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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.

Paint rocks

NNK Rocks, a social media phenomenon painting and hiding rocks, is coming to the RAL Art Center from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, August 4. The free event will be held conducted on the sidewalk at 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.

Painting supplies will be provided by RAL Art Center. Bring your own rocks.  


The Original Rhondels, masters of beach, blues, swing and Motown music, will be featured Friday, August 4, at the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck (BGCNN) Activity Center, 517 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the performance will begin at 8 p.m.

Beach music, blues, swing and Motown will Tickets are $10 per person at the door, or in advance at BGCNN, or A cash bar and food will be available for purchase.

Spaghetti dinner

St. Paul’s Catholic Mission, Hague, will serve its 40th annual spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, 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.

Carnival raffle

The 82nd annual Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department Firemen’s Festival will continue through Saturday, 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 Saturday.

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

TSoul concert

Music on the Half Shell Stage will host TSoul from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, August 10, at the Kilmarnock Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.

Admission to the TSoul performance is $5 per person. Proceeds go to the Northern Neck Boys and Girls Club. All tickets will be sold at the door. Chesapeake Bank will collect back-to-school supplies for the YMCA Bright Beginnings program.

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 No tickets will be sold at the door.

Barbecue dinner

The American Legion Adams Post 86 and the Ladies Auxiliary will host their fifth annual old-fashioned barbecue dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. August 19, at the Post, 882 Waverly Avenue, Kilmarnock. The menu will include pork barbecue, baked beans, coleslaw, corn, rolls, iced tea and home baked desserts. Options include eat-in or carry-out meals.

Tickets are available at Lester’s Barber Shop in Kilmarnock and from Heather at 436-7466. Tickets also will be available at the door while they last.

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.

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.

Cooley concert

Shane Cooley will be featured from 7 to 9 p.m. August 24 at Willaby’s on the Rappahannock, 327 Old Ferry Road, White Stone.

Chicken dinner

Mid-County Volunteer Rescue Squad, 7900 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, will serve a fried chicken dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. August 12.

The menu will include fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, yams, rolls, tea, punch and desserts. A donation of $10 is suggested for adults. Eat-in or carry-out dinners will be available.

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.

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.

Sale items may donated from 5 to 7 p.m. August 9, 2 to 4 p.m. august 10, or 10 a.m. to noon August 11 at the Community Center.

Dueling pianos

The Graham brothers will present back-to-back concerts at 7:30 p.m. August 25 and 3:30 p.m. August 26 at Irvington Baptist Church, 53 King Carter Drive, Irvington. The concerts will benefit the Steamboat Era Museum’s Potomac pilothouse restoration project.

Tickets for the concerts are free, but required due to limited available seating. For tickets, call the museum, 438-6888, or email [email protected]. Donations welcome.

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.

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.

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.

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