News and notes from Fredericksburg's entertainment scene
July: Month at a Glance
20th Biennial King George Art Show, King George Middle School, 8246 Dahlgren Road. Judged show of fine arts, photography and crafts. 1–5 p.m. Free. 540/760-6928.
Book Sale, England Run Library, 806 Lyons Blvd., Stafford. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 540/899-1703.
Civil War 150 History Mobile, Westmoreland State Park, 1650 State Park Road, Montross. Details Virginia’s place in history throughout the 1860s, living-history campsite, Civil War-era music, guest speakers. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. $4 parking fee. 804/493-8821.
Bazaar and Yard Sale, St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church, 12 Lossing Ave., Colonial Beach. DJ music, children’s games, food, silent auction.
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. Benefits the charitable endeavors
of the church. 804/224-7221.
“Snoopy: The Musical,” Barboursville Community Center, 5256 Governor Barbour St. Based on the comic strip “Peanuts.” Presented by Four County Players. 8 p.m. $12. 540/832-5355; fourcp.org.
Music at the Museum: A First Friday Concert Series, Market Square, 907 Princess Anne St. Featuring music by Steve Jarrell and Lee Quisenberry of Sons of the Beach and activities for children. Sponsored by Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center. 7–9 p.m. Free. 540/371-3037, ext. 135; famcc.org.
Poker Run. Begins and ends at Spotsylvania YMCA, 5710 Smith Station Road. Coordinated by Big Daddy’s Leather. Registration 8:30 a.m. $20/$10 for passenger. Rain date: July 8. 540/898-6756.
Celebrate Virginia Live, near the Expo Center and Wegmans, Gordon W. Shelton Boulevard. Justin Moore with Josh Thompson. Gates open 5 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 at the gate; celebratevirginialive.com.
Music on the Steps, Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 1201 Caroline St. Jeni & Billy. 7–8 p.m. Bring a lawn chair and picnic. In case of rain, concert will be moved inside. 540/372-1144.
Voices of the Gospel, First Christian Church sanctuary, 1501 Washington Ave. 7 p.m. Free. 540/373-4426; 1stchristianchurchfredva.org.
Agricultural Fair, Caroline County Fairgrounds, 8332 County Fair Lane, Ruther Glen. Live music, camel rides, mechanical-bull riding, animal shows, rides, games, dog show, food. 5–10:30 p.m. $5, ages 10 and younger free; carolinefair.com.
“Family Tours: World Travels,” Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth. Tour highlights Gari and Corinne Melchers’ many trips that inspired their life at Belmont. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. 540/654-1015.
Book Signing, JarrettThor Fine Arts, 100 Taylor St., Colonial Beach. Betty Lewis Ellett will sign her book “ABC’s From the Rappahannock River, With Love.” 6–9 p.m. 804/224-7200.
Family Day—Colonial Crafts, National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle. Make tricorn hats, write with quill pens and play Colonial games. Noon to 3 p.m.; usmcmuseum.org.
Demonstration Forest Walk, James Madison’s Montpelier, 11407 Constitution Highway, Orange. Tour of the Montpelier Demonstration Forest Trail will help visitors understand society’s dependence on forests. 2 p.m. 540/672-2728.
Exhibit: “Thrill on the Hill: The Soap Box Derby in Fredericksburg,” Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center, 1001 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg. Looks at the history of the Soap Box Derby and features several retired derby cars. 540/371-3037; famcc.org.
Play and Work at the Plantation, Historic Kenmore Plantation, 1201 Washington Ave., Fredericksburg. Colonial games, activities and crafts. For ages 6–10. 9–11 a.m. $10. 540/373-3381; kenmore.org.
Exhibit: “A Young Nation Stands: James Madison and the War of 1812,” James Madison’s Montpelier, 11407 Constitution Highway, Orange.
On display through end of 2014; montpelier.org.
Mineral Bluegrass Festival, Walton Park, 628 Louisa Ave., Mineral. Performers include Mill Run, Shenandoah Drive, Code Blue and Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice. Noon to 10 p.m. $30 daily or $80 for the weekend. 540/672-3549.
Culpeper Bluemont Concert, Old County Courthouse lawn, 25 W. Davis St., Culpeper. The Taters. 7:30 p.m. Adults $5, seniors $4, under 12 $2. Rain place: Culpeper Train Depot, 109 Commerce St. 540/338-4640.
Civil War Programs. Symposium: “Anguish and Freedom: The Yankees Descend upon Culpeper.” 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Daniel Center at Germanna Community College, Culpeper. Free (includes snacks and beverages). Bus tour: “The Rappahannock: A River to Freedom.” 1–5 p.m. $60. Departs and returns to Daniel Center, GCC. Reception: “An Evening With Dr. Dan Sutherland.” 6–8 p.m. at Holly Hill, Reva. $50. Reservations required. 540/547-2395; fowb.org.
Country, Western Dance Lessons, Waltz and Two-Step, American Legion Post 290, 1204 American Legion Road, Stafford. 5–7 p.m. $7. 540/273-1812.
Mixed Media Art Camp, Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth. Photography, painting, printmaking and other media. For ages 7–13. $90. Runs through July 26. Reservations required. 540/654-1839.
“Tuesdays With Art,” Prince William Forest Park, 18170 Park Entrance Road, Triangle. Office of Strategic Services veteran Art Reinhardt shares memories of life in the OSS in China during World War II. 2 p.m. $5 per vehicle entrance fee. Reservations, 703/221-7181.
“Anything Goes,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater, 95 Riverside Parkway, Falmouth. Lunch 11:30 a.m., play 1:30 p.m. 540/370-4300.
Orange County Fair, James Madison’s Montpelier, 11407 Constitution Highway, Orange. Farmers, craftsmen, cooks, gardeners. 540/661-5383; orangecountyvafair.com.
Ninth annual Potomac River Regional Art Show, Town Center building, Colonial Beach. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fredericksburg Bluemont Concert, Maury Stadium, Kenmore Avenue and Hanover Street. String band music by the Hot Seats. 7:30 p.m. Adults $5, seniors $4, children under 12 $2. Rain location: James Monroe High School, 2300 Washington Ave. 540/338-4640.
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.
“Butterflies LIVE!” Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., Richmond. Features hundreds of butterflies in the glass conservatory; lewisginter.org.
Rufus the Dog Performance, Rowser Building, 1739 Jefferson Davis Highway, Stafford. Blue Sky Puppet Theatre’s performance on a dog’s journey to find out who he really is and what makes us all unique. 10–10:45 a.m. $3 in advance, $4 day of show, under age 2 free. 540/658-5116; staffordparks.com.
—Compiled by Debbie Sauder