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Christmas bluegrass

The Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce and Burkes Fine Jewelers will present Christmas Music by the Bay at 7 p.m. Friday, December 16, at The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. The concert will feature James Justin & Co. with David Graham.

Tickets are $25 each and include a copy of JJ & Co.’s new release, “12.25.82.” Proceeds will benefit the Northern Neck Food Bank. Advance tickets may be purchased at

Good Luck music

Acoustic guitarist Bob Wilson will perform Friday, December 16, at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Good Luck Road, Kilmarnock. Chapter 3, Patrick and Diane Raymond, will play on December 23. Both shows are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Pianist Cheryl Davis and bassoonist David West will play from 1 to 3 p.m. December 22.

Holiday brass

The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts 2016-17 On Stage concert series will continue Saturday, December 17, with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Brass Ensemble.

The holiday concert will begin at 3 p.m. at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock. Admission is by season subscription, or $35 at, or 438-5555. If available, tickets will be $40 at the door.

Open house

VFW Post 7167 and Auxiliary will host an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. December 17, at the Post Home, 73 Washington Avenue, Warsaw.

‘Time for Change’

Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 6749 Jessie duPont Memorial Highway, Wicomico Church, will present “Time for Change” at noon Saturday, December 17. This Christmas play tells the Christmas story from God’s perspective.

Bring a gift for The Haven: Diapers (3+ and pull ups), baby wipes, baby food, onesies/pajamas (6-24 months).

Winter solstice yoga event

Susan Johnson of InsideOut Yoga will host “108 Minutes of Restoration” from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 18, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock, 366 James Wharf Road, White Stone. The theme is “The Art of Stillness.”

A $10 donation to benefit the Kids First Foundation is suggested, as well as a can of food for the Northern Neck Food Bank. For reservations, visit, email [email protected], or call 436-2204.

Adams Post 86 

American Legion Adams Post 86 will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 20, at the Post Home, 882 Waverly Avenue, Kilmarnock.

All members and war-time veterans are invited to attend.  Refreshments will be served. The Ladies Auxiliary will not meet in December.

Ty’s Friends

Ty’s Friends Group and Fund campaign to spread Christmas cheer is underway. The effort provides food, new clothing (all sizes), toys (all ages), holiday goodies, household items, gift certificates, gift cards and other holiday gifts items to the area’s mentally disabled, physically disabled and needy. Monetary donations may be made by mail, or deposited in person to the Ty’s Friends Fund at Union Bank & Trust, 284 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.

The gifts will be distributed at the 22nd annual Ty’s Friends Christmas Party from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. December 21 at The Beacon Supper Club at the Pilot House Restaurant, 2737 Greys Point Road, Topping.

Free concert

Touring singer/songwriter Shane Cooley will perform a free holiday homecoming show at 6 p.m. December 21 at Rappahannock Grill, 37 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.

Just Smile

In honor of Sandie Turner’s life, her family will host a musical celebration from 7:30 to 11 p.m. January 7 at the Kilmarnock Firehouse 71 School Street, Kilmarnock. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Guests will include members of the Robbin Thompson Band, Julius Pittman & the Revival and the Soul Expressions. Guests should bring chairs.

Tickets are $20 per person; proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Tickets will be sold at Noblett’s Appliance and Hair Design Studio, both in Kilmarnock; or [email protected]. Beer, wine, spirits and other beverages will be sold; proceeds will benefit the Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department.

Floral music theater tickets

The Kilmarnock Garden Club and Lancaster High School Band will present “Symphony in Flowers” at 2 p.m. March 12 at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock.

The floral music theater event will showcase the LHS Symphonic Band and floral designer Francine Thomas. Tickets are $35 each and may be purchased at 435-6902, or anitahart2577@gmailcom.

New Year’s Eve Gala

Lancaster/Northumberland Habitat for Humanity will host a New Year’s Eve Gala from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. December 31 at the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck, 517 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Entertainment will be provided by Lynda Smith and the 7th Street Band.

Tickets are $75 and include food, favors and champagne. Purchase tickets at the Habitat office and store, 460 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, 435-3461.

Windows 10

Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock will offer instructor lead, self-paced courses on Windows 10. Classes will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m on most Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Familiarity with basic computer skills such as using a mouse and keyboard are recommended. The library will provide all materials, including the computer and headphones for the class. To register, call 435-1729, or visit

Cokie Roberts

The Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library recently announced tickets are on sale for “An Afternoon with Cokie Roberts and Civil War Capital Dames” at 1:30 p.m. January 5 at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Good Luck Road, Kilmarnock. The fundraiser will include a lecture and book signing focusing on her book, Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868.

Advance tickets are required. Lecture tickets are $45. VIP tickets are $100 and include a meet-and-greet brunch. Tickets can be purchased at, 462-7280, or by mailing a check to MBWML, PO Box 97, Lancaster VA 22503.

Veterans’ breakfast

Commonwealth Assisted Living at Farnham, 511 Cedar Grove Road, Farnham, hosts a veterans’ breakfast at 9 a.m. on second Tuesdays. RSVP, 394-2102.

Rappahannock Record Staff
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