Upcoming 6-15-17

Community comedy

The Lancaster Players will present “The Queen of Bingo” Thursday, June 15, through July 1 at The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. The play will be staged at 8 p.m. June 15, 16, 17, 23, 24, 29, 30 and July 1; and at 3 p.m. June 25. The theater and cash bar will open an hour prior to the show.

Reservations are required. Tickets are $20 per adult. Purchase tickets at lancasterplayers.org, or 435-3776.

Art workshop

The Rappahannock Art League will offer Paint Like the Masters-White Heron with Renate Bumgarner from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 16, at the Studio Gallery, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.

Snacks will be provided and participants may bring their favorite beverages. For course fees and registration, visit the gallery, or call 436-9309.

Fish dinner

The American Legion Adams Post 86 and the Ladies Auxiliary will serve a fish dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Post Home, 882 Waverly Avenue, Kilmarnock. The menu will include fish, two sides, coleslaw, cornbread and homemade desserts. Patrons may eat in or carry out the meals.

The fee is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets are available in advance at Lester’s Barbershop, or by calling Heather, 436-7466. Tickets also will be available at the door while they last.

BBQ & Bluegrass

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church will present the 10th annual BBQ & Bluegrass celebration from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at Roanoke Farm, 6018 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville. The featured band will be Code Blue. The “all-you-can-eat” menu will include pork barbecue, hot dogs, beans, slaw, desserts and soft drinks.

Advance tickets are $25 and may be purchased at bbq.ststephensheathsville.org. Tickets at the gate will be $30. Children younger than age 12 will be admitted free. Adult beverages will be available for purchase.

Blood drive

The Red Cross will hold a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. Monday, June 19, at Kilmarnock Baptist Church, 65 East Church Street, Kilmarnock. All presenting donors will be entered to win one of 10 pairs of FREE Kings Dominion tickets to be raffled.

Carnival raffle

The 82nd annual Kilmarnock Firemen’s Festival will be held July 27 through August 5 at the KVFD Carnival Grounds, 200 Waverly Avenue, Kilmarnock. The raffle grand prize is a 2017 Toyota Tacoma four-wheel drive pickup truck. Tickets are $10.

Tickets may be purchased from KVFD members, at upcoming community events and the carnival as supplies last. Tickets also may be purchased at Noblett Appliance & Propane, 17 South Main Street, Kilmarnock, where the truck may be inspected. A drawing will be held at the conclusion of the carnival on August 5.

Music by the River

Upcoming Music by the River concerts at Belle Isle State Park will include the U.S. Navy’s Country Current on Saturday, June 17, and The Legacy Band on July 8.

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.

Patron’s Gala

The Rappahannock Art League’s 11th annual Patron’s Gala will be held June 25 at the Studio Gallery, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. The gala will begin at 4 p.m. with a social hour with wine and hors d’oeuvres. At 5 p.m. the master of ceremonies will offer fun commentary and draw the names of those who have purchased a ticket.

Tickets are $100 each. To purchase tickets, visit the gallery from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Cool music

The Legacy Band will be featured at the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum 2017 summer concert series, Cool Music for Hot Summer Nights, from 7 to 10 p.m. July 22 at the RFM Pavilion, 504 Main Street, Reedville.

Single event tickets are $10. Tickets are available at the RFM, or at the venue.

Seafood fest

Tickets are on sale for the Kilmarnock Irvington White Stone Rotary 27th annual Bay Seafood Festival Saturday, October 21, at Camp Kekoka, 1083 Boys Camp Road, Kilmarnock.

Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased from any Rotarian or kiwsrotary.com.

Gates will open at 3:30 p.m. Food will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. and En’Novations will play from 6 to 9 p.m.

Rhythm & brews

The Lancaster by the Bay Chamber will host “Rhythm and Brews by the Bay” from 5 to 10 p.m. July 22 at Kilmarnock Town Centre Park at 150 North Main Street. Bands will include Trongone, Pretty Heavy and Beer Money.

Guests can dine on food from local restaurants and food trucks, wine from Good Luck Cellars and some of their favorite cold beers, all available for purchase. Blankets and lawn chairs welcome, but no outside food, coolers or pets. Tickets are $20 per person; children under 12 are free. Purchase tickets at lancasterva.com.

Crab feast

Tickets are on sale for the sixth annual Irvington Crab Festival August 12 on the Irvington Commons, 98 King Carter Drive, Irvington. Doors will open at 4 p.m. and crabs will be served at 5 p.m. The Legacy Band will rock the crowd. Beer and wine will be available for purchase and there will be a silent auction.

Tickets are $45 for adults and $10 for ages 12 and younger. Ticket prices are subject to increase July 1 based on crab availability. To purchase tickets, visit the Steamboat Era Museum, 156 King Carter Drive, Irvington, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays or Saturdays, or go to steamboateramuseum.org. No tickets will be sold at the door.