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Fredericksburg Today Weekend Picks July 24 – 26

Compiled by Susan Larson for Fredericksburg Today and the B Scene on B101.5 FM at 7:35 a.m. Fridays.

Top picks for the weekend of July 24 – 26, 2015.

History at Sunset: History Interactive, The Legacy of War
Friday, July 24, 7 p.m.
Meet at the Bloody Angle Tour Stop 3 at the Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield, 9550 Grant Dr., Spotsylvania, Va. 22553
Presentation by Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park Historian Beth Parnicza and Chief Historian John Hennessy.

Sounds of Summer Presents Marenje Marimba
Friday, July 24, 7 p.m.
Sounds of Summer Concert Series
Market Square behind Old Town Hall at 1001 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg
Free.

2015 Virginia Ska Fest
Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25. Doors open at 5 p.m. Concert runs 5:30 – 12 midnight (approximately).
Blue & Gray Brewing Co., 3300 Dill Smith Dr., Fredericksburg
Food will be available at the brewery and from food trucks on site.
Ska (pronounced Sk-ah) is a music style that originated in Jamaica in the 1950s. Considered a precursor to reggae, It combines elements of jazz, African and Calypso rhythms. Ska bands usually consist of a strong rhythm section, guitars, keyboards and brass.
Performers at the Virginia Ska Festival include The Slackers, The Pietasters, The Toasters, Spring-Heeled Jack, The Snails, Eastern Standard Time, Sammy Kay, Murphy’s Kids, and 4 Point 0.
The event is all ages, and there will be ear plugs available for younger kids.
Tickets are $25 each, and available online.

The National Capitol Squadron Open Hangar Day
Saturday, July 25, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Culpeper Regional Airport, 12499 Beverly Ford Rd., Brandy Station, Va.
Get up-close and personal with several WWII era aircraft, and meet the pilots, ground crew, and historians of the squadron. The event is held in the Commemorative Air Force Hangar at Culpeper Regional Airport. The National Capitol Squadron is a chartered wing of The Commemorative Air Force, a national 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to preserving, and maintaining in flying condition, America’s military aircraft.
Free.

Lake Anna Sunset Concert
Saturday, July 25, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Lake Anna Point Marina, 13703 Anna Point Lane, Mineral, Va.
Live music and the great views of Lake Anna’s famed sunsets. Food, wine and beer are available for purchase. Come by boat or land. Fun for the whole family.
Free admission.

Old Fashioned Peach Festival
July 25 – 26
Carter Mountain Orchard, 1435 Carter Mountain Trail, Charlottesville
A weekend of old-fashioned fun! Games and activities for children, hayrides, Carter Mountain Orchard Peach Princess contest, pie eating contests, food, wine tastings, and more. Free admission and parking, activities by fee.

Virginia Freefly Skydiving Festival
Saturday, July 25, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, July 26, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Orange County Airport, 11339 Bloomsbury Rd., Orange, Va.
Come watch Freefly and Tandem skydiving, Wingsuit pilots, freefall formation skydiving, skydiving certification course and wing suit school students, and Skydive Orange skydiving professionals.
Watch for free. You can also skydive. Skydive Orange will be offering their Easy Tandem First Time Skydives from 13,500 feet.

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