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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.

Lyme support

A Lyme support group for those with Lyme and other tick borne diseases will be held from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, 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.

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. Saturday, 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).

RFM gala

The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum (RFM) will hold it’s Gala Benefit Auction – The Pearl of the Chesapeake, from 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Festival Halle,177 Main Street, Reedville. The gala will feature music, open bar, shucked oysters and catered hot and cold hors d’oeuvres. Silent and live auctions will offer a variety of items.

The fee is $60 per person. For reservations, visit the RFM office, 474 Main Street, Reedville, call 453-6529 or go to

Art auction

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

The paintings will be on display at the Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, during April. All bids must be entered by 5 p.m. Monday, April 29.

Rhondels rescheduled

The Original Rhondels concert initially scheduled for April 19 at Town Centre Park, Kilmarnock, was cancelled due to the forecast for inclement weather.

The concert, to support the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Neck, has been rescheduled for June 8. Tickets that have been purchased will be honored.


Chesapeake Academy’s 42nd annual auction/dinner, Lights, Camera, Auction! A Celebration of Arts and Innovation will be held at 6 p.m. May 4 on the Rowe Campus, 107 Steamboat Road, Irvington.

Event tickets are $100 per person including everything but auction purchases. Raffle tickets are $10 each. To purchase raffle or event tickets, contact Catherine Emry at 438-5575 or [email protected].

Derby party

Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville, will host the 14th “Run for the Roses” Kentucky Derby Party from 4-7 p.m. May 4. There will be Kentucky Derby viewing, food, beverages, bluegrass, best hat and boot contests, a silent auction and open bar.

Advance tickets are $40 per person and $75 per couple. Event-day tickets are $45 and $80 respectively. To order advance tickets, e-mail [email protected], call 580-3377, or visit

Fried chicken

American Legion Post 117, 39 School Street, Reedville, serves a fried chicken dinner from 5-6:30 p.m. on first Mondays.

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 season passes at 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.

Out on a Limb

The Irvington Village Improvement Association will host a free concert from 6-8 p.m. May 9 at the Irvington Commons, 98 King Carter Drive, Irvington. Folks are reminded to bring chairs and blankets.

Out on a Limb, a trio of experienced musicians Chris Stanley, Jane Duff Cooper and Tommy Hughes, will perform music from their diverse repertoire of acoustic, Americana, folk, light rock and country and everything in between.

Barn Dance

The Kilmarnock Museum has scheduled a “Do You Remember” bus trip to the Old Dominion Barn Dance November 9 at the Beacon Theatre in Hopewell.

The fee is $95 including bus fare, refreshments on the bus and admission to the show. To reserve seats, call Mary Brent at Adventure Travel, 436-9200, or Carroll Lee Ashburn, 296-0930. The deadline for reservations is June 1.

Music by the River

Upcoming Music by the River concerts at Belle Isle State Park will include Out on a Limb Saturday, May 11, and the Gurleys with special guest Bobby Hornsby on May 18.

Concerts will begin at 6 p.m. in the picnic area at the park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. A $5 parking fee is payable at the front gate. Picnics are encouraged.



On May 25, the Northern Neck Orchestra will present a Schumann Celebration at Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock.

Tickets are $30. Purchase tickets at or the door. Students are admitted free with an online reservation.


The Rappahannock Concert Association will host The Capital Focus Jazz Band at 7:30 p.m. May 18 at the Performing Arts Theater, Northumberland High School, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville.

Admission is by season subscription, or $25. Students admitted free. To purchase tickets, call 888-210-8006 or go to

Dining etiquette

An intergenerational table manners course will be offered by Because You Are Polite…LLC from 4:30-6:30 p.m. May 19 at the Woman’s Club of White Stone, 560 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone.

Reservations should be made by May 12 by calling 435-3046.

Rappahannock Record Staff
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