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Barefoot in Callao

The Westmoreland Players, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao, will present “Barefoot in the Park” through November 19.

Shows will be staged at 3 p.m. November 11, 12, 18 and 19, and 7:30 p.m. November 10, 16 and 17. Regular show tickets will be $25 for adults and $10 for students. For reservations, visit, or call 529-9345.

Country breakfast

Lancaster Union Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M. will serve an all-you-can-eat country breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, November 11, at the Lodge, 48 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. The cost is $10. Ages 5 and younger, uniformed military and law enforcement eat free.

Genetic genealogy

The Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 11, at the Essex Public Library, 117 North Church Lane, Tappahannock.

Genealogist Bessida Cauthorne White will present “DNA 101: An Introduction to Genetic Genealogy.”

Veterans’ tribute

The Kilmarnock and District Pipe Band (KDPB) and members of the Reedville Chorale will present a free concert at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 11, at the Half Shell Amphitheater, Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.

Veterans are urged to wear caps, medals or other symbols of their service. Active military should wear uniforms. Bring chairs.

Yard sale &

silent auction

The Upper Lancaster Volunteer Rescue Squad will conduct a yard sale and silent auction from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 11, at the ULVRS Building, 123 Norris Road, Lancaster.

Silent auction items have been donated by Lee’s Restaurant, NN Burger, Cathy’s Pursuits, Big “L” Tire (Kilmarnock), NAPA, Cato, Pure Romance by Connie Walker, Best Western (Kilmarnock), The Oaks Restaurant, Great Fortune, The Cooks Kitchen, The World Famous Corner, Bluewater Seafood, 1 Stop Beauty Supply, The Northern Neck Popcorn Bag and Clinique by Krystal Kellum.

Open house

In honor of Veterans Day, VFW Post 7167 and auxiliary will host an open house from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 11, at the Post Home, 73 Washington Street, Warsaw.

The documentary “They Were Our Fathers” will be shown. There will be refreshments and rock painting.

Shuckin’ and Jivin’

The fifth annual “Shuckin’ and Jivin’ on the Lancaster Green” Oyster Roast will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 11, at Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library, 8346 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster. The menu will include steamed and raw oysters, chicken stew, bean soup, hot dogs, beer, wine and soda.

Toby Calloway and Larry Heatwole will perform oldies, classics and light rock. Advance tickets, $45 each, are required. Purchase tickets, 462-7280, or at the museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Post 86

 Adams Post 86 of the American Legion will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, at the Post Home, 882 Waverly Avenue, Kilmarnock. Refreshments will be served. 

The Ladies Auxiliary will also meet. This date is a change from our usual meeting date to accommodate the Thanksgiving holiday and to plan for the upcoming spaghetti dinner.

UDC meeting

The Lancaster County Chapter 1406, United Daughters of the Confederacy, will meet at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, at the Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville.

  After a short business session, guest speaker Preston Nuttall will present “Blockade Running During the Civil War.”

Holiday designs

 The Kilmarnock Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, November 13, at Kilmarnock Baptist Church, 65 East Church Street, Kilmarnock.

Lorraine Van Wickler and Dody Douglas, National Garden Club Accredited Flower Show Judges and active members of the Chesapeake Bay Garden Club, will present “Gobble Gobble, Ho Ho Ho and Here Comes Peter Cottontail.”  They will demonstrate how to create attractive arrangements for the up coming holidays.

Paint night: Poinsettia

The RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host a paint night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. November 17. The topic will be “Poinsettia.” The instructor will be Renate Bumgarner.

Patrons may bring a beverage of their choice. Snacks will be provided. For fees and registration, visit the center, or call 436-9309.

Veterans’ breakfast

Commonwealth Senior Living at Farnham, 511 Cedar Grove Road, Farnham, hosts a Veterans’ Breakfast at 9 a.m. on second Tuesdays. Participants are urged to RSVP at 394-2102.

‘Spelling Bee’ musical

The Lancaster Players will present “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” through November 18. Shows will be staged at 8 p.m. November 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18, as well as 3 p.m. November 12, at The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone.

The theater and bar will open an hour prior to performances. Tickets are $20. To purchase tickets, visit, or call 435-3776.

Spaghetti dinner

The American Legion Adams Post 86 and the Ladies Auxiliary will serve a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. November 18 at the Post Home, 882 Waverly Avenue, Kilmarnock. The menu will include spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, breadsticks, desserts, iced tea and coffee. Dinners can be eaten in or carried out.

Tickets are $12 and $6 for those younger than 12. Tickets are available at Lester’s Barber Shop, from Heather at 436-7466, or at the door while they last.

On Stage

The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts 2017-18 On Stage series will present Robin and Linda Williams on November 18 at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock. Upcoming concerts will include John Brown Little Big Band, ‘Holiday in Swing’ Concert, December 16; MozART, March 9; and Sons of Serendip, April 14.

Admission is by season subscription, or $39, if tickets are available. To purchase tickets, call 438-5555, or visit

Holiday Concert

The Courthouse Community Orchestra will present a “Holiday Concert” at 3 p.m. November 19 at the Mathews High School Auditorium, 9889 Buckley Hall Road, Mathews. The program will feature a selection of seasonal favorites.

The orchestra is a volunteer group of local residents, conducted by Guy Hayden. The free concert is sponsored by Concerts by the Bay.

Benefit concert

Flautist Laura Row and pianist Neil Smart, performing as Silver and Ivory, will present a benefit concert at 3 p.m. November 19 at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock.

Contributions will benefit the Northern Neck Middlesex County Free Health Clinic and the Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Neck.


The Chesapeake Bay Garden Club will make and sell boxwood wreaths and trees November 30 at Festival Halle, 177 Main Street, Reedville. Wreaths are $25 each and additional bows are $3 each.

To order, contact Sharon Lemke at, or visit Wreaths can be claimed from 1 to 3 p.m. November 30.

Tree festival

The 20th anniversary Festival of the Trees event will be held November 30 through December 2 at the Northern Neck Family YMCA, 39 William B. Graham Court, Kilmarnock. The event will open with a free open house November 30 featuring holiday music, refreshments, silent auction and door prizes.

The festival will conclude December 2 with a gala and auction finale from 7 to 10 p.m., featuring local cuisine and beverages. Gala tickets are $50. For tickets to the gala, email, or call 435-0223.

Chorale concerts

The Chesapeake Chorale will present Christmas concerts at 8 p.m. December 1 at Northumberland High School, 201 Academic Lane, Claraville, and December 2 at Lancaster Middle School, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock; and 3 p.m. December 3 at St. Clare Walker Middle School, 6814 General Puller Highway, Locust Hill.  Tickets will be $10 each in advance at area banks and at the door.

Wall of Honor

Throughout November, Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury will salute residents who served the country with a Veterans Wall of Honor exhibit in the facility’s Gallery Hall. Residents and community members are invited to view the Veterans Wall of Honor exhibition from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

 Fifty-one veterans who served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and/or the cold war will be featured. Each display includes a photo of the resident in uniform, when available, along with a current photo and short biography.

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. to noon on Tuesdays, noon to 4 p.m. on Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays.

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