Compiled by Susan Larson. File photo from Empowerhouse Empty Bowl 2016
A selection of special events for the weekend of January 27 – 29, 2017. Click the hyperlinks for more details.
Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Peacemakers of 1865
Friday, Jan. 27, 6:30 – 9 p.m. at Central Rappahannock Regional Library Headquarters Branch, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Dr. William C. Davis, professor emeritus, Virginia Tech, will discuss events of 1865. “Robert E. Lee knew better than most how desperate was the condition of the confederacy in the winter of 1864-65. Little known is his involvement in efforts by some high leaders to bring about an armistice, and even a negotiated peace at the cost of reunion if necessary, to end the South’s bleeding.” Presented in partnership with Stratford Hall. Musical entertainment by Evergreen Shade. Free.
Fredericksburg Theatre Ensemble presents Stupid F’ing Bird by Aaron Posner
Friday, Jan. 27, and Saturday, Jan. 28, 8 p.m.
Picker’s Alley, 902 Caroline St., alley entrance, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
In this “irreverent, contemporary, and funny remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull, Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all.” Original songs composed by James Sugg. $10
Friday, Jan. 27, 7 p.m. at Caledon State Park, 11617 Caledon Rd., King George, VA 22485
Saturday, Jan. 28, 11 a.m. at Caledon State Park, 11617 Caledon Rd., King George, VA 22485
Seed Swap Day
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Central Rappahannock Regional Library Headquarters Branch, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
The Master Gardener Association of the Central Rappahannock Area is hosting this seed swap. It is the first time that the Fredericksburg area has participated in National Seed Swap Day events. Three lectures by regional experts will be presented at 10:30 a.m., 12 noon and 1 p.m. In addition, Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions throughout the day.
Bring seeds, plants, cuttings, garden tools, books, magazines, flower pots, and other gardening-related items that they would like to exchange with others at no cost.
7th Annual Virginia Home Show
Saturday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 29, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Meadow Event Park, Farm Bureau Center, 13191 Dawn Blvd., Doswell, VA 23047
See everything you need to make your home more beautiful, energy efficient, safe, and comfortable. Adult Admission $5; Ages 16 and under are admitted free.
Fredericksburg Frosty Brew Thru
Saturday, Jan. 28, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Fredericksburg Agricultural Fairgrounds, 2400 Airport Ave., Fredericksburg, VA 22401
An indoor craft beer cider and wine tasting event, featuring brews from all over the country as well as local cideries and wineries. Samples will be unlimited, and you receive a festival glass when you arrive. Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the door. Designated drivers, $5,
Richmond Symphony presents Princesses and Pirates — The Music of Disney
Saturday, Jan. 28, 11 a.m. at Richmond CenterStage (Carpenter Theatre), 600 E Grace St #400, Richmond, VA 23219
Enjoy the music you and your children love from your favorite Disney classics including: Frozen, The Lion King, Aladdin, Pirates of the Caribbean, and many more. Arrive early and enjoy a free pre-concert festival, featuring an instrument petting zoo and interactive activities for the whole family that will enhance your concert experience. Pre-concert festivities begin at 10 a.m. in Rhythm Hall. Dress as your favorite character. LolliPops concerts are ideal for children ages 5 and up, but music lovers of all ages are welcome. Cost: $12 – $17
Guided Woodland Hike
Sunday, Jan. 29, 2 p.m. at Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St, Fredericksburg, VA 22405
These walks led by Virginia Master Naturalists cover a mile of trails in both woodlands and fields, and touch on Belmont’s historic ruins. Wear sturdy footwear, and meet outside the Visitor Center.
Empowerhouse Empty Bowl 2017
Sunday, Jan. 29, 5 – 7:30 p.m.
Elks Lodge 875, 11309 Tidewater Trail, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
A community meal to benefit Empowerhouse, and their efforts to end domestic violence in our community.
$60 per person.
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