News and notes from Fredericksburg's entertainment scene
September: Month at a Glance
Last Days of Summer Jazz, Lake Anna Winery, 5621 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania. Music by Spectrum, wine glass, tours and tasting. 6–10 p.m. $15. 540/895-5085; lawinery.com.
Gold Panning, Lake Anna State Park, 6800 Lawyers Road. Learn how to pan for gold just like the prospectors. 11 a.m. to noon. 540/854-6245.
“Glimpses of Holland,” Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth. 540/654-1015.
Picnic in the Park, Hurkamp Park, William and Prince Edward streets. Live music with singer-songwriter Mary James and a children’s 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.
“Phantom,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater, 95 Riverside Parkway, Falmouth. Lunch 11:30 a.m., play 1:30 p.m. 540/370-4300; riversidedt.com.
Second Anniversary, John J. Wright Museum, 7565 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania. Opening of “The Psychological Power of Voting” exhibit; music by Earl Sam & Friends Jazz Ensemble; voter information by the NAACP and Organizing for America. 6:30 p.m. Free. 540/582-7583, ext. 5545; jjwmuseum.org.
“Morning’s at Seven,” Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 1201 Caroline St. Presented by Stage Door Productions. 8 p.m. $15. 540/903-3808; stagedoorproductions.org.
Margaret and the Banjo Man, Westmoreland Players Theatre, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao. Concert by Margaret Bushman on vocals and Dan Colombo on banjo. 8 p.m. Adults $10, under age 18 $5. 804/529-9345.
Book Discussion/Signing, James Madison Museum, 129 Caroline St., Orange. Author Pat LaLand discusses her book, “Orange County Chronicles, Stories from a Historic Virginia County.” 3 p.m. 540/672-1776.
Charity “Golf for Kids,” Fawn Lake Country Club, 12201 Longstreet Drive, Spotsylvania. $105 includes breakfast and lunch. Benefits the Rappahannock Area Council for Children and Parents. 540/372-1149.
Exhibit: “Picturing the Civil War,” Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center, 1001 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg. Looks at the Civil War in Fredericksburg. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 540/371-3037; famcc.org.
Exhibit: “Reinterpreting the Decorative Arts,” Ridderhof Martin Gallery, College Avenue at Seacobeck Street. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 540/654-1013.
Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, 19053 Mount Pony Road, Culpeper. “Glory” (1989): The true story of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first formal unit of the U.S. Army to be made up entirely of African–American men,
as told from the point of view of commanding officer Col. Robert Gould Shaw. With Matthew Broderick, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman and Denzel Washington. Civil War drama.7:30 p.m. Free; reservations encouraged. 540/827-1079, ext. 79994.
Pickin’ Party, Sumerduck Ruritan Club, 5335 Sumerduck Road, Sumerduck. Local musical groups. Doors open 6 p.m., music 7–10 p.m. Free. Laura, 540/439-8240.
22nd annual Rappahannock Riverfest, Farley Vale Farm, King George. Crabs, ribs, rotisserie chicken, open bar, live music, auctions. Sponsored by Friends of the Rappahannock. 4 to 8 p.m. Tickets are sold in advance only, $85. 540/373-3448; riverfriends.org.
Gun Show, Fredericksburg Expo Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $8. 540/548-5555.
Exhibit: “Mapping Nowhere: Rosemary Kate Jesionowski,” UMW, duPont Gallery. Featuring the work of Rosemary Jesionowski, UMW assistant professor of art. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 540/654-1013.
Picnic in the Park, Hurkamp Park, William and Prince Edward streets. Live music and a children’s 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.
Exhibit: “A Young Nation Stands: James Madison and the War of 1812,” James Madison’s Montpelier, 11407 Constitution Highway, Orange. 540/672-2728, ext. 100; montpelier.org.
Third Thursday Summer Concert, in front of The Depot, 111 S. Commerce St., downtown Culpeper. Music by Soul Expressions. 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.
Workshop: “Preschool Palette: Nature Art,” Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth. Introduces children ages
2–5 to art and art museums through developmentally appropriate activities. 10 a.m. $8. 540/654-1851.
Dionysus Wine Festival, Nativity of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church, 12326 Spotswood Furnace Road, Spotsylvania. Wine tasting and souvenir glass, Greek and American food, vendors, entertainment. Noon to 5 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 at the gate. 540/548-2665.
Sixth annual Wine Festival, Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford. Wine tasting, arts and crafts, live music, food, children’s activities. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. stratfordhall.org.
James Monroe Lecture: “What We Know that Ain’t So: Myths About the War of 1812,” UMW, Woodard Campus Center, Great Hall. By Don Hickey, professor of history at Wayne State College and award-winning author. 7 p.m. Free. 540/654-1043.
DivorceCare for Kids, a program for children ages 5–12, meets 6:30 p.m.
at Grace United Methodist Church, 13056 Elk Ridge Road, Hartwood.
Parkinson’s Support Group meets 10:30 a.m., at disAbility Resource Center, 409 Progress St. 540/371-7334.
Music on the Green, The Village Green, The Village at Towne Centre, Spotsylvania. Music by Eli Staples Band, funk, rock, rhythm and blues. 7–9 p.m. Free. Bring a chair. 540/786-6660.
Coin Convention and Currency Show, Fredericksburg Expo Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. fredericksburgexpocenter.com.
Spaghetti Dinner, Mine Run Volunteer Fire Department, 31077 Old Plank Road, Locust Grove. All-you-can-eat spaghetti, salad, beverage, dessert. 4–7 p.m. Adults $8, ages 12 and younger $4. Benefits the fire department. 540/854-4878.
Aftershock Sundays, Cooper Vineyards, 13372 Shannon Hill Road, Louisa. Bring a picnic and listen to music on the deck by Curtis Prince. 1:30–4:30 p.m. 540/894-5474.
—Compiled by Debbie Sauder