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December 2017 Calendar in PDF


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

If you graduated in the Chancellor HS Class of 1998, please email 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!

Christmas Eve at Ebenezer @ Ebenezer United Methodist Church
Dec 24 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Christmas Eve at Ebenezer @ Ebenezer United Methodist Church | Stafford | Virginia | United States

You’re invited to celebrate Christmas Eve at Ebenezer Church on Sunday, December 24! Family Candlelight Services will be held at 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM & 7:00 PM. All are welcome! Join us at 161 Embrey Mill Road in Stafford. For more information, go to or call 540-659-1349.

Christmas Eve Service @ Choice Baptist Church
Dec 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Snowball Fights @ River Front Park
Dec 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

One night only, join us for an evening of snowball fight matches using our fun-to-throw polyester “snowballs.” Held snow or shine. Come dressed for the weather, bring drinking water. Vendors will be available for purchasing refreshments in the park. Children must be supervised by an accompanying adult. Teens and adults, bring your group of friends and we’ll schedule you for an adults-only match if you’re up for the challenge (matches are every 15 minutes). Location: Riverfront Park, 500 Sophia Street in downtown Fredericksburg.

Thursday, December 28,  6:00pm – 8:00pm

Riverfront Park -All ages, family

$3 per person or 2 people for $5 to stay and play for the night. Residents and non-residents are welcome.

Signed waivers are required to play, pick up your waiver at the Dorothy Hart Community Center in advance or complete one on-site at the gate.


Family Fun Night @ River Front Park
Dec 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

New Year’s Eve in Riverfront Park

Sunday, December 31, 2017


FREE Admission, Families welcome!


Live Music and Entertainment

Kids’ Games & Events

Teen Area & DJ

Gryoscope and Bounce Castle

Food Vendors, Raffles & Prizes

PLUS, Early Countdown and Ping Pong Ball Drop at 9:00pm


Family Fun Night is sponsored by  Cox Communications and

Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events


For event information call (540) 372-1086

2018 Celebrity Masquerade Ball @ Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Dec 31 2017 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 1 2018 @ 2:00 am
2018 Celebrity Masquerade Ball @ Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

Join us for Washington DC’s most anticipated New Year’s Eve celebration! The 2018 Celebrity Masquerade Ball is an exclusive NYE event hosted by reality-tv star Jonathan “Foodgod” Cheban (Keeping Up with the Kardashians) with entertainment provided by the region’s hottest DJs, DJ CYD and DJ EPX.

Gather at the luxurious HYATT REGENCY WASHINGTON ON CAPITOL HILL for a night of incredible sights, sounds, tastes, and treats. You’ll be within easy reach of the best DC has to offer, from dining and entertainment to monuments and memorials, including the breathtaking United States Capitol. Now in our fifth year of producing DC’s hottest NYE celebrations, we’ve listened to our guests and have selected the most lavish food, drink, and entertainment options for our DC audience. Our three unique ticket packages will allow you to craft a New Year’s Eve celebration experience that is PERFECT FOR YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS!

OPTION 1: General Admission
Your General Admission ticket sets the stage for a memorable New Year’s Eve. Enter at 10pm with full access to the main event area and ballrooms. Party with friends on two dance floors and enjoy mixes from DJ EPX and DJ CYD. ALL DRINKS ARE INCLUDED with your ticket price; beer, wine, and liquor flow freely all night and PARTY FAVORS are included for all guests. Raise a glass of champagne at midnight and toast the New Year with live coverage of New York’s TIMES SQUARE BALL DROP on jumbo screens, and enjoy a spectacular balloon drop when the clock strikes twelve!

OPTION 2: General Admission + Buffet
Enjoy all the benefits of our General Admission package as well as a delicious buffet dinner served in a private area exclusively for our buffet guests. You’ll enter the event one hour early, at 9pm.

OPTION 3: General Admission + Seated, 3-Course Dinner with Jonathan “Foodgod” Cheban
Our ALL-INCLUSIVE VIP PACKAGE provides an unparalleled luxury New Year’s Eve experience! Enjoy a sumptuous 3-course seated dinner with reality tv star Jonathan “Foodgod” Cheban (Keeping Up with the Kardashians) at 7pm in the Hyatt Regency’s Thornton Room, featuring sweeping views of the US Capitol and Washington, DC skyline. Enter the event one hour early at 9pm and have complete access to all main party areas, ballrooms, and amenities. VIP guests also enjoy EXCLUSIVE UPGRADES that include PREMIUM DRINKS from our VIP BARS SPONSORED BY RED BULL, VIP CUISINE, VIP-ONLY PARTY FAVORS, and more!

IMPORTANT: For all ticket packages: 21+ only. Dress to impress. Prices increase as we get closer to the date of the event. All sales final and non-refundable. Valet/coat check available for additional fee.

Book a room at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill and receive a 4-pack of Red Bull courtesy of GQ Agency & the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Reserve through our event link and receive discounted room rates specifically for this event. Reservations can be made online at

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington DC 20001
7:00pm-2:00am (Admission times vary by ticket type.)

Jonathan “Foodgod” Cheban is a reality-television star and entrepreneur/celebrity host. His enormous popularity comes in part thanks to his recurring role on the Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality tv series and spinoffs. Jonathan is the host of our Masquerade Ball at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, where he’ll be meeting and greeting partygoers and joining VIP guests for an exclusive culinary experience in the Hyatt’s Thornton Room. He’s the perfect choice to host our seated dinner, as Jonathan has been knighted as the “Foodgod” by none other than Kanye West himself!

Edwin Park, better known as EPX, has been one of the most in-demand DJs in our nation’s capital and throughout the United States, with club residencies in many major cities. Performing more than 200 times each year is only part of EPX’s appeal – he also hosts his own podcast, “The EPX Centre,” and is constantly working on edits that are featured on the top record pools in the world (DJCity, ClubKillers). An all-around talent in the dance music scene, EPX has been honored to play alongside numerous world-renowned artists like Alesso, Above & Beyond, and Oliver Heldens. Follow DJ EPX at

DJ CYD (formerly DJ Charity) is a rising star in the DC club scene who’s passion for mixing and music help her put an indelible mark on club experiences by mixing classic sounds with vivacious beats. Her energetic style showcases her vast knowledge of music, earning her business and honors from international powerhouse brands like Nike, Under Armour, Superdry, DKNY, Tory Burch, Lamborghini, and Maserati. Her current residencies include Tropicalia, 14-Forty, and Fig & Olive. She is the official DJ of the Clio Award Show in New York. CYD has such a deep love for house music that she debuted in Aruba for Love Festival, is the Regional Director in the DC area for the House Music Awards, and has performed at the renowned house music venue Echostage for Budlight. Learn more about DJ CYD at

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.

January Detoxification Class @ Whole Health Solutions
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm

Help your body clean up, clear out, and feel terrific for the new year! We have new information on how to best help your liver detoxify your body to refresh your energy and wash away the symptoms of inflammation.

All attendees will receive 15% OFF all detox and digestion products!

TO REGISTER: Call (540) 899-9421 or email

The Lees: A Birthday Celebration @ Stratford Hall
Jan 13 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
The Lees: A Birthday Celebration @ Stratford Hall | Stratford | Virginia | United States

You are invited to the annual birthday party for the Lees at Stratford Hall. This family-fun event includes self-guided tours of Stratford’s historic Great House, the “Civil War Civilians of Spottsylvania Historical Interpreters,” a scavenger hunt for kids, Wrights Delight BBQ, and the live 19th Century music of Doug Marshall and Company. In keeping with tradition, guests can top off the celebration with a slice of birthday cake! This event is free to the public.

Ladyfingers @ Private home of Ann and Bill Doumas
Jan 14 @ 3:00 pm
Ladyfingers @ Private home of Ann and Bill 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. To purchase tickets visit our website at, or call our office at 540-374-5040.

January Detoxification Class @ Whole Health Solutions
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm
January Detoxification Class @ Whole Health Solutions | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Help your body CLEAN UP, CLEAR OUT, and FEEL TERRIFIC for the new year!
We have NEW information on how to best help your liver detoxify your body to refresh your energy and wash away the symptoms of inflammation.

All attendees will receive 15% OFF all detox and digestion products!

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.

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