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UMW Cultural and Community Events, Spring 2015

The University of Mary Washington released its Calendar of Cultural and Community Events open to the public January through May 2015. All events are held at 1301 College Ave. in Fredericksburg, unless otherwise listed.

January 2015

Saturday, January 3 Event, UMW Basketball’s Stafford County Public Schools Night, sponsored by Home Team Grill, Stafford County students receive free admission to the women’s and men’s doubleheader; Anderson Center; 1 p.m.; free promotion and other ticket prices remain the same; umweagles.com or (540) 654-1039.

Saturday, January 3 Event, UMW Basketball’s Stafford County Public Schools Night, sponsored by Home Team Grill, Stafford County students receive free admission to the women’s and men’s doubleheader; Anderson Center; 3 p.m.; free promotion and other ticket prices remain the same; umweagles.com or (540) 654-1039.

Wednesday, January 7 Event, UMW Basketball’s Spotsylvania County Public Schools Night, sponsored by Home Team Grill, Spotsylvania County students receive free admission to the women’s and men’s doubleheader; Anderson Center; 6 p.m.; free promotion and other ticket prices remain the same; umweagles.com or (540) 654-1039.

Wednesday, January 7 Event, UMW Basketball’s Spotsylvania County Public Schools Night, sponsored by Home Team Grill, Spotsylvania County students receive free admission to the women’s and men’s doubleheader; Anderson Center; 8 p.m.; free promotion and other ticket prices remain the same; umweagles.com or (540) 654-1039.

Saturday, January 10 Event, UMW Basketball’s Fredericksburg City Public Schools Night, sponsored by Home Team Grill, Fredericksburg City students receive free admission to the women’s and men’s doubleheader; Anderson Center; 1 p.m.; free promotion and other ticket prices remain the same; umweagles.com or (540) 654-1039.

Saturday, January 10 Event, UMW Basketball’s Fredericksburg City Public Schools Night, sponsored by Home Team Grill, Fredericksburg City students receive free admission to the women’s and men’s doubleheader; Anderson Center; 3 p.m.; free promotion and other ticket prices remain the same; umweagles.com or (540) 654-1039.

Thursday, January 15 – Wednesday, February 11 Exhibition, Adjunct Faculty Group Show, featuring Allison Long-Hardy, Jake Urbanski and Debra Yarrington; duPont Gallery, College Avenue and Thornton Street; Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1013.

Thursday, January 15 Exhibition Opening Reception, Adjunct Faculty Group Show, featuring Allison Long-Hardy, Jake Urbanski and Debra Yarrington; duPont Gallery, College Avenue and Thornton Street; 5-7 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1013.

Thursday, January 15 – Sunday, March 1 Exhibition, J.W. Fike’s Photographic Survey of the Wild Edible Botanicals of the North American Continent; Ridderhof Martin Gallery, College Avenue at Seacobeck Street; Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1013.

Thursday, January 15 Exhibition Opening Reception, J.W. Fike’s Photographic Survey of the Wild Edible Botanicals of the North American Continent; Ridderhof Martin Gallery, College Avenue at Seacobeck Street; 5-7 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1013.

Thursday, January 15 The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series, Alfred Hitchcock, by Thomas Leitch, co-editor of “A Companion to Alfred Hitchcock;” George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1065.

Sunday, January 18 Event, A Wedding Sampler, an intimate gathering of local vendors specializing in wedding fare; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 1-4 p.m.; $10 general admission; registration suggested at (540) 654-1848.

Tuesday, January 20 Workshop, Preschool Palette: Snowy Day, introduces children ages 2-5 to art and art museums through developmentally appropriate activities; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 10 a.m.; $10 per child; classes limited to 12 children; Reservations required at (540) 654-1851 or [email protected]

Tuesday, January 20 Information Session, Master of Education Program, learn about the requirements for UMW’s graduate degree program; Stafford campus, 125 University Blvd., Fredericksburg, Va. 22406; 6 p.m.; free; register to attend; [email protected] or 540-286-8030.

Tuesday, January 20 The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series, The Explorers, by Martin Dugard, author of “The Explorers: A Story of Fearless Outcasts, Blundering Geniuses, and Impossible Success;” George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1065.

Wednesday, January 21 National Security Lecture Series, The Iraq Crisis Today, by Nabil Al-Tikriti, associate professor, Department of History, University of Mary Washington; Dahlgren campus, 4224 University Drive, King George, Va. 22485, University Hall, Room 110 ; 8-10 a.m.; free; (540) 663-4030.

Wednesday, January 21 Lecture, The University of Mary Washington Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Speaker: Ernest Green, a member of the Little Rock Nine, one of the first black students to attend Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas and the first African-American to graduate; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7 p.m.; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-1044.

Thursday, January 22 Workshop, Preschool Palette: Snowy Day, introduces children ages 2-5 to art and art museums through developmentally appropriate activities; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 10 a.m.; $10 per child; classes limited to 12 children; Reservations required at (540) 654-1851 or [email protected]

Thursday, January 22 The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series, Mathew Brady, by Robert Wilson, author of “Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation;” George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1065.

Friday, January 23 Workshop, Preschool Palette: Snowy Day, introduces children ages 2-5 to art and art museums through developmentally appropriate activities; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 10 a.m.; $10 per child; classes limited to 12 children; Reservations required at (540) 654-1851 or [email protected]

Saturday, January 24 Event, UMW Basketball’s Veteran’s (Camo) Night, sponsored by Ultimate Subaru, veterans receive free admission with ID to the women’s and men’s doubleheader, Hall of Fame 2015 Inductee Class recognized; Anderson Center; 1 p.m.; free promotion and other ticket prices remain the same; umweagles.com or (540) 654-1039.

Saturday, January 24 Event, UMW Basketball’s Veteran’s (Camo) Night, sponsored by Ultimate Subaru, veterans receive free admission with ID to the women’s and men’s doubleheader, Hall of Fame 2015 Inductee Class recognized; Anderson Center; 3 p.m.; free promotion and other ticket prices remain the same; umweagles.com or (540) 654-1039.

Saturday, January 24 Event, Chocolate and Silver at the James Monroe Museum, chat with the staff of the James Monroe Papers and enjoy hot chocolate, treats and a display of the Monroe’s silver collection; James Monroe Museum, 908 Charles St.; 3 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1123 or [email protected]

Saturday, January 24 Event, UMW Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet; Jepson Alumni Center; 7 p.m., 6 p.m. social hour; $30 for adults, $10 for children; reservations requested at http://alumni.umw.edu/halloffameguest or (540) 654-1743.

Sunday, January 25 Tour, Woodland Hike, by members of Central Rappahannock Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalist program; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 2 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1839.

Monday, January 26 Lecture, Artist’s Talk with Jim Fike; Ridderhof Martin Gallery, College Avenue at Seacobeck Street; 4-5 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1013.

Monday, January 26 Panel Discussion, Life in the Fast Lane: UMW Business Alumni Panel, hear insights and advice on the transition from UMW to the workplace; Lee Hall, Room 412; 7 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1242 or [email protected]

Monday, January 26 Foreign Film Series, Carvaggio, an Italian film with English subtitles; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; [email protected]

Tuesday, January 27 The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series, John F. Kennedy, by Larry Sabato, author of “The Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy;” George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1065.

Wednesday, January 28 Event, Celebrate Seacobeck 1970s Dinner; Seacobeck Hall, Bistro Dining Room; 5-7 p.m.; $11.15 plus tax, price includes all-you-can-eat buffets; reservations appreciated at (540) 654-2169.

Wednesday, January 28 Foreign Film Series, Flowers of War, Chinese film with English subtitles; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; [email protected]

Thursday, January 29 Lecture, Religious Freedom and the Culture Wars, the 2015 Jefferson Lecture celebrating the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom by Douglas Laycock, Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1342.

February 2015

Monday, February 2 Information Session, Master of Business Administration, learn about the requirements for UMW’s graduate degree program; Stafford campus, 121 University Blvd., Fredericksburg, Va. 22406, South Building, Room 106; 6-7 p.m.; free; register to attend; business.umw.edu.

Monday, February 2 Event, GMAT Strategy Session, hear from a GMAT expert on test content and test strategies; Stafford campus, 121 University Blvd., Fredericksburg, Va. 22406, South Building, Room 106; 7-8:30 p.m.; free; register to attend; business.umw.edu.

Monday, February 2 Foreign Film Series, The Attack, Arabic film with English subtitles; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; [email protected]

Tuesday, February 3 The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series, Duke Ellington, by John Hasse, author of “Beyond Category: The Life and Genius of Duke Ellington;” George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1065.

Wednesday, February 4 Event, UMW Basketball’s Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night, UMW faculty and staff receive free admission to the women’s and men’s doubleheader w/ ID; Anderson Center; 6 p.m.; free promotion and other ticket prices remain the same; umweagles.com or (540) 654-1039.

Wednesday, February 4 Event, UMW Basketball’s Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night, UMW faculty and staff receive free admission to the women’s and men’s doubleheader w/ ID; Anderson Center; 8 p.m.; free promotion and other ticket prices remain the same; umweagles.com or (540) 654-1039.

Wednesday, February 4 Foreign Film Series, Almanya – Welcome to Germany, German film with English subtitles; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; [email protected]

Thursday, February 5 Event, Leadership Colloquium @ UMW Speed Networking; Anderson Center; 5:30-7 p.m.; $10 in advance, register at www.umw.edu/lcpw/quarterly-networking-events/, or $15 at the door; [email protected] or (540) 654-1242.

Thursday, February 5 The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series, Robert Ripley, by Neal Thompson, author of “A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert ‘Believe It or Not!’ Ripley;” George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1065.

Friday, February 6 Concert, UMW Jazz Combo Tribute to Duke Ellington, in honor of Black History Month; Pollard Recital Hall, Room 304; 7:30 p.m.; free; [email protected]

Saturday, February 7 Event, UMW Men’s Tennis Opening Day; Tennis Center; 10 a.m.; free; umweagles.com or (540) 654-2486.

Saturday, February 7 Event, Gospelfest, featuring gospel choirs and praise dance teams from Virginia colleges and universities; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 3 p.m.; [email protected] or (540) 654-1044.

Saturday, February 7 Event, UMW Men’s Tennis Opening Day; Tennis Center; 5 p.m.; free; umweagles.com or (540) 654-2486.

Monday, February 9 Concert, Student Recital; Pollard Recital Hall, Room 304; 4 p.m.; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-1012.

Monday, February 9 Event, GMAT Sample Class, watch test experts in action; Stafford campus, 121 University Blvd., Fredericksburg, Va. 22406, South Building, Room 106; 6-8 p.m.; free; register to attend; business.umw.edu.

Monday, February 9 Foreign Film Series, No se aceptan devoluciones, Spanish film with English subtitles; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; [email protected]

Tuesday, February 10 Workshop, Preschool Palette: Under the Snow, introduces children ages 2-5 to art and art museums through developmentally appropriate activities; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 10 a.m.; $10 per child; classes limited to 12 children; Reservations required at (540) 654-1851 or [email protected]

Tuesday, February 10 Event, Speed Networking, the College of Business is seeking business professionals to help UMW students practice networking skills; Anderson Center; 5:30-7 p.m.; free; RSVP to [email protected] or (540) 654-1242.

Tuesday, February 10 The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series, Winnie Davis, by Heath Lee, author of “Winnie Davis: Daughter of the Lost Cause;” George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1065.

Wednesday, February 11 Event, UMW Basketball’s White Out vs. Christopher Newport University, sponsored by B101.5 & Union First Market Bank: Eagle Nation wears all white in this growing rivalry with CNU’s “Blue Crew;” Anderson Center; 6 p.m.; ticket prices vary; umweagles.com or (540) 654-1039.

Wednesday, February 11 Event, UMW Basketball’s White Out vs. Christopher Newport University, sponsored by B101.5 & Union First Market Bank: Eagle Nation wears all white in this growing rivalry with CNU’s “Blue Crew;” Anderson Center; 8 p.m.; ticket prices vary; umweagles.com or (540) 654-1039

Wednesday, February 11 Lecture, Black History Month Keynote Speaker: Judge Glenda Hatchett; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7 p.m.; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-1044.

Thursday, February 12 Workshop, Preschool Palette: Under the Snow, introduces children ages 2-5 to art and art museums through developmentally appropriate activities; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 10 a.m.; $10 per child; classes limited to 12 children; Reservations required at (540) 654-1851 or [email protected]

Thursday, February 12 Black History Month Lecture, The Enslaved Community of James Monroe, by Loudoun County Historians Lori Kimball and Wynne Saffer on their research; Lee Hall, Room 411; 7 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1123 or [email protected]

Thursday, February 12 – Sunday, February 22 Performance, The Drunken City; duPont Hall, Klein Theatre; Feb. 12-14, Feb. 19-21 at 8 p.m., Feb. 15, 21, 22 at 2 p.m.; AfterWords discussion following the 2 p.m. performance on Feb. 15; $12 for general admission; (540) 654-1111.

Friday, February 13 Workshop, Preschool Palette: Under the Snow, introduces children ages 2-5 to art and art museums through developmentally appropriate activities; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 10 a.m.; $10 per child; classes limited to 12 children; Reservations required at (540) 654-1851 or [email protected]

Saturday, February 14 Event, UMW Women’s Tennis Opening Day; Tennis Center; 10 a.m.; free; umweagles.com or (540) 654-2489.

Saturday, February 14 Event, UMW Baseball’s Opening Day; Dickinson Stadium at the Battleground Athletic Complex; Noon; free; umweagles.com or (540) 654-1882.

Saturday, February 14 Event, UMW Basketball’s Beat Cancer Night, Play 4 Kay & Coaches vs. Cancer, Eagle Nation wears all pink for this annual fundraiser to help beat cancer; Anderson Center; 1 p.m.; ticket prices vary; umweagles.com or (540) 654-1039.

Saturday, February 14 Event, UMW Baseball’s Opening Day; Dickinson Stadium at the Battleground Athletic Complex; 2:30 p.m.; free; umweagles.com or (540) 654-1882.

Saturday, February 14 Event, UMW Women’s Tennis Opening Day; Tennis Center; 3 p.m.; free; umweagles.com or (540) 654-2489.

Saturday, February 14 Event, UMW Basketball’s Beat Cancer Night, Play 4 Kay & Coaches vs. Cancer, Eagle Nation wears all pink for this annual fundraiser to help beat cancer; Anderson Center; 3 p.m.; ticket prices vary; umweagles.com or (540) 654-1039.

Saturday, February 14 Event, Sweetheart Wine Pairing Dinner, celebrate with a four-course dinner catered by Dori Farrell and wines from Ingleside Winery; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 5:30 p.m.; $95; (540) 654-1848 or [email protected]

Sunday, February 15 Film, Rappahannock, a historic and cultural film about the Rappahannock River, includes a short presentation by John Odenkirk of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, followed by Q & A; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 2 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1015 or [email protected]

Monday, February 16 Event, Admissions Open House, hear from current students about everything from weekend activities to class experiences, tour the campus, attend academic information sessions; Anderson Center; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; free; registration recommended at (540) 654-2000.

Monday, February 16 – Monday, April 13 Class, GMAT Prep Course, 27-hour prep course, including computer-based practice tests; Stafford campus, 121 University Blvd., Fredericksburg, Va. 22406; Mondays 6-9:30 p.m.; $1,299; registration required at business.umw.edu.

Tuesday, February 17 The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series, Al Capone, by Jonathan Eig, author of “Get Capone: The Secret Plot That Captured America’s Most Wanted Gangster;” George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1065.

Wednesday, February 18 – Sunday, March 1 Exhibition, Senior Exhibition I; duPont Gallery, College Avenue and Thornton Street; Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1013.

Wednesday, February 18 Event, UMW Men’s Lacrosse Opening Day; Battleground Athletic Complex; 3 p.m.; free; umweagles.com or (540) 654-1883.

Wednesday, February 18 Event, Celebrate Seacobeck 1970s Dinner; Seacobeck Hall, Bistro Dining Room; 5-7 p.m.; $11.15 plus tax, price includes all-you-can-eat buffets; reservations appreciated at (540) 654-2169.

Wednesday, February 18 Exhibition Opening Reception, Senior Exhibition I; duPont Gallery, College Avenue and Thornton Street; 5-7 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1013.

Wednesday, February 18 Foreign Film Series, Gabrielle, French film with English subtitles; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; [email protected]

Thursday, February 19 National Security Lecture Series, India Developments and Economic implications for the future of National Security, by Richard M. Rossow, Wadhwani Chair in U.S. India Policy Studies, The Center for Strategic and International Studies; Dahlgren campus, 4224 University Drive, King George, Va. 22485, University Hall, Room 110; 8-10 a.m.; free; (540) 663-4030.

Thursday, February 19 The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series, Confucius, by Annping Chin, author of “The Authentic Confucius: A Life of Thought and Politics;” George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1065.

Friday, February 20 Concert, UMW Chamber Festival, featuring USAF Woodwind Quintet; Pollard Recital Hall, Room 304; 7:30 p.m.; free; [email protected]

Saturday, February 21 Event, UMW Softball Opening Day; Softball Stadium at the Battleground Athletic Complex; Noon; free; umweagles.com or (540) 654-1885.

Saturday, February 21 Event, UMW Softball Opening Day; Softball Stadium at the Battleground Athletic Complex; 2 p.m.; free; umweagles.com or (540) 654-1885.

Saturday, February 21 Event, UMW Women’s Lacrosse Opening Day; Battleground Athletic Complex; 3 p.m.; free; umweagles.com or (540) 654-1320.

Saturday, February 21 Event, Step Show Competition; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7 p.m.; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-1044.

Saturday. February 21 Concert, UMW Chamber Festival; Pollard Recital Hall, Room 304; 7:30 p.m.; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-1012.

Sunday, February 22 Tour, Woodland Hike, by members of Central Rappahannock Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalist program; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 2 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1839.

Monday, February 23 Concert, Student Recital; Pollard Recital Hall, Room 304; 4 p.m.; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-1012.

Tuesday, February 24 The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series, Jane Austen, by Claudia Johnson, author of “Jane Austen’s Cults and Cultures;” George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1065.

Wednesday, February 25 Event, Chefs’ Fare Cooking Competition, chefs from area universities compete with UMW Dining chefs to present sampler plates representing countries that participate in the Olympics with winner determined by guest votes; Seacobeck Hall; 5-7 p.m.; $11.15 plus tax; reservations suggested at (540) 654-2169.

Thursday, February 26 The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series, Charles Darwin, by Janet Browne, author of “Charles Darwin: Voyaging and Charles Darwin: The Power of Place;” George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1065.

Saturday, February 28 – Sunday, June 7 Spotlight Exhibition, Melchers’ The Crimson Rambler, exemplifies how the garden as subject matter was ideally suited to Melchers’ adoption of impressionistic painting; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; daily 10 a.m – 5 p.m., except Wednesdays, through March 31 museum closes at 4 p.m.; included with museum admission; (540) 654-1015 or [email protected]

March 2015

Thursday, March 5 Event, Commonwealth Governor’s School – Selective College Admissions Night, featuring a panel of senior admissions representatives from selective institutions discussing the admissions process; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7 p.m.; free; (540) 654-2000.

Tuesday, March 10 Workshop, Preschool Palette: It Starts with a Dot, introduces children ages 2-5 to art and art museums through developmentally appropriate activities; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 10 a.m.; $10 per child; classes limited to 12 children; Reservations required at (540) 654-1851 or [email protected]

Tuesday, March 10 The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series, James and Dolley Madison, by David Stewart, author of “Madison’s Gift: Five Partnerships That Built America;” George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1065.

Wednesday, March 11 Information Session, Master of Science in Geospatial Analysis Program, learn about the requirements for UMW’s graduate degree program; Monroe Hall; 6:30 p.m.; free; register to attend; [email protected] or (540) 286-8030.

Thursday, March 12 Workshop, Preschool Palette: It Starts with a Dot, introduces children ages 2-5 to art and art museums through developmentally appropriate activities; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 10 a.m.; $10 per child; classes limited to 12 children; Reservations required at (540) 654-1851 or [email protected]

Thursday, March 12 Event, Education Fair, featuring a variety of area school systems discussing the application process; Stafford campus, 121 University Blvd., Fredericksburg, Va. 22406; 3-6 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1010 or [email protected]

Thursday, March 12 Concert, Student Recital; Pollard Recital Hall, Room 304; 4 p.m.; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-1012.

Thursday, March 12 Women’s History Month Lecture, Ona Judge, by Erica Armstrong Dunbar, associate professor of Black American Studies and History at the University of Delaware, presenting her research into George Washington’s runaway slave Ona Judge; Lee Hall, Room 411; 7 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1123 or [email protected]

Thursday, March 12 The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series, Alexander the Great and the Amazons, by Adrienne Mayor, author of “The Amazons: The Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World;” George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1065.

Friday, March 13 Workshop, Preschool Palette: It Starts with a Dot, introduces children ages 2-5 to art and art museums through developmentally appropriate activities; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 10 a.m.; $10 per child; classes limited to 12 children; Reservations required at (540) 654-1851 or [email protected]

Saturday, March 14 Event, ITCC Digital Auditorium Grand Opening, a day of presentations, performances and film screenings featuring faculty, staff and student groups; Information Technology Convergence Center; 10 a.m. – midnight; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-5991.

Saturday, March 14 Celebrity Concert Series, Michael Feinstein, Singer/Pianist: The Sinatra Project; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; tickets start at $35; philharmonic.umw.edu or (540) 654-1324 for tickets.

Tuesday, March 17 The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series, Ulysses S. Grant, by Joan Waugh, author of “U.S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth;” George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1065.

Wednesday, March 18 Lecture, Women’s History Month Keynote Speaker: Anita Taylor; Lee
Hall, Room 411; 7 p.m.; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-1044.

Wednesday, March 18 – Sunday, March 29 Exhibition, Senior Exhibition II; duPont Gallery, College Avenue and Thornton Street; Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1013.

Wednesday, March 18 Exhibition Opening Reception, Senior Exhibition II; duPont Gallery, College Avenue and Thornton Street; 5-7 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1013.

Wednesday, March 18 – Sunday, May 3 Exhibition, Lily Cox-Richard: The Stand; Ridderhof Martin Gallery, College Avenue at Seacobeck Street; Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1013.

Wednesday, March 18 Exhibition Opening Reception, Lily Cox-Richard: The Stand; Ridderhof Martin Gallery, College Avenue at Seacobeck Street; 5-7 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1013.

Thursday, March 19 Event, Job and Internship Fair, featuring local and regional corporations, government and non-profit employers searching for full-time and internship positions, come prepared with resumes and dressed in business professional attire; Anderson Center; 3-6 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1010 or [email protected]

Thursday, March 19 Lecture, Artist’s Talk with Lily Cox-Richard; Ridderhof Martin Gallery, College Avenue at Seacobeck Street; 4-5 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1013.

Friday, March 20 Conference, 2015 UMW EdTech Conference, explore how technology is impacting teaching and learning; Stafford campus, 121 University Blvd., Fredericksburg, Va. 22406; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; $50, registration required at 2015umwedtechconference.umwblogs.org.

Friday, March 20 Concert, UMW Jazz Festival, includes local artists, groups and the UMW Jazz Combo; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; [email protected]

Saturday, March 21 Concert, UMW Jazz Festival, includes UMW Jazz Ensemble with guests; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; [email protected]

Tuesday, March 24 The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series, Hannibal, by Barry Strauss, author of “Masters of Command: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, and the Genius of Leadership;” George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1065.

Wednesday, March 25 Event, Health & Wellness Fair, with exhibits, demonstrations, health screenings, free samples and door prizes from area health care professionals, massage therapists, counselors, spas, and food and beverage companies; Free; 4:30-7 p.m.; Seacobeck Hall; (540) 654-2169.

Thursday, March 26 The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series, Shirley Temple, by John Kasson, author of “The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America;” George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1065.

Saturday, March 28 Concert, Piano Music – Old and New, a potpourri of piano music from the 19th – 21st centuries by Pianist Andrew Kraus; Pollard Recital Hall, Room 304; 7 p.m.; free; [email protected]

Sunday, March 29 Tour, Woodland Hike, by members of Central Rappahannock Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalist program; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 2 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1839.

Sunday, March 29 Event, Beeping Egg Hunt, Belmont’s fourth annual Easter egg hunt for visually impaired or blind children and their families; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 2-4 p.m.; free; registration required at (540) 654-1851.

April 2015

Wednesday, April 1 Information Session, Master of Education Program, learn about the requirements for UMW’s graduate degree program; Stafford campus, 125 University Blvd., Fredericksburg, Va. 22406; 6 p.m.; free; register to attend; [email protected] or (540) 286-8030.

Thursday, April 2 Concert, Student Recital; Pollard Recital Hall, Room 304; 4 p.m.; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-1012.

Thursday, April 2 Lecture, Islamic Cultural Celebration Banquet Keynote Speaker: Noor Tagouri, followed by dinner; Seacobeck Hall, Faculty/Staff Dining Room; 6 p.m.; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-1044.

Friday, April 3 Event, Admissions Open House, hear from current students about everything from weekend activities to class experiences, tour the campus, attend academic information sessions; Anderson Center; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; free; registration recommended at (540) 654-2000.

Tuesday, April 7 Event, Passover; Seacobeck Hall, Faculty/Staff Dining Room; 6 p.m.; for cost, contact James Farmer Multicultural Center at [email protected] or (540) 654-1044.

Tuesday, April 7 The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series, Ted Williams, by Ben Bradlee Jr., author of “The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams;” George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1065.

Wednesday, April 8 – Sunday, April 26 Exhibition, Annual Student Show; duPont Gallery, College Avenue and Thornton Street; Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1013.

Wednesday, April 8 Exhibition Opening Reception, Annual Student Show; duPont Gallery, College Avenue and Thornton Street; 4-6 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1013.

Thursday, April 9 National Security Lecture Series, 2014 Events in Ukraine and Impacts on Future National Security, by Jeffrey Mankoff, fellow and deputy director, Russia & Eurasia Program, The Center for Strategic and International Studies; Dahlgren campus, 4224 University Drive, King George, Va. 22485, University Hall, Room 110; 8-10 a.m.; free; (540) 663-4030.

Thursday, April 9 – Sunday, April 19 Performance, Lady Windermere’s Fan; duPont Hall, Klein Theatre; April 9-11, April 16-18 at 8 p.m., April 12, 18, 19 at 2 p.m.; AfterWords discussion following the afternoon performance on April 12; $18 for general admission; (540) 654-1111.

Friday, April 10 Concert, UMW Concert Band; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-1012.

Saturday, April 11 Event, 25th Annual Multicultural Fair, featuring multicultural entertainment, children’s activities, international and American food and ethnic craft vendors; UMW Fredericksburg campus; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1044.

Sunday, April 12 Event, Spring Open House, enjoy the restored gardens in bloom, the art of Gari Melchers and the history of Belmont; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1015 or [email protected]

Tuesday, April 14 The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series, Peter the Great, by Jeremy Black, author of “Europe and the World, 1650-1830;” George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1065.

Wednesday, April 15 Event, GMAT Boot Camp, an intensive math refresher for MBA applicants taking the GMAT; Stafford campus, 125 University Blvd., Fredericksburg, Va. 22406; 6-8:30 p.m.; free; register at business.umw.edu.

Sunday, April 19 Concert, UMW Choirs; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-1012.

Tuesday, April 21 Workshop, Preschool Palette: Polar Bear Fun, introduces children ages 2-5 to art and art museums through developmentally appropriate activities; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 10 a.m.; $10 per child; classes limited to 12 children; Reservations required at (540) 654-1851 or [email protected]

Thursday, April 23 Workshop, Preschool Palette: Polar Bear Fun, introduces children ages 2-5 to art and art museums through developmentally appropriate activities; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 10 a.m.; $10 per child; classes limited to 12 children; Reservations required at (540) 654-1851 or [email protected]

Friday, April 24 Workshop, Preschool Palette: Polar Bear Fun, introduces children ages 2-5 to art and art museums through developmentally appropriate activities; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 10 a.m.; $10 per child; classes limited to 12 children; Reservations required at (540) 654-1851 or [email protected]

Friday. April 24 Concert, Classical Dance Party: The Richmond Ballet, featuring the UMW Philharmonic and the Richmond Ballet; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; tickets start at $25; philharmonic.umw.edu or (540) 654-1324 for tickets.

Saturday, April 25 Event, Calculus Tournament, for teams from regional high schools, sponsored by the Department of Mathematics; Trinkle Hall; 9a.m. – 3 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1332 or [email protected]

Saturday, April 25 Event, 4th Annual STEM16 Summit, presented by Fredtech, highlights include student and educator STEM efforts from over 40 local secondary schools, the University of Mary Washington, Germanna Community College and NSWCDD Dahlgren; Anderson Center; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; free; (540) 373-9562 or [email protected]

Saturday, April 25 Event, James Monroe’s Birthday Celebration, celebrate the 257th anniversary of James Monroe’s birth with music, cake and punch; James Monroe Museum garden, 908 Charles St., Fredericksburg; 1 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1123 or [email protected]

Sunday, April 26 Event, The Colonial Revival Movement, Belmont Site Preservation Manager Beate Jensen traces the Colonial Revival from its emergence in the 1870s through an illustrated presentation; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 2 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1015 or [email protected]

Sunday, April 26 Tour, Woodland Hike, by members of Central Rappahannock Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalist program; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 2 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1839.

May 2015

Sunday, May 3 Event, The Painted Garden: A Favorite Motif in American Impressionism, an illustrated presentation by Belmont Curator Joanna Catron on early 20th century American impressionist painters; location; 2 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1015 or [email protected]

Friday, May 8 Commencement, Graduate; Anderson Center; 7:30 p.m.; (540) 654-1065.

Saturday, May 9 Commencement, Undergraduate; Ball Circle; 9 a.m.; (540) 654-1065.

Thursday, May 21 Information Session, Master of Science in Geospatial Analysis Program, learn about the requirements for UMW’s graduate degree program; Monroe Hall; 6:30 p.m.; free; register to attend; [email protected] or (540) 286-8030.

Sunday, May 31 Tour, Woodland Hike, by members of Central Rappahannock Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalist program; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 2 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1839.

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