Upcoming 4-18-19

Paint night

The RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host an Adult Paint Night from 6:15-8:45 p.m. Friday, April 19. The topic will be “Max’s Angel Blue.” The instructor will be Marilyn Sprouse.

Bring a favorite beverage. Snacks will be provided. For fees, materials and registration, visit the center or call 436-9309.

Original Rhondels

The Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck will present The Original Rhondels in concert from 6:30-10 p.m. Friday, April 19, on the Half Shell Stage, Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Concert tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the gate. To purchase advance tickets, visit bgcnn.com or call 435-9696.

Egg hunt

On Saturday, April 20, Bethany UMC and the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum will hold their annual Easter egg hunt. The Easter Bunny will arrive aboard the Elva C at 9 a.m. at the RFM docks, 504 Main Street, Reedville.

At 10 a.m., children will be grouped by age to search for over 1500 plastic eggs. Following the egg hunt, children can enjoy snacks, crafts and pictures in Bethany’s fellowship hall.

Egg hunt

Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, will host the annual Easter Egg Hunt on the Oval from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 20. The egg hunt will begin at 11 a.m.

The Easter Bunny will make his annual appearance. Children will be grouped by age from 2-12. Bring a basket or other container to collect eggs. There will be refreshments.

Quilt show

The Tavern Quilt Guild will hold its annual quilt show and sale from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in the Transportation Building at Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville.

The event will be held in conjunction with the Heathsville Farmers Market and Northumberland Association for Progressive Stewardship Earth Day celebration. There will be a quilt raffle.

RCA concert

The Rappahannock Concert Association will present clarinetist Maksim Shtrykov and pianist Misuzu Tanka in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Northumberland County Schools Performing Arts Theater, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville.

Adult tickets are $25. Students are admitted free. For $60, adults may purchase tickets for the three remaining 2018-19 season concerts. Purchase tickets at www.rapphannockconcerts.org, 1-888-210-8006, or at the door.


The Kiwanis Club of the Northern Neck will serve barbecue Thursday, April 25, at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 435 East Church Street, Kilmarnock. The first serving will be from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., take out only. The second will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m., eat in or take out.

The menu will be pulled barbecue, rolls, baked beans, cole slaw, hush puppies, dessert and beverages. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for younger than 12 and free younger than 5. Purchase tickets at Bay and River Home Decor, The Dandelion, or the door.

Museum to open

Tours of the Morattico shoreline aboard an authentic roundstern deadrise and visiting experts on marshland conservation and natural landscaping will highlight the Morattico Waterfront Museum’s opening day activities from noon-4 p.m. April 27 at the museum, 6584 Morattico Road, Morattico.

Water tours are limited to the first 36 visitors. There also will be walking tours, museum tours and a grilled hot dog lunch ($5).

Lyme support

A Lyme support group for those with Lyme and other tick borne diseases will be held from 1-3 p.m. April 27 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock, 366 James Wharf Road, White Stone. 

Those interested in helping to organize such a group may call 435-6101.  

Art auction

The Friends of the Northumberland Public Library is conducting a silent auction on 12 paintings donated by artist Matthew Harwood.

The paintings are on display at NPL, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville. All bids must be entered by 5 p.m. April 30.

Concert passes

Season passes are on sale for the Music on the Half Shell Stage six-concert series at Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. The fee is $50. Purchase passes at https://kilmarnockva.ticketleap.com/. Children younger than age 5 will be admitted free with a season pass holder.

Pass sales will end May 10. The series will open at 6 p.m. May 24 with The Meltones and Soul Expressions. Individual show admission will be $10.