Upcoming 3-15-18

Paint night

RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host a Paint Like the Masters program for adults from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 16. The topic will be Marion Rose’s Colorful Rabbit. The instructor will be Marilyn Sprouse.

Snacks will be provided. Participants may bring a beverage of their choosing. The $35 fee will include all materials. To register, visit the center or call 436-9309.

St. Patrick’s Day dinner

American Legion Post 86, 882 Waverly Avenue, Kilmarnock, will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the Post’s birthday Saturday, March 17, with a dinner prepared by the women’s auxiliary. Guests will gather at 4:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5 p.m.

“All veterans and their families are welcome,” said auxiliary president Heather Robertson. “This is a chance to become acquainted with Post 86 and the community work done by the members.”

Reagan dinner

The 21st annual Reagan Day Dinner hosted by the Lancaster County Republican Committee will be held Sunday, March 18, at Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club, 362 Club Drive, Kilmarnock. The event will begin with a social hour at 5 p.m. A buffet dinner will follow at 6 p.m.

David A. Keene, editor-at-large at the Washington Times, former chairman of the American Conservative Union (1982-2011) and former president of the National Rifle Association, will be the featured speaker. The fee is $55 per person. For reservations, call 450-3385, or email lancastervarepublicans@gmail.com.

Good Shot Judy

Concerts by the Bay will present Good Shot Judy from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Harry Ward Auditorium, Mathews High School, 9889 Buckley Hall Road, Mathews. They perform upbeat swing, mambo, cha-cha, rockabilly, calypso and rock.

Tickets are $25 for adults and free for children. Tickets may be purchased at www.concertsbythebay.org or the door.

Slide lecture

The Tappahannock Art Gallery, 200 Prince Street, Tappahannock, will host “The American Impressionist – William Merrit Chase” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22.

The instructor will be Aaron Bowles. The fee will be $6. Light refreshments will be served.

Pre-concert talks

Northern Neck Orchestra will host pre-concert talks with music director Michael Repper at 6:45 p.m. March 23 at St. Clare Walker Middle School, 6814 General Puller Highway, Locust Hill and on March 24 at Northumberland High School, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville.

The sessions will precede the 7:30 p.m. performances of “An Evening with Mozart.” Tickets to the concerts, which include admission to the pre-concert talks, are $30 for adults and free for students with an online reservation. Tickets can be purchased at www.northernneckorchestra.org and at the door.

Original Rhondels

Only a few tickets remain for the Original Rhondels benefit concert March 24 at the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck Activities Center, 517 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the performance will follow from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 each and must be purchased in advance at www.bgcnn.com. Beer and wine will be available for purchase along with a limited snack menu.

Egg hunt

 The Rappahannock Community College/Richmond County Public Library will host its annual Easter egg hunt from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 24 on the Warsaw Campus, 52 Campus Drive, Warsaw. The Easter Bunny will make an appearance and the library staff will give away free children’s books, courtesy of the Friends of the Library group.

Guests may enjoy hot dogs and snacks in the student lounge and a program with magician/juggler Jonathan Austin at noon. The event is free and open to the public.

Community Day

The Derrick B. Spencer Memorial Fund will host a Community Day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 31 at 371 Buzzards Neck Road, Lancaster.

The event will include an egg hunt, bounce house, face painting, games, cotton candy, popcorn, snowcones, prizes, music, fish fry and chicken dinners. The dinners are $12. Pre-order chicken dinners at 757-726-3038, or 540-229-2590 and pay at cash app $derrickanddesire.

KIWS Rotary

Kilmarnock Irvington and White Stone Rotary Club will hold two evening meetings a month at the Rivah Auction House, 33 Irvington Road, Kilmarnock.

Meetings will be held at 5:30 p.m. on second and fourth Wednesdays. Lunch meetings will continue at noon on first and third Wednesdays at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury, 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington. To join, call 436-3176, or 435-6092.

On Stage

The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts 2017-18 On Stage series will present Sons of Serendip at 7:30 p.m. April 14 at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock.

Admission is by season subscription, or $39 in advance at 438-5555, or visit rappahannockfoundation.org. If available, tickets at the door will be $45.

Kinsale egg hunt

Kinsale’s Easter Saturday Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 2 p.m. March 31. Families are urged to arrive at the Cople District Volunteer Fire Department, 123 Yeocomico Lane, Kinsale, by 1:45 p.m.

At 2 p.m. sharp, kids will burst out of the firehouse and into the park in search of Easter bounty.

Sunday speaker

Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, will launch its Sunday speaker series, “Equalled by few; Excelled by none,” at 2 p.m. March 25.

Historian Helen Rountree will present “Powhatan Indian Women and the Jamestown Colonists.” She will discuss Indian women’s work routines, family and tribal structure and their economic and cultural exchanges with the English.

RCA concerts

The Rappahannock Concert Association will present solo pianist Alpin Hong at 7:30 p.m. April 7 at the Northumberland County School Complex, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville.

Admission is by subscription or $25. Students are admitted free. Tickets are available at the door, 866-217-8149, or rappahannockconcerts.org.

Belle Isle egg hunt

The Friends of Belle Isle State Park will host an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. March 31 in the picnic area, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster.

There will be 3,000 eggs, golden egg prizes and the Easter bunny.

Carnival raffle

The 83rd annual Kilmarnock Firemen’s Festival will be held July 26 through August 4 at the KVFD Carnival Grounds, 200 Waverly Avenue, Kilmarnock. The raffle grand prize is a 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited Sport. Tickets are $10.

Tickets may be purchased from KVFD members, at upcoming community events, Noblett, Kilmarnock Lettering Company or Lester’s Barber Shop. A drawing will be held at the conclusion of the carnival on August 4, or a rain date to be announced.

Bluegrass festival

The 2018 Mount Airy Bluegrass Festival will be held June 30 at Mount Airy Farm, 361 Millpond Road, Warsaw. The event, beginning at 3 p.m., will feature the Water View Bluegrass Assembly, The Trailblazers with Ivy Phillips, Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys and The Seldom Scene.

Adult general admission tickets are $45 each, youth general admission tickets are $25 each and VIP tickets are $65 each. The VIP tickets include reserved seating closer to the stage and VIP parking. Tickets are available at www.mountairy.farm, or 313-0815.