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May
1
Mon
Chancellor HS Class of 1998 – 20 Year Class Reunion – CLASSMATE TRACKING @ The Reunion Committee is Tracking Down our classmates for our 20 year class reunion!
May 1 – Dec 31 all-day
Chancellor HS Class of 1998 - 20 Year Class Reunion - CLASSMATE TRACKING @ The Reunion Committee is Tracking Down our classmates for our 20 year class reunion!

If you graduated in the Chancellor HS Class of 1998, please email ChancellorHS98@gmail.com so that we can get you an invitation!
(Invitations are going out via email only for tracking and RSVP collection purposes)
SAVE THE DATE ** The Reunion will be held on July 21, 2018 **
You’ll want to RSVP early to save $10 off tickets!

Sep
24
Sun
Fredericksburg Monthly Meetup for a Course in Miracles @ Fredericksburg Monthly Meetup for a Course in Miracles
Sep 24 – Dec 17 all-day

Calling all students of ACIM. Are you studying the course alone or in a group and need guidance with your study of the material? Do you need help staying on track with your studies or understanding the material? Do you have questions about the course? Are you stuck? If so please consider attending this monthly meetup which will help you with your study of the ACIM. This is not a study group for ACIM. The meetup will be taught by Marcia Grimsley, a 22 year student of ACIM, a 5 year experienced teacher of the Course at numerous churches and a student of the Course with Ken Wapnick Ph.D.
This meetup will meet on Sunday evening for 1 hour to 1 ½ hours. Let me know which Sunday of the month works best for you. Suggested love offering $10
If you are interested in this meetup please contact Debbie Fair at 540-621-7189 or email tallmigal@cox.net.

Sep
29
Fri
Madhaunter’s Madhouse Haunted Trail @ Workhouse Arts Center
Sep 29 – Oct 31 all-day
Madhaunter's Madhouse Haunted Trail @ Workhouse Arts Center | Lorton | Virginia | United States

Virginia’s scariest haunted attraction returns to the Workhouse for a new year of screams and scares! 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 and experience the madness for yourself!

Select weekend nights from September 29 through Halloween.

Oct
1
Sun
Light Up the Power Plant Photo Exhibit @ Red Dragon Brewery
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 9:00 pm
Light Up the Power Plant Photo Exhibit @ Red Dragon Brewery | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Photo exhibit featuring a select few, premium quality photos from the Light Up the Power Plant, displayed in large-scale print, available for free public viewing, offered for exclusive sale. Additional photos from the event will be presented in smaller scale and available for viewing and ordering as well.

Oct
12
Thu
Fun-Land’s Maze of Darkness @ Central Park Fun-Land
Oct 12 – Oct 27 all-day
Fun-Land's Maze of Darkness @ Central Park Fun-Land | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Are you ready to conquer the darkness? Central Park Fun-Land is ready to put you though the test to see if you are afraid of the dark in our new Haunted Attraction, Maze of Darkness! You and your friends will receive one flashlight, and will be directed in to the dark labyrinth. Let’s see if you can find a way out!

Admission for Maze of Darkness is $6 per person. Maze of Darkness is not included with Wristbands or Season Passes. This attraction is intended for guests over the age of 14. Please be aware that special effects including lighting, fog, and strobe lights will be used. Laser Tag will be closed on Thursdays and Fridays in October for this attraction.

Oct
20
Fri
Stafford Piecemakers Quilt Guild Quilt Show “A Quilting Safari” @ John Musante Porter Library
Oct 20 – Oct 23 all-day
Stafford Piecemakers Quilt Guild Quilt Show "A Quilting Safari" @ John Musante Porter Library | Stafford | Virginia | United States

2017 Stafford Piecemakers Quilt Show “A Quilting Safari”
Oct 20-23
Free Admission
“It’s a Jungle Out There” challenge entries
75-100 quilts on display, viewers choice awards
2017 Raffle Quilt “Tranquility” tickets available
Certified quilt appraiser Mary Kerr available by appointment

White Castle Crave Mobile at Fun-Land! @ Central Park Fun-Land
Oct 20 – Oct 22 all-day
White Castle Crave Mobile at Fun-Land! @ Central Park Fun-Land | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

The White Castle Crave Mobile will be stopping by the park for a weekend of amazingness! They will be cooking up their world famous sliders!

Oct
22
Sun
Grow Our Co-op! @ Marstel-Day
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Grow Our Co-op! @ Marstel-Day | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

The Fredericksburg Food Co-op will be a member-owned grocery store open to all for local, natural healthy food. Find out how you can join and volunteer. Meet members and enjoy light refreshments.

Oct
23
Mon
Sci-Fi Book Signing at Agora Downtown Coffee Shop @ Agora Downtown Coffee Shop
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Father-Son duo, Jim and John Gaines, recently published their sci-fi book “Life Sentence,” which is for sale at Agora. On Oct. 23rd, they will be at Agora with their sequel, “Spy Station.” Come on over Monday morning to grab a cup of delicious coffee and check out their thrilling stories!

From their website:
Our latest novel, Spy Station, releases October 15! Read the exciting espionage adventure sequel to Life Sentence! On a lonely space station at the edge of the inhabited Zones, fifteen vastly different species gather to stave off disaster. The Song Pai, octopus-like warriors resembling Vikings in their embrace of death, face imminent war with the Blynthians, a mysterious race rumored to be able to tinker with planets and suns. Entara, former pleasure worker become a leader of her clan among the alien Forlani, and her daughter Ayan’we are chosen to represent their world in a game of diplomacy where the clock is winding down to incredible slaughter.

Oct
24
Tue
Fall Film Fest – A Return to Grace
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm
Fall Film Fest - A Return to Grace

A Return to Grace: Luther’s Life and Legacy is a rousing adventure story about Martin Luther’s life. The Way Church is hosting a screening of this new film on Tuesday, October 24th at Regal Cinemas Fredericksburg 14! Go to https://www.tugg.com/events/a-return-to-grace-luther-s-life-and-legacy-o0ng and reserve your tickets now before they all sell out! Please note: a minimum number of tickets must be sold by Oct 16th to ensure movie can be screened.

Oct
25
Wed
From Chicken to Chickpeas @ St. George's
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A demonstration of plant-based cooking. Beth and Terry Dorn share their experience transitioning to a healthy, plant-based diet and show us how to make their incredible chickpea salad. Vegan potluck follows. Please bring a plant-based dish to share or make a donation to the food pantry at St. George’s.

Oct
26
Thu
Fright Night Fun! @ Dorothy Hart Community Center
Oct 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

All Ages / Family

AT Dorothy Hart Community Center

Calling all ghastly ghouls, spooky spirits and wicked witches! Fredericksburg Parks & Recreation will celebrate Halloween with a fun filled carnival and costume contests.  A family costume contest will take place and allow parents to join in the fun! We will crown one family as “Best in the Burg!” Wear your best costumes to compete in the kids’ costume contest in categories for different age groups: ages 3 to 5 will compete for most original and cutest, ages 6 to 8 and 9 to 11 will compete for most original and funniest. Judging will start at 6:15pm so be on time! Pre-registration required.

540-372-1086  www.fredparksrec.com

 

Oct
27
Fri
Peace Lutheran Church presents … “Trunk or Treat” @ Peace Lutheran Church
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Car trunks decorated with various themes or stories, and filled with lots of candy and other treats for children of all ages dressed in creative and non-scary costumes.

Fun-Land’s Movies on the Midway @ Central Park Fun-Land
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm
Fun-Land's Movies on the Midway @ Central Park Fun-Land | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Central Park Fun-Land will be hosting a Movies on the Midway night presented by Pepsi! We will be screening a family friendly halloween movie with the help of Spotsylvania Parks and Recreation. This event is free to attend and no admission is required to enter. Bring a blanket and chair!

Italian Composers Concert Oct. 27, Dedicated to Bill Carter @ St George's Episcopal Church
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm
Italian Composers Concert Oct. 27, Dedicated to Bill Carter @ St George's Episcopal Church | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Life is a Journey/La Vita è un Viaggio, a concert featuring Italian composers. Friday, October 27, 7 PM. St. George’s Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne Street. Free. Donations accepted. This second annual Italian Composers Concert is dedicated to William Prescott (Bill) Carter, and is jointly offered by the Fredericksburg-Este Association (Italian sister city group), and the Mid-Atlantic Wind Symphony, Aaron Noë, director. Rene Rodriguez, 254-495-6095; Kathryn Willis, 540-903-3186.

Fredericksburg Songwriters’ Showcase @ LibertyTown Arts Workshop
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Kat Mills, Robert Bobby, and Christine Havrilla are featured in concert with original songs of story and insight. FSS provides powerful music in a relaxed coffeehouse atmosphere, surrounded by beautiful artwork, and an accessible venue. Previews of these artists available at katmills.com robertbobby.com and christinehavrilla.com or www.burgsongs.org

Oct
28
Sat
15th Annual Historic Cemetery Tour
Oct 28 all-day

What: Join costumed historic interpreters for the 15th annual tour of Fredericksburg’s 3 most historic cemeteries: St. George’s Episcopal Church, Masonic, and the grave of Mary Washington. No, this isn’t your average “ghost” tour. We discuss the lives of people who called Fredericksburg home in the late 18th and early 19th centuries and talk about some cemeteries that have disappeared. We will ride a trolley to each site. Refreshments provided.
Times: 11:00am, 12:45, 2:30
Meet the “Cemetery” Trolley at the Visitor’s Center on Caroline St
Cost: Suggested donation $5 adults; $1 kids.
Hosts: Rappahannock Colonial Heritage Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit history group
Questions: Call Trip Wiggins 371-3906 / tripwig@cox.net or www.rchsva.org

Free Document Shredding Event @ SIEHT Eye & Laser Center Parking Lot
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Free document shredding event open to the community! Bring your unwanted documents and paperwork to this event and shred them safely.

Bluegrass for Hospice 2017 @ Flat Iron Farm
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm
Bluegrass for Hospice 2017 @ Flat Iron Farm | Great Mills | Maryland | United States

Bluegrass for Hospice-2017
Bluegrass Music and Food Drive

Saturday October 28, 2017
Noon – 8:00 PM
Flat Iron Farm
Highway to Heaven Ln
Great Mills, Maryland

Featuring:

Sister Sadie (An all-female band by popular demand featuring Dale Ann Bradley)
The Virginia Ramblers (Traditional Bluegrass)

Along with
The Martin Brothers
The Patuxent Partners
Recycled Bluegrass
15 Strings
The Dixie Ramblers

(Bands subject to change)

For out of town guests, stay at the LaQuinta Inns & Suites,
Mention: Bluegrass for Hospice for a special rate!!
22769 Three Notch Rd, California, MD 20619, (301) 862-4100, www.laquintalexingtonpatuxent.com

“All proceeds go to support the Hospice of St. Mary’s, Hospice House located in Callaway, MD”

Bring Lawn Chairs; BYOB; $500 Raffle; 50/50’s ; Event held inside; Silent Auctions; Door Prizes; Outdoor Bathroom Facilities; Handicap Accessible

Non-Perishable Food Items will be appreciated for the Helping Hands Food Pantry

Food provided for sale by the Lynn’s Catering

Tickets: $25.00 in advance/$30.00 at the gate (deadline for advanced tickets is October 15)
You can purchase tickets online or by mail!
To order by credit card, through Brown Paper Tickets, go to: www.bluegrassforhospice.com
To order by mail, send a check or money order made payable to:
“HOSPICE OF ST. MARY’S”
And mail to:
P.O. Box 741
California, MD 20619
Please include a self-address stamped envelope.

For more information, Phone: 301 737-3004
www.bluegrassforhospice.com

HIGHMARK BREWERY HALLOWEEN PARTY @ Highmark Brewery
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
HIGHMARK BREWERY HALLOWEEN PARTY @ Highmark Brewery | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Juan More Taco Food Truck
Craft Beer
Costume Contest
Kids Craft
Live Music with Awkward Moments
Movie Under the Stars

Stratford After Dark @ Stratford Hall
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Stratford After Dark @ Stratford Hall | Montross | Virginia | United States

Come celebrate Halloween at Stratford Hall! Stratford After Dark features fun for the whole family. This year children can visit the outbuildings surrounding the Great House to trick or treat! Make sure to bring a container to carry your candy. Hayrides will also be offered and will take guests around the Oval in front of the Great House. Fun seasonal crafts, fortune telling, face painting, and refreshments will be offered in the Visitor Center. Don’t forget to stop by our bonfire to warm up or to roast marshmallows!

Spooky kid-friendly flashlight tours will be offered through the Great House! These require pre-registration and fill up fast so make sure to contact Jon Bachman at 804-493-1972 or jbachman@stratfordhall.org to reserve your spot today! The tours are offered at no extra cost but are only available on a first come, first serve basis. Guided flashlight tours will be led through the Great House every half hour.

Cost:
Adults (14 and up): $14.00
Children (6-13): $9.00
Children (5 and under): Free
(no extra charge for the flashlight tours)

Nov
3
Fri
Lee Symposium: Robert E. Lee and the Mexican War @ Stratford Hall
Nov 3 @ 5:30 pm – Nov 4 @ 11:30 am

The Mexican War & Robert E. Lee with Dr. Allen C. Guelzo, Professor of History Gettysburg College

November 3 & 4, 2017
Friday evening 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday 8: 00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Cost: Friday only $150; Saturday only $130; Both days $240. Cost includes program and meals.

The Robert E. Lee Symposium is an annual program that explores the life and career of Robert E. Lee. Topics will vary from year to year; however, all topics share the same goal of revealing aspects and intricacies of the life and legend of this iconic American personage. Noted scholars and authors will be sharing research and analyses with attendees. Registrants have the opportunity to listen and learn from the finest Civil War historians as they examine primary documents, participate in discussions, and listen to in-depth lectures.

About the speaker:

Dr. Allen C. Guelzo is the Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and Director of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Pennsylvania. Among other honors, he has received the Medal of Honor from the Daughters of the American Revolution. He is a member of the National Council on the Humanities and is the author of numerous books on American intellectual history, Abraham Lincoln, and the Civil War era. His publication awards include the Lincoln Prize, as well as the Abraham Lincoln Institute Prize for two of his books—Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President and Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America—making him the first double Lincoln laureate in the history of both prizes. His critically acclaimed book, Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates that Defined America, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2008. Professor Guelzo has written for The American Historical Review, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal, and he has been featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, C-SPAN’s Booknotes, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Schedule:
Friday, November 3, 2017
5:00 pm – 9:30 pm; cocktails, dinner at the Stratford Hall Dining Room and lecture with Dr. Allen Guelzo
Lecture: “Our Eagle Rules the Aztec Sky’: What the Mexican War Taught Robert E. Lee”

Saturday, November 4, 2017
8:00 am – 11:30 am, Breakfast at the Stratford Hall Dining Room and Lecture with Dr. Allen Guelzo
Lecture: “To the Halls of Montezuma? Robert E. Lee and the Anxieties of Manifest Destiny”

For details and registration contact Jon Bachman at 804-493-1972 or Jbachman@stratfordhall.org

Lodging is the responsibility of the attendee. For lodging at Stratford Hall, please contact 804-493-1966.

New Works by Casey Alan Shaw @ Art First Gallery
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
New Works by Casey Alan Shaw @ Art First Gallery | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Casey Shaw’s reputation for capturing the iconic architecture of Fredericksburg is well established. This November, his first solo show in three years will feature local landscapes in oils along with new images of the historic city. An open reception will take place during the First Friday Gallery Walk. See www.caseyshaw.com for more information.

Seventh Annual PONSHOP Jewelry Show @ PONSHOP Studio and Gallery
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm
Seventh Annual PONSHOP Jewelry Show @ PONSHOP Studio and Gallery | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

PONSHOP Studio and Gallery is pleased to announce our seventh annual jewelry show for the month of November showcasing the work of ten local/regional jewelry artists. The opening reception will be Friday, November 3 from 6-10pm.

Jingle Bell Cocktail @ Fredericksburg Expo Center
Nov 3 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Jingle Bell Cocktail @ Fredericksburg Expo Center

FASL is proud to present its 11th annual Jingle Bell Cocktail and Merry Market November 3rd – 4th, 2017 at the Fredericksburg Expo Center. This two-day boutique shopping experience will feature a variety of one-of-a-kind artisans and vendors who are carefully selected to ensure a fun holiday shopping experience for all. Friday, November 3rd is a special ladies night event, Jingle Bell Cocktail, from 6:30-10pm. Jingle Bell Cocktail is an exclusive ticketed event where guests will enjoy their shopping experience while enjoying cocktails, hor d’oeuvres, a swag bag, raffles, live music, and more! Proceeds from Merry Market and Jingle Bell Cocktail will be donated to children’s charities of the Fredericksburg and surrounding areas. Tickets can be purchased online and at Eventbrite. For more information please visit www.faserviceleague.com/merry-market

Nov
4
Sat
“New Orleans Style Gumbo” Fundraiser @ Zion United Methodist Church
Nov 4 all-day

New Orleans Style Gumbo – $12 person

Join us as we feast on New Orleans Style Gumbo (the real deal) shrimp, kielbasa, okra, rotisserie chicken and rice. Ice tea (sweet and unsweet), lemonade, and bottled water will also be available. UMW homemade desserts will be available for sale separately.

Carry-out orders are for sale the day of the event and the day after.

All proceed to benefit a new roof for the classrooms and Fellowhip Hall and a new HVAC system for the sanctuary.

Merry Market @ Fredericksburg Expo Center
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Merry Market @ Fredericksburg Expo Center

FASL is proud to present its 11th annual Jingle Bell Cocktail and Merry Market November 3rd – 4th, 2017 at the Fredericksburg Expo Center. This two-day boutique shopping experience will feature a variety of one-of-a-kind artisans and vendors who are carefully selected to ensure a fun holiday shopping experience for all. Merry Market offers casual shopping for everyone on Saturday, November 4th from 9am-5pm. Proceeds from Merry Market and Jingle Bell Cocktail will be donated to children’s charities of the Fredericksburg and surrounding areas. Tickets can be purchased online and at Eventbrite. For more information please visit www.faserviceleague.com/merry-market

Steven Gellman, Folk Musician, live at Agora! @ Agora Downtown Coffee Shop
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Come start off your Saturday morning with some delicious coffee and a relaxing time listening to Steven Gellman serenade you with his fun folk music and powerful voice. He will be coming down from Maryland to perform from 9-11am in our outdoor seating area – no cover charge!

Listen to his music at www.hiddenpoet.com

FXBG WINE FEST XXVII @ The Village Towne Centre
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
FXBG WINE FEST XXVII @ The Village Towne Centre | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Life today can leave you stressed, frazzled, even burned out. We have a way to relax, reset, and kick up your heels. Come share some wine, dance, eat, shop and just be in the moment. Yes, fun is something that adults are allowed to have too. Celebrate the 27th annual Fredericksburg Area Wine Festival November 4 & 5, 2017 at The Village Towne Centre. This location is near Arhaus Furniture and Books-a-Million, neighboring the Spotsylvania Mall.

Part of the proceeds from ticket sales go to the Frasier-Mason Some Gave All Foundation dedicated to honoring Fredericksburg-area heroes who have been wounded or killed in service to our country.

• NOV 4th & NOV 5th from 11am-5pm
• Online tickets are good for either date (select your preferred date)
• Adults 21 & Over $20 (online) / $25 (at the gate)
• Group tickets $15 available online ONLY! (minimum purchase of 10)
• Youth 6 – 20 & designated drivers $10.00 (purchase at front gate only)
• Children 5 & under are Free
• Free parking
• All ticket sales are final

Paws & Whiskers Bazaar @ Dorothy Hart Community Center
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

“Bark” your calendars right “meow”! Featuring vendors with homemade  pet themed items, pet food, jewelry, art, treats, fashions, dog beds, biscuits and more. Shoppers are welcome to bring well behaved dogs!

 

CALL FOR VENDORS: entry forms available online fredparksrec.com. Benefit the Fredericksburg SPCA.

Sponsored by Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events.

For info: (540) 372-1086   fredprpf@fredericksburgva.gov  www.fredparksrec.com

 

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