The RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host a First Friday Art Reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday, October 5, to showcase the Abstract Show.
Visitors are urged to meet the artists and RAL members. Light refreshments will be served.
The public is invited to join Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Neck (BGCNN) youth and parents at free popcorn and movie nights Fridays, October 5 and 19, at the BGCNN Activity Center, 517 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. The movie Hidden Figures will be screened.
The Square Pegs, a modern western square dance club, will hold three free workshops for new dancers at Fairfield UMC, 14741 Northumberland Highway, Burgess. Workshops will be held at 7 p.m. Thursdays, October 4, 11 and 18.
Classes will continue on Thursdays throughout the year. The fee for weekly lessons, after the three free workshops, is $5 per lesson. Some line dances are also taught. To register, call 580-1625 or Dianne 761-1433.
The Lancaster Players will present “The Game’s Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays” at The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone
Seats are available for 8 p.m. shows October 5 and 6. The theater will open an hour prior to each performance. Tickets are $25. For reservations, visit www.lancasterplayers.org, or call 435-3776.
The Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department will host an appreciation crab feast Saturday, October 6, for those who volunteered at the 83rd annual Kilmarnock Firemen’s Festival.
The fun will begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, October 6, at the Kilmarnock Firehouse, 71 School Street, Kilmarnock.
Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern will hold a “Burn the Mortgage” barbecue fundraiser from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, October 6, on the Tavern Green, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville. Fiddlesticks, with Bill and Pam Gurley, will provide music.
Tickets are $25, if purchased in advance and $30 at the door. Beer and wine will be sold separately. Tickets are available at the Tavern’s Gift Shoppe or www.rhhtfoundationinc.org.
The 2018 State Fair of Virginia will continue through Sunday, October 7 at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County.
Advance tickets are available online. For the schedule, or to purchase tickets, visit www.StateFairVa.org.
Historian Mary Ferrari of Radford University will present the story of Mary Draper Ingles at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 7, at Historic Christ Church & Museum’s (HCC&M) 2018 Sunday Speaker Series. The presentation will take place in the Bayne Center at HCC&M, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems.
Tickets are $25 and include the presentation, book signing and a wine-cheese reception. Tickets may be purchased at christchurch1735.ticketleap.com or at the door on Sunday.
Mistletoe & Mimosa
Tickets for the second annual Mistletoe & Mimosa, a brunch and fashion show to benefit the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, go on sale Wednesday, October 10, at Dream’s Fashion Boutique in Burgess.
The event will be held at 10:30 a.m. December 7 at Festival Halle in Reedville. Tickets are $50 each.
Music series to start with jazz program
The Four Freshmen will open the 2018-19 Rappahannock Concert Association series at 7:30 p.m. October 13, at the Northumberland High School Theater, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville.
Admission is by season subscription, or individual ticket, $25. Students are admitted free. To purchase tickets, call 888-210-8006 or go to www.rappahannockconcerts.org.
Farm to fork
The Northern Neck Farm Museum, 12705 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, will hold a farm to fork dinner October 13.
The theme will be a Low Country Seafood Boil. The fee will be $50 per person. For tickets visit the museum, or call 761-5952.
Rappahannock Garden Club invites the public to their next program, “The A-Z’s of Growing, Harvesting and Decorating Gourds,” presented by Lu Cavallaro, a National Garden Clubs Inc. Master Accredited Judge.
The free program will begin at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, October 11, at Grace House, Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock.
Chesapeake Academy will host the 17th annual Community Oyster Roast from 5-9 p.m. October 13 on the Rowe Campus in Irvington. The menu will include all of the roasted oysters-you-can-eat, fried oysters, clam chowder, French fried sweet potatoes, hot dogs and hamburgers and dessert. Beer, wine, soft drinks and music by the Phun Doctors included.
Tickets are $60 per person in advance, or $70 at the door, if available. To purchase advance tickets, call 438-5575, or email email@example.com, visit www.chesapeakeacademy.org or Specials Wine Seller in Kilmarnock.
Tickets are on sale for the Kilmarnock Irvington White Stone Rotary’s 28th annual Bay Seafood Festival October 20 at YMCA/APYC Camp Kekoka, 1083 Boys Camp Road, Kilmarnock. Gates will open at 3:30 p.m. Food service begins at 4 p.m.
En’Novations will perform from 6-9 p.m. Tickets for the all-you-can-eat feast are $50 each. Tickets may be purchased from any KIWS Rotarian or kiwsrotary.com.
The Tappahannock Artists’ Guild on October 14 will present its second Second Sunday program at 2 p.m. at the TAG Gallery, 200 Prince Street, Tappahannock.
Writer, lecturer and historian Richard Carter will present “Beyond the Baton,” celebrating the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth. Light refreshments will be served.
The 21st edition of Dance Extravaganza, to benefit Kilmarnock Museum, will be held at 7 p.m. November 3 at Lancaster Middle School, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock. Lobby doors will open at 6 p.m. and theater doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets will be $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the Kilmarnock Museum, 76 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, or from Carroll Lee Ashburn, 296-0930.
“The Rivals,” an 18th-century play, will be presented by The Rude Mechanicals from 3-5 p.m. October 14 at Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford.
The program is free.
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.
The Lancaster County NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet Talent Showcase will be held October 14 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.
Lancaster Union Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M. will serve an all-you-can-eat country breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. on 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 October 13.
Indoor yard sale
An indoor yard sale to benefit the Northumberland County Animal Shelter is held regularly at the Northumberland School Administration Building, 2172 Northumberland Highway, Lottsburg.
Hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays.
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, will host Stratford After Dark from 4-8 p.m. October 27. Activities will include trick-or-treating, hayrides, bonfire and roasting marshmallows, seasonal crafts, ghost tours, fortune telling and face painting. Refreshments will be offered in the Visitor Center.
To secure a spot on a ghost tour, pre-registration is recommended. Visit https://www.stratfordhall.org for tour times and availability. Event tickets are $15 for ages 12 and older; $10 for ages 6-11; or free. To register, contact Jon Bachman at 493-1972 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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