News and notes from Fredericksburg's entertainment scene
Calendar: July 12 to July 19
Caroline County Agricultural Fair, 8332 County Fair Lane, Ruther Glen. Live music, camel rides, mechanical bull riding, exotic animals, pig and duck races, carnival rides and games, dog show, food. 5–10:30 p.m. Admission $5, ages 10 and younger free. Extra charge for rides. Runs through July 14. carolinefair.com.
“Who’s Awake in the Night?” Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center, Culpeper. Meet nocturnal animals and learn more about them. 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Runs again July 13. Free; first come, first served. 540/825-8691; cclva.org.
“Saving the Past for the Future,” Salem Church Library, 2607 Salem Church Road, Spotsylvania. A demonstration by Darla Eaton and Irena Hollowell of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. 7–9 p.m. 540/785-9267.
Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, 19053 Mount Pony Road, Culpeper. “The Stooge” (1952): An egotistic singer learns the hard way just how important his stooge is to his success. With Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Comedy–drama musical. Black-and-white. 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.
CD Release Party: “Hangin With Stogie,” Inn at The Olde Silk Mill, 1707 Princess Anne St. Performance and meet-and-greet by teen girl band (ages 13, 15 and 16). 7–8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free. hanginwithstogie.com.
“Anything Goes,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater, 95 Riverside Parkway, Falmouth. Doors open at 6 p.m., play begins at 8 p.m. Runs through July 22. 540/370-4300.
History at Sunset: “Looting and Bombardment of Fredericksburg.” Meet at Market Square, corner of Princess Anne and William streets. 7 p.m. Free. 540/373-6122.
Caroline County Agricultural Fair, Ruther Glen. 4–11 p.m. See July 12 listing.
Lightning Bug Paddle, City Dock, Sophia Street. 7:30 p.m. Minimum age: 6 years. Backup date: July 14.
Second Friday Art Walk, Colonial Beach. Galleries and businesses throughout town promote artists with work for sale. 6–8 p.m. 804/224-8411.
Ninth annual Potomac River Regional Art Show, Town Center, Washington Avenue and Hawthorn Street, Colonial Beach. Opening tonight 6–9 p.m. On display every weekend, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Aug. 5.
Book Signing, Jarrett Thor 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.
“Who’s Awake in the Night?” Culpeper County Library. 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. See July 12 listing.
Pickin’ Party, Sumerduck Ruritan Club, 5335 Sumerduck Road. Music of local groups featured. 7–10 p.m. Free. 540/222-9549 or 540/439-8240.
Exploring Carter’s Pond, Prince William Forest Park, 18170 Park Entrance Road, Triangle. Explore the plants, animals and ecosystem with a park ranger. 8–11 a.m. $5 per vehicle entrance fee. 703/221-7181.
Nighttime Cemetery Hike, Prince William Forest Park, 18170 Park Entrance Road, Triangle. Meet at visitor center at 8 p.m. for 1.5 miles of off-trail hiking. $5 per vehicle entrance fee. 703/221-7181.
Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, Culpeper. “Captain Blood” (1935): After being unjustly sentenced to prison, a doctor escapes and becomes a notorious pirate. With Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Lionel Atwill and Basil Rathbone. Action adventure romance. Black-and-white. See July 12 listing.
Culpeper Bluemont Concert, Old County Courthouse lawn, 25 W. Davis St., Culpeper. Ruthie & The Wranglers, rockin’ American roots music. 7:30 p.m. Adults $5, seniors $4, under 12 $2. Rain place: Culpeper Train Depot, 109 Commerce St. 540/338-4640.
“Pump Boys and Dinettes,” Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 1201 Caroline St. Presented by Stage Door Productions, the musical tells the story of four men who work at a gas station, and two waitresses at the “Double Cupp Diner.” The Cupp sisters celebrate their home cooking with the same zeal they bring to being neighborly with the boys. 8 p.m. $15. Runs through July 21. stagedoorproductions.org.
“Anything Goes,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater. See July 12 listing.
Book Promo, Rising Sun Tavern, 1304 Caroline St. Local author and historian Al Conner will promote his book “Union Army’s ‘Valley Forge’ 1863: 93 Days That Saved America.” 1–3 p.m. Included with tour admission. 540/371-1494; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas in July, Ten Thousand Villages, 1937 Carl D. Silver Parkway. View handcrafted Nativities and ornaments from developing countries. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free. Runs again July 15. 540/786-9967.
Book Signing, The Griffin Bookshop & Coffee Bar, 723 Caroline St. Hayden Hodges will sign her new book, “Letters to Boot Camp,” the true story of a guy making his way through 13 weeks of Marine Corps Boot Camp. 2 p.m. 540/899-8041.
“Fire at Fairview,” Chancellorsville Battlefield, Tour Stop 10. A series of programs highlighting the May 3, 1863, fighting at Chancellorsville. At 1:30 and 3 p.m., there will be artillery firing demonstrations, and between the demonstrations, at 2 p.m., park historians will lead a tour of the Fairview area. Free. Runs again July 15. 540/373-6122.
“Make a Splash,” Massad Family YMCA Water Park, 212 Butler Road, Stafford. Swimming, games, prizes, music, food. 6:30–9 p.m. Advance tickets: $35 four-pack, $10 individual. At the door: $40 and $12. Includes hot dog, chips and a drink. Rain date: July 15. Benefits Smart Beginnings Rappahannock Area, a nonprofit serving children birth to 5 years old. 540/371-9622, ext. 1016.
Yard/Bake Sale, Mount Zion Church, 404 Kings Highway, Stafford. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Benefits Mountain View Baptist Church of King George’s missions trip. 540/370-4288.
The Imps of Improv, Potomac Point Winery, 275 Decatur Road, Stafford. Comedy show where everything is made up on the spot. 7 p.m. $5. 540/446-2250.
Summer in the Forest Nature Walk, Government Island, Coal Landing Road, Stafford. Guided nature hike. 8 a.m. Free. 540/659-0391.
Caroline County Agricultural Fair, Ruther Glen. 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. See July 12 listing.
Encampment and Firing Demonstration, George Washington Birthplace National Monument, 1732 Popes Creek Road, Colonial Beach. By His Majesty’s Marines and 5th Battalion, Cumberland County Militia. Displays and activities common to 18th-century camp life. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with musket firing demonstrations at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Free. 804/224-1732.
Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, Culpeper. “Rosemary’s Baby” (1968): A young woman fears the baby she is carrying is the son of Satan. With Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes and Ruth Gordon. Horror mystery. Color. Rated R. See July 12 listing.
Night Sky Viewing, Caledon Natural Area, 11617 Caledon Road, King George. Sponsored by Rappahannock Astronomy Club. 8:30 p.m. Free. Weather permitting. 540/663-3861; raclub.org.
Movies in the Park, Taylor Park, downtown Orange. The animated film “Puss in Boots” features the voices of Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek and Zach Galifianakis. Festivities start at 7 p.m., movie begins after dusk. Bring chair/blanket. 540/672-3544.
Historic Orienteering, Prince William Forest Park, 18170 Park Entrance Road, Triangle. Use a map and compass to visit some “off-the-beaten-path” historic sites. 8 a.m. $5 per vehicle entrance fee. 703/221-7181.
Campfire Program: “Headbangers of the Forest,” Prince William Forest Park, 18170 Park Entrance Road, Triangle. 8:30–9:30 p.m. $5 per vehicle entrance fee. 703/221-7181.
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. 703/784-6116; usmcmuseum.org.
Movie: “The Princess Bride,” Westmoreland County Museum lawn, 43 Court Square, Montross. Bring a blanket. 8:30 p.m. Free. 804/493-8440.
“Bricks and Boards in the ’Burg.” Begins and ends in Market Square, behind Town Hall, Fredericksburg. A walking tour highlights the history and architecture of the downtown Historic District. Co-sponsored by Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center and Hallowed Ground Tours. 10 a.m. Adults $4, children $1. 540/809-3918.
Cruise-In, Family Diner, 2100 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg. Bring your classic/muscle cars, motorcycles and trucks. 5 p.m. 540/373-3330.
Canoeing and Kayaking on the Rappahannock River. Meet at City Dock, Sophia Street. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weather permitting. 540/371-5085; playva.com.
Second Saturdays at the Museum, Fredericksburg Area Museum, 1001 Princess Anne St. Family program that includes hands-on activities and make-and-take crafts. 1–3 p.m. Free with paid museum admission; 540/371-3037.
Third annual Warbirds and Ferraris Event, Commemorative Air Force, Culpeper Regional Airport, 12499 Beverly Ford Road, Brandy Station. Cars and aircraft, food, rides aboard the Curtiss–Wright SB2C Helldiver. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Arrangements for the flight can be made at sb2chelldiver.com/rides.html or by calling 540/373-6759.
American Music Concert Series, Market Square, corner of Princess Anne and William streets. Featuring The Green Boys, country and Americana music. Sponsored by Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center. 7–9 p.m. Free. 540/371-3037; famcc.org.
Fredericksburg Bluemont Concert, Maury stadium, Kenmore Avenue and Hanover Street. Dixie Power Trio, eclectic mix of New Orleans jazz, zydeco, Cajun and original compositions. 7:30 p.m. Adults $5, seniors $4, children under 12 $2. Rain location: James Monroe High School, 2300 Washington Ave. 540/338-4640.
Warrenton Bluemont Concert, Warren Green Building, 10 Hotel St., Warrenton. Black Sheep, reggae. 7:30 p.m. Adults $5, seniors $4, under age 12 $2. Rain place: Taylor Middle School, 350 E. Shirley Ave. 540/338-4640.
“The Slabtown Convention,” Mount Zion Baptist Church, 6030 Harrison Road, Spotsylvania. Written by Nannie Helen Burroughs, an African–American educator, orator, religious leader and businesswoman. 4 p.m. $15. 540/786-8736.
“Pump Boys and Dinettes,” Central Rappahannock Regional Library. See July 13 listing.
“Anything Goes,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater. See July 12 listing.
Gottaswing: Lindy in the ’Burg, Picker’s Supply Concert Hall, 902 Caroline St. Swing dance lessons. $95 for a seven-week series. 540/847-4581.
“Fire at Fairview,” Chancellorsville Battlefield, Tour Stop 10. See July 14 listing.
Christmas in July, Ten Thousand Villages. Noon to 5 p.m. See July 14 listing.
Bingo, Fredericksburg Community Center, 1114 Potomac Ave., Stafford. 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Greater Falls Run Lions Club. 540/372-3399.
Demonstration Forest Walk, James Madison’s Montpelier, 11407 Constitution Highway, Orange. Tour of the Demonstration Forest Trail will help visitors understand society’s dependence on forests. 2 p.m. 540/672-2728; montpelier.org.
Flying Circus Airshow, 5114 Ritchie Road, Bealeton. Antique airplanes, flying demos, world-class aerobatics, wing walking, airplane rides. Opens for planes rides at 11 a.m., show begins 2:30 p.m. Adults $10, children 3–12 $3, children under 3 free; airplane rides extra; flyingcircusairshow.com.
“Pump Boys and Dinettes,” Central Rappahannock Regional Library. 2 p.m. See July 13 listing.
“Anything Goes,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater. Doors open 1 p.m., show is at 3 p.m. See July 12 listing.
Music on the Steps, Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 1201 Caroline St. Jim & Holly Lawrence with Lauren Smith, Celtic music with an American twist. 7–8 p.m. Bring a lawn chair/blanket and a picnic. In case of rain, concert will be inside. 540/372-1144.
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.
Creative Napkin Folding, Ten Thousand Villages, 1937 Carl D. Silver Parkway. Bring your own cloth napkin and learn how to fold it into creative shapes. 10:30–11:30 a.m. Free. Runs again July 21. RSVP at 540/786-9967.
“Anything Goes,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater. Lunch 11:30 a.m., play 1:30 p.m. See July 12 listing.
Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, Culpeper. “The Bob Mathias Story” (1954): The story of the first man to win two Olympic Gold Medals in the Decathlon. With Bob Mathias and Ward Bond. Sports biography. Black-and-white. See July 12 listing.
Carolina Shag Dancing, Shannon’s Bar & Grille. See July 12 listing.
Mineral Bluegrass Festival, Walton Park, 628 Louisa Ave., Mineral. Performers today include Mill Run, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Shenandoah Drive, Code Blue and Charles Frazier and The Virginia Ramblers. Noon to 11 p.m. $30 daily or $80 for the weekend. Bring lawn chair. Rough camping available. Runs through July 21. 540/672-3549.
Third Thursday Summer Concert, in front of The Depot, 111 S. Commerce St., downtown Culpeper. Music by The Fabulous Hubcaps. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic. 5–9 p.m. $5 in advance, $7 at the gate, under age 21 free. 540/825-4416; culpeperdowntown.com.
“Anything Goes,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater, Falmouth. See July 12 listing.
—Compiled by Debbie Sauder