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Art discussion

The Tappahannock Artists’ Guild and Community Art Center, 200 Prince Street, Tappahannock, will present its Second Sunday program from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 9.

Columnist and arts historian Richard Carter will discuss how Winston Churchill used and valued “Painting as a Pastime” during his very public lifetime.

History Alive

The Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library History Alive series will continue on Sunday, July 9, with “Between the Great Wars: A Musical Journey through 1920-30s America,” presentation by the string band Ampersand. The program will be presented from 2 to 4 p.m. at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock. 

The program will feature traditional and folk music performances along with information about the history of the songs and the world events that inspired them. Purchase advance tickets by today, July 6, at


Tickets are on sale for the 27th annual CAPINNÉ, Dancing with the Northern Neck Stars at 6 p.m. July 15 at the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck, 517 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. The fee is $50 per person. Tables of 6 or 8 may be reserved.

The event, an upscale social gathering, will feature a dance competition, heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, raffles and door prizes. Ticket order forms can be obtained from any Northern Neck Rotarian, or 435-4169.

Cockrell reunion

The 33rd Cockrell reunion will be held at 11 a.m. July 15 at the Lancaster Ruritan Center, Lively. This reunion is for descendants of Dandridge W. and Naomi Bush Cockrell.

Raise the Roof

Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems, will host its fourth annual “Raise the Roof” Craft Beer Fest from 1 to 6 p.m. July 15. The event will feature a dozen Virginia craft beers, barbecue or vegetarian fare and homemade ice cream. Headlining the entertainment are Good Shot Judy and Bobby “Blackhat” Walters.

Tickets are $45 for adults and $15 for ages 20 and younger. To purchase tickets visit

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 Legacy Band on Saturday, July 8, and Out On A Limb July 15.

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.

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

On Stage

The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts recently announced its 2017-18 On Stage season. Concerts will include Brass Transit, October 7; Robin and Linda Williams, November 18; John Brown Little Big Band, ‘Holiday in Swing’ Concert, December 16; MozART, March 9; and Sons of Serendip, April 14. Shows will be presented at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock.

Season subscriptions $165 for all five concerts. Prime seats are first offered to subscribers. Single tickets for individual performances can be purchased for $39 beginning in August. For those not on the mailing list, call 438-5555 for a brochure and/or tickets, or visit

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 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 No tickets will be sold at the door.

Caregiver relief

Caregivers get a break while their loved ones have fun at Bay Aging’s adult day care. Bay Aging offers adult day care services at 5873 Fiddlers Green Road, Gloucester, 695-9008; and 1415C Tappahannock Boulevard, Tappahannock,445-8711.

 Locally managed adult day care is offered for people with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other disabilities. The centers are open Monday through Friday.

Seafood fest

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

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

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.

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.

Wine and Art

The Wine and Art series with Joyce Crown-Wilkins continues from 7 to 9 p.m. on fourth Thursdays at the Tappahannock Art Gallery and Community Art Center, 200 Prince Street, Tappahannock. Adults of all skill levels are welcome.

Rappahannock Record Staff
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