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Calendar of events for Jan. 16 – 23

16

THURSDAY

The Chappell “Great Lives” Lecture Series: “John Wilkes Booth,” UMW, George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium. By David O. Stewart, author of “The Lincoln Deception.” 7:30 p.m. Free. 540/654-1065.

Canstruction, Spotsylvania Towne Centre. A charity competition to design and build structures entirely out of canned foods. Runs through Jan. 17 at 9 p.m. Public viewing and voting starts Jan. 18 and goes through Jan. 20.

Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, 19053 Mount Pony Road, Culpeper. Civil Rights Television Documentaries (1961): CBS Reports: “Who Speaks for Birmingham?” and ABC Bell & Howell Close-up!: ” Walk in My Shoes.” 7:30 p.m. Black-and-white. Free. 540/829-0293.

Auditions, Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 1201 Caroline St. The Rude Mechanicals will hold auditions for “She Stoops to Conquer” to be performed March 21-23. Those interested should come with a prepared piece from “She Stoops to Conquer” or “The Rivals.” 6-9 p.m. 540/371-3850.

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

Crossroads Youth Orchestra, State Theatre of Culpeper, 305 S. Main St., Culpeper. 7:30 p.m. $10 adult, $5 children. 540/547-4333; culpepertheatre.org.

THEATER

“Gypsy,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater, 95 Riverside Parkway, Falmouth. Doors open at 6 p.m., play begins at 8 p.m. $50-$70; $30 for same-day, show-only student tickets. Runs through March 9. 540/370-4300; riversidedt.com.

17

FRIDAY

Canstruction, Spotsylvania Towne Centre. See Jan. 16 listing.

Stafford Teen Night Open House, Heritage House of Virginia, across from Mount Ararat Church in Stafford, 1113 Garrisonville Road. Music, video and board games, crafts. Handicap accessible. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. 540/288-1699.

THEATER

“Caught in the Net,” The Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Auditorium, 15941 Donald Curtis Drive, Woodbridge. 8 p.m. $14, seniors/students $11, ages 12 and younger $7. Runs through Feb. 2. 703/232-1710; castawaystheatre.org.

“Gypsy,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater. See Jan. 16 listing.

18

SATURDAY

Book Signing, Barnes & Noble, 1220 Carl D. Silver Parkway. Dick Camp, a retired Marine Corps officer and military historian, will sign his books. Noon to 4 p.m. 540/785-3504.

Barbarian Fight Club, Fredericksburg Fairgrounds, 2400 Airport Ave. MMA cage fighting. Doors open 6:30 p.m., fights start 7:30 p.m. $25-$55. Tickets available at barbarianfightclub.com, at Lafayette Tire, and at the door. 540/379-4394.

King George Relay For Life Kickoff, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 5486 St. Paul’s Road, King George. King George Sheriff Steve Dempsey speaker, chili cook-off, games. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. relayforlife.org/kinggeorge.

Canstruction, Spotsylvania Towne Centre. See Jan. 16 listing.

“America’s Sunday Supper,” Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Guests receive two free meals (light breakfast and lunch), and will attend an employment workshop. Veterans organizations will be on hand to provide information on health counseling and screening, tips on how to prepare a résumé, transitional housing, and veterans benefits. Open to active-duty military, retired veterans and their families. Free care packages will be provided. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Karen Griffin, 571/435-3576.

Fredericksburg Festival for the Performing Arts, 2014 Young Artist Competition, Chancellor Baptist Church, 11324 Gordon Road, Spotsylvania. 7:30 p.m. Inclement weather date: Jan. 25. 540/374-5040.

Best-selling Authors, Salem Church Library, 2607 Salem Church Road, Spotsylvania. Susanna Kearsley, Deanna Raybourn and Joanna Bourne will speak about their books, hold a question-and-answer session and a book signing. Refreshments will be served. 2-4 p.m. Sign up at 540/785-9267.

Government Island Walk With a Virginia Master Naturalist, 191 Coal Landing Road, Stafford. Learn about the plants, wildlife, aquatic environments and history of Government Island. 9 a.m. Free. 540/659-0391.

Winter Wonder Barrel Tasting, Ingleside Vineyards, 5872 Leedstown Road, Oak Grove. Experience the intense flavors of barrel-aged reds. Includes tour, tasting, souvenir wine glass, live music. Light fare included with advance reservations. $20. 1-4 p.m. 804/224-8687; inglesidevineyards.com.

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.

Bluegrass Country Jam, Lions Club, 707 Marshall Ave., Colonial Beach. All acoustic instruments. 6-9 p.m. Free. 804/224-3602.

THEATER

“Dirty Barbie and Other Girlhood Tales,” Louisa Arts Center, Cooke-Haley Theater, 212 Fredericksburg Ave., Louisa. With a vintage soundtrack, Dee Dee Stewart tells tales of scarlet fever, scotch over ice and girls gone wild in this one-woman show. 7:30 p.m. $15. 540/967-2200.

“Caught in the Net,” The Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Auditorium, Woodbridge. See Jan. 17 listing.

“Gypsy,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater. See Jan. 16 listing.

19

SUNDAY

Open House, Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, 1020 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Celebrate the 288th anniversary of the birth of Hugh Mercer, Revolutionary War hero and local doctor, with cake, punch, music and free tours. Noon to 4 p.m.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration, James Monroe High School, 2300 Washington Ave. Remarks from community leaders, dance numbers, music, King’s words read by a diverse group of students from area schools, children’s activities. 3 p.m.

Canstruction, Spotsylvania Towne Centre. See Jan. 16 listing.

“A Wedding Sampler,” Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth. An intimate gathering of local vendors specializing in wedding fare. 1-4 p.m. $10, UMW students $5. Registration requested. Snow date: Feb. 2. 540/654-1848.

“Crime & Punishment in the Times of James Madison,” James Madison Museum, 129 Caroline St., Orange. Presented by Dr. Martha Neff-Smith. Light refreshments. 3 p.m. Donations. Reservations at 540/672-1776.

Robert E. Lee’s Birthday Celebration, Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Westmoreland. Day-long celebration with a lecture by Donald Wilkinson, Civil War homefront depictions and artifacts display, scavenger hunt for children, wreath-laying, book signing by Dr. James “Bud” Robertson, living history, music. Free. 804/493-8038; stratfordhall.org.

Movie, State Theatre of Culpeper, 305 S. Main St., Culpeper. Library of Congress presents “Ice Age” (2002): With the impending ice age almost upon them, a mismatched trio of prehistoric animals find an orphaned infant and decide to return it to its human parents. 2 p.m. $6. 540/829-0293; culpepertheatre.org.

CONCERTS

Benefit Gospel Sing, Round Oak Baptist Church, 15025 Pepmeier Hill Road, Woodford. Featuring Jerusalem Ridge and Madison Creek. 6 p.m. 540/373-6862.

Classical Guitarist Zachary Johnson, St. George’s Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St. 3 p.m. $10, students/children free. stgeorgesepiscopal.net.

THEATER

“Gypsy,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater, 95 Riverside Parkway, Falmouth. Doors open 1 p.m., show is at 3 p.m. See Jan. 16 listing.

20

MONDAY

Canstruction, Spotsylvania Towne Centre. See Jan. 16 listing.

CONCERT

Harlem Gospel Choir, State Theatre of Culpeper, 305 S. Main St., Culpeper. 7:30 p.m. $18.50. 540/829-0293; culpepertheatre.org.

21

TUESDAY

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, UMW, George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium. Lecture by Ernest Green, one of the Little Rock Nine, who was the first African-American to graduate from Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas. 7 p.m. Free. 540/654-1044.

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 Jan. 16 listing.

22

WEDNESDAY

THEATER

“Gypsy,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater. Lunch 11:30 a.m., play 1:30 p.m. See Jan. 16 listing.

23

THURSDAY

Exhibit Opening Reception: “Mid-Atlantic New Painting 2014,” UMW, Ridderhof Martin Gallery. 5-7 p.m. Free. Runs through Feb. 28. 540/654-1013.

Exhibit Opening Reception: “Ghosts: Clint Bagwell,” UMW, duPont Gallery. 5-7 p.m. Free. Runs through Feb. 2. 540/654-1013.

Thursday Poem Series, UMW, Combs Hall, room 139. 5 p.m. Free. 540/654-1545 or 540/654-1393.

Book Sale, England Run Library, 806 Lyons Blvd., Stafford. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Runs through Jan. 27. 540/899-1703.

Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, Culpeper. “Roger & Me” (1989): After decades of product ascendancy, American automakers began facing stiff commercial and design challenges in the late 1970s and 1980s from foreign automakers, especially the Japanese. Michael Moore’s controversial documentary chronicles the human toll and hemorrhaging of jobs caused by these upheavals. Rated R. See Jan. 16 listing.

Carolina Shag Dancing, Shannon’s Bar & Grille, Fredericksburg. See Jan. 16 listing.

Bingo, Fredericksburg Elks Lodge. See Jan. 16 listing.

Bingo, American Legion Post 320, Spotsylvania. See Jan. 16 listing.

CONCERT

Davis Bradley, with guest Tom Gray, State Theatre of Culpeper, 305 S. Main St., Culpeper. 7 p.m. $10. 540/829-0293; culpepertheatre.org.

THEATER

“Gypsy,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater. See Jan. 16 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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