The Weekend Planner
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Compiled by Susan Larson. Image courtesy of galzpaka at FreeDigitalPhotos.net.
A selection of special events for the weekend of February 10 - 12, 2017. Click the hyperlinks for more details.
Friends of Chatham Reception
Friday, Feb. 10, 6:30 - 8 p.m. at at Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Friends of Chatham invites you to a reception honoring its members, donors, supporters, and volunteers. Board members will be there to provide updates on our plans for 2017. Park Superintendent Kirsten Talken-Spaulding and our favorite historian John Hennessy will also be on hand to fill us in on their ideas and plans for Chatham.
Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Mary Washington House, 1200 Charles St., Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
Curious about researching your family tree, but don't know where to start? Join the museum for an introduction to genealogy. This class will give you tips and tricks to start researching your family's history.
$15. Please RSVP to MWHouse@WashingtonHeritageMuseums.org or 540-373-1569.
Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 12, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Petting zoo, inflatables, lego train display, police K-9 demos, pony rides, seminars, and more.
$2 - $8; Kids 3 and under free.
Black History Month Lecture by David Banner
Saturday, Feb. 11, 1 p.m. at Germanna Community College's Fredericksburg Area Campus, 10000 Germanna Point Dr, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Banner is a rapper, record producer, actor, and activist.
Valentine's at Stratford Hall
Saturday, Feb. 11, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
The cost is $140 per couple (including tax and gratuity) for diners who wish to purchase dinner only. For those who may want to dine and spend a romantic night in Stratford’s guest house, the price is $280 per couple; this includes dinner, one night’s lodging on February 11, complimentary breakfast buffet and late checkout (1:00 p.m.). These prices do not include tax or gratuity. The one night’s lodging includes a private room with either two twin beds or a king bed (call early for the king-size beds). Lodging and extended weekend accommodations are also available.
"Almost Sunrise" Documentary Film
Sunday, Feb. 12, 2 p.m. at Adventure Brewing South, 3300 Dill Smith Dr., Fredericksburg, Virginia 22408
"Almost Sunrise" is the true story of two Iraq-war vets who embark on a 2,700-mile trek across America in an attempt to put their haunting combat experiences behind them. Tickets are $5, and all proceeds benefit Project Welcome Home Troops.
Sweet History: A Valentine's Tasting
Sunday, Feb. 12, 3 - 6 p.m. at Rising Sun Tavern, 1304 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. VA 22401
Valentine’s Day sweets are older and more remarkable than taste reveals. Taste the candy and learn the tantalizing stories of how each became true American sweethearts. You will sample the earliest aphrodisiacs (4,000 years old), Conversation Hearts (1860s), Cinnamon Hearts (1940s), and more.
For ages 16 and up. $15. Call 540-371-1494 to reserve your spot.