Upcoming 5-10-18

Arts Alive!

The May Arts Alive! exhibit at the Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, will showcase the work of photographer Emily Lyth.

The Friends of the Library will sponsor a reception to celebrate the show from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 11.

Casino Night

 The Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck will hold Casino Night on the Rivah from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, 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.


The Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society of Virginia will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Essex Public Library, 117 North Church Lane, Tappahannock.

The meeting will include a screening of “The Hail-Storm: John Dabney in Virginia,” a 20-minute film about Virginia culinary legend John Dabney.

Military awards

The Lancaster County Chapter 1406, United Daughters of the Confederacy will hold a Military Service Award Ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 6807 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville.

Four U.S. Army veterans will be honored for service in the Global War on Terror, the Vietnam Conflict and posthumously for World War II and Korea. The presentation of the DOD service medal honors these patriots and their families. The public is invited to attend. 

Country breakfast

Lancaster Union Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M. will serve an all-you-can-eat country breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. on second Saturdays at the Lodge, 48 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. The next breakfast will be Saturday, May 12.

The fee is $10. Ages 5 and younger, uniformed military and law enforcement eat free.

Cantori concert

The Cantori Choral Ensemble will present “Songs of the People, Folk Songs from North America and the British Isles” at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock. Donations will support Cantori.

Art and wine

The Arts & Wine Festival at Locust Grove will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 19, at Locust Grove, 590 Locust Grove Lane, Walkerton. The event will feature artists, craftsmen, wineries, food, music, horse and carriage rides, a children’s activity area and a silent auction to benefit the Mattaponi Volunteer Rescue Squad.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. A non-tasting ticket is available for $5 and ages 12 and younger will be admitted at no charge.

Rhythm in Blue

The U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band jazz ensemble, Rhythm in Blue, will give a concert at 7 p.m. May 25 at the Irvington Commons, 98 King Carter Drive, Irvington.

The 15-member group of enlisted professional musicians will perform a range of big band swing, jazz standards and contemporary music at the free concert presented by the Irvington Village Improvement Association. Concertgoers are urged to bring lawn chairs and picnics.

Garden party

The Woman’s Club of White Stone will hold a Garden Party June 8 at the WCWS Clubhouse, 560 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. The event will include a luncheon, a recital by violinist Mei Li Beane, raffle and games.

Proceeds support scholarships for Lancaster County students attending Rappahannock Community College. The fee will be $30. For reservations, call Alice Dix at 436-4833 by June 1.

On the Half Shell

The Town of Kilmarnock recently announced the Music on the Half Shell Stage concert series for 2018 at the Kilmarnock Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Pay at the gate, admission varies. There will be snacks and beverages for purchase.

The series will open May 25 with Soul Expressions and the Ray Pittman duo. The series will continue June 21 with Good Shot Judy and Paige Melton; July 19, The Original Rhondels and Stonesthrow; August 16, Danny Kensy and Cedar Creek with Itchy Dog; September 20, West Groove Street and Virginia Shellphish; and October 18, 7th Street Band and Something Different Duo.


The 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.

NPL overdue book

amnesty program

The Northumberland Public Library Amnesty Food Drive for Gleamer and Blenders Food Pantry will extend from April 30 through June 2.

Library patrons may donate one canned or non-perishable food item for every overdue library item and the library will forgive late fees.

Barbecue dinner

The Kiwanis Club of the Northern Neck will serve a barbecue dinner May 24 at the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 435 East Church Street, Kilmarnock. The menu will include Carolina barbecue, rolls, baked beans, cole slaw, hush puppies, dessert and beverages.

Take out will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eat in and take out meals will be available from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for ages 5 to 12 and free for those younger than 5. Tickets may be purchased from Kiwanis members, at Bay and River Home Decor in Kilmarnock, or at the door.

Bluegrass festival

The 2018 Mount Airy Bluegrass Festival will be held June 30 at Mount Airy Farm, 361 Millpond Road, Warsaw. The event, beginning at 3 p.m., will feature the Josh Grigsby & County Line, The Trailblazers with Ivy Phillips, Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys and The Seldom Scene.

Adult general admission tickets are $45 each, youth general admission tickets are $25 each and VIP tickets are $65 each. The VIP tickets include reserved seating closer to the stage and VIP parking. Tickets are available at www.mountairy.farm, or 313-0815.

Music by the River

Upcoming Music by the River concerts at Belle Isle State Park will include Out on a Limb Saturday, May 12, and Wildflower Honey on May 19.

Concerts will begin at 6 p.m. in the picnic area at the park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. A $4 parking fee is payable at the front gate. Picnics are encouraged.

A Salute to D-Day

The Mary Ball Washington Chapter of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge will sponsor A Salute to D-Day program at 7 p.m. June 1 at the Middlesex County Woman’s Club, 202 Virginia Street, Urbanna. The event will honor all the military who served in World War II.

Tickets are $10 per person. For tickets, call Clark Waring, 758-3432. Proceeds will benefit the Spirit of America 2019 scholarship fund for juniors at Middlesex, Lancaster and Northumberland high schools.