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October’s big events: This month at a glance

Oct. 3

Sewing and Quilt Expo, Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg. Classes, workshops, retailers, trunk shows, how-to demonstrations. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. $10. 540/548-5555;

Oct. 4

First Friday Gallery Openings. Openings and entertainment at Fredericksburg-area galleries. Free. 540/373-1776.

Oct. 5

Culpeper Harvest Days Farm Tour. Start the tour at Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises, 10220 James Monroe Highway. Farm animals, fresh produce, flowers, wine tours and tastings, food. Free. 540/727-3410;

Oct. 6

Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community Day, George Washington’s Ferry Farm, 268 Kings Highway, Stafford. Tours of Archaeology Lab, dig site, museum gallery exhibits and garden conducted using American Sign Language. No reservation needed. 2 p.m. $8 adults, $4 students, under age 6 free. 540/371-3363.

Oct. 7

St. James’ House Fall Opening, 1300 Charles St., Fredericksburg. An 18th-century gentleman’s cottage, contains a collection of period furnishings. 1–4 p.m. through Oct. 12. Adults $3, students $1.

Oct. 8

Evening With an Expert Lecture Series, Historic Town Hall, 907 Princess Anne St. Discussion on social class and dress during Fredericksburg’s Colonial era led by Brenda Rosseau, director of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s Costume and Design Center. 7 p.m. Free.

Oct. 9

Film, State Theatre, 305 S. Main St., Culpeper. “The Spirit of St. Louis” (1957): Billy Wilder directed James Stewart as Charles A. Lindbergh, beginning with his dubious airborne mail runs to the conception and creation of a trans-Atlantic aircraft. $6. 7:30 p.m. 540/829-0292.

Oct. 10

Bingo, American Legion Post 320, 8456 Brock Road, Spotsylvania. Doors open at 5 p.m., games start at 6:30 p.m. 540/548-8069.

Oct. 11

Fall Colors: Canoeing and Kayaking Trip on the beautiful and historic Rappahannock River. Friday–Sunday in October. Reservations at 540/371-5085.

Oct. 12

Poker Run, East Coast Harley–Davidson, 17975 Main St., Dumfries. Registration 9:30 a.m., last bike out 11:30 a.m. $20 per hand. Benefits National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Oct. 13

A Taste of Culpeper, The Depot area, Davis and Commerce streets, Culpeper. Wine, food, art, cooking demonstrations, live music, children’s activities. Noon to 5 p.m. 540/825-4416;

Oct. 14

Fall Harvest Festival, Braehead Farm, 1130 Tyler St., Fredericksburg. “Playgrounds in the Barn Lot,” pumpkin patch, corn maze, sunflower maze, rope swings, face painting, cornhole, food. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. $5.

Oct. 15

Breakfast with the Curator, Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, 1001 Princess Anne St. Eric Mink, Cultural Resource manager, Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, will speak on the history of the Fredericksburg Town Hall/Market House. Free. RSVP to Anne Marie Paquette at 540/371-3037, ext. 400, or

Oct. 16

Girls’ Night Out, The Riverside Center, 95 Riverside Parkway, Stafford. Food, wine, entertainment, shopping. 5:30–8:30 p.m. $15.

Oct. 17

Music and Wine at Sundown, Louisa Arts Center, 212 Fredericksburg Ave., Louisa. Wine tastings from Cooper Vineyards with music by Paulo Franco & Friends. 5:30–7:30 p.m. Cash bar and wine-tasting fee; music is free.\

Oct. 18

Wedding Zombie Bash, Brock’s Riverside Grill, 503 Sophia St. Food, music, live and silent auctions, prizes (including best costume), cash bar. 7–11 p.m. Tickets purchased before Oct. 11 are $40 and include a $15 donation to the American Cancer Society, heavy hors d’oeuvres, non-alcoholic drinks, live entertainment. Tickets available at I Thee Wed, 2201 Lafayette Blvd. Ages 21 and over. 540/834-4006.

Oct. 19

Fall Festival, Salubria Mansion, Stevensburg. Costume contest, desserts, crafts, games, scavenger hunt. 1–4 p.m. Adults $10, children $5 ($1 discount for wearing a costume). 540/423-1700.

Oct. 20

“Fiddler on the Roof,” Fauquier Community Theater, 4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton. 2 p.m. Adults $18, students/children/seniors $16.; 540/349-8760.

Oct. 21

United Way Benefit Golf Tournament, Lee’s Hill Golf Club, 10200 Old Dominion Parkway, Spotsylvania.

9 a.m. $70. 540/891-7425;

Oct. 22

Fall Book Sale, Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 1201 Caroline St. 540/372-1144.

Oct. 23

Fashion Show/Luncheon, Fredericksburg Country Club, 11031 Tidewater Trail, Spotsylvania. Fashions by Dress Barn. Hosted by the Newcomers and Old Friends Club. Noon. $26. Deadline for tickets is Oct. 11. Benefits local charities. Contact Kathy Marcus at 540/972-2042 or

Oct. 24

Exhibit Opening Reception: “Anarchistic Abstraction,” UMW, Ridderhof Martin Gallery, College Avenue at Seacobeck Street. 5–7 p.m. Free.


Oct. 25

“Macbeth,” The Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Auditorium, 15941 Donald Curtis Drive, Woodbridge. 8 p.m. $14, seniors/students $11, under age 12 $7. 703/232-1710;

Oct. 26

Witches Masquerade Ball, The Riverside Center, 95 Riverside Parkway, Stafford. Music, dancing, vendors, silent auction, gourmet hors d’oeuvres. 7–11 p.m. Unmasking at 10:45. $75. Benefits American Cancer Society. Purchase tickets at fredwitches

Oct. 27

Halloween Haunt, Kings Dominion, 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell. Mazes, monsters, scare zones, live shows. 7 p.m.

Oct. 28

Pink Mondays, Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, 4600 Spotsylvania Parkway. Seminar series featuring breast health information presented by physicians, clinical experts and community leaders. 5:30 p.m. Free. Register at 888/685-1610.

Oct. 29

Performance: Asian Cultural Celebration, UMW, George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium. Featuring Taikoza—Japanese Drum and Bamboo Flute.

7 p.m. Free. 540/654-1044.

Oct. 30

“Les Misérables,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater, 95 Riverside Parkway, Falmouth. Lunch 11:30 a.m., play 1:30 p.m. 540/370-4300;

Oct. 31

Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, 19053 Mount Pony Road, Culpeper. “The Cat and The Canary” (1939): When an eccentric millionaire dies, his lawyer assembles prospective heirs at the victim’s Bayou mansion for the reading of the will. Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard star in this old, dark house comedy thriller. 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations encouraged. 540/827-1079, ext. 79994.