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Art lecture

The American Impressionists slide lecture series will continue from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at Tappahannock Art Gallery, 200 Prince Street, Tappahannock. Aaron Bowles will present the works of Theodore Robinson.

Admission is $6. Light refreshments will be served. To enroll in one or more of the series, continuing bi-weekly through June, call Frank Rixey at 445-5131.

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. Friday, 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.

First Friday

The RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host a First Friday Art Reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 1, to showcase the 12th annual Patron’s Gala Art Show.

The public is invited to visit the center, meet exhibiting artists and enjoy light refreshments.

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 Friday, June 1.

Robbie’s Red Devil Roast

A benefit concert will be held Saturday, 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.

n Flower show

 National Garden Club accredited flower show judges from the Piedmont District will hold a flower show from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, June 4, at the Inn at Montross, 21 Polk Street, Montross.

Horticulture exhibits will include foliage leaves, flowering perennials, roses, annuals and herbs. Floral designs will be created for a 1775 wedding, bridal bouquets and bachelor parties. Other designs will depict gardens, a July 4 celebration and a campfire gathering.

Museum to hold Pork Pickin’

The Morattico Waterfront Museum, 6584 Morattico Road, Morattico, will hold a Pork Pickin’ fundraiser at 5 p.m. June 9 in the James A. Vick Pavilion. The menu will include barbecue, homemade appetizers, sides and desserts. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Music by   Right Turn Clyde of Richmond, dance floor, horseshoe games, cornhole, croquet and unparalleled views of the sunset on the Rappahannock.

Admission is $25 for adults, $10 for ages 6-12 and no charge for children younger than six. Tickets will not be sold on the day of the event. To purchase tickets in advance, call Mary Beth Barrack at 456-2093 or email moratticowaterfrontmuseum@yahoo.com.

On Stage season subscriptions

Season subscriptions are on sale for the Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts 25th anniversary On Stage season. The series includes the Richmond Symphony Pops, 3:30 p.m., September 30; Seldom Scene, 7:30 p.m., November 10; Voiceplay, 7:30 p.m. December 15; The Julian Bliss Septet, 7:30 p.m. March 2; and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band, 7:30 p.m. April 13; plus Judy Collins, 3:30 p.m., May 12. All shows will be staged at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock.

Subscriptions are $155 until July 1, or $165. Single ticket sales, if seats are available, will go on sale online or through the RFA office on August 10 at $39 for any of the first five concerts and on October 1 at $50 each for “An Afternoon with Judy Collins.” For a brochure, contact the RFA office, 438-5555; or www.rappahannockfoundation.org.

Paint night

RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host an Adult Paint Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 15. Summer Beach Theme from the Bonnie Doon Center will be the inspiration for this class. The instructor will be Marilyn Sprouse.

The fee is $35, including materials. Bring a beverage. Register at the art center, or call 436-9309.

Rotary raffle

The Northern Neck Rotary Club is conducting a raffle in conjunction with CAPINNÉ 2018, a night of mystery and intrigue July 21 at Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club, 362 Club Drive, Kilmarnock. Raffle tickets will be sold prior to and during the event. Prizes of $2,500, $1,000 and $250 will be awarded at the event.

Only 150 raffle tickets will be sold at $50 each. Raffle tickets are available from any member of the Northern Neck Rotary Club.

Music by the River

Upcoming Music by the River concerts at Belle Isle State Park will feature the Tom Euler Trio on June 9 and Faron Hamblin on June 16.

The 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.

Carnival raffle

The 83rd annual Kilmarnock Firemen’s Festival will be held July 26 through August 4 at the KVFD Carnival Grounds, 200 Waverly Avenue, Kilmarnock. The raffle grand prize is a 2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited Sport. Tickets are $10.

Tickets may be purchased from KVFD members, at upcoming community events, Noblett Appliance, Kilmarnock Lettering Company or Lester’s Barber Shop. A drawing will be held at the conclusion of the carnival on August 4, or a rain date to be announced.


Viewpoints will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 4, at the Chesapeake Center Auditorium, RWC, 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington. The guest speaker will be music educator, director and performer Dr. Cheryl Brown Davis.

A complimintary lunch will be served. For reservations, call 438-4000. 

Indoor yard sale

An indoor yard sale to benefit the Northumberland County Animal Shelter is held regularly at the Northumberland School Administration Building, 2172 Northumberland Highway, Lottsburg.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays.

Quilters tea

The Tavern Quilt Guild will host an Afternoon Tea from 2 to 4 p.m. June 10 at the Transportation Museum Building, Rices Hotel/Hughletts Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville. 

Tickets are $25. For tickets, contact Linda Montross, 580-2250.


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.

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.

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. This does not include fees for lost, damaged or replacement items.

Park historian

Captain Sally Tompkins Chapter UDC and Lancaster County Chapter UDC will host national park historian Patrick Schroeder at 6:30 p.m. June 28 at Olivia’s in the Village, 6597 Main Street, Gloucester.

Schroeder will present “Myths about Lee’s Surrender.” A no-host dinner will start at 5 p.m. For dinner reservations, call 453-9156 or 695-2669.

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 served June 9.

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

Seafood fest

Tickets are on sale for the Kilmarnock Irvington White Stone Rotary’s 28th annual Bay Seafood Festival October 20 at YMCA/APYC Camp Kekoka, 1083 Boys Camp Road, Kilmarnock. Gates will open at 3:30 p.m. Food service will begin at 4:30 p.m.

EN’NOVATIONS will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets for the all-you-can-eat feast are $50 each. Tickets may be purchased from any KIWS Rotarian or kiwsrotary.com.

Cancer support

On second and fourth Thursdays, people who have experienced cancer meet with two clergy facilitators from 3 to 4 p.m. at Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital, 101 Harris Road, Kilmarnock.

Ask at the front desk for meeting place, directions or call Alan Rock, 435-8610, or Hal White, 580-9737.