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Upcoming 12-06-18

Readers theater

The Lancaster Players will present a readers theater production “A Walk in the Woods,” by Lee Blessing at 7 p.m. December 7 and 8, and 3 p.m. December 9 at The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. The theater will open an hour prior to each performance.

Reservations are available at, or 435-3776. Seats are $25 each and complimentary fruit, cheese and cracker plates will be served.


The RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host a First Friday Reception and Holiday Party held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, December 7.

The public is invited to meet some of the exhibiting artists, browse the Holiday Shop and enjoy light refreshments.

Santa’s coming

Santa will visit Reedville Saturday, December 8, arriving at 9 a.m. aboard the Elva C.

Children of all ages are invited to greet Santa when he arrives at the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum dock, 504 Main Street, Reedville, and then walk next door to Bethany UMC for pictures, Christmas stories, games and light refreshments.

House tour

The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, 504 Main Street, Reedville, will host the annual Christmas on Cockrell’s Creek House Tour December 8 and 9. The tour will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday. Five homes, a commercial site and museum facilities will be included. A Holiday Café and TableScapes will be featured at Festival Halle, 177 Main Street, Reedville.

Tickets for the annual Christmas on Cockrell’s Creek House Tour will be available at 453-6529, or the RFM office in the Butler House. Tickets will be $25 per person in advance, or $30 during tour weekend.


The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society exhibit lecture slated for Saturday, December 8, has been cancelled.

However, the exhibit “Lancaster in World War I: Home Front to Battle Front” and shop will be open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Mary Ball Museum, 8346 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster. A members-only reception will be held from from 3-5 p.m.

Tree lighting

Reedville’s community Christmas tree will be illuminated at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, December 8, at the gazebo on the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum campus, 504 Main Street, Reedville.

The event will include hot chocolate and joyous singing led by the Fairfield UMC and the Bethany UMC choirs.


Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, will celebrate Christmastide from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, December 8.

Tickets are $15 for ages 12 and older; $10 for ages 6-11, and free for ages 5 and younger. The event also is free for Friends of Stratford members. Tickets will be on sale the day of the event at the Visitor Center.

Virginians concert

The Virginians Barbershop Chorus will present a concert at 5 p.m. Saturday, December 8, at Urbanna Baptist Church, 121 Watling Street, Urbanna.

Everyone is invited for an evening of celebration filled with soaring harmonies from the chorus of over 40 voices.

Ditchley holiday

The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society-Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library will host “A Holiday Afternoon at Ditchley” from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, December 9, at Ditchley, 1571 Ditchley Road, Kilmarnock. The event will include house tours, cider tastings, wine, hors d’oeuvres and dessert treats.

Advance tickets are required and are available at or 462-7280. The fee is $30 for members and $35 for others.

Kilmarnock parade

The Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce will present the 40th annual Kilmarnock Lighted Christmas Parade at 7 p.m.December 14. The theme will be “A Story Book Christmas.”

Lively parade

The Lively Christmas Parade will be held at 3 p.m. December 16. The grand marshal will be Karina Bolster from NBC12. The committee is still taking parade entries. Contact Connor Lord at the World Famous Corner, or 462-0110.

Country breakfast

Lancaster Union Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M. will serve an all-you-can-eat country breakfast from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, December 8, at the Lodge, 48 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.

The fee is $10. Ages 5 and younger, uniformed military and law enforcement eat free.

Talent show

Northumberland High School (NHS) will host a talent show sponsored by the student council and junior class at 6 p.m. Wednesday, December,12 at the Performing Arts Theater, Northumberland High School, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville.

Admission is $5 per person. Baked goods will be sold at intermission. The NHS dance team will perform.

Indoor yard sale

An indoor yard sale to benefit the Northumberland County Animal Shelter is held regularly at the Northumberland School Administration Building, 2172 Northumberland Highway, Lottsburg.

Hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays.


Bayside Youth Ballet (BYB) will present their annual Christmas performance at 2 p.m. on December 16 at the Harry M. Ward Auditorium, Mathews High School, 9889 Buckley Hall Road, Mathews.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for children ages 9 and younger. Tickets are available at Office Supply and Diggs School of Dance in Gloucester, the Mathews Visitor Center in Mathews or Tickets will also be available at the door.

Music to start the holidays

The Northumberland County Historical Society will begin the holiday season with a free performance by Bill and Pam Gurley at 2:30 p.m.Sunday,  December 9, at the Ball Memorial Library and Museum, 86 Back Street, Heathsville.

Following the program, refreshments will be served.

Ice Age

Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, will offer an instructional event, Geo Series: Ice Age at Stratford Hall, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. December 15.

The fee is $25 per person. Pre-registration is encouraged. To register, contact Jon Bachman at or 493-1972.

Parenting class

On-going Nurturing Parenting programs will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at the Gloucester Counseling Center, 9228 George Washington Memorial Highway, Gloucester; and Mondays at the Warsaw Counseling Center, Warsaw Counseling Center, 414 Main Street, Warsaw.

The fee is $20 per person per session and $20 per handbook. Parents can enroll at anytime. To register, call 642-5402.

Children First

Children First will be offered from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, December 6, at the Prevention Services Office, 3786 George Washington Memorial Highway, Hayes. The fee is $50 per person. Payment must be received seven days prior to the scheduled class. Register by phone, 642-5402.

Children First is a co-parenting education program designed to promote positive and healthy communication for families experiencing the challenges of transition through separation and/or divorce.

Burns Night

The Kilmarnock and District Pipe Band will host its 20th annual Burns Night Supper and concert from 5-8 p.m. January 26 at the Masonic Lodge #100, 1434 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock.

Tickets are $40 each and are on sale until January 18 at The Local in Irvington, Chesapeake Bank in Kilmarnock and Virginia Commonwealth branches in Kilmarnock, White Stone and Burgess. After purchasing tickets, patrons may make table reservations for tables of eight (only) by calling Madge Rollins at 580-4441.