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Community celebration

The Lewisetta Independence Parade will be held Thursday, July 4. Parade line-up will begin at  9 a.m. at The Pond. The parade will starts at 10 a.m.

Following the parade the celebration will continue hot dogs at Lewisetta Marina. For directions, contact Wendy Newsome, 450-7963.

Fireworks in paint

RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host an adult paint workshop from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, 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.

Lees and


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. Thursday, July 4.

A range of family-friendly activities will be offered, plus food trucks, tours of the Great House and music.

Arts in the Village

Arts in the Village will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, July 5, through Sunday, July 7, at 4323 Irvington Road, Irvington.

A DJ will play on Friday night until 8 p.m. as well as musician Bob Wilson on Saturday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Beer and wine will be available for purchase as well as food from local food trucks throughout the weekend. This is a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Neck.

Fireworks celebration

Wicomico Community Works will provide a free professional fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at Northumberland High School, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville.

Folks are reminded to bring lawn chairs or blankets. The rain date is Sunday, July 7.

Indor 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.

Music by the River

Upcoming Music by the River concerts at Belle Isle State Park will continue July 13 with The NewOldz and July 20 with Rappahannock Crossing.

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.

Piano lounge

David Graham will be featured on the piano from 6-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at the Hope and Glory Inn, 65 Tavern Road, Irvington.

On Stage

The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts recently announced its 2019-20 On Stage season. Subscriptions are $165. New subscribers’ seats will be assigned after July 1. Call the box office, 438-5555.

Concerts will include The Steep Canyon Rangers on September 22; The Philadelphia String Quartet, November 23; The Barefoot Movement, December 21; Leahy, March 14; and Fact 2 Face, April 18. All concerts take place at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock.

Raise the Roof

Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, invites the community to its sixth annual “Raise the Roof” Craft Beer Fest from 1-6 p.m. July 13. The event will feature a dozen Virginia craft beers, wine, barbecue, vegetarian fare, homemade ice cream and music by Good Shot Judy and the Bobby “BlackHat” Band.

Tickets are $55 for adults, $20 for ages 20 and younger, and free for age 5 and younger. To purchase tickets visit

Tribal history

Preservation Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula (PNNMP) will sponsor a guided tour of the Pamunkey Indian Museum and Cultural Center, 175 Lay Landing Road, King William, at 10 a.m. July 13. The tour will include the schoolhouse and fish hatchery with a focus on tribal history.

The fee is $12. The deadline for paid reservations is Saturday, July 6. Mail checks to PNNMP, PO Box 691, Warsaw, VA 22572, or go to The gift shop will accept cash or checks only. Carpools will leave from RCC parking lot, Warsaw and Chesapeake Commons, Kilmarnock at 9 a.m.

Annual meeting

The Northumberland County Historical Society annual meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. July 13 at the Ball Memorial Library and Museum, 86 Back Street, Heathsville. The morning speaker will be Jack Yunker.  His topic is “The World War II Liberty Ship and the S.S. John W. Brown.”

Following a buffet lunch at 12:30 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Parish Hall, Peter Armstrong will present “1619: A Year of Change.”  For lunch reservations, phone 580-8581 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays.

Rappahannock Record Staff
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