Upcoming 11-10-22

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 11 and 18; matinee performances are at 3 p.m. November 12, 13, 19 and 20.

Single performance tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students; except November 18, $20 and $10. Purchase tickets at 529-9345, or WestmorelandPlayers.org/tickets.

Quilt guild

The Rivah Quilt Guild will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, 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.

Autumn celebration

The Essex County Museum & Historical Society Fall Oyster Roast and Courtyard Party will be held from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, November 12. The autumn celebration will include Prince Street strolls, the exhibit “Prince Street Recollections,” an oyster roast, bratwursts, hotdogs, a bonfire and music by the Rockfish Band. Beer and wine also will be available

Tickets may be purchased in advance for $20 per person, $30 per couple or $40 per family at www.ecmhs.org or at the museum, 218 Water Lane, Tappahannock.

Stories of slaves

Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society will meet virtually at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 12. To receive an invitation for this virtual meeting, email mpaaghs.va@gmail.com or call 758-5163.

The meeting will feature a talk by George Washington University’s Phillip Troutman entitled, “Middle Passages: Enslaved Migration to, within, and out of Virginia, 1619-1865.” The focus will be on the stories of enslaved Virginians who left a record of their experiences. 

Jeff Little Trio

The Rappahannock Concert Association will present The Jeff Little Trio at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 12, at the Northumberland School Complex Theater, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville. 

For a Pick 3 subscription, $60, for the remaining four concerts this season or tickets for this concert, $25, call 888-210-8006 or go to www.rappahannockconcerts.org. Students are free. 

Chamber music

The Northern Neck Orchestra will present a chamber music concert, “Music for Horn, Violin and Piano,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 13, at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased at the door or northernneckorchestra.org. 

Ghost forests

Dr. Mathew Kirwan will present “Ghost Forests of the Chesapeake Bay: Implications for Dragon Run?” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 16, by Zoom at the annual meeting of the Friends of Dragon Run. Register for the talk at www.DragonRun.org.

Ghost forests are areas of dead trees adjacent to marshes that can be found in low-lying areas of the Chesapeake Bay. They are an indicator of sea level rise associated with saltwater incursion into wooded coastlines.

Writers series

The Virginia Writers Series will continue November 16 at Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. The guest speaker will be Rob Hedelt. The Visitor Center will open at 5 p.m. The lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by time with the author. 

The fee is $10 per person and includes light refreshments and parking. Good Luck Cellars also will sell wine by the glass. Reservations are recommended, call 462-5030, or email belleisle@dcr.virginia.gov.

Annual sale

The Historyland Community Workshop Craft and Bake Sale will be held from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. November 19 at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock.

On Stage

The Rappahannock Foundation On Stage series at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock, continues with Broadway’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.

Chorale rehearsals

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.

Fruity Cuties

Fruity Cuties will be offered from 9 a.m.-noon February 10 at Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville. Colorful knitted fruit circles can be used as trivets, dishcloths and coasters.

The instructor will be Kay Olson. The fee is $35. Register at www.rhhtfoundation.org.

Weaving class

Beginning Weaving will be offered from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 24, 25 and 26 at Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville. The class will be taught by the Tavern Spinners & Weavers Guild.

The fee is $175, materials included. Register at www.rhhtfoundation.org.

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.

Oysters & Oldies

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church will hold its 15th annual Oysters & Oldies Christmas Oyster Roast from 12:30-3:30 p.m. December 3 at Roanoke Farm, 6108 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville. Tickets, $40 each, are available at ststephensheathsville.org/oyster-roast or at St. Stephen’s Thrift Shop in Heathsville.

The menu will include roasted or raw oysters, chili, hot dogs, homemade brownies and cookies and soft drinks. Wine, craft beers, seltzer and ciders also will be available.


“Preserving Family Papers and Photographs” will be the subject of a virtual program at 4 p.m. Sunday, November 20. Sponsored by the Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society Inc., the presenter will be Meg Hughes, director of collections and chief curator of The Valentine Museum in Richmond.

To receive the Zoom link or telephone dial-in number, email info@middlesexmuseum.com, visit middlesexmuseum.com, or call 758-3663.

River stitchers                 

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.

HCW crafting

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.

Santa’s Village

Santa’s Village, a Christmas-themed mini-North Pole, will be held December 2 and 3 at Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Children will travel to eight different tents representing the North Pole and learn how toys are made and tested for the big day.

The fee is $12 per child younger than age 10 and $18 per person for everyone else. Tickets are only available at Kilmarnockva.ticketleap.com.