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Weekend Calendar of Fredericksburg Area Events

Spring at Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont. Photo provided by Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont.

Compiled by Susan Larson

Dee Daniels and I bring you the “B Scene” on B101.5 FM at 7:45 a.m. every Friday. Listen to hear weekend event highlights, then refer to this list for the details.

Events in the Fredericksburg area Friday, April 10, through Sunday, April 12, 2015.

UMW Theatre presents “Lady Windermere’s Fan”
Friday and Saturday, April 10 and 11, at 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 12, at 2 p.m.
University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg – duPont Hall, Klein Theatre
AfterWords discussion following the afternoon performance on April 12.
$18 general admission tickets. Call 540-654-1111.

UMW Concert Band
Friday, April 10, 7:30 p.m.
University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg – George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium
Free.

UMW’s 25th Annual Multicultural Fair
Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., rain or shine
University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg – on campus
Featuring multicultural entertainment, children’s activities, international and American food and ethnic craft vendors.
Free.

Hunter’s Island Hike
Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR), 3219 Fall Hill Ave., Fredericksburg
Explore the legacy of Hunter’s Island with its owner, local architect and history enthusiast Mary Ellen Wheeler. Meet at FOR’s office to ferry over to the island on canoes. Bring a bag lunch for a picnic. Minimum age is 8 years old.

River Jordan: Crossing to Freedom
Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ferry Farm, 268 Kings Hwy., Fredericksburg
A dramatic tpresentation at Historic Kenmore and George Washington’s Ferry Farm. Several scenes will be outside, rain or shine. Dress and shoes appropriate for outdoor walking are suggested. Participants will meet at Ferry Farm, travel by trolley with a historian to Kenmore for the first act, then return to Ferry Farm for the conclusion of the performance.
Admission: $12 adults, $6 ages 3-17; free ages 3 and under.
Reservations required. Please call 540-370-0732 x24 or email [email protected]

From the Rapp for the Rapp
Saturday, April 11, 1 – 4:30 p.m.
Marriott Ranch, 5305 Marriott Lane, Hume, Va.
Join Friends of the Rappahannock for oysters, local wine and beer, live music, fly tying, hay rides and more. Come at 9 a.m. and help plant trees for the Riparian stream restoration planting which will include tree planting and live staking on the upper Rappahannock and Fiery Run, a small tributary to the Rappahannock. Participants are then invited to join us for oysters, beer, wine, and other festivities free of charge as a thank you for helping.
Tickets online for $25, Children 14 and under are welcome free of charge.

UMW Faculty and Student Dance Concert
Saturday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 12, 2 p.m.
University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg – Dodd Auditorium
Tickets: $10 general, $3 students, available at the door.

Spring Open House at Gari Melchers’ Belmont
Sunday, April 12, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth
Enjoy the gardens in bloom, the art of Gari Melchers and the history of the historic home.
Free.

Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office Autism Awareness Day
Sunday, April 12, 1 – 4 p.m.
Classic Iron Motorcycles, 4907 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Fredericksburg
Food, games and entertainment for the entire family. This is a sensory friendly event.
Free.

Wild and Scenic Film Festival – Culpeper
Sunday, April 12, 1 – 4:30 p.m.
Germanna Daniel Technology Center, 18121 Technology Dr., Culpeper.
Enjoy a broad spectrum of environmentally themed films about a wide range of causes and issues from across the globe. Includes a special showing of “Rappahannock,” the film produced by Friends of the Rappahannock showcasing the history, beauty and issues surrounding “Fredericksburg’s river.”
Festival ticket: $8.

Weekend Music

Reggae Fest and 48 More Live Music Shows in Fredericksburg

The James Bazen Project April 11 in Fredericksburg

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