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Apr
5
Thu
Lost Stories, Found Images: Portraits of Jews in Wartime Amsterdam by Annemie Wolff @ Ridderhof Martin Gallery
Apr 5 – Jun 28 all-day
Lost Stories, Found Images: Portraits of Jews in Wartime Amsterdam by Annemie Wolff @ Ridderhof Martin Gallery | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

This powerful exhibition moves beyond the art world. Here, we find opportunity to examine the work of German-born Dutch photographer, Annemie Wolff, who was working at a pivotal moment in history. This exhibition features never-before-seen portraits of Jewish people living in South Amsterdam between January and October of 1943, three years into the five-year German occupation of the Netherlands.

Amazingly, these photographs were not discovered until 2008, fourteen years after Annemie Wolff’s death. Dutch photo historian Simon Kool discovered 100 rolls of film in the attic of Wolff’s heir. On these rolls of film were portraits of 434 individuals. Once discovered, the search began to locate those pictured or find family members of those pictured. To date, over half of the people photographed have been identified through research and interviews.

This dynamic exhibition includes 26 photographs, as well as didactic materials that allow us to examine Wolff’s work through not only the lens of the history of photography but also the lenses of history, religion, sociology and cultural and personal experiences.

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 5th, 5-7pm
Exhibition on view: April 5th- June 28th

The Ridderhof Martin Gallery is free and open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. The UMW Galleries are closed on University holidays and breaks.

Image: Photo of Judith Trijtel, 1943 by Annemie Wolff © Monica Kaltenschnee, The Netherlands

May
16
Wed
Public Sculpture Project Call for Entries @ various sites
May 16 – Jul 1 all-day

Juried Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Six locations around the City of Fredericksburg, VA have been selected for the display of public sculpture from October, 2018 to September, 2019. Liability insurance provided. Stipend of $2000. Artist responsible for delivery and removal. Jury deadline for submission of existing or proposed work is July 1. No entry fee. Application info at: www.fredarts.com/sculpture

May
29
Tue
ART FIRST presents new works by Barbara Taylor Hall @ Art First Gallery
May 29 – Jul 2 all-day
ART FIRST presents new works by Barbara Taylor Hall @ Art First Gallery | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

ART FIRST GALLERY IS PROUD TO EXHIBIT “MOOD AND MEMORY”
A Collection of New Works by Award-Winning Artist BARBARA TAYLOR HALL

Jun
1
Fri
Sun, Sand, Sea – All Member Show @ Artful Dimensions Gallery
Jun 1 – Jul 2 all-day
Sun, Sand, Sea - All Member Show @ Artful Dimensions Gallery | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Visit us throughout the month of June to see new works by our dimensional artists.

Jun
21
Thu
2018 Annual Fredericksburg Photography Show @ Dorothy Hart Community Center
Jun 21 @ 4:30 pm – Jun 24 @ 8:30 pm

Display of photography from local artists. Contest entry is encouraged and info can be found on the web page fbgphotoclub.com.

Jun
22
Fri
Night Catfishing at Motts Run Reservoir @ Motts Run Reservoir
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm

7:00pm – 1:00am at Motts Run Reservoir, 6600 River Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Advanced prices: $3 child, $5 Adults

Day of prices: $5 child, $8 Adults

Come hook your bait and cast your line to catch catfish in the Reservoir. Private boats will be allowed on the water only if they meet proper VDGIF standards for night fishing but all boats must be off the water by 12:30am.

For more information call Motts Reservoir at 540-786-8989 or visit www.FredParksRec.com

Sounds of Summer Concert Series – The Feathered Fish @ Fredericksburg Area Museum / Market Square
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sounds of Summer Concert Series - The Feathered Fish @ Fredericksburg Area Museum / Market Square | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

The Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) is pleased to announce the return of its highly anticipated Sounds of Summer concert series in historic Market Square beginning on Friday, June 1, 2018. Due to popular demand, the 2018 season has been extended and will include 18 concerts every Friday night through September 28, 2018.
This year’s concert series is generously presented by Access Eye and sponsored by the Fredericksburg Economic Development Authority, the Fredericksburg Art Commission, Adventure Brewing Co., 718 Venue, Stafford Printing, Radley Chevrolet, First Citizens Bank, Woodcock & Associates, PC, Zolo, The Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Mr. Cedric Rucker, and Rotary International.
The 18-week series will feature a free public concert every Friday night from 7:00 – 9:00 PM in historic Market Square located at 907 Princess Anne Street. Bring a lawn chair and your dancing shoes, and enjoy family-friendly music by local bands and arts & crafts for the kids (free) every Friday.
Returning for another year, beer from Adventure Brewing Co. will be available for purchase along with wine (must be 21 years of age or older) and non-alcoholic beverages. Members of the FAM will receive a complimentary beverage at each concert and discounts on drink tokens. Not a member yet? Join using our new website www.famva.org/membership/.
The 2018 lineup is:
June 1, 2018 Allen and Eddie Dickerson
June 8, 2018 The Duskwhales
June 15, 2018 Gaye Adegbolola and the Wild Rutz
June 22, 2018 The Feathered Fish
June 29, 2018 Bunker Hill Band
July 6, 2018 Fredericksburg Community Concert Band
July 13, 2018 Swamp Trash Band
July 20, 2018 Whiskey Revival
July 27, 2018 Transmitters
August 3, 2018 44 Diesel
August 10, 2018 Mr. Smith
August 17, 2018 The Dangerous Kitchen
August 24, 2018 The Acoustic Onion Band
August 31, 2018 Karen Jonas
September 7, 2018 Colonial Seafood
September 14, 2018 Cabin Creek
September 21, 2018 Don Brown’s Soul Experience
September 28, 2018 Elby Brass

Pours and Pasties Burlesque and Variety Show @ Strangeways Brewing Fredericksburg
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm

Pours and Pasties-FXBG!
Burlesque Right Meow shows are officially back on at Strangeways Brewing in Fredericksburg! We’re bringing you a cast full of glorious entertainers to excite and delight you all night long! Catch us there for burlesque, comedy, and circus arts while enjoying the unique and delicious craft brews of Strangeways!

This month’s dazzling performers:
Mary Strawberry (Atlanta, GA)
Gordita Maricona (FXBG)
Smash (FXBG)
Flora Nox (FXBG)
Scarlet Starlet
Sally Stardust
Hosted by Ego Von Hubris

Burlesque starts at 9pm, seating begins at 8:00pm

Fredericksburg Burlesque Show Tickets
$10 VIP seats closest to stage with the best views
$5 in advance for all other guaranteed seating
$5 general admission at the door provided space is available.
This show is for audiences 18+

Bourbon Room Dance Party @ The Bourbon Room
Jun 22 @ 10:00 pm – Jun 23 @ 2:00 am
Bourbon Room Dance Party @ The Bourbon Room | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Come out and get down with us at the Bourbon Room for our Wild Weekend Summer Series with our amazing House DJ The Patient!

Jun
23
Sat
Spotsylvania Farmers Market @ Commuter Lot at Route 3/Gordon Road
Jun 23 @ 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 and celebrating its 20th Season! 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 June brings berries, the first of the summer tomatoes, beans, zucchini, potatoes, cabbages and a bounty of late spring produce – all freshly picked, all local. You will also find 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!

ReWed: Wedding Resale Event @ Courthouse Community Center
Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
ReWed: Wedding Resale Event @ Courthouse Community Center | Stafford | Virginia | United States

ReWed is a one day wedding resale event for couples to buy/sell gently used wedding decorations and wedding dresses. 75+ vendors, free admission (must register for tickets on the website). Shop for great deals and stay within your wedding budget! Recently married? Get exposure to hundreds of brides and sell your stuff all at once rather than in facebook groups or craigslist.

Travis Tritt @ Celebrate Virginia After Hours
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm
Travis Tritt @ Celebrate Virginia After Hours | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

No sky is bluer, no air crisper, no leaf greener than after a storm, and Travis Tritt is adding a musical addendum to that list with the release of The Calm After …. Part metaphor and surprisingly literal, the title is reflective of a fresh and focused start for one of the most successful and acclaimed musical creators of his era. The tumult his music has come through to get this point, however, is very real.

“I feel so humbled and blessed to be where I am right now,” says Travis, who will release the album on his own Post Oak Records. “My voice has never been stronger, I’m constantly playing and working to become a better guitar player, banjo player, vocalist and songwriter. I am honestly as excited about the creative process and performing now as I was the day I signed my first record deal.”

The highly abbreviated Tritt timeline has the Georgian incorporating lifelong influences in Southern Rock, blues and gospel into his country during a honky-tonk apprenticeship that led him to Warner Bros. His 1990 debut Country Club and its succession of hits put him in the vanguard of the genre’s early ’90s boom, dubbing him as one of “The Class of ‘89,” which included Country music superstars Garth Brooks, Clint Black and Alan Jackson; all whom dominated the charts in the early ‘90s.. At the same time, his conspicuous lack of a cowboy hat and musical aggressiveness set him apart. The next eight albums and scores of hit singles led him to amass more than 25 million in career album sales, two Grammys, three CMA Awards and a devoted fan base that filled venues coast-to-coast. He’s also become a force in Atlanta sports, performing at the 1996 Olympics, two Super Bowls, a World Series Game, the opening of the Georgia Dome, the final Braves game at Atlanta-Fulton Country Stadium and, in 2013, the NCAA men’s basketball championship.

A 2006 recording session for a Sam Moore album proved fateful when producer, musician and American Idol judge Randy Jackson complimented Travis on his vocals. The meeting led to co-production collaboration on Tritt’s next album, which would eventually be titled The Storm. The name, unfortunately, fit in ways no one would have expected.

Released in 2007 on the independent Category 5 Records, The Storm soon became embroiled in one. The company founder was funding the label through ill-gotten revenue in his principle business. “Because of the legal problems he ran into, which eventually led to him going to jail, the promotional push dried up and the label eventually failed,” Travis explains. “The album never really got an opportunity to see the light of day. We did release a single and we got great response with reviews, but there was never a properly executed marketing or promotion plan.”

Great response is putting it mildly. People wrote, “Jackson effectively brings out the soul in the country singer on cuts that venture into gospel and blues terrain.” The Associated Press said, “Tritt roars back with The Storm.” Boston Phoenix called the album “proof that even today the difference between rural blues and rural country is just a matter of pigmentation.”

Nevertheless, the label’s demise sank the project and led to years of litigation. The final settlement, reached in 2012, remitted master recordings for The Storm to Tritt. He knew exactly what he wanted to do. “I’ve been talking about starting my own record label for five years, and it all hinged on having those masters back in my control so we could kick off with that.” Hence, The Calm After ….

Pleased as Travis was at the opportunity to re-introduce music he’d poured himself into, he was also intent on fulfilling his initial vision. Originally a 12-track release, the album’s sessions actually yielded 14 finished recordings, with the two unreleased selections being Tritt’s take on the band Faces’ “Stay With Me” and the Patty Smyth-Don Henley duet “Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough.” The latter had been intended as a pairing with an established female country artist. “When we were closing out the album, the timing was off because the scheduling just didn’t work out for the short list of women I thought had the soul to make that song special. So we basically shelved it.”

Fast forward several years, and Tritt discovered that if the perfect duet partner doesn’t materialize, you can always grow your own. On a family car trip, the unreleased track came up on his iPod. “My 15-year-old daughter Tyler Reese, who had never heard the song, started singing along in the backseat. When it ended she had me play it again five or six times. I was listening to her sing it and I was impressed, but I didn’t say anything. When we got home, I told my wife that I thought she could really do a great job on this song. We agreed, so I took her in the studio last year and had her sing the female parts. I know I sound like a biased parent, but she really did nail it and the proof is in the track.”

As his daughter’s voice takes wing, Travis Tritt finds his own career enjoying a new spring. He already has plans to follow the initial release with a variety of music projects, including a new, mostly acoustic project with former No Hats Tour chum Marty Stuart. “We’ve got four tracks done on sort of a throw-back project that is on the exact other end of the spectrum from The Calm After …, which is very heavily produced,” Travis explains. “I’m playing acoustic guitar, Marty is on acoustic and mandolin, there’s an upright bass, keys, light percussion and that’s it.”

Tritt had a busy 2013 with a full-band production tour in 2013, following three years of well-received solo-acoustic shows, and 2014 is proving to be just as busy. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of his music career, Tritt is touring the U.S. and Canada promoting his new album.

Through it all, music is still what gives him joy. “I turned 50 years old this year, strictly going off the date my mother told me that I was born,” he laughs. “I need to go back and check my birth certificate, because I don’t feel that old. In my head, I still feel like I’m 28-years-old. I have the same energy, the same amount of love for live performance and for working in the studio that I had when I was first getting started.”

“The odd thing is, and I can’t explain this, but I think I’m singing better than I did in my 20s and 30s. I know it’s not supposed to be that way, but there’s just a control that comes with maturity. Plus, I’ve got a higher range now than I had when I was in my early 30s. And since we started doing the acoustic shows, people come up to me commenting on my singing or, more often, my guitar playing.

“I get that a lot. In fact, that’s how I ended up working with Randy Jackson. After I came out of the vocal booth on that Sam Moore session, Randy looked at me and said, ‘Man, I had no idea that you had that blue-eyed soul thing going on.’

“We’ve even joked about having t-shirts made up that say, ‘I Never Knew Travis…’ followed by phrases like, ‘Played The Banjo Like That,’ ‘Can Sing Like That,’ ‘Had That Many Hits,’ ‘Is That Good A Guitar Player.’, etc. You know, it’s fun,” he smiles. “At 50, to still have a career and be able to surprise people with music – I’m humbled and very thankful. It’s a God given gift.” Which is another way of saying that for Travis Tritt, it’s nothing but clear skies, open windows and dry pavement ahead.

Jun
24
Sun
Throwing Strikes @ Splitsville Bowling Alley
Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Throwing Strikes @ Splitsville Bowling Alley | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

The Blue Star Mothers of America, Fredericksburg Chapter VA4 cordially invite you to a “Striking” afternoon at Splitsville Bowling Alley, 51 Towne Centre Blvd., Fredericksburg, Sunday, June 24, 2018, from 3 – 5 pm. Each $15 ticket includes the shoe rental. There will be eight lanes available for eight bowlers per lane. The fundraising event is limited to 64 tickets, so purchase your tickets early. All proceeds benefit the Blue Star Mothers of America 2018 Convention Expenses.

For tickets contact: Teresa Sumners, sumnerst@hotmail.com OR Teri Reece, trreece@yahoo.com

Jun
25
Mon
Fiberfads! Children’s Summer Weaving Camp @ Miller Farms Market
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – Jun 29 @ 9:00 am
Fiberfads! Children’s Summer Weaving Camp @ Miller Farms Market | Locust Grove | Virginia | United States

Give your child an outdoor, hands-on experience this summer during Fiberfads! Summer Weaving Camp. Each morning, we will run “weaving” relay races, search nature for weaving materials, make our own looms, and weave take-home projects. We’ll use flowers and stems, yarn and hemp, paper and cardboard…and most importantly, our creativity. Ages 7-12. Registration/payment are required.

History Camp @ Mary Washington House, Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, Rising Sun Tavern, George Washington's Ferry Farm, and Kenmore Plantation
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm
History Camp @ Mary Washington House, Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, Rising Sun Tavern, George Washington's Ferry Farm, and Kenmore Plantation

Children 8-12 will enjoy this fun week-long day camp which rotates between the following sites: Mary Washington House, Kenmore, Rising Sun Tavern, Ferry Farm & Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop. They’ll explore history in the very places it was created!

They’ll learn colonial crafts, history, and customs with hands-on activities.

Sponsored by The George Washington Foundation & Washington Heritage Museums.

Cost: $135 per child, includes a light snack each day and a picnic on Friday, June 29th.

For rising 3rd through 6th graders (ages 8-12). Registration required. Call 540-370-0732 x24 or email hayes@gwffoundation.org

Jun
26
Tue
Stratford Hall Grandparent/Grandchild Summer Camp @ Stratford Hall
Jun 26 – Jun 28 all-day
Stratford Hall Grandparent/Grandchild Summer Camp @ Stratford Hall | Montross | Virginia | United States

This year campers will experience programs and activities, such as cooking apple pies over an open hearth, milling, colonial music, and basketweaving. Playing colonial games and hunting for shark teeth are also favorite activities. Some new activities will be added this year.

The three days of fun-filled, educational activities offer a memorable family bonding experience while participants are re-living 18th-century life on a Virginia plantation.

Camps will be offered three times in 2018: June 26-28, July 17-19, and July 31-August 2. Some camps were sold out in 2017, so early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment. The suggested child age is 1st grade completed through age 12, but there is a provision (and a large discount) for teen alumni campers to enroll with their grandparents, as camp assistants. The all-inclusive cost of $440.00 per person includes two nights comfortable lodging in the Stratford Inn and all meals in our dining room. A deposit of $100 per camper is due with registration. Additional lodging is available for the night before the camps begin (and the night after) for those who have to travel a considerable distance to Stratford.

Enrollment is limited to only 20 children plus their grandparents, so early registration is strongly recommended. For more information and to register go to: https://www.stratfordhall.org/educational-resources/camps/

Picnic In The Park @ Hurkamp Park
Jun 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Picnic In The Park @ Hurkamp Park | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Free, lunchtime concert in Hurkamp Park with music by Becky Y Slam.

There will also be children’s activities.

Bring a picnic lunch or buy one in the park from our onsite food vendors. Enjoy the sunshine with your children, friends and co-workers!

Brought to you by B101.5, COX Communications and Fredericksburg Parent and Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events.
For more information, please call 540-372-1086 or visit www.FredParksRec.com

 

Jun
27
Wed
Eating for the Earth — Plant-Based Cooking Class @ St. George's Episcopal Church
Jun 27 all-day
Eating for the Earth -- Plant-Based Cooking Class @ St. George's Episcopal Church | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

The Fredericksburg Food Co-op offers a monthly plant-based cooking class in partnership with St. George’s. This month Jill Harrington will show us how to make beautiful sweet desserts with fruit. Bring a plant-based dish to share at the vegan potluck following the class or make a donation to St. George’s food pantry, The Table. All are welcome.

Spotsylvania Farmers Market @ In front of the Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

There is always something new to discover at the Wednesday Spotsylvania Farmers Market. Check out the Power of Produce Club for FREE activities, tastings and prizes for the kids. Meet our SNAP-Ed intern as she demonstrates healthy cooking using easy, economical recipes and fresh market produce. You’ll find a bounty of mid-summer produce, locally raised meat and poultry, delicious pies, ice cold lemonade, sweet-salty kettle corn, pickles, homemade soaps and pet treats and more! Fresh, affordable and local! Open rain or shine. Cash, credit cards and SNAP/EBT are accepted. See you there!

Jun
29
Fri
Sounds of Summer Concert Series – The Bunker Hill Band @ Fredericksburg Area Museum
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sounds of Summer Concert Series - The Bunker Hill Band @ Fredericksburg Area Museum | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

The Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) is pleased to announce the return of its highly anticipated Sounds of Summer concert series in historic Market Square beginning on Friday, June 1, 2018. Due to popular demand, the 2018 season has been extended and will include 18 concerts every Friday night through September 28, 2018.
This year’s concert series is generously presented by Access Eye and sponsored by the Fredericksburg Economic Development Authority, the Fredericksburg Art Commission, Adventure Brewing Co., 718 Venue, Stafford Printing, Radley Chevrolet, First Citizens Bank, Woodcock & Associates, PC, Zolo, The Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Mr. Cedric Rucker, and Rotary International.
The 18-week series will feature a free public concert every Friday night from 7:00 – 9:00 PM in historic Market Square located at 907 Princess Anne Street. Bring a lawn chair and your dancing shoes, and enjoy family-friendly music by local bands and arts & crafts for the kids (free) every Friday.
Returning for another year, beer from Adventure Brewing Co. will be available for purchase along with wine (must be 21 years of age or older) and non-alcoholic beverages. Members of the FAM will receive a complimentary beverage at each concert and discounts on drink tokens. Not a member yet? Join using our new website www.famva.org/membership/.
The 2018 lineup is:
June 1, 2018 Allen and Eddie Dickerson
June 8, 2018 The Duskwhales
June 15, 2018 Gaye Adegbolola and the Wild Rutz
June 22, 2018 The Feathered Fish
June 29, 2018 Bunker Hill Band
July 6, 2018 Fredericksburg Community Concert Band
July 13, 2018 Swamp Trash Band
July 20, 2018 Whiskey Revival
July 27, 2018 Transmitters
August 3, 2018 44 Diesel
August 10, 2018 Mr. Smith
August 17, 2018 The Dangerous Kitchen
August 24, 2018 The Acoustic Onion Band
August 31, 2018 Karen Jonas
September 7, 2018 Colonial Seafood
September 14, 2018 Cabin Creek
September 21, 2018 Don Brown’s Soul Experience
September 28, 2018 Elby Brass

Jun
30
Sat
Spotsylvania Farmers Market @ Commuter Lot at Route 3/Gordon Road
Jun 30 @ 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 and celebrating its 20th Season! 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 June brings berries, the first of the summer tomatoes, beans, zucchini, potatoes, cabbages and a bounty of late spring produce – all freshly picked, all local. You will also find 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!

Games in the Garden! @ Mary Washington House
Jun 30 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Games in the Garden! @ Mary Washington House | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Stop by and enjoy games as they were in the 18th century! Some we don’t hear much about today and others we know by different names. Members of the Rappahannock Colonial Heritage Society will be on hand to engage you.

Workhouse Fireworks 2018 @ Workhouse Arts Center
Jun 30 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Workhouse Fireworks 2018 @ Workhouse Arts Center | Lorton | Virginia | United States

Join us on Saturday, June 30th, when Workhouse Fireworks race skyward and illuminate the Northern Virginia landscape in an expertly-choreographed display of pyrotechnic light and thunder.

Launched from our historic, 55-acre campus, the region’s largest pre-Independence Day fireworks show celebrates the history of this amazing nation and honors the courage and sacrifice that have made America a beacon of hope and freedom around the world. This year, the US Navy Band Commodores – the Navy’s premier jazz ensemble – will treat guests to the very best of big band jazz music in the Rizer Pavilion at the center of the Workhouse’s completely renovated Quad. A nearly 30-minute fireworks show follows the performance and will dazzle visitors with an incredible display of vibrant colors, bright lights, and ground-shaking explosions.

Enjoy art exhibits in 12 galleries and meet and explore the studios and works of art of nearly 80 resident and Arches Gallery artists. Galleries and studio buildings will remain open until just before the fireworks begin to ensure that everyone has a chance to enjoy the many examples of painting, sculpture, fiber arts, glass and ceramic arts, photography, and other art forms on display across our campus.

Guests at Workhouse Fireworks will also be able to enjoy culinary delights from local food trucks and craft beer and fine wine will be available for guests aged 21 and over. Ice-cold water, soft drinks, and other non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase by all our guests. As always, please drink responsibly.

Admission to Workhouse Fireworks is free; parking is $20 per car (cash only) and is available at both the Workhouse campus (enter via eastbound Workhouse Road) or across Ox Road (Route 123) at the Vulcan Materials Company facility. Free shuttles will run between the Vulcan lot and the Workhouse throughout the event.

NOTE: Guests are welcome to bring blankets and lawn chairs; coolers, outside food and beverages, and pets are prohibited during the event. Service animals are always welcome.

More information about Workhouse Fireworks is available online at http://workhousearts.org/fireworks

Workhouse Fireworks 2018
Saturday, June 30
5p-10p

Workhouse Arts Center
9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA 22079

Admission is free; parking is $20 per car (cash only)

Questions? 703-584-2900 or info@workhousearts.org

Jul
2
Mon
Mindful Eating @ Fredericksburg Branch Library
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Mindful Eating @ Fredericksburg Branch Library | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Fredericksburg Food Co-op presents a program on Mindful Eating with Faye Krause, the owner of Energized Intentions, LLC, a nutrition and fitness coaching business in Fredericksburg. Learn how mindfulness can help you discover joy in eating the foods that you love. Program includes an update on the Fredericksburg Food Co-op and a tasting salad bar with local produce. fredericksburgfoodcoop.com

Jul
4
Wed
Fredericksburg’s July 4th Heritage Festival @ Downtown Fredericksburg
Jul 4 all-day

Downtown Fredericksburg

Daytime events include:
Heritage Festival Five-Mile run at 7:45am
Heritage Day Parade at 9:30am
Festival of the Streets at 10:00am – 4:00pm
Fourth of July at Ferry Farm at 10:0am – 5:00pm
Event events include music and fireworks at John Lee Pratt Memorial Park from 4:30pm until fireworks at 9:30pm
All events are rain or shine. See the full schedule online at FredParksRec.com or on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1405447666227151/

Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence @ Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop
Jul 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence @ Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Join us on the steps of the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop as we celebrate our independence. There will be a live reading of the Declaration of Independence at 1 PM and again at 3 PM.

The event is open and free to the public.

Jul
6
Fri
Nike Volleyball Camp at the University of Mary Washington @ University of Mary Washington
Jul 6 – Jul 8 all-day
Nike Volleyball Camp at the University of Mary Washington @ University of Mary Washington  | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

With programs for everyone from beginners to club and high school level players, our summer camp in Virginia is fun and informative. This camp is open to girls, ages 8-18, with Overnight and Day Camp options available. This year we are offering Overnight and Extended Day (9:00am-9:00pm) camp for girls of all ability levels. Campers can choose between All Skills (ages 8-16) or Advanced (ages 13-18) programs.

Spirit of the 4th — All Member Show @ Artful Dimensions Gallery
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm
Spirit of the 4th -- All Member Show @ Artful Dimensions Gallery | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Join us on First Friday and throughout July to see our red, white and blue art, as well as art of every other color in the rainbow.

Fredericksburg Community Concert Band’s 2nd Summer Concert – Visions of America @ Fredericksburg Area Museum in Market Square
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Fredericksburg Community Concert Band's 2nd Summer Concert - Visions of America @ Fredericksburg Area Museum in Market Square | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

“Visions of America” is the theme of the Fredericksburg Community Concert Band’s second summer concert. The concert is on Friday, July 6 at 7pm at the Fredericksburg Area Museum in Market Square as part of the Sounds of Summer Concert Series sponsored by the Fredericksburg Area Museum. It is a repeat of the first summer concert performed on June 13th. Admission is FREE and there is no rain date. Bring the whole family, chairs/blankets and a picnic dinner! For more information about the band, go to fredericksburgcommunityband.com.

Sounds of Summer Concert Series – Fredericksburg Community Concert Band @ Fredericksburg Area Museum / Market Square
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sounds of Summer Concert Series - Fredericksburg Community Concert Band @ Fredericksburg Area Museum / Market Square  | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

The Fredericksburg Area Museum (FAM) is pleased to announce the return of its highly anticipated Sounds of Summer concert series in historic Market Square beginning on Friday, June 1, 2018. Due to popular demand, the 2018 season has been extended and will include 18 concerts every Friday night through September 28, 2018.
This year’s concert series is generously presented by Access Eye and sponsored by the Fredericksburg Economic Development Authority, the Fredericksburg Art Commission, Adventure Brewing Co., 718 Venue, Stafford Printing, Radley Chevrolet, First Citizens Bank, Woodcock & Associates, PC, Zolo, The Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Mr. Cedric Rucker, and Rotary International.
The 18-week series will feature a free public concert every Friday night from 7:00 – 9:00 PM in historic Market Square located at 907 Princess Anne Street. Bring a lawn chair and your dancing shoes, and enjoy family-friendly music by local bands and arts & crafts for the kids (free) every Friday.
Returning for another year, beer from Adventure Brewing Co. will be available for purchase along with wine (must be 21 years of age or older) and non-alcoholic beverages. Members of the FAM will receive a complimentary beverage at each concert and discounts on drink tokens. Not a member yet? Join using our new website www.famva.org/membership/.
The 2018 lineup is:
June 1, 2018 Allen and Eddie Dickerson
June 8, 2018 The Duskwhales
June 15, 2018 Gaye Adegbolola and the Wild Rutz
June 22, 2018 The Feathered Fish
June 29, 2018 Bunker Hill Band
July 6, 2018 Fredericksburg Community Concert Band
July 13, 2018 Swamp Trash Band
July 20, 2018 Whiskey Revival
July 27, 2018 Transmitters
August 3, 2018 44 Diesel
August 10, 2018 Mr. Smith
August 17, 2018 The Dangerous Kitchen
August 24, 2018 The Acoustic Onion Band
August 31, 2018 Karen Jonas
September 7, 2018 Colonial Seafood
September 14, 2018 Cabin Creek
September 21, 2018 Don Brown’s Soul Experience
September 28, 2018 Elby Brass

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