Upcoming 6-7-18

Shoreline landscaping

The Northern Neck Master Gardeners (NNMG) will present Shoreline Landscaping: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly at 2 p.m. Friday, June 8, at Wicomico Church Parish Hall, 5191 Jessie Ball duPont Memorial Highway, Wicomico Church. Attendees will receive handouts, including plant lists.

Property owners interested in having the NNMG perform a customized shoreline evaluation also can pick up applications. Applications also may be available through the Virginia Cooperative Extension, 462-5780, or www.nnmg.org.


The Morattico Waterfront Museum, 6584 Morattico Road, Morattico, will hold a Pork Pickin’ fundraiser at 5 p.m. Saturday, 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. 

Exhibit talk

Lancaster Virginia Historical Society executive director Karen Hart at 11 a.m. July 9 will give a public talk about the museum’s current World War I exhibit and share additional research information and images.  The talk will be held at the Lancaster Virginia Historical Society-Mary Ball Washington Museum, 8346 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster. Previously, the date was erroneously listed as July 7.

Following the 30-minute seated presentation, attendees can tour the exhibit galleries on their own. The program is free with museum admission. Reservations are requested. For event reservations, call 462-7280, or email history@mbwm.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.

BBQ & Bluegrass

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church will hold BBQ & Bluegrass from 4:30 to 8 p.m. June 16 at Historic Roanoke Farm, 6108 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville. The “all you can eat” menu will include pork barbecue, hot dogs, beans, slaw, desserts and soft drinks. Adult beverages will be available. Code Blue will pick bluegrass for three hours and there will be cornhole.

Tickets are $25, children younger than 12 eat free. Tickets may be purchased at St. Stephen’s Thrift Shop in Heathsville, or bbq.ststephensheathville.org.

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

Music by the River

Upcoming Music by the River concerts at Belle Isle State Park will feature the Tom Euler Trio on Saturday, 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.


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 to Lancaster and Northumberland High School graduates.

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.

Crab feast

Tickets are on sale for the Irvington Crab Festival August 18 at the Irvington Commons, 98 King Carter Drive, Irvington. Grounds will open at 4 p.m. and crabs will be served at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $45 each. Buy 20 tickets at one time and a table will be reserved for the group. To purchase tickets, visit the museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays or Saturdays, or go to SteamboatEraMuseum.org. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

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.

Quilters tea

The Tavern Quilt Guild will host an Afternoon Tea from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, 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.

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 Saturday, June 9.

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