Upcoming 11-09-23

Play tickets

Tickets are on sale for The Lancaster Players upcoming production of “In the Rest Room at Rosenblooms,” at The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone.

Performances are slated at 8 p.m. November 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18, and 3 p.m. November 12. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased at www.thelancasterplayers.org, or 435-3776.

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 Friday, 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 Lancaster Virginia Historical Society will hold “Shuckin’ on the Lancaster Green” Oyster Roast from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, 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.

Harlem Nights

The Northumberland County Community Center Organization (NCCCO) will present the Roaring 1920s Harlem Nights Dance from 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday, 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.

Oyster roast

Yankee Point Marina and King Corrotoman Oysters will hold an oyster roast from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, 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. 

RCA show

The Bobby “BlackHat” Walters Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 11, at Northumberland High School, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville. This concert is sponsored by the Rappahannock Concert Association (RCA).

An adult concert ticket is $25, with group rates available. A ticket for three of the remaining RCA 2023-24 season concerts is $60. Students are admitted free. Pay at www.rappahannockconcerts.org, call 888-210-8006, or pay at the door.


The Upper Lancaster Volunteer Fire Department will sell fresh homemade pit cooked pork barbecue starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 11, at the Lively Firehouse, 5170 Mary Ball Road, Lively. The fee is $15 per pound. Call 761-8119, or 445-3202.

The Grimkes

The Historic Christ Church & Museum Readers will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, 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.

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.

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. 

Santa’s Village

Santa’s Village, a Christmas-themed mini-North Pole will take place December 1 and 2 at Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Children will travel to seven different stations, learn how toys are made and tested, enjoy activities and visit with Santa.

Tickets are $12 per child younger than age 10, including infants, and $18 for others. Tickets can only be purchased at kilmarnockva.ticketleap.com. 

Indoor bazaar

The Mathews Historical Museum, 200 Main Street, Mathews, will host its fourth annual Christmas indoor bazaar, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. December 8 and 9, offering products ranging from handcrafted jewelry to woodworking, pottery and food items. 

Inside the museum, artisans will discuss their work. A selection of special Mathews edition prints and trivets by nationally acclaimed artist P. Buckley Moss are still available.

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.