News and notes from Fredericksburg's entertainment scene
Month at a glance: June
FRIDAY | JUNE 1
First Friday Gallery Openings. Openings and entertainment at Fredericksburg-area galleries. Free. 540/373-1776.
SATURDAY | JUNE 2
Relay For Life, Orange County High School. Survivors banquet 1 p.m., opening ceremony 3 p.m. Relay goes on until 6 a.m. Sunday morning. relayforlife.org/orangeva.
SUNDAY | JUNE 3
Fifth annual Josh Baughan Ride-in, Rappahannock Church of Christ, 9514 Richmond Road, Warsaw. Two identical services, during which there will be a bike show. 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Free. Donations will benefit Jordan DuPriest, a 10-year-old with a brain tumor. Rain date: June 10. 804/333-9659.
MONDAY | JUNE 4
Bird Program and Walk, George Washington Birthplace National Monument, 1732 Popes Creek Road, Colonial Beach. 1:30 p.m. 757/495-1900, 888/414-2837.
TUESDAY | JUNE 5
25th annual Chamber Music Festival, St. George’s Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St. Presented by Fredericksburg Festival of the Arts. Adults $25, seniors $20, students free. See fredfest.org for details on composers and works featured.
WEDNESDAY | JUNE 6
“Strategic Challenges in Northeast Asia: Implications for U.S. National Security Policy,” UMW, Dahlgren Campus, University Hall, Room 110. Lecture by Elizabeth Freund Larus, professor of political science at UMW; includes continental breakfast.
8–10:30 a.m. Free. Registration required. 540/663-4030.
THURSDAY | JUNE 7
Exhibit Opening: “Power Suits,” The Arts Center, Orange, 129 East Main St., Orange. Art quilt challenge by artists from across the U.S. and Canada. Opening reception 5 p.m. 540/672-7311; artscenterorange.org.
FRIDAY | JUNE 8
June Chamber Festival, Kreeger Museum, 2401 Foxhall Road NW, Washington. American Chamber Players. 7:30 p.m. 202/338-3552.
SATURDAY | JUNE 9
Celebrate What Makes Fredericksburg Grow, Old Mill Park. Utility-pole-climbing demonstrations, cheese making, Colonial re-enactments, children’s games, petting zoo, fly-fishing demo, bike safety checks, barrel train rides. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free.
SUNDAY | JUNE 10
Annual Spring Show, James Monroe High School, 2300 Washington Ave. Performance by the Fredericksburg Ballet Centre. 2 p.m. $11. 540/373-0978.
MONDAY | JUNE 11
Charity Golf Tournament, The Gauntlet Golf Club, 18 Fairway Drive, Stafford. Registration 8 a.m., shotgun start 9 a.m. $80. Benefits the Cover 3 Tide Tackle Football Program. golfgaunt let.com.
TUESDAY | JUNE 12
Picnic in the Park, Hurkamp Park, William and Prince Edward streets. Music by McTell Brothers, kids’ touch–a–truck activity. Bring a picnic or buy lunch. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free. 540/372-1086, ext. 215.
WEDNESDAY | JUNE 13
“Anything Goes,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater, 95 Riverside Parkway, Falmouth. Lunch 11:30 a.m., play 1:30 p.m. 540/370-4300.
THURSDAY | JUNE 14
Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, 19053 Mount Pony Road, Culpeper. Silent Shorts (1910s–1920s): A diversity of new prints of silent-film short subjects produced by the Library of Congress Packard Campus Film Preservation Lab will première, along with shorts brought in from other film archives. 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations encouraged. 540/827-1079, ext. 79994.
FRIDAY | JUNE 15
“Last of the Red Hot Lovers,” Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 1201 Caroline St. Presented by Fredericksburg Theatre Ensemble. 8 p.m. $10. fredericksburgtheatre.org.
SATURDAY | JUNE 16
Nature’s Architects, Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford. Andrew Dolby will present a program on “Birding at Stratford: Nesting and Chick Development.” 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. $10. Box lunch optional. 804/493-8038; stratfordhall.org.
SUNDAY | JUNE 17
Flying Circus Airshow, 5114 Ritchie Road, Bealeton. Antique airplanes, flying demos, world-class aerobatics, wing walking, airplane rides. Opens for plane rides at 11 a.m., show begins 2:30 p.m. Adults $10, $3 children 3–12, free children under 3; airplane rides extra; flyingcircusairshow.com.
MONDAY | JUNE 18
Music on the Library Steps, Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 1201 Caroline St. The Company Store Band. 7–8 p.m. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, picnic supper. In case of rain, concert will be moved inside. 540/372-1144.
TUESDAY | JUNE 19
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.
WEDNESDAY | JUNE 20
Music Under the Stars, Hurkamp Park, William and Prince Edward streets. Fredericksburg Community Concert Band. 7 p.m. Free. Rain date: June 27.
THURSDAY | JUNE 21
Fredericksburg Photography Show, Dorothy Hart Community Center,
408 Canal St. 4–7 p.m. Runs through June 24. fredericksburg.gov.
FRIDAY | JUNE 22
Operafest, UMW, George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium. Scenes from various operas. 7:30 p.m. Free. 540/654-1012.
SATURDAY | JUNE 23
Curator’s Chat—Firearms in the Civil War, National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle. Ordnance Curator Bruce Allen talks about the history of firearms during the Civil War. 1 p.m. 703/784-6116; usmcmuseum.org.
SUNDAY | JUNE 24
Third annual Patriotic Program, Hull’s Memorial Baptist Church, 420 Enon Road, Stafford. Songs honoring our country. 4 p.m. 540/371-4124.
MONDAY | JUNE 25
“Seed to Stalk” Theme Month, Jamestown Settlement, 2110 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg. Explore American agriculture of the 17th and 18th centuries with hands-on activities. historyisfun.org.
TUESDAY | JUNE 26
3 for the One, First Christian Church, 1501 Washington Ave. 7 p.m. Free. 540/373-7716.
WEDNESDAY | JUNE 27
Barefoot Puppet Theatre presents “The Little Bread Hen,” Rowser Building, 1739 Jefferson Davis Highway. 10 a.m. staffordparks.com.
THURSDAY | JUNE 28
Book Sale, England Run Library, 806 Lyons Blvd., Stafford. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 540/899-1703.
FRIDAY | JUNE 29
History at Sunset: “Lost Then Found: The Evolution and Reclamation of Fredericksburg’s Sunken Road and Willis Hill.” Meet at Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center. 7 p.m. Free. 540/373-6122.
SATURDAY | JUNE 30
Gun Show, Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $8.
—Compiled by Debbie Sauder