Upcoming 7-19-18

Original Rhondels

The Original Rhondels will present a Music on the Half Shell Stage concert Thursday, July 19, at Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Stonesthrow will open the show at 5 p.m. Food will be available from Ms. Barbra’s Hot Dog Cart, VA Blue Crab Co., Suck on this BBQ and Dullies and Dough. Adult beverages will be for sale by Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce.

Admission is $10 per person, ages 12 and older. Younger children are admitted free with a paying adult. Dogs and coolers are not allowed. Tickets are available at www.kilmarnockva.com, or the door. Credit card purchases have a $.30 processing fee per ticket.

Summer concert

Virginia’s Li’l Ole Opry will present “Sounds of Summer” on Saturday, July 21. The show will begin at 8 p.m. at the Harry M. Ward Auditorium, Mathews High School, 9889 Buckley Hall Road, Mathews. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets will be $12 for adults and $5 for ages 12 and younger. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Mathews Visitor Center, Beach Bum BBQ and Marketplace Antiques. Tickets also will be available at the door on show night.

Paint Night

The RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host an adult Paint Workshop, “Eiffel Tower by Georges Seurat” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 28. Art teacher Marilyn Sprouse will instruct participants on painting using Q-tips to make thousands of dots.

The $35 fee will include all materials. Members pay $30. Bring a favorite beverage. To register, visit the center, or call 436-9309.

‘The Fortune Hunters’

“The Fortune Hunters” will be presented August 4 through 19 at the Westmoreland Players Theatre, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao. An opening night gala is slated August 4. Festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the curtain will rise at 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $30 and student tickets, $15.

The show will continue at 3 p.m. August 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19; and 7:30 p.m. August 10, 16 and 17. Adult tickets for remaining shows are $25 and student tickets, $10. For tickets, call 529-9345 or visit www.westmorelandplayers.org.

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 $50. Buy 20 tickets at one time and a table will be reserved for the group. To purchase tickets, visit the Steamboat Era Museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, or SteamboatEraMuseum.org.

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 www.rappahannockfoundation.org.

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.

Music by the River

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

The concert 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.

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.

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.


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.

Concerts by the Bay

The Concerts by the Bay 2018-19 performance series will open September 16 with “The Boxers, A tribute to Simon & Garfunkel.”

Season tickets start at $75 for five shows. For tickets, visit www.concertsbythebay.org.