Upcoming 8-2-18

Founders’ Day

The Friends of Urbanna Museum and Parks, in conjunction with the Town of Urbanna, will sponsor the fifth annual Founders’ Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 4.

Activities are planned along Virginia Street from Urbanna Museum & Visitors Center, 140 Virginia Street, to the U.S. Post Office, 251 Virginia Street. Handbills with event times and locations are posted throughout the town.

Ice cream social

Historic Christ Church & Museum will host its annual ice cream social from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 4, at 420 Christ Church Road in Weems. Children and their families may explore colonial history, games and crafts outside the churchyard, ice cream treats, lemonade and cookies. 

Tours of the 1735 church also will be available and the museum includes several hands-on areas for children.

Children’s tours

The Steamboat Era Museum, 156 King Carter Drive, Irvington, will offer children’s tours for ages 4 and older from 10:30 a.m. to noon Fridays through August 10. Children also may make a steamboat.

The fee will be $5 per child. Tours are free for accompanying adults. For reservations, call 438-6888.

Post barbecue

The American Legion Post 86 and the Ladies Auxiliary will host their sixth annual old-fashioned barbecue dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. August 11 at the Post Home, 882 Waverly Avenue, Kilmarnock. Tickets will be sold at the door. The fee is $12 for adults and $5 for children.

The menu will include pork barbecue, baked beans, coleslaw, corn-on-the-cob, rolls, iced tea and home-baked desserts. Options include eat-in or carry-out.

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. 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.

Crab festival

Tickets are on sale for the Irvington Crab Festival August 18 at the Irvington Commons, 98 King Carter Drive, Irvington. Grounds will open at 4 p.m. and crabs will be served at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $50. Buy 20 tickets at one time and a table will be reserved for the group. To purchase tickets, visit the Steamboat Era Museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, or SteamboatEraMuseum.org.


Historyland Community Workshop will meet at 10 a.m. first and third Mondays at Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Center Drive, Kilmarnock. Bring a drink or treat.

The goal is to meet, create items for an annual benefit sale and distribute the proceeds for scholarships to Lancaster and Northumberland High School graduates.

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.

Music by the River

Upcoming Music by the River concerts at Belle Isle State Park will feature Jam Flo & The Formula on August 11 and Southern Grace on 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.

On Stage

Season subscriptions are on sale for the Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts 25th anniversary On Stage season. The series includes the Richmond Symphony Pops, September 30; Seldom Scene, November 10; Voiceplay, December 15; The Julian Bliss Septet, March 2; and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band, April 13; plus Judy Collins, May 12. All shows will be staged at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock.

Subscriptions are $165. Single ticket sales, if seats are available, will go on sale online or through the RFA office on August 10 at $39 for any of the first five concerts and on October 1 at $50 each for “An Afternoon with Judy Collins.” For a brochure, contact the RFA office, 438-5555; or www.rappahannockfoundation.org.

Country breakfast

Lancaster Union Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M. will serve an all-you-can-eat country breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. on second Saturdays at the Lodge, 48 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. The next breakfast will be served August 11.

The fee is $10. Ages 5 and younger, uniformed military and law enforcement eat free.

Boot camp

The Steamboat Era Museum, 156 King Carter Drive, Irvington, will offer “Boot Camp” for ages 10 and older from 10 a.m. to noon August 11. Participants will learn about watermen and oystering, and will paint their own miniature waterman’s boots, just like the large boots seen around the area.

The fee is $15, including materials. For camp reservations, call 438-6888.

RCA season

Season subscriptions are on sale for the Rappahannock Concert Association’s 36th season. The series includes The Four Freshmen, October 13; Washington Saxophone Quartet, November 17, a tribute to Duke Ellington, March 16; Shtrykov and Tanaka, April 20; and The Capital Focus Jazz Band, May 18. All shows are at the Performing Arts Theater, Northumberland High School, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville.

Subscriptions are $125 for a reserved seat, $100 for general seating and $60 to attend three of the five concerts. Single adult concert tickets are $25. Students are admitted free. To purchase subscriptions or individual tickets, call 888-210-8006 or go to www.rappahannockconcerts.org.

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 4:30 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.

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.

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.