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Upcoming 4-26-18

Celtic concert

Spencer & Beane will present a CD-release concert for “Amhràin Saoil” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 27, at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock.

The CD will be available at the concert for $10 and at

Museum tours

Guided golf cart tours of historic village sites will be offered at the Morattico Waterfront Museum’s seasonal opening day celebration, Rides and Recollections, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28.

Visitors may tour the museum at 6584 Morattico Road, Morattico, and preview plans for the museum’s future Native Plant and Tidal Garden. Activities will include corn-hole and checkers. Light refreshments will be available at no cost, as well as a $3 grilled hot dog lunch with chips and soft drink.

RCA concert

The Rappahannock Concert Association will present Le Hot Club De Big Lick at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Northumberland County Schools Performing Arts Theater, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville.

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

Oyster fair

The Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association (TOGA) will hold its annual Spring Oyster Fair, beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, 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.

Weather history

The Northumberland County Historical Society recently announced a special presentation at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 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 be served.

Woman’s club

The Woman’s Club of White Stone will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, at the WCWS Clubhouse, 560 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone.

The topic will be skin care. Participants are reminded to bring a sandwich. Dessert will be provided.

Spring concert

The Northern Neck Orchestra and Chesapeake Chorale will present “Song, Dance, and Fantasies” 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 will follow at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $30. Students are admitted free with an online reservation. Tickets may be purchased at, or at the door.


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 [email protected].

Derby day

Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern will host its 13th “Run for the Roses” Kentucky Derby party from 3 to 7 p.m. May 5 on the Tavern Green, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville. In addition to the race broadcast, there will be music by the Honeywind Bluegrass Boys, food, open bar, silent auction, hat and boot contests.

Tickets are $40 per person, $75 per couple in advance (580-3377); or $45 and $80 at the gate.

Family Fun fair

 The Northumberland County Department of Social Services will host a free Family Fun Fair with numerous local organizations providing information on their services and fun activities for children.

The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 5, at the Callao Volunteer Rescue Squad, 1348 Northumberland Highway, Callao.

RFM lecture

The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum 2018 Winter/Spring lecture series will conclude May 7 with a presentation by Wendy Mittman Clarke. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. at Festival Halle, 177 Main Street, Reedville.

Clarke will discuss her recent book, Still Water Bending: Distilling a Lifetime of Writing On the Chesapeake. The museum requests a $5 donation. Light refreshments will be served.

Veterans’ breakfast

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.


Historyland Community Workshop will meet at 10 a.m. first and third Mondays at Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Center Drive, Kilmarnock. Bring a drink or treat.

The goal is to meet, create items for an annual benefit sale and distribute the proceeds for scholarships to Lancaster and Northumberland High School graduates.

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