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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.

Story time, 10-11 a.m. Richmond County Public Library, Rappahannock Community College, 52 Campus Drive, Warsaw. Ages 3-5. 333-6713.

Free Kayak Lessons, 10 a.m.-noon. Menokin, 4037 Menokin Road, Warsaw. Reservations, afrench@menokin.org, or 333-1776.

Chair Yoga, noon-1 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Montross Branch, 56 Polk Street, Montross. Instructor: Kay Hawkins. Adults, seniors 472-3820.

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

Typhoon Fall Series, 5-7 p.m. Rappahannock River Yacht Club, 100 Rappahannock Road, Irvington. Racing on the Rappahannock River off Carter Creek, August 28-October 2. 438-6650.

Thursdays

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

Craft Social, 10 a.m.-noon. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Newton Branch, 22 Coles Point Road, Hague. Adults, seniors. 472-3820.

Free Kayak Lessons, 10 a.m.-noon. Menokin, 4037 Menokin Road, Warsaw. Reservations, afrench@menokin.org, or 333-1776.

Menokin Hard Hat Tours, 2 p.m. Menokin, 4037 Menokin Road, Warsaw. $15 per person. Ages 11 and younger free. 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.

Alphabet Soup, 11-11:30 a.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach. Stories, songs, activities. Babies, toddlers, pre-k.  472-3820.

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

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. $15 per person. Ages 11 and younger free. 333-1776.

Sundays

Sangria Sundays, noon-5 p.m. Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock.  435-1416.

Friday, August 30

Classic Campfire, 8-8:30 p.m. Amphitheater, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. Campfire stories, park pointers, roasting marshmallows, make and munch s’mores. 462-5030.

An Artist’s Journey Exhibition, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Art Speaks Gallery of the Bay School, Mathews Court House. An exhibition of adult students’ artwork.

Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) Public Tour, 10 a.m.-noon, VIMS, 1375 Greate Road, Gloucester Point. Guided tour of the visitors center. Tours are free but reservations are required (ages 9 and up welcome). Visit www.vims.edu/events or call 684-7061 for more information or to register.

Retrospective Art Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Visitors Center Gallery, Middlesex County Museum, Saluda. The show will include paintings, photography, sculpture, models, poetry and music by local artists. 757-202-0692.

Saturday, August 31

Retrospective Art Show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Visitors Center Gallery, Middlesex County Museum, Saluda. The show will include paintings, photography, sculpture, models, poetry and music by local artists. Artists’ reception from 4-6 p.m. 757-202-0692.

Irvington Car Boot Sale, 8 a.m.-noon. Irvington Commons, 98 King Carter Drive, Irvington. $10 participation fee. Set-up will start at 7 a.m.

Stargazing, 8:30-9:30 p.m. Amphitheater, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. Identifying constellations. 462-5030.

Edible Plants Of Stratford Hall, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Stratford Hall, 483 Great Hall Road, Stratford. Instructor: Hal Wiggins. Presentation, meal prep, guided walk, edible plant identification. $10 per person; free for Friends of Stratford members and ages 6 and younger. Preregistration required by August 28. To register, contact Jon Bachman at 493-1972 or jbachman@stratfordhall.org.

Spaghetti Dinner, 5-7 p.m. Fairfields UMC, 14741 Northumberland Highway, Burgess. Sponsor: Northumberland Charge United Methodist Men. Spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, bread, dessert, beverages. For food to go, call Brant Hays 580-1598.

August 31-September 1

Boardwalk Arts & Crafts Festival, Colonial Beach. Categories: Ceramic, wood, sculpture, fiber, glass, oil paintings, acrylic paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery, pen and ink, watercolor. First-, second- and third-place and honorable mention winners.

Sunday, September 1

Retrospective Art Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Visitors Center Gallery, Middlesex County Museum, Saluda. The show will include paintings, photography, sculpture, models, poetry and music by local artists. 757-202-0692.

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

Crabbing 101, 2-3 p.m. Fishing Pier, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. Learn to crab. $2. 462-5030.

Monday, September 2

Labor Day

All-American Labor Day Picnic, 4-7 p.m. Masonic Lodge, 1434 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock. Sponsor: Lancaster County Democratic Committee. Food. Meet Senate candidate Stan Scott and Delegate candidate Francis Ewards. RSVP requested. lancovadems@gmail.com, 438-9058. $20 per person is requested, checks or cash accepted at the door.

Tuesday, September 3

Creative Writing, 1-3 p.m. Rappahannock Community College, 52 Campus Drive, Warsaw. RCC Educational Foundation/Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning. Instructor: Sarah Collins Honenberger. Continues September 10, 17 and 24. Advance registration, with a tuition payment of $40, is required to take this course. To register, call Inderrieden at 333-6824 or e-mail minderrieden@rappahannock.edu.

Mobile MakerLab, 4-6 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach. Elementary students-teens. 472-3820.

Thursday, September 5

The Hague Winery Book Group, 6-7 p.m. The Hague Winery, 8268 Cople Highway, Hague. Book: The Night Circus. Adults, seniors. 472-3820.

Friday, September 6

45th Annual Mathews Market Days, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mathews Court House. This two day festival features hundreds of artisan and food vendors, parades, live music, dancing, kids activities, an antique car show, pet parade, contests, Saturday’s Street Dance and much more. Free. 505-1290.

Market Days Artisan Market, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 279 Main Street, Mathews Court House. Local artists will display and sell their handmade fine art and craft in and around the Art Speaks Gallery. Free. 725-1278.

Party at the Wharf, 5-9 p.m., Williams Wharf, 1039 Williams Wharf Road, Mathews. Food, beverages, live music, dancing. 725-9685.

Wine on the Water, 5-8 p.m., Garrett’s Marina at Bowler’s Wharf in Center Cross. Beverages, food and music by Midnight Coal.

Return To the Village: First Fridays Event, 4-9 p.m. On The Square, Montross. Music, art, artisans, food, wine, beer.

Slimy Science, 5-6 p.m. Campground, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. Slimy critters and crafts. 462-5030.

First Friday Reception, 5-7 p.m. RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Labor Day Show winners. Meet the artists. Light refreshments. 436-9309.

Classic Campfire, 7-7:30 p.m. Amphitheater, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. Campfire stories, park pointers, roasting marshmallows, make and munch s’mores. 462-5030.

Saturday, September 7

Irvington Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Irvington Commons, 98 King Carter Drive, Irvington.

Native Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-noon. Wicomico Parish Church, 5191 Jessie Ball duPont Memorial Highway, Wicomico Church. Sponsor: Northern Neck Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society. Flowers, ferns, grasses, trees, vines and shrubs native to the Virginia Coastal Plain.

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. $55, plus $5 materials fee. Registration forms at www.RHHTFoundationInc.org, or 580-3377.

Classic Boat Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, 504 Main Street, Reedville. Antique runabouts, classic Chesapeake Bay skiffs, workboats, kayaks, canoes. Nautical flea market, boats for sale, vendor market, music, food, beer garden, Cockrell Creek tours aboard the Elva C. Boat show admission: $5.

Chesapeake Bay Skipjack Sails, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-4 p.m. The Crazy Crab, 902 South Main Street, Reedville. Part of the Reedville Classic Boat Show. $25 members, $30 adults, $15 ages 12 and younger. Reservations, 453-6529. Walk-ons accepted, space permitting.

Kickball Tournament, 11 a.m. Dream Fields, 1385 Irvington Road, Kilmarnock. Sponsor: Kiwanis Club of the Northern Neck. Double elimination. $300 entry fee. First prize $400; second prize $200. To enter a team, email karangeorge@gmail.com, or call 436-6650.

When Oysters Strike, 3-4 p.m. Motor Boat Launch, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. Visit the park’s oyster cage garden. 462-5030.

Crab Feast, 3:30 p.m. James A. Vick Pavilion opens, 4-6 p.m. serving crabs. Morattico Waterfront Museum, 6584 Morattico Road, Morattico. Music by Midnight Coal. $35 adults, $10 ages 6-12, free ages five and younger. Purchase tickets at 761-6213, or emailing mwmva03@gmail.com. by September 2.  

Cinema On The Green, 8-10 p.m. Colonial Beach Community Center, 717 Marshall Avenue, Colonial Beach. Donations welcome.

45th Annual Mathews Market Days, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mathews Court House. This two day festival features hundreds of artisan and food vendors, parades, live music, dancing, kids activities, an antique car show, pet parade, contests, Saturday’s Street Dance and much more. Free. 505-1290.

Stock Car Racing, 6:30-11 p.m., Virginia Motor Speedway, Route 17, Jamaica. 758-1867.

Mathews Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Court Green, Mathews Court House.

Monday, September 9

Book Group, 11 a.m.-noon. Rappahannock Community College Friends of the Library, RCC Warsaw, 52 Campus Drive, Warsaw. Book: Dopesick. 472-4225.

Effective Coupon Clipping, 6-8 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Newton Branch, 22 Coles Point Road, Hague. Adults. 472-3820.

Child Safety, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Montross Branch, 56 Polk Street, Montross. Presented by Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Department. Adults. 472-3820.

Books Before Bedtime, 7-7:30 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Montross Branch, 56 Polk Street, Montross. Babies, toddlers, pre-k, elementary ages. 472-3820.

Tuesday, September 10

Mobile MakerLab, 9:30-11:30 a..m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Newton Branch, 22 Coles Point Road, Hague. Teens. 472-3820.

Cinema Night, 5-7 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach. Adults. 472-3820.

History Program, 6:30 p.m. Bayne Center, Historic Christ Church, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems. Sponsor: The United Daughters of the Confederacy. Speaker: Patrick Schroeder. Topic: “A Visit to Old Appomattox with County Clerk George Peers.” Light refreshments, Reserve a seat at 453-9156 or 695-2669.

Wednesday, September 11

Art Workshop, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Instructor: Brenda Sylvia. Topic: Beginning Drawing. Continues September 18 and 25. For registration, fees and materials, visit the gallery, ralartcenter.com, or call 436-9309.

Tea Time, 2-3 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach. Adults, seniors. 472-3820.

Paws For Reading, 4-5 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach. Read to the dogs. Elementary ages. 472-3820.

Thursday, September 12

Author Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1717 Hampton Hall Road, Callao. Sponsor: Rappahannock Community College Friends of the Library. Author: Feather Schwartz Foster. $20 members, $25 others. Register by September 6. Registration forms are available at the RCC/Richmond County Library; 450-2045 or email friendsofthelibraryRCC@gmail.com.

A Good Yarn, 6-7 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Montross Branch, 56 Polk Street, Montross. Learn to knit or crochet. Instructor: Linda Dee Baker. Bring tools and materials. Adults, seniors. 472-3820.

Book Club, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Gloucester County Public Library, 6920 Main Street, Gloucester. 693-2998.

Friday, September 13

Stock Car Racing, 6:30-11 p.m., Virginia Motor Speedway, Route 17, Jamaica. 758-1867.

Montross Book Group, 11 a.m.-noon. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Montross Branch, 56 Polk Street, Montross. Book: A Gentleman in Moscow. Adults, seniors. 472-3820.

Art Workshop, 1-4 p.m. RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Instructor:Lynn Savarese. Topic: Light Up the Fall with a Fused Glass Lantern. Project pick up: 1-4 p.m., September 19. For registration, fees and materials, visit the gallery, ralartcenter.com, or call 436-9309.

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

Pelts And Skulls, 5-6 p.m. Campground, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. Learn what animal pelts and skulls can tell. 462-5030.

Classic Campfire, 7-7:30 p.m. Amphitheater, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. Campfire stories, park pointers, roasting marshmallows, make and munch s’mores. 462-5030.

September 13-14

Just Gardens, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tour sites: Reedville Fishermen’s Museum, 504 Main Street, Reedville; The Dey Cottage, 691 Main Street, Reedville; Ebb Tide, 441 Main Street, Reedville; and the Marl Farmhouse, 2398 Fairport Road, Reedville. $25 per person. To benefit The Haven Shelter & Services. Purchase tickets at www.havenshelter.org/justgardens, 333-1099, or gardens on tour day.

Saturday, September 14

Annual Oyster Roast, 5-9 p.m., Deltaville Maritime Museum & Holly Point Nature Park, 287 Jackson Creek Road, Deltaville. Music by The Taters. Dinner and dance tickets are now on sale at the museum office, online, by phone, and at Nauti Nell’s in Deltaville. 776-7200.

Urbanna Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Taber Park, Urbanna.

Stock Car Racing, 6:30-11 p.m., Virginia Motor Speedway, Route 17, Jamaica. 758-1867.

Mathews Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Court Green, Mathews Court House.

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

Saturday Tales, 11-11:30 a..m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Newton Branch, 22 Coles Point Road, Hague. Early childhood literacy. Toddlers to elementary students. 472-3820.

Photography Group, 11 a.m.-noon. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach. Adults, teens. 472-3820.

Kayaking On The Potomac, noon-4 p.m. Stratford Hall, 483 Great Hall Road, Stratford. Beginner and experienced paddlers over 12 are welcome.$40 per person, $75 double kayak; personal kayaks are not permitted. Preregistration required by September 12. Contact Alex Withers, 493-1979 or email awithers@stratfordhall.org.

Crabbing 101, 1-2 p.m. Fishing Pier, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. Learn to crab. $2. 462-5030.

Saturday Tales, 2-2:30 p.m.. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Montross Branch, 56 Polk Street, Montross. Babies/toddlers, elementary ages, 472-3820.

When Oysters Strike, 3-4 p.m. Motor Boat Launch, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. Visit the park’s oyster cage garden. 462-5030.

Burn The Mortgage Barbecue Fundraiser, 4-7 p.m. Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville. Barbecue, sides, desserts, soft drinks, music by The Articles. Beer and wine sold separately. $30 advance tickets, $35 at the door. Purchase advance tickets at Tavern Gift Shoppe, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Thursdays through Saturdays, or www.rhhfoundationonline.org.

Full Moon Pick Your Paddle, 7-9 p.m. Camp Store, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. Guided full moon kayak or canoe tour. Ages 8 and older. Pre-registration required. $11. 462-5030.

Northern Neck First Responders Softball Tournament, 8 p.m. Callao Ruritan Lot, 185 Ruritan Lane, Callao. $5 raffle for some 35 door prizes valued at over $3,350. Proceeds will support the Lancaster County Deputy Santa Program. The tournament is hosted by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia State Police.

Monday, September 16

Book Group, 2-4 p.m. Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. Book: Mathews Men, by William Geroux. 435-1729.

Family Movie Nights, 6-7 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Newton Branch, 22 Coles Point Road, Hague. 472-3820.

Effective Coupon Clipping, 6-8 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Montross Branch, 56 Polk Street, Montross. Adults. 472-3820.

Tuesday, September 17

Constitution Day, all day. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Newton Branch, 22 Coles Point Road, Hague. Adults, seniors, teens. 472-3820.

Constitution Day, all day. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach. Adults, seniors, teens. 472-3820.

Constitution Day, all day. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Montross Branch, 56 Polk Street, Montross. Adults. 472-3820.

Cooper Book Group, 3-5 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach. Adults, seniors 472-3820.

Mobile MakerLab, 3-5 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Montross Branch, 56 Polk Street, Montross. Elementary school ages, teens. 472-3820.

Wednesday, September 18

Newton Book Group, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Newton Branch, 22 Coles Point Road, Hague. Book: Women Talking. Adults, seniors. 472-3820.

Thursday, September 19

Senior University, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. White Stone Church of the Nazarene, 57 Whisk Drive, White Stone. Sponsor: Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital. For seniors and caregivers. Educational seminars, healthcare professionals, vendor booths, breakfast, lunch, blood pressure screenings, door prize provided by Hospice. Pre-registration required. 435-8662.

Fall Barrel Tasting, 1-4 p.m. Ingleside Vineyards, 5872 Leedstown Road, Oak Grove. Music: Karen Jonas. Caterer: The Inn at Montross. Advance tickets/reservations recommended. 224-8687.

Create Greeting Cards, 5-5:30 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Montross Branch, 56 Polk Street, Montross. Register at librarypoint.org. Adults, seniors. 472-3820.

Friday, September 20

Classic Campfire, 7-7:30 p.m. Amphitheater, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. Campfire stories, park pointers, roasting marshmallows, make and munch s’mores. 462-5030.

Saturday, September 21

Heathsville Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville.

Kinsale Day, 8 a.m.-mid-afternoon. Kinsale Museum & Park, 447 Kinsale Road, Kinsale. Masons of Westmoreland Lodge #212 will serve pancake breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Art, crafts, food, silent auction in the old Ice Cream Parlor, museum tours, music by Muddy Boots. Kinsale Foundation meeting, 11 a.m. Cople District VFD will serve lunch. Annual Rubber Duckie Derby could start as early as 1 p.m. 472-2013.

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.

Art Workshop, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Instructor: Cate Kauffman. Topic: Oil Painting for Beginners. Continues September 22. For registration, fees and materials, visit the gallery, ralartcenter.com, or call 436-9309.

Historic Belle Isle Wagon Tour, 3-4 p.m. Visitor Center, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. Interpretive wagon tour of the park. $3 per person, or $8 per family. Pre-registration recommended, 462-5030.

Stargazing, 8-9 p.m. Amphitheater, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. Identifying constellations. 462-5030.

10th Annual Gloucester Wine Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Brent and Becky’s, 7900 Daffodil Lane, Gloucester. Wine, food, live music, tours of Brent and Becky’s. Parking at Ware Academy, 7936 John Clayton Memorial Hwy., Gloucester. Shuttle buses to and from festival. $25-$30.

Mathews Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Court Green, Mathews Court House.

Tappahannock Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Court Square, Tappahannock.

September 21-22

Wine & Oyster Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford. Great House tours, farm animals, amusements, craft vendors, car shows, music, oysters, wines, craft distilleries, craft breweries, food. Fees and tickets, stratfordhall.org, or 493-1972.

Monday, September 23

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Newton Branch, 22 Coles Point Road, Hague. Westmoreland County recycling program. Adults. 472-3820.

PAWS For Reading, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Montross Branch, 56 Polk Street, Montross. Elementary ages. 472-3820.

Tuesday, September 24

Create Greeting Cards, 10-10:30 a.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Newton Branch, 22 Coles Point Road, Hague. Adults, seniors. 472-3820.

Cinema Night, 5-7 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach. Adults. 472-3820.

Wednesday, September 25

Fabulous Friday: Escape Room, 6-7 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach. Theme: Galaxy Quest. Elementary students. Registration required. 472-3820.

Thursday, September 26

A Good Yarn, 6-7 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Montross Branch, 56 Polk Street, Montross. Learn to knit or crochet. Instructor: Linda Dee Baker. Bring tools and materials. Adults, seniors. 472-3820.

Sip and Dip, 6:30 p.m., Tappahannock Artists’ Guild Gallery, 200 Prince St., Tappahannock. All skill levels can have fun and leave with an artwork of their own. As always, bring your favorite beverage. As space will be limited to 20 participants, preregistration is recommended by calling the gallery at 925-1011. 

Friday, September 27

Guinea Jubilee, 3-10 p.m., Guinea, Gloucester Point. A two-day event that annually attracts thousands of people to celebrate and honor the way of life in the Guinea Neck. The Jubilee features cultural activities, arts and crafts exhibits, a parade, delicious seafood, and a fireworks show to end the event at dusk on Saturday.

Kindlin’ Craft, 5-6 p.m. Campground, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. Learn to start a campfire with natural materials. 462-5030.

Classic Campfire, 7-7:30 p.m. Amphitheater, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. Campfire stories, park pointers, roasting marshmallows, make and munch s’mores. 462-5030.

Saturday, September 28

Wings, Wheels & Keels, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Hummel Airfield, Route 3, Topping. The show features antique and classic planes, cars and boats and attracts thousands of visitors each year. There are also airplane rides, food, crafts, and a variety of activities for children.

Guinea Jubilee, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Guinea, Gloucester Point. A two-day event that annually attracts thousands of people to celebrate and honor the way of life in the Guinea Neck. The Jubilee features cultural activities, arts and crafts exhibits, a parade, delicious seafood, and a fireworks show to end the event at dusk on Saturday.

The Balloonist Ball-21st Annual Fine Arts Auction, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Bay School Community Arts Center, 279 Main Street, Mathews Court House. 725-1278.

Holly Point Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Deltaville Maritime Museum & Holly Point Nature Park, 287 Jackson Creek Road, Deltaville. 776-7200.

Mathews Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Court Green, Mathews Court House.

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.

Fairfields UMC Fall Festival, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fairfields United Methodist Church, 14741 Northumberland Highway, Burgess. North Carolina-style barbecue, baked goods, homemade soups, clowns, a white elephant sale, children’s identification, animals, silent auction, children’s activities, vendors.

National Public Lands/Virginia Public Lands Day, 10 a.m.-noon. Motor Boat Launch, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. Project: Help tend the park’s oyster garden. 462-5030.

National Public Lands, 11 a.m.-noon. Boat House, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. Project: Help clean up public lands, provide safe environment for wildlife habitat. 493-8821.

Virginia Public Lands Day Wetlands Hike, 2-3 p.m. Discovery Center, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. Guided hike to the marsh. 493-8821.

Boots & BBQ, 1-4 p.m. Ditchley Cider Works, 1571 Ditchley Road, Kilmarnock. Sponsor: Northern Neck Land Conservancy. Drone presentation. Music by The Gurleys. Adult beverages. Barbecue, fried oysters. Farm tours, exhibits. $50 per person. Purchase tickets at nnconserve.org, or 462-0979.

Monday, September 30

Create Paper Roses, 6-7 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Newton Branch, 22 Coles Point Road, Hague. Adults, seniors. 472-3820.

Tuesday, October 1

Photography Show Opens, 10 a.m. RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Continues through October 26. 436-9309.

Mobile MakerLab, 4-6 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach. Elementary students-teens. 472-3820.

African American Spiritual Songs, 5-6 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach. History, storyteller Daisy Howard-Douglas, music. Family. 472-3820.

Wednesday, October 2

Piracy, Political Intrigue and Human Tragedy: Virginia’s First Africans Lecture, 7 p.m., Kingston Parish House, 370 Main Street, Mathews. Noted historian and author Martha McCartney will speak. Sponsored by Mathews County Historical Society. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, October 3

Getting Started In Genealogy, 4-5 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach. Adults, seniors 472-3820.

The Hague Winery Book Group, 6-7 p.m. The Hague Winery, 8268 Cople Highway, Hague. Book: The Kite Runner. Adults, seniors. 472-3820.

Friday, October 4

Return To the Village: First Fridays Event, 4-9 p.m. On The Square, Montross. Music, art, artisans, food, wine, beer.

First Friday Reception, 5-7 p.m. RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Exhibit: Photography Show. Meet the artists. Light refreshments. 436-9309.

“Nunsense,” 8 p.m. Colonial Beach Playhouse, Colonial Beach Community Center, 717 Marshall Avenue, Colonial Beach. $20 adults, $18 students/seniors. Purchase tickets at www.cbplayhouse.org, or 214-0517.

October 4-6

Hospice Turkey Shoot Regatta, On the Rappahannock River, off Carter Creek. The sailboat design must be at least 20 years old. Register at www.turkeyshoot.org.

Saturday, October 5

TOGA Oyster Float Workshop, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Williams Wharf Landing, 1039 Williams Wharf Rd., Mathews. Free. For more details go to www.oystergardener.org. 

Irvington Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Irvington Commons, 98 King Carter Drive, Irvington.

Local Author Visit: Virginia Johnson, 10 a.m.-noon. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach. Adults, seniors. 472-3820.

Native American Heritage Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. George Washington Birthplace National Monument, 1732 Popes Creek Road, Stratford. 224-1732, ext. 225.

Crab Feast, 4-6 p.m. Mila UMC, 1690 Mila Road, Mila. $20. All-you-can-eat. Purchase tickets at 436-2456.

“Nunsense,” 8 p.m. Colonial Beach Playhouse, Colonial Beach Community Center, 717 Marshall Avenue, Colonial Beach. $20 adults, $18 students/seniors. Purchase tickets at www.cbplayhouse.org, or 214-0517.

Autumn on Main & Vintage Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Mathews Visitor Center, 239 Main Street, Mathews Court House. High-quality vintage vendors along Main Street, fall decor, pumpkin market, live music, food trucks, and activities for the whole family. Free. 725-4229.

Gauge & Grain: Meet the Artists, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Bay School Community Arts Center, 279 Main Street, Mathews Court House. Meet the artists of metal and art woodwork. 725-1278.

15th Annual Run-A-Muck Mud Bog, noon, Virginia Motor Speedway, Route 17, Jamaica. 758-1867.

Mathews Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Court Green, Mathews Court House.

Sunday, October 6

Bark At The Beach, 2-4 p.m. Castlewood Beach, Colonial Beach. Rivah plunge 2:30-2:45 p.m. Shake-off contest, 2:45-3 p.m. Ceremony, 3-3:30 p.m.

“Nunsense,” 3 p.m. Colonial Beach Playhouse, Colonial Beach Community Center, 717 Marshall Avenue, Colonial Beach. $20 adults, $18 students/seniors. Purchase tickets at www.cbplayhouse.org, or 214-0517.

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

Casual Afternoon at Chelsea Plantation, 2-4:30 p.m., Chelsea Plantation, Mattaponi River, West Point. Live music, plantation home tours, a silent auction, a fish casting clinic, and all-you-can-eat Brunswick stew and ham biscuits. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Event tickets are $75 and available online at www.HistoricVirginiaLandConservancy.org or by calling 757-565-0343. All proceeds benefit the Historic Virginia Land Conservancy.

Monday, October 7

Create Paper Roses, 6-7 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Montross Branch, 56 Polk Street, Montross. Adults, seniors. 472-3820.

Tuesday, October 8

Mobile MakerLab, 9:30-11:30 a..m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Newton Branch, 22 Coles Point Road, Hague. Elementry students-teens. 472-3820.

Cinema Night, 5-7 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach. Adults. 472-3820.

Wednesday, October 9

Tea Time, 2-3 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach. Adults, seniors. 472-3820.

Paws For Reading, 4-5 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach. Read to the dogs. Elementary ages. 472-3820.

Halloween Crafts, 4-5 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach. Elementary ages. 472-3820.

Thursday, October 10

Getting Started In Genealogy, 4-5 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach. Adults, seniors 472-3820.

A Good Yarn, 6-7 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Montross Branch, 56 Polk Street, Montross. Learn to knit or crochet. Instructor: Linda Dee Baker. Bring tools and materials. Adults, seniors. 472-3820.

Book Club, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Gloucester County Public Library, 6920 Main Street, Gloucester. 693-2998.

Friday, October 11

Montross Book Group, 11 a.m.-noon. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Montross Branch, 56 Polk Street, Montross. Book: Blood, Bones & Butter. Adults, seniors. 472-3820.

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

“Nunsense,” 8 p.m. Colonial Beach Playhouse, Colonial Beach Community Center, 717 Marshall Avenue, Colonial Beach. $20 adults, $18 students/seniors. Purchase tickets at www.cbplayhouse.org, or 214-0517.

October 11-12

WarsawFest, Warsaw Town Park and Dog Park, 171 Main Street, Warsaw. Baby and beauty pageant, parade, car/truck show, art, crafts, food.

Saturday, October 12

Wicomico Parish Market Day, 8 a.m.-noon. Wicomico Parish, 5191 Jessie Ball duPont Memorial Highway, Wicomico Church. Baked goods, homemade gourmet foods, local artisans, used books, toys, tools, boat equipment, lawn items, linens, furniture, holiday decorations, silent auction, Garner’s Produce, Northern Neck Native Plant Society, breakfast and lunch items. 

Canvas & Coffee, 10 a.m.-noon, Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Newton Branch, 22 Coles Point Road, Hague. Theme: Autumn sunset. Bring your own canvas. Adults, seniors. Sign up at librarypoint.org. 472-3820.

Saturday Tales: Halloween Hoopla, 11-11:30 a..m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Newton Branch, 22 Coles Point Road, Hague. Early childhood literacy. Toddlers to elementary students.Come in costume. 472-3820.

Photography Group, 11 a.m.-noon. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach. Adults, teens. 472-3820.

Oktoberfest, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. St. Mary’s Episcopal, 3020 Fleeton Road, Heathsville. Traditional Bavarian festival, raffle, bake sale, kid’s corner, corn hole tournaments, knockwurst, bratwurst, frankfurters, German potato salad, soft pretzels, sauerkraut, oysters, sodas, water, wine, German beer.

Kayaking On The Potomac, noon-4 p.m. Stratford Hall, 483 Great Hall Road, Stratford. Beginner and experienced paddlers over 12 are welcome. $40 per person, $75 double kayak; personal kayaks are not permitted. Preregistration required by September 10. Contact Alex Withers, 493-1979 or email awithers@stratfordhall.org.

Saturday Tales, 2-2:30 p.m.. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Montross Branch, 56 Polk Street, Montross. Babies/toddlers, elementary ages, 472-3820.

“Nunsense,” 8 p.m. Colonial Beach Playhouse, Colonial Beach Community Center, 717 Marshall Avenue, Colonial Beach. $20 adults, $18 students/seniors. Purchase tickets at www.cbplayhouse.org, or 214-0517.

Urbanna Oyster & Wine Stroll, 4-7 p.m., Town Green. Stroll along the charming streets of Urbanna while tasting samples of wine and fresh oysters (and other tasty morsels) at participating restaurants and shops. Live music. Advance ticket of $25 includes a logo wine glass and map of participants. Tickets day of tour $30. Tickets available at Cyndy’s Bynn, If It’s Wood, Lowe Tide and Something Different in Urbanna, and J&W Seafood or The Table at Wilton in Deltaville. Buy tickets online at www.urbanna.com.

Mathews Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Court Green, Mathews Court House.

Sunday, October 13

Forgotten Heroines: Virginia’s First Women and Children, 2 p.m. Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems. Series: The Bones of Our Past: Jamestown and the Making of America. Speaker: Connie Lapallo. Wine & cheese reception. Admission by series subscription, or $35. Purchase tickets at Historic Christ Church & Museum, or www.christchurch1735.org.

“Nunsense,” 3 p.m. Colonial Beach Playhouse, Colonial Beach Community Center, 717 Marshall Avenue, Colonial Beach. $20 adults, $18 students/seniors. Purchase tickets at www.cbplayhouse.org, or 214-0517.

Menokin Speaker Series, 6 p.m. Menokin, 4037 Menokin Road, Warsaw. Speaker: Patrick Sheary. Topic: A Clean, Well-Lighted Place for Books: Furnishing the 18th Century Library. $10. Register at menolkin.org, or 333-1776.

Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic Oktoberfest, 4-7 p.m., Ware River Yacht Club, Ware Point Road, Gloucester. Beverages, food, entertainment. 210-1368.

Monday, October 14

Book Group, 11 a.m.-noon. Rappahannock Community College Friends of the Library, RCC Warsaw, 52 Campus Drive, Warsaw. Book: A Fall of Marigolds. 472-4225.

Books Before Bedtime Special: Halloween Hoopla, 6:30-7 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Montross Branch, 56 Polk Street, Montross. Babies, toddlers, pre-k, elementary ages. 472-3820.

Effective Coupon Clipping, 6-8 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Newton Branch, 22 Coles Point Road, Hague. Adults. 472-3820.

Tuesday, October 15

Cooper Book Group, 3-5 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach. Adults, seniors 472-3820.

Domestic Violence Prevention and Services, 6-7 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach. Adults, seniors 472-3820.

Mobile MakerLab, 3-5 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Montross Branch, 56 Polk Street, Montross. Elementary school ages, teens. 472-3820.

Wednesday, October 16

Newton Book Group, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Newton Branch, 22 Coles Point Road, Hague. Book: The Argonauts. Adults, seniors. 472-3820.

Thursday, October 17

Winterize Newton’s Flower Bed, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Newton Branch, 22 Coles Point Road, Hague. Adults. 472-3820.

Getting Started In Genealogy, 4-5 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach. Adults, seniors 472-3820.

Create Greeting Cards, 5-5:30 p.m. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Montross Branch, 56 Polk Street, Montross. Register at librarypoint.org. Adults, seniors. 472-3820.

Saturday, October 19

16th Annual Art & Seafood Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Deltaville Maritime Museum & Holly Point Nature Park, 287 Jackson Creek Road, Deltaville. Music by Ray Pittman and the Revival (noon-3 p.m.). 776-7200.

Artisan Market. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Bay School Community Arts Center, 279 Main Street, Mathews Court House. Free. 725-1278.

Fall Gala, 5-10:30 p.m., Arts on Main, 6580-B Main Street, Gloucester Court House. An evening of food, spirits, music, dancing, art and auction. $75. 824-9464.

Mathews Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Court Green, Mathews Court House.