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.

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.

Thursdays

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.

Fridays

Tavern Woodworker’s Guild, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 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.

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.

Photography Class, 1-2 p.m., Arts on Main, Main Street, Gloucester Court House. Free but reservations required by calling 824-9464.

Friday, April 27

Art Workshop, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sukey Starkey Studio, Ophelia. Instructor: Sukey Starkey. Topic: Glass-on-glass mosaics. Continues April 28. For directions to the studio, materials, fees and registration, visit the RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, call 436-9309, or go to www.ralartcenter.com.

Storytime, 11 a.m.-noon. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach.

Welcome Campfire, 6-7 p.m. Amphitheater, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. 493-8821.

Wine Dinner At The Kilmarnock Inn, 5:30-8 p.m. Kilmarnock Inn, 34 East Church Street, Kilmarnock. Reception and dinner with wine pairings by Ingleside Vineyards. Reservations and pricing, 435-0034.

Virginia Garden Week Tour of West Point, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The tour will feature five homes. Visit www.vagardenweek.org for ticket information.

Steamed Shrimp Dinner, 4-7 p.m., Central United Methodist Church, 121 Church Street, Mathews. Donation of $17. Take-out dinners $16. 725-8673.

Saturday, April 28

The Bay School Community Arts Center 6th annual Art Speaks on the Bay Juried Art Show. The show will feature 69 Virginia artists and will run from April 28 through May 29. It will open with a reception on Saturday, April 28, from 4-6 p.m. in the Art Speaks Gallery at the Bay School, 279 Main Street. Mathews. The public is invited to attend.

West Point Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon, off Route 33 near Chelsea Road at the foot of the Lord Delaware Bridge and the Mattaponi River. 843-3330.

Bird Walk, 9 a.m., Kendale Farm, Essex County on the Rappahannock River. Free. Sponsored by the Northern Neck Audubon Society.

Celebrate Healthy Living Day 10 a.m.-noon, Woodville Park, 3904 Woodville Park Road, Hayes. Sponsored by Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Services Board. Health and food vendors. Free. 642-5402.

Oyster Fair, 9 a.m.-noon, Gwynn’s Island Civic Center, 1996 Old Ferry Rd, Hudgins, Mathews County. Sponsored by the Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association (TOGA). Free. Email vicspain@rocketmail.com for more information.

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

Bird Walk, 9 a.m. Northern Neck Audubon Society, Kendale Farm, 1909 Kendalls Road, Champlain. Loaner binoculars available. www.northernneckaudubon.org.

Crabbing 101, 11 a.m.-noon, Fishing Pier, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster. $2 per participant. 462-5030.

Survival Bracelet, 11 a.m.-noon. Visitor Center, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. $5 per bracelet. 493-8821.

Rides & Recollections, noon-4 p.m. Morattico Waterfront Museum, 6584 Morattico Road, Morattico. Opening day activities include tours of historic village, exhibits, preview of native plant and tidal garden, corn-hole, checkers, refreshements.

Community Sailing Day, noon-5 p.m. Rappahannock River Yacht Club, 100 Rappahannock Road, Irvington. Learn to sail a Cape Dory “Typhoon.” Observers welcome. Register at gbkirk@earthlink.net, or 202-340-4005.

Fossil Hike, 1-2:30 p.m. Visitor Center, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. 493-8821.

Slimy Science, 2-3 p.m. Picnic Area, Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster. 462-5030.

Shark’s Tooth Necklace, 3-4 p.m. Discovery Center, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. $5, tooth included. $3 bring your own tooth. 493-8821.

Spaghetti Dinner, 6-8 p.m. Knights of Columbus, St. Francis de Sales Parish Hall, Church Street, Kilmarnock. Spaghetti with meat sauce, or meatless sauce, salad, bread, dessert, coffee, tea, milk, lemonade. Carry outs available. $12 at the door. Ages 10 and younger eat free. For advance tickets, call 456-2211.

Stock Car Racing, 6 p.m., Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, U.S. Route 17, Jamaica, Middlesex County. 758-1VMS or www.vamotorspeedway.com.

April 28-29

Pirates Invade Yorktown, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown. Free. www.visityorktown.org. 757-890-3300.

Sunday, April 29

Critter Hike, 10 a.m.-noon. Discovery Center, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. 493-8821.

Kirking Of The Tartan, 12:30 p.m. Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems. Traditional Scottish blessing and celebration. Full tartan/Scottish church service. Bagpipes, drums, marching parade with the Kilmarnock District & Pipe Band and the St. Andrew’s Society of Williamsburg. 438-6855.

Weather History, 2:30 p.m. Northumberland County Historical Society, Ball Memorial Library and Museum, 86 Back Street, Heathsville. Speaker: Jim Duncan. Topic: “Weather Forecasting Today: How Clues from the Past Predict the Future of Weather.” Refreshments.

Tuesday, May 1

Exhibit Opens, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Exhibit: All About the Waterman. Continues through May 6. 436-9309.

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.

Friday, May 4

Wednesday, May 2

Women In Colonial Virginia, 1-3 p.m. Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning, Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems. Instructor: Robert Teagle. Continues May 9 and 16.  Advance registration, with tuition payment of $35, required. Register at 333-6707, or sdrotleff@rappahannock.edu.

Gloucester High School (GHS) Fine Arts Show Reception, 4-7 p.m., GHS library. Show continues through May 25. Free.

Thursday, May 3

National Day Of Prayer Observance, noon-12:45 p.m. County Administration Building, 8311 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster. Prayers, music.

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

First Friday at Gloucester Arts on Main, 6 p.m., Arts on Main, Gloucester Court House. Art, music, food. 824-9464.

First Friday Art Reception, 5-7 p.m. Rappahannock Art League Studio Gallery, 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.

Welcome Campfire, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Amphitheater, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. 493-8821.

Visiting Author, 6:30 p.m. Carried Away Cuisine, 10 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Author: Penne Poole. Novel: Mama, Six Girls, and a Cowboy.

Fr. John Boddie Memorial Golf Classic noon, Piankatank River Golf Club, Hartfield. Four-person captain’s choice format. $80 entry fee includes on-course beverages and dinner at Steamboat Restaurant. Proceeds benefit Catholic Church of the Visitation, Topping. 776-0949.

Saturday, May 5

Deltaville Dealer Days, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Deltaville. The public is invited to visit open houses at five dealerships for food, fun, boats, and cash door prizes. The dealerships are Norton Yachts, Annapolis Yacht Sales Deltaville, Chesapeake Yacht Sales, SJ Yachts, and Galahad Marine Sales.

Mathews Rotary Kentucky Derby Day, 5-8 p.m., White Dog Bistro, 68 Church Street, Mathews. $59. Tickets available at Mathews Visitor Center and White Dog Bistro. All proceeds support the charitable activities of the Mathews Rotary Club. 725-4229.

May Faire, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Courthouse Square, Mathews. A family-friendly event sponsored by the Mathews County Historical Museum. 1950s theme. Food trucks, live music all day, three mini-plays by Court House Players, 55 vendors, antique car show. Free. 725-3983.

Tompkins Cottage Museum Tours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Brickbat Road, Mathews. Free.

Boating Safety Class, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Deltaville Maritime Museum, 287 Jackson Creek Road, Deltaville. 776-7200. Register at www.dgif.virginia.gov.

Spring Bazaar & Craft Fair, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 620 Airport Road, Tappahannock. Sponsored by the Tappahannock-Essex Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. Fresh vegetables, bake sale, flea market, books, and other items. Raffle. 443-4768.

Grace Church Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-noon. YMCA/APYC Camp Kekoka, 1083 Boys Camp Road, Kilmarnock. Breakfast, lunch, food items to take home, crystal, silver, house wares, electronics, computers, books, furniture, clothing, art, jewelry, plants and gardening items. Silent and standard auctions.

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.

Irvington Farmers Market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Irvington Commons, 98 King Carter Drive, Irvington. Produce, plants, crafts, breads, cheeses, jewelry, art. 480-0697.

Family Fun Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Callao Volunteer Rescue Squad, 1348 Northumberland Highway, Callao. Door prizes, pet adoptions, mobile library, bounce houses, face painting, giant slide, a photo booth, food, community resources displays and information. Sponsor: Northumberland County Department of Social Services.

Fossil Hike, noon-1:15 p.m. Visitor Center, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. 493-8821.

Shark’s Tooth Necklace, 3-4 p.m. Discovery Center, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. $5, tooth included. $3 bring your own tooth. 493-8821.

Shrimp Feast, 3-7 p.m. food, 5-9 p.m. music and dancing. Colonial Beach VFD, 312 Colonial Avenue, Colonial Beach. Menu: All you can eat steamed shrimp, hand cut fries, hush puppies, cole slaw, corn on the cob. Two adult beverage, soda, tea. Additional adult beverages for sale. Band: Southern Bred. $30. Ages 11 and younger free with paying adult. Purchase tickets at www.cbvfd.net.

Kentucky Derby Party, 3-7 p.m. Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville. Sponsor: Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern Foundation. Race broadcast, food, open bar, music, auctions, mint juleps. $40 per person and $70 per couple. Purchase advance tickets at 580-3377.

Roaring 20’s Grand Affair, 6 p.m. Chesapeake Academy, 107 Steamboat Road, Irvington. Silent auction, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, raffle, live auction, dinner. $100, includes everything except auction purchases. Tickets at 438-5575, or cemry@chesapeakeacademy.org.

Stock Car Racing, 6 p.m., Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway, U.S. Route 17, Jamaica, Middlesex County. 758-1VMS or www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Sunday, May 6

Lancaster County Lions Club Annual Charity Golf Tournament, Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club, 362 Club Drive, Kilmarnock. $70 per player. Registration forms at www.LancasterVAlions.com.

Critter Hike, 10 a.m.-noon. Discovery Center, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. 493-8821.

Rocking At Westmoreland, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Visitor Center, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. Decorate ar ock-paperweight. $2. 493-8821.

Blessing Of The Fleet, 3:30 p.m. boat parade, 4 p.m. ceremony (tentative). Old Morris-Fisher Factory Tall Stack site, Omega Protein, 610 Menhaden Road, Reedville. Sponsors: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church-Fleeton, Omega Protein, Reedville Fishermen’s Museum.

Deltaville Dealer Days, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Deltaville. The public is invited to visit open houses at five dealerships for food, fun, boats, and cash door prizes. The dealerships are Norton Yachts, Annapolis Yacht Sales Deltaville, Chesapeake Yacht Sales, SJ Yachts, and Galahad Marine Sales.

World Famous Breakfast, 8-11 a.m., Mathews American Legion Post 83, 73 Hookemfair Road, Hudgins, $9 donation. 725-9133.

Art at the River Juried Art Show, all day, Historic Yorktown.

Monday, May 7

Viewpoints, 11 a.m. Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury, 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington. Speaker: Carolyn Quinn. Topic: Homeland security. Complimentary luncheon. Reservations, 438-4000.

Northern Neck Audubon Society, 3:15 p.m. Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. Speaker: Matt Overton. Topic: Avian collisions with electrical equipment and what Dominion Energy is doing to decrease these occurrences.

RFM Lecture, 7 p.m. Festival Halle, 177 Main Street, Reedville. Sponsor Reedville Fishermen’s Museum. Speaker: Wendy M. Clarke. Topic: Discussion of her novel, Still Water Bending: Distilling a Lifetime of Writing On the Chesapeake. $5 donation. 453-6529.

May 7-11

Hands-On Workshop: Ghost Structure, Memoria And Kairos, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Menokin, 4037 Menokin Road, Warsaw. Ghost structure to serve as a physical metaphor to foster discussion and regarding slavery as it relates to the Menokin site, the history of America and current events. Structure design based on dwelling that would have been occupied by Menokin’s field slaves. Tickets, $225 to $500. For tickets, visit www.menokin.org, or 333-1776.

Wednesday, May 9

Art Workshop, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Instructor: Brenda Sylvia. Topic: Get Out! Plein Air Painting Workshop Continues through May 11. For materials, fees and registration, visit the center, call 436-9309, or or go to www.ralartcenter.com.

Performing Arts And Lecture Series, 9:30 a.m. Chesapeake Academy, 107 Steamboat Road, Irvington. Topic: The Ugly Duckling with Virginia Repertory Theatre. Ages 3-grade 3. Reservations required, 438-5575.

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

Thursday, May 10

Lancaster By The Bay Chamber Of Commerce Golf Classic, King Carter Golf Club, 480 Old Saint Johns Road, Irvington. $400 per team. Register by May 3. Registration forms are available at the Chamber office, 16-A Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock; www.lancasterva.com, or 435-6092.

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

“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 12

Friday, May 11

Storytime, 11 a.m.-noon. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach.

Second Friday Art Walk, 6-9 p.m. Colonial Beach. 224-7181

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.

Opening Weekend Shrimp & BBQ Dinner and Dance, 5 p.m., Deltaville Maritime Museum, 287 Jackson Creek Road, Deltaville. Buffet, and music by The Taters. 776-7200.

Middlesex Moose Lodge Golf Tournament, noon, Piankatank River Golf Club, Hartfield. Format is four-person captain’s choice. $65 per player. Post-tournament food and beverages served at the lodge in Hartfield. Cell 761-2531 or 824-4229 to register.

West Point’s Food Trucks by the River, 5-8 p.m., foot of Lord Delaware Bridge on Route 33. Spend the evening enjoying beautiful river views in West Point, plus delicious food and beverages from several vendors. Music provided by Bruce Berger. www.facebook.com/Town-of-West-Point.

Deltaville Seafood Festival 9 a.m.-5 p.m., village of Deltaville and at Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park, 287 Jackson Creek Road. Food, local seafood, arts and crafts, live music all day, children’s activities including rock wall, boat rides, boat show, crab races, casting contest, museum exhibits, model trains and more. Little League baseball beginning at 9 a.m. at Deltaville Ballpark. Trolley connects festival-goers to the ballpark, Deltaville Community Association grounds and maritime museum. www.deltavilleseafoodfestival.com.

Opening Day at Deltaville Maritime Museum, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Deltaville Maritime Museum, 287 Jackson Creek Road, Deltaville. 776-7200.

Kokedama Workshop, 10:30 a.m., Brent and Becky’s Bulbs, 7900 Daffodil Lane, Gloucester. Japanese for “Moss Ball,” Kokedama is a centuries-old concept that uses live moss to hold a plant’s roots and soil in a compact, round shape. At this Make & Take DIY Class, “Okie’s Kokies-Plants Without Pots” creator Okie Sidehamer from Newport News will teach how to make Kokedama in just 5 easy steps. Reservations required. 693-3966, ext. 109.

Living Flower Arrangement Container Workshop, 1 p.m., Brent and Becky’s Bulbs, 7900 Daffodil Lane, Gloucester. Reservations required. 693-3966, ext. 109. 

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

Used Boat Auction & Nautical Flea Market, 8 a.m. market, 10 a.m. auction. Kiwanis Club of the Northern Neck, Yankee Point Sailboat Marina, 1303 Oak Hill road, Lancaster.

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

Hands-On Workshop: The Magic Of The Indigo Vat, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Menokin, 4037 Menokin Road, Warsaw. Instructor: Becky Blake. Learn about the indigo dyeing process. Bring a bagged lunch. Bottled water provided. $45, includes five,one-ounce skeins of wool for dyeing. Register at www.menokin.org, or 333-1776.

Strawberry Festival, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Kinsale Museum, 447 Kinsale Road, Kinsale. Vendors, strawberries, food, music, pony rides. 472-2013.

Northern Neck Spring Wine & Oyster Fair, noon-4 p.m. Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Good Luck Road, Kilmarnock. Tidewater Oyster Gardeners Association, demonstrations, presentations, vendors, raffle.

Fossil Hike, noon-1:15 p.m. Visitor Center, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. 493-8821.

Kayaking On The Potomac, 1-5 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. May 10. 493-1972.

Shark’s Tooth Necklace, 3-4 p.m. Discovery Center, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. $5, tooth included. $3 bring your own tooth. 493-8821.

Casino Night At The Rivah, 5:30-10 p.m. Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck, 517 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. $50 per person. food, games, dancing, silent auction. Register at www.bgcnn.com, or 435-9696.

“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.

Sunday, May 13

Mother’s Day

Rocking At Westmoreland, 10 a.m.-11 a.m.. Visitor Center, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. Decorate a rock-paperweight. $2. 493-8821.

“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.

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.

Monday, May 14

25th Annual Jacob’s Ladder Classic Golf Tournament 12 noon, Tides Inn Golden Eagle course, Irvington. Four-person preferred drive format. $150 per player. Putting and chipping contests prior to tournament. Lunch and dinner included. Register at www.gladder.org. 758-0712.

uesday, May 15

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

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

Wednesday, May 16

Art Workshop, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. RAL Art Center, 19 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Instructor: Pat Dews. Topic: Abstract Workshop. Continues through May 19. For materials, fees and registration, visit the center, call 436-9309, or or go to www.ralartcenter.com.

Performing Arts And Lecture Series, 9:30 a.m. Chesapeake Academy, 107 Steamboat Road, Irvington. Topic: Flumpa, in A Space Odyssey-An Earth Science Adventure! with Wendy Whitten. Ages 3-grade 5. Reservations required, 438-5575.

Thursday, May 17

Fossil Hike, 3-4:15 p.m. Visitor Center, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. 493-8821.

Speaker Series: The Slave House Database, 4-6 p.m. Menokin, 4037 Menokin Road, Warsaw. Speaker: Jobe Hill. $10. Purchase tickets at www.menokin.org, or 333-1776.

Ribbons of Hope Golf Tournament, noon, Piankatank River Golf Club, Hartfield. Auction, dinner and dance. Lunch and dinner. Proceeds benefit cancer research. Sponsored by Piankatank River Ladies Golf Association.

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

Friday, May 18

Storytime, 11 a.m.-noon. Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Cooper Branch, 20 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach.

Welcome Campfire, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Amphitheater, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. 493-8821.

60th Annual Meeting, Foundation For Historic Christchurch, 4 p.m. Historic Christ Church & Museum, 420 Christ Church Road, Weems. Speaker: Kathy Spangler, Executive Director of American Evolution 2019. Catered reception. $25 in advance. Paid reservations by May 11. www.christchurch1735.ticketleap.com. 438-6855.

“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.

May 18-19

Just Gardens, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tour to benefit The Haven Shelter and Services. Five gardens in Kinsale and Hague. $20 in advance, or $25 on tour days. Purchase tickets at 333-1099, or www.havenshelter.org/justgardens.

May 18-20

Kekoka Yoga Retreat, YMCA/APYC Camp Kekoka, 1083 Boys Camp Road, Kilmarnock. $195, includes lodging, farm-to-table meals, yoga, meditation, lectures, music, water activities. Reservations required, 435-3616, www.ymcacampkekoka.org

Saturday, May 19

Armed Forces Day

Tour de Chesapeake, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mathews. Hundreds of cyclists will tour the roadways of Mathews County. Race headquarters is Thomas Hunter Middle School, 387 Church Street Mathews. Music and food. $35. www.tourdechesapeake.org. 725-9685.

Seafood Feast & Party at the Wharf, 5-9 p.m., Williams Wharf, 1039 Williams Wharf Road, Mathews. Food, adult beverages, live music, dancing. Free admission. 725-9685.

Life Close to Nature Workshop, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., CA&J Farms, 5620 East River Road, Mathews. Focus on natural health ideas. CA&J Farm is an off-grid capable solar, medicinal herb farm established in 1997. $20. 815-2839.

Urbanna Cup 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Urbanna Town Marina, Urbanna Creek. Cocktail Class boat races in several divisions. Bring lawn chairs. Concert by JNM band to follow at 6:30 p.m. All events are free. www.Urbanna.com. 758-2613.

Andrew Reavis Memorial Croaker Tournament 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Rappahannock River and its creeks. Sponsored by the Tappahannock Rotary Club. Headquarters is Garrett’s Marina. Several weigh stations. Cash prizes. Visit www.bigcroaker.com for details and tournament application.

Preakness Party, 3-7 p.m., Historic Ben Lomond, Dunnsville, Essex County. Sponsor: Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation. Gala, auctions, food and beverages, race broadcast. $100 per person. By reservation, 333-6707.

Yard Sale, 8 a.m. Harbor View RV & Camping Resort, 15 Harbor View Circle, Colonial Beach. 224-8164.

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.

Traditional 18th Century Trades Fair, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford. Demonstrations: Blacksmithing, the art of the wheelwrights, tailoring, harness making, rural carpentry, basket weaving, candle making. Kids activities, crafts. $15 adults, free ages 12 and younger. 493-1972.

Spring On The Plantation, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. George Washington Birthplace National Monument, 1732 Popes Creek Road, Colonial Beach. Demonstrations: Sheep shearing, tobacco planting, blacksmithing, open hearth cooking. 224-1732, ext 235.

National Kids To Park Day, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Belle Isle State Park, 1632 Belle Isle Road, Lancaster. Organized activities:11 a.m. Trick Your Stick, personalize a walking stick, $2; 1 p.m., Seine n’ Splash, use a seine net in the river; 2 p.m., Family Game Hour, Throwback Edition; 5:30 p.m., Slimy Science; 6 p.m. Fun and Games at Music by the River.$4 parking. 462-5030.

National Kids To Park Day, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. Activities include shark’s tooth necklace, survival bracelet, ice cream making, campfire, roasting marshmallows, making s’mores. 493-8821.

Fossil Hike, noon-1:15 p.m. Visitor Center, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. 493-8821.

Shark’s Tooth Necklace, 3-4 p.m. Discovery Center, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. $5, tooth included. $3 bring your own tooth. 493-8821.

Hometown Heroes Preview Party & Concert, 3-5 p.m. Town Centre Park, 201 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Preview party to launch the annual Hometown Heroes banner display. Concert to feature America’s Sweethearts, a vintage music group, singing and swinging through decades of military music. Bring a blanket or chair.

Dinner In The Vines/Farm To Table Dinner, 5-8 p.m. Ingleside Vineyards, 5872 Leedstown Road, Oak Grove. Chef: Rock Denson. Five courses paired with Ingleside wines. Estate Club, $135 per person, or $250 per couple. Others, $150 per person, or $270 per couple. By reservation only, call by May 5, 224-8687.

“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.

May 19-20

38th Annual Urbanna Small Boat Meet, all day, Freeport, Gloucester County. Join others in racing and riding small boats in the Piankatank River. Overnight camping, cookout. 758-2721.

Sunday, May 20

Children’s Art Show Reception, 2-4 p.m., Tappahannock Art Gallery, Prince Street, Tappahannock.

Wine Tour de France, 4-6 p.m., Le Yuca Restaurant, 1430 High Street, Williamsburg. Proceeds benefit Avalon Center in Gloucester. 757-220-3616.

Critter Hike, 10 a.m.-noon. Discovery Center, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. 493-8821.

Rocking At Westmoreland, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Visitor Center, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. Decorate a rock-paperweight. $2. 493-8821

Go Wild! 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Rappahannock River Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Hutchinson Tract, 19180 Tidewater Trail, Tappahannock. Pontoon boat, wildlife habitat, art/photography, native plant and history tours; archery, target shooting, face painting, birdhouse building, bird hunts, a native plant sale, a life-sized eagle’s nest and exhibitors, including Friends of Belle Isle State Park; silent auction; and free hot dogs, cake, cookies, lemonade and water.

“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.

11th Annual Mud Mayhem, noon, Bill Sawyer’s Virginia Motor Speedway Mud Bog, U.S. Route 17, Jamaica, Middlesex County. 758-1VMS or www.vamotorspeedway.com.

Monday, May 21

Book Group, 2-3 p.m. Lancaster Community Library, 16 Town Centre Drive, Kilmarnock. Book: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, by J.D. Vance. 435-1729.

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.

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

7th Virginia Encampment, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Historic Court Circle, Gloucester Court House. Free hands-on experiences of Revolutionary War activities presented by re-enactors. 693-2355.

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.

Fossil Hike, noon-1:15 p.m. Visitor Center, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. 493-8821.

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

“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.

Sunday, May 27

Critter Hike, 10 a.m.-noon. Discovery Center, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. 493-8821.

Rocking At Westmoreland, 10 a.m.-11 a.m.. Visitor Center, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. Decorate a rock-paperweight. $2. 493-8821.

“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.

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.

Monday, May 28

Memorial Day

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. Sponsors: Northern Neck Chapter, Military Officers Association of America; American Legion Post 117, Reedville; Boy Scout Troop 242, Kilmarnock; Foundation for Historic Christ Church, Inc.; Grace Episcopal Church, Kilmarnock. 438-6855.

Survival Bracelet, noon-1 p.m. Visitor Center, Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross. $5 per bracelet. 493-8821.