News and notes from Fredericksburg's entertainment scene
February: Month at a Glance
“James and the Giant Peach,” King George High School, 10100 Foxes Way. Where did the bugs come from and how did they end up together in
a peach? Dinner 5:30 p.m., pre-show 6 p.m., show 7 p.m. Activities and games during intermission.
Big Flea Market, Fredericksburg Expo and Convention Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $7. fredericksburgexpocenter.com.
Auditions, Lake of the Woods Community Center, 110 Sweetbriar Park Road. LOW Players will hold auditions for “Hallelujah Girls.” 1 p.m. For information, contact Ann Herndon at 540/972-9961.
YoungLives, a mentoring and support program for pregnant and parenting teens, meets at 6 p.m. at Grace Church of Fredericksburg, 1141 Heatherstone Drive, Spotsylvania. 540/318-5324.
Blood Drive, American Legion Auxiliary, 10021 Dahlgren Road. Noon to 6 p.m.
“Ain’t Misbehavin’,” Riverside Center Dinner Theater, 95 Riverside Parkway, Falmouth. Lunch 11:30 a.m., play 1:30 p.m. 540/370-4300; riversidedt.com.
Volunteer Interest Evening and Open House, Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, 1001 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg. A tour of the museum followed by current volunteers sharing their insights and experiences of the opportunities the museum offers. 6 p.m. Free. 540/371-3037, ext. 142.
“Camp In,” Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St., Richmond. Design and build structures, explore exhibits after-hours, watch an IMAX movie. Advance registration required, $45 per child. 804/864-1400; smv.org.
Childhood Obesity Lecture, Lake of the Woods Church. By Dr. Nimali Fernando, founder of Dr. YUM Project. 9–11 a.m. Free. 540/972-9060.
Tropicpalooza, St. Jude Catholic Church, 10725 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania. Music, raffle, team trivia contest, tropical drinks, food. 1–4 p.m. Free. 540/891-4644.
Film: “Schultze Gets the Blues,” UMW, George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium. A retired mine worker goes on a journey of self-discovery. In German with English subtitles. 7:30 p.m. Free. 540/654-1995.
Box Dinner, Sumerduck Ruritan Club, 5335 Sumerduck Road, Sumerduck.
5–6 p.m. 540/270-5686.
Walk With a Virginia Master Naturalist, Salamander Loop of the Ni River Trail, 8010 River Stone Drive, Spotsylvania. Learn bird calls, identify trees and find out about wildflowers. 9 a.m. Free. spotsylvaniagreenways.org.
Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, Culpeper. “Somewhere in Time” (1980): A playwright obsessed with a picture of an early 1900s actress uses self-hypnosis to travel 60 years back in time to find her. Romantic fantasy. Color. 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations encouraged. 540/827-1079, ext. 79994.
Senior Sweetheart Dance, Marshall Community Center, 4133-A Rectortown Road, Marshall. Dancing and socializing, light snacks and desserts. Semi-formal attire. 5–7 p.m. 540/422-8580.
George Washington’s Birthday, George Washington Birthplace National
Monument, 1732 Popes Creek Road, Colonial Beach. Tours and living history demonstrations. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 804/224-1732; nps.gov/gewa.
Bridal and Event Expo, Fredericksburg Expo and Convention Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway. Noon to 4 p.m. $8, ages 12 and younger free. freder icksburgexpocenter.com.
Presidents Day, Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, 1020 Caroline St. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Half-price admission in honor of George Washington, Hugh Mercer’s friend. Adults $2.50, ages 6–18 $1, under 6 free. 540/373-3362.
Blood Drive, UMW, Woodard Campus Center, Great Hall. Noon to 6 p.m.
Chamber Music, St. George’s Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St. 3 p.m. $10, students/children free. 540/373-4133; stgeorgesepiscopal.net.
“The Slaves’ Gamble: Choosing Sides in the War of 1812,” UMW, Lee Hall, room 411. Lecture by Gene Smith, professor of history and director of the Center for Texas Studies at Texas Christian University. 7 p.m. Free. 540/654-1123.
Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, Culpeper. “It’s a Date” (1940): An aspiring young actress hopes for the lead in a major new play, but discovers that her mother, a more seasoned performer, expects the same part. Black-and-white. 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations encouraged. 540/827-1079, ext. 79994.
Black History Month Celebration, New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 3695 Kings Mill Road, Kinsale. Guest speaker will be Washington & Lee High School and Hampton University graduate Edward Reed. 4 p.m. Free.
“Harvey,” UMW, duPont Hall, Klein Theatre. 2 p.m. $18, students/seniors $16. 540/654-1111.
Foster Parent Information Session, 305 Charlotte St., Fredericksburg. United Methodist Family Services staff will be on hand to answer questions.
6 p.m. 540/898-1773, ext. 300.
The Chappell ‘Great Lives’ Lecture Series: “Marilyn Monroe,” UMW, George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium. By Carl Rollyson, author of “Marilyn Monroe: A Life of the Actress” and professor of journalism and the writing professions at Baruch College–CUNY. 7:30 p.m. Free. 540/654-1065.
Black History Month Tours, Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway. Explore lives and contributions of slaves who lived at Mount Vernon. 703/780-2000; mountvernon.org.
Seminar: “Lyme Disease in Virginia,” Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth. Sponsored by Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. 6–7 p.m. Free. Registration recommended. 804/828-0123.
—Compiled by Debbie Sauder