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The Weekend Planner: Halloween Edition

Compiled by Susan Larson

A selection of special events for Halloween weekend, October 28 – 31, 2016. Click the hyperlinks for more details.

Dead Whispers Haunted Attraction
Thursday through Monday, Oct. 27 – 31, 7 – 11 p.m.
The Village at Spotsylvania Towne Centre, 1 Towne Centre Blvd., Fredericksburg — across from Arhaus Furniture, and next to Books-A-Million.
Be on your guard because you don’t know what’s around the next dark corner of this haunted attraction.
$12 regular admission, $15 cut-the-line pass. There’s a $2 off coupon online.

Haunted Trail at Wilderness Presidential Resort
Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct 29, 6:30 p.m.
Wilderness Presidential Resort, 9220 Plank Rd., Spotsylvania, Va. 22553
Take a hay ride out, and find your way back on foot — in the dark. Not recommended for children under 10.
$18. Tickets on sale beginning at 6:30 p.m. the night of the event. Hay ride begins at 7 p.m.

Stage Door Productions Presents “Dead Man’s Cell Phone”
Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2 p.m.
Central Rappahannock Regional Library Headquarters Branch, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401
An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man—with a lot of loose ends. So begins “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” a wildly imaginative comedy.
$10 – $15

Voices in the Dark
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28 and 29, 7 p.m.
Picker’s Alley, upstairs at Picker’s Supply, 902 Caroline St., Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg Theatre Ensemble presents John Pielmeier’s twisted thriller “Voices in the Dark.” This show rates an R for adult themes, violence, and language.
$10. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

Luminarias in the Garden at Mary Washington House
Friday, Oct. 28, 6 – 8 p.m.
Mary Washington House, 1200 Charles St., Fredericksburg
The museum is hosting a Mary’s Ribbons Tie One On closing event — Luminarias in the Garden. Guests will sample craft beer, and see the garden illuminated with luminarias.
$10 for Washington Heritage Museums members, $15 for non-members

Scary Music for Organ
Friday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m.
St. George’s Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401
Organists John Vreeland, Achim Loch, and Trystan Bennett perform a selection of music for the season. Donations support the St. George’s organ fund.

Fit History Hike
Saturday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m.
Meet at Upton’s Road, Stop #2 on the Spotsylvania Battlefield.
Spotsylvania: Upton’s Attack and the Bloody Angle (3.5 miles)
Join historian Beth Parnicza to learn about two significant attacks by the Union Army against the Confederate Muleshoe Salient.
Free.

Harvest Festival Fly-In
Saturday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Shannon Airport, 3380 Shannon Airport Circle, Fredericksburg, Va., 22408
Bring your kids for Trick-or-Treat aviation style. Watch different types of aircraft fly in, as well as getting up close. Special appearances by the Flying Circus and the Fairfax County Police Motor Squad. Airplane candy drops by Chuck Tippett of the Flying Circus.

Downtown Fredericksburg Trick-or-Treat
Saturday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Riverfront Park, Sophia Street, downtown Fredericksburg
Head downtown Fredericksburg for Trick-or-Treating at participating businesses, while supplies last. Begin at Riverfront Park, where you’ll find free games and activities, and the map of participating businesses.
Free.

Historic Cemetery Tour
Saturday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m., 12:45, and 2:30 p.m.
Start at the Fredericksburg Visitor Center, 706 Caroline St, Fredericksburg
Rappahannock Colonial Heritage Society’s 15th annual Historic Cemetery Tour visits St. George’s Episcopal Church cemetery, the Masonic Cemetery, and the grave of Mary Washington. Trolley to each site. Refreshments provided.
$5 adults and $1 children, suggested donation. Call Trip Wiggins at 540-371-3906 or email [email protected]

Goblins and Goodies
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2 – 4 p.m.
Lake Anna State Park, 6800 Lawyers Rd., Spotsylvania, Va. 22551
An afternoon of crafts and candy while we discover some cool facts about some not-so spooky critters. Costume prizes for the most unique and the best use of recycled materials in two age groups; up to 5, and 6 and over. Prizes awarded at 3:30 p.m. — must be present to win.
Free.

Halloween Hayride
Saturday, Oct. 29, 3 – 6 p.m.
Caledon State Park, 11617 Caledon Rd., King George, Va. 22485
Take a trip through the park park’s history, with re-enactments of the major events.
$3 per person or $8 per family. Spaces are limited. Reserve your spot by calling the park at 540-663-3861.

Stratford after Dark
Saturday Oct. 29, 5:30 – 9 p.m.
Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Rd., Stratford.
The first tour isat 6 p.m. The kids’ costume contest is from 7 to 7:30 p.m.
Reservations are strongly suggested for specific tour times. Tours involve some stairs that are not wheel-chair accessible. Visitors are encouraged to bring flashlights. Service dogs only. Call Jon Bachman at 804-493-1972.
$12 adults; $7 children of ages 6-13; children under 6 free.

Spotsylvania Volunteer Fire Department Harvest Festival
Saturday, Oct. 29, 6 – 9 p.m.
Spotsylvania Volunteer Fire Department, 7200 Courthouse Commons Blvd., Spotsylvania, Va. 22551
Food, games, costume contest, hay rides.
Free.

Halloween Block Party
Saturday, Oct. 30, 7 – 11 p.m.
Market Square, Fredericksburg.
Join Elby Brass, The Kingbolts, and Adventure Brewing Co. Proceeds benefit Friends of the Rappahannock.
Free admission, beer tickets $5 each. Prizes for the best costumes.

Friends of the Rappahannock Bat Talks
Sunday, Oct. 30, 1 – 3 p.m.
Wild Birds Unlimited, 1937 Carl D. Silver Pkwy., Fredericksburg
Friends of the Rappahannock’s Field Trip Coordinator Taylor McConnell will talk about bat needs and their ecological role. Madison Ryan, a certified Virginia Master Naturalist, will talk about their importance, and what is threatening their survival.
Free

Hope Presbyterian Trunk or Treat
Sunday, Oct. 30, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Battlefield Elementary School, 11108 Leavells Rd, Fredericksburg, Va. 22407
Games, cool decorations, and funny costumes. All cars will be decorated with family friendly and age appropriate themes.
Free

Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office Trunk ‘n Treat
Sunday, Oct. 30, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Building, 9119 Dean Ridings Ln., Spotsylvania, Va. 22553
Trick-or-treat from nearly 100 decorated cars. Come in costume, and bring your trick-or-treat bag. This year’s theme is Super Heroes.
Free.

Halloween Funfest
Monday, Oct. 31, 5 – 8 p.m.
Roxbury Farm & Garden Center, 601 Lafayette Blvd., Fredericksburg
This family-friendly Halloween event will feature pumpkin chucking, a scavenger hunt, face painting, a bounce house, trick-or-treating, games, and food.
Sponsored by Capital Caring, the event is free, but donations to support services to those living with serious illness are welcomed.

Trick or Treat at Spotsylvania Fire Stations
Monday, Oct. 31, see times and locations below.
Stop by your Spotsylvania fire stations for Halloween candy, and visit the crew members.

Fire Station #1 – Courthouse: 6 – 8 p.m.
7200 Courthouse Commons Blvd., Spotsylvania

Fire Station #2 – Brokenburg: 6:30 – 9 p.m.
11700 Volunteer Ln., Spotsylvania

Fire Station #3 – Partlow: 6:30 – 9 p.m.
3221 Partlow Rd., Partlow

Fire Station #4 – 4-Mile Fork: 6 – 8 p.m.
4804 Bancroft Rd., Fredericksburg

Fire Station #6 – Salem Church: 6:30 – 9 p.m.
5700 General Semmes Rd., Fredericksburg

Fire Station #5 – Chancellor: 6:30 – 9 p.m.
6204 Plank Rd., Fredericksburg

Fire Station #7 – Wilderness: 6:30 – 9 p.m.
10501 Orange Plank Rd., Spotsylvania

Fire Station #8 – Thornburg: 6 – 8 p.m.
6429 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Spotsylvania

Fire Station #9 – Belmont: 6:30 – 9 p.m.
7100 Belmont Rd., Mineral

Fire Station #10 – Salem Fields: 6:30 – 9 p.m.
10201 Gordon Rd., Fredericksburg

Fire Station #11 – Crossroads Parkway: 6:30 – 9 p.m.
9517 Crossroads Pkwy., Fredericksburg

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