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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. To RSVP for this free event go to riverfriends.org/events
39-hr comprehensive course to include English grammar, reading comprehension, essay writing, mathematics, extensive problem solving. (For May/June SAT).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Speaker Karen Rexrode explains the importance of pollinators to the environment and what you can plant to attract them to your garden.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
- Call for Artists 4 years old through 12th grade
- Entry deadline: March 17, 2017
- Show Dates: March 23-25, 2017 at the Dorothy Hart Community Center
- Download the Children’s Art Show entry form in PDF here.