Upcoming 7-20-17

Annual meeting

The annual meeting of the Northumberland County Historical Society will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 22, at the Mary Ball Memorial Library and Museum, 86 Back Street, Heathsville. A buffet lunch will be available at 12:30 p.m. at the nearby St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church parish house. For reservations, contact the Society at 580-8581.

Menokin executive director Sam McKelvey will present “Menokin: An Engaging Ruin” during the morning session. George F. Franks, III, will present “The Battle of Falling Waters” after lunch.

Carnival raffle

The 82nd annual Kilmarnock Firemen’s Festival will be held Thursday, 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 Whitetop Mountain Band on August 15 and Southern Grace on August 22.

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.

Summer show

The Westmoreland Players will present “I Am a Camera” August 5 through 20 at the The Player’s Theater, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao. Doors open for an opening night gala at 6:30 p.m. August 5 with a curtain time of 7:30 p.m. The show will continue at 3 p.m. August 6, 13, 19 and 20; and 7:30 p.m. August 11, 12, 17 and 18.

Adults tickets are $25 for opening night and $20 for other shows. Student tickets are $15 and $12. To purchase tickets, visit westmorelandplayers.org, or call the box office, 529-9345.

Yard sale

The Northumberland County Democratic Committee will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon August 12 at the Northumberland County Community Center Organization, 679 Browns Store Road, Heathsville.

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.

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. 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 rappahannockfoundation.org.

Spaghetti dinner

St. Paul’s Catholic Mission, Hague, will serve its 40th annual spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. August 4. The menu will include salad, spaghetti with meat sauce, bread, wine, beverages and dessert.

Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children. Tickets at the door are $12 for adults and $7 for children. To-go meals will be available.

Crab feast

Tickets are on sale for the sixth annual Irvington Crab Festival August 12 on the Irvington Commons, 98 King Carter Drive, Irvington. Grounds 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 $50 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 steamboateramuseum.org. 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.