Upcoming 6-20-19

Native plants

The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society meet at noon today, June 20, at Wicomico Parish Church, 5191 Jessie duPont Memorial Highway, Wicomico Church.

Rebecca Wilson will present “Telling the Story of Longleaf Pine Restoration in Virginia.” The public is invited. Bring a brown bag lunch; some snacks and beverages will be available.

Music on

the Half Shell

The Music on the Half Shell Stage at Kilmarnock’s Town Centre Park will continue tonight, June 20. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Music starts at 6 p.m. with Stones Throw and The Fabulous Hubcaps.

Tickets are $10 per person. Children ages 5 and younger are free with a paying adult. Tickets are available at kilmarnockva.ticketleap.com or at the door. Food and adult beverages will be available for purchase.

Jazz with George

Pianist and composer George Warren will be featured at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock.

Warren will give a repeat performance of last month’s jazz presentation. He’ll entertain with jazz standard selections as well as some of his own jazz compositions, weaving in discussion of jazz styles and origins and the incorporation of jazz themes in his composing.

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 sphillips@town.irvington.va.us. The application deadline is Friday, June 21.

Longest day

Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury will sponsor a Longest Day event from 1-6 p.m. Friday, 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.

RCA concert

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.

Lees and Independence

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.

Fireworks

RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host an adult paint workshop from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, 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.

Veterans benefit

Yankee Point Marina, home of Windows on the Water, 1303 Oak Hill Road, Lancaster, will host the sixth annual Veterans Benefit Concert for ‘Camp 4 Heroes’ from 5-10 p.m. Saturday, June 22.

Music will be provided by Muddy Boots, Captain Woody aka Elvis, John T. Woodall, Just Us and All American Band. Guest speakers will include severely wounded veterans sharing their stories. The cover charge will be $10.

Field day

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 Great Art Heist

The RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock will host The Great Art Heist reception at 4 p.m. June 29. Tickets are $100 for members and $125 for non-members. As tickets are drawn during the event, each ticket holder gets their choice from a gallery of donated art.

The event also offers hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and silent auction. To purchase tickets, visit the RAL Art Center, or call 436-9309.