The Kilmarnock Trolley Express will operate December 1 and 2 and again December 7 and 8. Show times will be 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. each of these nights.
The fee is $15 per person. Children younger than 2 years of age are free with a paying adult. Tickets will go on sale at 9 a.m. Thursday, November 1, and will only be sold at kilmarnockva.com and facebook.com/kilmarnocktowncentrepark. Credit card purchases have a $.30 processing fee per ticket.
The Lancaster Players will present a readers theater production “A Walk in the Woods,” by Lee Blessing at 7 p.m. November 30 and December 1, 7 and 8 and 3 p.m. December 2 and 9 at The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. The theater will open an hour prior to each performance.
Reservations are available at www.lancasterplayers.org, or 435-3776. Seats are $25 each and complimentary fruit, cheese and cracker plates will be served.
The RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host a First Friday Art Reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday, November 2 to showcase the Photography Show.
Visitors are urged to meet the artists and RAL members. Light refreshments will be served.
Historian Elizabeth Varon will present “Southern Lady, Yankee Spy: The True Story of Elizabeth Van Lew, A Union Agent in the Heart of the Confederacy” at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 4, in the Bayne Center at Historic Christ Church & Museum, 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.
The Kiwanis Club of the Northern Neck will hold a barbecue fundraiser Thursday, 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.
Area daffodil enthusiasts are invited to attend a meeting of a newly formed daffodil club at 4 p.m. Thursday, November 8 in the Chesapeake Lounge at Brent & Becky’s Bulbs in Gloucester.
Brent Heath will be the guest speaker and will cover how to plant in containers.
Rappahannock Garden Club will host “Designing Divas”at 12:50 p.m. Thursday, November 8, at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock.
Three NGC, Inc. accredited judges, Janet Minock, Joann McNabb and Diane Burgess will present the funniest and most creative design entertainment possible. The public is invited. The event is free; however, a suggested donation of $10 will support the scholarship fund.
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.
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. In honor of Veterans Day, all veterans also will eat for free.
Kilmarnock Seventh-Day Adventist Church is taking orders for a citrus fruit sale beginning in December. Call in orders by November 19 to 435-1252, 435-1371, 435-1579 or 562-652-0866.
Orders are to be picked up on December 13. Pecans and baked goods also will be available.
The historic Shiloh School in Kilmarnock on November 11 will honor the 100th anniversary of the first Armistice Day, when at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month World War I—the “Great War for Civilization between the Allies and Nazi Germany—was declared over. The program will begin at 2 p.m.
Sponsored by Northumberland Preservation Inc. the Shiloh School program, with a distinctly local emphasis, will feature speakers presenting information about the impacts of the YMCA, the Red Cross and local soldiers on the war’s outcome.
The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts On Stage series will continue November 10 with The Seldom Scene. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock.
The show is sold out; however, tickets may become available. Tickets, if available, will be $39; call 438-5555.
Arts at Abingdon
Abingdon Episcopal Church, 4645 George Washington Memorial Highway, White Marsh will host organist Greg Zelek at 5 p.m. November 17, at the church. A free-will offering will be accepted.
Golden Village Christmas will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. December 1 at Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville. There will be carolers, hot cider, artisan-crafted gifts, bake sale, greenery, produce, a children’s shopping area and Santa.
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.
The RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host an Adult Paint Night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. November 16. The project will be a whimsical deer caught up in Christmas lights peeking in the window. The instructor will be Marilyn Sprouse.
The $35 fee will include all materials. Members pay $30. Bring a beverage. To register, call 436-9309.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, by November 14.
Mistletoe & Mimosas
Mistletoe & Mimosas, a brunch and fashion show to benefit the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, will be held from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. December 7 at Festival Halle, 177 Main Street, Reedville.
Tickets may be purchased at Dream’s Fashion Boutique, 702 Jessie duPont Memorial Highway, Burgess. Tickets are $30 per person; combination brunch and “Christmas on Cockrell’s Creek” house tour tickets are $50. Mistletoe and Mimosas and the combo tickets will be sold only at Dream’s.