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Chesapeake Academy’s 42nd annual auction/dinner, Lights, Camera, Auction! A Celebration of Arts and Innovation will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, 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

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.

Schumann Celebration

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.

Bluegrass show

Rappahannock Crossing will present a bluegrass show at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the White Stone Church of the Nazarene, 57 Whisk Drive, White Stone.

Proceeds will benefit a June 2019 Jamaica Mission Trip. Concessions will be available.

Fried chicken

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

Historical society

The Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Society’s annual spring membership meeting will be held Wednesday, May 8, at Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford. Patrick O’Neill will share the history of how the Northern Neck changed the outcome of the War of 1812.

The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. and the guest speaker’s presentation will begin at 11 a.m. This event is open to the public and admission is free.

Out on a Limb

The Irvington Village Improvement Association will host a free concert from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, 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.

RGC to meet

The Rappahannock Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock. The public is welcome.

Guest speaker David Roos, a Master naturalist and horticulturist, will offer landscape design tips and discuss soil.

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.

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.

Mother’s Day dance

NCCCO Community Center, 679 Browns Store Road, Browns Store, will host a Mother’s Day Dance, from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. May 11 for ages 25 and older.

There will be a special gift for the first 20 mothers at the dance. Music will be provided by DJ Rell. Tickets are $10 in advance, or $12 at the door.

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.

Chicken dinner

American Legion Adams Post 86 will host a fried chicken dinner from 4:30-7:30 p.m. May 18 at the Post Home, 882 Waverly Avenue, Kilmarnock to support community service projects.

The menu will include fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans or baked beans, salad, rolls, iced tea, coffee and desserts. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children; eat in or carryout. Tickets are available at Lester’s Barber Shop; or call Heather, 436-7466.

Strawberry Festival

The annual St. Stephen’s Strawberry Festival will be held from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. May 25 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 6801 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville.

The festival will feature music, food, over 100 vendors, a raffle with fabulous prizes, homemade strawberry shortcake, plant and bake sale, kids face painting and activities, historic church tour and thrift store bargains.


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 are admitted free. Purchase tickets at, 1-888-210-8006, or at the door.

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