Historic Christ Church & Museum (HCC&M) will host a presentation on Jamestown and a bus trip to the historic site on June 13-14. From 6-8 p.m., Thursday, June 13, Bly Straube will present “Collectively Indispensable, Individually Obscure: The Women of Early Virginia.”
Tickets are $125 for the presentation and bus trip, $100 for just the bus trip on Friday, June 14, and $35 for just Straube’s presentation and reception. Purchase tickets at christchurch1735.ticketleap.com, or the HCC&M office, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems.
The Northern Neck Master Gardeners’ Shoreline Evaluation Program will host a “Shoreline Basics: 10 Essential Things Every Waterfront Homeowner Needs to Know” at 2 p.m. Friday, June 14, at Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville.
To register, call the Virginia Cooperative Extension Lancaster County Office at 462-5780. Walk-ins are welcome; however, walk-ins are not guaranteed a package of handouts.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 33 will conduct their eighth annual flag retirement ceremony at 3 p.m. on Flag Day, June 14, at Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department property at 101 Radio Road, Kilmarnock.
Boxes are available at the Kilmarnock Town Hall, 1 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, and Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock, for any person to drop off their unserviceable flags to be included in the ceremony.
Commonwealth Senior Living, 460 South Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host military veterans on Flag Day, June 14, for a cookout. There also will be drawings and raffles.
A convoy of military vehicles will arrive at 11 a.m. Multiple color guards also will participate. For veteran registration, call Tonya at 435-9896.
The Lancaster Community Library spelling bee “For the Spell of It,” initially scheduled for June 23, has been cancelled due to a lack of public interest.
John Conolly and Rob van Sante with special guest Janie Meneely will present a concert at 7 p.m., Saturday, June 15, at Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, 504 Main Street, Reedville. Tickets are $10.
RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host an adult paint workshop from 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 21 and again from 3:30-5:30 p.m. July 4. The project will be “Fireworks.” The instructor will be Marilyn Sprouse.
The $35 fee includes all materials; members pay $30. Participants may bring a beverage of their choice. To register, call 436-9309.
Join the parade
The 20th annual Irvington July 4 Hometown Parade will begin at 10 a.m. on July 4. Floats and other participants can mobilize at the end of King Carter Drive, beginning at 9 a.m., kids can decorate their bicycles starting at 9:30 a.m. near the entrance of The Tides Inn.
The parade will be dedicated to former town administrator and parade coordinator Robert A. “Bob” Hardesty. Entry forms are available at the Irvington Town Office, 235 Steamboat Road, Irvington, town.irvington.va.us, or from Sharon Phillips at 438-6230 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is June 21.
Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury will sponsor a Longest Day event from 1-6 p.m. June 21 at the Kilmarnock Town Centre, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.
There will be free food, family fun activities and information on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
The Irvington Crab Festival will be held August 10 at the Irvington Commons, 98 King Carter Drive, Irvington. Grounds will open at 4 p.m., crabs will be served at 5 p.m. Beer and wine will be available for purchase; a silent auction and museum tours will be held.
Tickets are $45, or $10 for ages 12 and younger. Tickets may be purchased at steamboateramuseum.org, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays at the museum.
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, will host a free Lees and Independence Family Fun Festival from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. July 4.
A range of family-friendly activities will be offered, plus food trucks, tours of the Great House and music.
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.-1 p.m. on Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays.
Members of the Rappahannock Amateur Radio Association will participate in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise from 2 p.m. June 22 to 2 p.m. June 23 at the Mid-County Volunteer Rescue Squad, 7990 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville.
This event is open to the public and all are urged to attend.
The Rappahannock Concert Association will host The Four Freshmen at 7:30 p.m. June 29 at the Northumberland High School Performing Arts Theater, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville.
Adult tickets are $25 each. Students will be admitted at no charge. Purchase tickets at www.rappahannockconcerts.org, 888-210-8006, or the door.
Music by the River
Upcoming Music by the River concerts at Belle Isle State Park will include the Billy Joe Trio on June 15 and The NewOldz on July 13.
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.