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CALENDAR: April 24-May 1

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THURSDAY

Book Sale, England Run Library, 806 Lyons Blvd., Stafford. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Runs through April 28. 540/899-1703.

Evening With an Expert Lecture Series, Catherine W. Jones McKann Center, 1001 Princess Anne St. Author and retired Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park historian Don Pfanz will discuss the Overland Campaign as well as his book, “No Turning Back: A Guide to the 1864 Overland Campaign.” A book signing will follow the presentation. 7 p.m. Free. 540/371-3037; famcc.org.

Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, 19053 Mount Pony Road, Culpeper. “The Awful Truth” (1937): Jerry and Lucy Warriner, a married couple mistakenly suspect each other of infidelity and file for divorce-and then go to outlandish lengths to make each other jealous. 7:30 p.m. Free. 540/829-0293.

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.

CONCERTS

Jim Scott and James Durst, Unity of Fredericksburg, 2217 Princess Anne St., suites 101 and 101-1A. Celebrating the legacy of Pete Seeger. 7 p.m. $20. Reservations, 540/654-5305.

Hal Linden, Eastern View High School, 16332 Cyclone Way, Culpeper. Jazz musician and legendary star of Broadway and television, will present classic tunes, stories and nostalgia. 7:30 p.m. Adults $25, students $10. Due to space limitations, priority seating will be given to season-ticket holders; limited tickets at the door. stagealive.org.

THEATER

“Forever Plaid,” 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 May 4. 540/370-4300; riversidedt.com.

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FRIDAY

Book Sale, England Run Library. 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. See April 24 listing.

Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, Culpeper. “What’s Up, Doc?” (1972): A klutzy but brilliant college dropout sets her sights on an absent-minded professor. The fast-pace action takes place at a musicologists’ convention in a San Francisco hotel where four identical overnight bags are accidentally mixed up. See April 24 listing.

Swing into Spring, Marshall Community Center, 4133-A Rectortown Road, Marshall. Big band concert and dance. Lesson at 7 p.m.; dance until 9 p.m. Snacks and desserts. 540/422-8580.

Bingo, Falmouth Volunteer Fire Department, 250 Butler Road. Sponsored by the Lions Club. Doors open at 5 p.m., games start at 6:45 p.m.

CONCERTS

Songwriters’ Showcase, Picker’s Supply Concert Hall, 902 Caroline St. Featuring Scott Cook, T. Edwin Doss, Maria Woodford and Todd Burge. 8 p.m. $10, children/students $5. 540/898-0611; webliminal.com/songwrite.

Kool Craze, Salem Fields Community Center, 11120 Gordon Road, Spotsylvania. Hip hop music, featuring Gift of Dance Academy ballet performers. 6-8 p.m. $10, $5 for ages 13 and under. koolcraze.eventbrite.com.

Hackensaw Boys, State Theatre of Culpeper, 305 South Main St., Culpeper. 8 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 540/829-0292; culpepertheatre.org.

“Happy Endings-Finales with a Bang,” UMW, George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium. Featuring UMW Philharmonic Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. $10. 540/654-1324.

Friday Night Music, Potomac Point Winery, 275 Decatur Road, Stafford. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $5. 540/446-2250.

THEATER

“Forever Plaid,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater, See April 24 listing.

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SATURDAY

Walking Tour of Historic Gordonsville. Three private homes and gardens, events and cuisine. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Advance tickets are $25 and may be purchased online at vagardenweek.org until noon April 25. Day of tour $30, ages 6-12 $15, ages 5 and younger free.

Stress Management through Mindfulness and Hypnosis, Gold’s Gym, 2380 Plank Road. Noon to 2 p.m. Free.

“Soldier’s Now: Crossing the Rappahannock,” Inn at Kelly’s Ford. 150th anniversary commemoration of when United States Colored Troops crossed the Rappahannock River into Culpeper. River commemoration 10 a.m., followed by a luncheon at 11 a.m. Information, 571/251-4842.

M&M Minstries’ Spring Vendor Fair, Caroline High School, 19155 Rogers Clark Blvd., Milford. Noon to 4 p.m. Free.

James Monroe’s Birthday Celebration, James Monroe Museum garden, 908 Charles St., Fredericksburg. Celebrate the 256th anniversary of James Monroe’s birth with live music, cake and punch. 1-3 p.m. Free. 540/654-1123.

John Wilkes Booth/Civil War Days, Belle Grove Plantation, 9221 Belle Grove Drive, King George. Follow the trail of John Wilkes Booth and David Herold from the Potomac to Garrett’s Farm. Speakers will be Elizabeth Lee, historian and author, and Michael Kauffman, author. 540/621-7340; bellegroveplantation.com.

Live Music and Book Launch, Before ’N After Cafe, 35 Walpole St., Stafford. Josh Mills and Unbroken Light play acoustic originals as Linda J. White signs her latest FBI thriller, “Words of Conviction.” 7-9 p.m.

Panel Discussion, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg, 25 Chalice Circle, Stafford. Various types of craft and magical approaches to the large and diverse umbrella of Paganism. 1 p.m. Free. 540/273-3861.

Benefit Yard Sale, Craigs Community Life Center, 14120 W. Catharpin Road, Spotsylvania. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Second annual Gnarly Hops and Barley Fest, Spencer Street parking lot, downtown Culpeper. Breweries, food, live music. Noon to 6 p.m. Advance tickets are $25 and may be purchased at Culpeper Cheese Company, Vinosity and Randy’s Flowers or at gnarlyhops.eventbrite.com. $5 tickets for nondrinkers will be available at the gate. 540/825-4416.

Plant, Jewelry and Bake Sale, Christ Episcopal Church, 8951 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 540/786-3267.

Spring Plant Sale, King George Elementary School parking lot, 10381 Ridge Road. Sponsored by the King George Garden Club. 8 a.m. to noon.

Plant Sale, Rappahannock Adult Activities Inc., 750 Kings Highway, Stafford. Large variety of plants and herbs grown by adults with an intellectual disability. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Runs through May 10. 540/373-7643.

Book Sale, England Run Library. 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. See April 24 listing.

Yard Sale/Bake Sale, Antioch United Methodist Church, 138 Kellogg Mill Road, Stafford. Household items, clothing, lunch. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Benefits Antioch Outreach Pantry.

Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, Culpeper. “Matilda” (1996): Cursed with uncaring parents and a cruel school principal, 6-year-old Matilda escapes into books. With a kindly teacher on her side, Matilda discovers hidden powers within herself, which she uses to fight back against the bullies in her life. 2 p.m. See April 24 listing.

Swing Dance, Calvary Chapel Stafford, 28 Potomac Creek Drive. Swing-out workshop 6:30 p.m., jitterbug lesson 7:30 p.m., dance until 11 p.m. $7, students $5. No partner needed. 540/847-4581.

“Bricks and Boards in the ’Burg.” Begins and ends in Market Square, behind Town Hall. Walking tour highlights four centuries of history and architecture. Co-sponsored by Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center and Hallowed Ground Tours. 10 a.m. Adults $5, children/students $2. 540/809-3918, 540/371-3037; famcc.org.

“Neighborhood Tours-History of Our Homes.” Meet at Caroline and Frederick streets for a tour of Lower Caroline Street and Washington Avenue. 11:30 a.m. Adults $5, students/children $2. 540/809-3918; famcc.org.

Fish Fry, Sumerduck Ruritan Club, 5335 Sumerduck Road, Sumerduck. Fried fish, coleslaw, applesauce, cornbread, chili dogs, tea and coffee. 4-7:30 p.m. $10, ages 13 and younger $6, ages 5 and younger free. 540/270-5686.

CONCERTS

Swing Machine Big Band, State Theatre of Culpeper, 305 South Main St., Culpeper. 8 p.m. $30-50. 540/829-0292; culpepertheatre.org.

Soundworks, Louisa Arts Center, 212 Fredericksburg Ave., Louisa. Men’s a capella group. 7:30 p.m. $15. 540/967-2200.

Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra, Woodbridge Middle School, 2201 York Drive, Woodbridge. 3 p.m. $5, ages 17 and younger free. obco.org.

THEATER

“Forever Plaid,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater. See April 24 listing.

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SUNDAY

Nature Walk, meet in Government Island parking lot, 191 Coal Landing Road, Stafford. Guided walk led by a Master Naturalist. 2 p.m. Free. 540/659-0391.

“Yoga for Bone Health Workshop,” Gavina’s Magikal Door, 112 Juliad Court, suite 211, Stafford. Learn about osteoporosis and how to prevent or minimize it with a gentle yoga practice. 1-4 p.m. Register at 540/841-2790.

“La Brabanconne” Gallery Talk, Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth. Curator Joanna Catron presents a talk on the painting on loan from Brown University. 2 p.m. Free. 540/654-1851.

Garden Day and Cabin Walk, Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Westmoreland. Nationally known gardening expert P. Allen Smith will give a presentation followed by a book signing; Will Rieley, landscape architect, will give a presentation on historic garden restoration; directors’ cabins open for touring. $85 includes all presentations, tours and lunch. Tickets must be purchased in advance. 804/493-1370; stratfordhall.org.

Book Sale, England Run Library. 1-5:30 p.m. See April 24 listing.

Movie, State Theatre of Culpeper, 305 S. Main St., Culpeper. Library of Congress presents “Singin’ in the Rain” (1952): Beloved musical comedy about the transition from silent films to talkies. 2 p.m. $6. 540/829-0293; culpepertheatre.org.

Woodland Tours, Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth. Members of the Central Rappahannock Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalist program will lead nature tours of the woods and fields at Belmont. 2 p.m. Free. 540/654-1015.

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

Plant Sale, Rappahannock Adult Activities Inc. Noon to 4 p.m. See April 26 listing.

CONCERTS

Fifth annual Chamber Music Series: Classical Flute and Strings, St. George’s Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St. Featuring Tina Christie (flute), Kevin Crowder (violin), Ron Barricklow (viola) and Chris Abeel (cello). 3 p.m. $10, students/children free. concertinfo@stgeorgesepiscopal.net.

Mid-Atlantic Wind Symphony: “Around the World & Back Home, Again,” Fredericksburg Academy, 10800 Academy Drive, Spotsylvania. With guest vocalist Anthony Campbell. 7:30 p.m. $7 in advance, $10 at the door. midatlanticwindsymphony.com.

Stephen Bennett, Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church, 16340 Kings Highway, Montross. Harp guitarist. 3 p.m. Free. 804/493-0523.

THEATER

“Forever Plaid,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater, 95 Riverside Parkway, Falmouth Doors open 1 p.m., show is at 3 p.m. See April 24 listing.

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MONDAY

Book Sale, England Run Library. 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. See April 24 listing.

Plant Sale, Rappahannock Adult Activities Inc. See April 26 listing.

29

TUESDAY

Snapshot Day, Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center. Libraries all over Virginia will collect information, photos and patron comments that illustrate the impact that Virginia libraries make in their communities. cclva.org; 540/825-8691.

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.

Plant Sale, Rappahannock Adult Activities Inc. See April 26 listing.

Bingo, Fredericksburg Elks Lodge. See April 24 listing.

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WEDNESDAY

Plant Sale, Rappahannock Adult Activities Inc. See April 26 listing.

THEATER

“Forever Plaid,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater, 95 Riverside Parkway, Falmouth. Lunch 11:30 a.m., play 1:30 p.m. See April 24 listing.

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THURSDAY

Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, Culpeper. “Boys Town” (1938): Father Flanagan, a Catholic priest, founds a community for underprivileged and delinquent boys. See April 24 listing.

Carolina Shag Dancing, Shannon’s Bar & Grille, Fredericksburg. See April 24 listing.

Plant Sale, Rappahannock Adult Activities Inc. See April 26 listing.

Bingo, Fredericksburg Elks Lodge. See April 24 listing.

Bingo, American Legion Post 320, Spotsylvania. See April 24 listing.

THEATER

“Forever Plaid,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater, 95 Riverside Parkway, Falmouth. See April 24 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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