Upcoming 7-27-17

Carnival raffle

The 82nd annual Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department Firemen’s Festival will be held today, 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 at the carnival as supplies last. A drawing will be held at the conclusion of the carnival on August 5.

Dancing and drumming

On Saturday, July 29, members of the Rappahannock Indian Tribe will demonstrate traditional dancing and drumming as part of the George Washington Birthplace National Monument celebration of American Indian Heritage Day. Activities will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the birthplace, 1732 Popes Creek Road, Colonial Beach.

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.

Arts Alive!

The August Arts Alive! exhibit at the Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, will feature 20 images by photographer Robert “Bob” Coles focused on landscapes, cityscapes and nature subjects.

The Friends of the Library will host an Arts Alive Friday! reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, August 4. Admission to the reception is free. Refreshments will be served.

Prehistoric Indians

 The Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society will host a talk by Dr. Martin Gallivan of the College of William and Mary at 3 p.m. August 6 at the Regatta Point Yachting Center in Deltaville. He will speak on the prehistoric Indians of the Chesapeake Bay.

The event will include light refreshments and a cash bar. Tickets are $25 and are available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays at the museum, 777 General Puller Highway; 758-3663, or middlesexmuseum@va.metrocast.net.

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.

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.

Indoor auctions

Urbanna United Methodist Church, 221 Marston Avenue, Urbanna, will hold auctions on August 12. A silent auction will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., followed by a live auction from 4 to 5 p.m.

Auction items will include a 4-hour sailboat ride with lunch, a 5-hour cleaning service, table lamps, a piano recital in your home and furniture.

Barbecue and country gospel

Special Olympics-Area 28 will hold its annual summer fundraiser featuring barbecue and Southern Grace, a country gospel band, from 5 to 8 p.m. August 18 at the Trinity Episcopal Church Pavilion, 8484 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster. The band will play from 6 to 8 p.m.

The barbecue dinner will include baked beans, coleslaw, chips, drink and dessert. The fee is $10 per plate.

Bingo for Quilts

The Tavern Quilt Guild at Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville, will hold “Bingo for Quilts” at 1:30 p.m. August 19.

Players may buy packets of 20 bingo sheets for $20 and enjoy the excitement of an old-fashioned game of bingo. All prizes are quilted items made by guild members.

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.

Cool music

JJ & Company 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. August 20 at the RFM Pavilion, 504 Main Street, Reedville.

Single event tickets are $10. Tickets are available at the RFM, or at the venue.

Music by the River

Upcoming Music by the River concerts at Belle Isle State Park will include the Whitetop Mountain Band on August 12 and Southern Grace on August 19.

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.

RCA concerts

The Rappahannock Concert Association 2017-18 concert series will offer seven shows. Unless otherwise indicated all shows will be held at Northumberland High School Performing Arts Theater, Heathsville. Concerts will include Masters of Soul, September 30; Jeff Little Trio, October 21 (Rappahannock High School, Warsaw); Kodály String Quartet, November 17; Ciarán Sheehan & Friend, March 10; Alpin Hong, April 7; Le Hot Club De Big Lick-Gypsy Jazz, April 28; Commander Cody & His Modern Day Airmen, May 19.

Individual adult concert tickets are $25; seven-show series ticket is $125 for reserved seating, except at the Warsaw show, or $100 for general seating; a pick-four option is $75; no charge for students. To purchase tickets, call the box office 1-866-217-8149, or visit rappahannockconcerts.org, or mail a check to RCA Subscriptions, P.O. Box 146, Kinsale, VA 22488.

Seafood festival

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 kiwsrotary.com.

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.

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.