Upcoming 12-12-19

Holiday homecoming

Shane Cooley will present his annual “holiday homecoming” concert from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, December 12, at Willaby’s on the Rappahannock, 327 Old Ferry Road, White Stone.

He will play songs from his new 50-song acoustic collection. The performance will be solo and with his father, Jack Cooley on drums.

Fashion show

The third annual Mistletoe & Mimosas, Fashion Show and Holiday Brunch will be held from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, 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.

Band concert

The Lancaster High School Band will present its annual Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 12, at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock. Donations will be accepted at the door.


Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, will host a Christmastide celebration from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, December 14. Visitors may enjoy ginger cookies and cider, music, a special visit with Santa Claus, storytelling, wagon ride and yuletide bonfire.

Tickets are $20 for ages 12 and older, $10 for ages 6-11 and free for ages 5 and younger, as well as Stratford members. Tickets may be purchased at StratfordHall.org.

Floating bank

Through December 14, the Kilmarnock Museum, 76 North Main Street, will host an exhibit portraying the Chesapeake Boat Bank. Hours are 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and any time by calling 296-0930.

Genealogy meeting

Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society of Virginia will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 14, at the Essex Public Library, 117 North Church Lane, Tappahannock.

Those who are interested in African-American genealogy and history are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Annual dues of $20 may be paid at the meeting.

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.

Lunch with Santa

Northumberland County Community Center Organization, 679 Brown Store Road, Heathsville, will hold lunch with Santa Claus from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, December 14, not December 7 as previously reported by the organization. Lunch is free for children and by donation for adults.


Santa will visit Reedville Saturday, December 14. He will arrive at 9 a.m. aboard the Elva C at the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum dock, 504 Main Street, Reedville, and greet area children next door at Bethany UMC.

Chorale concert

The Reedville Festival Chorale will present “A Starry Christmas” at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 15, at Festival Halle, 177 Main Street, Reedville.

Admission is free, but gifts of canned goods to support the Healthy Harvest Food Bank of the Northern Neck are welcome. Monetary donations to support the operating budget of the chorale are also welcome.

Lively parade

The Lively Christmas parade will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 15. The grand marshal will be Tom Davis. To enter the parade, contact Connor Lord at The Corner, 462-0110.

Following the parade, Santa will visit the firehouse. Refreshments will be sold by the Upper Lancaster Volunteer Fire Department.

Christmas Bazaar

The Upper Lancaster Volunteer Rescue Squad, 123 Norris Road, Lancaster, will hold a Christmas Bazaar from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. December 21. Crafts, jewelry, soups and baked goods will be available for purchase.

Author talk

The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society will host an author talk and book signing at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, December 15, at the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Center Drive, Kilmarnock. Author Craig Shirley will discuss his new book, Mary Ball Washington: The Untold Story of George Washington’s Mother.

Tickets, which include a wine and cheese reception, are $30 by Friday, December 13, or $35 at the door. LVHS members receive a $5 discount. Purchase advance tickets at www.mkt.com/maryball, or 462-7280. Books will be for sale for $28.