Fredericksburg Families

Amy Umble writes about family issues and kid-friendly events.

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Family fun this weekend

Looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend? Here are some ideas:


  •  Meet at the Motts Run Nature Center for a woodland night hike. Dress warmly, wear shoes with good traction and bring a flashlight. 7-8:15 p.m. The event is for children ages 6 to adult, and children must come with a paying adult. Register here. The cost is $5 per person. Find out more information here or call 540/372-1086.


  • Art Extravaganza, Rowser Building, 1739 Jefferson Davis Highway, Stafford. Saturday, Jan. 19, 9 a.m. to noon. Children enjoy painting, bead work, sand art, edible art, much more. Wear old clothes. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. 540/658-5116;
  • Princess Party, Courtland High School, 6701 Smith Station Road. Jan. 19, 2–4 p.m. Princesses will design their own crown and write their own fairy tale. Come dressed up and be entered for door prizes. Space is limited.  $5. All profits will be donated to Hope House. Register by email to Info: Mrs. Pins, 540/898-2069.