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CALENDAR: Nov. 7-14

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THURSDAY

Auditions, The Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Auditorium, 15941 Donald Curtis Drive, Woodbridge. Castaways Repertory Theatre will hold auditions for “Caught in the Net” to be performed Jan. 17-Feb. 2. 7-9 p.m. Runs again Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. 703/232-1710.

Thursday Poem Series, UMW, Combs Hall, Room 139. Paul Fallon’s students read Old English poems. 5 p.m. Free. 540/654-1545, 540/654-1393.

Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, 19053 Mount Pony Road, Culpeper. “Airplane!” (1980): Commercial-airline passenger Ted Striker, a traumatized former combat pilot, is forced to land the plane when food poisoning strikes the crew. 7:30 p.m. Free. 540/829-0292.

Carolina Shag Dancing, Shannon’s Bar & Grille, 2801 Plank Road, Fredericksburg. Sponsored by Battlefield Boogie Club. Free lessons at 7:30 p.m., dance until 10 p.m. 540/786-8321.

Bingo, Fredericksburg Elks Lodge, 11309 Tidewater Trail. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., games start at 6:30 p.m. 540/371-5240.

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.

CONCERT

Electro Acoustic Barn Dance, UMW, Pollard Hall, Room 304. Electronic music and art featuring composers, artists and scholars from across the world. Performance times vary. Free. Runs through Nov. 9. 540/654-1012.

THEATER

“Spring Awakening,” UMW, duPont Hall, Klein Theatre. 8 p.m. $24, students/seniors $20. Runs through Nov. 24. 540/654-1111.

“Les Misérables,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater, 95 Riverside Parkway, Falmouth. Doors open at 6 p.m., play begins at 8 p.m. Runs through Nov. 24. $50-$70; $30 for same-day, show-only student tickets. 540/370-4300; riversidedt.com.

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FRIDAY

Food Fight Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center, 1001 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg. Area restaurants and designers will be featured in each of the museum’s galleries where their culinary and design experiences will be tested. At the end of the evening, guests will vote on their favorite. 7 p.m. Tickets are $100 for an individual and $250 for a couple. For tickets contact Melanie at mjohnson@famcc.org or visit famcc.org.

Vera Bradley Story, Saxon Shoes, Towne Centre Blvd., Spotsylvania Towne Centre. Meet Vera Bradley’s daughter, Joan Bradley Reedy; hear stories and see pictures of the Bradley family; bring in your oldest Vera Bradley item and enter to win a prize. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 540/736-8600.

Turkey Shoot Fundraiser, Locust Creek Volunteer Fire Department, 575 Bethany Church Road, Bumpass. 7-11 p.m. Fundraiser to help purchase new equipment. Runs every Friday night through Dec. 13.

Second Friday Art Walk, Colonial Beach. Galleries and businesses throughout town promote artists, with work for sale. 6-8 p.m. 804/224-8411.

Pickin’ Party, Sumerduck Ruritan Club, 5335 Sumerduck Road, Sumerduck. Local musical groups. Doors open 6 p.m., music 7-10 p.m. Free. For info, call Laura, 540/439-8240.

CONCERTS

Peace in Fredericksburg Concert Series, Peace United Methodist Church, 801 Maple Grove Drive, Spotsylvania. Performance by Dust and Ashes. 8 p.m. Donations. 540/786-8585.

Organ Concert, Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1009 Stafford Ave., Fredericksburg. Featuring Russell Weismann playing the 3,000 pipes of Saint Mary’s Robert William Wallace pipe organ. 8 p.m. Free. 540/373-6491, ext. 217. dmathers@stmaryfred.org.

Electro Acoustic Barn Dance, UMW, Pollard Hall. See Nov. 7 listing.

Dustin Diamond Live, Liberty Laughs Comedy Club, 5801 Southpoint Centre Blvd., Fredericksburg. Stand-up comedy from the “Saved by the Bell” actor. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Also performs Saturday. $18 in advance, $20 at the door. libertylaughscomedyclub.com.

THEATER

“Spring Awakening,” UMW, Klein Theatre. See Nov. 7 listing.

“Les Misérables,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater. See Nov. 7 listing.

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SATURDAY

Bingo, Stafford Rec Center, Nelms Circle. Sponsored by Dynamic Allstars. Doors open 6:30 p.m., play begins 7 p.m.

Vendor Show Fundraiser, Paragon Training Center, 1410 Central Park Blvd. 8 a.m. to noon. fundraisingcommittee@paragonparents.org.

Silent Auction and Buffet, St. Jude Catholic Church, 10725 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania. Lasagna, ravioli, pizza, tossed salad, more. 7-9 p.m. $10. stjudechurch.us.

Paws and Whiskers Bazaar, Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg. Vendors, silent auction, pet costume contest. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Benefits SPCA.

Craft and Vendor Fair, Spotswood Elementary School, 400 Lorraine Ave., Spotsylvania. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. 540/898-1514.

Fall Bazaar, Falmouth United Methodist Church, 28 Pegs Lane, Falmouth. Crafts, baked goods, yard sale, lunch. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 540/898-3575.

Holly Days Vendor and Craft Fair, The Fraternal Order of Police, 3700 Fallwood Lane, Spotsylvania. Vendors, crafts, face painting, bouncy house, crafts for children, door prizes, food. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information contact Sarah Estep, 540/322-9442.

Tour, Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve, Stafford County. Hike up to 4 miles and learn about what naturalists consider to be one of Virginia’s most significant sites. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. Reservations at 804/786-7951.

150th Anniversary of the Second Battle of Rappahannock Station. Walking interpretive tour led by Clark Hall. 10 a.m. Register at the Vint Hill or Warrenton Community Center. Free.

Arts and Crafts, Mary’s Shelter Big Blue House, 309 Hawke St., Fredericksburg. Rosaries, jewelry, baked goods, wooden children’s toys. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Benefits Mary’s Shelter, local homes for women facing crisis pregnancies. Adele Anderson, jrajr@earthlink.net.

“Food & Fashion,” Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center, Museum Store. Margaret “Peggy” Conway will sign copies of her recipe book, “Tastefully Fredericksburg” and offer samples of featured recipes. Museum staff members will model seasonal fashions and accessories available in the Museum Store. Noon to 4 p.m. Free. 540/371-3037.

Dustin Diamond Live, Liberty Laughs Comedy Club, 5801 Southpoint Centre Blvd., Fredericksburg. Stand-up comedy from the “Saved by the Bell” actor. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $18 in advance, $20 at the door. libertylaughscomedyclub.com.

Urban Trail Ride, Old Mill Park, 2410 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Riders on their own horses tour downtown Fredericksburg. Ages 15 and older. 9 a.m. to noon. $20. Applications available online at fredericksburgva.gov/parksandrec. 540/372-1086.

Ruritan Breakfast, Lignum Ruritan Club, 20489 Gibson Road, Lignum. Breakfast and yard sale. 8-11 a.m. $7, ages 6-11 $3, veterans free. 540/972-9971; 540/825-2157.

Auditions, The Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Auditorium, Woodbridge. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. See Nov. 7 listing.

Workshop: “Making it to the National Level,” Picker’s Supply, 902 Caroline St. Gaye Adegbalola, internationally renowned blues artist will present the program. Hosted by The Fredericksburg Blues Society. 10:30 a.m. to noon. 540/371-4669.

Swing Dance, Picker’s Supply Concert Hall, 902 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Lesson 7:30 p.m., dance until 11 p.m. $7, students $5. No partner needed. 540/847-4581.

Ballroom Social, Christ Episcopal Church, 8951 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania. 2:30-4:30 p.m. $20 per couple. 540/891-4297.

Expanded Second Saturday (Family Day): Technology, Fredericksburg Area Museum, 1001 Princess Anne St. Children of all ages, along with their caregivers, will rotate between five stations where they will learn about different forms of technology. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. 540/371-3037; famcc.org.

Open Hangar Day, Commemorative Air Force, Culpeper Regional Airport, 12499 Beverly Ford Road, Brandy Station. Tours of the hangar/museum and historic military aircraft. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 540/727-0018; nationalcapitolsquadron.org.

CONCERTS

Blues Jam, Blarney Stone Public House, 715 Caroline St. Bring your instrument. Sponsored by the Fredericksburg Blues Society. 2-5 p.m. 540/371-7468.

Electro Acoustic Barn Dance, UMW, Pollard Hall. See Nov. 7 listing.

THEATER

Manassas Ballet Theatre: “Colin,” State Theatre of Culpeper, 305 S. Main St., Culpeper. A story of a fallen son who went to war in Iraq, 7:30 p.m. $18.50-$22.50. 540/829-0292; culpepertheatre.org.

“Les Misérables,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater. See Nov. 7 listing.

“Spring Awakening,” UMW, Klein Theatre. See Nov. 7 listing.

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SUNDAY

Country, Western and Swing Dance Classes, American Legion Post 290, 1204 American Legion Road, Stafford. 5-7 p.m. $7. 540/273-1812.

Walk With a Virginia Master Naturalist, Salamander Loop of the Ni River Trail, 8010 River Stone Drive, Spotsylvania. Learn birdcalls, identify trees and find out about wildflowers. 9 a.m. Free; spotsylvaniagreenways.org.

Swing Dance Lessons, Picker’s Supply Concert Hall, 902 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Six weeks of lessons. Beginners 6 p.m., intermediates 7 p.m. $75. 540/847-4581.

Movie, State Theatre of Culpeper, 305 South Main St., Culpeper. “Taking Chance” (2009): Based on real-life events, Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, a volunteer military escort officer, accompanies the body of 19-year-old Marine Chance Phelps back to his hometown of Dubois, Wyo. 2 p.m. $6. 540/829-0292; culpepertheatre.org.

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast, Remington Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. 8 a.m. to noon. Adults $9, ages 6-11 $6, ages 5 and younger free.

THEATER

“Les Misérables,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater. Doors open 1 p.m., show is at 3 p.m. See Nov. 7 listing.

“Spring Awakening,” UMW, Klein Theatre. 2 p.m. Post-performance discussion following. See Nov. 7 listing.

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MONDAY

Veterans Day Observance, King George High School, 10100 Foxes Way. A close-order drill by the King George High School NJROTC and exhibits from organizations supporting wounded warriors. Refreshments will be served. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Veterans Day Observance, Riverview Elementary School, 7001 N. Roxbury Mill Road, Spotsylvania. Parade of veterans and reception, U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum performance, display of World War II gear. Begins at 10 a.m. Info: Dieter Stenger, 540/604-3907.

Senior Bingo, Sumerduck Ruritan Club, 5335 Sumerduck Road, Sumerduck. For seniors 55 years and older. 10 a.m. to noon. Bring a gift bag with an inexpensive prize in it. 540/439-2278.

“Band Together to Fight Hunger” Showcase of Marching Bands, Mountain View High School, 2135 Mountain View Road, Stafford. Four-hundred students will perform as one. Guest performance by “The Commandant’s Own” U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps. 7 p.m. Gates open 5:30 p.m. Nonperishable food donations accepted. Benefits the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. juljmcd@msn.com.

THEATER

“Letters Home,” State Theatre of Culpeper, 305 S. Main St., Culpeper. “Letters Home” puts the current wars in Afghanistan and Iraq front and center by bringing to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East. 8 p.m. $29.50-$39.50. 540/829-0292; culpepertheatre.org.

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TUESDAY

Evening With an Expert Lecture Series, Historic Town Hall, 907 Princess Anne St. Karenne Wood of the Monacan Indian Nation and former director of the Virginia Indian Program for the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities will speak on the connections between ceremonial dress and identity within Virginia’s diverse Native American communities. 7 p.m. Free. 540/371-3037, ext. 140.

Breakfast with the Curator, Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, 1001 Princess Anne St. Laurenette L. Lee, founding curator of African American History at the Virginia Historical Society, will speak on “Woman Adorned: Transcending Time, Transforming Culture.” Free. RSVP to Anne Marie Paquette at 540/371-3037, ext. 400; or apaquette@famcc.org.

Line Dance Class, Strictly Ballroom Dance Studio, 125 Olde Greenwich Drive, Suite 190, Spotsylvania. 7-9 p.m. $10. 540/832-7602. Instructor Olivia Ray, 540/898-9060.

Bingo, Fredericksburg Elks Lodge. See Nov. 7 listing.

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WEDNESDAY

Weihnachtsmarkt/Winter Market, UMW, Ball Circle. Arts, crafts, food, live music. 5-8 p.m.

“Library of Congress Presents” Film, State Theatre of Culpeper, 305 S. Main St., Culpeper. “The Best Years of Our Lives” (1946): This American classic of three veterans returning home after World War II and readjusting to civilian life perfectly captured the mood of postwar U.S. 7:30 p.m. $6. 540/829-0292; culpepertheatre.org.

Recycled Crafts: Make Your Own Gift Tags, Ten Thousand Villages, Village at Towne Centre, suite 5750. Make eco-friendly gift tags. 11 a.m. to noon. Free. RSVP 540/479-3090.

THEATER

“Les Misérables,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater. Lunch 11:30 a.m., play 1:30 p.m. See Nov. 7 listing.

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THURSDAY

Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, Culpeper. “Mother and Child” (2009): 50-year-old Karen regrets giving up her daughter, Elizabeth, for adoption; years later, Elizabeth questions her own approach to life. Their stories intersect with that of Lucy, who hopes to fulfill her dreams of motherhood through adoption. Rated R. See Nov. 7 listing.

Carolina Shag Dancing, Shannon’s Bar & Grille. See Nov. 7 listing.

Thursday Poem Series, UMW. Shumona Dasgupta, assistant professor English, linguistics and communication reads short stories about the Partition of India. See Nov. 7 listing.

Bingo, Fredericksburg Elks Lodge. See Nov. 7 listing.

Bingo, American Legion Post 320. See Nov. 7 listing.

THEATER

“The Government Inspector,” Mountain View High School, 2135 Mountain View Road, Stafford. Presented by the Mountain View High School Wild Acts, the play is a comedy of errors set in a Russian town where all of the government officials are corrupt and facing an inspection. 7 p.m. Adults $7, students $5. Runs through Nov. 16.

“Les Misérables,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater. See Nov. 7 listing.

“Spring Awakening,” UMW, Klein Theatre. See Nov. 7 listing.

To list an event in the Weekender calendar, email notice to weekender@freelancestar.com; fax to 540/373-8455; or mail to 616 Amelia St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401. Be sure to include name of event, address, short description, time, price and contact information. The deadline is noon the preceding Monday.

 

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