Upcoming 12-14-17

LHS Band 2017 Christmas concert

 The Lancaster High School Band will present its Christmas 2017 concert at 7 p.m. tonight, December 14, at the LHS Gymnasium, 8815 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster.

The concert will begin with the LHS Jazz Band under the direction of Kenny Flester. The LHS Concert and Symphonic bands, under the direction of Rob Spiers, will follow. The second half will feature the LHS Red Devil Marching Band and flags.

Santa visit

Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit the Richmond County Public Library at the Rappahannock Community College (RCC), 52 Campus Drive, Warsaw, from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight, Thursday, December 14.

Children will receive a free book and candy. Squall the Seagull, the official mascot of RCC, will be there. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the RCC/Richmond County Public Library.

Homecoming show

Singer/songwriter Shane Cooley will present a holiday homecoming show from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, December 15, at Willaby’s on the Rappahannock, 327 Old Ferry Road, White Stone.

He will perform all original songs, including some new ones.

Motown show

American Legion Post 241 and Creative Productions will present Motown & Friends Flashback Lip-sync Show Saturday, December 16, at St. Clare Walker Middle School, 6814 General Puller Highway, Locust Hill. A food and dance party with DJ Wayne Jessie will be held from 3 to 4:45 p.m. The show will start at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $15. To purchase tickets, call William Bagby, 824-8921; Cynthia Beverley, 815-8426; Kelvin Taylor, 776-7691; or Vincent Carter, 757-751-3900.

Christmas Gala

A Christmas Gala, a Night of Elegance, will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, December 16, at the Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Neck, 517 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.

Donations are $10 per person in advance and $15 at the door. Couples are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For tickets, call Women United, 436-2128, or 480-9561.

On Stage

The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts 2017-18 On Stage series will present the John Brown Little Big Band, ‘Holiday in Swing’ Concert on Saturday, December 16, at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock. Upcoming concerts will include MozART, March 9; and Sons of Serendip, April 14.

Admission is by season subscription, or $39, if tickets are available. To purchase tickets, call 438-5555, or visit rappahannockfoundation.org.

Nouvelet concerts

The Nouvelet Chamber Choir will present their eighth annual Christmas concerts at 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, December 16 and 17, at White Stone United Methodist Church, 118 Methodist Church Road, White Stone.

The 14-member choir will perform sacred seasonal music under the direction of Brenda Burtner and accompanist Marynell Ivey. Donations are gratefully accepted to return to the community.

Lessons and carols

Christchurch School will present its 37th annual Festival of Lessons and Carols at 4p.m. and 6:15 p.m. Sunday, December 17, in St. Peter’s Chapel on the school campus, 49 Seahorse Lane, Christchurch. The festival will include performances by Cantorion, the St. Peter’s Chapel Choir and student and faculty soloists.

The public is invited. For reservations, contact the school, ccsevents@christchurchschool.org, or 758-2306, ext. 134. The press release appearing last week included the wrong date.

SAR to meet

The Richard Henry Lee Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday, December 18, at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury, 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington.

The speaker will be Michael Elston, 97th president of the Virginia Society, SAR. He also will swear in officers for 2018.

Veterans’ breakfast

Commonwealth Senior Living at Farnham, 511 Cedar Grove Road, Farnham, hosts a Veterans’ Breakfast at 9 a.m. on second Tuesdays. Participants are urged to RSVP at 394-2102.

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. to noon on Tuesdays, noon to 4 p.m. on Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays.

Band raffle

The Lancaster Band Boosters is conducting a raffle to raise funds to help send the LHS Red Devils Marching Band to the 2017 Taxslayer Bowl game December 30 in Jacksonville, Fla. The prize is a rustic wooden American flag handcrafted by Kevin Powell of American Heirloom Woodworks.

The drawing will be held at the Lancaster Middle School Band’s winter concert at 7 p.m. Monday, December 18, at the LMS Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock. Tickets are $1 each, or six for $5. To purchase concert or raffle tickets, contact Donna McGrath at 438-5803, or dmcgrath64@gmail.com.

Thanks for Giving

Country Cottage’s “Thanks For Giving” campaign is now under way. This campaign helps seniors who need a little extra helping hand this time of year. Blankets, clothing, food, toiletries, laundry detergent, towels or any items that might be of use to seniors will be collected through Friday, December 15.

Items may be dropped at Country Cottage, 795 Rappahannock Drive, White Stone. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays.

Ty’s Friends

Ty’s Friends Christmas Group is accepting gifts for distribution to the mentally and physically disabled and needy in the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck. Gifts can be delivered to Mane Creations, 511 South Main Street, Kilmarnock, or Dunn Rite Auto Sales, 60 Hawthorne Avenue, Kilmarnock. Folks also may contact 577-3414, 480-0369, or email pnickens421@gmail.com. 

Monetary donations of any amount are accepted. Donations can be deposited into Ty’s Friends group account at Union Bank, 284 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, or mailed to Ty’s Friends Christmas Group, 9445 Jessie duPont Memorial Highway, Kilmarnock, VA 22482. The deadline for gifts and donations is Tuesday, December 19.

Light up Kilmarnock

The Town of Kilmarnock will sponsor a holiday lighting contest open to all residents and commercial businesses within the town. Participants must register their home or business by Thursday, December 14 at the Town Hall, 1 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Registration forms are available at www.kilmarnockva.com/wp-content/uploads/flyer-for-contest-2017.pdf and Town Hall.

Judging will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday, December 17. There is no cost to participate and registering ensures that the judges are taken to the participating locations. All participating locations, whether business or residential, must be visible from public roads.

Blanket drive

The Interfaith Service Council recently announced its annual blanket drive. Blankets in all sizes as well as sheets and mattress covers are needed.

Items may be dropped from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays at the Warehouse, 106 Harris Road, Kilmarnock; or for pickup, call 435-6050.

Country breakfast

Lancaster Union Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M. will serve an all-you-can-eat country breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, January13, at the Lodge, 48 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.

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