News and notes from Fredericksburg's entertainment scene
August: Month at a Glance
Aug. 2: Music on the Green, The Village Green, The Village at Towne Centre, Spotsylvania. The Brencore Allstars, rhythm and blues. 7–9 p.m. Free. Bring a chair. 540/786-6660.
Aug. 3: Celebrate Virginia Live, Gordon W. Shelton Boulevard. Foreigner, classic rock. Gates open 6 p.m. $16.50 in advance, $22 at the gate. celebratevirginialive.com.
Aug. 4: “Family Table” Restaurant Week Kick-off Event. Expanded farmers market at Hurkamp Park with additional interactive children displays from the Explore It! Children’s Museum, the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, and a vegetable- and fruit-carving demonstration.
Aug. 5: Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair, Fredericksburg Fairgrounds, 2400 Airport Ave. Gates open at noon and close at 10 p.m. Ages 4–54 $7, 55 and older $5, 3 and younger free. Rides cost extra. fredericksburgfair.org.
Aug. 6: The Doobie–Doo Golf Classic, Lee’s Hill Golf Club, 10200 Old Dominion Parkway, Spotsylvania. Sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Eagles Fredericksburg 4123. Shotgun start 9 a.m. $75 (includes lunch). Benefits the Brian Strobel Memorial Fund. 540/287-0731; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug. 7: Crafts and Games Camp, Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth. Art camp for children ages 7–13; includes arts and crafts projects, outdoor games, a scavenger hunt and other activities. 9 a.m. to noon; $75. 540/654-1839. Aug. 8: Gift Card Bingo, Harrison Road Community Center, 4728 Harrison Road, Spotsylvania. Doors open 5:30 p.m., bingo starts 6:30 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Benefits Paragon Parents Association.
Aug. 9: Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, 19053 Mount Pony Road, Culpeper. “Marty” (1955): A lonely butcher seeks love despite the opposition of his friends and family. With Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair and Joe Mantell. Drama. Black-and-white. 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations encouraged. 540/827-1079, ext. 79994.
Aug. 10: History at Sunset Tour: “A Soldier’s Nightfall: A Campfire Program.” Meet at Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center. Bring a lawn chair. 8 p.m. Free. 540/373-6122.
Aug. 11: Edible Food Fest, parking lot adjacent to the U.S. 15 Bypass, downtown Orange. Workshops, tastings, music, cooking demonstrations, children’s activities. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ediblefest.com.
Aug. 12: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Fauquier Community Theater, 4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton. Presented by youth ages 16–23. 2 p.m. Adults $14, seniors/students $12. fctstage.org; 540/349-8760.
Aug. 13: Senior Bingo, Sumerduck Ruritan Club, 5335 Sumerduck Road. For seniors 55 years and older. 10 a.m. to noon. Bring a gift bag with an inexpensive prize in it. 540/439-2278.
Aug. 14: Fredericksburg Women’s Connection Luncheon, Fredericksburg Country Club, 11031 Tidewater Trail. Japanese fashion show presented by Mollie Rerucha. 11:45 a.m. $15. Reservations by Aug. 11. 540/371-8327.
Aug. 15: Auditions, Westmoreland Players Theatre, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao. Westmoreland Players will hold auditions for “A Christmas Carol” to be performed Nov. 30–Dec. 16. Children audition 4–6 p.m., adults 6–8 p.m. 804/529-9345.
Aug. 16: Third Thursday Summer Concert, in front of The Depot, 111 S. Commerce St., downtown Culpeper. Music by The Holiday Band. 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.
Aug. 17: Carnival/Movie Night, Fairview at River Club, 10835 Tidewater Trail, Spotsylvania. Carnival games and an outdoor movie at dusk. Bring a chair. 6:30–10 p.m. fairviewatriverclub.com.
Aug. 18: Crab Feast, Nativity of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church, 12326 Spotswood Furnace Road, Spotsylvania. Unlimited crabs, hot dogs, sodas, water, limited beer and dessert. Bring a chair. Noon to 5 p.m. $30, ages 5 and younger free. Advance tickets only, 540/273-0640.
Aug. 19: Summer Civil War Weekend, James Madison’s Montpelier, 11407 Constitution Highway, Orange. Skirmishes, dress parades, re-enactors, tours. 540/672-2728.
Aug. 20: Music on the Steps, Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 1201 Caroline St. Sabor Afrocubano, Latin salsa. 7–8 p.m. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, picnic. In case of rain, concert will be moved inside. 540/372-1144.
Aug. 21: Music Under the Stars, Hurkamp Park, William and Prince Edward streets. Fredericksburg Community Concert Band. 7 p.m. Free. Rain date: Aug. 28.
Aug. 22: “Phantom,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater, 95 Riverside Parkway, Falmouth. Lunch 11:30 a.m., play 1:30 p.m. 540/370-4300.
Aug. 23: Survivors of Suicide support group meets at Fredericksburg Baptist Church (Princess Anne Street entrance), 7 p.m. 540/371-2704 or email@example.com.
Aug. 24: Friends of Mark Newton Fundraiser, Lee’s Hill Golf Club, 10200 Old Dominion Parkway, Spotsylvania. Sponsored by Spotsylvania Eagles #4391. Shotgun golf scramble, 9 a.m., $75. Virginia Squires band reunion, plus other musical guests, 6–8 p.m. Proceeds will go to the Newton family to assist with medical expenses. Register at leeshillgc.com.
Aug. 25: Gender Defender 5K, Marine Corps Base Quantico. Pink- and blue-themed exclusive, spirited competition. 7 p.m. $35 includes T–shirt. Register at marinemarathon.com.
Aug. 26: Bingo, Fredericksburg Community Center, 1114 Potomac Ave., Stafford. 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Greater Falls Run Lions Club. 540/372-3399.
Aug. 27: Weecycled Wardrobe Children’s Clothing Consignment Sale, Fredericksburg Expo Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 540/548-5555; fredericksburgexpocenter.com.
Aug. 28: “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. 1 p.m. $5 per vehicle entrance fee. Reservations, 703/221-7181.
Aug. 29: Historic Speaker, Beth Sholom Temple, 805 Lyons Blvd., Stafford. Chuck Heath will deliver a first-person portrayal of the trials and tribulations of his great-grandfather, George Chandler, who served in the Civil War. Reception 7 p.m., presentation 7:30 p.m. Free. 540/373-4834.
Aug. 30: Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at Snowden for those affected by both chemical dependency and emotional illness. 8:15 p.m. 540/413-6681.
Aug. 31: Full Moon Paddle, Fredericksburg City Dock, Sophia Street. Nighttime canoe float. 7:30 p.m. Minimum age: 6 years. Backup date: Sept. 1.
—Compiled by Debbie Sauder