Rivah Events

Ongoing events

Tuesdays

Indoor Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Northumberland School Administration Building, 2172 Northumberland Highway, Lottsburg. To benefit Northumberland County Animal Shelter.

Heathsville Forge Blacksmith Guild, 10 a.m.-noon. Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern. 580-3377.

Menokin Hard Hat tours, 2 p.m. Menokin, 4037 Menokin Road, Warsaw. Basic instruction. $15 per person. Ages 11 and younger free. Through October. 333-1776.

Wednesdays

Tavern Spinners & Weavers, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville. Studio and store open. 435-2414.

Menokin Hard Hat tours, 2 p.m. Menokin, 4037 Menokin Road, Warsaw. Basic instruction. $15 per person. Ages 11 and younger free. Through October. 333-1776.

Thursdays

Heathsville Forge Blacksmith Guild, 10 a.m.-noon. Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern. 580-3377.

Menokin Hard Hat tours, 2 p.m. Menokin, 4037 Menokin Road, Warsaw. Basic instruction. $15 per person. Ages 11 and younger free. Through October. 333-1776.

Fridays

Tavern Woodworker’s Guild, 10 a.m.-noon. Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville. 580-3377.

Indoor Yard Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Northumberland School Administration Building, 2172 Northumberland Highway, Lottsburg. To benefit Northumberland County Animal Shelter.

Menokin Hard Hat Tours, 2 p.m. Menokin, 4037 Menokin Road, Warsaw. Basic instruction. $15 per person. Ages 11 and younger free. Through October. 333-1776.

Friday Night By Firelight, 8 p.m. Amphitheater, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. Campfire, s’mores. 462-5030.

Welcome Campfire, 8 p.m. Amphitheater, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. 493-8821.

Saturdays

Tavern Spinners & Weavers, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville. Studio and store open. 580-3377.

Heathsville Forge Blacksmith Guild, 10 a.m.-noon. Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern. 580-3377.

Menokin Hard Hat Tours, 2 p.m. Menokin, 4037 Menokin Road, Warsaw. Basic instruction. $15 per person. Ages 11 and younger free. Through October. 333-1776.

Sundays

Beach Worship on the Rappahannock, 8:30 a.m. End of Speck Avenue, off General Puller Highway, Stingray Point, Deltaville. Bring a chair. Casual Attire.

Thursday, October 18

Art Workshop, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. RAL Art Center, RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Topic: Sketch Booking. Instructor: Brenda M. Sylvia. Fees, materials list, registration, 435-9309.

Northern Neck Chapter, Virginia Native Plant Society, noon. Wicomico Parish Church, 5191 Jessie Ball duPont Memorial Highway, Wicomico Church. Speaker: Brian Barnes. Topic: Lancaster County wetlands policies. Bring a brown bag lunch. Some snacks and beverages will be available for a short social lunch before the presentations.

Menokin Speaker Series, 4 p.m. Menokin, 4037 Menokin Road, Warsaw. Speaker: Donald Schrader Topic: 19th Century French Art Movements: Painting and Politics. $10, Reservations, tickets, 333-1776.

Friday, October 19

Adult Paint Workshop, 6:30-8:30 p.m. RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Instructor: Marilyn Sprouse. Topic: “The Green Pumpkin” by Henri Matisse. $30 for members, $35 others, includes materials. Bring a beverage of choice. To register, call 436-9309.

Community Drum Circle, 7-9 p.m., C.A. & J Farms, 5620 East River Rd., Foster, Mathews. Gather around the bonfire to drum and sing. Signups for performance spots begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission is a can of cat or dog food or donation to the Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society. 815-2839.

October 19-20

Art Workshop, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. RAL Art Center, RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, and possibly a nearby vineyard, marina or park. Topic: Plein air Painting. Instructor: Brenda M. Sylvia. Fees, materials list, registration, 435-9309.

Saturday, October 20

Chesapeake Yacht Sales Fall Open House & Boat Show, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Deltaville Yachting Center on Broad Creek18355 General Puller Hwy. Deltaville. New and used power and sail boats on display. Refreshments. Free and open to the public. 804-776-9898, www.dycboat.com.

Barbecue Dinner, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sharon Baptist Church, 1413 Lumberlost Road, Weems. $10. Purchase tickets at 438-6072.

Heathsville Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville. Theme: Pumpkin decorating and blessing of the animals. Fresh produce, baked goods, goat cheese, flowers, nursery plants, handcrafts, tavern artisans. 580-3377.

American Revolution Encampment, 10 a.m. George Washington Birthplace National Monument, 1732 Popes Creek Rd, Colonial Beach.

Whooo’s There?, 11 a.m. Visitor Center, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. 462-5030.

Trick Your Stick, 1 p.m. Picnic Area, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. $2 per hiking stick. Pre-registration required. 462-5030.

Corn Maze, 1-4 p.m. Northern Neck Farm Museum, 12705 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville. Hay rides to the pumpkin patch. Continues Saturdays and Sundays, through October. $5.

Aww Shucks, Oysters!, 3 p.m. Motor Boat Launch, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. 462-5030.

Oyster Roast, 2:30 p.m. grounds open, 3-5 p.m. serving. Morattico Waterfront Museum, 6584 Morattico Road, Morattico. Menu: Roasted and raw oysters, clam chowder, ham biscuits, sweet potato fries, hush puppies, desserts. $35 adults, $10 ages 6-12, free ages 5 and younger. By advance tickets only. moratticowaterfrontmuseum@yahoo.com, or 761-6213.

Bay Seafood Festival, 3:30 p.m. grounds open, 4:30 p.m. food service begins. Sponsor: Kilmarnock Irvington White Stone Rotary. All-you-can-eat feast. Music by En’Novations, 6-9 p.m. $50. Purchase tickets at www.kiwsrotary.com.

Gallagher, 6 p.m. doors open for dinner, 8 p.m. show. The Riverboat on the Potomac, 301 Beach Terrace, Colonial Beach. Advance tickets, $25 general admission, $35 splash zone. At the door if available, $30 general admission, $40 splash zone. Call for tickets, 224-7055 or got to Eventbrite.

Holly Point Art & Seafood Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Deltaville Maritime Museum, 287 Jackson Creek Road, Deltaville. Arts and crafts, seafood and other food, boat rides, car show, museum exhibits, Ray Pittman & The Revival play from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 776-7200.

Mathews Micro-Triathlon 8-10 a.m., Williams Wharf, 1039 Williams Wharf Road, Mathews. www.vtrunners.com.

Kingston Episcopal Parish Fall Fair, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Kingston Parish House, 370 Main Street, Mathews Court House. Live and silent auctions of antiques, sporting goods, collectibles, tools and more, flea market, eat-in and take-out foods made on-site, preserves, baked goods and gourmet frozen foods, the Garden Path of plants, trees and flowers, as well as the sale of gently-used clothing for children and adults, toys and linens. All proceeds benefit the Mathews community. 725-2175.

Children’s Halloween Costume Contest, 10 a.m., courthouse steps, Tappahannock. Part of the Tappahannock Farmers Market festivities (final market of the year).

Main Street Blues and Brews Festival, 2-7 p.m., Tabb House Lawn, 6596 Main Street, Gloucester Court House. Participants will enjoy more than 20 different handcrafted Virginia microbrews and three bands. $30 at the gate. 693-2355.

Sunday, October 21

Corn Maze, 1-4 p.m. Northern Neck Farm Museum, 12705 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville. Hay rides to the pumpkin patch. Continues Saturdays and Sundays, through October. $5.

Wednesday, October 24

Performing Arts And Lecture Series, 9:30 a.m. Chesapeake Academy, 107 Steamboat Road, Irvington. Program: Bright Star Theatre’s “Count Mathula.” Frolicking math adventure. Ages 3-grade 3. For reservations, contact Hilary Scott at 438-5575, or hscott@chesapeakeacademy.org.

Thursday, October 25

Story Hour, 10-11 a.m. Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville. Ages 3 and older. Story, craft, snack. 580-5051.

Reach For The Stars, 5 p.m. Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck Activity Center, 517 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Wine and cheese reception, dinner, program. Speaker: Dr. Christine Mann Darden, a retired NASA aeronautical engineer, data analyst and mathematician featured in Hidden Figures. Reservations:$75 per person, $125 per couple, $500 table of six. 435-9696 or info@bgcnn.com.

After Hours Lecture, 7-8 p.m., The Virginia Institute of Marine Science, 1375 Greate Road, Gloucester Point. Topic: Ghost forests, zombie shrimp and spice fish; strange but true tales of the salt marsh. Free. Reservations at www.vims.edu/events or 684-7061.

Friday, October 26

Family Night, 6 p.m. pizza, 6:30 p.m. activities. Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville. Program: Bats in the Belfry with Dave Perry and Belfry T. Batt. Puppets, Stellaluna story, Peeper puppet activity, craft, games. 580-5051.

Drive Against Hunger Golf Tournament, noon, Piankatank River Golf Club, Hartfield. 776-6516.

October 26-27

Beaverdam Haunted Trail, 7-9:30 p.m., Beaverdam Park, 8687 Roaring Springs Road, Gloucester. Zombies, ghouls, demons and other creatures in the woods of Beaverdam Park. Not recommended for ages 8 and under. $8 for adults; $5 for ages 12 and under. 693-2355.

Saturday, October 27

Crawl-O-Ween, 7-11 p.m., three restaurants in Urbanna—Mi Jalisco restaurant at 7 p.m., continues at Half Shell Grill restaurant at 8 p.m. and and then heads to Something Different Restaurant. There will be a costume contest at Something Different for the scariest, funniest and most original costumes. 776-2613.

Halloween Golf Cart parade & Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Colonial Beach. Food, vendors, activities, parade (4 p.m.).

Kilmarnock Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock.

Indoor Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Northumberland School Administration Building, 2172 Northumberland Highway, Lottsburg. To benefit Northumberland County Animal Shelter.

Oktoberfest Festival, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., White Stone Festival Grounds, Beach Road. Arts, crafts, bake sale, classic car show, Hirschjäger Bavarian Dancers (10:45 a.m.-2 p.m.) chili cook off competition, food, beverages, children’s costume contest (noon), ACCA Temple Sauerkrauts Band (1-3 p.m.). Sponsors: White Stone Business Association, White Stone Volunteer Fire Department.

Benefit Dinner, 10 a.m. Macedonia Baptist Church, 10246 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville. Dinners: Fish/shrimp, $15; fired or baked chicken, $12; and pig feet, $12. Sides: Greens or string beans, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, roll, dessert and beverage. Sandwiches, or sides only choices: Fish, $6; fried chicken, $5; potato salad, $2; macaroni and cheese, $2. Eat in or carry out.

Chesapeake Bay Skipjack Sails, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, 504 Main Street, Reedville. Aboard the Claud W. Somers. $25 members, $30 adults, $15 ages 12 and younger. Reservations, 453-6529. Walk-ons accepted, space permitting.

Buck Wild Vintage Market, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dog and Oyster Vineyard, 170 White Fences Drive, Irvington. Vintage inspired, architectural salvage, repurposed finds, music, wine tastings. $5 admission.

Fall Into Fun: Trick Or Treat Trail, noon-3 p.m. Picnic Area, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. Pumpkin carving, wagon rides, costume contest judging: 2:30 p.m. 462-5030.

Fall Into Fun: Campsite Decorating Contest, noon-3 p.m. Campground, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. Winning campsite chosen by popular vote during Fall into Fun Wagon Tours. Winner to receive two free nights of camping at any Virginia State park.. 462-5030.

Corn Maze, 1-4 p.m. Northern Neck Farm Museum, 12705 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville. Hay rides to the pumpkin patch. Continues Saturdays and Sundays, through October. $5.

Fall Into Fun: Dog Jog/Walk, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Picnic Area, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. 1 mile fun walk/jog. Pet/human team costume contest judging: 2:30 p.m. All pets must be on leash. 462-5030.

Fall Into Fun: Costume Contest, 2:30 p.m. Picnic Area, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. Ages 0-6; 7-12. Also best pet/human team.Winners to receive a Virginia State parks naturally Yours Passport and trick-or-treat basket full of goodies. 462-5030.

Kandy For Kids, 4-6 p.m. Steptoe’s District, Main Street Kilmarnock. Trick or treat among participating merchants.

Stratford After Dark, 4-8 p.m. Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford. Hayrides, bonfire, roasting marshmallows, seasonal crafts, fortune telling, face painting, refreshments, ghost tours. Event tickets: $15 for ages 12 and older; $10 for ages 6-11; or free. Reservations recommended for ghost tours, www.stratfordhall.org, 493-1972 or jbachman@stratfordhall.org.

Fried Chicken Dinner, 4:30-7 p.m. American Legion Adams Post 86, 882 Waverly Aveneue, Kilmarnock. Menu: Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn pudding, rolls, iced tea, coffee and home-baked desserts. $12 adults, $5 children.  Eat in or carry out.  Purchase tickets at Lester’s Barber Shop or 436-7466.

October 27-28

Harvest Festival, Northern Neck Farm Museum, 12705 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Proceeds benefit the museum.

Sunday, October 28

Urban Trail Ride, 1-2 p.m. Colonial Beach. Guided horseback ride along the boardwalk, Irving Avenue, Monroe Bay Avenue and Washington Avenue.

Corn Maze, 1-4 p.m. Northern Neck Farm Museum, 12705 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville. Hay rides to the pumpkin patch. Continues Saturdays and Sundays, through October. $5.

Tuesday, October 30

History Talk, 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. program. Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. Host: Lancaster Virginia Historical Society. Speaker: Dr. Carl Lounsbury. Topic: The Courthouse Village and Court Day in Colonial Virginia. Followed by annual meeting. Reservations suggested, 462-7280, history@mbwm.org.

Wednesday, October 31

Trunk Or Treat, 5-7 p.m. Main Street Park, 117 Main Street, Warsaw. Trick-or-treaters in costume. Sponsor: Warsaw Richmond County Main Street Program. Hot dogs provided by the Warsaw Richmond County Rotary. Games.

Halloween Costume Contest, 6-7 p.m. Line-up 6 p.m., judging begins at 6:15 p.m. Gazebo, Irvington Commons, 98 King Carter Drive, Irvington. Children and pets.

Halloween in the Park, 6-8 p.m., Deltaville Maritime Museum, 287 Jackson Creek Road, Deltaville. Fun, scary time for all ages. Free and open to the public. 776-7200.

Friday, November 2

First Friday Art Reception, 5-7 p.m. RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Exhibit: Photography Show. Meet the artists. Light refreshments. 435-9309.

Readers Theater, 6 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. curtain. The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. “A Walk in the Woods” by Lee Blessing. $25. Reservations, www.lancasterplayers.org, or 435-3776.

First Friday Art Opening, 6-8 p.m., Arts on Main, 6580-B Main Street, Gloucester. “Autumn Colors exhibition. A celebration of the colors of the season featuring several artists in different mediums. Exhibition continues through November. Live music by Crimson Fox. Food and drinks. Free. 824-9464.

November 2-3

61st Annual Urbanna Oyster Festival, 10 a.m.-midnight on Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday. One of state’s largest festivals featuring two parades, over 100 vendors, variety of food, and oysters and more oysters. Live music both days. Children’s activities, arts and crafts, car show, shucking contest, queen competition and Friday night dance at Urbanna Firehouse. Free admission. Parking is $10 Friday and $20 Saturday. 758-2613.

Saturday, November 3

Distinctive Bazaar, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Irvington United Methodist Church, 26 King Carter Drive, Irvington. Luncheon, homemade bakery booth, theme gift baskets, hostess gifts, theme trees, children’s books, holiday wreaths, gift items, silent auction.

Dance Extravaganza, 6 p.m. lobby opens, 6:30 p.m. theater opens, 7 p.m. curtain. Lancaster Middle School, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock. Sponsor: Kilmarnock Museum. Advance tickets: $15 adults and $5 for children. At the door, if available, $20. Purchase advance tickets at the Kilmarnock Museum, 76 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, or 296-0930.

Teen Paint Night, 6:30-8:30 p.m. RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. 435-9309.

Readers Theater, 6 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. curtain. The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. “A Walk in the Woods” by Lee Blessing. $25. Reservations, www.lancasterplayers.org, or 435-3776.

“Fireflies,” 6:30 p.m. gala, 7:30 p.m. curtain. Westmoreland Players Theatre, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao. $30 adults, $15 students. Reservations, tickets@westmorelandplayers.org, www.westmorelandplayers.org, or 529-9345.

Autumn’s Song Farm Festival, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., C.A. & J Farms, 5620 East River Rd., Foster, Mathews County. An Annual Herb Farm Festival to benefit the Gloucester Mathews Humane Society. There will be demos, speakers, vendors, food, live music and more. 815-2839.

Sunday, November 4

Sunday Speaker Series, 2 p.m. Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems. Series: Equalled by Few; Excelled by None: Virginia Women in History. Speaker: Elizabeth Varon. Topic: Southern Lady, Yankee Spy: The True Story of Elizabeth Van Lew, A Union Agent in the Heart of the Confederacy. $25. Purchase tickets at christchurch1735.org, or 438-2441.

Readers Theater, 2 p.m. doors open, 3 p.m. curtain. The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. “A Walk in the Woods” by Lee Blessing. $25. Reservations, www.lancasterplayers.org, or 435-3776.

“Fireflies,” 3 p.m. Westmoreland Players Theatre, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao. $25 adults, $10 students. Reservations, tickets@westmorelandplayers.org, www.westmorelandplayers.org, or 529-9345.

Monday, November 5

World Famous Breakfast, 8-11 a.m., Mathews American Legion Post 83, 73 Hookemfair Road, Hudgins. $9. 725-7422.

Thursday, November 8

Barbecue Fundraiser, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. take out only, 4:30-6:30 p.m. eat in or take out. St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 435 East Church Street, Kilmarnock. Menu: Pulled barbecue, rolls, baked beans, cole slaw, hush puppies, dessert, beverages. $10 adults, $5 ages 5-11, free ages 4 and younger. Purchase tickets at Bay and River Home Decor, Kilmarnock, or at the door.

Friday, November 9

Second Friday Art Walk, 6-8 p.m. Colonial Beach. Numerous galleries are open to display works by local artists. 224-7181.

Readers Theater, 6 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. curtain. The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. “A Walk in the Woods” by Lee Blessing. $25. Reservations, www.lancasterplayers.org, or 435-3776.

“Fireflies,” 7:30 p.m. Westmoreland Players Theatre, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao. $25 adults, $10 students. Reservations, tickets@westmorelandplayers.org, www.westmorelandplayers.org, or 529-9345.

November 9 & 10

Jewelry Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Opening reception: November 9, 5-7 p.m. 435-9309.

November 9-11

24th Annual Colonial Beach Fall Rockfish Tournament. Sponsors: Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce, Colonial Beach Yacht Club, Dockside Restaurant & Tiki Bar, Special Anglers Foundation. Friday, 6 p.m. Captain’s Dinner, 7 p.m. late registration. Saturday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Fishing; Sunday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Fishing, 5 p.m. Awards Presentation, Colonial Beach Yacht Center. Registration forms, www.colonialbeach.org/event-forms/

Saturday, November 10

Second Saturday, Northern Neck Artisan Trail Open Door Tour. Various sites and activities. www.artisantrailnetwork.org.

Country Breakfast, 7-10 a.m. Lancaster Union Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M. 48 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. $10. Ages 5 and younger, uniformed military and law enforcement eat free.

Indoor Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Northumberland School Administration Building, 2172 Northumberland Highway, Lottsburg. To benefit Northumberland County Animal Shelter.

Heritage Arts Class, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville. Topic: Decorative woodburning. Instructor: Penny Mace. $45, plus $5 materials fee. Register at www.RHHTFoundationInc.org, or 580-3377.

Winter Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Festival Halle, 177 Main Street, Reedville. 453-6529.

Shuckin’ On The Lancaster Green, 1-3:30 p.m. Lancaster Virginia Historical Society/Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library, 8346 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster. Menu: Steamed and raw oysters, chicken stew, hot dogs, beer, wine, soda. Music by Toby & Larry. $50 all inclusive. Purchase tickets at the museum, 462-7280, or mbwm.org.

Star Party On The Oval, 6-11:30 p.m. Stratford Hall, 838 Great House Road, Stratford. Rappahannock Astronomy Club informal introduction, 6-7 p.m. Sky observation, 7-11:30 p.m. 493-1972 or jbachman@stratfordhall.org.

Oyster Roast, 2-5 p.m. Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, 504 Main Street, Reedville. Menu: Roasted and raw oysters, clam chowder, barbecue, chicken wings, hot dogs, beer, wine, sodas. Music. $50. Advance tickets only, 453-6529.

“Fireflies,” 3 p.m. Westmoreland Players Theatre, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao. $25 adults, $10 students. Reservations, tickets@westmorelandplayers.org, www.westmorelandplayers.org, or 529-9345

Readers Theater, 6 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. curtain. The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. “A Walk in the Woods” by Lee Blessing. $25. Reservations, www.lancasterplayers.org, or 435-3776.

November 10-11

Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail Fall Oyster Crawl. Participating vineyards offer oyster and wine pairings. ChesapeakeBayWineTrail.com.

Sunday, November 11

Veterans Day Ceremony, 3-4:30 p.m, Gloucester Court Green. Sponsored by The Middle Peninsula Detachment #1317 Marine Corps League.

Annual Veteran’s Day Memorial Service at The Cannon, 11 a.m.-noon. Colonial Beach.

Readers Theater, 2 p.m. doors open, 3 p.m. curtain. The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. “A Walk in the Woods” by Lee Blessing. $25. Reservations, www.lancasterplayers.org, or 435-3776.

“Fireflies,” 3 p.m. Westmoreland Players Theatre, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao. $25 adults, $10 students. Reservations, tickets@westmorelandplayers.org, www.westmorelandplayers.org, or 529-9345.

Tuesday, November 13

Veterans’ Breakfast, 9 a.m. Commonwealth Senior Living at Farnham, 511 Cedar Grove Road, Farnham. Participants are urged to RSVP at 394-2102.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

Storytelling, 6:30-8 p.m. The Boathouse Marina, LLC, 829 Robin Grove Lane, Colonial beach. Open mic, poetry, storytelling.

Thursday, November 15

Menokin Speaker Series, 4 p.m. Menokin, 4037 Menokin Road, Warsaw. Speaker: Emmanuel Dabney. Topic: Diamonds, Education, Emancipation and Race: The Family of Silas Omohundro. $10. Reservations, tickets, 333-1776.

“Fireflies,” 7:30 p.m. Westmoreland Players Theatre, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao. $20 adults, $8 students. Reservations, tickets@westmorelandplayers.org, www.westmorelandplayers.org, or 529-9345.

Friday, November 16

“Fireflies,” 7:30 p.m. Westmoreland Players Theatre, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao. $25 adults, $10 students. Reservations, tickets@westmorelandplayers.org, www.westmorelandplayers.org, or 529-9345.

Saturday, November 17

Annual Benefit Sale, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Grace Episcopal Church’s Fellowship Hall, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock. Sponsor: Historyland Community Workshop. Seasonal gifts, crafts, canned goods.

Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Claybrook Baptist Church, 2242 Weems Road, Weems.Themes: Autumn, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, nautical.

Landscape Series Workshop, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Stratford Hall, 838 Great House Road, Stratford. Topic: The Tall Forest at Stratford Hall. For fees and registration, contact 493-1972 or jbachman@stratfordhall.org.

Taste By The Bay, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tides Inn, 480 King Carter Drive, Irvington. Sponsor: Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce. Wine, craft beer, restaurant tastings, art, music. $30 in advance, $35 at the door, if available. Purchase tickets at the Chamber Office, 16A town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock, or 435-6092.

“Fireflies,” 3 p.m. Westmoreland Players Theatre, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao. $25 adults, $10 students. Reservations, tickets@westmorelandplayers.org, www.westmorelandplayers.org, or 529-9345.

Holiday Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 27 Court Street, Mathews Historic Courthouse.

Sunday, November 18

“Fireflies,” 3 p.m. Westmoreland Players Theatre, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao. $25 adults, $10 students. Reservations, tickets@westmorelandplayers.org, www.westmorelandplayers.org, or 529-9345.

Tuesday, November 20

Holiday Shop Opens, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Continues through December 29. Post-Christmas sale, December 26-29. 435-9309.

Reading Guild, 6-8 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach.

Thursday, November 22

Irvington Turkey Trot, 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. 2-mile race, 10 a.m. 5-mile race, 11 a.m. tot trot. Irvington Commons, 98 King Carter Drive, Irvington. $20 until November 5, or $25, per race; or $25 and $30 for both. Advance registration at runsignup.com, or 1 to 6 p.m. November 22, at Irvington Baptist Church, 53 King Carter Drive, Irvington. 761-9071.

Mathews Turkey Trot, 8:30-11 a.m., Williams Wharf Landing Road, Mathews. Free 4-mile run.Bike/walk from Mathews High School to Williams Wharf Landing. Registration fee is a non-perishable food item for Hands Across Mathews. 725-9685.

November 23-25

Open Studio Tour, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mathews Visitor Center, 239 Main Street, Mathews. Discover art in Mathews County and visit the galleries, studios, and workshops of some of the talented local artists. This 3-day long free event allows one to tour the county, and visit local artisans in their studios. 725-4229.

November 23-24

Rappahanock Rockfish Derby. Cash prizes for the biggest rockfish and total weight of rockfish caught (two per day). Fishing boundaries: The Rappahannock River between the Norris Bridge and the Downing Bridge. Contact info@greenvalemarina.com to register.

Holiday Marketplace, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Steamboat Era Museum, 156 King Carter Drive, Irvington. Holiday decorations, steamboat-themed gifts, silent auction.

Saturday, November 24

Holiday Gift Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Deltaville Maritime Museum, 287 Jackson Creek Road, Deltaville. A variety of homemade gifts, crafts, food and activities for the entire family. Free creek cruises. 776-7200.

Howl at the Moon 5K, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Beaverdam Park, Gloucester. A race under the light of the full moon. $25 per person until Nov. 16; $35 per person after Nov. 16. www.gloucesterparks.org. 693-2355.

Indoor Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Northumberland School Administration Building, 2172 Northumberland Highway, Lottsburg. To benefit Northumberland County Animal Shelter.

Countdown To Christmas, 5-6 p.m. Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Christmas tree lighting. Caroling, hot chocolate, cookies, Santa.

Nov. 29-December 1

Festival Of The Trees, 6-8 p.m. Northern Neck Family YMCA, 39 William B. Graham Court, Kilmarnock. Kick off community open house Thursday. Gallery hours: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Gala/auction, Saturday evening. 435-0223.

Friday, November 30

An Artist Journey Opening Reception, 5-7 p.m., Bay School Community Arts Center, 279, Main Street, Mathews. The annual show of the Bay School previously titled Emerging Artists. Show continues through December 31. 725-1278.

Saturday, December 1

Distinctive Bazaar, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Irvington United Methodist Church, 26 King Carter Drive, Irvington. Luncheon, homemade bakery booth, theme gift baskets, hostess gifts, theme trees, children’s books, holiday wreaths, gift items, silent auction.

Golden Village Christmas, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville. Carolers, hot cider, artisan-crafted gifts, bake sale, greenery, produce, children’s shopping area.

Holiday Marketplace, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Steamboat Era Museum, 156 King Carter Drive, Irvington. Holiday decorations, steamboat-themed gifts.

Model Trains, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, 504 Main Street, Reedville. 435-6529.

Christmas In Kinsale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Village of Kinsale. Christmas bazaar, firehouse and park; music from the 11-21 Club; food; silent auction, museum; cookies galore for sale in the old ice cream parlor; free horsedrawn carriage rides (1-3 p.m.); Santa at the Grey Barn (1:30-3:15); parade (3:30 p.m.); Memorial Tree Lighting (4 p.m.). Bring gifts of food, towels, blankets, toiletries, new warm clothing, pretty things, for less-fortunate area seniors. 472-2013.

Lunch With Santa, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. American Legion Post 86, 882 Waverly Avenue, Kilmarnock.

Christmas In Callao, noon. Callao. Sponsor: Callao Hometown Community Association.

Santa’s Wonderland/Winter Festival/Parade, noon-4 p.m. Colonial Beach Town Hill. Games, photos with Santa, pony and hayrides, food and craft vendors, Christmas trees, bike raffles, fire pit, cookie decorating contest, parade. Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce, 224-8145.

Colonial Beach Lighted Boat Parade, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Colonial Beach Beachfront on the Potomac River. Colonial Beach Yacht Club, 224-8145.

Teen Paint Night, 6:30-8:30 p.m. RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. 435-9309.

Community Christmas Tree Lighting, 5-6 p.m. Courthouse Square, Mathews Court House. 725-4229.

Gloucester Christmas & Holiday Parade, 3 p.m., Main Street, Gloucester Court House. The parade begins at the Main Street Center and travels North on Main Street to Botetourt Elementary School.

Tree Lighting & Caroling, 5 p.m., Colonial Court Circle, Gloucester Court House.

A Farm Christmas, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., C.A. & J Farms, 5620 East River Rd., Foster, Mathews County. 815-2839.

December 1-2

Kilmarnock Trolley Express, Excursions from Kilmarnock Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Inspired by The Polar Express. Read along with the story aboard the trolley. 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dancing, hot cocoa, cookies, Santa. Dress code: Pajamas. Advance tickets only. $15. kilmarnockva.com.

Sunday, December 2

Model Trains, 1-4 p.m. Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, 504 Main Street, Reedville. 435-6529.

World Famous Breakfast, 8-11 a.m., Mathews American Legion Post 83, 73 Hookemfair Road, Hudgins. $9. 725-7422.

Wednesday, Dec. 5

Walk In The Park, 6-8 p.m. Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season.

Friday, December 7

Christmas in Urbanna Tree Lighting, 6 p.m., Town Green, Virginia Street.

Urbanna Hometown Christmas Parade, 7 p.m., Virginia Street. Parade starts at firehouse. Food, caroling and other fun activities begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Urbanna Firehouse and throughout town. After the parade children can visit with Santa in the firehouse and food will still be available. To enter parade, call 758-4717.

Mistletoe & Mimosas Brunch & Fashion Show, 10:30 a.m. Festival Halle, 177 Main Street, Reedville. $30. Purchase tickets at Dream’s Fashion Boutique in Burgess, 702 Jesse duPont Memorial Highway, Burgess. 453-6529.

First Friday Art Reception, 5-7 p.m. RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Exhibit: Holiday Shop. Meet the artists. Light refreshments. 435-9309.

Downtown Horse & Carriage Rides, 6 p.m. Warsaw Town Park, 117 Main Street, Warsaw. Santa, Christmas music, carriage rides by advance ticket purchase, food and craft vendors, hot chocolate, trolley Christmas light tour. Sponsor: Town of Warsaw.

December 7-8

Kilmarnock Trolley Express. Excursions from Kilmarnock Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Inspired by The Polar Express. Read along with the story aboard the trolley. 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dancing, hot cocoa, cookies, Santa. Dress code: Pajamas. Advance tickets only. $15. kilmarnockva.com.

Saturday, December 8

Christmas in Urbanna Children’s and Pet Parade, 11 a.m., Sonabank, Virginia Street. Parade proceeds down Virginia Street to the intersection with Cross Street. Following the parade Santa will be in the Middlesex Woman’s Club building for visits and photos with children and parade prizes will be awarded.

Mathews Christmas Parade, 1-2 p.m., Mathews Main Street. 725-4229.

Visit With Santa, 2-5 p.m., Mathews Visitor Center, 239 Main Street, Mathews. 725-4229.

Second Saturday, Northern Neck Artisan Trail Open Door Tour. Various sites and activities. www.artisantrailnetwork.org.

Country Breakfast, 7-10 a.m. Lancaster Union Lodge #88 A.F. & A.M. 48 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. $10. Ages 5 and younger, uniformed military and law enforcement eat free.

Indoor Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Northumberland School Administration Building, 2172 Northumberland Highway, Lottsburg. To benefit Northumberland County Animal Shelter.

Santa Arrives On The Elva C. 9 a.m. Reedville Fishermen’s Museum Dock, 504 Main Street, Reedville. Santa and children will stroll next door to Bethany United Methodist Church for cookies and pictures. 435-6529.

Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail – Holiday Open House, Participating vineyards.

Holiday Marketplace, 10 a.m.-4.m. Steamboat Era Museum, 156 King Carter Drive, Irvington. Holiday decorations, steamboat-themed gifts.

Open House & Holiday Shop Sale, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Lancaster Virginia Historical Society/Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library, 8346 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster. Exhibit: “Home Front to Battle Front: Lancaster in World War I.” $5. Holiday gifts, books. 462-7280, or mbwm.org.

Winter Wonderland, 4-7 p.m. Village Green, Rappahannock Drive, White Stone. Tree lighting/mayor’s address, caroling (5 p.m.), Santa arrives (5:30 p.m.). Santa pictures, refreshments.

Warsaw-Richmond County Main Street Program Christmas Parade, 4 p.m. From Rappahannock Community College along Richmond Road to the Times Square Shopping Center. Tractors, trucks, toys and Christmas wishes.

December 8-9

Christmas On Cockrell’s Creek House Tour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, 504 Main Street, Reedville. Tour of four homes as well as the RFM, Festival Halle, and Omega Protein’s recently restored Smith Building. Model trains running 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Tour tickets, $25. 453-6529.

Tuesday, December 11

Veterans’ Breakfast, 9 a.m. Commonwealth Senior Living at Farnham, 511 Cedar Grove Road, Farnham. Participants are urged to RSVP at 394-2102.

Dreaming of a White Hall Christmas Open House, noon-1 p.m., 1:30-2:30 p.m., 3-4 p.m., 4:30-5:30 p.m., 6-7 p.m., home of Charlie and Mari Ann Banks, Gloucester. Sponsored by the Ware River Circle of the Kings Daughters and Sons in collaboration with the North River, York River and the Chesapeake Bay Circles. Christmas decorations, the delicious array of heavy hors d’oeuvres, and sparkling punch. Proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters (CHKD). $30.

Wednesday, Dec. 12

Walk In The Park, 6-8 p.m. Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season.

Storytelling, 6:30-8 p.m. The Boathouse Marina, LLC, 829 Robin Grove Lane, Colonial Beach. Open mic, poetry, storytelling.

Friday, December 14

Christmas in Urbanna Fashion Show & Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Lansdowne, Virginia Street. For ticket information, call 435-1073.

Jackson Creek Christmas Cruise, Deltaville Community Center and Jackson Creek, Deltaville. Hay wagons leave the center at 2 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. for the town dock to board the cruise boat. Call 815-3102 for ticket information.

Second Friday Art Walk, 6-9 p.m. Colonial Beach. Numerous galleries are open to display works by local artists. 224-7181.

Visit With Santa, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Kilmarnock Firehouse, 71 School Street, Kilmarnock.

40th Annual Kilmarnock Lighted Christmas Parade, 7 p.m. From Chesapeake Commons Shopping Center, along Main Street to Irvington Road to School Street, disbanding at Lancaster Middle School. Theme: A Story Book Christmas. Entry registration, 435-6092.

Saturday, December 15

A Washington Family Christmas, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. George Washington Birthplace National Monument, 1732 Popes Creek Road, Colonial Beach. Decorations, demonstrations, costumed interpreters, illumination at dusk. 224-1732, x225.

Holiday Marketplace, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Steamboat Era Museum, 156 King Carter Drive, Irvington. Holiday decorations, steamboat-themed gifts.

Model Trains, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, 504 Main Street, Reedville. 435-6529.

Historic Urbanna Christmas House Tour, 10 a.m., throughout town. Tour will start at Urbanna United Methodist Church. Tickets will be available at area merchants in November. Call 435-1073 for ticket information.

Puppet Show, 10 a.m., Urbanna Baptist Church. Children will get to select gifts for their loved ones.

Middlesex YMCA Jingle Bell 5K & Kids Fun Run, 9 a.m., Piankatank River Golf Club, Hartfield. Visit with Santa afterwards at Frosty’s Post Race celebration in the clubhouse with pizza, popcorn, cocoa, costume contests, holiday crafts and music. Call 316-9191 to register or for more information.

Sunday, December 16

Model Trains, 1-4 p.m. Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, 504 Main Street, Reedville. 435-6529.

Bayside Youth Ballet, 2 p.m., Harry M. Ward Auditorium at Mathews High School. Annual Christmas performance. Tickets at the door or email baysideballet@gmail.com.

The ballet company will be performing “Journey to the Land of the Sweets,” Act II of the Nutcracker, for the third season.

Tuesday, December 18

Reading Guild, 6-8 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach.

Wednesday, Dec. 19

Walk In The Park, 6-8 p.m. Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season.

Saturday, December 22

Indoor Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Northumberland School Administration Building, 2172 Northumberland Highway, Lottsburg. To benefit Northumberland County Animal Shelter.

Model Trains, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, 504 Main Street, Reedville. 435-6529.

Sunday, December 23

Model Trains, 1-4 p.m. Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, 504 Main Street, Reedville. 435-6529.

Friday, December 28

123rd Holly Ball, 7 p.m. Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club, 362 Club Drive, Kilmarnock. Food, dancing, debutante presentation and crowning of the queen. The Holly Ball supports the Tidewater Foundation, which annually makes a variety of contributions to many worthy entities in and around the Northern Neck and Tidewater areas.

Saturday, December 29

Model Trains, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, 504 Main Street, Reedville. 435-6529.

Sunday, December 30

Model Trains, 1-4 p.m. Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, 504 Main Street, Reedville. 435-6529.