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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. Saturday, 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.

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. Sunday, 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 [email protected].

‘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

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

Crab festival

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

Crab feast

The Northumberland County Community Center Organization, 679 Brown Store Road, Heathsville, will hold a crab feast from 3 to 7 p.m. September 1. The menu will include all-you-can-eat crabs, hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, baked beans, pasta salad, tea and sodas.

Tickets are $35. To purchase tickets, call James Long, 580-2477 or 724-3240, or Irvin Nickens, 480-0369.

RCA season

Season subscriptions are on sale for the Rappahannock Concert Association’s 36th season. The series includes The Four Freshmen, October 13; Washington Saxophone Quartet, November 17, a tribute to Duke Ellington, March 16; Shtrykov and Tanaka, April 20; and The Capital Focus Jazz Band, May 18. All shows are at the Performing Arts Theater, Northumberland High School, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville.

Subscriptions are $125 for a reserved seat, $100 for general seating and $60 to attend three of the five concerts. Single adult concert tickets are $25. Students are admitted free. To purchase subscriptions or individual tickets, call 888-210-8006 or go to

Music by the River

Upcoming Music by the River concerts at Belle Isle State Park will feature Jam Flo & The Formula on August 11 and Southern Grace on August 18.

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.


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.

State Fair

The 2018 State Fair of Virginia will be held from September 28 through October 7 at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County.

Discounted advance tickets are on sale through August 31. Advance online prices go up September 1. For the schedule, or to purchase tickets, visit

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.” Concerts will be staged at the Mathews High School Auditorium, 9889 Buckley Hall Road, Mathews.

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

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

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.

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 August 11.

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

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 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.

Rappahannock Record Staff
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