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Dee and Susan’s List of February Events

Chris Centore, Dee Daniels and Susan Larson (back to camera) in the B101.5 studios.

By Susan Larson

B101.5’s Dee Daniels and I are meeting monthly on “Sunday Morning with Dee Daniels” to highlight events in the region for the month ahead. This is the script from February’s program, which aired on February 8, 2015. It’s provided as a companion piece to the radio show, so you can find the details about the events you heard about.

Discover Tech
Central Rappahannock Regional Library (CRRL), one of only 13 library systems in the country invited to host this museum-quality exhibit, presents Discover Tech January 21 through March 15, 2015, at England Run Library. There are special events throughout the library system. See: https://fredericksburg.today/discover-tech-comes-to-central-rappahannock-library

Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series
Lectures on a wide and diverse range of figures of historical and cultural significance are presented by eminent authorities from throughout the country. Thanks to a substantial initial endowment and continuing annual support from John Chappell, the program is open to the public free of charge.
– Feb. 10 Winnie Davis, by Heath Lee, author of “Winnie Davis: Daughter of the Lost Cause;”
– Feb. 17 Al Capone, by Jonathan Eig, author of “Get Capone: The Secret Plot That Captured America’s Most Wanted Gangster;”
Feb. 19 – Confucius, by Annping Chin, author of “The Authentic Confucius: A Life of Thought and Politics;”
– Feb. 24 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.
– Feb. 26 Charles Darwin, by Janet Browne, author of “Charles Darwin: Voyaging and Charles Darwin: The Power of Place;”

Library of Congress Theater, Library of Congress Packard Campus on Mt. Pony, 19053 Mt. Pony Rd., Culpeper
– 7:30 Feb. 12 Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
-7:30 Feb. 19 The Big Lebowski (1998)
-7:30 Feb. 20 – Rio Bravo (1959)
– 2 Feb. 21 Back to the Future (1985)
-7:30 Feb. 21 The Dragon Painter (1919)
-7:30 Feb. 26 The Gang’s All Here (1943)
– 7:30 Feb. 27 The Wild Bunch (1969)
– 7:30 Feb. 28 Shoes (1916)

Thursday, Feb. 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, Feb. 12, through Sunday, Feb. 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. Off on the bar crawl to end all crawls, three twenty-something brides-to-be find their lives going topsy-turvy when one of them begins to question her future after a chance encounter with a recently jilted handsome stranger. The Drunken City is a wildly theatrical take on the mystique of marriage and the ever-shifting nature of love and identity in a city that never sleeps. Written by Adam Brock—who also penned “The Receptionist” and has two Outer Critics Circle Award nominations under his belt—“The Drunken City” offers a sweet look at the familiar pre-wedding jitters story. 90 mins. Was off broadway.

Saturday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Celebrate George Washington’s birthday at Ferry Farm, his boyhood home. Enjoy crafts, games, exhibits, live history performances, the Stone Throw Challenge (weather permitting), and birthday cake. Theater Performances: 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Stone Throw Challenge: 2:00 p.m. Admission: $5/adult; 17 and under/free.More information at http://www.kenmore.org/events.html

February 14 & 15 Kid’s Expo at the Expo Center

February 14 Valentine’s Day Dance Party at Strictly Ballroom! 125 Olde Greenwich Dr. Fredericksburg, VA 22408 $24 thru Feb 1st, $30 after 6 – 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 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] The film won top honors at the RVA Environmental Film Festival. Story here: https://fredericksburg.today/rappahannock-wins-environmental-documentary-film-contest

Monday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Learn about archaeology at George Washington’s Boyhood Home. Enjoy crafts, entertainment, archaeology cart, a tour of the archaeology lab, and a scavenger hunt. Free. http://www.kenmore.org/events.html

Monday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The James Monroe Museum will be open free all day in honor of President’s Day. Sample colonial hot chocolate and learn more about our fifth president, James Monroe. 908 Charles St., Fredericksburg. http://jamesmonroemuseum.umw.edu/

February 17 – 22 Virginia Wine Expo Greater Richmond Convention Center and nearby venues.
Advance purchase tickets may only be purchased at at VirginiaWineExpo.com.
The Nation’s Premier Single-Region Wine and Food Event
The Virginia Wine Expo (VWE) is a national destination event celebrating Virginia’s extraordinary wines and the Richmond Region’s culinary excellence. You’ll have an opportunity to meet the owners and winemakers behind Virginia’s emergence as a major international wine destination and enjoy dozens of events, including the legendary Walk-Around Grand Tastings, where you can taste and buy more than 450+ bottles of Virginia wine and taste 75+ bottles of wine from the 2015 Guest Region of South Africa.
Tickets available at the event, unless it sells.- See more at: http://www.virginiawineexpo.com/event_info/event_tips/

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

Saturday, Feb. 21 River Rock Outfitter and Falmouth Flats Fly Fishers present a fly tying workshop for all levels on Saturday, Feb. 21. All materials are provided. Refreshments will be served. The class is limited to eight participants. A second class will be held 9 – 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28. Cost is $20 for one session, $30 for both. Call 540-372-8708 to register.

February 21 – Culpeper Has Talent semi-finals 8:00 pm at The State Theatre, 305 S. Main Street, Culpeper, The wildly successful Culpeper Has Talent series is back! This time there will be more talent, more star power and more of everything that you loved about the first one and a few brand new surprises.

Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. Harlem Globetrotters at North Stafford High School Gym

Friday, Feb. 27, Opening of the Fredericksburg Art Show Explore the amazing talents of local artists and their artistic visions through paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, sculpting and more. This display will not only enrich your imagination but funds raised will go to help the youth in our community to do the same. Find that special piece that speaks to you and purchase it so that you can display it in your home, or business. This show will be judged and cash prizes will be awarded. Download entry form at www.fredericksburgva.gov/parksandrec under “Special Events”

Friday, Feb. 27, – Sunday, March 1 – Mid Atlantic Motorsports & RV Expo at the Expo Center

Saturday, Feb. 28, Opening – Spotlight Exhibition: Melchers’ The Crimson Rambler February 28-June 7. Included with museum admission Gari Melchers built a reputation painting the human figure, but in the second half of his career he sometimes ventured into landscape painting. The Crimson Rambler, on loan from a private collection, exemplifies how the garden as subject matter was ideally suited to Melchers’ adoption of impressionistic painting.

Feb. 28 Murder Mystery Dinner at Potomac Point Winery Join us for a tantalizing evening of gourmet food, award winning wine and MURDER! The team from “Murder Mysteries Will Travel” will be entertaining us with their most popular play “Who Killed the Earl of Grey” on Saturday, February 28th. Limited seats are available; tickets must be purchased in advance.

Listen to “B-Scene” every Friday at 7:30 a.m. on B101.5, when Chris, Dee and Susan get you ready for the weekend with what’s going on for fun in the region.

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