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.

Thursday, May 24

Story Time, 10 a.m. Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville. Ages 3 and older. 580-5051.

Friday, May 25

Storytime, 11 a.m.-noon. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach. Friday Night By Firelight, 8-8:30 p.m. Amphitheater, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. Campfire stories, songs, s’mores. 462-5030. Welcome Campfire, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Amphitheater, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. 493-8821 “An Evening With Two Fabulous Old Broads In Three Acts,” 7 p.m. social hour, 8 p.m. curtain. The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. $25. For reservations, go to www.lancasterplayers.org, or call 435-3776.

Saturday, May 26

Kayak Trip, 9-11:30 a.m. Boathouse, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. $25 tandem kayak, $19 solo, $10 tagalong. Sign up at Visitor Center. 493-8821. Indoor Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Northumberland School Administration Building, 2172 Northumberland Highway, Lottsburg. To benefit Northumberland County Animal Shelter. Strawberry Festival, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 6807 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville. Strawberries, crafts, food, plants, bake sale, music, children’s activities. Bird Walk, 9 a.m. Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Sponsor: Northern Neck Audubon Society. The town Centre Park walk will be followed by a walk at Baylor Park Nature Trail, 412 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. www.northernneckaudubon.org. Veterans Breakfast, 8 a.m.-noon, American Legion Post 82, 192 Watson Landing Road, Saluda. Veterans welcome to eat free. $3 for friends and family members. 758-2141. Crabbing 101, 11 a.m.-noon, Fishing Pier, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. $2 per participant. 462-5030. Fossil Hike, noon-1:15 p.m. Visitor Center, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. 493-8821. Seine & Splash, 2-3 p.m. Picnic Area, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. Seining along the shoreline. 462-5030. Shark’s Tooth Necklace, 4-5 p.m. Discovery Center, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. $5, tooth included. $3 bring your own tooth. 493-8821. Aww Shucks, Oyster! 4-5 p.m. Motor Boat Launch, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. $2 per participant. 462-5030. “An Evening With Two Fabulous Old Broads In Three Acts,” 7 p.m. social hour, 8 p.m. curtain. The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. $25. For reservations, go to www.lancasterplayers.org, or call 435-3776. Moonlight Canoe Tour, 8-9:30 p.m. Camp Store, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. $11 per participant. Pre-registration required. 462-5030.

Sunday, May 27

Critter Hike, 10 a.m.-noon. Discovery Center, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. 493-8821. Rocking At Westmoreland, 10-11 a.m. Visitor Center, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. Decorate a rock paperweight. $2. 493-8821. Whooo’s There? 11 a.m.-noon. Picnic Area, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. All about owls. 462-5030. “An Evening With Two Fabulous Old Broads In Three Acts,” 2 p.m. social hour, 3 p.m. curtain. The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone. $25. For reservations, go to www.lancasterplayers.org, or call 435-3776. Family Game Hour/Throwback Edition, 2-3 p.m. Red Barn, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. Classic Colonial and Virginia Indian games of skill. 462-5030. Burn The Mortgage, BBQ Fundraiser, 4-8 p.m. Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville. Barbecue, sides, dessert, soft drinks. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Beer and wine sold separately. Music by The Articles. Purchase tickets at www.rhhtfoundationinc.org, or 580-3377. Slimy Science, 4-5 p.m. Campground Bathhouse, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. All about slimy critters. 462-5030.

Monday, May 28 Memorial Day

Memorial Day Service, 9 a.m. Bethel United Methodist Church, 142 Old Bethel Road, Lively. Speaker: Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Ronald McManus. Music, color guard, roll call, wreath presentation. Ask A Ranger, 9-10 a.m. Campground Bathhouse Lawn, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. 462-5030. Critter Hike, 10 a.m.-noon. Discovery Center, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. 493-8821. Memorial Day Service, 11 a.m. music, 11:30 a.m. service. Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems. Speaker: Retired USMC Maj. Gen. Timothy Hanifen. Music, color guard, wreath presentation. 438-6855. Power Of The Powhatan, 11-11:45 a.m. Picnic Area, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. All about the Powhatan people. 462-5030. Survival Bracelet, noon-1 p.m. Visitor Center, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. $5 per bracelet. 493-8821. Pocahontas’ Pottery Shop, 2 p.m. Picnic Area, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. Make a pinch pot. 462-5030.

Thursday, May 31

American Impressionists Slideshow Series, 6:30-8 p.m., Tappahannock Art Gallery, Prince Street, Tappahannock. Light appetizers. $6. 445-5131.

Friday, June 1

Gloucester Arts Festival Opening Reception, 6-8 p.m., Arts on Main, Main Street, Gloucester. Show continues through June 30. 824-9464. Wine on the Water, 5-8 p.m., Garrett’s Marina, Bowlers Wharf, Center Cross, Essex County. $10 (includes first drink). Featuring the band Midnight Coal, light snacks, food for purchase, and cash bar. Opening reception for Desire of the Heart Art Exhibit, 6 p.m., Tappahannock Art Gallery, Prince Street, Tappahannock. Exhibit Opens, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Exhibit: Patron’s GALA. Continues through June 24. 436-9309. First Friday Art Reception, 5-7 p.m. RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Light refreshments. 435-9309. First Friday, 4-9 p.m. Town of Montross, 15804 Kings Highway, Montross. Arts, crafts, food, wine, beer, music. Salute To D-Day, 7 p.m., Middlesex County Woman’s Club building, Virginia Street, Urbanna. Sponsored by the The Mary Ball Washington Chapter of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. $10 per person.758-3432.

Saturday, June 2

Mathews Community Yard Sale and Vintage Market, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Main Street, Mathews Court House. Free admission to buyers. Headquarters is Mathews Visitor Center. 815-9044. Stock Car Racing, 6:30-11 p.m., Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, Route 17, Jamaica, Middlesex County. Races in four divisions. 758-1VMS or www.vamotorspeedway.com. Arts in the Middle, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Hewick Plantation, Urbanna. Over 80 juried artists, 14 musical groups, food vendors, children’s activities. Free admission and free parking in field next to plantation. Summer Reading Kickoff, 10 a.m.-noon, Gloucester Public Library (Main and Point branches). For all ages. Program continues through August 4. 693-2998. Kids Free Fishing Day, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Beaverdam Park, Roaring Spring Road, Gloucester. For ages 5-14. A Conservation Police Officer provides bait and lunch to registered participants. A limited number of rental poles will be available. Parents must stay with children. Register by calling 693-2107. Family Fun Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society 6620 Jackson Lane, Gloucester. The Gloucester Kennel Club of Virginia will provide agility, rally, and obedience demonstrations and the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office will showcase the skills of K9 Officer Rex. Food and artisan vendors. Shelter tours every hour. Four-legged family members welcome. 693-5520. Second Saturday, Northern Neck Artisan Trail Open Door Tour. Various sites and activities. www.artisantrailnetwork.org. Clean The Bay Day/National Trails Day, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Camp Store/Picnic Area, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. 9-11 a.m. shoreline cleanup; 2 p.m. make a walking stick; 3 p.m. go rambling with a ranger. 462-5030. Clean The Bay Day/National Trails Day, Boathouse/Rock Springs Pond Trailhead, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. 9 a.m.-noon, beach cleanup; 3-4 p.m., hike along trail built by Civilian Conservation Corps, picking up litter along the way. 493-8821. Landscape Series: Indigenous Landscapes Of Stratford Hall, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford. 60 minute presentation on flora by Master Gardener and author Helen Hamilton. Guided hike with Master Naturalist Harry Puffenbarger. $10 adults, $5 ages 6-12, free ages 5 and younger. Register at 493-1972. Teen Paint Night, 6:30-8:30 p.m. RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. 435-9309.

Sunday, June 3

Bayside Youth Ballet 25th Anniversary Performance, 2-4 p.m., Mathews High School auditorium. The ballet will present “A Silver Celebration of Dance.” Tickets $5 at door. 694-5900. Arts in the Middle, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Hewick Plantation, Urbanna. Over 80 juried artists, 14 musical groups, food vendors, children’s activities. Free admission and free parking in field next to plantation.

Tuesday, June 5

Tavern Quilt Guild, 10 a.m. Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville. 580-3377. Tavern Culinary Guild, 2 p.m. Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville. 580-3377. Art Critique Session, 10 a.m.-noon, Arts on Main, Main Street, Gloucester Court House. Free. Bring your art to be critiqued. 824-9464.

Wednesday, June 6

Carnival, 5-10 p.m. Town Hill, 500 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach. Art Workshop, 6-9 p.m. RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Topic: Acrylic Pouring. Instructor: Sarah Soderlund.435-9309. For fees, registration and materials, call 435-9309.

Thursday, June 7

Carnival, 5-10 p.m. Town Hill, 500 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach.

Friday, June 8

Storytime, 11 a.m.-noon. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach. Carnival, 5-10 p.m. Town Hill, 500 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach. Second Friday Art Walk, 6-9 p.m. Colonial Beach. 224-7181. Potomac River Festival Firemen’s Parade, 7:30 p.m. Town Hill, 500 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach. Miss Colonial Beach pageant on Town Stage following parade.

Saturday, June 9

Indoor Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Northumberland School Administration Building, 2172 Northumberland Highway, Lottsburg. To benefit Northumberland County Animal Shelter. Geo Series: Stratford Under Our Feet With Dr. Robert Weems, 9:30 a.m-4 p.m. Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford. Discussion, slide presentation, special access to restricted beach/cliff area. $55. For ages 13 and older. Pre-registration required by 5 p.m. June 8. 493-1972, or jbachman@sratfordhall.org. Potomac River Festival, 10 a.m. Town Hill and Boardwalk, Colonial Beach. Arts, crafts, food, carnival, grand parade (noon), fireworks (9 p.m.). Charity Corn Hole Tournament, 12:30 p.m., West Point Town Park. To benefit YMCA. Bad Ace to perform from 1-3 p.m. and Chris Ride with Red Ride from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Register by calling 843-3300. Pig Pickin’, 5:30 p.m. Morattico Waterfront Museum, 6584 Morattico Road, Morattico. Homemade sides, desserts. $25 adults, $10 ages 6-10, free ages 5 and younger. Beer and wine available for purchase. Northern Neck Anglers Club, 7 p.m. Wicomico Parish Church, 5191 Jessie duPont Memorial Highway, Wicomico Church. Members urged to attend, guests welcome, public invited. Annual membership, $30. link. Stock Car Racing, 6:30-11 p.m., Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, Route 17, Jamaica, Middlesex County. Races in four divisions. 758-1VMS or www.vamotorspeedway.com. Artillery Through The Ages, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., American Revolution Museum, Yorktown. Comparative artillery demonstrations to open a special exhibit. Watermen’s Museum Military Appreciation Weekend, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Watermen’s Museum, Yorktown. A patriotic salute to our armed forces. Living history, dancing, cannon firing, hands-on drills, crafts and vendors. Free. 757-887-2641.

Sunday, June 10

Potomac River Festival, 10 a.m. Town Hill, 500 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach. Carnival, vendors, boat parade (1 p.m.), pet parade (2 p.m.). Afternoon Tea, 2-4 p.m. Tavern Quilt Guild, Transportation Museum Building, Rices Hotel/Hughletts Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville. $25. Purchase tickets at 580-3377. Memory Lane Car Club, 3 p.m. Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Neck, 517 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Anyone with an interest in collector vehicles is welcome. 435-6171. Horn Harbor Duathlon, 7:30-9-30 a.m., Johnson Home, 272 Brush Neck Road, Port Haywood. Free non-competitive event. Meet at the Johnson Home in Mathews, run 4.75 miles to Horn Harbor Marina, then swim 0.85 miles back to the Johnson’s dock. Artillery Through The Ages, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., American Revolution Museum, Yorktown. Comparative artillery demonstrations to open a special exhibit. Watermen’s Museum Military Appreciation Weekend, noon-5 p.m., Watermen’s Museum, Yorktown. A patriotic salute to our armed forces. Living history, dancing, cannon firing, hands-on drills, crafts and vendors. Free. 757-887-2641.

Tuesday, June 12

Veterans’ Breakfast, 9 a.m. Commonwealth Senior Living at Farnham, 511 Cedar Grove Road, Farnham. Participants are urged to RSVP at 394-2102. Discovery Lab, 6-8 p.m., 1208 Greate Road, Gloucester Point. Topic will be “animal and plant collections.” Registration is required due to limited space. Visit www.vims.edu/events or call 804-684-7061 to register and to find out more information on this and all upcoming Discovery Labs.

Wednesday, June 13

Glass Carving: Lecture/Demonstration, 4 p.m. Menokin, 4037 Menokin Road, Warsaw. Speaker: Ryan Tanner. Topic: Cameo glass engraving. $10. Reservations, 333-1776, or menokin@menokin.org. Purchase tickets at www.menokin.org/register. Storytelling, 6:30-8 p.m. The Boathouse Marina, 829 Robin Grove Lane, Colonial Beach. Open mic, poetry, storytelling.

Thursday, June 14 Flag Day

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

Friday, June 15

14th Annual Highland Games & Picnic, 9 a.m.-noon, Piankatank Ruritan Club, 7138 Buckley Hall Road, Mathews. A celebration of Scotland. Bagpipes and drums lead the parade for the start of the annual Highland games. Participants compete in fun and challenging traditional Celtic sports that originated centuries ago in Scotland. The games, testing strength, endurance and skill, are “sized” by age groups 6 to 14. Register in advance for a free t-shirt. Bus leaves library at 8:45 a.m. to take children to the Piankatank Ruritan Club recreational field. Free. 725-5747. Food Trucks By The River, 5-8 p.m., Foot of Lord Delaware Bridge, Route 11, West Point. Variety of food vendors, views of the river, and music by The Windbags. Free. Storytime, 11 a.m.-noon. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach.

Saturday, June 16

Stock Car Racing, 6:30-11 p.m., Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, Route 17, Jamaica, Middlesex County. Races in four divisions. 758-1VMS or www.vamotorspeedway.com. Movie Under The Stars, dusk, Town Green, Virginia Street, Urbanna. Mathews Micro-Triathlon Series, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Williams Wharf, 1039 Williams Wharf Road, Mathews. Organized by the Virginia Tidewater Trailrunners. 725-9685. 11th Annual Chesty Puller Memorial Twin Bridge 10K, 7:30 a.m.-noon, West Point. The start and finish line will begin and end near Kirby and 9th Streets in downtown West Point. Join us for a morning of honoring Chesty Puller, and all of our men and women of the military. After the race, relax and celebrate in Town Park and enjoy food, drinks, music, vendors, and more. Virginia State Parks History And Culture Day, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Picnic Area/Visitor Center, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. 11 a.m. historic Belle Isle hay wagon tour, $3 per person; 1 p.m., Seine & Splash; 5:30 p.m., Power of the Powhatan. 462-5030. Virginia State Parks History And Culture Day, 4-5 p.m. Rock Springs Pond Trailhead, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. Hike along trail built by Civilian Conservation Corps. 493-8821. Cinema On The Green, 8-10 p.m. Colonial Beach Community Center, 717 Marshall Avenue, Colonial Beach. Movie: “The Princess Bride.”

June 16-17

Target Ship Shootout, Northern Neck Anglers Club. Tournament target species: Cobia, croaker, flounder. Annual dues, $30 and all tournaments are free to members. Membership information and tournament rules at here.

Sunday, June 17 Father’s Day

Father’s Day Classic Car Show, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Town Hill, 500 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach.

Monday, June 18

Babygarten, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. Ages 6 months-2 years. 435-1729. Book Club, 2-3 p.m. Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. Book: Fortunate Son: The Healing of Vietnam Vet, by Lewis B. Puller Jr. 435-1729.

Tuesday, June 19

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

Wednesday, June 20

Chesapeake Bay Writers Workshop, 6 p.m., Olivia’s in the Village, Gloucester. Author/songwriter Alice Osborn will be the featured speaker on the subject of promoting a brand of writing. Free. Storytime With Miss Tonya, 10-11 a.m. Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. 435-1729.

Thursday, June 21

Exercise With Kristen Blackwell For All Kids, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. 435-1729.

Friday, June 22

Make A Steamboat, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Steamboat Era Museum, 156 King Carter Drive, Irvington. Ages 4 and older with an adult. $5 per child, free for adult(s). Tour, craft. Reservations, 438-6888. Storytime, 11 a.m.-noon. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach.

June 22-24

Family Boat Building Weekend, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, 504 Main Street, Reedville. Build a rowing skiff. Reservations, 453-6529. $750 per family; optional oars, $90; extra tee shirts, $12 each. Registration forms, www.rfmuseum.org.

Saturday, June 23

Oyster Growing Seminar, 9 a.m., Dozier’s Marina & Yachting Center, Deltaville. Pre-register at 757-644-4125. Spring Oyster Float Sales Event, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Deltaville Maritime Museum, Deltaville. Sponsored by Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association (TOGA). Pre-register by June 16 at www.oystergardener.org. Indoor Yard Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Northumberland School Administration Building, 2172 Northumberland Highway, Lottsburg. To benefit Northumberland County Animal Shelter. Colonial Crafts, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. George Washington Birthplace National Monument, 1732 Popes Creek Road, Colonial Beach. Costumed interpretation of blacksmithing, spinning, cooking. Presented by 4H Heritage Club. 224-1732, ext. 227. Great American Campout, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Campground/Picnic Area, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. 11 a.m. Seine & Splash; 1 p.m. Survival Bracelets 101, $5 per bracelet; 3 p.m. Family Game Hour/Throwback Edition, 7:30 p.m. Night Hike. For campground reservations, call 800-933-7275, or visit http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/reservations. 462-5030. Great American Campout, 9-10 p.m. Visitor Center, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. Stargazing activity. For campground reservations, call 800-933-7275, or visit http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/reservations. 493-8821. Campfire Conversations—From My People: 400 years of African American Folklore, 7 p.m. Menokin, 4037 Menokin Road, Warsaw. Speaker: Dr. Daryl Dance. $15, includes light refreshments. Reservations, 333-1776, or menokin@menokin.org. Purchase tickets at www.menokin.org/register. Kayaking On The Potomac, 5-9 p.m., Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford. $40 per person, or $20 per person double kayak. No experience needed. All gear provided. Register by 5 p.m. June 21. 493-1972. Canoe Jam, 8 a.m.-noon, Beaverdam Park, Roaring Springs Road, Gloucester. Competitive canoe and kayak races. Long (4 miles) and short (2 miles) races are open to one and two person canoes and kayaks. Additional fun races will be held. Register by calling 785-2107. Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad 50th Anniversary Celebration, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., squad building, 94 Cricket Hill Road, Hudgins. Free barbecue, chicken and hot dogs. Bounce house and gifts for kids. Emergency equipment on display. Free. 363-2010.

Sunday, June 24

Patron’s GALA, 5 p.m. RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. $100 per ticket. Numbered tickets. Drawings held for original artwork by members. Ticket holders pick a piece of art as the numbers are drawn. 435-9309.

Monday, June 25

Babygarten, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. Ages 6 months-2 years. 435-1729. Art Talks, 1-3 p.m. RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. 435-9309.

June 25-29

Me, Me, Me! 10 a.m. to noon. Summer Fun Art Camp For Youth, RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Make a sketchbook. Ages 7 and older. For fees and registration, call 436-9309. Knot Not Fun, 12:45-2:45 p.m.. Summer Fun Art Camp For Youth, RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Creating accessories with colored string and leather. Ages 7 and older. For fees and registration, call 436-9309.

Tuesday, June 26

Exhibit Opens, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Exhibit: Small Works. Continues through July 28. 436-9309.

June 26-28

Grandparent/Grandchild Summer Camp, Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford. First grade-through age 12. $440 per person includes lodging and meals. For brochures, applications, reservations, contact mbowman@stratford, 493-1972, or www.stratfordhall.org., 493-8038. 4-H Summer Day Camp, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, Virginia Extension Office, 10494 Buckley Hall Road, Mathews. For ages 9-13 and teen counselors ages 14-18. $40. 725-7196.

Wednesday, June 27

Storytime With Miss Tonya, 10-11 a.m. Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. 435-1729.

Thursday, June 28

Story Time, 10-11 a.m., Northumberland Public Library, 7204 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville. Stories, snack, craft. Ages 3 and older. 580-5051. Nancy Wanzong, /Storyteller & Puppeteer, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. All ages. 435-1729. Myths About Lee’s Surrender program, 6:30 p.m., Olivia’s in the Village, Main Street, Gloucester Court House. Guest speaker Patrick Schroeder, National Park Historian at the Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park. Free and open to the public. 695-2669. American Impressionists Slideshow Series, 6:30-8 p.m., Tappahannock Art Gallery, Prince Street, Tappahannock. Light appetizers. $6. 445-5131.

Friday, June 29

Gwynn’s Island Chicken Dinner, 4:30-7 p.m., Gwynn’s Island Civic Center, 1996 Old Ferry Road, Gwynn, Mathews County. Eat in or take out. $12. 725-7860. Food Trucks By The River, 5-8 p.m., Foot of Lord Delaware Bridge, Route 11, West Point. Variety of food vendors, views of the river, and music by Rappahannock Crossings. Free. Saddle Up and Read, 2 p.m., Middlesex YMCA, Hartfield. The Middlesex County Public Library will present Steve Somer’s “Saddle Up and Read.” Children will discover places like China, Egypt, Italy and Dodge City. The show includes puppets, magic storytelling and music. Free. Make A Steamboat, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Steamboat Era Museum, 156 King Carter Drive, Irvington. Ages 4 and older with an adult. $5 per child, free for adult(s). Tour, craft. Reservations, 438-6888. Storytime, 11 a.m.-noon. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach.

Saturday, June 30

Gwynn’s Island Festival 5K and 8K Races, Gwynn’s Island Civic Center, 8:30 a.m., 1996 Old Ferry Road, Gwynn, Mathews County. Organized by Mathews Family YMCA and Gwynn’s Island Civic League. $25. Register at www.vttrunners.com/kukini. 725-7860. 70th Annual Gwynn’s Island Festival, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Gwynn’s Island Civic Center, 1996 Old Ferry Road, Gwynn, Mathews County. Music, arts and crafts, food, exhibits, antique cars, motorcycle parade, children’s games. Free. 725-7860. Crickets On A Hill, 7;30 p.m., Mathews High School auditorium. Musical play about the Battle of Cricket Hill. Kicks off “Revolutionary Week” in Mathews. 725-7947. Stock Car Racing, 6:30-11 p.m., Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, Route 17, Jamaica, Middlesex County. Races in four divisions. 758-1VMS or www.vamotorspeedway.com. A Night of Romance, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Inn at Warner Hall. Final event of the Gloucester Arts Festival. Limited tables available. Catered by Waypoint Seafood & Grill. Music by Elijah Rock and the Virginia Symphony Jazz. 824-9464. Boot Camp, 10 a.m.-noon. Steamboat Era Museum, 156 King Carter Drive, Irvington. Ages 10 and older. $15, includes materials. Make a miniature pair of waterman’s boots. Learn about waterman and oysters. Reservations, 438-6888. Oyster Growing Seminar, 9 a.m., Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. Pre-register at 757-644-4125.