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Artist reception

The Tappahannock Artists’ Guild will host an opening reception for “Wider Horizons” from 5-7 p.m. Friday, September 6, at the Tappahannock Art Gallery, 200 Prince Street, Tappahannock.

The show, continuing through October 13, displays the photography of author and artist Sarah Collins Honenberger from her travels throughout the world. Meet the artist and enjoy refreshments.

Author luncheon

The Friends of the Rappahannock Community College Library Center will host an author luncheon and book signing at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, September 12, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1717 Hampton Hall Road, Callao. The speaker will be Feather Schwartz Foster, author of Mary Lincoln’s Flannel Pajamas and Other Stories from the First Ladies’ Closet.

The event fee is $20 for members and $25 for others. Reservations are due by Friday, September 6. For reservations, call 703-307-5617 or 450-2045, or email

Native plant sale

The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society will hold its Fall Native Plant Sale from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, September 7, at Wicomico Parish Church, 5191 Jessie Ball duPont Memorial Highway, Wicomico Church.

Over 1,000 plants and 80 varieties will be available. Members will be available to answer questions. Volunteers from the Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Neck will provide assistance with moving and loading plants.


The Westmoreland Players will conduct auditions for “My Three Angels,” written by Samuel and Bella Spewack, at 2 p.m. September 8 and 6:30 p.m. September 9 and 10 at the theater, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao. The comedy, directed by Tommy Neuman will open November 9.

Actors and crew of all ages and levels of experience are needed. Visit

Holly Ball exhibit

Holly crowns from the 1960s and related memorabilia, including the gown of history-making 2017 queen Trinity Bea are on display at the Kilmarnock Museum, 76 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Bea was the first African-American crowned queen of the Holly Ball.

The Kilmarnock Museum is open from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is free.

Chorale rehearsals

Chesapeake Chorale rehearsals will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, September 9, at Kilmarnock United Methodist Church, 89 East Church Street, Kilmarnock. Rehearsals will continue on Mondays through December 2.

All who are interested in a season of fun, music and friendships are welcome. Christmas concerts will be presented December 6, 7 and 8.

Community Chorus

The Community Chorus season will begin Monday, September 9. The chorus will meet for the initial practice at 7 p.m. at Tappahannock Memorial United Methodist Church, 345 Earl Street, Tappahannock.

The chorus will practice for an upcoming Christmas concert of favorites. Director Beverley Erickson has chosen the opening and closing numbers, the members will choose the rest of the program from a list at the first rehearsal. New singers are welcome.

Edwardsville Day

Edwardsville Day will be held at 10 a.m. September 14 at Galilee United Methodist Church, 747 Hull Neck Road, Edwardsville. Activities will include art, crafts, music, a kids zone, health screenings, voter registration, a parade and food. The rain date is September 21.

RCA tickets

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 or call 888-210-8006.

History program

The United Daughters of the Confederacy will host “A Visit to Old Appomattox with County Clerk George Peers” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, in the Bayne Center, Historic Christ Church, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems. The speaker will be National Park historian Patrick Schroeder.

Light refreshments will follow the program. For planning purposes, reserve a seat by calling 453-9156 or 695-2669.

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.

Burn the Mortgage

Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville will hold a “Burn the Mortgage” barbecue fundraiser from 4-7 p.m. September 14. BBQ Master Sid Mace of Reedville will prepare pulled pork, sausage and chicken.

Tickets are $30 in advance, or $35 at the door. The Articles will provide music. Advance tickets may be purchased at the Tavern Gift Shoppe or

Guy’s stuff

Trinity Episcopal Church, 8484 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster, will hold a “guy’s stuff” yard sale from 8 a.m.-noon September 28.

Daffodil club

Gloucester Daffodil Club will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, September 12, at the Chesapeake Lounge at Brent & Becky’s Bulbs, 7900 Daffodil Lane, Gloucester. The topic will be historic daffodils.

The club hopes to foster more interest in daffodil culture by offering informative programs as well as a chance for members to learn from each other. A daffodil bulb exchange will be held at the November meeting. To join the club, email

Piano lounge

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.

Just Gardens

The 20th Just Gardens tour September 13-14 will feature the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, 504 Main Street, Reedville; The Dey Cottage, 691 Main Street, Reedville; Ebb Tide, 441 Main Street, Reedville; and the Marl Farmhouse, 2398 Fairport Road, Reedville.

Just Gardens hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Tickets, $25, may be purchased at, or call 333-1099. Tickets will be available at each garden on tour days.


Chesapeake Chorale rehearsals will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, September 9, at Kilmarnock United Methodist Church, 89 East Church Street, Kilmarnock. Not September 7, as it incorrectly appeared in a headline on August 29

Rappahannock Record Staff
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