A caregiver support session will be held from 2-3 p.m. today, October 19, at Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. Cate Hawks will present Risk Factors of Dementia and Strategies for Reducing Risk.
The session is free but advance registration is requested. To register, visit thebaycenter.org.
DCA oyster roast
The Dividing Creek Association will hold its 2023 Fall Picnic & Oyster Roast from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, October 21, at the home of Liz and Jay Patton, 5624 Balls Neck Road, Kilmarnock. Rain date is Sunday, October 22.
DCA members are asked to bring a favorite potluck dish, or those with last names A-F, a dessert; G-M, an appetizer or salad; and N-Z, a side dish.
The Friends of Belle Isle State Park recently announced the Virginia Writers Series will continue with two writers, October 21 and 22, at the Visitor Center at Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. On Saturday, Rev. Dr. Lonnie H. Lee will discuss his works. On Sunday, Dean King will discuss his works.
Refreshments will be served at 2 p.m. The lectures will begin at 2:30 p.m., followed by time with the author. The program fee is $10 per person and includes coffee, tea, light refreshments, parking and visitor Center displays. Contact the park office for reservations and payment, 462-5030 or BelleIsle@dcr.virginia.gov.
Historian and author Kate Livie will be featured at the 2023 John H. Hunt II Chesapeake History Forum from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, October 21, at Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems. Livie will share stories of money, mayhem and murder from the Oyster Wars.
The event features fresh oysters, handcrafted cocktails and a light supper. Tickets are $60. Purchase tickets at christchurch1735.org, or call 438-6855.
The Rappahannock Concert Association will present the Wren Masters – Baroque Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 21, at the Northumberland High School Theater, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville. The early music quartet specializes in 17th and 18th century music played on period instruments.
For a Pick 3 subscription, $60, for the remaining 2023-24 RCA concert season or for tickets for this concert, $25, call 888-210-8006 or go to www.rappahannockconcerts.org. Students are free.
Morattico Waterfront Museum, 6584 Morattico Road, Morattico, will host its 14th annual Oyster Roast from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, October 21. Roasted oysters, sides and desserts included. Bring your own oyster knife. Wine and beer will be available for purchase.
Tickets are $50 for adults, $10 for children and free for ages 5 and younger. Purchase tickets from board members, or Connie Conley at email@example.com, or 761-6213.
The Northumberland County Historical Society will hold its fall meeting at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 22, at the Ball Memorial Library and Museum, 86 Back Street, Heathsville.
The guest speaker will be photographer Michael Wade, who has made it his mission to preserve history by photographing the rapidly disappearing landmarks in Virginia.
The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society (LVHS) annual meeting will be held Tuesday, October 24, at Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. The program will begin at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Lonnie H. Leet, author of The Huguenot-Anglican Refuge in Virginia: Empire, Land, and Religion in the Rappahannock Region.
The business meeting will follow his presentation. Reservations are requested, firstname.lastname@example.org or 462-7280. Optional $5 tickets will be sold at the door for the LVHS Fall Raffle.
It Takes All Types
The Bay Center will offer It Takes All Types, a Wednesday workshop series on psychological type and temperament. Topics include In the Classroom, October 25; Partners and Friends, November 1; and Career, November 8.
Sessions will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at River Counties Community Foundation, 834 Rappahannock Drive, White Stone. For fees and registration, visit thebaycenter.org.
CASA is taking orders for 22-inch Fraser fir wreaths. To order, send a check payable to NNCASA in the amount of $27 per wreath to P.O. Box 695, Lancaster, VA 22503. The deadline is Wednesday, October 25.
Wreaths will be distributed at Jeff’s Packaging in Kilmarnock from 4-6 p.m. November 30 and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. December 1 and 2; at Primis Bank in Burgess from 10 a.m.-noon December 2; and at the Saddlery in Warsaw from noon-2 p.m. December 2. Indicate choice of pickup location on the check.
The Northumberland County Community Center Organization (NCCCO) will host Boo Night from 6-9 p.m. October 27 at the NCCCO Community Center, 679 Browns Store Road, Heathsville. Children ages 2-12 are urged to come in costume. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
There will games, food, dancing and a costume contest with prizes.
Enigma at Edenbrook Manor: A Roaring Twenties Mystery Gala will be held at 6 p.m. October 27 at the Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock.
The fee is $75 per person, limited to 50 guests. Suspense, heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages included. Purchase tickets at the circulation desk or lancasterlibrary.org.
The Northumberland County Community Center Organization (NCCCO) will sponsor First Friday Board and Card Game Night from 6-10 p.m. on first Fridays at the NCCCO Community Center, 679 Browns Store Road, Heathsville.
The fee is $5 per person. Fried chicken wings, french fries, fried fish, water and sodas will be available for purchase. There will be music, BYOB for adults.
The YMCA will host a Halloween Festival from 5-8 p.m. October 29 at YMCA/APYC Camp Kekoka, 1083 Boys Camp Road, Kilmarnock. Bring a non-perishable item for the Healthy Harvest Food Bank.
Activities will include a bonfire and s’mores, a haunted house trunk or treat, glow in the dark zip lining for ages 9 and older and a pumpkin smash.
The Town of Kilmarnock will allow trick-or-treating on Halloween, October 31, only. Only those ages 12 and younger are permitted to engage in trick-or-treating. However, this does not prohibit any parent or guardian from accompanying their children. All trick-or-treating activities are to be concluded by 9 p.m.
Trick-or-treat White Stone
The Town of White Stone will allow trick-or-treating on Halloween, October 31, only. Only those ages 12 and younger are permitted to engage in trick-or-treating. However, this does not prohibit any parent or guardian from accompanying their children. All trick-or-treating activities are to be concluded by 9 p.m.
Marine Corps ball
Marine Corps League Detachment 1062 will commemorate the 248th birthday of the Marine Corps with a Marine Corps Birthday Ball at Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club on November 10. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a cocktail hour, dinner, cake-cutting ceremony, followed by music and dancing. The guest speaker will be retired USMC Master Sgt.Wayne M. Gatewood.
For reservations, contact commandant Jim Schafer at 540-429-0371 or email@example.com.
The Lancaster Virginia Historical Society will hold “Shuckin’ on the Lancaster Green” Oyster Roast from 1-4 p.m. November 11 at 8346 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster. Oysters will be served until 3 p.m.
Advance tickets are required. The fee is $60 for members or $65 for the public, inclusive of all food and drinks. Purchase tickets at lancastervahistory.org, 462-7280, or the museum from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays.
The Northern Neck Orchestra 2023-24 Chamber Music Series will feature Piano Quartets by Schumann and Brahms at 2 p.m. November 5 at Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock.
Admission is by season subscription, or $35. Tickets may be purchased at www.northernneckorchestra.org or at the check-in desk. Students are admitted free.
The Northern Neck Farm Museum, 12705 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville, will host a corn maze from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays through October 29, weather permitting. The fee is $5 per person, $20 maximum per family; ages 3 and younger enter free. Closed-toe shoes are required.
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford will hold Fall Family Fun Day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. November 4. The event will offer Colonial games, wagon rides, face painting, children’s crafts, tours of the Great House with the new children’s audio: Who Lived at Stratford Junior, nature trails or strolling along the beach of the Potomac River.
The fee is $5 for ages 6 and older, free for ages 5 and younger as well as Friends of Stratford members.
The Upper Lancaster Volunteer Fire Department will sell fresh homemade pit cooked pork barbecue starting at 11 a.m. November 11 at the Lively Firehouse, 5170 Mary Ball Road, Lively. The fee is $15 per pound. Call 761-8119, or 445-3202.
Chesapeake Chorale rehearsals for 2023 Christmas concerts will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Mondays through mid-November at Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock.