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Weekend: Wine Festival, Talent Competition, Washington’s Birthday

Mary Washington House. Photo copyright Susan Larson.

By Susan Larson

A selection of weekend events in the Fredericksburg region, February 19 – 22, 2015.

Discover Tech
Ongoing through March 15, 2015
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. In addition, there are related special events throughout the library system. For more information, see ‘Discover Tech’ Comes to Central Rappahannock Library

Virginia Wine Expo
Tuesday, Feb. 17, through Sunday, Feb. 22. Times vary.
Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N 3rd St., Richmond
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.
Advance purchase tickets may only be purchased online (link below).
Tickets available at the event, unless it sells out. See more at: Virginia Wine Expo.

Library of Congress Film Showings
Thursday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m. — The Big Lebowski (1998)
Friday, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. — Rio Bravo (1959)
Saturday, Feb. 21, 2 p.m. — Back to the Future (1985)
Sunday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. — The Dragon Painter (1919)
Library of Congress Theater, Library of Congress Packard Campus on Mt. Pony, 19053 Mt. Pony Rd., Culpeper
Free. For more information and for free-ticket reservations, visit About the Packard Campus Theater.

UMW Chamber Festival, Featuring USAF Woodwind Quintet
Friday, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.
University of Mary Washington (UMW), 1301 College Ave., Pollard Recital Hall, Room 304, Fredericksburg
Free.

Listening Across the Lines: St. George’s Lenten Weekend with Sr. Maureen Fiedler
Saturday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m. – “My Life’s Journey: From Susan B. Anthony to Rosa Parks to the Dalai Lama”
Sunday, Feb. 22
9 and 11 a.m. – Worship service with Sr. Maureen Fiedler as preacher.
10 a.m. – “Noisy Contemplation…Prayer in the Midst of a Busy Life”
3 p.m. – “Why Bridging Religious Differences is More Important than Ever,” a community panel discussion.
St. George’s Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg
Register online at 2015 Lenten Weekend or by calling the church office at 540-373-4133.
Suggested registration is $15. Or you may pay as you are able.
Read more at Sr. Maureen Fiedler Featured Speaker at St. George’s Lenten Weekend

Fly Tying Workshop
Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 – 11 a.m.
River Rock Outfitter, 915 Sophia St., Fredericksburg
River Rock Outfitter and Falmouth Flats Fly Fishers present a fly tying workshop for all levels. All materials are provided. Refreshments will be served. The class is limited to eight participants. A second class will be held Saturday, Feb. 28.
Cost is $20 for one session, $30 for both. Call 540-372-8708 to register.

Culpeper Has Talent Semi-Finals
Saturday, Feb. 21, 8 p.m.
The State Theatre, 305 S. Main St., 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.
Tickets are $15 to $25, and may be purchased online.

Celebrate George Washington’s Birthday at Mary Washington House
Sunday, Feb. 22, 12 – 4 p.m.
Mary Washington House, 1200 Charles St., Fredericksburg
Tour the home and decorate a cupcake to take with you.
Regular admission applies: $5 for adults; $2 for children 6 – 18. Children under 6 – free.

Bluegrass Jam
Sunday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m.
Sunken Well Tavern, 720 Little Page St., Fredericksburg
A group of local blue-grassers head down to the Sunken Well and play music every Sunday evening. It is all ages — kid friendly.
Free.

And one for Monday, because it sounds fun.

Spotsylvania Lions Club Adult Spelling Bee
Monday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m.
Fredericksburg Country Club, 11031 Tidewater Trail, Fredericksburg
The event is a fun fundraiser, with proceeds supporting a scholarship for a Germanna Community College student, and eye exams and eyeglasses for children and adults in need.
Fredericksburg’s Eileen Griffin, owner of The Griffin Bookshop and Coffee Bar, will be recognized as The 2015 Bee Honoree for outstanding contributions to literacy.
Free for spectators, Cash bar.

More Music Picks
See Ashleigh Chevalier’s weekly guide at Live Music: 18 Picks This Week in Fredericksburg

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