Upcoming 11-27-19

Chorale concerts

The Chesapeake Chorale will present Christmas concerts at 8 p.m. December 6 at the Performing Arts Theater, Northumberland High School, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville, and December 7 at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock, and 3 p.m. December 8 at St. Clare Walker Middle School Auditorium, 6814 General Puller Highway, Locust Hill.

Tickets will be $10, from chorale members and at the doors at each venue.

Trolley Express

The Kilmarnock Trolley Express will run December 6 and 7, offering show times every 15 minutes from 6-8 p.m. at Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.

Tickets are $10 per child and $15 per adult. Tickets are on sale and can only be purchased at kilmarnockva.ticketleap.com.

Community orchestra

The Courthouse Community Orchestra will present concerts December 7 at Newington Baptist Church, 6169 Main Street, Gloucester; December 10 at Urbanna Baptist Church, 121 Watling Street, Urbanna; and December 14 at Gwynn’s Island Baptist Church, 2011 Old Ferry Road, Gwynn.

All three concerts will begin at 7 p.m.

Ice Age

Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, will host a Geo Series Program, Ice Age at Stratford Hall, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. December 7. The speaker will be Dr. Robert Weem.

The fee is $30 per person. To register, contact Alex Withers at awithers@stratfordhall.org or 493-1979.

Quilt raffle

American Legion Adams Post 86 Ladies Auxiliary is conducting a quilt raffle. Three separate drawings will be held December 7 to award a patriotic, queen-size quilt, a baby quilt in yellow and green and a crib blanket in a Thomas the Tank Engine motif.

Tickets are $1 each or six tickets for $5. For tickets, call Heather, 436-7466, or Carol, 580-2029.

Holiday show

The Northumberland County Historical Society (NCHS) on December 8 will host “A Holiday Concert by The Gurleys.” The free concert will begin at 2:30 p.m. at Ball Memorial Library and Museum, 86 Back Street, Heathsville.

Bill and Pam Gurley will perform a mix of folk, bluegrass and blues with a dose of humor. Refreshments will be served.

Season opener

Attired in 18th century garb, Northern Neck Orchestra music director Michael Repper conducted a performance of Handel’s Royal Fireworks Music from the harpsichord at a season opening concert November 15 in Kilmarnock.

The orchestra’s next concerts will feature an all-Beethoven program on March 27 at the Lancaster Middle School Theater and March 28 at the Performing Arts Theater at Northumberland High School.

Nouvelet concerts

The Nouvelet Chamber Choir will present Christmas concerts at 5 p.m. December 14 and 15 at White Stone United Methodist Church, 118 Methodist Church Road, White Stone.

Christmas show

Writer and director John Hardy will present his one-man adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” at 1 and 3 p.m. December 8 at Middlesex High School, 454 General Puller Highway, Saluda.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Beginning 30 minutes before each performance, tickets will be sold at the door.

Fashion show

The third annual Mistletoe & Mimosas, Fashion Show and Holiday Brunch will be held from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. December 13 at Festival Halle, 177 Main Street, Reedville.

Fashion show tickets are $35 per person and are only available at Dream’s Fashion Boutique, 702 Jessie duPont Highway, Burgess.

On Stage

The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts On Stage concert series will continue December 21 with The Barefoot Movement; March 14 with Leahy; and April 18 with Face 2 Face.

All concerts are staged at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock. Admission is by season subscription or $39. Call the box office, 438-5555.

Christmas Market

The Haven Shelter & Services Inc. will sponsor the 12 Days of Christmas Market, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. December 7 at the Woman’s Club of Northumberland County, 2928 Northumberland Highway, Lottsburg.

The event will include artisans and shopping, a visit from Santa Claus, cider and hot chocolate, Christmas-themed family activities and a raffle.

Holiday shop

Ye Olde Curiosity and Bake Shoppe will be open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. December 6 and 7 at the Woman’s Club of White Stone Clubhouse, 560 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone.

The inventory will include housewares, decorations, handmade jewelry, toys, LuLaRoe clothing, homemade sweets, chili, hot dogs, chips and drinks.

Holiday Marketplace

The Steamboat Era Museum, 56 King Carter Drive, Irvington, will host the sixth annual Holiday Marketplace from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. November 29-30 and December 7, 14 and 21. A silent auction the first two sale days will end at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Items for purchase include jewelry, fiber, books, oyster art, wooden toys, Santas, paper placemats, pillows, puzzles, hostess towels, cocktail napkins, unusual gifts, ornaments, chocolates, posters, maps and small ceramic watermen’s boots.