Upcoming 8-16-18

Rockin’ country

Danny Kensy & Cedar Creek will be featured Thursday, August 16, at Music on the Half Shell Stage. The show will begin with Itchy Dog at 5 p.m. at Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Food vendors will be on site. Adult beverages will be sold by Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce.

Tickets are $5 per person and free for ages 11 and younger. Bring chairs or blankets. Tickets are available at www.kilmarnockva.com, or the door. Credit card purchases have a $.30 processing fee per ticket.

‘The Fortune Hunters’

“The Fortune Hunters” will continue through August 19 at the Westmoreland Players Theatre, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao.

Performances are slated at 3 p.m. August 18 and 19; and 7:30 p.m. August 16 and 17. Adult tickets for remaining shows are $25 and student tickets, $10. For tickets, call 529-9345 or visit www.westmorelandplayers.org. Tickets also may be available at the door.

Attic sale

The Friends of the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock, will hold an Attic Treasures Sale featuring a variety of gently-used antique, vintage and contemporary home furnishings and décor items.

Sale hours will be 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, August 17; 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, August 18; and 10 a.m.-1 pm. Sunday, August 19. Donations may be dropped during regular library hours. To arrange help with items, call 540-314-1343.

Quilt Bingo

The Tavern Quilt Guild of Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville, will hold Bingo for Quilts at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, August 18, in the Transportation Building.

Players may buy packets of 15 bingo sheets for $20 and enjoy the excitement of an old-fashioned game of bingo. All prizes are quilted items made by guild members.

Music by the River

Upcoming Music by the River concerts at Belle Isle State Park will feature Southern Grace on Saturday, 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.

Authors to visit

Authors Marty Glenn Taylor and Ilona Duncan on Sunday, August 19, will present a reading/signing of recently published works at the Morattico Waterfront Museum. The presentation will begin at 2 p.m. in the museum’s pavilion, 6584 Morattico Road, Morattico.

The readings and informal discussion, open to the public, offer historical perspectives, local and global, on events following World War II to the present. Works by both writers will be available for signing and purchase. In the event of inclement weather, the function will take place in the museum building.



The Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Society (NNVHS) on Saturday, August 18, will observe its 10th annual Commemoration of Robert Carter III’s 1791 Deed of Manumission. The event will begin at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 3585 Courthouse Road, Heathsville. The theme will be “Journeys to Freedom: Commemoration of Robert Carter III’s 1791 Deed of Emancipation and Northern Neck and Virginia Emancipations.”

Immediately following the program, First Baptist Church will host a luncheon. The fee is $12 per plate and the menu will be a choice of chicken, ribs, or fish, potato salad, green vegetable, roll, drink and dessert. For luncheon reservations, call 580-8327.

Museum crab feast

The Morattico Waterfront Museum, 6584 Morattico Road, Morattico, will hold its seventh annual crab feast September 8. The event will open at 3:30 p.m. in the museum pavilion. Crabs will be served from 4 to 6 p.m.  

Midnight Coal Company will perform. Food will be available for non-crab lovers. Beer and wine will be sold. Tickets are $35 for adults, $10 for ages 6-12 and free for ages 5 and younger. Tickets may be purchased at 761-6213, or moratticowaterfrontmuseum@yahoo.com.

Fall production

The Lancaster players will present “The Game’s Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays” September 14-29 at The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. Show times will be 8 p.m. September 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29 and 3 p.m. September 16 and 23. The theater will open an hour prior to each performance.

Tickets are $25. For reservations, visit www.lancasterplayers.org, or call 435-3776.

Author luncheon

Liz Mundy, author of Code Girls, will be guest speaker at the September 13 Author Event sponsored by Rappahannock Community College Friends of the Library. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1717 Hampton Hall Road, Callao.

Reservations must be received by noon September 6. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for others. Registration forms are available at the RCC/Richmond County Library; or call 394-9660, or email friendsofthelibraryRCC@gmail.com. Complete the registration form and mail it with a check to Friends of the Library, P.O. Box 687, Warsaw, VA 22572. Make check payable to RCC Friends of the Library.

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 www.StateFairVa.org.

House party

The Richmond County Museum will host a Historic House Party at Milden Hall from 2-5 p.m. September 29. The event will celebrate the 410th anniversary of Capt. John Smith’s arrival in the Northern Neck. Highlights will include an exhibit on Milden Hall; representatives from Rappahannock Indian Tribe, the Oyster Growers of America, Friends of the Rappahannock and Northern Neck Native Plant Society; information on grants, projects, guides and genealogy; and local art.

Tickets are $30 in advance, or $35 at the gate. Tickets are on sale at Relish Restaurant,115 Main Street, Warsaw; Thomas Store, 8249 Historyland Highway, Warsaw; Richmond County Museum, 5874 Richmond Road, Warsaw; or 333-3607.

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.

Yorktown tour

 The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society-Mary Ball Washington Museum will offer a “Revolutionary Yorktown Bus Tour” from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. September 6. The trip will feature visits to the Colonial National Historical Park Yorktown Battlefield, American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Grace Episcopal Church and Cemetery.

Advance payment of $95 is required to make a reservation. Members can take advantage of priority registration and a discounted rate of $85. The fee includes tour admissions, catered box lunch, charter bus transportation and gratuities. To register, visit mbw.box.com/yorktownbustrip, or call 462-7280.

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 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 kiwsrotary.com.