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Art reception

The RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host a First Friday reception from 5-7 p.m. August 2 to showcase the exhibits, “All about Watermen” and “Mother and Son – Inspired by Water.”

The public is invited to meet some of the exhibiting artists. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibit will continue through August 24.

Arts Alive!

The Friends of the Northumberland Public Library (NPL) August Arts Alive! exhibit features paintings, wood carvings and wood turnings of John Prescott.

A reception honoring Prescott will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, August 2, at NPL, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville. Refreshments will be served. The exhibit will continue through August.

Voices needed

The Northern Neck Orchestra is seeking to create a chorus from the community to participate in Too Hot to Handel: A Gospel Messiah on May 30, 2020, at the Lancaster Middle School Theater in Kilmarnock.

The orchestra will host a welcome meeting from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, August 4, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 6749 Jessie duPont Memorial Highway, Wicomico Church.

Music by the River

Upcoming Music by the River concerts at Belle Isle State Park will continue 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.

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 $50, or $10 for ages 12 and younger. Tickets may be purchased at, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays at the museum. August 8 is the last day to purchase tickets.

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.

Rappahannock Record Staff
Rappahannock Record Staff
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