Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, will host a Books Alive author event featuring Roslyn Haynie Banks from 4-6 p.m. Friday, November 4. Her second book, Adelaide and Agriculture, depicts a week in the life of African American female family farmers in the Northern Neck.
Meet the author and her two daughters, Suzette and Juliette, who helped write the books. There will be games, crafts and more for all ages. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Northumberland Public Library.
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.
The Callao Hometown Community Association will hold a Brunswick Stew Drive-Thru from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, November 5 at the Callao Volunteer Fire Department, 314 Northumberland Highway, Callao.
The fee is $12 per quart. Place orders at gocallaova.org; drive-up orders also will be available. Proceeds will benefit the Callao Community Park.
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, will host Fall Family Fun Day from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 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.
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. Saturday, 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. Monday, 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.
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.
The Northumberland Public Library (NPL) board of trustees will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 9, at NPL, 2704 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville.
The public is welcome to attend either in person or via Zoom. Find the link to join electronically at nplibraryva.org or call 580-5051.
The Rivah Quilt Guild will meet at 10 a.m. November 11 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 435 East Church Street, Kilmarnock. Geraldine Wilkins will present sewing machine tips and techniques; demonstrate free motion quilting and quilting with rulers; and hold a trunk show. Guests are welcome.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.