Upcoming 11-02-23

Officer’s luncheon

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 nncmoaa@gmail.com.

Game night

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.

Brunswick stew

 The Callao Hometown Association will sponsor a Brunswick Stew Fundraiser on Saturday, 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.

Family fun

Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford will hold Fall Family Fun Day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 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.

Chamber series

The Northern Neck Orchestra (NNO) 2023-24 Chamber Music Series will feature Piano Quartets by Schumann and Brahms at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 5, at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock.

Admission is by season subscription, or $35. Tickets may be purchased at www.northernneckorchestra.org or at the check-in desk. Students are admitted free.

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.

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.

Caregiver support

A caregiver support session will be held from 2-3 p.m.Thursday, 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 schaferjb@aol.com.


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.

Oyster roast

Yankee Point Marina and King Corrotoman Oysters will hold an oyster roast from noon-4 p.m. November 11 at  The Shack at Yankee Point Marina, 1303 Oak Hill Road, Lancaster.

Raw and roasted oysters and other items will be offered à la carte. Shane Cooley will provide music.

Harlem Nights

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.

Chorale season

Chesapeake Chorale rehearsals for 2023 Christmas concerts will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Mondays through mid-November at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock.

The Grimkes

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 dbyram@christchurch1735.org. Put Readers in the subject line and include a phone number and preferred e-mail address.

Jazz trio

The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts will present the Jae Sinnett Trio from 2-4 p.m. November 19 at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock.

Tickets are $30. For tickets, call 438-5555. Tickets for the canceled September 23 show will be honored.

Festival of Trees

The Northern Neck Family YMCA Festival of Trees (FOT) will be held November 30 through December 2 at the YMCA, 39 William B. Graham Court, Kilmarnock. The theme will be “From this Moment.”

Beginning November 27 visit ymcavp.org/fot to register and preview auction items. A free open house will be held from 5-7 p.m. November 30. The gala and auction are from 6-9 p.m. December 2. Tickets are $75 each. For an invitation to the gala, contact fot@ymcavp.org or 435-0223.