Upcoming 10-27-22

Halloween Game Day

The Woman’s Club of White Stone (WCWS) recently announced its Halloween Game Day fundraiser scheduled for Thursday, October 27, at the WCWS Clubhouse, 560 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. Doors will open for game play at 10:30 a.m., followed at noon by a Halloween buffet lunch.

The public is invited to come dressed in a favorite costume (optional), enjoy lunch and play mahjong, bridge or a table game. The fee is $100 per table of four. For reservations, contact Denise Webster at 540-905-1728 or denisecarolwebster@gmail.com.

Community Day

The Upper Lancaster Community Food Pantry will host Community Day from 10 a.m.-noon Friday, October 28, at the Trinity Episcopal Church Pavilion, 8484 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster.

Activities will include a cooking demonstration, winter soup tasting, COVID-19 shots and boosters (bring vaccination cards) and a line dancing demonstration. The Link, Lancaster County Social Services and the Northern Neck – Middlesex Free Health Clinic will be represented.

Classical banjo

The Rappahannock Concert Association will present John Bullard & Friends at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 29, at the Northumberland School Complex Theater, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville.

For a Pick 3 subscription, $60, for the remaining five concerts this season or tickets for this concert, $25, call 888-210-8006 or go to www.rappahannockconcerts.org. Students are free.

Boo Night

The Northumberland County Community Center Organization, 679 Browns Store Road, Heathsville, will host a Boo Night from 6-8 p.m. Monday,  October 31. This is a free event for ages 2-12, accompanied by adults. All children are urged to come in costume.

There will be games, prizes, music, candied apple decorating, treat or trick candies and light finger food available with kids’ drinks.

Costume parade

The Halloween Trunk or Treat and Costume Parade will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, October 31, at the Irvington Commons, 98 King Carter Drive, Irvington. The costume parade will begin at 6 p.m. at the gazebo.

The celebration, sponsored by the Irvington Village Improvement Association, is open to children ages 12 and younger, accompanied by a parent, as well as pets in costume.

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.

Good Mourning

Good Mourning, A Tribute to the Dead, will be presented by Stratford Hall curator Amy Connolly from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, November 1, via Zoom. Connolly will explore the melancholic material world of mourning and its evolution during the Lee era. Register at stratfordhall.org

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.

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 a special appearance by several performers on the bus following the show. For tickets, call 296-0930.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dinners will 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.

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.

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.

Jeff Little Trio

The Rappahannock Concert Association will present The Jeff Little Trio at 7:30 p.m. November 12 at the Northumberland School Complex Theater, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville. 

For a Pick 3 subscription, $60, for the remaining four concerts this season or tickets for this concert, $25, call 888-210-8006 or go to www.rappahannockconcerts.org. Students are free. 

On Stage

The Rappahannock Foundation On Stage series at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock, continues withBroadway’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.

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.

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. 

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.


The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office will host a trunk-or-treat for kids at 5 p.m. Monday, October 31, at 8293 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster.

Donations welcome

Donations of new and gently-used gifts are needed by Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern for Golden Village Christmas, held on December 3. During this event, the Tavern offers a children’s shopping area. Ages 4-12 shop without their parents, paying $1 per gift for family members.

All donations are accepted; there is a special need for men’s and children’s gifts, gift bags and tissue paper. Deliver donations from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays to the Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville.