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Jan
7
Sun
The Art of Memory @ Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg VA
Jan 7 @ 11:45 am – Feb 25 @ 11:45 am

“The Art Of Memory” an exhibit of the paintings by Mark Prieto, January 7 through February 25.Opening reception January 7, 11:45 to 2 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg, 25 Chalice Circle. Mark is a self taught folk artist painting memories of his lifetime in rural Virginia.Diagnosed in 2010 with dementia, he paints every day in an effort to ward off memory loss. He also will present “Storytelling Talk” on January 21, 11:45 to 1 pm.Events are free and open to the public.

Jan
17
Wed
Stratford Hall Specialty Tours @ Stratford Hall
Jan 17 @ 1:00 pm – Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm
Stratford Hall Specialty Tours @ Stratford Hall | Stratford | Virginia | United States

This winter Stratford Hall will be offering weekly tours with our museum professionals every Wednesday!
Go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the duPont Library where you’ll see our Library collections and a few special items that are not on display to the general public. Enjoy Great House tours focused on either collections or preservation. Take a tour of our gardens and grounds and hear about the history and future of Stratford’s gardens. See the below schedule for tour information.
Tours begin at 1:00 p.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. Space is limited; plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour to secure your spot.

There is no extra cost for these tours, just our regular admissions price: Adults (12 and up) $8.00 and Children (11 and under) free.

Wednesday, January 17 – Behind the scenes look at the duPont Library with Director of Research & Library Collections Judy Hynson.

Wednesday, January 24 – A tour of the Great House with Curator Gretchen Goodell-Pendleton.

Wednesday, January 31 – A tour of the Great House with Director of Preservation Phil Mark.

Wednesday, February 7 – Behind the scenes look at the duPont Library with Director of Research & Library Collections Judy Hynson.

Wednesday, February 14 – A tour of the Great House with Curator Gretchen Goodell-Pendleton.

Wednesday, February 21 – A tour of the Great House with Director of Preservation Phil Mark.

Wednesday, February 28. – A tour of the gardens and grounds with Director of Landscape Matt Peterschmidt.

Jan
19
Fri
Fredericksburg Boat Show @ Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center
Jan 19 @ 1:01 pm – Jan 21 @ 4:01 pm
Fredericksburg Boat Show @ Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center  | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Whether it’s fishing, sailing, cruising, riding personal watercraft, wake surfing or tubing — the Fredericksburg Boat Show has it all and creates a unique shopping experience with hundreds of boats under one roof to board, browse and buy. However, most people don’t know about the special pricing, incentives and perks these events offer.  Dealers will be offering Deals you cannot find at their showroom because of Manufacturer incentives.

Jan
21
Sun
Ladyfingers @ Private Home of Bill and Ann Doumas
Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ladyfingers @ Private Home of Bill and Ann Doumas | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

This house concert will feature lovely local ladies who will tickle the ivories in a piano concert in an up-close and personal venue. You will sit within feet of the musicians and are able to interact with them afterward in a reception. Tickets are $20 and benefit ArtsLIVE!’s special programs. For tickets visit our website at http://artsliveva.org/event/ladyfingers, or call our office at 540-374-5040.

Jan
26
Fri
Reading Lee with Dr. Peter Carmichael: The Fate of a Confederate Deserter After Gettysburg @ Central Rappahannock Regional Library
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Reading Lee with Dr. Peter Carmichael: The Fate of a Confederate Deserter After Gettysburg @ Central Rappahannock Regional Library | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

On August 20, 1863, thirteen veteran soldiers from the 3rd North Carolina decided that they’d had enough of war. That evening, in the blackness of night, they picked up their rifles, slung on their cartridge belts, and escaped into the woods. From that point on there was no turning back.

Please join us at Central Rappahannock Regional Library in Fredericksburg for our “Reading Lee Series” and learn why these soldiers deserted and what happened to them during their journey. Free to the public! Our guest speaker, Professor Peter Carmichael, will focus on the words of John Futch, one of the thirteen deserters. Though he was illiterate, Futch left a remarkable set of letters that he dictated to his comrades. Futch’s powerful story puts us in the shoes of a deserter, enabling us to see his world after the devastating defeat in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Carmichael, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the American Civil War, is the Robert C. Fluhrer Professor of Civil War Studies and the director of the Civil War Institute, Gettysburg College. Signed copies of Dr. Carmichael’s books will be available for purchase.

The “Reading Lee Series” is funded through the generosity of the Lee – Jackson Educational Foundation. It is presented annually free to the public by Stratford Hall, which presents the finest Civil War era authors.

Beers, Burlesque, and Variety Show Fredericksburg! @ Strangeways Brewing Fredericksburg
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Beers, Burlesque, and Variety Show Fredericksburg! @ Strangeways Brewing Fredericksburg | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Burlesque Right Meow has teamed up with Strangeways Brewing in Fredericksburg to bring you a fabulous array of burlesque and variety! Prepare to be teased, pleased, amazed and entertained! Join us for an evening of burlesque, comedy, and circus arts while enjoying unique and delicious beverages crafted by Strangeways.

Fredericksburg Show Featuring:
Rayna DeMae Gogh
Bonnie Marie
Lottie Ellington Jesse Jarvis
Murphy Lawless
Sally Stardust
Scarlet Starlet
Ego Von Hubris

Burlesque starts at 9pm, seating begins at 8pm
We packed the house last month, so you should purchase tickets in advance for seating.

Fredericksburg Burlesque Show Tickets
$10 VIP seats closest to stage with the best views, $5 in advance for all other guaranteed seating
$5 general admission at the door provided space is available.
This show is for audiences 21+

BUY TICKETS HERE: http://brmjanfxbg.bpt.me/

Jan
27
Sat
Spiritual Cinema Selma @ Unity of Fredericksburg
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm
Spiritual Cinema Selma @ Unity of Fredericksburg | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Join us for Selma~ The unforgettable true story chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous cam-paign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement.
128 minutes, Rated PG-13, Director Ava DuVernay

Feb
1
Thu
February at FOODE to benefit the Doctor YUM Project @ FOODE
Feb 1 – Feb 28 all-day
February at FOODE to benefit the Doctor YUM Project @ FOODE | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Please support the Doctor YUM Project at FOODE during the month of February. A portion of all meals will benefit the Doctor Yum Project.

Feb
2
Fri
Celebrating a Fredericksburg Love Story: Renwick Bell Ornament Release @ PONSHOP Studio and Gallery
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Celebrating a Fredericksburg Love Story: Renwick Bell Ornament Release @ PONSHOP Studio and Gallery | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Join PONSHOP as they unveil the second of their “Fredericksburg Bell Series” Ornaments designed by Print Jazz aka Pete Morelewicz. The Historic Renwick Bell is celebrated on a 3″ diameter porcelain ornament with a custom commemorative illustration.

Music As Muse @ Art First Gallery
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Music As Muse @ Art First Gallery | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

To enliven this February, many of the 26 artists of Art First Gallery will be showing work with a music-related theme. From abstracts to assemblage, the media and techniques used should prove to be as varied as their interpretations and influences. The month long show kick offs with an open reception on First Friday.

Father and Daughter Dance @ Dorothy Hart Community Center
Feb 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Attention Dads!! Join us for our Annual Valentine’s Dance for fathers, stepdads, grandpas, and uncles to treat their little sweethearts to an evening of dress-up, fun and dancing. It’s a magical evening for dads and daughters alike. Girls must be between 4 -12 yrs old. We will have professional photographer A.G. Green taking optional portraits for those of you who would like a memento of this special night. Light refreshments will be served. Attire is everything from dress casual to fancy. Sorry no moms allowed.

Pre-registration: $12 per couple ($6 ea. add’l daughter)

Tickets at the Door: $15 per couple ($8 each add’l daughter)

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

Feb
4
Sun
Super Bowl Sunday Party @ Grapevine Cafe
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Come Join us for Superbowl Sunday, Playing Live on the Big Screen TVS! Happy Hour and Drink and Food Specials All Night Long

Feb
9
Fri
Sweet Heart Swing Dance @ Central Station Banquets
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sweet Heart Swing Dance @ Central Station Banquets  | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Come Learn how to Swing Dance with your Sweetie or Yourself!
Hosted by Central Station and Dance FXBG

$7.00 Cover for Individuals
$10.00 Cover for Couples

Feb
10
Sat
Geo Series: Are Birds Dinosaurs? @ Stratford Hall
Feb 10 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Geo Series: Are Birds Dinosaurs? @ Stratford Hall | Stratford | Virginia | United States

Dr. Dolby, a nationally recognized ornithologist demystifies the evidence supporting avian evolution and pre-avian dinosaurs. He poses an interesting question and offers some background:

Tyrannosaurus rex at my bird feeder? It may be hard to fathom that the chickadee at your feeder is close kin to the mightiest predators to ever roam the earth. However, biologists have long suspected a historical relationship between dinosaurs and birds. Evidence supporting such links between animal groups can be difficult to find, but over the last two decades, troves of new fossils and a variety of new laboratory techniques have been rapidly piecing together the origins of birds. Can we settle the question: are birds dinosaurs?

Andrew Dolby, University of Mary Washington’s (UMW) Department of Biological Sciences, will review the evidence for this fascinating evolutionary story in an illustrated presentation and field observation. Dr. Dolby has been a UMW faculty member for 18 years and teaches courses in ornithology, ecology, and evolution. Additionally, he leads field trips to the Galapagos Islands and Panama and conducts field research on birds.

Schedule of Activities:

9:30: Event begins with refreshments
10:30: Following a Q/A and break, Dr. Dolby will lead a field observation on the grounds of Stratford focusing on the concepts brought up in the lecture
12:00: Event ends

Cost: $20 all ages welcome! Children 11 and under are free.

Space is limited – Contact Jon Bachman at 804-493-1972 or jbachman@stratfordhall.org to reserve your spot today!

Fredericksburg Kids Expo @ Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – Feb 11 @ 4:00 pm
Fredericksburg Kids Expo @ Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center  | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Fredericksburg Kids Expo returns for another year of fun for the Kids of the Fredericksburg area

Fun, Fun and more fun February 10-11 at the Fredericksburg Expo Center

Fredericksburg, VA. . . The Annual Fredericksburg Kids Expo, with media Sponsor Fredericksburg Macaroni Kid, is right around the corner! Join us at this family fun event at the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center on Saturday, February 10 and Sunday, February 11.

This is a show for Babies, Tots, Kids, Tweeners and the Entire Family. Enjoy an exciting weekend where expecting parents, new and seasoned moms and dads, child care takers, and grandparents are guaranteed to discover something new.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity to go out with the kids as a family and have fun while learning and enjoying new experiences.

The Fredericksburg Kids Expo will showcase exhibit booths featuring toys and games, sports and fitness, learning devices, safety products, health and nutrition, pediatricians, martial arts, dancing, day cares, schools, natural products, activity equipment, camps and more for every age and child.

But most of all, the Kids Expo is all about FUN for the kids, which is why there are so many FUN themed interactive features that everyone in the family can enjoy.  Some of these special attractions include the following with more being added every day:

Feb
11
Sun
Sweet History at the Rising Sun Tavern @ Rising Sun Tavern
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Sweet History at the Rising Sun Tavern @ Rising Sun Tavern | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Valentine’s Day sweets are older and more remarkable than taste reveals. So sit back, enjoy the candy and learn the tantalizing stories of how each of them came to be true American sweethearts. We’ll start with a sampling of the earliest aphrodisiacs (4,000 years old) and end with Cinnamon Hearts (1940s) with such favorites as truffles (turn-of-century), Conversation Hearts (1860s), heart-shaped chocolates, and the ever-delicious marshmallow sweets (2000 BCE/mid-1800s) and even more. But your jaw will drop when you hear the stories, all about traditions of love and courtship, ancient desire, Speakeasy pleasures, and even Civil War medicines! Bring your questions and memories but above all, your sweet tooth! Even if you attended this event last year, there will be new and exciting “pieces” of candy history to learn!

Event hosted by Susan Benjamin, a candy historian and author of numerous books, including “Sweet as Sin: The Unwrapped Story of How Candy Became America’s Favorite Pleasure” (Prometheus, 2016) which made the Smithsonian’s “Best of Books about Food 2016.” She is also founder of True Treats Candy, the nation’s only research-based historic candy company. A former college professor, Ms. Benjamin gives presentations throughout the nation, including the Smithsonian Museum of American History and the Mount Vernon Gardens and Hotel, where the New York Times cited her talk as one of the top five events of the weekend. Ms. Benjamin has appeared on numerous programs via NPR, Public Radio, Fox News, NBC News, Voice of America, ABC News Hour Radio and many more. Articles featuring Ms. Benjamin have appeared in such places as Salon.com, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Vice/Munchies.com, the Arizona Republic, the Sacramento Bee, Woman’s Day and BonAppetit. True Treats Candy was listed by Food Network Magazine, delish.com and Holiday Lettings, Trip Advisor’s international arm, as one of the nation’s top 50 “Sweet Spots.”

There will be two time slots and limited admission of 30 guests (15 per slot). Make reservations by emailing RST@WashingtonHeritageMuseums.org or 530.371.1494

Tickets are $20. This event is recommended for those aged 16 and up.

The Thirteen, a vocal concert @ St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm
The Thirteen, a vocal concert @ St. Peter's Episcopal Church | Port Royal | Virginia | United States

The Thirteen, an a cappella group founded in 2012 by Matthew Robertson, returns to St Peter’s to open our sixth season of concerts. Since its founding, The Thirteen has been at the forefront of bringing invigorating performances to the American choral community in repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to the Romantic, from Bach to Bruckner; and from Gregorian chant to the world premieres of new American composers.

Feb
14
Wed
Valentines Day Prix Fixed Menu @ The Cafe New Orleans
Feb 14 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come Join us this Valentines Day for a couples dinner made specially by Chef Victor from the Free Lance Star Winter Article! He has prepared a Prix Fixed Menu TBA Price Points on our facebook page.

Feb
17
Sat
Dirt! The Movie @ Unity of Fredericksburg
Feb 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for a free screening and discussion of Dirt! The Movie – A story with heart and soil. This award-winning documentary illuminates the significance of dirt, the precious soil which is fundamental to our very existence. Refreshments will be provided by Katora Coffee and Mandala Pies. Sponsored by the Fredericksburg Food Co-op and Downtown Greens.

Feb
18
Sun
Fredericksburg Big Day Bridal show @ Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fredericksburg Big Day Bridal show @ Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Now that you said yes, are you ready for your Big Day? The 7th annual Fredericksburg Big Day Bridal Show is the area’s largest and most complete wedding / bridal Event set to me held at the Fredericksburg Expo Center February 18 from 11a-4p.

Meet the area’s top wedding professionals and see their products close up! Taste the food and cakes, sit in the Limos, meet the owners and find out who can help you.

Finding the perfect bakery, dress, venue, invitations…the to-do list never ends!  Take the stress out of planning your wedding and find everything you need at the Big Day – Bridal Show!  Attendees who are engaged can find variety of vendors all under one roof specializing in invitations, flowers, photographers, music, transportation, health and fitness, venues, bridal dresses and so much more

Happy Birthday, George! @ Mary Washington House
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Happy Birthday, George! @ Mary Washington House | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Join us for refreshments and decorate your own cupcake while we honor George Washington and his wonderful legacy. While you’re at it, take a tour of the Mary Washington House and learn about the woman who raised him!

Feb
19
Mon
Presidents’ Day – Pay What You Can! @ Mary Washington House, Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, Rising Sun Tavern
Feb 19 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Presidents' Day - Pay What You Can! @ Mary Washington House, Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, Rising Sun Tavern

Come tour the Mary Washington House, Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, and Rising Sun Tavern – in honor of our first president, George Washington, pay what you can – as long as a president is on the bill!

Feb
24
Sat
Kitchen Table Stories: Aaron Anderson – African American Civil War Hero and Medal of Honor Recipient @ Stratford Hall
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kitchen Table Stories: Aaron Anderson – African American Civil War Hero and Medal of Honor Recipient @ Stratford Hall | Stratford | Virginia | United States

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to delve into the past and learn more about a true hero in American history!

This year’s Kitchen Table Stories will feature Dr. Peter Luebke, historian for the Naval History and Heritage Command in Washington, D.C., and Stratford Hall’s own Public Events Manager Jon Bachman. Dr. Luebke will present on African American Sailors during the Civil War, highlighting the Potomac Flotilla. Mr. Bachman will share a biographic sketch of African American Aaron Anderson, whose heroic actions in the Union Navy led to Anderson’s earning of the Medal of Honor.

Doors open at 9:00am.
10:00am – 12:00pm
Located in the duPont Library next to the Visitor’s Center.
Cost: Free to the public. Donations welcome.

Contact Jon Bachman at 804-493-1972 or jbachman@stratfordhall.org for more information.

Feb
25
Sun
Ice-breaker Bass Tournaments @ Motts Run Reservoir
Feb 25 @ 8:00 am

8:00am until Weigh-In @ 3:00pm $50 entry fee per team (with $5 going towards big fish)

The Weekend Bassers Fishing Club will hold two winter open Ice-Breaker Fishing Tournaments at Motts Run Reservoir! Proceeds will benefit the Kids’ Fishing Derby June 2nd. Boat rental available. Bring own fishing gear. Motts Run Reservoir will be open to the public and renting boats during the event.

For more info call: Ray Thomas (540-898-7542) or Dickie Musselman (540-785-8087)

White Like Me Screening & National Online Forum @ Unity of Fredericksburg
Feb 25 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
White Like Me Screening & National Online Forum @ Unity of Fredericksburg | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Please join Unity of Fredericksburg and other Unity churches nationwide for a presentation of White Like Me; a film based on the work of acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise. The film explores race and racism in the U.S. through the lens of whiteness and white privilege. A local and national discussion will follow. A Unity of Fredericksburg Sponsored Event

Feb
26
Mon
Fredericksburg Fine Arts Show Call for Artists Entry Deadline @ Dorothy Hart Community Center
Feb 26 all-day

This annual art exhibit is held at the Dorothy Hart Community Center in March 2018 and is a unique showcase opportunity for artists and buyers alike. Find entry information online at www.FredParksRec.com or call 540-372-1086.

Mar
2
Fri
Fredericksburg RV Show @ Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm – Mar 4 @ 4:00 pm
Fredericksburg  RV Show @ Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Do you like to go where you want when you want? Don’t miss the Fredericksburg RV Show.
It only happens once a year. . .

The areas top RV dealers all in one location for the annual Fredericksburg RV show March 2-3-4 at the Fredericksburg Expo Center.  There will be 100’s of rvs on display from pop ups to luxury motor coaches representing almost 50 brands in all price ranges.

Shop . . .    Compare . . .  and Save with LOW show only prices.

Whether you are an experienced camper wanting to upgrade your unit or are looking to get your first RV  the Fredericksburg RV Show is the place to get the BEST DEAL of the year and find new campgrounds, accessories new RV products

Casino Night @ Old Silk Mill
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm
Casino Night @ Old Silk Mill | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Please support the Doctor YUM Project at our Annual Casino Night at the Old Silk Mill. Join us for a night of casino games and dancing. Enjoy delicious food and drinks. $75 per ticket. $1,000 for a private table of 8.

Mar
7
Wed
Planning for College: It’s Not Too Soon or Too Late @ Beth Sholom Temple
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm
Planning for College: It's Not Too Soon or Too Late @ Beth Sholom Temple | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Beth Sholom Temple Sisterhood will sponsor
“Planning for College: It’s Not Too Soon or Too Late”
on Wednesday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m., at 805
Lyons Blvd.

Representatives from Germanna Community College
Outreach, Virginia529 College Savings Plans and Community
Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region will present
options and a guide on how to plan effectively. The presentation
is an opportunity to share concerns, learn and ask questions.
The event if free and open to the public.

Beth Sholom Temple is located across from the
England Run Library. For more information, email:
bstsisterhood@gmail.com.

Mar
9
Fri
Godspell presented by CYT @ River of Life Worship Center
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Godspell presented by CYT @ River of Life Worship Center | Spotsylvania Courthouse | Virginia | United States

Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden), and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, “Day by Day,”

A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and hefty doses of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.

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