Upcoming 9-21-17

Native plants

The Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society will meet at noon today, September 21, at Wicomico Parish Church, 5191 Jessie duPont Memorial Highway, Wicomico Church. Dominion Energy Inc. supervisor of transmission forestry Mike Brucato will summarize how the company’s approach to integrated vegetation management has changed over the years.

 Members and guests are reminded to bring a brown bag lunch. Beverages and light refreshments will be served.

Red Cross celebration

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the American Red Cross in Essex, Richmond, Westmoreland, Northumberland, Lancaster and Middlesex counties, the Northumberland County Chapter will host a Community Volunteer Recognition “Past and Present” from 3 to 5 p.m. September 30 at the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.

Volunteers are invited to share their Red Cross stories, pictures and memorabilia. RSVP to the Heathsville office, 580-4933, by Friday, September 22.

Sax on the Beach

The Morattico Waterfront Museum on September 22 will present Sax on the Beach, a one-man concert featuring saxophonist T.R. Sax of Deltaville. The outdoor performance will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. in the James A. Vick Pavilion at the Morattico Waterfront Museum, 6584 Morattico Road, Morattico.

Admission will include snacks and water. Tickets are $5 at the door. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Low country boil

John and Olivia Morgenthaler on Saturday, September 23, will host a low country boil to support the Steamboat Era Museum’s Potomac Pilothouse project. The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Morgenthaler’s home, 215 Railway Drive, Heathsville.

Tickets are $75. To order tickets, email director@steamboateramuseum.org or call the museum, 438-6888.

Yard sale

The 16th annual U.S. Marine Corps League Detachment 1062 charity yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 23, at Banes Northern Neck Upholstery shop in Callao.

All funds are used to support Marines and various Northern Neck organizations.  To donate items, please bring them to the site by 8 a.m., or soon thereafter. No clothes, old televisions, or non-working electronics.

Concerts by the Bay

Concerts by the Bay recently announced its 2017-18 season. Five concerts are slated at 3 p.m. on select Sundays at Mathews High School, 9889 Buckley Hall Road, Mathews. Concerts will include Rock n’ Roll Jubilee, Sunday, September 24; Two on Tap, October 22; Good Shot Judy, March 18; Ocean Celtic Quartet, April 15; O Sole Trio, May 6.

Adult season tickets start at $75 for five concerts; tickets at the door are $25. Children and students through high school may attend at no charge. Ticket forms are available at concertsbythebay.org, or 725-9776.

Art & Wine

Artist Joyce Crown-Wilkins will lead a Wine & Art program from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, September 28, at the Tappahannock Artists’ Guild Gallery, 200 Prince Street, Tappahannock.

Crown-Wilkins will lead interested adults of all skill levels through hands-on application of acrylics on canvas. Materials, including pre-sketched canvases, will be provided. For fees and registration, call 761-8082.

Menokin presentation

Menokin Foundation executive director Sam McKelvey and retired Virginia Department of Historic Resources architectural historian Calder Loth will lead a discussion on Menokin at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury, 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington. The program will begin at 4 p.m. September 25 in the RW-C auditorium.

A reception will follow the presentation. There is no admission fee. RSVP 333-1776, or menokin@menokin.org.

Distinctive Bazaar

Irvington United Methodist Church, 26 King Carter Drive, Irvington recently announced the dates for its annual Distinctive Bazaar – a Premier Northern Neck Event.

The dates are October 7, November 4 and December 2 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The bazaar offers gift baskets, theme decorated wreaths and trees, baked goods and a café luncheon. Chili and corn bread will be served on October 7.

Market Day

The Wicomico Parish Church Market Day will be held from 8 a.m. to noon October 7 on the church grounds, 5191 Jessie Ball duPont Memorial Highway, Wicomico Church.

The event will feature cookbooks, knitted items, baked goods, homemade gourmet foods, artisans, used books, toys, tools, boat equipment, lawn items, linen, silver, furniture and decorative accessories. A silent auction often includes art, vacation rentals, boats and trailers.

The Taters

The 2017 Music on the Half Shell Stage concert series will continue from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday,  October 12, at Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.

The Taters present layers of acoustic and electric guitars mixed with three- and four-part harmonies to give each song its own personality while the lead vocals and songwriting pull it all together.

Oral histories

The Middlesex County Museum & Historical Society on September 30 will offer an Oral History Interviewing Workshop with Dr. Betsy Brinson. The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Middlesex County Historic Courthouse in Saluda.

Blood drive

The American Red Cross, Northumberland County Chapter will hold a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. October 3 at First Baptist Church, 3585 Courthouse Road, Heathsville.

Remember to drink plenty of water, eat a good meal and bring a photo identification. To make a reservation, call 580-4933.

Dinner on Main

The Warsaw Richmond County Main Street Program will host Dinner on Main from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, September 23, along Main Street in Warsaw. Folks are urged to buy a take-out dinner from a participating restaurant, or bring their own food to the event.

Entertainment will be provided by Tangent, beer and wine will be available for purchase. Event tickets are are $5 in advance, or $10 on the street. Purchase advance tickets at wrcmsp.com.

Donation drive

Pearl Boutique, 35 South Main Street, Kilmarnock, will collect items for The Haven Shelter & Services throughout September. Pearl will fill the storefront windows with donated items needed at the shelter. The Haven provides safe housing and support for women and children who have been affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.

Donations will be taken from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Pearl also will offer store discounts as incentive for donations.

RCA concerts

The Rappahannock Concert Association 2017-18 concert series will offer seven shows, beginning September 30 with Masters of Soul at Northumberland High School Performing Arts Theater, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville..

For the complete schedule, venues, subscriptions and tickets, call 1-866-217-8149, or visit rappahannockconcerts.org.