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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.

Beach music

The Northern Neck Beach Music Festival will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 14, on Town Hill in Colonial Beach. Gates will open at 10:30 a.m. Bands will include Feature Attraction Band (F.A.B.), The Rhondels and The Embers.

Tickets can be purchased at for $40 each and $50 at the gate the day of the event.

Resilient women

A resilient women’s dialogue session will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, September 14 at the Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville. The theme will be thinking and planning for the future.

Participants are urged to bring their best money-saving, time-saving and sanity-saving hints, including brief descriptions; as well as pen and paper. Bring packaged or store-bought food to share. Water, coffee, tea and lemonade will be provided.

Steamboat  celebration

The Steamboat Era Museum, 56 King Carter Drive, Irvington, will celebrate Steamboat Era Day Saturday, September 14. Admission fees will be waived. Ice cream treats will be served from noon-4 p.m.

The museum also will be celebrating the 125th birthday of the Steamer Potomac pilothouse.

Autumn strokes

The RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, will host an adult paint workshop from 6:30-8:30 p.m. September 20. The topic will be autumn. The instructor will be Marilyn Sprouse.

The fee is $30 for members and $35 for others, including materials. Participants may bring their choice of beverage. To register, call 436-9309.

Jazz festival

The Autumn Jazz Fest will be held from 7-10 p.m. September 21 at the Christ Church Parish Hall, 56 Christchurch Lane, Christchurch. Tickets are $25. Purchase tickets at, or call 539-2791. There will be a cash bar.

Performers will include Sherman Holmes Jr., Miss Pinkie Holmes, Cynthia Honablue, Chris Gresham, Walker Andrew, Kevin Epps, Rick Jessie, Leah Drummond and Robert Gillison.

Wine and oysters

The 2019 Stratford Hall Wine & Oyster Festival will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. September 21-22 at Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford. General event and day-of tickets are $30 per day for tasting tickets, $20 for non-tasting tickets.

Tasting tickets include a wine glass and are for wine tasting only. They do not include oysters or beer tasting. Tickets are $5 for ages 7-12 and free for ages 6 and younger. Purchase tickets online through Thursday, September 19, at

Wren Masters

The Wren Masters, a classical quartet from Williamsburg, will perform “Jamestown 1619: Music from the New World and the Old” from 4-6 p.m. September 28 at Historic Christ Church, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems.

Tickets are $35 and include libations at intermission. Tickets may be purchased at, at the HCC&M office or at the door.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chorale rehearsals

Chesapeake Chorale rehearsals will continue at 7 p.m. Mondays through December 2 at Kilmarnock United Methodist Church, 89 East Church Street, Kilmarnock.

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


The Northern Neck Rotary Club will present the 29th annual CAPINNE fundraiser—the “Great Northern Neck Race,” November 2. The race, with a grand prize of $5,000, will start at noon at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock.

Each four-person team/vehicle must raise a minimum of $400 to participate. Teams will be given a set of clues and tasks to complete, with points for each completed task. To enter, complete the application form at Applications also will be available at Lancaster by the Bay Chamber, 16-A Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.

On Stage

The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts recently announced its 2019-20 On Stage season. Subscriptions are $165. Call the box office, 438-5555.

Concerts will include The Steep Canyon Rangers on September 22; The Philadelphia String Quartet, November 23; The Barefoot Movement, December 21; Leahy, March 14; and Fact 2 Face, April 18. All concerts take place at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock.

Rappahannock Record Staff
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