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Children’s tour

The Steamboat Era Museum, 156 King Carter Drive, Irvington, will offer a children’s tour for ages 4 and older from 10:30 a.m. to noon Friday, 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.

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 Friday, 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.

‘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 11, 12, 18 and 19; and 7:30 p.m. August 10, 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.

Tom Euler Trio

The third annual Bay Bash Benefit Concert will feature the Tom Euler Trio. The concert, capping the Bay Bash Fishing Tournament will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, August 11, at Ingram Bay Marina, 545 Harvey’s Neck Road, Heathsville.

The Northumberland Association for Progressive Stewardship is partnering with the Bay Bash event to raise funds to provide assistance to children with disabilities in the Northern Neck. The concert is open to the public and entry is by donation. There will be food, drinks and a raffle.

Post barbecue

The American Legion Post 86 and the Ladies Auxiliary will host their sixth annual old-fashioned barbecue dinner from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, 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.

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 Saturday, 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 Saturday, 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.

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. 

Summer concert

St. Mary’s Whitechapel Church, 5940 White Chapel Road, Lancaster, will host a summer concert by violinist Laurielle Warren and clarinetist David Warren at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 12. Denise Cromer will accompany on piano.

Monetary donations will be accepted for the Cobb Music Endowment. A dessert reception will follow the performance.

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.

Authors to visit

Authors Marty Glenn Taylor and Ilona Duncan on 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.

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.

Music by the River

Upcoming Music by the River concerts at Belle Isle State Park will feature Jam-Flo and The Formula on Saturday, 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.

Concerts by the Bay

The Concerts by the Bay 2018-19 performance series will open September 16 with “The Boxers, A tribute to Simon & Garfunkel.” Concerts will be staged at the Mathews High School Auditorium, 9889 Buckley Hall Road, Mathews.

Season tickets start at $75 for five shows. For tickets, visit www.concertsbythebay.org.

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.

Fall festival

The 23rd annual Fairfields UMC Fall Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. September 29 at Fairfields United Methodist Church, 14741 Northumberland Highway, Burgess. Proceeds will support the Covington Hurst Education Fund and other charities.

The event will feature North Carolina-style barbecue, baked goods, homemade soups, clowns, a white elephant sale, children’s identification, animals, silent auction, children’s activities and vendors.

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. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays.

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 festival

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.

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.