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Floral design

Rappahannock Garden Club member and National Garden Club Inc. (NGC) accredited judge Cathie Elliott will demonstrate the criteria for two of the new  NGC floral designs on Thursday, September 13.

The public is invited to this floral design demonstration at 12:45 p.m. at Grace House, Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock.

Barn Party

The Tappahannock Artists’ Guild will hold its annual fundraiser from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, September 15, at Rose Hill Farm, Center Cross. The theme is “Barn Party.”

The event will feature music and dancing to the Fox Sisters and a barbecue supper. Tickets, $35, are available at the gallery, 200 Prince Street, Tappahannock, or Barbour Printing, 206 Prince Street, Tappahannock.

Dance Extravaganza

The 21st edition of Dance Extravaganza, initially slated for Saturday, September 15, has been rescheduled for November 3. The fundraising event to benefit the Kilmarnock Museum will be  held at 7 p.m. at Lancaster Middle School, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock. Lobby doors will open at 6 p.m. and theater doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets will be $20 at the door. Advance tickets are available at the Kilmarnock Museum, 76 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, or from Carroll Lee Ashburn, 296-0930.

Master Naturalists

The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists will hold informational sessions at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, September 15, at the A.T. Johnson Building, 18849 Kings Highway, Montross, and September 22 at the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.

The sessions will provide an overview of the Virginia Master Naturalist Program, cover the requirements for becoming a Master Naturalist and review the course schedule and application process. The basic training course will be held from February-May. To register for the course, visit

Garden party

The Chesapeake Bay Garden Club is celebrating its 65th anniversary with a Garden Party from 2-4 p.m. September 25 at Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville.

It will be a time to mingle and celebrate old and new garden club friendships and accomplishments.


Cathy Calhoun, co-owner of Ditchley Cider Works, will be the after-dinner speaker Monday, September 17, at the Bluff Point Community League potluck.   She will talk about renovating Ditchley and opening the cidery.  

The Community League meets at the former Bluff Point Graded School, 2595 Bluff Point Road, Kilmarnock. Social time begins at 6 p.m.; followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Guests and new members are welcome.


The Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society Inc. invites the community to an afternoon of discovering the past. Finding our Past through Archaeology, a presentation by The Fairfield Foundation, will be held from 3-5 p.m. September 23 at Dozier’s Regatta Point Marina, 137 Neptune Lane, Deltaville.

Dr. David Brown and Thane Harpole will present the results of archaeological studies at Sandwich, the old customs house in Urbanna. Tickets are $25 and include appetizers with a cash bar. Purchase tickets at or from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays at the museum, 777 General Puller Highway, Saluda.

Oyster roast

Chesapeake Academy will host the 17th annual Community Oyster Roast from 5-9 p.m. October 13 on the Rowe Campus in Irvington. The menu will include all of the roasted oysters-you-can-eat, fried oysters, clam chowder, French fried sweet potatoes, hot dogs and hamburgers and dessert. Beer, wine, soft drinks and music by the Phun Doctors included.

Tickets are $60 per person in advance, or $70 at the door, if available. To purchase advance tickets, call 438-5575, or email [email protected], visit or Specials Wine Seller in Kilmarnock.

Dinner on Main

The Warsaw-Richmond County Main Street Program will host Dinner on Main from 5 to 9 p.m. September 22. The community event on Main Street will offer music by Good Shot Judy, food trucks, beer and wine options.

Music will begin at 6 p.m. Main Street will be closed from Belle Ville Road to Warsaw Baptist Church. Event tickets are $5 per person in advance at the Town of Warsaw Office. On event day and at the gate, tickets will be $10.

Hello Stranger

Dale Jett and Hello Stranger will perform from 6-8 p.m. September 21 at Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems. They play traditional Appalachian Americana songs made popular by the original Carter family.

Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at or at the church. The event includes an intermission with libations available for purchase. Weather permitting, the concert will be held outside. Guests should bring a lawn chair or blanket. Coolers are welcome but no pets please.

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.

Rappahannock Record Staff
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