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Sep
1
Sat
Bricks and Boards in the ‘Burg @ Fredericksburg Area Museum (Market Square)
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – Oct 6 @ 10:00 am
Bricks and Boards in the 'Burg @ Fredericksburg Area Museum (Market Square) | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

The Fredericksburg Area Museum, along with Hallowed Ground Tours, presents walking tours of historic downtown Fredericksburg. Bricks and Boards in the ’Burg will highlight four centuries of history and architecture, the historic influence of the Rappahannock River, the Spire and Steeples of Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg’s Town Hall, Market House and the history of Market Square.

Tours begin and end in Market Square and run every Saturday, April 14 – October 6, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The cost for all tours is $7/adults, $4/children. FREE for Museum members. Participants receive FREE admission to the Museum following the tour.

Hallowed Ground Tours is the area’s Premier Tour Guide company, providing private, in-vehicle Historic, Architectural, and Battlefield tours to residents and visitors.

Sep
6
Thu
Museums as Viewing Machines: Work by Jeffrey Abt @ UMW Ridderhof Martin Gallery
Sep 6 – Oct 14 all-day
Museums as Viewing Machines: Work by Jeffrey Abt @ UMW Ridderhof Martin Gallery | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Museums as Viewing Machines: Work by Jeffrey Abt

Exhibition runs September 6 – October 14 in University of Mary Washington’s Ridderhof Martin Gallery
Opening Reception: Thursday September 6, 5-7pm
Artist Talk: Friday September 7, noon

This exhibition features Abt’s Wandering Gallery project and Museum series. The Wandering Gallery project explores the behind-the-scenes, never-ending cycle of unpacking and packing, installation and de-installation, documentation, and interpretation associated with changing exhibitions.

Abt’s Museum series focuses on the visual parallels between galleries and sacred spaces, particularly religious sanctuaries. Abt is intrigued by environments created to foster contemplation, whether for the purposes of studying artworks or for spiritual introspection.

All events are free and open to the public
Gallery hours: Tues-Fri 10am- 4pm, Sat/Sun 1-4pm
Additional information at www.umwgalleries.org

Image: Jeffrey Abt, Wandering Gallery project (translation and representation), open, multiple media, 2006

University of Mary Washington Group Faculty Exhibition @ duPont Gallery
Sep 6 – Oct 14 all-day
University of Mary Washington Group Faculty Exhibition @ duPont Gallery | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

An exhibition featuring the UMW Studio Art Faculty:

Debra Balestreri
Carole Garmon
Larry Hinkle
Rosemary Jesionowski
Ashe Laughlin
Jon McMillan
Chris Musina
Jason Robinson
Jake Urbanski
Sarah Spencer White
Yonsenia White

Exhibition runs September 6 – October 14 in University of Mary Washington’s duPont Gallery
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 6, 5-7pm
All events are free and open to the public
Gallery hours: Tues-Fri 10am- 4pm, Sat/Sun 1-4pm
Additional information at www.umwgalleries.org

Image: Ashe Laughlin , “Booby Trap”, Oil on Canvas on Board.

Sep
25
Tue
From the Heart for charity @ Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Knit & crochet to help those in need. Experience helpful, but not needed.

Picnic in the Park Tuesdays in September in Hurkamp Park @ Hurkamp Park
Sep 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Picnic in the Park Tuesdays in September in Hurkamp Park @ Hurkamp Park | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Live music by DJ Gravattron. It will be Storybook Day! There will be children’s activities. Bring a picnic lunch or buy one from our park vendors while you enjoy the sunshine with your children, friends and co-workers! Free and open to the public

Brought to you by B101.5, Fredericksburg Parent and
Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events.

Questions? Call 540-372-1086

Sep
26
Wed
Plant-Based Cooking Class @ St. George's Episcopal Church
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Plant-Based Cooking Class @ St. George's Episcopal Church | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

The Fredericksburg Food Co-op and St. George’s present an opportunity to learn about eating for the earth. This month, April Payne will show us how to incorporate fresh, local ingredients in our meals. Vegan potluck follows the class.

Wine Wednesday Class @ Fredericksburg Area Museum
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm
Wine Wednesday Class @ Fredericksburg Area Museum | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Join FAM and City Vino for Wine Wednesday on September 26th, from 7 – 9 pm for a Discussion about Wine Labels and, of course, a Wine Tasting! Join us for this unique educational opportunity and enjoy a night out!

Whether it is a sleek or classic look, or shape, or even the macabre or silly winemakers and designers have sought to achieve a look that catches the eye and sometimes both inside and out work perfectly together. – Jon Yeager, Guest speaker

Tickets to this event are limited so get them while supplies last! Tickets are $35 for the public and $30 for FAM members.

Purchase Tickets online or in store at City Vino.

Sep
28
Fri
Movie Night with Popcorn and Lemonade @ M&S Studio
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Movie Night with Popcorn and Lemonade @ M&S Studio | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

This is a fun event for children ages 5 and older. We will show “The Nut Job 2”, a great movie for children of all ages. We will serve popcorn and lemonade. Kids have 15 before and after the movie to hang out and enjoy their popcorn and lemonade with friends.

Sounds of Summer Concert Series Elby Brass @ Fredericksburg Area Museum / Market Square
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sounds of Summer Concert Series Elby Brass @ Fredericksburg Area Museum / Market Square  | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

The Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) is pleased to announce the return of its highly anticipated Sounds of Summer concert series in historic Market Square beginning on Friday, June 1, 2018. Due to popular demand, the 2018 season has been extended and will include 18 concerts every Friday night through September 28, 2018.
This year’s concert series is generously presented by Access Eye and sponsored by the Fredericksburg Economic Development Authority, the Fredericksburg Art Commission, Adventure Brewing Co., 718 Venue, Stafford Printing, Radley Chevrolet, First Citizens Bank, Woodcock & Associates, PC, Zolo, The Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Mr. Cedric Rucker, and Rotary International.
The 18-week series will feature a free public concert every Friday night from 7:00 – 9:00 PM in historic Market Square located at 907 Princess Anne Street. Bring a lawn chair and your dancing shoes, and enjoy family-friendly music by local bands and arts & crafts for the kids (free) every Friday.
Returning for another year, beer from Adventure Brewing Co. will be available for purchase along with wine (must be 21 years of age or older) and non-alcoholic beverages. Members of the FAM will receive a complimentary beverage at each concert and discounts on drink tokens. Not a member yet? Join using our new website www.famva.org/membership/.
The 2018 lineup is:
June 1, 2018 Allen and Eddie Dickerson
June 8, 2018 The Duskwhales
June 15, 2018 Gaye Adegbolola and the Wild Rutz
June 22, 2018 The Feathered Fish
June 29, 2018 Bunker Hill Band
July 6, 2018 Fredericksburg Community Concert Band
July 13, 2018 Swamp Trash Band
July 20, 2018 Whiskey Revival
July 27, 2018 Transmitters
August 3, 2018 44 Diesel
August 10, 2018 Mr. Smith
August 17, 2018 The Dangerous Kitchen
August 24, 2018 The Acoustic Onion Band
August 31, 2018 Karen Jonas
September 7, 2018 Colonial Seafood
September 14, 2018 Cabin Creek
September 21, 2018 Don Brown’s Soul Experience
September 28, 2018 Elby Brass

Sep
29
Sat
‘Flying Home’ Swing Dance with The Silver Tones @ Stafford Regional Airport
Sep 29 all-day
'Flying Home' Swing Dance with The Silver Tones @ Stafford Regional Airport | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Join the Silver Tones, Gottaswing, and Rappahannock Aviation Outreach for this WWII-themed dance at Stafford Regional Airport. All ages welcome! Enjoy a vintage display and a beginner swing dance lesson from 7 to 8 pm, followed by three sets of big band swing classics by the Silver Tones from 8 to 11 pm. There will be a Silent Auction/ Raffle of many treasures and a soda shop fountain with ice cream floats of all flavors too!!

Admission is $15 in advance through https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flying-home-swing-dance-with-the-silver-tones-tickets-48207040556
… or $20 at the door!

Proceeds help to build a public ‘Outdoor Play Area & Learn Center’ at Stafford Regional Airport. So All you hepcats get your stompers on the floor!!! We’ll see you there!!! ​​

King George Garden Club’s Annual Fall Plant Sale @ King George Farmers Market (in the parking lot of King George Middle School)
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

A variety of perennials dug from local gardens, as well as a limited number of trees, shrubs, herbs and houseplants will be available. In additional, aged goat manure from Misch’s Farm; plus, free gardening advice will be offered. For additional information check the KGGC’s facebook page.

Another Day Annual Walk – Campaign for Suicide Prevention @ Spotsylvania Courthouse Village
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join your community in a walk to raise awareness and be part of a movement to reduce the stigma associated with suicide.
Register by September 14th to be guaranteed an Another Day Walk t-shirt.

Walk Schedule
9:00 AM – Check-In
9:45 AM – Warm-Up
10:00 AM – Walk
100% of FUNDS RAISED
ARE USED TO PROVIDE
SUICIDE PREVENTION
For the Fredericksburg Community

Landscape Series: The Trees and Squirrels of Stratford Hall @ Stratford Hall
Sep 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

If you love to “get out in the woods” and would like to learn more about the role of trees and squirrels in the grand scheme of our environment, plan to attend The Trees and Squirrels of Stratford Hall. This event will be led by Harry Puffenbarger, a Virginia Master Naturalist, and Bradley Lamphere of Project Squirrel. These naturalists will deepen your appreciation of some of the most important parts of our environment. Plan to bring your camera, a notepad, and your curiosity. This event will be a combination of a quick lecture in the duPont Library followed by a guided walk along Stratford’s serene trails.
Cost:
$10.00 13 and up
Free for children 12 and under
Free for Friends of Stratford members

To Register:
Contact Jon Bachman at 804-493-1972 or jbachman@stratfordhall.org
Registration closes Wednesday, September 26.

3rd Annual Fredericksburg Independent Book Festival @ Old Mill Park
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
3rd Annual Fredericksburg Independent Book Festival @ Old Mill Park | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Meet, talk with, and buy books from independent children’s book authors, young adult novelists, poets, and other fiction and nonfictions writers from around the state and country at the 2018 Fredericksburg Independent Book Festival.

Held at Old Mill Park in Fredericksburg, Virginia, this year’s event won’t disappoint. There will be author readings, signings, and panel discussions, food trucks, and this year, for the first time ever, Spencer Devon will be operating a beer garden! Beer and books, a great combination. The event is free and family friendly. Guests are encouraged to register. Your tickets qualify you for prizes offered in every raffles held throughout the day, so be sure to register any young readers you have on our website!

WFLS Fest with Dustin Lynch @ Celebrate Virginia After Hours
Sep 29 @ 4:30 pm
WFLS Fest with Dustin Lynch @ Celebrate Virginia After Hours | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Tickets go on sale Friday, July 13th at 10:00 AM. Get tix here: https://www.myticketstobuy.com/event/1350

More acts to be announced soon.

With a string of hits stretching back to 2012, a red hot live-performance reputation, and a fanbase that’s growing exponentially, Dustin Lynch is one of the hottest acts in modern country music. And with his third album for Broken Bow Records – CURRENT MOOD – he’s done flying under the radar. Thirteen tracks push proudly against country’s already-expanded boundaries as timeless themes mix freely with edgy, new-school sonics, romantically-charged vocals and swaggering streetwise grooves.

His first two albums mixed traditional influence with edgy intensity to debut at #1 and #2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, while his first-ever single – the tender ballad “Cowboys and Angels” – earned Platinum status. Five consecutive Platinum and Gold singles followed as “Where It’s At,” “Hell of a Night,” “Mind Reader,” “Seein’ Red,” and “Small Town Boy” all became hard driving #1s. Online, Lynch has also hit the #1 spot on the iTunes Country Albums Chart while racking up 3 million track downloads, more than 245 million Spotify streams, and 113 million YouTube/VEVO views. His social-media following tops 2.5 million, and he’s not connecting with those rabid fans through music alone. Lynch’s own Stay Country clothing line puts his personal style in their hands, and national TV appearances have highlighted his good-natured charisma. Meanwhile, those same fans have watched him become one of the most dynamic performers on the road. Cranking up massive crowds while opening for stadium-rocking icons like Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, and Brad Paisley, Lynch has played for millions while developing an unparalleled onstage potency. His latest single, “Good Girl,” is out now.

Sep
30
Sun
A Day of Opportunities… Where Everyone Plays! @ Dorothy Hart Community Center
Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A Day of Opportunities… Where Everyone Plays! @ Dorothy Hart Community Center | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

FREE for special needs children, young adults and their families!

Join us for a day of adaptive play!

This is a chance for special needs children and young adults to sample different recreational activities.  There will be play areas set up so visitors can play and see what types of activities interest them.  We will have both indoor and outdoor activities highlighting aquatics, sports, nature, recreation and much more.

This is a day dedicated to children and young adults with special needs.  We will have information on future special needs programs that will be offered by Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events.  Surveys will be available for input on what types of the programs the special needs community is looking for.

Sponsored by Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events.
For more information please call 540-372-1086 or visit www.FredParksRec.com

Fredericksburg Food Co-op Annual Meeting @ Fredericksburg Branch Library
Sep 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Fredericksburg Food Co-op Annual Meeting @ Fredericksburg Branch Library | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Celebrate three amazing years of membership growth with the Fredericksburg Food Co-op! We’ll elect directors and discuss the vital next steps to opening our community-owned grocery store. Guest speaker Bruce Phlegar, General Manager of Roanoke Natural Foods Co+op, will describe their history and success. Everyone is welcome to join us for local hot cider and homemade seasonal desserts.

Oct
2
Tue
Artful Dimensions All Member Show @ Artful Dimensions Gallery
Oct 2 – Oct 29 all-day
Artful Dimensions All Member Show @ Artful Dimensions Gallery | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Join us for First Friday and throughout October for a new All Member Show.

Robyn Ryan Featured Artist Exhibit “Set Free” @ Art First Gallery
Oct 2 @ 11:00 am – Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm
Robyn Ryan Featured Artist Exhibit “Set Free” @ Art First Gallery | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

“Set Free” is a collection of Robyn’s most recent wildlife artwork using composition, presentation, and subjects’ characteristics as metaphors for exploring the process of learning to live in freedom.
First Friday Reception 5 October, 6 – 9 pm
Artist at Gallery Saturday, 6 October, 11 am – 5pm
Gallery open daily 11am – 5pm

Oct
3
Wed
Open Auditions for “Scrooge” – A Musical Adaptation @ M&S Studio
Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm
Open Auditions for "Scrooge" - A Musical Adaptation @ M&S Studio | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

We are casting Actors, Dancers and Singers for our upcoming Production of “Scrooge”, A Musical Adaptation.

Oct
4
Thu
Washington Heritage Museums’ Speaker Series @ Central Rappahannock Regional Library - Fredericksburg
Oct 4 @ 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 begin our 2018 Fall Speaker Series! The series is offered without charge to WHM members and the public alike.

This month’s speaker will be Judy Hansen, a retired teacher. Ms. Hansen’s lecture is entitled, “Steamboats on the Rappahannock – and at Fredericksburg.”

The lecture will be held at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library (Fredericksburg) at 10am on Thursday, October 4th, 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.

Oct
5
Fri
Fredericksburg Host Lions Club 9th Annual Golf Tournament @ Fredericksburg Country Club
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am
Fredericksburg Host Lions Club 9th Annual Golf Tournament @ Fredericksburg Country Club | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

The FREDERICKSBURG HOST LIONS CLUB has been serving the Fredericksburg community for 80 years!! Please join us for a great day of golf or be a sponsor. This is a shotgun start captains choice format on a wonderful course. Breakfast and lunch are included.

First Friday Exhibit Opening: Constantly Becoming @ Fredericksburg Area Museum
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
First Friday Exhibit Opening: Constantly Becoming @ Fredericksburg Area Museum | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Meet the artist! Attend the opening reception of Constantly Becoming, FAM’s newest exhibition. Between 5:30pm and 7pm, attendees will have the opportunity to meet Sophia Pineda, the artist behind the exhibition.

Constantly Becoming highlights the accomplishments and works of local artist, Sophia Pineda. Sophia, a 14-year-old with a passion for art, dancing, music, family, and friends, has the natural spirit most people strive to possess. Sophia also has Down Syndrome. Constantly Becoming will not only showcase the artistic talents of Sophia, but also educate the community about Down Syndrome and the resources available in our area.

This exhibition is generously sponsored by Cary Street Partners.

To learn more about this event or Constantly Becoming, contact Theresa Cramer at tcramer@famcc.org.

Mid Atlantic Pastel Society Special Guest Exhibit Opening Reception @ Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mid Atlantic Pastel Society Special Guest Exhibit Opening Reception @ Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

The Opening Reception of the October Special Guest Exhibit from the Mid Atlantic Pastel Society is October 5th starting at 6pm.

The MidAtlantic Pastel Society (MAPS) is dedicated to the promotion and greater understanding of pastels as a fine art medium. You can learn more about the society on their website:
https://www.midatlanticpastelsociety.com

Film Screening: Intelligent Lives – Free @ Fredericksburg Area Museum
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Film Screening: Intelligent Lives - Free @ Fredericksburg Area Museum | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

View Dan Habib’s newest documentary that tells the story of three young adults with intellectual disabilities. This film celebrates the true gift of the human spirit and the potential of people with disabilities. You can learn more about this film here: https://intelligentlives.org/

This film is part of the FAM’s Constantly Becoming exhibition opening on Friday, October 5. Constantly Becoming highlights the accomplishments and works of local artist, Sophia Pineda. Sophia, a 14-year-old with a passion for art, dancing, music, family, and friends, has the natural spirit most people strive to possess. Sophia also has Down Syndrome. Constantly Becoming will not only showcase the artistic talents of Sophia, but also educate the community about Down Syndrome and the resources available in our area.

This event is FREE and will take place in the FAM’s third floor Council Chamber gallery. RSVPs are highly recommended as seating is limited. To RSVP, please contact Theresa Cramer, tcramer@famcc.org or 540-371-3037, ext. 138.

Madhaunter’s Madhouse Haunted Trail @ Workhouse Arts Center
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 11:00 pm
Madhaunter's Madhouse Haunted Trail @ Workhouse Arts Center  | Lorton | Virginia | United States

PREPARE TO BE SCARED!

Visit the Workhouse to experience Northern Virginiaís scariest haunted attraction, MADHAUNTER’S MADHOUSE! Our frightmasters specialize in bringing your darkest fears and nightmares to life, leading you on a terrifying journey through an unforgettable fright experience that embraces the architecture and history of the Workhouse Arts Center. MADHAUNTER’S MADHOUSE is an indoor and outdoor maze of terror that will have you jumping out of your skin at every turn, complete with heart-pounding scares and custom-made special effects.

Come visit MADHAUNTER’S MADHOUSE at the Workhouse and experience the madness for yourself. Info and tickets at WorkhouseArts.org/madhaunter

Oct 5, 7-11p
Oct 6, 7-11p
Oct 12, 7-11p
Oct 13, 7-11p
October 19, 7-11p
October 20, 7-11p
October 21, 7-10p
October 26, 7-11p
October 27, 7-11p
October 28, 7-10p
October 31, 7-11p

Oct
6
Sat
Fall Fest at Aquia Church @ Fall Fest at Aquia Church
Oct 6 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Fall Fest at Aquia Church @ Fall Fest at Aquia Church | Stafford | Virginia | United States

The Fall Fest at Aquia Church will be on Saturday, October 6. Corner of Rt. 1 and Rt. 610, Stafford. 8 AM to 2 PM rain or shine. Huge flea market, delicious BBQ pork sandwiches, face painting, baked goods and fresh pies, Live Auction at 11 AM, Book Nook and Toy Room, Room of Treasures, Craft Room, Clothes Closet, historic Church tours and much more.

2018 Art in the Park at the Fredericksburg Farmers Market @ Hurkamp Park
Oct 6 @ 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!

Annual Fall Fest Craft Sale @ St. Matthias United Methodist Church
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm

Big sale of crafts, home and holiday decor, baked goods, “cookies by the dozen,” silent auction of specialty items; big yard sale and All Men’s Stuff Yard Sale. Lunch for purchase, 11 am on.

Model and Talent Search @ M&S Studio
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm
Model and Talent Search @ M&S Studio | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Have you always wanted to be in movies, TV shows, magazines or perform live on Broadway, but haven’t been able to get the right start? We are looking for special people with personality, talent, and the desire to succeed!
This Open Audition is for serious minded individuals who have interest in the modeling and acting industry and looking for ways to get started. Children (age 5 and older), Teens and Adults are welcome to audition for us. The audition is free, but you must register to reserve your spot.

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