1909 Kendall Road, Champlain. Those who value art, gardens and historic properties may receive an invitation to the gala by calling 925-1011, or by visiting the TAG Gallery, 200 Prince Street, Tappahannock.

TAG hangs works by artists from the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula and offers instruction to both adults and youth. Featured artist shows rotate through the gallery each six weeks, with receptions at each opening.


The Mary Ball Washington Chapter of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge will hold a fundraiser from noon to closing Saturday, October 28, at NN Burger, 62 Irvington Road, Kilmarnock.

NN Burger will give the chapter a dollar from every milk shake sold. The donation will help provide full scholarships for selected juniors from Lancaster, Middlesex and Northumberland high schools to attend the Spirit of America leadership conference on the Valley Forge campus in April 2018.

Kandy for Kids

Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce will sponsor Kilmarnock Kandy for Kids in Steptoe’s District from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 28.

Special concert

Soprano opera singer Willsonia Boyer and pianist Marijo Newman will present a special benefit performance Sunday, October 29, at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock. Admission is $10.

Concert proceeds will help send the LHS Red Devils Marching Band to the 2017 Taxslayer Bowl game, December 30, in Jacksonville, Fla. To purchase advance tickets, contact Donna McGrath at 438-5803, or

Remember Me

Hospice of Virginia and Commonwealth Senior Living will host the second annual Remember Me event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. November 3 at Commonwealth Senior Living at Farnham, 511 Cedar Grove Road, Farnham.

The community is invited to remember members who have passed. There will be music, soups, cider, desserts, bonfire s’mores. RSVP by Monday, October 30, to Jill T. White, director of sales and marketing, 394-2102.

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. Monday, October 30, at Kilmarnock Baptist Church, 65 East Church Street, Kilmarnock.

Trick or treat

The Town of Kilmarnock will allow “trick or treat” on Halloween, Tuesday, October 31, only. Per the Town’s ordinances, only ages 12 and younger are permitted to engage in trick or treating activities.

All trick or treating activities are to be concluded by 9 p.m.


in the park

Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park, 287 Jackson Creek Road, Deltaville, will host the 12th annual “Scary Halloween in the Park,” from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 31.

Activities will include the “Pavilion of Peril,” a well-lit area offering treats, the “Field of Screams” hayride and a scary hike through the “Wailin’ Woods.”

Arts Alive!

The November Arts Alive! exhibit at the Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, will feature works by George Frayne. The Friends of the Library will host a related reception from 5 to 7 p.m. November 3.

Veterans’ breakfast

Commonwealth Senior Living at Farnham, 511 Cedar Grove Road, Farnham, hosts a Veterans’ Breakfast at 9 a.m. on second Tuesdays. Participants are urged to RSVP at 394-2102.

7th Street Band

The 7th Street Band will present a concert from 6 to 10 p.m. November 3 at Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. The band plays Motown, beach music and oldies dance music. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m.. Music will follow from 6 to 10 p.m.

The fee is $10 per person. Food, drink and beer will be available for purchase. Concert proceeds will help send the LHS Red Devils Marching Band to the 2017 Taxslayer Bowl game, December 30, in Jacksonville, Fla. To purchase advance tickets, contact Donna McGrath at 438-5803, or

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