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The Weekend Planner

Compiled by Susan Larson for Fredericksburg.Today and the B Scene with Dee Daniels on B101.5

The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Friday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 19, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2 p.m.
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

Trees of Hope to Benefit Loisann’s Hope House
Friday, Nov. 18, 11 a.m. luncheon and fashion show.
Saturday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Open house exhibit of trees.
Saturday, Nov. 19, 6 – 9 p.m. An Enchanted Evening, featuring cocktails, entertainment, a live auction, and a silent auction.
Gari Melchers Home & Studio at Belmont, Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Help provide support to homeless children and their families. View exquisitely decorated trees — and bid on them for a chance to take one home.

Illuminate Light Show and Santa’s Village
November 18, 2016 – January 1, 2017
Nightly 5:30 – 10 p.m.
The Meadow Event Park is proud to present Illuminate Light Show & Santa’s Village. The light show consists of hundreds of thousands of LED lights synchronized to music from your car radio, and features an 80-foot tunnel of lights, 50-foot Christmas trees, dancing snowmen, singing trees and Santas and festive decorations.
$25 cars; $55 limos and mini buses; $100 full-sized bus

Merry Market
Saturday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fredericksburg Area Service League (FASL) tenth annual Merry Market A Boutique Shopping Experience.
Fredericksburg Country Club, 11031 Tidewater Trail Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Childcare will be available on-site.
$5 admission

FXBG Brewhaha Craft Beer and Food Pairing Event
Saturday, Nov. 19, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
A.Smith Bowman Distillery, 1 Bowman Dr., Fredericksburg
Craft beer and food pairing event to benefit Mary Washington Healthcare Regional Cancer Center.
$75 per person and $140 per couple in advance, and $85 per person and $160 per couple at the door.

20th Annual Down Home Ball
Saturday, Nov. 19, 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Roxbury Farm and Garden Center, 601 Lafayette Blvd., Fredericksburg
Goodies roasting on an open fire, hot chocolate bar, hors d’oeuvres, locally brewed beer from Spencer Devon, wine, live music, and dancing. An “elegant hoedown” to benefit Downtown Greens, downtown Fredericksburg’s community green space.
$35; students $15; kids free.

Amazing Discoveries in 18th Century Science
Saturday, Nov. 19, 7 – 9 p.m.
Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop, 1020 Caroline St. Fredericksburg
Electricity, galvanism, mesmerism- real medicine or utter quackery?
Join the Washington Heritage Museums and the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop and judge for yourself the curative power of metallic attraction, animal magnetism (mesmerism) and electro-medicine.
Members $5, Non-members $10

Culpeper Downtown Holiday Open House
Sunday, Nov. 20, 12 – 6 p.m.
In-store specials, door/storefront decorating contest, horse and carriage rides, trolley rides, wagon rides, live holiday music, children’s story time, Museum of Culpeper History open house, and of course a visit from Santa Claus himself. Tree lighting with carols, warm cider, and cookies at 5:30 p.m.

Chamber Concert Series
Sunday, Nov. 20, 3 – 4 p.m.
St. George’s Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg
The St. George Chamber Orchestra will perform at the this latest edition of the Chamber Concert Series.
$10 admission. Children and students, free.

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