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April 2018 Calendar in PDF


 

Mar
4
Sun
UUFF Art Gallery @ Art Opening and Reception for "All About Color" featuring Carol Iglesias
Mar 4 @ 11:45 am – Apr 29 @ 12:00 am
UUFF Art Gallery @ Art Opening and Reception for "All About Color" featuring Carol Iglesias   | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Carol Iglesias article.pdf for FP.pdf

Thank you

Apr
3
Tue
“INSIDE MY MIND,” new works by Tammy Hedge. @ Art First Gallery
Apr 3 – Apr 29 all-day
"INSIDE MY MIND," new works by Tammy Hedge. @ Art First Gallery | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Come explore the complex mind of Tammy Hedge, the woman behind the Monster Mashup Project. From the absurd and silly to the dark corners of struggle, she presents her show, “Inside My Mind”, to amuse and make you think. Join her at Art First Gallery for the opening of “Inside My Mind”, where there will be a reception with the artist on April 6, 2018 from 6 to 9 pm.

Apr
5
Thu
Lost Stories, Found Images: Portraits of Jews in Wartime Amsterdam by Annemie Wolff @ Ridderhof Martin Gallery
Apr 5 – Jun 28 all-day
Lost Stories, Found Images: Portraits of Jews in Wartime Amsterdam by Annemie Wolff @ Ridderhof Martin Gallery | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

This powerful exhibition moves beyond the art world. Here, we find opportunity to examine the work of German-born Dutch photographer, Annemie Wolff, who was working at a pivotal moment in history. This exhibition features never-before-seen portraits of Jewish people living in South Amsterdam between January and October of 1943, three years into the five-year German occupation of the Netherlands.

Amazingly, these photographs were not discovered until 2008, fourteen years after Annemie Wolff’s death. Dutch photo historian Simon Kool discovered 100 rolls of film in the attic of Wolff’s heir. On these rolls of film were portraits of 434 individuals. Once discovered, the search began to locate those pictured or find family members of those pictured. To date, over half of the people photographed have been identified through research and interviews.

This dynamic exhibition includes 26 photographs, as well as didactic materials that allow us to examine Wolff’s work through not only the lens of the history of photography but also the lenses of history, religion, sociology and cultural and personal experiences.

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 5th, 5-7pm
Exhibition on view: April 5th- June 28th

The Ridderhof Martin Gallery is free and open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. The UMW Galleries are closed on University holidays and breaks.

Image: Photo of Judith Trijtel, 1943 by Annemie Wolff © Monica Kaltenschnee, The Netherlands

Apr
14
Sat
Rock of Ages: The Musical @ Workhouse Arts Center Building W-3 Theater
Apr 14 – May 20 all-day
Rock of Ages: The Musical @ Workhouse Arts Center Building W-3 Theater | Lorton | Virginia | United States

Hot on the heels of the Workhouse Arts Center’s sell-out production of Avenue Q comes ROCK OF AGES: THE MUSICAL! Created by Chris D’Arienzo, Rock of Ages features the music of Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, and many more favorite 80s bands.

This Tony-Award winning musical takes you back to the 1980s era of “big”: big bands, big egos, big guitar solos, and big hair! Aqua Net, Lycra, and liquor flow freely on the legendary Sunset Strip rock music scene. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star Drew longs to become the next big thing in music, and longs for fresh-off-the-bus newcomer Sherrie, a Kansas kid with stars in her eyes. This musical comedy lovingly nudges the fashion of the 1980s and features some of the best rock hits from the time with music from Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and many more.

Workhouse Arts Center
Building W-3 Theater
9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079
703-584-2900
April 14 – May 20, 2018

Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Tickets: $20-$35
https://reservations.workhousearts.org/Info.aspx?EventID=9
*Ticket prices may increase, based on demand. Limited seating, advanced purchase or reservations recommended. Reserved tickets may be collected at Will Call beginning 30 minutes prior to event, doors open for seating 30 minutes prior.

Is Rock of Ages Good for Kids?
Due to adult humor and situations, some moments in this production would not be suitable for younger audiences. High schoolers may enjoy the music and humor, but we advise parental discretion.

Rock of Ages is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French licensing of New York.

Apr
23
Mon
St. James’ House Spring Opening @ St. James' House
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm
St. James' House Spring Opening @ St. James' House | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

St. James’ House at 1300 Charles St. in Fredericksburg, Va., is open to the public for tours only two weeks a year; a week in the spring and a week in the fall. Tour the St. James’ House during its spring opening to see its beautiful collection of antiques and decorative arts. Be sure to stroll the handsome gardens after your tour. Admission is $5 per person.

Apr
26
Thu
Book signing with Emmett Snead @ Sunken Well Tavern
Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Book signing with Emmett Snead @ Sunken Well Tavern | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Emmett Snead will be signing and selling copies of his book, Yankees in the Cornfield, at this free event. Free grass-fed, hormone-free Snead’s Farm beef sliders while supplies last.

Apr
28
Sat
Spotsylvania Farmers Market @ Spotsylvania Farmers Market
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Spotsylvania Farmers Market @ Spotsylvania Farmers Market | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

The Spotsylvania Farmers Market is open for the 2018 Season! It’s a great place for you to bring family and friends, meet your local producers and growers, and pick up some of the healthiest, freshest ingredients the area has to offer. The Market is open every Saturday, rain or shine, from 8:00am – 1:00pm. Cash, credit cards and SNAP/EBT are accepted. See you there!

SPOTSY SPRING FLING CRAFT & VENDOR POP-UP @ RETAIL STOREFRONT IN SOUTHPOINT
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm

Get excited to attend an amazing craft and vendor show in Spotsylvania. Enjoy browsing a variety of unique items like handmade jewelry, crafts, soaps, wall art, acrylic pour paintings and more! Vendors include: Clever Containers, Damsel in Defense, Just Quill It, LuLaRoe, Rayr Findz Handmade Jewelry to name a few. Bring the family and enjoy shopping! The show will take place on Saturday, April 28th & Sunday, April 29th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Admission is free, and there’s plenty of parking.

We will be collecting donations of hygiene products for Treasure House. Treasure House is a program offered by Spotsylvania County Schools that supports students and families who are homeless or on the verge of homelessness by offering supplies to assist them with daily living. Each attendee who donates an item will receive a free raffle ticket to win some fun prizes!

FLOWER MOON FESTIVAL AT HIGHMARK BREWERY @ HIGHMARK BREWERY
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
FLOWER MOON FESTIVAL AT HIGHMARK BREWERY @ HIGHMARK BREWERY | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Traditionally Flower Moon signified warmer sun and longer days that brought forth the flowers that bloom during early spring.. meaning the trial of the cold weather and winter days were over.

Come welcome in the Flower Moon with us, with live music and giving thanks with friends and family all day long.

Saturday April 28th
Reckless Brigade Bluegrass Band – Trucker Troy and the Convoy – The Brokedown Boys.
Food:
JUAN MORE TACO
ZESTY ADVENTURER
THE EAT SHOP POPCORN TRUCK

Afternoon Tea Honor Israel @ Central Rappahannock Regional Library Fredericksburg Branch
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Afternoon Tea Honor Israel @ Central Rappahannock Regional Library Fredericksburg Branch | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Planting trees in Israel is a beautiful way to show you care. In fact, the Jewish National Fund has planted trees in Israel for over a century. It connects us to the land, it celebrates our joys and it literally plants a stake of hope and optimism in the future of Israel.

Better than a card.

Lasts longer than flowers.

Creates a living legacy.

Plant trees now.

For more information about planting a tree in Israel visit Jewish National Fund Tree Center at http://www.jnf.org/jnf-tree-planting-center/

Apr
29
Sun
The Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show @ American Legion Post 238
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show @ American Legion Post 238 | Hughesville | Maryland | United States

The Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show
Sunday April 29, 2018
Doors open at Noon, show starts at 2:00 pm
American Legion Post 238, MD Rt. 381 & 231, Hughesville, MD
Tickets: $20.00 per person
Food available for sale for separate price
For more info, call 301-737-3004 or http://www.americanlegionbluegrass.com

May
1
Tue
Picnic In The Park @ Hurkamp Park
May 1 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Picnic In The Park @ Hurkamp Park | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Free, lunchtime concert in Hurkamp Park with music by Will Gravatt and James Byram.

There will also be children’s activities.

Bring a picnic lunch or buy one in the park from our onsite food vendors. Enjoy the sunshine with your children, friends and co-workers!

Brought to you by B101.5, COX Communications and Fredericksburg Parent and Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events.
For more information, please call 540-372-1086 or visit www.FredParksRec.com

 

May
2
Wed
Agora Downtown turns 3! @ Agora Downtown
May 2 @ 6:30 am – 8:00 pm

On Wednesday, May 2nd, Agora Downtown Coffee Shop will be celebrating 3 years Come celebrate with us and get a special coupon for 20% off your entire order for later use, given to anyone who makes a purchase on May 2nd. (limited amount available, first-come first-served!) Coupons cannot be used on liquor drinks.
All customers on May 2nd will also have the opportunity to enter into a drawing to win a Downtown Fredericksburg Pyrography art piece by MJ Stone – one of the owners!

May
3
Thu
Washington Heritage Museums’ Speaker Series @ Central Rappahannock Regional Library - Fredericksburg
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Washington Heritage Museums' Speaker Series @ Central Rappahannock Regional Library - Fredericksburg | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Please join us as we continue our spring Speaker Series! The series is offered without charge to WHM members and the public alike.

This month’s speaker will be Amanda Isaac, Associate Curator at Mt. Vernon. Ms. Isaac’s lecture is entitled, “Hidden Treasures: The Rediscovery of Original Washington Family Prints at the Mary Washington House.”

The lecture will be held at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library (Fredericksburg) at 10am on Thursday, May 3rd, in the Theater Room. We hope to see you there – and please bring a friend!

WHM’s 2018 Speaker Series is generously sponsored by Lewis Insurance Associates.

May
4
Fri
The Fredericksburg Area Museum and Hedgerow Art Announce the Return of Monster Mashup @ Fredericksburg Area Museum
May 4 – Jun 4 all-day

Thirty-four artists have transformed thirty-six works of art by kindergarten and middle school students into their own pieces of art. In the fall, thirty-four kindergarteners and two middle school students dreamt-up and created images of monsters. These imaginative creatures were handed-over to local artists who took the aesthetics and characteristics of the student’s monsters and reimagined them into their own work of art.
The completed works of art by both students and artists will be on exhibit at the FAM from May 4th – June 4th, 2018. For more information on this exhibition, please visit www.FAMVA.org or contact Rachel Carder at rcarder@famcc.org.

First Friday: Meet the Artists @ Community Bank of the Chesapeake
May 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
First Friday: Meet the Artists @ Community Bank of the Chesapeake | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Kick off First Friday and stop by our Downtown branch to welcome local artists from Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts, at this meet and greet event.

Mother & Son Dance @ Dorothy Hart Community Center
May 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Pre-registration: $12 per couple ($6 ea. additional son)

Tickets at the Door: $15 per couple ($8 each additional son)

Join us for our annual Mother & Son Dance as a fun way to appreciate the most special women in our lives. Boys 4-12 years old are invited to take their moms, grandmas, aunts, sisters or beloved friends on a special Mother’s Day date! We will have professional photographer A.G. Green taking optional portraits for those of you who would like a memento of this special night. Attire is everything from dress casual to fancy. Be ready for a fun evening out together! Sorry no dads allowed. Pre-registration is required.

For information, call 540-372-1086 or visit www.FredParksRec.com

May
5
Sat
11th Annual Walk for Mental Wellness @ at Maury Park
May 5 all-day

9 a.m. registration/check-in, 10 a.m. Walk begins with 1 or 3 mile routes; prizes, food, silent auction.

11th Annual Walk for Mental Wellness @ Maury Park
May 5 @ 9:00 am
11th Annual Walk for Mental Wellness @ Maury Park | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Mental Health America of Fredericksburg is hosting its 11th Annual Walk for Mental Wellness at Maury Park, Fredericksburg on May 5! Join in with other members of your community in promoting mental wellness.

Activities include a warm-up session, one and three mile walk routes through downtown Fredericksburg, live music, activities for kids, silent auction, raffle, food and refreshments for registered walkers, and awards for walkers and teams.

2018 Art in the Park at the Fredericksburg Farmers Market @ Hurkamp Park
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Local artists and craftspeople share their handmade goods in the park in conjunction with the Farmers Market. Art in the Park is held the first and third Saturdays at the Farmers Market from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Hurkamp Park, 500 William Street, Fredericksburg

Free admission, be sure to stop by on your way through the farmers market!

Mother and Daughter Tea @ Mary Washington House
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mother and Daughter Tea @ Mary Washington House | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Join us as we pay homage to Mary, the mother of George Washington, and our own mothers as we enjoy delicious treats and tea in the beautiful gardens of the Mary Washington House. $30 for guests and seating is limited. Reservations required. Call now to reserve a seat! 540.371.1494

Spring Concert on the Lawn! @ Rising Sun Tavern
May 5 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Spring Concert on the Lawn! @ Rising Sun Tavern | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Enjoy a live spring concert by Colonial Faire in honor of Mr. Washington’s birthday! Cake will be served. $15 admission includes a tour of the Tavern, birthday cake, and enjoyment of the garden concert at your leisure.

Fredericksburg Area Museum’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration in Market Square @ Fredericksburg Area Museum’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration in Market Square
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the Fredericksburg Area Museum’s (FAM) Board of Directors and staff in Market Square from 6 – 9 PM on May 5th for an evening of live music, dancing, and food. Strictly Ballroom Dancing will be hosting salsa dancing lessons beginning at 4:30 PM in Council Chamber leading up to the celebration in Market Square beginning at 6 PM featuring live music from Rafael Ortiz El Tumbao Urbano. Food will be available for purchase in the square throughout the evening along with tequila tastings and margaritas.

Admission is free for FAM members and anyone who takes the salsa lessons in Council Chamber ($5/lesson) and $5/for the public. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

Dance lessons are ‘drop-in’ and will be $5/session.

Beginner Salsa at 4:30pm – Salsa 101! Learn from scratch how to lead, follow and count the basics. Everyone can learn! No experience or partner required. Wear shoes that have a flat, or hard leather sole.

Intermediate Salsa at 5pm – Salsa, Part 2!! Dancing and learning patterns with a partner. If the first class went well and you are ready for more, this is an easy continuation of the Beginner Class!

Advanced Salsa at 5:30pm – Challenge Class!!! Are you ready for a challenge? This class will be tailored to challenge the abilities of the attendees with some extra flair, and serious fun! Attending the Intermediate (or Salsa, Part 2) Class is recommended.

This event is rain or shine. FREE for members and those who participate in the dance lessons, $5/general public.
To RSVP for a class please contact Melanie Johnson at 540-371-3037 x 13 or mjohnson@famcc.org

INFORMATION: Friday, May 5 from 6 – 9 PM in Historic Market Square. This event is rain or shine. Tickets are $5/non-members and free/FAM members.

For more information on this event, or for additional information, please contact Melanie Johnson at mjohnson@famcc.org, or visit us at www.famva.org.

Laurie Rose Griffith & Peter Mealy, live at Agora! @ Agora Downtown Coffee Shop
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come join us on Saturday, May 5th from 6-8pm in our outdoor seating area listening to the talented folk musicians Laurie Rose Griffith & Peter Mealy live at Agora! Laurie and Pete have been playing together since 1994 and have performed hundreds of shows. For more information, contact Agora Downtown, 520 Caroline Street in downtown Fredericksburg, at (540) 369-8180 or agoradowntown@gmail.com. Please check our website event page for rain date.

May
8
Tue
Picnic In The Park @ Hurkamp Park
May 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Picnic In The Park @ Hurkamp Park | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Free, lunchtime concert in Hurkamp Park with music by Kyle Davis.

There will also be children’s activities.

Bring a picnic lunch or buy one in the park from our onsite food vendors. Enjoy the sunshine with your children, friends and co-workers!

Brought to you by B101.5, COX Communications and Fredericksburg Parent and Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events.
For more information, please call 540-372-1086 or visit www.FredParksRec.com

 

May
9
Wed
Rappahannock Goodwill Job Fair @ Rappahannock Goodwill
May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Rappahannock Goodwill is hosting our 2nd Job Fair of 2018. We will have several positions open for Custodial/Janitorial, Cashiers, Donation Attendants, and a few Management positions.

Come check out our jobs and learn more about our Job Help Center.

May
12
Sat
Annual Yard Sale/Fundraiser @ Heritage House of Virginia
May 12 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Heritage House of Virginia: A Residential and Day Services Provider for adult individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities. Fundraiser for the individual’s vacation to Virginia Beach. Each year Heritage House sponsors a vacation for all the residents despite their ability to pay; providing hotel accommodations, meals, activities and fun in the sun. Some individuals have never been on vacation, stayed in a hotel nor have they ever seen the beach. This is a favorite activity for the individuals that have vacationed with us before and the excitement grows as the summer approaches.

Please join us to help raise funds for sponsorship.

Annual Spring Pig Roast and Craft Show at Aquia Episcopal Church @ Aquia Episcopal Church
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Annual Spring Pig Roast and Craft Show at Aquia Episcopal Church @ Aquia Episcopal Church | Stafford | Virginia | United States

Annual Spring Pig Roast and Craft Show featuring local crafters & artisans. Meal includes pulled pork sandwich, 2 sides, dessert & drink for $10. Free admission 9A-3P at Aquia Episcopal Church

Virginia Renaissance Faire @ On the grounds of the Lake Anna winery
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Virginia Renaissance Faire @ On the grounds of the Lake Anna winery | Spotsylvania Courthouse | Virginia | United States

Discover the magic in the age of chivalry and romance as the Renaissance comes to life once again in Virginia.
Escape from your daily routine and stop back in time by visiting a charming English country village. Join nobles and fools, merchants and peasants, minstrels and dancers.
Delightful entertainment on multiple stages and throughout the streets is sure to keep you captivated. Jugglers, magicians, comedians, music and more fill the stages. Thrill as knights on horseback thunder toward each other, lances drawn. Learn the art of jousting from Her Majesty’s knights, from putting on armor to training exercises to actual combat. See how archery played a central part in Renaissance life, from food to sport to military defense.
Open Saturdays and Sundays from May 12th and 13th through June 9th and 10th

Hollywood Rescue Squad Bluegrass Festival @ St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hollywood Rescue Squad Bluegrass Festival @ St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds | Leonardtown | Maryland | United States

Hollywood Rescue Squad Bluegrass Festival
Saturday May 12, 2018
Noon to 8 pm, gates open at 11 am
St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds
42455 Fairgrounds Road
Leonardtown, MD
Featuring: Audie Blaylock & Redline, Patuxent Partners, Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition, Recycled Bluegrass, 15 Strings, Bubby Abell & Spoon Creek, and California Ramblers
Tickets: $20.00 in advance, $25.00 at the gate https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3192723
Rain or Shine, BYOB, Food and Drink available for purchase, 50/50 Raffles
Presented by Jay Armsworthy, Sponsored by Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad
For more info: call 301-737-3004 or http://www.hvrs.org/content/bluegrass

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