The Lancaster Players will present “The Birds,” a staged reading by Conor McPherson, from a story by Daphne du Maurier. Performances are slated at 8 p.m August 16, 17, 23 and 24; and 3 p.m. August 18 and 25 at The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone.
The theater and cash bar will open an hour prior to each show. Tickets are $25. For reservations, visit www.lancasterplayers.org, or call 435-3776.
“Smoke on the Mountain” will continue at the Westmoreland Players Theatre, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao. Performances will be offered at 3 p.m. August 11, 17 and 18 and 7:30 p.m. August 9, 10, 15 and 16.
Adult tickets are $25 and student tickets, $10, except for the August 15 show when adult tickets will be $20 and student tickets, $8. For reservations, visit westmorelandplayers.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 529-9345.
Music by the River
Upcoming Music by the River concerts at Belle Isle State Park will continue Saturday, 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.
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.
The Rappahannock Concert Association’s 2019-20 series will include October 12, The Tidewater Trio; November 9, The 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 www.rappahannockconcerts.org or call 888-210-8006.
Boots & BBQ
Tickets are on sale for the annual Northern Neck Land Conservancy’s annual Boots & BBQ celebration September 28 at Ditchley, 1571 Ditchley Road, Kilmarnock.
The event will feature music, barbecue and fried oysters. Tickets are $50 per person. For tickets, call 462-0979 or visit .
The Woman’s Club of White Stone will host a Masquerade $5 Jewelry, Accessories and More fundraising sale August 12 and 13.
The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday at the WCWS Clubhouse, 560 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone.
A Women’s Empowerment Group luncheon will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, August 10, at Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.
David Graham, or Ken Sparks, will be featured on the piano from 6-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at the Hope and Glory Inn, 65 Tavern Road, Irvington.
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.-1 p.m. on Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays.