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10 things to do this weekend around the Burg

The approach of Labor Day weekend signals the winding down of summer, but there is still plenty going on around town. Here are some of our picks for your entertainment needs this weekend. For more, check out our fredericksburg.com events calendar.

1. Can Summer Stay, Please?

The Chuck Shaffer Picture show plays a family-friendly   end-of-summer festival at Brock's Sunday.

The Chuck Shaffer Picture show plays a family-friendly end-of-summer festival at Brock’s Sunday.

Brock’s Riverside Grill hosts “Can Summer Please Stay,” a family-friendly festival, Sunday from 3 to 10 p.m. There will be live music from the Chuck Shaffer Picture Show, face painting, a snow cone stand and more. Admission is free. Proceeds benefit the Institute of Performing Arts. http://calendar.fredericksburg.com/index.php?eID=5704

2. Remembering Robin Williams

Robin Williams, a veteran performer with a career spanning TV, film and stage, passed away earlier this month. (Photo: Vince Bucci/Invision for the Television Academy)

Robin Williams, a veteran performer with a career spanning TV, film and stage, passed away earlier this month. (Photo: Vince Bucci/Invision for the Television Academy)

Unity of Fredericksburg hosts a Robin Williams movie marathon, bringing the community together to not only laugh at the late comic’s acting but also learn about mental health awareness. Event begins at 3 p.m. and goes until 10:30. Admission is free.

3. Hang out with good ol’ boys

The Green Boys

The Green Boys

The Green Boys closes out the Sounds of Summer Concert Series at Market Square Friday night at 7. Admission to the show is free. famcc.org

4. See a dog show

Photo: Bob Jagendorf /   CC via Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Bob Jagendorf / CC via Wikimedia Commons

The Greater Fredericksburg Kennel Club hosts agility trials Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Fredericksburg Field House. See dogs run, plus jumping, tunnels, weaves and dogware vendors. Admission is free, but please do not bring your pets. GFKC.org

5. Last days of summer jazz

Photo courtesy of Lake Anna winery

Photo courtesy of Lake Anna winery

Las Vegas based band Spectrum plays Motown music at the Lake Anna Winery from 6 to 10 p.m. $15 admission includes a souvenir wine glass.

6. Sunset paddle on the Potomac

Watch the sun go down from the river at Caledon.

Watch the sun go down from the river at Caledon.

Take a guided sunset kayak trip on the Potomac River at the Caledon State Park, with the chance to view bald eagles, herons, and other wildlife as they search for food along our shore. Cost is $19 per person or $25 for a tandem kayak for two. Reservations are required.

http://calendar.fredericksburg.com/index.php?eID=4906

7. Be a dinosaur detective

Learn about paleontology at Alum Spring Park Saturday.

Learn about paleontology at Alum Spring Park Saturday.

Local dino expert Jon Bachman leads the Dino Swamp Trek at Alum Springs Park Saturday at 10 a.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Registration is required. http://fredericksburgva.gov

8. ARTS: Experience a slice of the surreal life

The 'Allegorikon' exhibit features nine works by the Bulgarian-born husband-and-wife team known locally as KonKons.

The ‘Allegorikon’ exhibit features nine works by the Bulgarian-born husband-and-wife team known locally as KonKons.

The “Allegorikon” exhibit, by Bulgarian-born American artists Konstantina and Ignat Konstantinov–better known as the KonKons–can be seen at the Backdoor Gallery in Spotsylvania until Sept. 6. news.fredericksburg.com/entertainment/2014/08/28/arts-a-surreal-world-unfolds-at-the-backdoor-gallery/

9. “War and Peace” tintype exhibit

Photo: Melissa Cacciola

Photo: Melissa Cacciola

“War and Peace,” an exhibit at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, arrests the eye with a succession of portraits of military personnel in uniform and casual garb. Admission is free, and the exhibit runs through Dec. 1. news.fredericksburg.com/entertainment/2014/08/28/military-spirit-exposed-in-tintypes/

10. See some fireworks

A fireworks display will cap a day of family fun at Salem Fields Community Church

A fireworks display will cap a day of family fun at Salem Fields Community Church

Salem Fields Community Church hosts their annual Labor Day fireworks show Saturday. Family fun, including inflatables, games, live music, food and face painting begins at 4 p.m., followed by a fireworks display at dusk. http://calendar.fredericksburg.com/index.php?eID=5918

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