Upcoming 5-17-18

Art lecture

The American Impressionists slide lecture series will continue from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Tappahannock Art Gallery, 200 Prince Street, Tappahannock. Aaron Bowles will present the works of F. Carl Frieseke.

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.

Dolphin talks

Smith Point Sea Rescue and Reedville Fishermen’s Museum will present a free public seminar from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Festival Halle, 177 North Main Street, Reedville.

Dr. Helen Bailey will talk about the Chesapeake Bay’s dolphins and explain how citizens can report dolphin sightings.


The Westmoreland Players’ spring production of “Foxfire” continues through May 20 at the Westmoreland Players Theatre, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao.

The show will be staged at 3 p.m. May 19 and 20; and 7:30 p.m. May 17 and 18. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. For reservations, call 529-9345, or visit www.westmorelandplayers.org.

Band concerts

The Lancaster High School concert and symphonic bands will perform Friday, May 18, followed by Lancaster Middle School beginning, concert and symphonic bands on Monday, May 21. All performances will be held in the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and concerts will begin at 7 p.m. There will be a $5 admission charge for the LHS Band concert.

Art and wine

The Arts & Wine Festival at Locust Grove will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 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.

Commander Cody

The Rappahannock Concert Association will present Commander Cody and His Modern Day Airmen in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Northumberland County Schools Performing Arts Theater, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville. 

Adult tickets are $25. Students are admitted free. Purchase tickets at www.rappahannockconcerts.org, 1-866-217-8149, or the door.

Preakness Party

 The Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation recently announced the 14th annual Preakness Party will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Ben Lomond, 269 Ben Lomond Road, Dunnsville.  

The all-inclusive ticket is $100 per person. To purchase tickets, call 333-6707 or visit www.rappahannock.edu/foundation.

String quartet

The Chesapeake String Quartet of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 19, in Historic Christ Church, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems. “From Beethoven to Borodin: Beloved Masterworks with the Chesapeake String Quartet” will feature three pieces from Beethoven, Borodin and Haydn.

Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at Christ Church or christchurch1735.ticketleap.com. The event includes an intermission with libations available for purchase.

Barbecue dinner

 The Kiwanis Club of the Northern Neck will serve a barbecue dinner Thursday, 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.

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.

BPCL potluck

The Bluff Point Community League will meet Monday, May 21, at Bluff Point Graded School Building, 2595 Bluff Point Road, Kilmarnock. A social period will begin at 6 p.m. followed by a potluck dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Nick Nicholson will be the after-dinner speaker. He is a narrative poet and a member of the Poetry Society and James River Writers.

Benefit concert

A benefit concert will be held June 2 at Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. The gates for “Robbie’s Red Devil Roast” will open at 5 p.m. and musical performances by TangenT and Pretty Heavy will begin at 6 p.m.

The concert is in recognition of Robbie Spiers, band director at Lancaster High School, who is retiring at the end of this school year. Admission will be by donation. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.


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.

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.