The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society will meet at noon Thursday, November 15, Wicomico Parish Church, 5191 Jessie Ball duPont Memorial Highway, Wicomico Church. Bring a brown bag lunch; some snacks and beverages will be available.
Wildlife biologist David Bryan of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will discuss “Private Land Restoration & Management for Species in Decline.”
The Upper Lancaster Volunteer Rescue Squad (ULVRS ) is selling apple, cherry, pumpkin or sweet potato pies for $10 each. The order deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, November 16. The pies will be ready for pickup from 5-8 p.m. November 21 at the ULVRS Building, 123 Norris Road, Lively.
To place an order, send payment with name, phone number, pie choice(s) and quantity to Upper Lancaster Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 176, Lively, VA 22507.
Arts at Abingdon
Abingdon Episcopal Church, 4645 George Washington Memorial Highway, White Marsh will host organist Greg Zelek at 5 p.m. Saturday, November 17, at the church. A free-will offering will be accepted.
The Bay Tones Barbershop Chorus will present its annual fall concert, a “Barbershop Stew,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock.
Tickets are $15 and are available in Kilmarnock at the Animal Welfare League Thrift Shop, Chesapeake Bank, Sonabank, Virginia Commonwealth Bank and Yours Truly Photography; in White Stone at Country Cottage and White Stone Pharmacy; in Burgess at Essex Bank, Union First Market Bank and Virginia Commonwealth Bank. Tickets also are available from any Bay Tones member and at the venue door before the concert.
The Rappahannock Concert Association will present the Washington Saxophone Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 17, at the Northumberland County Schools Performing Arts Theater, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville.
Adult concert tickets are $25 each. Students are always free. Purchase tickets at www.rappahannockconcerts.org, call the box office at 888-210-8006, or pay at the door. The quartet also will perform for Northumberland Middle and High School students on Friday, November 16.
Kilmarnock Seventh-Day Adventist Church is taking orders for a citrus fruit sale beginning in December. Call in orders by Monday, November 19, to 435-1252, 435-1371, 435-1579 or 562-652-0866.
Orders are to be picked up on December 13. Pecans and baked goods also will be available.
Historian Henry Lane Hull will be the after-dinner speaker at the November 19 Bluff Point Community League potluck dinner Monday, November 19. The gathering will begin at 6 p.m. with a social at the former Bluff Point Graded School, 2595 Bluff Point Road, Kilmarnock. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.
Hull’s topic will be Ditchley Park in Oxfordshire, after which Ditchley is named, with its Lee family connections to the crown, as well as the house’s architectural significance. Guests are welcome.
Camp Jam will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, November 24, at Camp Kekoka, 1083 Boys Camp Road, Kilmarnock. Hosts urge folks to bring a friend, family, dish to share and a donation.
Music will be offered by Carolyn and Mike August, Deadrise, Christine Whitaker Wiggins & the Menagerie, Robert Beierly and Mary & The Janes.
The Fraser fir wreaths that have been ordered from Northern Neck CASA will be available for pick up from 4-6 p.m. November 29, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. November 30 and December 1 at the Courtyard at Chesapeake Commons, 463 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.
For directions, call the NNCASA office, 462-0881.