Upcoming 11-17-22

Horror & humor

The Westmoreland Players will present “Deathtrap” at The Westmoreland Players Theatre, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao. Performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 18, and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, November 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.


“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.

Native plants

The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society will present “The Least Welcome Plants of the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain” with ecologist Dr. Sylvan Kaufman at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 17, by Zoom.

A short business meeting will precede the presentation at 12:45 p.m. To receive the Zoom sign in, email nnvnpsprograms@gmail.com.

Trash pickup

Friends of Dragon Run (FODR) will conduct a trash pickup on Saturday, November 19. The public is welcome. Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. in the Rappahannock Community College Glenns Campus parking lot, 12745 College Drive, Saluda. Safety vests, pick-up sticks and heavy-duty trash bags will be provided.

Four times a year, FODR conducts trash pickups at each of the three bridges that cross Dragon Run, Route 603 at Mascot, Route 17 at Saluda and Route 602 at Ware’s Bridge.

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, Saturday, November 19. 

Single tickets are $45 each, except Feliciano, $73. Purchase single tickets at www.rappahannockfoundation.org.

Bake sale

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Fleeton will hold a Thanksgiving holiday bake sale starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, November 19, at Lilian Lumber Company, 15115 Northumberland Highway, Burgess. 

Fall festival

Hartswell Baptist Church, 10559 River Road, Lancaster, will host Fall Faith Flourish Festival with comedian JaLesa Thomas from noon-5 p.m. Saturday, November 19.

There will be kid-friendly activities and a DJ and vendors.

Chorale rehearsals

The Chesapeake Chorale welcomes 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.

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.

Christmas event

Ma Margaret’s House Bed & Breakfast, 249 Greenfield Road, Reedville, will host its second annual Community Christmas Event from 4-7 p.m. December 10.

The event will feature Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, hot cocoa, games, hayrides, music, family fun and the lighting of the Christmas tree.

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.

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.

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.