Upcoming 8-17-17

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. Friday, 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.

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. Saturday, 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.  Saturday, 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.

CASA benefit performance

The Northern Neck Court Appointed Special Advocate Program will present “The Belle of Amherst” by William Luce September 22 through 24 at the Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone.

Tickets are $35 for a gala performance, including refreshments, at 6 p.m. September 22, and $20 for 3 p.m. shows September 23 and 24. Tickets maybe purchased at nncasa.com, or 462-0881.

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. Sunday, 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.

Country breakfast

Lancaster Union Lodge #88 A.F & A.M., 48 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will hold an ‘All you can eat’ country breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on second Saturdays. The next breakfast will be September 9.

Dance concert

The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum will host a dance concert with the Ron Moody Band from 6:30 to 10 p.m. August 26 at Festival Halle, 177 Main Street, Reedville.

Tickets are $20 per person. To purchase tickets, visit the museum, 504 Main Street, Reedville, or call 453-6529. Beer, wine and snacks will be available for purchase.

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 director@steamboateramuseum.org. Donations welcome.

Abstract art

“Abstract Show” will open September 12 and continue through October 14 at the Rappahannock Art League’s RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. The show will feature a variety of abstract works by RAL members.

House party

The Richmond County Museum will conduct its seventh annual “Historic House Party” from 2 to 5 p.m. September 16 at Sugar Hill Farm, 7066 Newland Road, Warsaw, the home of David and Diane Bostic. Participants may enjoy house tours, barbecue, craft demonstrations, exhibits and re-enactments.

Advance tickets are $30 and tickets at the gate are $35. Advance tickets are on sale at the Richmond County Museum, 5874 Richmond Road, Warsaw, 333-3607.

Labor Day Show

The Rappahannock Art League will host the annual “Labor Day Art Show Winners” exhibit August 30 through September 9 at the RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.

A First Friday Art Reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on September 1 will showcase the exhibit. The public is invited to visit the gallery, view the award-winning art, meet exhibiting artists and enjoy light refreshments.

Washington lecture

The Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library (MBWML) will host a public lecture Wednesday, August 23, at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury, 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7 p.m.

Archaeologist Laura J. Galke will speak about the life of young George Washington and report on the nearly-completed project to accurately rebuild his childhood home in Stafford County. A $10 donation is suggested at the door to benefit MBWML. Reservations are recommended; call 462-7280 or email history@mbwm.org.


St. Mary’s Episcopal, 3020 Fleeton Road, Reedville, will hold its annual Oktoberfest, a traditional Bavarian festival, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. October 7.

The event will feature knockwurst, bratwurst, frankfurters, German potato salad, soft pretzels, homemade sauerkraut, oysters from the Great Wicomico Oyster Company, sodas, water, wine, German beer, raffles, baked goods, children’s corner and a corn hole tournament.

On the road

The Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library on Thursday, August 24, will host a bus trip to Mount Vernon and Ferry Farm, the adult and boyhood homes of President George Washington. The tour will leave Lively at 8 a.m. and return about 7 p.m.

The fee is $110 per person, or $95 for members and covers all costs for the day including tour admissions, lunch, morning and afternoon snacks, motorcoach transportation and gratuities. To register for the bus tour, visit mbw.box.com/aug24bustrip, or call 462-7280.

Crab art

An adult paint night will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. September 15 at the Rappahannock Art League’s RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. The topic will be Crabs with Renate Bumgarner.

Snacks will be provided and folks may bring their favorite beverages. For fees and registration, call 436-9309.

On Stage

The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts 2017-18 On Stage  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 are $165 for all five concerts. Single tickets for individual performances are $39, if available. To purchase tickets, call 438-5555, or visit rappahannockfoundation.org.

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.

MVFD crab feast

The ninth annual Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department crab feast will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. August 26, at the Urbanna Firehouse, 340 Virginia Street, Urbanna. Tickets are $28 in advance and $35 at the gate. Ages 10 and younger eat free. Advance tickets are available at Marshall’s Drug Store, Big John’s Store, Ace Hardware and from any member of the fire department or ladies auxiliary.

Asheville tour

The Friends of Northumberland Public Library will host a four-day tour to Asheville, N.C. and environs October 15 to 18. The package will include roundtrip transportation by motor coach, three nights’ lodging, tour escorts, three breakfasts and three dinners.

Operated by Kelly Tours, the price per person is $1,099 double occupancy, or $1,384 single occupancy. To purchase tickets, contact the library, 580-5051.

Now playing

The Westmoreland Players will present “I Am a Camera” through Sunday, August 20, at The Players Theatre, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao. The show will be staged at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, August 19 and 20; and 7:30 p.m. today and Friday, August 17 and 18.

Adult tickets are $20. Student tickets are $12. To purchase tickets, visit westmorelandplayers.org, or call 529-9345.

Seafood fest

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.