The Weekend Planner
A selection of special events for March 3 – 6, 2017. Click the hyperlinks for more information.
Fredericksburg RV Show
Friday, March 3, 1 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 4, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 5, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Pkwy., Fredericksburg
$5 – $10; children 12 and under free.
First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Fredericksburg
Friday, March 3, 6 – 9 p.m.
Visit the galleries and studios of downtown Fredericksburg for special events. March includes Norma Woodward’s Route 66 Photography at Brush Strokes Gallery, and Ed King’s Critters and Stuff at Art First The two galleries share the building at 824 Caroline St.
Lend Me a Tenor by Stage Door Productions
Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4, 7:30 p.m., at Kitt Creative Studio, 810 Caroline St., 3rd floor, Fredericksburg
The general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company is set to welcome the greatest tenor of his generation, but a hilarious series of mishaps turns the evening into a comedy of errors.
Students $10, Adults $15
Friday, March 3, 7:30 p.m., at Packard Campus Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper
A young French woman contemplates her childhood days in a colonial outpost in Cameroon. Her strongest memories are of the family’s houseboy, Protee – a man of great nobility, intelligence and beauty – and the intricate nature of relationships in a racist society.
Celebrate Seuss! Read Across America Day
Saturday, March 4
Central Rappahannock Regional Library presents fun-filled activities in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday for all ages. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
England Run Branch, 12 – 2 p.m.
In partnership with Hartwood Elementary School.
Porter Branch, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
In partnership with Mountain View High School’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Club.
Salem Church Branch, 12 – 2 p.m.
In partnership with Spotsylvania Education Association.
The People’s Street: Princess Anne Street Gallery Tour
Saturday, March 4, 11 a.m., at the Fredericksburg Area Museum, 907 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg
Join John Hennessy for this gallery tour and discussion.
Limited space is available, so please RSVP to Melanie Johnson at [email protected]
Free for members; $10 for non-members
James Monroe Presidential Inauguration Reenactment
Saturday, March 4, 11 a.m. at on the steps of Monroe Hall at the University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Ave. in Fredericksburg.
James Monroe’s first inauguration will be reenacted 200 years to the day after the original event. Monroe was the first president to be sworn in out-of-doors, a consequence of the damage inflicted by British troops on the U.S. Capitol and other public buildings in the District of Columbia during the War of 1812. The brick facade of the museum will stand in for the Old Brick Capitol used by Congress from 1815 to 1819. The inauguration reenactment will include music, costumed historical interpreters, and, not surprisingly, speeches. An open house and reception in the museum will follow.
Stafford Armed Services Memorial Groundbreaking
Saturday, March 4, 11 a.m., to the rear of the George L. Gordon, Jr. Government Center at 1300 Courthouse Rd.
The keynote speaker for the event will be Daniel Chichester, chairman of the Armed Services Memorial Working Group.
Ninth Annual Culture a la Carte
Saturday, March 4, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Chancellor Middle School, 6320 Harrison Rd., and Chancellor High School, 6300 Harrison Rd., Spotsylvania
A festival celebrating arts, music, and language, featuring musical performances, art exhibits, and language presentations by Spotsylvania County Students. This is a free family event for all ages.
Fredericksburg Blues Society Acoustic Blues Jam
Saturday, March 4, 2 – 5 p.m. at Colonial Tavern Home to the Irish Brigade, 406 Lafayette Blvd., Fredericksburg
As always, bring your instrument, voice and/or spirit to this melee. It’s a lot of fun for free. Round robin format.
Hidden Figures Author Talk
Saturday, March 4, 3 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium at the University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg
Margot Lee Shetterly, author of “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race,” is speaking at part of Central Rappahannock Regional Library’s Rappahannock Reads initiative.
Centered in Prayer
Saturday, March 4, 4 – 6 p.m. at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg
An exploration on how to realize depth in Christian prayer by gleaning from the breadth of other religious traditions. A potluck supper will follow in Sydnor Hall from 6 to 8 p.m.
$25 suggested. No cost for students. You do not have to be a member of St. George’s to attend.
Rappahannock POPS Orchestra
Saturday, March 4, 7:30 p.m. at James Monroe High School Auditorium, 2300 Washington St., Fredericksburg
Early Jazz, Mountain music, Broadway, and more. Featured local artists are composer and jazz guitarist Tyler Reese, and singer/songwriter Ashleigh Chevalier.
Tickets are $15 – $20. Children under 18 are free.
Lake Anna Winery Winter Wine & Music Series
Sunday, March 5, 1 – 4 p.m. at Lake Anna Winery, 5621 Courthouse Rd., Spotsylvania Courthouse
Geno Marriott is performing.
Culpeper Restaurant Week
March 6 – 12, 5 – 9 p.m., at participating restaurants in downtown Culpeper, Virginia.
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