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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.

Nov
3
Fri
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.

Nov
17
Fri
CYT Fredericksburg’s James & the Giant Peach @ Spotsylvania High School
Nov 17 – Nov 26 all-day

Broadway-style Musical for all ages!
Friday, Nov 17th @ 7:00pm
Saturday, Nov 18th @ 2:00pm
Saturday, Nov 18th @ 7:00pm
Sunday, Nov 19th @ 3:00pm
Friday, Nov 24th @ 7:00pm
Saturday, Nov 25th @ 2:00pm
Saturday, Nov 25th @ 7:00pm
Sunday, Nov 26th @ 3:00pm

Nov
24
Fri
Opt Outside Walk @ Old Mill Park
Nov 24 @ 9:00 am

Germanna Volkssport Association (GVA) and REI invite you to join the OptOutside movement with a 3-mile guided walk along the Rappahannock River to work off some of that turkey and pumpkin pie! In addition to the trail along the river, Old Mill Park, and the Canal Path, the route takes you through a botanic garden and past many historic properties and monuments in Fredericksburg (including the famous Carl’s Ice Cream).

Don’t spend Black Friday inside – Opt to be Outside!

It is free to walk! If desired, AVA/IVV Credit is $3.

Nov
30
Thu
Book Signing at Agora: “Daingerfield Island” @ Agora Downtown Coffee Shop
Nov 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Stop by Agora on Thursday, November 30th to check out “Daingerfield Island,” a book by local John Wasowicz! He will be signing copies of his book from 4 – 6pm.

BEACON NEWSPAPERS REVIEW:

The fast paced page-turner Daingerfield Island is a spy thriller with all the elements of that genre. It’s a riveting read replete with dead bodies, shootings — fatal and otherwise, a terrorist plot, car chases and pileups, disgruntled exes, coverups, courtroom drama, police and investigatory double dealings and a denouement at the airport with authorities in pursuit of a fleeing suspect. The plot picks up steam as the mystery deepens and the characters are fleshed out as the story unfolds. John Wasowicz, a resident of Fairfax County, Virginia, uses his familiarity with the local geography to great effect in his storytelling. His more than three decades as a practicing attorney lend credence to the plot lines.
Personal grudges, betrayals, ruthlessness and hypocrisy are described with great panache and, given the nature of recent headlines, these duplicitous dealings don’t seem that far-fetched. The villains are more than overshadowed by the good guys and gals, some of whom reach the end of the book vindicated but, alas, others lose their lives along the way. You’ll have trouble putting this book down between chapters, so plan on reading it in one sitting. Time will fly by as you follow the twists and turns of the ingenious tale.
Daingerfield Island by John Adam Wasowicz, 234 pages, BrickHouse Books softcover, 2017.

Dec
1
Fri
Stafford High School Theater Department Presents ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ in December @ Stafford Senior High School
Dec 1 – Dec 9 all-day

Stafford High School Theater Department Presents ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ in December
(Fredericksburg, Va., October 11, 2017) – The “Stafford Players,” Stafford High School’s theater students, will bring the magical world of Narnia to the stage in “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” on December 1-2 and 7-9. The play is open to the public and geared to children and adults.
During the World War II air raid of London, the Pevensie children are evacuated to the estate of an enigmatic professor in the English countryside. While exploring the house, the youngest sister, Lucy, finds a mysterious wardrobe in an otherwise deserted room. On the other side, she finds a mystical land. She informs her sister and brothers of her visit to the land called Narnia, and when they try to escape the professor’s strict housekeeper, they hide in the wardrobe together. To their surprise, they find themselves in a country perpetually covered in snow and ruled by the cold-hearted White Witch. The children are befriended by the residents of Narnia – animals and mythical creatures – including the powerful and brave lion, Aslan. They join Aslan to defeat the White Witch and bring Narnia back to the beautiful land it had been before.
“We wanted to present a family-oriented show for the holidays this year, and ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ includes the winter and holiday motifs, fitting nicely into the season,” said Stafford High School Theater Director Michael D’Addario. “The story is one that has always resonated with the group, and it was ideal for the students in our program. We look at the students we have and select plays in which they can shine. We also wanted to perform a play that had the opportunity for great theatricality.”
D’Addario, who has taught theater at the school for the past eight years, and Chad Johnson, the school’s fine arts teacher, work with the students to bring quality entertainment to the students and public. Over the past decade, the Stafford High School Theater Department has won more than 100 awards in district, regional, state and national competitions. The program also features a thriving improv comedy troupe, which has grown to 40 students over the last few years.
The cast of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” travels to Grafton Elementary School to conduct Theater Club for third through fifth graders each week. Although the cast has a rigorous rehearsal schedule for the play, they want to bring their love of theater to the elementary school students.
“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” performances will take place Friday and Saturday, December 1 and 2 at 7p.m.; Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 7, 8 and 9 at 7p.m.; and Saturday, December 2 and 9 at 2 p.m. An added treat of live music, face painting, juggling, balloon animals and Father Christmas (for photos) will be available before the show and at intermission. Tickets are $5 for children, students and senior citizens and $7 for adults. They will be available at the door.
The final performance on Saturday, December 9, will also include the option of dinner with the show beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets for the dinner theater is $15 for children, students and senior citizens and $17 for adults. Dinner theater tickets can be purchased in advance by emailing thestaffordplayers@gmail.com.
Stafford High School is located at 63 Indians Lane in Fredericksburg. For more information, contact thestaffordplayers@gmail.com.

Nature Photography Showcase with Ken Conger at the Fredericksburg Holiday Craft Show @ Fredericksburg Conference & Expo Center
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm
Nature Photography Showcase with Ken Conger at the Fredericksburg Holiday Craft Show @ Fredericksburg Conference & Expo Center | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Ken Conger, author and photographer of Wildlife’s Greatest Connection: A Mother and Her Young, will be selling and signing copies of his book at the Fredericksburg Holiday Craft Show at the Fredericksburg Conference & Expo Center (2371 Carl D. Silver Pkwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22401) from 12/1-12/3. He will be there on Friday and Saturday from 10 am-6 pm and Sunday from 11 am-4 pm at booth #103. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, and children 12 and under is free.

Throughout his life, award-winning wildlife photographer Ken Conger has visited dozens of national parks and wildlife refuges, documenting the candid behaviors of wildlife in their natural habitats. Over the course of his long career in wildlife protection and conservation, he’s witnessed thousands of interactions between animals of all species—but no type of interaction has been as memorable as that which occurs between mothers and their offspring. Now, he invites you to share in the experience of these fascinating moments from behind his camera lens. Using photographic techniques perfected over his forty years in the field, Conger has brought together a compilation of stunning images celebrating the diversity of the special bond that forms between mothers and their young across the animal kingdom. This collection, which features more than 100 high-quality, full-color photos, will take you from the jungles of Indonesia to the coasts of Patagonia, from the plains of the Maasai Mara to Conger’s own ‘backyard’ of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.

First Friday Event: Meet the Artists @ Community Bank of the Chesapeake
Dec 1 @ 2:00 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 local artists at this meet and greet event. Light refreshments will be provided.

December 1 First Friday @ Fredericksburg Area Museum
Dec 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fredericksburg Area Museum will be open free to the public on the evening of Dec 1 from 5-8PM for First Friday and to celebrate our latest exhibits. Merry Trees is a collaboration with Hugh Mercer Elementary School. There are 10 classes who are making Christmas tree ornaments related to books they are reading in their classes. Toys to Treasure, a collection of Santa Claus figures from the private collection of Tom Rotella will also be on display. This is a perfect opportunity to check out these and all of the other exhibits. We will provide refreshments and holiday music will be provided by Windwerx, a double reed quartet. Come see what’s happening at the FAM!

Artful Dimensions PopUp Gallery at Coldwell Banker Elite @ Coldwell Banker Elite
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Artful Dimensions PopUp Gallery at Coldwell Banker Elite @ Coldwell Banker Elite | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Join us for First Friday and throughout December to see new works by our artists.

PONSHOP’s Holiday Celebration @ PONSHOP Studio and Gallery
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
PONSHOP's Holiday Celebration @ PONSHOP Studio and Gallery | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

PONSHOP Studio and Gallery is excited to host our annual “First Friday” Holiday Celebration on Friday, December 1 from 6-9pm. Come enjoy light refreshments, fun company, and the latest creations by our PONSHOP artists. We’ll be featuring our first exclusive zipper hoodie adorned with the popular “The Arrival” artwork, a design by PONSHOP owner, Gabriel Pons.

We’ll be introducing collections from our newest vendors, handcrafted leatherworks by Rustico and minimalist canvas bags by Newton Supply Co. You’ll also find handmade ceramics by PONSHOP owner, Scarlett Pons, as well as local artists Rachel Ruddle and Matt James. Try on stunning pieces of jewelry by over a dozen local and regional jewelers, and appreciate Fine Art by Gabriel Pons, Maddie Huddle, and James Walker. And don’t forget our holiday hours—we’re open until 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays!

Rising Sun Tavern Holiday Open House @ Rising Sun Tavern
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Rising Sun Tavern Holiday Open House @ Rising Sun Tavern | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

A holiday tour of the Tavern is a treat for the entire family. Come out and taste seasonal treats and beverages while touring this historic property decorated and glowing for the holidays.

Enjoy wonderful holiday sounds from Colonial Fare!

This is a FREE EVENT. Bring all of your friends and family!

First Friday at Agora: Brian Burgess @ Agora Downtown Coffee Shop
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Friday at Agora: Brian Burgess @ Agora Downtown Coffee Shop | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

For the month of December, we will be hosting local artist Brian Burgess and his Plein-Air artwork at Agora Downtown Coffee Shop! The opening reception will be December 1st (First Friday) from 7pm – 9pm. Stop by to take a look at his beautiful paintings and meet the artist himself!

Dec
2
Sat
FIRST SATURDAYS AT HIGHMARK BREWERY – LIVE BLUEGRASS MUSIC @ HIGHMARK BREWERY
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
FIRST SATURDAYS AT HIGHMARK BREWERY - LIVE BLUEGRASS MUSIC @ HIGHMARK BREWERY | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

First Saturdays at Highmark!!

Bring friends and family and enjoy and afternoon of bluegrass music and craft beer!

Live music with Reckless Brigade Bluegrass Band

Founders Club members get 50% off beers first Saturdays!

WILLS PLACE PUERTO RICAN FOOD TRUCK

Free Admission

Dogs welcome in our outside area

Fredericksburg Christmas Parade @ Caroline & Princess Anne Streets
Dec 2 @ 5:30 pm

Parade route is along Caroline Street and Princess Anne Street in Downtown Fredericksburg

Free Admission. Please dress for cold weather and wear walking shoes.

 

Sponsored by Huber Motor Cars and the City of Fredericksburg

For info: (540) 372-1086 or fredericksburgchristmasparade.com

Southern Small Plates, Wine, and Live Music @ Hot N Fluffy
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Southern Small Plates, Wine, and Live Music @ Hot N Fluffy | Stafford | Virginia | United States

Every first Saturday of the month this year! July 1st, August 5th, September 2nd, October 7th, November 4th, and December 2nd. Join us for from scratch southern small plates, wine, and live music that you can still enjoy conversation over. This will be a full service dining experience for adults provided in a comfortable atmosphere! No reservations are required. Food service and music will begin at 6:00pm. See you there! 🍗🍷

Dec
3
Sun
Rappahannock Group Sierra Club @ Rappahannock Central Library
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Holiday Open House – “A Christmas Tale: If Corals Could Talk” – Corals are archives for past climate change. Guest speaker UMW Professor Dr. Pamela Grothe shares her research conducted on Christmas Island. Light refreshments, door prizes.

Mary Washington House Candlelight Tour & Open House @ Mary Washington House
Dec 3 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Mary Washington House Candlelight Tour & Open House @ Mary Washington House | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Tour the MWH by candlelight, sample Mary’s famous gingerbread and shop for holiday presents in the gift shop.

This is a FREE event!

Dec
5
Tue
Women’s Rights Forum @ Headquarters Library
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm
Women's Rights Forum @ Headquarters Library | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

We Are For America (WAFA), a local progressive grassroots organization, will host a Women’s Rights Forum on Tuesday, December 5 at 7 p.m. at the Headquarters Library (1201 Caroline Street in Fred’burg).

We will focus on local women’s rights issues, including domestic violence, reproductive justice, and economic equality.

7 p.m. – Speakers from Empowerhouse, NOW, and others to be announced
8 p.m. – Planned Parenthood of Fredericksburg (PPOF) discussion

**We will be accepting donations of non-perishable foods and toiletries for Empowerhouse, which supports survivors of domestic violence and their children.

https://www.facebook.com/WeAreForAmerica

Dec
9
Sat
Fredericksburg History and Biography Book Signing @ Eileen’s Bakery @ Eileen's Bakery and Cafe
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Fredericksburg History and Biography Book Signing @ Eileen's Bakery @ Eileen's Bakery and Cafe | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Central Virginia Battlefields Trust is having a book signing of our new sixteenth volume of the Fredericksburg History and Biography Journal, Saturday December 9th from 9:00 to 10:30 am at Eileen’s Bakery and Cafe. Come purchase your copies and meet the authors. Have your books signed.

Story Time & Breakfast with Santa @ Dorothy Hart Community Center
Dec 9 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

$7 per/child (residents/non-res)

One adult free with paying child, $2 per each additional adult

2yrs – 12yrs

At the Dorothy Hart Comm. Ctr

Bring the whole family for a special meal featuring a delicious hot and cold buffet, Christmas story, craft making, and the jolly man in red himself! One adult free with paying child. Pre-registration required.

540-372-1086  www.fredparksrec.com

 

Candlelight Tour @ Washington Avenue
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Candlelight Tour @ Washington Avenue | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Stroll the picturesque streets of Fredericksburg, Virginia and enjoy docent-led tours of houses on historic Washington Avenue. Professional decorators, designers, and artists beautifully decorate each home for the holidays—a delight for the eye and an inspiration for the upcoming holidays.

Homes open for tours will include 1200, 1206, 1302, 1309, and 1500 Washington Avenue.

Tickets can be purchased in advance through the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. website for $25. Tickets can also be purchased the day of the tour for $30 at the day-of gift shop at 616 Amelia Street. Group rates are available.

Daytime Tour
Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 11am to 5pm
Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 11am to 5pm

Stratford Hall Christmastide @ Stratford Hall
Dec 9 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Stratford Hall Christmastide @ Stratford Hall | Stratford | Virginia | United States

Celebrate the Christmas season through the traditions, songs, dances, conversations, and stories passed down through the generations at Stratford Hall.

Start a Christmas journey at the Stratford Hall Visitor Center where you’ll tap your foot to the contemporary seasonal music of Kathy Mapp while enjoying some light refreshments and craft making. Next, you’ll cross the lighted bridge to the bonfire and make a “Christmastide wish” by tossing in a holly sprig. Pause there to embrace the spirited singing of the Siloam Baptist Church youth choir. Then follow the candlelit path to the Great House, stopping by the Carpenter’s Shop on the way to listen to the music of Ampersand, a musical duo, performing 18th and 19th century “popular’ music. Proceed into the Great House, where, on the lower floor, one of Stratford Hall’s gifted interpreters, Rita Wagstaff, will tell the story of the enslaved at Christmas through her historical interpretations, inspired storytelling and song. Moving upstairs, watch the courtly dance of the Rappahannock Colonial Heritage Society. Enjoy holiday decorations throughout the house as you head back outside to the Kitchen where a foodways specialist prepares a sumptuous and savory Christmastide meal on the open hearth. Visit the reconstructed slave cabins before ending the evening with a wagon ride.

Price:

Walk-in’s welcome! No pre-registration required.

Adult $15.00

Child $9.00 (6-13. Children under 6 free)

Questions? Contact Jon Bachman by email (jbachman@stratforhall.org) or phone (804) 493-1972 for more information!

Dec
10
Sun
Candlelight Tour @ Washington Avenue
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Candlelight Tour @ Washington Avenue | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Stroll the picturesque streets of Fredericksburg, Virginia and enjoy docent-led tours of houses on historic Washington Avenue. Professional decorators, designers, and artists beautifully decorate each home for the holidays—a delight for the eye and an inspiration for the upcoming holidays.

Homes open for tours will include 1200, 1206, 1302, 1309, and 1500 Washington Avenue.

Tickets can be purchased in advance through the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. website for $25. Tickets can also be purchased the day of the tour for $30 at the day-of gift shop at 616 Amelia Street. Group rates are available.

Daytime Tour
Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 11am to 5pm
Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 11am to 5pm

Award-Winning Author Signing Books at Battle Anniversary @ Fredericksburg Battlefield Bookstore
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Award-Winning Author Signing Books at Battle Anniversary @ Fredericksburg Battlefield Bookstore | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Author Chris Mackowski will be signing copies of his book, Simply Murder.

Dec
15
Fri
Dog Gone Christmas Party! @ Dorothy Hart Community Center
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Do something special with your dog(s) this holiday season!! Come out and play, eat, sing, and take photos of you and your pets at our Dog Christmas Party. We will have kibble for you and food for your dog ugh strike that we will have food for you and kibble for your dog. Join the Pet/Master Christmas Outfit Contest and more!

$8 (up to two dogs) Pre-registration is REQUIRED.

To benefit the Fredericksburg SPCA. Sponsored by Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events

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

Merry Carols in the Market Square – A Community Concert & Sing-Along @ Fredericksburg Market Square
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Merry Carols in the Market Square – A Community Concert & Sing-Along
Featuring the famous SPOTSYLVANIANS chorus & the Public (YOU!)
With Special Appearances by Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus
Refreshments provided by 25 30 Expresso
December 15th 7-8 PM
Historic Market Square – Behind the Fredericksburg Area Museum at 907 Princess Anne St, Fredericksburg VA
Sponsored by Fredericksburg VA Main Street, SCOUTCOMMS and Wilson H. Greenlaw, Jr CCIM Commercial Real Estate Sales & Leasing

Dec
16
Sat
Classical Ballet of Fredericksburg presents The Nutcracker @ James Monroe High School Auditorium
Dec 16 – Dec 17 all-day
Classical Ballet of Fredericksburg presents The Nutcracker @ James Monroe High School Auditorium | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Two exquisite performances on Saturday, December 16, 7:00PM and Sunday, December 17, 3:00PM. Many performers are professional and student dancers who have won international competitions and danced for companies around the globe. Imported scenery from the State Theatre of ‎Chişinău in Moldova will create gorgeous 3-dimensional backdrops to set the stage. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. General admission is $29. Seniors 65 and older and children 10 and under $25.

Plant Medicine with Heather Bedford @ Stratford Hall
Dec 16 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Plant Medicine with Heather Bedford @ Stratford Hall | Stratford | Virginia | United States

Did you know that certain weeds can stop an itchy mosquito bite, soothe cold and flu symptoms or even provide the perfect pick-me-up? Learn about the medicines contained in many of the easily found and identifiable plants that grow right here in the Northern Neck of Virginia. Herbalist Heather Bedford will give a basic primer on how to find and use plants to help ease a variety of conditions. Common or invasive? Heather will tell all as well as discuss how to use herbal energetics for a variety of common conditions. As an added bonus, she will lead us on a wild and weedy plant walk and forage. Using nothing but the weeds we gather and a few common grocery store items, she will demonstrate how to turn plants into medicine.

Heather Bedford is bio-regional folk herbalist who enjoys helping others develop relationships with the plants that grow in their local community. She offers herbal consultations, training, and plant walks to help those who want to expand their plant identification skills.

$20.00 per person
Free to Friends of Stratford Hall members
Pre-registration suggested by December 10, 2017, Walk-ins welcome
To register contact Jon Bachman at 804-493-1972 or jbachman@stratfordhall.org.

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