Upcoming 11-16-23

Native plants

The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society (NNVNPS) will meet at noon Thursday, November 16, at Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. Tides Inn resident horticulturalist Matt Little will present “Native Plants in a Public Landscape.” 

Bring a brown bag lunch or snack and enjoy a social lunch and light refreshments with members before the program. 

Closing weekend

The Lancaster Players production of “In the Rest Room at Rosenblooms” continues at The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone.

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

Opening weekend

“Tilt the Unlit Candle” will open November 17 with a gala beginning at 6:30 p.m at the Westmoreland Players Theatre, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao. Tickets are by season subscription, or $40 for adults and $27 for students. 

Performances will continue at 7:30 p.m. November 18, 24, 25, and December 1; and 3 p.m. November 19, 26, and December 2, 3. Tickets for remaining shows are by season subscription, or $30 for adults and $17 for students. For tickets to the opening gala or one of the other shows visit www.westmorelandplayers.org or call 529-9345. The performance contains mature themes.

Jazz trio

The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts will present the Jae Sinnett Trio from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, 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.

Adams Post 86

The American Legion Adams Post 86, 882 Waverly Avenue, Kilmarnock, will next meet at 7 p.m. December 19. The discussion topic will be “How to remain viable.”

The November 21 meeting has been canceled. 

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. 

Oysters & Oldies

The St. Stephen’s Episcopal Oysters & Oldies Christmas Oyster Roast will be held from 12:30-3:30 p.m. December 2 at Roanoke Farm, 6108 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville. The menu features roasted and raw oysters, chili, hot dogs, brownies, cookies and soft drinks. Wine and beer will be available for an additional charge. 

Tickets are $40 per person. Children younger than 12 eat free. Purchase tickets at ststephensheathsville.org/oyster-roast or at the St. Stephen’s Thrift Shop in Heathsville.

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.

Caregiver support

A caregiver support session will be held from 2-3 p.m. December 15 at Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. Mary Arthur will present Planning for the Future.

The session is free but advance registration is requested. To register, visit thebaycenter.org.

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.