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Upcoming 7-18-19

Thursday concert postponed

The Music on the Half Shell Stage concert initially scheduled for  Thursday, July 18, at Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, has been postponed to September 7 due to the heat and possible thunderstorms in the forecast.

Bands will include Son’s of Bach and Stuck on a Name. The fee is $10. Tickets are available at or at the gate. Food and adult beverages will be available for purchase.

Paint night

RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host an adult paint workshop from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, July 19. The project will be “Starry Night Over The Rappahannock.” 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.

History lecture

Local history authors Lois Crane Williams and Ammon G. Dunton Jr. will present “Colonel James Gordon and Verville: A Colonial Lancaster Gentleman and his Home” at 10 a.m. July 27 at the Lancaster Virginia Historical Society, 8346 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster.

A $5 donation is suggested for admission and reservations are requested. Contact 462-7280 or [email protected].

Daughters of

the War of 1812

The Rappahannock Chapter, Daughters of the War of 1812 will meet Monday, July 22, at Lowery’s Seafood Restaurant, 528 North Church Lane, Tappahannock.

There will be a no-host lunch at 11:30 a.m. The meeting will start at 1 p.m. The guest speaker will be Charles Belfield. Prospective members welcome.

Music by the River

Upcoming Music by the River concerts at Belle Isle State Park will continue Saturday, July 20, with Rappahannock Crossing, August 10 with the Michael Clark Band and August 17 with Southern Grace.

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.

On Stage

The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts recently announced its 2019-20 On Stage season. Subscriptions are $165. 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.

RCA tickets

The Rappahannock Concert Association’s 2019-20 series will include October 12, pianist Michael Chertock; November 9, the Dallas-based Quebe Sisters; March 21, The Drifters; April 25, John Bullard and Friends; and May 16, Nashville Legacy. Concerts will be held Saturday nights at the Performing Arts Theater, Northumberland County School Complex, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville.

Season tickets are $100, unreserved seat; $125, reserved seat; $60, any three shows; $25 single show; students, free. To purchase tickets, go to or call 888-210-8006.

Crab festival

The Irvington Crab Festival will be held August 10 at the Irvington Commons, 98 King Carter Drive, Irvington. Grounds will open at 4 p.m., crabs will be served at 5 p.m. Beer and wine will be available for purchase; a silent auction and museum tours will be held.

Tickets are $45, or $10 for ages 12 and younger. On July 23, adult tickets will increase to $50. Tickets may be purchased at, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays at the museum.

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.-1 p.m. on Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays.

Boots & BBQ

Tickets are on sale for the annual Northern Neck Land Conservancy’s annual Boots & BBQ celebration September 28 at Ditchley.

The event will feature music, barbecue and fried oysters. For tickets to Boots & BBQ, call Friel, 462-0979.

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.

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