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Upcoming 6-11-20

Barbecue Bash

The Morattico Waterfront Museum, 6581 Morattico Road, Morattico, will hold a drive-by/pickup Barbecue Bash fundraiser. Pre-orders may be picked up at the museum from 4-5:30 p.m. June 20. The menu will include pork barbecue, roll, coleslaw, beans and dessert.

The fee is $10 per dinner, or bulk barbecue by the pound. To order, contact David Henley, 514-1830 or The deadline is June 14.

Summer concert

Pending the relaxation of existing COVID-19 restrictions, Music by the River will open July 11 with traditional country, southern rock and blues by Muddy Boots. The family-friendly outdoor concerts are staged from 6-8 p.m. in the waterfront picnic area at Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster.

The shows are free; however, there is a $5 parking fee payable at the park entrance. Picnics are welcome. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Call 462-5030, to confirm show.

Visit NPL

The Northumberland Public Library (NPL), 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, is open by appointment to all patrons who want to enter the library and use its services, borrow a book or a movie. Curbside service also is available. Call 580-5051.

Grandparents Camp

Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern Foundation is taking registrations for Grandparents Camp July 6-10. Grandparents and their favorite young person, ages 8-14, will spend half-day sessions with the Blacksmith Guild, Tavern Quilt Guild, Spinners & Weavers and Woodworkers Guild.

The fee is $100 per adult/child couple. Morning and afternoon sessions are available. To register, call 580-3377, or visit If health concerns dictate the cancellation of this program, participants may receive a refund.

Parenting class

The Middle Peninsula Northern Neck Community Services Board’s Prevention, Health and Wellness Division is providing Virtual Nurturing Parenting classes to support families through these unprecedented and challenging times.

On-going in-home classes are offered from 6-8 p.m. on Mondays. Call 642-5402, or email

Contact local government

Although some local government offices are still temporarily closed to the public, the business of government continues to function. The public may conduct related affairs through telephone or the internet.

To reach the Town of Kilmarnock, call 435-1552, email or visit; Town of Irvington, 438-6230,; Town of White Stone, 435-3260; Lancaster County, 462-5129,; and Northumberland County, 580-7666,

Staying afloat

The Steamboat Era Museum is conducting a fundraising campaign through June 30. Twenty percent of all monies raised during the campaign will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck’s meals program.

To donate, visit or send a check to SEM, PO Box 132, Irvington, VA 22480.

Story Time

The Northumberland Public Library (NPL), 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, will roll out a new Virtual Story Time presentation on Thursday, June 17. The “Once upon a Time” theme will focus on Goldilocks. On June 24, the focus will be on The Little Red Hen.

Pick up a Take & Make Bag for crafts to use with each Story Time for ages 3 and older. Visit NPL, or, or call 580-5051.

Brews & tunes

The Kilmarnock Brewhaus, 44 West Church Street, Kilmarnock will host acoustic music from 4-7 p.m. Friday, June 12, with Fred and Don and Saturday, June 13, with Travis Colby Piano Man. Seating is outdoors.

NPL logo

The Northumberland Public Library (NPL), 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, is conducting a logo contest. Cash prizes will be awarded for first- and second-place winners.

Entries must include items reflecting local interests such as an oyster, fish or boat. For entry guidelines and applications, visit, or call 580-5051.

Piano jazz bar

The Tides Inn, 480 King Carter Drive, Irvington, will offer a piano bar Fridays and Saturdays, June 12 through Labor Day, from 6-8 p.m. in the Chesapeake Restaurant and 8-10 p.m. in the View Room.

Sip on an after-dinner cappuccino, a cordial or a cocktail while listening to jazz piano performances by resident musician Eric Lyttle. The piano bar is complimentary for resort and restaurant guests.

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