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Annual meeting

The Northumberland County Historical Society will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at the Ball Memorial Library and Museum, 86 Back Street in Heathsville. Morning speaker Dr. Susan Anthony-Tolbert will speak about World War 1. Afternoon speaker Dr. Barbara Heath will present architectural findings at Coan Hall.

For lunch reservations, call Virginia Burgess at 580-8581, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays.

Chantey night

The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum will host All-You-Can-Sing Chantey Night from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the RFM Pavilion, 504 Main Street, Reedville. All voluntary $5 donations will go to the continued work on the Skipjack Claud W. Somers.

Janie Meneely and Rob van Sante will lead the chantey sing. Folks may bring their own picnic and libations. RFM will have soda, beer and wine for purchase.

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 July 14.

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

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 through July 16, or $50. 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. Tuesdays through Saturdays, or go to

Boot camp

The Steamboat Era Museum, 156 King Carter Drive, Irvington, will offer “Boot Camp” for ages 10 and older from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, July 21 and August 11. Participants will learn about watermen and oystering, and will paint their own miniature waterman’s boots, just like the large boots seen around the area.

The fee is $15, including materials. For camp reservations, call 438-6888.


CAPINNÉ, an annual upscale social event sponsored by the Northern Neck Rotary Club, will be held July 21 at Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club, 362 Club Drive, Kilmarnock.

“Entrée Act” will stage and lead participants in a mystery dinner theater event. Tickets will be $90. For reservations, call 435-4169.

Children’s tours

The Steamboat Era Museum, 156 King Carter Drive, Irvington, will offer children’s tours for ages 4 and older from 10:30 a.m. to noon Fridays through August 10. Children also may make a steamboat.

The fee will be $5 per child. Tours are free for accompanying adults. For reservations, call 438-6888.

On Stage

Season subscriptions are on sale for the Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts 25th anniversary On Stage season. The series includes the Richmond Symphony Pops, September 30; Seldom Scene, November 10; Voiceplay, December 15; The Julian Bliss Septet, March 2; and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band, April 13; plus Judy Collins, May 12. All shows will be staged at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock.

Subscriptions are $165. Single ticket sales, if seats are available, will go on sale online or through the RFA office on August 10 at $39 for any of the first five concerts and on October 1 at $50 each for “An Afternoon with Judy Collins.” For a brochure, contact the RFA office, 438-5555; or


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.

Music by the River

Upcoming Music by the River concerts at Belle Isle State Park will feature Bill Gurley & Friends on Saturday, July 14, and Wayne Henderson and Helen White on July 21. The July 21 concert is partially supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts.

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.

World War I era concert

The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society-Mary Ball Washington Museum, 8346 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster, will host Ampersand String Band at 2 p.m. July 29. The concert will offer traditional, folk and blues music from the World War I era, 1914-19.

The performance will be held at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury, 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington, and is open to the public. The fee is $10. Reservations are recommended; call 462-7280, or email

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

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