The Weekend Planner
A selection of special events for the weekend of September 16 – 18, 2016. Click the hyperlinks for more details.
Friday, Sept. 16, 6 – 10 p.m.
The Depot, 109 Commerce St., Culpeper, Va. 22701
Food and entertainment, including children’s crafts, music and dancing.
Wonders of the Wetlands
Saturday, Sept. 17, 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Crow’s Nest Natural Area Preserve, 2500 Brooke Rd., Stafford, Va. 22554
Learn how to collect and identify stream insects and other macroinvertebrates. Macroinvertebrates are animals without a backbone that can be seen with the naked eye.
Preregistration is required. All children mush be accompanied by an adult.
20th Anniversary Kids Convention
Satruday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Spotsylvania Towne Centre, 137 Spotsylvania Mall, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407
Join the B101.5 Crew for Eggapaloza.
Meet Corey Fogelmanis, who plays Farkle Minkus on Disney Channel’s, “Girl Meets World”.
Journey from Slavery to Freedom Tour at James Madison’s Montpelier
Saturday, Sept. 17, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
James Madison’s Montpelier, 11350 Constitution Hwy., Montpelier Station, Va. 22957
Celebrate the anniversary of the U.S. Constitution Free admission to the house, hands-on history activities around the grounds, and Montpelier’s Enslaved Community” walking tours offered at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Active archaeological dig sites, the archaeology lab, and the Gilmore Cabin open all day. The award-winning Barbeque Exchange will be offering an Edna Lewis-inspired buffet lunch from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m for $15 per person; enjoy live music while you eat. Early Mountain Vineyards, Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company, and Albemarle Cider will be on site to offer tastings and products for purchase.
Knights of the Golden Horseshoe Living History Encampment
Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sunday, Sept. 18, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Brawdus Martin Visitor Center, 2062 Germanna Highway, Locust Grove, Va. 22508
The Colonial-era re-created encampment celebrates the 300th anniversary of the 1716 Knights of the Golden Horseshoe Expedition, which began and ended at Fort Germanna.
Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park Fit History Hike
Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m.
Join historian Frank O’Reilly for a hike along North Lee Drive, exploring Confederate earthworks and a vital command post. Meet at Stop #3 on the Fredericksburg Battlefield.
Fifth Annual Fredericksburg Art Attack
Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Artist participants set up on the sidewalk throughout the Caroline Street corridor (between Amelia and Charlotte) and on William Street (between Sophia and Princess Anne) in downtown Fredericksburg.
Fredericksburg Pet Show
Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 18, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center, 2371 Carl D SIlver Pkwy., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401
Meet the area’s best veterinarians, kennels, animal hospitals, groomers, trainers; see Twiggy the Water-Skiing Squirrel; enjoy the petting zoo with more than 30 animals; and more.
Adults: $8 online, $9 in advance – Kids 12 and under free.
Graffiti House Heritage Day
Saturday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Graffiti House, 19484 Brandy Rd., Brandy Station, Va. 22714
The grand opening of the new hospital room in The Graffiti House, which served as a field hospital for the South, and a headquarters facility for the Federal forces.
The program will include Confederate and Federal bivouac areas, a photo booth, a lecture on Civil War medicine, music by the Country Troubadours, Graffiti House tours, and a children’s corner with vintage clothes and toys. Food will be available for purchase.
$5 per person suggested donation. Children 12 and under free.
Fredericksburg Welsh Festival
Saturday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library, 908 Charles St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
In front of the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library 900 block of Charles St.
A street festival celebrating Welsh culture and the Welsh heritage of James Monroe. There will be music, vendors, dancing, storytelling, and more.
Adult Softball Homerun Derby
Saturday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Duff Mcduff Green Park, 75 James Ashby Pkwy., Fredericksburg, Va. 22405
Each competition will have two rounds. The first round will consist of five outs for each batter. The top batters will advance to the second round where they will receive five outs.
All proceeds go to United Way.
$10 – $15
UMW Family Weekend Basketball Team Meet and Greet
Saturday, Sept. 17, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
University of Mary Washington Ball Circle, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg
Meet your UMW Eagles. Challenge a basketball player to a game of Pop-A-Shot, or hit a 25-foot 3-point shot and win a pair of UMW Basketball season tickets.
Rappahannock Riverfest 2016
Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 18, 4 – 8 p.m.
Farley Vale Farm, 12475 Farley Vale Drive, King George, Va.
This annual Friends of the Rappahannock fundraising event features crabs, catfish, barbecue, open bar, and live entertainment.
Admission is by advance ticket sales only — $100 per person.
Saturday, Sept. 17, 5 – 9 p.m.
Historic Market Square, 907 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401
Taste and vote for you favorite pizza. Brews by Spencer Devon and Italian varietal wines by the glass. Music by Acoustic Onion.
Admission is $1, and vendors are offering slices for $1. Adult beverages $5 a glass.
Sunday, Sept. 18, 3 p.m.
St. George’s Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St, Fredericksburg
Performance by Washington’s Camerata, a period instrument ensemble dedicated to the music of the 17th and 18th centuries.
$10 admission; children/students free.
The Golden Age of Comedy
Sunday, Sept. 18 , 2 – 4 p.m.
Packard Campus Theater, 19053 Mt Pony Rd, Culpeper, Va. 22701
“The Golden Age of Comedy” was the first compilation of its kind in feature-length form. While many past greats are spotlighted in the film, the true stars are Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, shown at their very best. The rest of the film offers choice comic bits from the likes of Ben Turpin, Billy Bevan, Will Rogers, Charley Chase, Harry Langdon, and even Carole Lombard.
Stafford Songfest Sunday
Sunday, Sept. 18, 5 – 7 p.m.
Celebration Stage at John Lee Pratt Memorial Park, 120 River Rd., Fredericksburg.
Red Light Rodeo will perform Bluegrass and alternative country. Pack a picnic dinner., or purchase food from the concessions.
Admission is $10 per car. Concerts will be held rain or shine.
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