Weekend Calendar April 7 – 10
A selection of special events in the Fredericksburg region for the weekend of April 7 – 10, 2016. Click the hyperlinks for more details.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Thursday, April 7, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 8, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 9, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
James Monroe High School auditorium, 2300 Washington Ave, Fredericksburg.
The Academy of Arts presents the play version of C. S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Tickets, which range from $20 to $48, may be purchased online.
Tartuffe by Moliere
April 7 – 17
UMW Klein Theatre, duPont Hall, at the intersection of College Avenue and Thornton Street.
Moliere’s comedy has stood the test of time. The play focuses on a con man hell-bent on swindling the patriarch of a well-to-do family out of everything he holds dear.
$8 – $18
Northern Virginia Relic Hunters Association American Civil War Show
Friday, April 8, 12 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 9, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fredericksburg Expo Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Pkwy, Fredericksburg.
Civil War and earlier military relics, books, art, antique weapons and more.
$6 admission is good both days. Children 12 and under free with an adult.
Fredericksburg HeartChase 2016
Saturday, April 9, 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Mary Washington Hospital Campus, 1001 Sam Perry Blvd, Fredericksburg.
HeartChase is a good-cause community adventure game. Teams of 2 – 5 people compete against each other in a chase through the community, with checkpoint challenges.
Stratford Hall Forum on Racial Understanding: American Denial
Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Stratford Hall, duPont Library, 483 Great House Rd, Stratford, Va.
A free showing of Swedish researcher and Nobel Laureate Gunnar Myrdal’s film American Denial, followed by a discussion. Suggested age for viewing and participating is 13 and older.
UMW 26th Annual Multicultural Fair
Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. — rain or shine
University of Mary Washington Campus, 1301 College Ave, Fredericksburg.
The annual fair provides an entire day devoted to multicultural entertainment, children’s activities, international and American food, and ethnic craft vendors.
Fredericksburg SPCA Fur Ball
Saturday, April 9, 6 – 10 p.m.
A. Smith Bowman Distillery, 1 Bowman Dr, Fredericksburg.
A fundraising event for the Fredericksburg SPCA.
Tickets $40 – $125.
7th Annual Rites of Spring Wine Fest
Saturday, April 9, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 10, 12 – 5 p.m.
Celebrate Virginia After Hours, 2150 Gordon W. Shelton Blvd, Fredericksburg.
Award-winning Virginia wines, artisans & crafters, food concessionaires and live entertainment.
Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont Spring Open House
Sunday, April 10, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St, Fredericksburg.
Enjoy the restored gardens in bloom, the art of Gari Melchers and the history of Belmont.
5th Annual Autism Awareness Day
Sunday, April 10, 12 – 4 p.m.
Riverbend High School, 12301 Spotswood Furnace Rd. in Spotsylvania.
This Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office sponsored sensory friendly event will include free food, games and demonstrations. Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit Project Lifesaver, the nonprofit education and training program that includes tracking techniques and technology for the search and rescue of individuals with cognitive disorders.
Sunday, April 10, 7:30 p.m.
University of Mary Washington Dodd Auditorium in George Washington Hall, 1301 College Ave. in Fredericksburg.
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