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The Weekend Planner

Compiled by Susan Larson for Fredericksburg.Today and B101.5 FM.

A selection of special events in the Fredericksburg region for the weekend of November 4 – 6, 2016. Click the hyperlinks for more details.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood
November 3 – 20, 2016
University of Mary Washington Klein Theatre in Dupont Hall, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Charles Dickens was still writing his final novel when he died in 1870. Rupert Holmes’ Tony Award-winning musical aims to finish it with the help of the audience—resulting in a different ending every night. Performed by UMW Department of Theatre and Dance students.
$10 – $24

Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center Cheers to 200 Years
Friday, Nov. 4, 6 – 8 p.m.
Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, 907 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg
Celebrate the Fredericksburg Area Museum’s reopening and 200th anniversary. Food from FoodE, along with Adventure Brewing Co.’s special Two Century Ale and wine from Old House Vineyards.
Free.

First Friday Fredericksburg
Friday, Nov. 4, 6 – 9 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
Join the art galleries and studios of Fredericksburg for First Friday Art Walk. Featured artists and studio hours are listed at the link.
Free.

An Evening of Italian Composers and Arias
Friday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m.
St. George’s Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg
The Fredericksburg-Este Association presents the Mid-Atlantic Wind Symphony will perform An Evening of Italian Composers and Arias, conducted by Aaron Noë. The program will feature Fredericksburg soprano Toni Maxine, works by Verdi, Puccini and Bellini, and music by local composers.
Free; donations gladly accepted.

Patawomeck Living History Village
Saturday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Salem Church Library, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Spotsylvania
Travel back in time to the year 1608, as local Patawomeck tribe members transform the library grounds into their village as it was when when Captain John Smith sailed up the Rappahannock.
Free.

Rumble at the River
Saturday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Riverfront Park, Sophia Street, Downtown Fredericksburg
Come listen to the ‘Rumble’ as Vets on bikes roll in throughout the day. The event will feature veteran support organizations, live music, food from local vendors, beer by Spencer Devon Brewing, fitness and team sports sponsored by Team Red, White, and Blue, and other activities. Sponsors include Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing Fredericksburg, the Izaak Walton League Fredericksburg-Rappahannock Chapter, and River Rock Outfitter.
Free.

Gingerbread House Construction Workshops
Saturday, Nov. 5, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Ferry Farm, 268 Kings Hwy., Fredericksburg, Va. 22405
Learn the secrets of building a real gingerbread house! Build and decorate a small gingerbread house step-by-step. All materials are provided. Ages 7 through adults. Children under 14 must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Cost: $10 per person
Reservation and payment in advance required. For more information or to register, call (540) 370-0732 x24 or email [email protected]

6th Annual Fredericksburg Zombie Walk
Saturday, Nov 5. 2 – 5 pm.
Leaving from Hurkamp Park, 500 William St., Fredericksburg.
A zombie walk is what happens when a group of people dress up like zombies, meet someplace, and then lurch, shuffle and basically go for a walk together making zombie sounding noises. The Annual Fredericksburg Zombie Walk, benefiting local charities, will be held at Hurkamp Park, 500 William St., Fredericksburg, Va. Please bring nonperishable food items, a household cleaning product, or a monetary donation.

Caledon Art and Wine Festival
Sunday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Caledon State Park, 11617 Caledon Rd., King George, VA 22485
Get a jump on holiday shopping. Taste wine from local wineries. A commemorative wine glass is included with the price of tasting. Great food will also be for sale. The picnic shelter, gift shop and visitor center will be open, and hay wagon rides will be available for the kids. Admission for wine-tasting is $15 per person (21 and older – everyone must have ID to taste). The festival is free for non-tasting guests, but a $5/vehicle parking fee applies to all.

Fredericksburg Grizzlies First Home Game of the Season
Sunday, Nov. 6, 4 – 7 p.m.
UMW Anderson Center, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg
The Fredericksburg Grizzlies, an American Basketball Association (ABA) team, plays the Baltimore Hawks in their home opener.
$5 – $20

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