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March 2017 Calendar – PDF


 

Mar
1
Wed
SEED: The Untold Story @ Regal Cinemas
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm
SEED: The Untold Story @ Regal Cinemas | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds — worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. This documentary follows passionate seed keepers who are protecting a 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94 seed varieties have disappeared. A cadre of 10 agrichemical companies, including Syngenta, Bayer, and Monsanto, controls over two-thirds of the global seed market, reaping unprecedented profits. Farmers and others battle to defend the future of our food.

Mar
2
Thu
Fredericksburg Food Co-op Happy Hour @ Legume
Mar 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fredericksburg Food Co-op Happy Hour @ Legume | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Please join us for a relaxing and enjoyable time as we savor delicious and healthy treats at reduced prices and enjoy priceless conversation.

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

Kick off First Friday and stop by our branch to welcome our local artists at this meet and greet event.
Ina Moss 2:00-3:00 PM
Sue Henderson 3:00-4:00 PM
Karen Julihn 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Our partnership with the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts (FCCA) brings the work of local artists to our branch for the community to enjoy. We look forward to seeing you there!

“Critters and Stuff” by Ed King @ Art First Gallery
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
"Critters and Stuff" by Ed King @ Art First Gallery | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

An open reception for Ed King’s featured paintings and clay pieces will be held on First Friday. King paints in a recognizable style honed over decades spent painting and sculpting. He also teaches at Germanna College, LibertyTown Arts Work Shop and The Arts Center in Orange.

Artful Rx — A fundraiser for Colleen McElfresh @ Artful Dimensions Gallery
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm
Artful Rx -- A fundraiser for Colleen McElfresh @ Artful Dimensions Gallery | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Colleen, a founding member of Artful Dimensions Gallery and owner of Bluebird Glass Studio in Stafford, had a hemorrhagic stroke and burst cerebral aneurysms in December. She faces a second surgery followed by a long rehabilitation. Artists are invited to donate art by February 26. Beginning on March 3, tickets will be available for $75, with a drawing for art on March 31. Every ticket wins a wonderful piece of art, chosen in the order tickets are drawn (on March 31). Join us on First Friday March 3 to view all the art and purchase a ticket.

Cultivate Creativity Party @ PONSHOP Studio and Gallery
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cultivate Creativity Party @ PONSHOP Studio and Gallery | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

PONSHOP Studio and Gallery is excited to host our March “First Friday” reception with the theme “Cultivate Creativity”. Join us in celebrating all things that grow as we usher in the beginning of spring with a Terrarium Workshop and a complimentary fine art exhibition featuring garden-themed ceramics and paintings.

The Dr. Yum Project Offers Casino Night to Help Kids Learn Healthy Eating @ The Old Silk Mill
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Dr. Yum Project Offers Casino Night to Help Kids Learn Healthy Eating @ The Old Silk Mill | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

What do a casino night and healthy eating have in common? On March 3, 2017, the community is invited to take part in Casino Night, being sponsored by The Doctor Yum Project, with funds going to support the mission of teaching families to eat healthy. Casino Night will be held at The Old Silk Mill, located at 1707 Princess Anne Street in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The event is from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. and will feature a variety of fun activities for attendees.

“We are excited to be holding Casino Night,” says Dr. Nimali Fernando, a Fredericksburg, Virginia-based pediatrician who founded The Doctor Yum Project. “This is a great way for the people in the community to have a fun night out, and know that the funds will be put to good use helping to improve the health of our community.”

Casino Night is will be an Indian / Bollywood style event that is unique for the city. Tickets, which are $100 each, include open bar, raffle tickets, play money for casino games, heavy appetizers, music, dancing, and other surprises. It’s a cocktail attire event that will also offer private tables for 8, 10, or 12 people, which will include the tickets, snacks, select wine, and a business can display their logo at the table.

The fun event is a fundraising effort for The Doctor Yum Project, a nonprofit organization that was started in 2011 by Dr. Fernando. The mission of The Doctor Yum Project is to transform the lives of families and communities by providing an understanding of the connection between food and overall health, as well as empowering them with the tools to live a healthy life. The project offers healthy cooking classes, child nutrition classes, cooking camps for kids, hands-on cooking instruction for families, first foods classes, and online tools to help families make healthier meals. As part of the project, they offer a free online Meal Maker Machine which helps parents create healthy meals using the ingredients they already have on hand in their pantry. They simply input the ingredients they have and the system will create a customized healthy recipe for them within seconds.

Dr. Fernando’s pediatric office is unique, offering an instructional kitchen area, where The Doctor Yum Project offers classes for kids and healthy food classes for parents. People attend the classes to get hands on experiences in preparing a variety of fresh seasonal foods, as well as to learn more about gardening in her teaching garden. They offer a preschool nutrition program, with 40 classrooms and almost 600 participating preschoolers

“When you help to teach people about healthy eating habits and why they are so important, especially starting from childhood, it helps the whole community,” Chrissy McDermott, a Board Member of the Doctor Yum Project. “Casino Night is a great way to help make for a healthier community for our children.”

Dr. Fernando, otherwise known as Dr. Yum, is a board-certified pediatrician. She is also the co-author of the book “Raising a Healthy, Happy Eater: A Parent’s Handbook” (The Experiment, October 2015). To learn more about Casino Night, or to purchase tickets to attend, visit the site at: www.doctoryum.org.

Dave Goodrich 3D Trio @ Clearwater Grill
Mar 3 @ 9:00 pm
Dave Goodrich 3D Trio @ Clearwater Grill | Locust Grove | Virginia | United States

Rock, Blues, Motown, and more!

Mar
4
Sat
9th Annual Culture à la Carte
Mar 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
9th Annual Culture à la Carte

Please join us for a festival celebrating arts, music, and language! Saturday, March 4, 2017. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Chancellor Middle & High Schools. Enjoy musical performances, art exhibits, and language presentations by Spotsylvania County Students. Family event for all ages. Free admission.

Marcus Johnson, Jazz Musician, comes to Agora! @ Agora Downtown Coffee Shop
Mar 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Marcus Johnson, Jazz Musician, comes to Agora! @ Agora Downtown Coffee Shop | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Jazz Musician Marcus Johnson will be at Agora for a performance, conversation, and to sign copies of his new book, “For the Love Of…” Meet and Greet: 4:00-4:20PM. Performance: 4:30PM – 4:50PM. Conversation/Q&A: 5:00 – 5:40PM. Book Signing: 5:40 – 6:00PM. For more information, contact Agora Downtown, 520 Caroline Street in downtown Fredericksburg, at (540) 369-8180 or agoradowntown@gmail.com.

Mar
8
Wed
Women Now @ W-3 Theatre
Mar 8 all-day

The Workhouse Prison Museum 2017 Annual Lecture Series is pleased to present Women in the Cold War: Women’s Voices Usher in a Sexual Revolution Changing Women and America Forever with featured speaker Alice Reagan, Associate Professor, Northern Virginia Community College. Wednesday, March 8, 7:30-9:00 pm, W-3 Theatre

Mar
10
Fri
Living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia – Late Stage Care @ Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia – Late Stage Care @ Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Advance registration is required by calling 540-370-0835, ext. 8407.

Relay for Life Bingo at Massaponax High School @ Massaponax High School
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm

Doors Open at 6. Games start at 7. Family friendly event- vendors, prizes, food auction, raffle, 50/50 Drawing Game Packs- $10 per person- $5 for extra packs.

Mar
11
Sat
Look at Me, Again @ workhouse Arts Center bldg W-16
Mar 11 – Apr 23 all-day

A follow up to the 2014 exhibit “Look at Me: How Veterans View Themselves” this exhibit reexamines the face of services members, past and present.

Wildlife Festival @ Friends of the Rappahannock
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wildlife Festival @ Friends of the Rappahannock | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Come and join Friends of the Rappahannock March 11 at 10 am to 12 pm for Wildlife Festival. This is a free event is for elementary and middle school aged students. There will be 4 stations that the children rotate between which include live animals, s’more, a nature hike and a station about the importance of water. If you have any question please email fieldtrips@riverfriends.org. To RSVP for this free event go to riverfriends.org/events

Community Open Mic @ Unity of Fredericksburg
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm
Community Open Mic @ Unity of Fredericksburg | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Second Saturday of every month, we host an open mic event that is open to everyone in the community! All types and levels of talent are welcome and encouraged to attend. Doors open at 6:30, the performances start at 7. We hope to see you there!

Mar
16
Thu
Effective Communication Strategies @ Poet's Walk of Fredericksburg
Mar 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Effective Communication Strategies @ Poet's Walk of Fredericksburg | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Advance registration is required by calling 540-370-0835, ext. 8407.

Mar
18
Sat
SAT Prep Course @ SAT Prep Course
Mar 18 @ 8:00 am – Apr 29 @ 2:30 pm

39-hr comprehensive course to include English grammar, reading comprehension, essay writing, mathematics, extensive problem solving. (For May/June SAT).

American Red Cross – Rappahannock Area Centennial Celebration @ Princess Anne and Hunter Streets; Across from Carl's, Fredericksburg
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
American Red Cross - Rappahannock Area Centennial Celebration @ Princess Anne and Hunter Streets; Across from Carl's, Fredericksburg | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Rappahannock Area Chapter American Red Cross to celebrate centennial

FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA, FEBRUARY 20, 2017 The Rappahannock Area Chapter of the American Red Cross welcomes the people of the Fredericksburg area to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Red Cross service in Virginia. On Saturday, March 18, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., come to the headquarters of the Red Cross’ Rappahannock Area Chapter for games and fun, and a look back at our organization’s history. The celebration will take place in the Hunter Street parking lot of the General Washington Building, located directly across Princess Anne Street from Carl’s in downtown Fredericksburg.

“We are thrilled to give thanks to – and celebrate with – the community that has made the Red Cross’ work possible,” said Helen Parham, executive director of the Rappahannock Area Chapter. “For the past century, the people of the Rappahannock region and all of Virginia have generously donated their time and resources to help the Red Cross help those facing disaster – both at home and abroad. We simply could not do our work without your help and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

This free celebration will include:
• a walk−100 Steps for 100 Years−in support of the Red Cross mission
• exhibits of emergency response vehicles
• face painting
• food trucks
• great music

Since 1917, the American Red Cross has assisted individuals and families in Virginia who face disasters both large and small. In that time, the Red Cross has also provided Virginians with health and safety instruction, supported the commonwealth’s military members and their families, and delivered countless other services to those in need.
For more information about volunteering with or donating to the Rappahannock Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, contact Executive Director Helen Parham at helen.parham@redcross.org.

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WINGS ANNUAL DAFFODIL LUNCHEON @ Fredericksburg Country Club Ballroom
Mar 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

WINGS Annual Daffodil Luncheon and Program will feature as speaker FBI veteran and chief hostage negotiator Clint R. Van Zandt, a recognized expert on workplace violence, hostage and kidnap negotiations and survival techniques, international and domestic terrorism, and personality assessments and behavioral profiling. He will do a signing for his new book, FACING DOWN EVIL.
The event, which will feature the popular annual Daffodil raffle, will benefit the Fredericksburg Alzheimer’s Association.

Please send checks by March 10 to WINGS, P.O. Box 2084, Fredericksburg, VA 22402.

Planting for Pollinators @ Salem Church Branch, The Central Rappahannock Library
Mar 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Speaker Karen Rexrode explains the importance of pollinators to the environment and what you can plant to attract them to your garden.

2017 Spring Concert Series/Calliya String Quartet @ Haydn Hall in Wm Mason II Violin Shop
Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm

An evening of string quartet music including Shostakovich String Quartet #8, Dvorak “American” String Quartet #12 & Gideon Klein String Trio. Reception beforehand and Music starts at 7: p.m. Limited seating so don’t wait to get your tickets.

UMW Philharmonic Celebrity Series An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth @ Dodd Auditorium, University of Mary Washington
Mar 18 @ 7:30 pm
UMW Philharmonic Celebrity Series An Evening with Kristin Chenoweth @ Dodd Auditorium, University of Mary Washington

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth has a career that spans film, television, and stage. You may know her from her Broadway and film credits, such as Wicked, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, The Peanuts Movie, and Rio 2. Her television credits include Pushing Daisies, Glee, The West Wing, and Disney’s Descendants. However you know Chenoweth, her voice and personality will be on full display in Dodd Auditorium this March with the UMW Philharmonic! A veteran of the concert stage, Chenoweth has performed to sold-out crowds in concert halls around the globe. You’re in for a “Wickedly” good time!

Friends tickets go on sale Monday, Jan. 9. General public sales begin Monday, Jan. 16.

Mar
20
Mon
Women’s History Month Keynote Speaker: Marianne Schnall
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm

Marianne Schnall is a widely published writer and interviewer whose writings and interviews have appeared in a variety of media outlets including O, The Oprah Magazine, TIME.com, In Style, CNN.com, EW.com, the Women’s Media Center, and many others. Marianne is a featured blogger at The Huffington Post and a contributor to the nationally syndicated NPR radio show, 51 Percent: The Women’s Perspective. Schnall is the founder and Executive Director of Feminist.com, a leading women’s website and nonprofit organization. For nearly 20 years, Feminist.com has been fostering awareness, education, and activism for people all across the world. She is also the cofounder of EcoMall.com, one of the oldest environmental websites promoting earth-friendly living

Mar
23
Thu
Children’s Art Show and Expo @ Dorothy Hart Comunnity Center
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Kids 4 years old through 12th grade We want to see YOU and your masterpiece!

Entry form, fee and artwork deadline is 3pm on Friday, March 17, 2017. Entry forms are available at the Dorothy Hart Community Center and online atwww.fredparksrec.com.

Exhibition is open to all children 4 years old through 12th grade. There is a $5 entry fee for the first 2 pieces, $5 entry fee for each additional (up to max of 4 artworks per child). Entry Dates: March 13 – March 16, 2017

7th Annual Arab Culture Night @ University of Mary Washington
Mar 23 @ 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar
24
Fri
55+ Come Move With Us @ Rowser Building
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
55+ Come Move With Us @ Rowser Building | Stafford | Virginia | United States

Do you want to improve your activity level but don’t know where to begin? Come join us for a morning of hands-on activities, demonstrations, educational sessions, vendors, food and fun! The event is free for all individuals 55+ and the first 50 participants will receive a “goodie bag”. Event will be open house style from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., stay for as little or as long as you want.

Children’s Art Show and Expo @ Dorothy Hart Comunnity Center
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Kids 4 years old through 12th grade We want to see YOU and your masterpiece!

Entry form, fee and artwork deadline is 3pm on Friday, March 17, 2017. Entry forms are available at the Dorothy Hart Community Center and online at www.fredparksrec.com.

Exhibition is open to all children 4 years old through 12th grade. There is a $5 entry fee for the first 2 pieces, $5 entry fee for each additional (up to max of 4 artworks per child).
Entry Dates: March 13 – March 16, 2017

Mar
25
Sat
Children’s Art Expo Workshop @ Dorothy Hart Comunnity Center
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

While the Art Show will be on display Thursday – Saturday, the Children’s Art Expo
Workshop will be held Saturday, March 25 with fun and
creative art experiences from 10am – 1pm for children of all ages to enjoy.

There will be a $6 fee for children to participate in the Art Workshop. Children who’ve already paid fees to enter the Art Show will be waived upon checking in to the event.

Children’s Art Show & Expo

 

Mar
30
Thu
Dementia Conversations @ Cooper Library
Mar 30 @ 2:00 pm – Mar 31 @ 3:30 pm
Dementia Conversations @ Cooper Library | Colonial Beach | Virginia | United States

Advance registration is required by calling 540-370-0835, ext. 8407.

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