Elementary school-aged children in Northumberland County are invited to a Trunk or Treat Boo Bash from 5-7 p.m. today, October 26, at the open-air pavilion behind the Old Courthouse, 72 Monument Place, Heathsville. Enjoy free Halloween candy, games, music, pumpkin decorating, prizes, hot dogs and ghoulish surprises. Children should wear their Halloween costumes.
The Northumberland County Community Center Organization (NCCCO) will host Boo Night from 6-9 p.m. Friday, October 27, at the NCCCO Community Center, 679 Browns Store Road, Heathsville. Children ages 2-12 are urged to come in costume. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
There will games, food, dancing and a costume contest with prizes.
Enigma at Edenbrook Manor: A Roaring Twenties Mystery Gala will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, October 27, at the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.
The fee is $75 per person, limited to 50 guests. Suspense, heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages included. Purchase tickets at the circulation desk or lancasterlibrary.org.
Delia Ibañez of A-Ibañez Museum, Kilmarnock, will perform in Stories from Home by Safos Dance Theatre at the GALA Hispanic Theatre in Washington, D.C. The show will be presented at 8 p.m. Saturday, October 28, and 2 p.m. Sunday, October 29, at GALA Theatre, 3333 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
To find out how to get discounted tickets reach out to Ibañez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 396-3924.
The YMCA will host a Halloween Festival from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, October 29, at YMCA/APYC Camp Kekoka, 1083 Boys Camp Road, Kilmarnock. Bring a non-perishable item for the Healthy Harvest Food Bank.
Activities will include a bonfire and s’mores, a haunted house trunk or treat, glow in the dark zip lining for ages 9 and older and a pumpkin smash.
The Northern Neck Farm Museum, 12705 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, will host a corn maze from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, weather permitting.
The fee is $5 per person, $20 maximum per family; ages 3 and younger enter free. Closed-toe shoes are required.
The Irvington Village Improvement Association on Tuesday, October 31, will host a Halloween trunk or treat and costume parade for children on the Irvington Commons, 98 King Carter Drive. The trunk or treat will begin at 5 p.m. followed by a parade at 6 p.m.
The free event is open to ages 12 and younger in costume and accompanied by a parent. Participants are invited to bring a costumed pet if desired.
The Town of Kilmarnock will allow trick-or-treating on Halloween, Tuesday, October 31, only. Only those ages 12 and younger are permitted to engage in trick-or-treating. 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.
The Town of White Stone will allow trick-or-treating on Halloween, Tuesday, October 31, only. Only those ages 12 and younger are permitted to engage in trick-or-treating. 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.
It Takes All Types
The Bay Center will offer It Takes All Types, a Wednesday workshop series on psychological type and temperament. Topics include Partners and Friends, November 1; and Career, November 8.
Sessions will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at River Counties Community Foundation, 834 Rappahannock Drive, White Stone. For fees and registration, visit thebaycenter.org.
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine will speak at the Veterans Day Luncheon of the Northern Neck Chapter, Military Officers Association of America on November 10. The program will be held at the Bayne Center, Historic Christ Church, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, and will include lunch.
Any active duty, retired or former officer, is invited to attend. The fee is $35 per person, spouses are welcome. Reservations must be made by November 2. For reservations, contact email@example.com.
The Northumberland County Community Center Organization (NCCCO) will sponsor First Friday Board and Card Game Night from 6-10 p.m. on first Fridays at the NCCCO Community Center, 679 Browns Store Road, Heathsville.
The fee is $5 per person. Fried chicken wings, french fries, fried fish, water and sodas will be available for purchase. There will be music, BYOB for adults.
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford will hold Fall Family Fun Day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. November 4. The event will offer Colonial games, wagon rides, face painting, children’s crafts, tours of the Great House with the new children’s audio: Who Lived at Stratford Junior, nature trails or strolling along the beach of the Potomac River.
The fee is $5 for ages 6 and older, free for ages 5 and younger as well as Friends of Stratford members.
The Callao Hometown Association will sponsor a Brunswick Stew Fundraiser on November 4 to benefit the community park in Callao. The stew will be prepared at the Callao Firehouse, 314 Northumberland Highway, Callao, and available for pickup from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Pre-order stew for $12 per quart at Callao Supply, Callao Care Center or https://gocallaova.org/brunswick-stew-drive-thru.
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.
A caregiver support session will be held from 2-3 p.m.November 9, at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock. Sue Chrissley will offer Helpful Hints for Happy Holidays.
The session is free but advance registration is requested. To register, visit thebaycenter.org.
Marine Corps ball
Marine Corps League Detachment 1062 will commemorate the 248th birthday of the Marine Corps with a Marine Corps Birthday Ball at Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club on November 10. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a cocktail hour, dinner, cake-cutting ceremony, followed by music and dancing. The guest speaker will be retired USMC Master Sgt.Wayne M. Gatewood.
For reservations, contact commandant Jim Schafer at 540-429-0371 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Upper Lancaster Volunteer Fire Department will sell fresh homemade pit cooked pork barbecue starting at 11 a.m. November 11 at the Lively Firehouse, 5170 Mary Ball Road, Lively. The fee is $15 per pound. Call 761-8119, or 445-3202.
The Northumberland County Community Center Organization (NCCCO) will present the Roaring 1920s Harlem Nights Dance from 8 p.m.-midnight November 11 at the NCCCO Community Center, 679 Browns Store Road, Heathsville.
Tickets are $20 per person. Contact Stacey Evans, 436-5898, Irvin Nickens, 480-0369, DJ Terrell Diggs, 436-4583, or any NCCCO board member.
The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society will hold “Shuckin’ on the Lancaster Green” Oyster Roast from 1-4 p.m. November 11 at 8346 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster. Oysters will be served until 3 p.m.
Advance tickets are required. The fee is $60 for members or $65 for the public, inclusive of all food and drinks. Purchase tickets at lancastervahistory.org, 462-7280, or the museum from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays.
The Historic Christ Church & Museum Readers will meet at 9:30 a.m. November 14, in the Bayne Conference Room, Historic Christ Church, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, and by Zoom. The discussion book will be The Grimkes – The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family, by Kerri K. Greenidge.
To join the discussion, e-mail Debbie Byram at email@example.com. Put Readers in the subject line and include a phone number and preferred e-mail address.