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Virtual history

The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society’s “Zooming In On Lancaster County History: Thursdays at 3:00” virtual speaker series will begin at 3 p.m. today, November 19. Robby Robison will present “Life at Lawson Bay Farm.”

 The series is free for members and $5 for others. Register at or 462-7280. A valid email address is required.

Seafood dinners

The Northumberland County Community Center Organization Inc., 679 Browns Store Road, Wicomico Church, will serve seafood dinners and sandwiches from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday, November 20, for a requested donation. Delivery is available. Call James Long, 724-3240.

Crab cake, fish or combo dinners come with sides, desserts and beverages. Fish or crab cake sandwiches come with fries. 

Shuck-It Bucket

Chesapeake Academy, 107 Steamboat Road, Irvington, will hold a Shuck-It Bucket, oyster-roast-to-go, from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, November 21. The $60 bucket will include a steamer pot filled with shelled and raw oysters, shrimp, sausage, corn, potatoes and a spice kit.

To purchase tickets, call 438-5575, visit, or mail payment to Chesapeake Academy, PO Box 8, Irvington, VA  22480.

Wine Down

Good Luck Cellers, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock, recently announced Friday Night Wine Downs will continue through November under a provisional, outdoor, covered pavilion.

The Wine Downs, from 5-8 p.m., will feature a food truck and music by Bob Wilson. Guests may bring a picnic or order from the food truck on-site from 5-7:30 p.m. Music is from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Ware’s Wish

Ware Academy will host a virtual auction, Ware’s Wish, at 8 p.m. Friday, November 20. Bid on a variety of items and trips; purchase raffle tickets for half-price tuition; door prizes; virtual watch party baskets. Visit to sign up.

Holiday Marketplace

The Steamboat Era Museum’s seventh annual Holiday Marketplace will be virtual at The virtual marketplace will open November 25 and will continue through midnight December 7.

There will be an option to pick up items at the museum or to have them shipped. Items will be shipped the week of December 7. Those who choose to pick up items will be contacted to arrange a mutually-agreeable time.

Festival of the Trees

The Northern Neck Family YMCA’s 23rd annual Festival of the Trees will be a virtual event, held December 5. The theme will be “Silver Linings.” There will be a silent auction, a live auction and a fund-a-need auction.

Tickets are not required to Zoom into the virtual event, but tickets are available with special swag bags. Tickets are $50 per person. To serve as an event sponsor, secure the Zoom links, or purchase tickets, call 435-0223 or email [email protected].

Golden Village

 Christmas event

The annual “Golden Village Christmas” will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. December 5 at Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville. This celebration of Christmastide includes shopping, greenery, caroling and holiday cheer. Santa will greet children and have pictures taken from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring a camera.

Children will have their own shopping area. For $1 per gift, youngsters, 4-12, will be able to buy gifts for all the members of their family. Tavern elves will help them select appropriate gifts and then wrap the gifts as well. Because of current health restrictions, the children’s shopping will be by appointment only. Face masks will be required.

Oyster dinner

The White Stone Volunteer Fire Department will hold a drive-thru oyster dinner from 5-8 p.m. December 14, at the White Stone Firehouse, 579 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone.

The menu will include fried oysters, green beans, coleslaw and hush puppies. Tickets are $20 and are available from any WSVFD member. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Distinctive Bazaar

The Distinctive Bazaar at Irvington United Methodist Church, 26 King Carter Drive, Irvington, is open by appointment only through the first week of December. The bazaar will offer a variety of craft and gift items.

A strict protocol is in place for the safety of the public and the church. To schedule an appointment, call Jesse Blythe, 456-6733 or 580-9723; or Audrey Lowery, 438-6122. Lucille Christopher will meet anyone at the church interested in shopping.

Tavern fare

Historic Christ Church & Museum (HCC&M), 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, will host “Colonial Tavern Fare” from 2-4 p.m. December 6. The drive-thru, pick-up menu will include a salad of greens, roasted vegetables and chèvre served with a sherry vinaigrette; biscuits and butter; harvest pie and a choice of three entrees: beef burgundy, smoked pork loin with apple-sausage stuffing, or crab and corn ragout (gluten/dairy free).

Tickets are $30 per meal. Tickets are available at or the foundation office at 420 Christ Church Road.

Yard sale

The Grace Church Yard Sale offers online sales and “by appointment” browsing opportunities at the warehouse behind the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 401 South Main Street, Kilmarnock. To see photographs and pricing, visit the Grace Church Facebook page.

To request an appointment, send an email to parish administrator Candie Newman at [email protected], or send a message via Facebook. Appointments are available from 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays and 1-3 p.m. Sundays. Donations may be dropped at the warehouse by appointment during regularly-scheduled sale times. To schedule a pick-up, call Deb Lockhart at 647-5450.  

Parenting class

The Middle Peninsula Northern Neck Community Services Board’s Prevention, Health and Wellness Division is providing Virtual Nurturing Parenting classes.

On-going, in-home classes are offered from 6-8 p.m. on Mondays. Call 642-5402, or email [email protected].

Christmas Market

The Haven Christmas Market will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. December 5 and noon-4 p.m. December 6 at the Richmond County Fairgrounds, 315 Community Drive, Warsaw.

There will be local artisans and shopping, cider and hot chocolate, a bake sale, food trucks and a visit by Santa Claus.

Rappahannock Record Staff
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