News and notes from Fredericksburg's entertainment scene
Calendar: March 29-April 5
Cultivating Community/Big Read Kickoff, Salem Church Library, 2607 Salem Church Road. Join a panel including local farmers, representatives of local farmers markets, and an extension agent discussing farm to table issues. Hear about the library’s Big Read of “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” by Barbara Kingsolver. 7–9 p.m. Free. 540/785-9267; librarypoint.org/cultivate.
Basket Bingo, Ni River Middle School, 11632 Catharpin Road, Spotsylvania. Doors open 5:30 p.m., games begin at 6 p.m. $10. 540/548-8490.
Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, 19053 Mount Pony Road, Culpeper. “Ladyhawke” (1985): In medieval times, a young thief becomes the unlikely ally of a pair of star-crossed lovers caught in an evil spell. With Matthew Broderick, Michelle Pfeiffer and Rutger Hauer. Fantasy adventure. 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations encouraged. 540/827-1079, ext. 79994.
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.
“Once Upon a Mattress,” Riverbend High School, 12301 Spotswood Furnace Road, Spotsylvania. Performed by the Fine Arts Department. 7 p.m. $10. With each paying adult, a child under 12 is admitted free. Runs through March 31.
“Cabaret,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater, 95 Riverside Parkway, Falmouth. Doors open at 6 p.m., play begins at 8 p.m. Runs through April 29. 540/370-4300.
Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, Culpeper. Crime drama double feature: “Sonatine” (1993): An aggressive organized crime mobster agrees to go to Okinawa to help a gang engaged in a struggle against a rival mob. With Takeshi Kitano, Aya Kikumai and Tetsu Watanabe. In Japanese with English subtitles. Rated R. “The Stone Killer” (1973): A tough New York City undercover cop is sent to work for the LAPD as punishment for his violent mishandling of a ghetto criminal. With Charles Bronson and Martin Balsam. See March 29 listing.
Longaberger Basket Bingo, Courthouse Road Elementary, 9911 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania. Doors open 5:30 p.m., bingo starts 6:30 p.m. $15. 540/710-6926.
Vera Bradley Bingo, Stafford Volunteer Fire Department, 2080 Jefferson Davis Highway, Stafford. Doors open 6 p.m., games begin 7 p.m. $20. Benefits Young Lives of Stafford. Call 540/710-3333 to reserve a spot.
Bingo, Mine Run Volunteer Fire Department, 31077 Old Plank Road, Locust Grove. Early birds 6:30 p.m., regular games 7 p.m. Bring four nonperishable food items in exchange for a three-card pack with paid admission. 540/854-5438.
Charity Golf Tournament, Gauntlet Golf Club, 18 Fairway Drive, Stafford. $75 includes green fees, cart fees, range balls and awards buffet. Benefits SERVE. Register at golfgauntlet.com/charitygolf.
Fredericksburg Songwriters’ Showcase, Picker’s Supply Concert Hall, 902 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Laurie McClain, Rob Lytle, Putnam Smith and Barbara Martin. 8 p.m. $10, students $5. 540/898-0611; webliminal.com/songwrite.
“The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr.,” Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 1201 Caroline St.. Presented by Stage Door Productions and Kids on Stage. 7:30 p.m. $10. Through April 1. stagedoorproductions.org.
Performance: “The Vagina Monologues,” UMW, Lee Hall, room 411. 8 p.m. $3 in advance, $5 at the door. Runs again March 31. 540/654-1044.
“Cabaret,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater. See March 29 listing.
“Once Upon a Mattress,” Riverbend High School. See March 29 listing.
Sock Hop, Colonial Beach Moose. 7:30–11:30 p.m. $5. 804/224-0931.
Spring Vendor Event and Craft Show, Rockhill Volunteer Fire Department, 2133 Garrisonville Road, Stafford. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. 540/408-2565.
Silent Auction/Dinner Benefit, Faith Christian Fellowship, 319 Deacon Road, Stafford. 4 p.m. Benefits the family of James Dobson, a 12-year-old battling brain cancer. 540/899-8818.
Spring Craft Show, Courtland High School, 6701 Smith Station Road, Spotsylvania. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Photos with the Easter Bunny, $5. Benefits the after-prom party. 540/907-1380.
Spring Craft and Vendor Show, Massad Family YMCA, 212 Butler Road, Falmouth. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 540/371-9622.
Lake of the Woods Lioness Flea Market, Locust Grove Middle School, 6368 Flat Run Road, Locust Grove. Book sale, bake sale, attic treasures, food concession and items created by local artisans and vendors. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 540/972-5398.
Pansy Sale, Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 540/825-8691.
Fredericksburg Spring Arts and Crafts Faire, Fredericksburg Expo Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. $8, ages 12 and younger free. Tickets good all weekend. Runs again April 1. 540/548-5555; fredericksburgexpocenter.com.
Speakeasy Casino Night Event, Bailey’s Pub and Grille, 1861 Carl D. Silver Parkway. Presented by Fredericksburg Jaycees. Games and band from 8 p.m. to midnight. $30–$50; $30 for 30,000 points of chips, door prize raffle ticket, door cover for band, chance to win prizes; $50 for 30,000 points of chips, door prize raffle, drink ticket, appetizer ticket, door cover for band, chance to win prizes. Cover charge only for non-gamblers. Purchase tickets at fburgjayceesspeakeasy.eventbrite.com. Info: 540/207-2729 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book signing, The Griffin Bookshop, 723 Caroline St. Germanna Community College English professor Cory MacLauchlin will sign copies of “Butterfly in the Typewriter.” 2 to 4 p.m. Free.
Spaghetti Dinner, Brooke Point High School, 1700 Courthouse Road, Stafford. The Jazz Band will perform. Sponsored by the Tri–M Music Honor Society. 6 p.m. $10. Email Veronica for more information at email@example.com.
Barbecue Dinner, Hartwood Church Christian Education Center, 25 Hartwood Road. 5–7 p.m., takeout beginning at 4 p.m. Adults $7, ages 5–12 $4, under age 5 free. 540/373-7361.
Shrimp Dinner, Lignum Ruritan Club, 20489 Gibson Lane, Lignum. 5–7 p.m. All-you-can-eat $18, ages 12 and younger $8, under age 6 free. 540/825-2157.
Bingo, Stafford Gymnastics Center, 500 Nelms St., Falmouth. Vera Bradley and 31 Gifts. Doors open 6:30 p.m., games begin 7 p.m. $15. Benefits Dynamic All-Stars Majorettes. 540/720-7510.
Brewery Tours, Blue & Gray Brewing Co., 3300 Dill Smith Drive, Spotsylvania. Tours with tastings straight from the tanks, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. 540/371-7799.
Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, 19053 Mount Pony Road, Culpeper. “The Hurricane” (1937): A Polynesian sailor, unjustly imprisoned after a saloon brawl, is relentlessly persecuted by his island’s disciplinarian French governor. With Dorothy Lamour, Jon Hall and Mary Astor. Action drama romance. Black-and-white. See March 29 listing.
Cash Party, Sumerduck Ruritan Club, 5335 Sumerduck Road, Sumerduck. Appetizers start at 5 p.m., dinner at 6, drawing at 7. Tickets are $100 and must be registered by 6:45 p.m. 540/720-5686.
Old Dominion Gun Show, VFW Post 1503, 14631 Minnieville Road, Dale City. Modern, antique and military arms. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $6, under age 12 free. Runs again April 1. 276/238-1343.
Wilderness Battlefield Park Day Cleanup. Meet at 8 a.m. at Wilderness Battlefield Exhibit Shelter, State Route 20, and help clean up the battlefield
and roads running through it. To register or for information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Country Western Dance, VFW, 2701 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg. 8–11 p.m. $7. 540/273-1812.
Colon Cancer Awareness Cut-A-Thon, Hair Mosaics, 4300 Plank Road, Spotsylvania. Raffle, food, music by Wave on Wave. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Mary Washington Healthcare Regional Cancer Center. 540/786-0288.
Sixth annual SkillsUSA Car Show, North Stafford High School, 839 Garrisonville Road, Stafford. Food, music, vendors, displays. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration $15 per vehicle. Spectators free. 540/658-6150, ext. 1261.
Agents of Change, Colonial Forge High School, 550 Courthouse Road, Stafford. Activities, projects and achievement results related to the efforts of the many Agents of Change at area schools. Events include a 5K, mile and quarter-mile run/walk (registration 8 a.m.), Mascot races, Zumba. 8 a.m. to noon. Free.
Tips and Tricks for Taking Great Candid Pictures, Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center. Overview on how to plan candid picture-taking. 11 a.m. 540/825-8691.
Jazz and Chocolate, Cooper Vineyards, 13372 Shannon Hill Road, Louisa. Live jazz, chocolate fountain, chocolate vendors. $15 in advance, $20
at the door. 540/894-5474; coopervineyards.com.
The Magnolia Ball, Fredericksburg Expo Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway. Silent auction and cocktail hour 6–7:45 p.m., dinner and dancing 8–11 p.m. Tickets: $90, $650 for table of eight. Call for Hospice Support Care for reservations. 540/361-7071; fredericksburgexpocenter.com.
Geocaching 101, Caledon Natural Area, 11617 Caledon Road, King George. Check out the new sport of geocaching, a global scavenger hunt. GPS units supplied. 1 p.m. $3 person/$8 family. Reservations required. 540/663-3861.
Guided Tours, Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, 1001 Princess Anne St. Walking tours focusing on the history of the Fredericksburg region and stories of the people who lived here. 1:15 and 3:15 p.m. Free with paid admission to the museum. 540/371-3037, ext. 131.
Jon Carroll, Rocky’s Run, located near Lake Anna Marina. Potluck 5 p.m., concert 6 p.m. $15. Bring a dish to share. Opening act: Americana singer-songwriter T. Edwin Doss. Reservations at email@example.com. Information on artist at joncarroll.org.
“The Resurrection!” C.M. Rock Family Center, 10606 Benchmark Road. 4 p.m. Runs again at 4 p.m. Sunday. Play portrays the last hours of Jesus Christ leading up to his Crucifixion and his ultimate Resurrection from the dead. With live scenery and music. Free. 540/374-1251; fccwoc.org.
“Once Upon a Mattress,” Riverbend High School. See March 29 listing
“The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr.,” Central Rappahannock Regional Library. 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. See March 30 listing.
Performance: “The Vagina Monologues,” UMW. See March 30 listing.
“Cabaret,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater. See March 29 listing.
Bingo, Fredericksburg Community Center, 1114 Potomac Ave., Falmouth. 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Greater Falls Run Lions Club. 540/372-3399.
Lecture: “Renaissance Innovations in Color Printing and Etching,” UMW, Combs Hall, room 139. By Greg Jecmen, assistant curator of old master prints and drawings at the National Gallery of Art. 2 p.m. Free. 540/654-1013.
Old Dominion Gun Show, VFW Post 1503, Dale City. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. See March 31 listing.
Director’s Tour, Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth. Join Belmont director David Berreth on a personal tour, including a behind-the-scenes look at seldom-seen works. 2 p.m. 540/654-1840 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Spring Forward Festival, UMW, Brompton. Crafts, games, egg hunts. 1–4 p.m. Free. 540/654-1802.
Fredericksburg Spring Arts and Crafts Faire, Fredericksburg Expo Center. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. See March 31 listing.
St. Matthews Family Choir and Joysong Chorale, St. Matthews Catholic Church, 8200 Robert Lee Drive, Spotsylvania. 7:30 p.m Free.
“Cabaret,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater, Falmouth. Doors open 1 p.m., show is at 3 p.m. See March 29 listing.
“The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr.,” Central Rappahannock Regional Library. 2 p.m. See March 30 listing.
“An Afternoon at the Ballet,” James Monroe High School, 2300 Washington Ave. Presented by Fredericksburg Ballet Centre. 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and may be purchased at the Fredericksburg Ballet Centre, $18 at the door. 540/373-0978.
Bingo, Falmouth Fire Department, Butler Road. Doors open 5 p.m., games begin 6:30 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Benefits the Stafford High School field hockey team. Contact email@example.com or any member of the field hockey team.
The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series: “J.E.B. Stuart,” UMW, George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium. By Emory Thomas, author of “Bold Dragoon.” 7:30 p.m. Free. 540/654-1065.
Astronomy, Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center. Observe the moon and other lunar features with amateur astronomer Myron Wasiuta. 8–9:30 p.m. 540/825-8691.
“Cabaret,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater, Falmouth. Lunch 11:30 a.m., play 1:30 p.m. See March 29 listing.
Lecture and Book Signing, Northern Virginia Community College, 15200 Neabsco Mills Road, Woodbridge. Mark Van Stone will present a lecture, “It’s Not the End of the World,” with book signing of “2012: Science and Prophecy of the Ancient Maya.” 7 p.m. Free admission/parking. 703/878-4607.
The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series: “Marie Curie,” UMW, George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium. By Lauren Redniss, author of “Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie.” 7:30 p.m. Free. 540/654-1065.
“Cabaret,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater, Falmouth. See March 29 listing.
—Compiled by Debbie Sauder