The Essex History Museum, 218 Water Lane, Tappahannock, will host Trent Jones from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, November 18. The museum also will will hold the final round of its Scavenger History Hunt.
The Rappahannock Gift Shop will be open for Christmas shopping, including the 2021 White House Christmas Ornament.
Chesapeake Academy will host a Shuck-It Bucket drive-through dinner from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, November 20, on the Rowe Campus, 107 Steamboat Road, Irvington. The bucket is a steamer pot filled with shelled and raw oysters, shrimp, sausage, corn, potatoes and a spice kit for grill, stove or fire.
The bucket for two is $75. Purchase tickets at www.chesapeakeacademy.org or by mail with payment to Chesapeake Academy, P.O. Box 8, Irvington, VA 22480.
The Westmoreland Players will present “Sanders Family Christmas” at the Westmoreland Players Theater, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao. The show will be staged at 7:30 p.m. December 3, 10, 17 and 18; and 3 p.m. November 28, December 4, 5, 11, 12 and 19.
Admission is by season subscription, or $30 adults, $17 students. Purchase tickets at 804-529-9345 or www.WestmorelandPlayers.org.
CASA Christmas wreath distribution is slated from 4-6 p.m. December 2, and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. December 3 and 4 in the Chesapeake Commons Shopping Center in Kilmarnock. Look for the CASA signs.
Distribution is also slated from 10 a.m.-noon December 4 at Primis Bank in Burgess and 1-3 p.m. December 4 at Warsaw Town Park in Warsaw.
Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host Santa’s Village, a Christmas-themed, mini North Pole, on December 3. At each of six tents, families will find an activity and goodie to take home. There will be photo opportunities with Santa.
This is a ticketed event with a $10 per child and $15 per adult charge. Tickets are on sale now and can only be purchased at kilmarnockva.ticketleap.com.
Festival of Trees
The 24th annual Festival of Trees fundraising event to benefit the Northern Neck family YMCA Guardian Program will be held virtually at 7 p.m. December 4. The $50 ticket includes a virtual live auction and choice of surf and turf, or vegetarian dinner to be picked up from 4:30-6:30 p.m. December 4 at Willaby’s Café, 327 Old Ferry Road, White Stone.
Patrons may purchase a ticket, view both the live and silent auction items and register for a bidding number at ymcavp.org/fot. An online silent auction will open November 26. Patrons do not need festival tickets to participate in the virtual silent auction, but they will need a bid number.
Adams Post 86 American Legion in Kilmarnock is raffling a quilt. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. A drawing will be held December 4.
Tickets may be purchased by calling Heather at 436-7466 and from any Auxiliary members.