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Events calendar: Nov. 14 – Nov. 21

14

THURSDAY

Thursday Poem Series, UMW, Combs Hall, Room 139. Shumona Dasgupta, assistant professor English, linguistics and communication reads short stories about the Partition of India. 5 p.m. Free. 540/654-1545, 540/654-1393.

Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, 19053 Mount Pony Road, 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. 7:30 p.m. Free. 540/829-0293.

Concert in Lights, The Village at Towne Centre. 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. Runs through Dec. 31.

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.

THEATER

“Spoon River Anthology,” Brooke Point High School, 1700 Courthouse Road, Stafford. 7:30 p.m. $5. Runs through Nov. 16.

“Once on this Island,” Colonial Forge High School, 550 Courthouse Road, Stafford. 7 p.m. Adults $10, children $8. Runs through Nov. 16.

“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.

“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.

“The Importance of Being Earnest,” King George High School, 10100 Foxes Way. 7 p.m. $8, ages 6 and younger free. Dinner at 5:30 for an additional cost. Runs through Nov. 16. 540/775-5860; kgptajenni@yahoo.com.

15

FRIDAY

Teen Night, Heritage House of VA, 1113 Garrisonville Road, Stafford. An opportunity for teens of all abilities to hang out, play video and board games, listen to music and get to know other teens in a relaxed, safe environment. Building is handicapped accessible. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. 540/846-1476; sophiejsemail@gmail.com.

15th annual Fredericksburg Art & Wine Show, Fredericksburg Country Club. Wine tasting, food to pair with wines, art show and sale, door prizes, raffle, silent auction. Sponsored by Spotsylvania Lions. 6-9 p.m. $45 ($80 for two) includes food and four glasses of wine per person. 540/891-9406.

Bells & Beards Kettle Kickoff Party, Brock’s Riverside Grill, 503 Sophia St. DJ music, appetizers, nonalcoholic beverages, Santa beard contest, live auction. Sponsored by The Salvation Army and Beardimus Maximus. 7-10 p.m. $20. Tickets available at Brock’s, The Salvation Army Thrift Store and online at bellsandbeards.eventbrite.com. Information at 540/373-3431.

Films, Library of Congress Packard Campus, Culpeper. Double feature: “Anne of Green Gables” (1934) and “Bright Eyes” (1934). See Nov. 14 listing.

Concert in Lights, The Village at Towne Centre. See Nov. 14 listing.

Documentary Screening: “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide,” Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 1201 Caroline St. Focusing on gender-based violence. Sponsored by Hollaback!Fredericksburg and GIRL (Girls in Real Life). Documentary 7 p.m., panel discussion 8 p.m. Free.

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.

CONCERTS

Jewish Cultural Celebration, UMW, Lee Hall, The Underground. Featuring Alexandria Kleztet, mid-Atlantic’s premier klezmer (Jewish folk music from Eastern Europe) band. 7 p.m. Free. 540/654-1044.

UMW Concert Band and UMW Jazz Ensemble Fall Concert, UMW, George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium. 7:30 p.m. Free. 50/654-1012.

Christian Music Café, St. Jude Catholic Church Activity Center, 10725 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania. Open mic format. 7 p.m. 540/891-7350; music@stjudechurch.us.

John Tracy, Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center. 7 p.m. Free. johntracymusic.com.

THEATER

“Smoke on the Mountain,” Louisa Arts Center, Cooke-Haley Theater, 212 Fredericksburg Ave., Louisa. Gospel music comedy. 7:30 p.m. $15-$20. Runs through Nov. 17. 540/967-2200.

“Spoon River Anthology,” Brooke Point High School. See Nov. 14 listing.

“The Government Inspector,” Mountain View High School, Stafford. See Nov. 14 listing.

“Once on this Island,” Colonial Forge High School. See Nov. 14 listing.

“Spring Awakening,” UMW, Klein Theatre. See Nov. 14 listing.

“Les Misérables,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater. See Nov. 14 listing.

“The Importance of Being Earnest,” King George High School. See Nov. 14 listing.

16

SATURDAY

Comedy, Courtyard at Marriott, 620 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Featuring Rob Maher. 7 and 9 p.m. $15 in advance. Free to all active and retired military. coolcowcomedy.com.

150th Anniversary Mine Run Battlefield Living History, Payne’s Farm Battlefield. Camps open at daybreak, with demos at 10 a.m., noon and 2:15 p.m. The walking tour of the battlefield begins at the parking location at Zoar Baptist Church, 31334 Zoar Road, Locust Grove. Free.

The Whole Shebang!, Nativity of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church, 12326 Spotswood Furnace Road, Spotsylvania. Vendors, crafts, raffle. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nonperishable food items collected for Fredericksburg Food Bank. thewholeshebangvendorcraftevents.com.

Holiday Open House/Children’s Shoppe, Ten Thousand Villages, Village at Towne Centre. Children can select gifts from their own shop. Free gift wrapping. 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. 540/479-3090.

From Sicily to Stratford Hall, Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Westmoreland. Renowned Sicilian chef Fabrizia Lanza will give a presentation with wine and hors d’oeuvres, with a four-course luncheon and book signing to follow. $100. Reservations at 804/493-1966; doh@stratfordhall.org.

A Great Night Out, Riverboat on the Potomac, Colonial Beach. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of King George-Dahlgren. Dinner, music by Bobby McKey’s Dueling Piano Bar, live/silent auctions. Business casual attire. Cash bar. Adults only. 6 p.m. to midnight. $40 (includes dinner). To purchase tickets, call Robb Harling at 618/971-5270.

Ham/Turkey Dinner, Hopewell United Methodist Church, 23557 Lignum Road. 5-7 p.m. Adults $12, ages 6-12 $6, under age 6 free. 540/399-1843.

Book Signing, Barnes & Noble, 1220 Carl D Silver Parkway. Wilford Kale and Bill Tolbert will sign copies of “A Very Virginia Christmas: Stories and Traditions.” 6:30-9 p.m.

“Save Our Cannon” Benefit Yard Sale and Open House, Fredericksburg National Guard Armory, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway. Old local military pictures will be displayed, along with the cannon. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Book Signing and Chocolate Tasting, The Griffin Bookshop and Coffee Bar, 723 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Peter Michael Diamantopoulous will sign his new Fantasy Epic, “Cornerstone” and Caribbean Confections will have a chocolate tasting. 2-4 p.m. 540/899-8041.

Indoor Yard Sale/Craft Fair, North Stafford High School, 839 Garrisonville Road, Stafford. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

“A Fine Pairing: Wine and a Book,” The Arts Center in Orange, 129 East Main St., Orange. Ellen Crosby will speak about and sign copies of her books. There will also be a wine tasting from Horton Vineyards and hors d’oeuvres. 5-7 p.m. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. artscenterinorange.com.

Membership Drive, Dawn Library, 31046 Richmond Turnpike. Jay Johnson will perform; Carmen Long will sign copies of her book, “Thrifty Thelma and the Ten-cent Tiara”; and hot dogs will be served. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 804/632-8341.

Rikki’s 5K Run/Walk, Chancellor High School track, 6300 Harrison Road, Spotsylvania. Registration 7:30-8:30 a.m., run/walk 9 a.m. $25 in advance, $30 day of walk or $25 and a cat food donation. 540/786-2606, ext. 2102.

The Hot Club of San Francisco, State Theatre of Culpeper, 305 South Main St., Culpeper. An evening of vintage silent films accompanied by live gypsy swing. 8 p.m. $22.50 and $29.50. culpepertheatre.org.

Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, Culpeper. “Raising Arizona” (1987): Ex-cop Edwina McDonnough and her ex-con husband are devastated when they learn they can’t have children, so they decide to “borrow” one of the new quintuplets of furniture magnate Nathan Arizona. See Nov. 14 listing.

Fall Barrel Tasting, Ingleside Vineyards, 5872 Leedstown Road, Oak Grove. Taste wine direct from the barrels. $20 includes tastings, live music, light fare and souvenir wine glass. 1-4 p.m. Reservations, 804/224-8687; inglesidevineyards.com.

Pickin’ Party, Lions Club, 707 Marshall Ave., Colonial Beach. Acoustic bluegrass/country music. 6-10 p.m. Free. 804/224-3602.

Concert in Lights, The Village at Towne Centre. See Nov. 14 listing.

Bingo, 1114 Potomac Ave., Suite 103, Stafford. Sponsored by Stafford Lions. Doors open at 11 a.m., games begin 12:30 p.m. 540/361-7019.

THEATER

“Smoke on the Mountain,” Louisa Arts Center. See Nov. 15 listing.

“The Government Inspector,” Mountain View High School, Stafford. See Nov. 14 listing.

“Once on this Island,” Colonial Forge High School. See Nov. 14 listing.

“Spoon River Anthology,” Brooke Point High School. See Nov. 14 listing.

“Les Misérables,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater. See Nov. 14 listing.

“The Importance of Being Earnest,” King George High School. See Nov. 14 listing.

“Spring Awakening,” UMW, Klein Theatre. 2 and 8 p.m. Post-performance discussion will follow the 2 p.m. performance. See Nov. 14 listing.

17

SUNDAY

Pet Pictures with Santa, Spotsylvania Towne Centre. Use the main entrance near Dick’s Sporting Goods. 7-9 p.m.

Concert in Lights, The Village at Towne Centre. See Nov. 14 listing.

Movie, State Theatre of Culpeper, 305 South Main St., Culpeper. Library of Congress presents “The Kid” (1921): Charlie Chaplin’s first real feature mixes slapstick and sentiment in a winning combination, as the Tramp raises a streetwise orphan. 2 p.m. $6. 540/829-0293; culpepertheatre.org.

Presentation, Sidney E. King Arts Center, 121 North Main St., Bowling Green. Jim Thomas will speak about his experiences and time spent with Sidney E. King. 2 p.m. pat69allen@yahoo.com.

Holiday Open House, Ten Thousand Villages, Village at Towne Centre. Browse nativities/menorahs from around the world. Free gift wrapping. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 540/479-3090.

CONCERTS

“Christmas for the Troops” Benefit Gospel Sing, Round Oak Baptist Church, 15025 Pepmeier Hill Road, Woodford. Featuring David Palmer and Gospel Bypass. Dessert fellowship will follow. 6 p.m. 540/373-6862.

John Vreeland Organ Concert, St. George’s Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St. Featuring classical masterworks. 3 p.m. $10, students/children free. 540/373-4133; stgeorgesepiscopal.net.

African Children’s Choir, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5120 Harrison Road, Spotsylvania. 6 p.m. Freewill offering. 540/898-4748.

UMW Holiday Choir, UMW, Dodd Auditorium. 7:30 p.m. Free. 540/654-1012.

THEATER

“Smoke on the Mountain,” Louisa Arts Center. 2 p.m. See Nov. 15 listing.

“Les Misérables,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater. Doors open 1 p.m., show is at 3 p.m. See Nov. 14 listing.

“Spring Awakening,” UMW, Klein Theatre. 2 p.m. See Nov. 14 listing.

18

MONDAY

“The Global President: International Media and the U.S. Government,” UMW, Dahlgren Campus, University Hall. Lecture by Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science. 8-10 a.m. Free. Register at dahlgren.umw.edu.

Trees of Hope, University of Mary Washington, Jepson Alumni Center, 1119 Hanover Ave. View whimsical and traditionally decorated Christmas trees. Scavenger-hunt contest, silent auction and other events. Benefits Hope House. Opens noon today and runs through Nov 23. hopehouseva.org.

Concert in Lights, The Village at Towne Centre. See Nov. 14 listing.

19

TUESDAY

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.

Concert in Lights, The Village at Towne Centre. See Nov. 14 listing.

Bingo, Fredericksburg Elks Lodge. See Nov. 14 listing.

20

WEDNESDAY

“Native American Cultural Keynote” Lecture, UMW, Lee Hall, room 411. By Dr. Mario Garza, an elder of the Meakan/Garzas Band of the Coahuiltecan people indigenous to the Texas and northeastern Mexico area. 7 p.m. Free. 540/654-1044.

Concert in Lights, The Village at Towne Centre. See Nov. 14 listing.

Movie, State Theatre of Culpeper. Library of Congress presents “Rio Bravo” (1959): Texas Sheriff John Chance tries to prevent a cadre of hired guns from breaking a killer out of the town jail. The only help available is his cantankerous old deputy with a bad leg, a drunk and an inexperienced gunman. 7:30 p.m. $6. See Nov. 17 listing. 540/829-0293; culpepertheatre.org.

THEATER

“Les Misérables,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater. Lunch 11:30 a.m., play 1:30 p.m. See Nov. 14 listing.

21

THURSDAY

Concert in Lights, The Village at Towne Centre. See Nov. 14 listing.

“American Indians in the American Popular Imagination,” UMW, Monroe Hall, room 116. Lecture by Philip Deloria, Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Collegiate Professor at the University of Michigan and Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar. 7:30 p.m. Free. 540/654-2365.

Book Sale, England Run Library, 806 Lyons Blvd., Stafford. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Runs through Nov. 25. 540/899-1703.

Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, Culpeper. “The World Changes” (1933): A young Dakota farm boy pursues his ambitions by moving to Chicago and becoming a meat-packing baron and multimillionaire-only to see his family life crumble before his very eyes. See Nov. 14 listing.

Thursday Poem Series, UMW. Creative writing students read their own work. See Nov. 14 listing.

Bingo, Fredericksburg Elks Lodge. See Nov. 14 listing.

THEATER

“Les Misérables,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater. See Nov. 14 listing.

“Spring Awakening,” UMW, Klein Theatre. See Nov. 14 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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