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St. James' House Open to Visitors Oct. 6 - 11

By Susan Larson

Historic St. James' House in downtown Fredericksburg is open for touring October 6 - 11, 2014.  It's one of only two weeks each year the private residence is opened to the public.  It is located at 1300 Charles St.

Built about 1768, it was originally home to James Mercer, a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, first judge of the General Court in Fredericksburg, and the attorney who wrote the will for Mary Washington, according to Washington Heritage Museums.

Halloween Costume Swap October 11, 2014 at Salem Church Library.

Salem Church Library Hosts Halloween Costume Swap

By Susan Larson

Salem Church Library is hosting a Halloween Costume Swap from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014.

"This event provides participants the opportunity to exchange their gently used costumes for ones that are new to them," said Lena Gonzalez Berrios, branch manager. "Buying new Halloween costumes each year is expensive, so we’re excited to provide the Halloween Costume Swap as a money-saving, green alternative to our customers."

University of Mary Washington. Photo copyright Susan Larson.
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UMW Public Events October 2014

By the University of Mary Washington Office of Media and Public Relations

The following October 2014 events at the University of Mary Washington are open to the public.  All events are held at 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg, unless otherwise listed.

Thursday, October 2   Reading, Thursday Poem Series,Tim Waltonen reads Seamus Heaney; Combs Hall, Room 139; 5-5:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1545 or (540) 654-1393.

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Fredericksburg Weekend

Startup Weekend, Dog Mart, Caberet, County Fair

Weekend events in the Fredericksburg area for September 26 - 28, 2014.

SWFXBG_III_GeneralSeptember 26 - 28 (Friday - Sunday)

Eagle Nation Day 2013. Photos courtesy of UMW.
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UMW Eagle Nation Day Filled with Family Fun

By Susan Larson

The second annual Eagle Nation Day will be hosted by the University of Mary Washington Athletics department beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6.  It will be held at the Battleground Athletic Complex off Hanover Street and on the UMW campus in Fredericksburg.  The first 500 children and youth will receive a free t-shirt.

Soggy Doggy Swim at Dixon Pool 2013. Photo copyright Susan Larson.

Last Days of Summer at Dixon Pool

By Susan Larson

Dixon Park Pool is counting down the last days of summer with Labor Day Weekend swim hours and two special events the first week of September.

The pool is open 11:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. through Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, for swimming.  A photo ID is required for entrance.  City residents have free admission.  Guests and nonresidents pay a fee: adults 18 - 54 pay $7; children 2 and younger are free; all others pay $5.


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