The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society will meet at noon today, April 19, at Wicomico Church Parish Hall, 5191 Jessie duPont Memorial Highway, Wicomico Church. A social lunch, brief meeting and Native Plant of the Month presentation, will be followed by a field trip to see spring bloomers at Hickory Hollow Natural Area Preserve.
Bring a brown bag lunch; beverages will be available at the parish hall. Wear sensible shoes and bring a water bottle, camera, binoculars, or walking cane.
The American Impressionists slide lecture series will continue from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Tappahannock Art Gallery, 200 Prince Street, Tappahannock. Aaron Bowles will present the works of Thomas Wilmer Dewing.
Admission is $6. Light refreshments will be served. To enroll in one or more of the series, continuing bi-weekly through May, call Frank Rixey at 445-5131.
The RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host Adult Paint Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 20. The instructor will be Renate Bumgarner. The topic will be “Daffodil.” Bring a favorite beverage.
For materials, fees and registration, visit the center, call 436-9309, or consult www.ralartcenter.com.
Taste with a view
Lancaster County Public Schools (LCPS) recently issued a call for edible art. The LCPS Family Edible Art Contest is a highlight of the annual LCPS County-wide Art Show. Edible entries are due in the Lancaster Middle School front lobby, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. April 20.
The art show will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon April 21 in the LMS Gym, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock. Edible art winners will be announced at 9:15 a.m. After 10 a.m. the public may taste the edible art.
Celeste Gates and Cheryl Davis on Saturday, April 21, will present “Three by James,” a musical for children based on the poetry of James Whitcomb Riley. The presentation will be held at 4 p.m. Living Water Lutheran Church, 84 Bluff Point Road, Kilmarnock. For admission, bring a donation to the food bank.
Abingdon Episcopal Church, 4645 George Washington Highway, White Marsh, will host the Rastrelli Cello Quartet at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 22. Donations are welcome to the Arts at Abingdon Series.
Spencer & Beane will present a CD-release concert for “Amhràin Saoil” April 27. The show will start at 7 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock.
The CD will be available at the concert for $10 and at www.spencerandbeane.com. Their previous two CDs, “Spencer & Beane” and “On Christmas Day in The Morning” also are available.
The Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association (TOGA) will hold its annual Spring Oyster Fair, beginning at 9 a.m., April 28 at the Gwynn’s Island Civic Center, 1996 Old Ferry Road, Hudgins. There will be vendors, speakers and a how-to-get-started discussion.
Historyland Community Workshop will relocate to the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Center Drive, Kilmarnock. Meetings will be held at 10 a.m. first and third Mondays. Bring a drink or treat.
The goal of the group is to meet, create items for an annual benefit sale and distribute the proceeds for scholarships to Lancaster and Northumberland High School graduates.
“An Evening with Two Fabulous Old Broads in Three Acts,” featuring Donna Smith and Becky Nunn, will open May 10 at the Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone.
Performances will be staged at 8 p.m. May 10, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26; and 3 p.m. May 13 and 27. A social period will begin an hour before show time. Tickets are $25. For reservations, go to lancasterplayers.org, or call 435-3776.
The Woman’s Club of White Stone will meet at 11:30 a.m. May 2, at the WCWS Clubhouse, 560 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone.
The program topic will be skin care. Participants are reminded to bring a sandwich. Dessert will be provided.
The Northumberland County Historical Society recently announced a special presentation at 2:30 p.m. April 29 at the Ball Memorial Library and Museum, 86 Back Street, Heathsville. Meteorologist Jim Duncan will present “Weather Forecasting Today: How Clues from the Past Predict the Future of Weather.” Refreshments will also be served.
The Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck will hold Casino Night on the Rivah from 5:30 to 10 p.m. May 12 at the BGCNN Activity Center, 517 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Activities will include a silent auction, door prizes, raffles, horse racing games, black jack, craps, roulette, Texas hold’em and poker tables. Complimentary hor d’oeuvres and cash bar provided.
Tickets are $50 per person. To purchase tickets, visit www.bgcnn.com, or call 435-9696.
Chesapeake Academy’s 41st annual auction and dinner, A Roaring 20’s Grand Affair, is slated for 6 p.m. May 5, on the Rowe Campus, 107 Steamboat Road, Irvington. The event will include a silent auction with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dinner and a live auction
Event tickets are $100 per person and include everything except auction purchases. To purchase event tickets, contact 438-5575, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Northern Neck Orchestra and Chesapeake Chorale will present “Song, Dance, and Fantasy” at May 4 at Lancaster Middle School, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock. A pre-concert talk will begin at 6:45 p.m. and the concert at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $30. Students are admitted free with online reservation. Tickets may be purchased at www.northernneckorchestra.org, or at the door.
The Just Gardens tour to benefit The Haven will be held May 18 and 19, in the Kinsale area. Five country gardens will be featured. Tickets are $20 in advance, or $25 on tour days.
Tickets and brochures are available at The Dandelion, Irvington Road, Irvington; The Pedestal, Main Street, Kilmarnock; Dreams Fashion Boutique, Northumberland Highway, Burgess; Shoppe for Haven’s Sake, Richmond Road, Warsaw; by mail until May 11 at Just Gardens, P.O. Box 1257, Warsaw 22572; or at www.havenshelter.org/justgardens.
The Cantori Choral Ensemble will present “Songs of the People, Folk Songs from North America and the British Isles” at 5 p.m. May 13 at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock. An offering will be received in support of Cantori.
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.