News and notes from Fredericksburg's entertainment scene
Kidstuff Oct. 24 to 31
THURSDAY | OCT. 24
Silhouettes by Keith Donaldson, Jabberwocky bookstore, 810 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Noon to 5:30 p.m. Call 540/371-5684 for an appointment. ICutYouOut.com.
FRIDAY | OCT. 25
Kids Halloween Carnival: Trunk or Treat, Quaker Steak & Lube, 1300 Central Park Blvd., Fredericksburg. Live music, games, moon bounce, balloon guy and more. 6-9 p.m. Costume contest begins at 8 p.m. (age categories: babies to 1, 2-5,
6-12 years). 540/786-4688; thelube.com.
Halloween Outdoor Movie on the Lawn, Heritage Hall, 10051 Foxes Way, King George. The movie will be “Casper.” 7:30 p.m. Free. 540/775-4000.
SATURDAY | OCT. 26
Book Signing, Ladysmith Library, 7199 Clara Smith Drive, Ruther Glen. Ayana Sala Baugh will sign copies of “Loopiethotamus, the Chihuahua Who Thinks he is a Hippopotamus.” 11 a.m. 804/448-0357.
Healthy Kids 1-Mile Fun Run, Pentagon North parking lot. Organized by the Marine Corps Marathon. Participants receive a T-shirt, bib, medal and healthy snacks. Limited registration for children ages 5-12. 703/784-2357; marinemarathon.com.
Fall Harvest Family Days, George Washington’s Mount Vernon. Features wagon rides, wheat-treading, a straw-bale maze, apple-roasting, corn-husk doll-making, music and more. Included with general admission. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. mountvernon.org.
Planet Spooky Children’s Halloween Event, Kings Dominion, Doswell. Petting zoo, hay maze, pedal tractors, live shows. Included with admission. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 27. Noon to 5 p.m. 804/876-5000; kingsdominion.com.
SUNDAY | OCT. 27
Fall Harvest Family Days, George Washington’s Mount Vernon. See Saturday’s listing.
Planet Spooky Children’s Halloween Event, Kings Dominion, Doswell. See Saturday’s listing.
THURSDAY | OCT. 31
Trunk ‘n’ Treat, Massaponax Baptist Church, 5101 Massaponax Church Road, Spotsylvania. Children may trick or treat to parked cars in the parking lot. Free. 6-8 p.m. Free refreshments while they last. 540/ 898-0021; massaponaxchurch.com.
“The Frog Prince,” Riverside Children’s Theater, 95 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg. Based on the classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. Through Nov. 2 every Saturday, 1 p.m. doors, 2 p.m. performance. $18 for lunch and show. Select Tuesday and Thursday matinées at 11:30 a.m. 540/370-4300; riversidedt.com.
Braehead Farm Fall Festival, 1130 Tyler St., Fredericksburg. Pumpkins, hay rides, petting zoo, activities for kids. Through Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. $5 weekdays, $7.50 weekends; 2 and under free. 540/899-9848; braeheadfarm.com.
Preschool Storytime at the Wilderness Library, 6421 Flat Run Road, Locust Grove. Stories and a craft. 11 a.m. every Thursday. Ages 3-5 with an adult. Free. 540/854-5310; ocplva.org.
Family History Adventure Tours, Historic Kenmore, 1201 Washington Ave., Fredericksburg. Special fun activities for families or small groups by reservation. Weekdays 24 hours in advance, weekends one week in advance. Adults and children ages 4-12. 540/371-3363, ext. 24; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Railroad Museum and Train Rides, 11700 Main St., Fredericksburg. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Bring the family, tour restored railroad cabooses and see tools and equipment used by railroad workers. Free; donations accepted. 301/ 653-7983; rcnrhs.com.
Lunch Break Science, Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St., Richmond. Pack a lunch and listen to museum scientists and others share information on a wide range of topics. First come, first served; seating is limited. Wednesdays, noon to 1 p.m. Free. 804/864-1400; smv.org.
Stories at the Museum, Virginia Historical Society, 428 N. Boulevard., Richmond. Every first and third Saturday, 11 a.m. to noon. For children of all ages. Each month focuses on a different theme. 804/358-4901; vahistorical.org.
Youth Night Halloween Celebration, Sumerduck Clubhouse, Route 651 Culpeper. Fun and games for kids of all ages. Friday, Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m. 540/222-7874.
“The British are Coming,” by the American Youth Harp Ensemble, Grace Baptist Church, 4200 Dover Road, Richmond. More than 50 harpists performing a variety of music from classical to Celtic, popular and modern. Friday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m. $10 adults, $5 children and seniors. 804/353-7001; harpensemble.org.
Campout in the Park at Motts Run Reservoir, 6600 River Road, Fredericksburg. Families all ages welcome. Hot dog roast, s’mores, French toast breakfast provided as well as games and fun. Friday, Nov. 1, 5 p.m. to Saturday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m. $15 per person, $65 for a family of five, preregistration required. 540/372-1086 ext. 213; fredericksburgva.gov or facebook.com/FredParksandRec.
Gingerbread House Workshops at Washington’s Ferry Farm, 268 King’s Highway, Fredericksburg. Saturday, Nov. 2, 10:30 to noon and 1:30-3 p.m. Age 7 and older, $10 per person, includes all materials. Reservations required. 540/370-0732; email@example.com.
“The Taming of the Shrew” family matinée, Stewart School, 11600 Gayton Road, Richmond. Set in the 1930s like a Hollywood screwball comedy. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2 p.m. 90-minute show version suitable for all ages. $20 adults, $10 children. 804/916-9291;
ICE! featuring ’Twas the Night Before Christmas, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, Md. Features more than 2 million pounds of colorful hand-carved ice. and 20-foot-tall ice slides. Nov. 15 to Jan. 5, 2014. $15 and up; free for children 2 and under. 301/965-4000; christmasonthepotomac.com.
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