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Compiled by Susan Larson for Fredericksburg.Today and the B Scene with Dee Daniels on B101.5 FM. File photo of Kenmore Plantation copyright Susan Larson..

A selection of special events for the weekend of January 6 – 8, 2017. Click the hyperlinks for more details.

Twelfth Night at Kenmore
Friday, Jan. 6, Saturday, Jan. 7, and Sunday, Jan. 8, at Kenmore Plantation, 1201 Washington Ave., Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Performances at 3:30, 4:15, 5:15 and 6 p.m.
Immerse yourself in the candlelight, music, and decorations of an eighteenth-century Christmas. $12 adults, $6 ages 3 – 17, ages 3 and under are free.
Reservations required. Call 540-370-0732 x24 or email [email protected]

First Friday Fredericksburg
Join the art galleries and studios of Fredericksburg, Virginia, for First Friday Art Walk on January 6, 2017. Featured artists and studio hours are listed at the hyperlink. Opening receptions are from 6 – 9 p.m., unless otherwise indicated.

First Friday History Trivia Night
Friday, Jan. 6, 6 – 8 p.m. at James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library, 908 Charles St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Celebrity Quizmaster Dr. David A. Sam, President of Germanna Community College, will host this month’s trivia night. Admission, participation, and snacks are free. There will be a cash bar and a 50/50 raffle.

La Befana & Feast of the Epiphany Celebration
Friday, Jan. 6, 6:30 p.m. at Ristorante Renato, 422 William St, Fredericksburg
Celebrate the New Year with the Fred-Este Association. Learn about La Befana, and the role she plays in Italian culture, and enjoy an Italian-cuisine buffet. $40 – $50. Limited seating for 50 people.

Epiphany Service and Party
Friday, Jan. 6, 7 p.m. at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
A festival worship service followed by a party in Sydnor Hall with heavy hor d’oeuvres (and maybe some dancing!) to celebrate the Epiphany, the revealing of Jesus to the magi from the east by the guiding of a star. Along the way, we will bless a married couple and gaze one more time upon the holy family crèche as we hear a last Christmas anthem from our Compline choir. Nursery available. All ages welcome.

Fredericksburg Theatre Ensemble presents Assassins
Friday, Jan. 6, and Saturday, Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m. at Picker’s Alley, 902 Caroline St., alley entrance, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Assassins, based on the book by John Weidman, tells the story of nine misfit men and women who attempted (four successfully) to assassinate American Presidents, offering a peak into what each hoped to achieve. $10.

The House of Faith Worship Center Clothing Ministry Grand Opening
Saturday, Jan. 7, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at The House of Faith Worship Center, 4719 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Fredericksburg, VA 22407
The grand opening will include a free clothes giveaway on a first come first serve basis. Meet members of the Fredericksburg Grizzlies American Basketball Association team. Free.

CANCELLED, due to the weather:
Genealogy Class
Saturday, Jan. 7, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Mary Washington House, 1200 Charles St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401
This introduction to genealogy class will give you the tips and tricks to start researching your family’s history.  Please RSVP to [email protected] or 540-373-1569. $15.00

CANCELLED, due to the weather:
Fredericksburg Grizzlies vs. Atlanta Aliens
Saturday, Jan. 7, 7 p.m. at the University of Mary Washington’s Anderson Center.
The Fredericksburg Grizzlies ABA professional basketball team takes on the Atlanta Aliens. Tickets $5 – $20 — can be purchased online or at the game.

Gossip and Grandeur in the Gilded Age at Maymont
Sunday, Jan. 8, 12 – 5 p.m., at Maymont, 1700 Hampton St., Richmond, VA 23220
Are you missing Downton Abbey? Visit Richmond’s own Gilded Age showplace and step into the Dooleys’ world of wealth and social influence, where a large domestic staff maintained the lifestyle, and guests stood in awe of the lavish receptions in this castle-like home. Elegantly costumed ladies, gentlemen, and members of the household staff reveal the social rituals, family dramas, and important tittle-tattle of the day as you are transported to the Downton era at Maymont. Living history tours available every half-hour; last tour begins at 4:30pm. Cost: $7/$4 for members.

CANCELLED, due to the weather:
Religious Freedom Day Celebration
Sunday, Jan. 8
1:30 p.m. – Parade begins at the Fredericksburg train station and travels through downtown Fredericksburg to the Religious Freedom Monument on Washington Avenue. All religious groups are invited to march in the parade and carry a banner identifying their affiliation and showing their support for religious freedom.
2 p.m. – Ceremony at the monument begins. Speakers include Virginia State Delegate Bobby Orrock (R-54), State Senator Glen H. Sturtevant, Jr., (R-10), and Fredericksburg Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw.
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