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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.

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).

Apr
4
Tue
Dimensional Expressions – Annual Juried Exhibition @ Artful Dimensions Gallery
Apr 4 – Apr 30 all-day
Dimensional Expressions – Annual Juried Exhibition @ Artful Dimensions Gallery | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

View the entries to this annual show throughout the month. Winners announced at First Friday reception on April 7.

Apr
20
Thu
Cirque Italia @ Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair
Apr 20 – Apr 23 all-day
Cirque Italia @ Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

2017 Press Release – Unit II (GOLD)
GET READY FREDERICKSBURG, VA, BECAUSE YOU ARE ABOUT TO HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE! CIRQUE ITALIA, THE FIRST TRAVELING WATER CIRCUS IS COMING TO TOWN WITH A SPECTACULAR SHOW THAT YOU CAN’T MISS!
Cirque Italia has grown to the point where the next logical step can only be to expand operations and double our presence at the national level. In response to our wonderful fans all over the U.S., and with over 90% of shows being sold out, NOW is the perfect time for a substantial investment.
Beginning in 2017, Cirque Italia, the first traveling Water Circus, introduces a second unit, the Gold Unit: a luxurious experience where technology and preforming arts are mixed to create a one-of-a-kind show.
This new performance will feature an ultra-modern water curtain that controls every droplet of water meticulously. Cirque Italia is ready to provide a breathtaking experience. This new stage by itself is enough to amaze the most demanding audience, and synchronized with the most creative display of superhuman talent – the result is simply out of this world!
The latest trends of the industry are challenged with every Cirque Italia appearance and this 2nd unit is not going to be any different. A careful casting selection has united the best artists from all over the world. This production will feature acts all the way from Russia to Mexico. Cirque Italia believes in multi-culturalism as one of our strongest assets.
Packed full of incredible acts, there is no room for boredom. The variety presented is exceptional. For those who enjoy smart and well-thought out comedy, Alex the clown thrills while taking an acrobatic journey on the trampoline. Our Argentinian twin jugglers (with a Guinness World Record in their pockets) can handle all kinds of objects in the air, even fire! There is almost no bodily limit for our contortionist as she bends in ways you never would have imagined. She makes it seem so natural, you might end up trying it in yoga class.
Whether it’s a futuristic laser act or mesmerizing aerial performances, the show has something for all tastes and expectations. One thing Cirque Italia sets out to accomplish is to create a type of world-class entertainment suitable for all age groups.
This new second unit also follows the same strict animal-free policy that makes the Water Circus stand out from other circus entertainment shows.

The “magic touch” of the Italian entrepreneur Manuel Rebecchi, President and Owner of Cirque Italia, added to the flawless direction of the COO, Chanté DeMoustes, and has turned this once romantic project into a successful production known and acclaimed all over the country.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be amazed and transported to a fantastic realm where your deepest dreams can -and will- come true.

For more information visit www.cirqueitalia.com and make sure to check all our social media accounts.

When: April 20-23
Where: 2400 Airport Ave, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
At: Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair

—Under the stunning White & Blue Big Top Tent

· April 20 – Thursday: 7:30pm
· April 21 – Friday: 7:30pm
· April 22 – Saturday: 1:30pm, 4:30pm, & 7:30pm
· April 23 – Sunday: 1:30pm & 4:30pm

Box office hours:
The box office opens on-site on Tuesday, the week of the show.
Non-show days: 10am – 6pm
On show days: 10am – 9pm

You can purchase tickets through our website (cirqueitalia.com/tickets) or by phone: (941) 704-8572. We also respond to text messages.
Non vediamo l’ora di vedervi allo spettacolo!
Let Your Imagination Wander…and come DIVE into the Magical world of CIRQUE ITALIA.

Apr
22
Sat
Mary Washington House Plant Sale @ Mary Washington House
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm
Mary Washington House Plant Sale @ Mary Washington House  | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Purchase a plant for your garden at the Mary Washington House for your Virginia garden. Proceeds of the sale benefit the gardens of the Washington Heritage Museums. The sale will be going on during regular touring hours from April 22-30 and admission to the garden is free during Garden Week.

Apr
23
Sun
“Children on the Home Front” @ Fredericksburg Area Museum, 907 Princess Anne Street
Apr 23 all-day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3/24/2017
Kerri Corsano
Community Outreach Specialist
Fredericksburg Area Museum
P.O. Box 922
Fredericksburg, VA 22404
Phone: 540-371-3037 x 134
kcorsano@famcc.org
www.famcc.org

Fredericksburg Area Museum Announces “Children on the Home Front” Program

The Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) is excited to announce a hands-on children’s program based around the museum’s newest exhibition, World Aflame. Children of all ages are invited to participate in this free program featuring educational opportunities to help build a victory garden, learn which raw materials were recycled from our own community to be used in the war effort, and even design your own Propaganda Poster.

Come join us for an afternoon of interactive, fun projects that focus on our community’s involvement during the tumultuous years during WWII. Learn about, and help build a victory garden, which were popping up all over town during this time. Learn about the scrap drives and which materials were collected and re-cycled to be sent off the manufacturers to make products that were used by the U.S. military and our allies.

INFORMATION: Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at the FAM, 907 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. This event is free and open to children of all ages. RSVPs suggested but not required.

The Museum collects, researches, interprets, teaches, and preserves the history, heritage, and culture of the Fredericksburg region. We serve a diverse community through a commitment to inclusion, integrity, credibility, and relevance. We will facilitate an understanding and appreciation of how the acts of those who preceded us have shaped this community and the nation at large—providing both lessons and inspiration as we work together to forge a greater community.

Apr
24
Mon
St. James’ Spring Opening @ St. James' House
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm
St. James' Spring Opening @ St. James' House | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

A warm welcome awaits you in this splendid 18th century gentlemen’s home. St. James’ House was built by James Mercer, Mary Washington’s attorney. St. James’ has been lovingly restored and filled with an outstanding collection of antiques. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for ages 6-18, $3 for college students and free for members. The home will be opened April 24-30 from 1-4 PM daily.

Apr
25
Tue
Master Gardener 4th Tuesday Series at Salem Library (free & open to public) @ CRRLibrary Salem Church Rd. Room A
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm

Speaker: Courtney French. Topic: “Wild Birds Unlimited: Gardening to Attract Wild Birds.”

Apr
27
Thu
Awakening To Wholeness; What’s Stopping You Retreat
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm
Awakening To Wholeness; What's Stopping You Retreat @ Strasburg | Virginia | United States

This retreat will support you in becoming aware of your Authentic Self. This journey enlists your willingness to look honestly, openly, and with courage into YOU. Awakening to Wholeness is a journey through your fears, your resistances, your defenses and your barriers arriving at the Realization of your Authentic Self.
You will discover:
How to recognize your blocks
How to accept yourself with Loving Kindness
How to acknowledge & take responsibility for your actions
How Spiritual practices support you in making better choices
How to maintain Wholeness

Apr
28
Fri
Race for Education
Apr 28 all-day

Spotsylvania Education Foundation is hosting a Race for Education on Friday, April 28 at Dominion Raceway. The Youth Fun Run/Walk will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the 5K Run/Walk will begin at 6 p.m. To register please visit: www.racetimingunlimited.org/R/DR/Info.aspx

Fredericksburg Songwriters’ Showcase @ LibertyTown Arts Workshop @ LibertyTown Arts Workshop
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Songwriters’ Showcase Concert series presents Mark Allen Vollten, Lara Herscovitch, and Kirsten Hazler for an evening of original acoustic music, 8pm and still only $10. With musical topics from jazz and the blues to lighthearted humor, the Showcase has hosted local and touring musicians since 1993. Browse the beautiful art and enjoy homemade cookies at intermission. More info at www.burgsongs.org or 540-429-0999.

Apr
29
Sat
Rappahannock EMS Council Annual Golf Tournament @ Meadows Farms Golf Course
Apr 29 @ 8:00 am

The Rappahannock Emergency Medical Services Council is holding its 14th annual golf tournament at Meadows Farms Golf Course on April 29! The REMS Council is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit community organization dedicated to the coordination of Emergency Medical Services in Planning Districts 9 & 16. Registration includes a door prize ticket, two drink tickets, a goodie bag, greens fee, cart fee, and lunch! There will be several contests, including Closest to Pin and Longest Drive, as well as prizes for the top three teams!

Spotsylvania Farmers Market @ Commuter Lot at Route 3 West/Gordon Road
Apr 29 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Bring your family and friends and visit the Spotsylvania County Farmers Market. It’s a great place for you to shop local, meet your community producers and growers, and pick up some of the healthiest, freshest ingredients the area has to offer. There will be spring plants and produce, meat and eggs, breads and pastries, honey, herbs, spices, jams and salsas, and so much more! The Market is open rain or shine from 8:00am – 1:00pm. Cash, credit cards and SNAP/EBT are accepted. See you there!

Relay For Life of Spotsylvania at Massaponax High School @ Massaponax High School
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Carnival of Hope- silent auction, carnival games, food trucks, fun, fun, fun!!!

Fredericksburg Beach Music Blast @ Fredericksburg Fairgrounds
Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fredericksburg Beach Music Blast @ Fredericksburg Fairgrounds | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

The Rappahannock-Fredericksburg Rotary Club will host their second annual Fredericksburg Beach Music Blast from 12 – 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Fairgrounds. Hear music from The Tams, The Catalina’s, Ammon Ammon’s All Stars and Steve Jarrell. Tickets $35 at www.eventbrite.com or $45 at the gate.

James Gindlesperger at Barnes & Noble @ Barnes & Noble
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm
James Gindlesperger at Barnes & Noble @ Barnes & Noble | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Meet James Gindlesperger, author of ARLINGTON: A COLOR GUIDE TO AMERICA’S MOST FAMOUS CEMETERY. Most Americans have heard of Arlington National Cemetery, yet many of those interred rest in obscurity. This book seeks to honor their memories by telling the stories of 250 people buried here. Many were battlefield heroes, but some survived war to achieve major accomplishments. There are also stories of the original inhabitants of the cemetery, slaves and freedmen who worked on the Lee estate.

Many of these stories about those buried in Arlington are little known but fascinating. This guide is the first book about Arlington that is accompanied by color photographs. The author also focused on providing easy-to-follow navigation instructions that are accompanied by GPS coordinates and tie-ins to the cemetery’s smart phone application to make location simple.

Apr
30
Sun
VENDOR OPEN HOUSE! *** LulaRoe ~ Thirty-One ~ Pampered Chef ~ LipSense ~ Tupperware *** @ Kingswood Clubhouse
Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
VENDOR OPEN HOUSE! *** LulaRoe ~ Thirty-One ~ Pampered Chef ~ LipSense ~ Tupperware *** @ Kingswood Clubhouse | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

FREE ADMISSION!!!
5 Vendors are setting up shop at the Kingswood Clubhouse for your shopping enjoyment! All vendors will have cash and carry items available for purchase and accept cash or credit! Don’t see it in Cash & Carry? you can place an order on the spot! Grab your friends and don’t miss this fun event!
*** Thirty-One ~ LLR ~ Pampered Chef ~ LipSense ~ Tupperware ***
*The clubhouse is located in Kingswood subdivision, off Harrison Road near Hazelwild farm. (between Rt 1 and Salem Church Rd)

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!

May
2
Tue
Ladies Night Out. @ Truong Rehab Center
May 2 all-day

If you are a mother or had a mother or know a mother, come shop for her. LulaRue, 31 Gifts, Do Terra Essential Oils, Gold Canyon Candles, Chole & Isabel Jewelry and MORE. at Truong Rehab Center 10340 Spotsylvania Ave Lee’s Hill- Next to Hooters. For more infor call 540-374-3164 ask for Joan

Picnic In The Park @ Hurkamp Park
May 2 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Picnic In The Park @ Hurkamp Park | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Free, live lunchtime concert in Hurkamp Park. Bring a lunch to enjoy while listening to the music by Will Gravatt and Jimbo Byram.

There will also be children’s activities.

Brought to you by B101.5, COX Communications, Fredericksburg Parent and Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events.

 

 

May
3
Wed
Spotsylvania Farmers Market Opening Day at SRMC @ Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
May 3 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

To kick off the 2017 Farmers Market at the Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, Thunder 104.5 will be BROADCASTING LIVE from the Market. Bring your friends and family and come celebrate with us! Beautiful farm fresh produce, locally raised meat and eggs, artisanal breads and pastries, ice cold lemonade, hot popcorn and more! Open rain or shine. Cash, credit cards and SNAP/EBT are accepted. See you there!

20 in 42 Challenge @ Truong Rehab Center
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Come to orientation and learn how you can Lose 20 lbs in 42 Days AND get your money back! Truong MedFit 10340 Spotsylvania Ave next to Hooters. Call to reserve your seat. 540-374-3164 ask for Joan

May
5
Fri
Tres Amigos – Fiber Art Show @ Artful Dimensions Gallery
May 5 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
Tres Amigos - Fiber Art Show @ Artful Dimensions Gallery | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Join us for a Cinco de Mayo Party on First Friday May 5 and throughout May to see fiber art by Skeeter Scheid, Mary Lazar and Sally Cooney Anderson.

“2D, 3D, and What’s In Between” by Linda Warsaw @ Art First Gallery
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
"2D, 3D, and What's In Between" by Linda Warsaw @ Art First Gallery | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Painter and assemblage artist, Linda Warsaw sustains her creativity by remaining open to inspiration in unlikely places and juxtapositions. An opening reception for her current show, the result of reading When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi, and of a desire to recycle discarded wood, will be held during the First Friday gallery walk, and continue throughout the month.

Hazel Run live at Agora @ Agora Downtown Coffee Shop
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hazel Run live at Agora @ Agora Downtown Coffee Shop | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Hazel Run will be performing in Agora Downtown Coffee Shop’s outside seating area 6-8pm on Friday, May 5th! Hazel Run is a local band that draws on folk, bluegrass, gospel, and soul. Fredericksburg locals Stephen Hu, Linda LaFave, Karen Richardson, and Stuart Whitford form Hazel Run. Come listen to some wonderful music while enjoying an evening beverage, or maybe even a spiked one! For more information, contact Agora Downtown, 520 Caroline Street in downtown Fredericksburg, at (540) 369-8180 or agoradowntown@gmail.com.

May
6
Sat
2017 Spring Concert Series/The Fredericksburg String Quartet @ Haydn Hall in Wm Mason II Violin Shop
May 6 all-day

An evening of string quartet music including Borodin String Quartet Movements 1-3, Mozart String Quartet k155 in D Major, and other short works. Reception beforehand and Music starts at 7: p.m. Limited seating so don’t wait too long to get your tickets.

Spotsylvania Farmers Market @ Commuter Lot at Route 3/Gordon Road
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Bring your family and friends and visit the Spotsylvania County Farmers Market, the largest farmers market in the region! Shop local, meet your community producers and growers, and pick up some of the healthiest, freshest ingredients the area has to offer. The month of May brings sweet plump strawberries, beautiful asparagus and a bounty of leafy greens – all freshly picked, all local. You will also find spring plants and produce, meat and eggs, breads and pastries, honey, herbs, spices, jams and salsas, and so much more! The Market is open rain or shine from 8:00am – 1:00pm. Cash, credit cards and SNAP/EBT are accepted. See you there!

Art In The Park @ Hurkamp Park
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us for Art In the Park on Saturdays at the Hurkamp Park Farmers Market
Browse and shop local artists and crafters on display the first
and third Saturdays at the Farmers Market. Free admission.

Call for Artists!!
Now accepting artists and craftsman for our 2017 season. Visit www.thefarmersmarket.co for details.

Eagles, Beetles and Wild Edibles! @ Friends of the Rappahannock office
May 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Eagles, Beetles and Wild Edibles! @ Friends of the Rappahannock office | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Join Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) on a nature walk with Joella and Michael Killian of the University of Mary Washington’s Department of Biological Sciences on Saturday, May 6, from 9:30 a.m. until noon. We meet at the FOR office in Fredericksburg (3219 Fall Hill Ave.) and hike our trails and the canal path. We explore birds, plants, insects and natural edibles along the Rappahannock River. All ages and families are invited. Rain or shine! The cost of the event is $5 per individual and $10 for groups of 3 or 4. The price with the FOR member discount is $4 and $8. Please pre-register at http://www.riverfriends.org/event/eagles-beetles-and-wild-edibles/

Crafts in the Garden @ Mary Washington House
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Crafts in the Garden @ Mary Washington House | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Join us at the Mary Washington House Garden to make colonial and garden related crafts inspired by the Mary Washington House. Crafts include fan painting and watercolors. The event is from 11AM-2PM Saturday, May 6 and is $8.00 for members and $10.00 for the public. Questions? Contact the Mary Washington House at (540)373-1569 or mwhouse@washingtonheritagemuseums.org.

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