10 Events for the Presidents’ Day Three-Day Weekend

by | Feb 14, 2015 | Uncategorized

Valentine’s Day window display in downtown Fredericksburg (2014). Photo copyright Susan Larson.

By Susan Larson

TGIF! Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Birthday to the February Presidents, George Washington (February 22, 1732) and Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809). They’re the reason for Presidents’ Day, but there are two others born in February. William Henry Harrison, our ninth president, was born February 9, 1773. President Ronald Reagan, number 40, was born February 6, 1911.

Here’s a pick of ten events to enjoy over the three-day weekend.

Listen to “B-Scene” every Friday at 7:35 a.m. on B101.5, when Chris, Dee and Susan get you ready for the weekend with what’s going on for fun in the region.

The Drunken City
Thursday, Feb. 12, Friday, Feb. 13, and Saturday, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m.
AfterWords discussion following the 2 p.m. performance on February 15
University of Mary Washington duPont Hall, Klein Theatre. Directions here
This off-broadway comedy by Adam Brock—who also penned “The Receptionist” — follows three twenty-something brides-to-be in a look at pre-wedding jitters.
$12 general admission.

Carl’s Season Opening
Friday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Carl’s Ice Cream, 2200 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg
“It’s going to be cold, but it’s LUCKY Friday the 13th!” Carl’s announced on its Facebook page.

Celebrate George Washington’s Birthday at Ferry Farm
Saturday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ferry Farm, George Washington’s boyhood home, 268 Kings Hwy., Fredericksburg.
Enjoy crafts, games, exhibits, live history performances, the Stone Throw Challenge (weather permitting) and birthday cake.
Theater Performances: 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Stone Throw Challenge: 2:00 p.m.
Admission: $5/adult; 17 and under/free. More information at http://www.kenmore.org/events.html

Kid’s Expo at the Expo Center
Saturday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday Feb. 15, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Pkwy., Fredericksburg
Vendors, exhibits, games, and fun for the entire family.
Adults At Door: $8 | Online: $7
Seniors (60+) At Door: $7 | Online $6
Kids (4 – 12) At Door: $3 | Online: $2
Kids 3 & Under: Free
More information at http://www.fredericksburgkidsexpo.com/

Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity Veteran’s Build Bake Sale
Saturday, Feb. 14, and Sunday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Old Navy, Central Park, 1260 Carl D Silver Pkwy., Fredericksburg
The Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity Veteran’s Build Task Force is raising money toward it’s goal of $200,000 for their home building project.

Valentine’s Day Dance Party
Saturday, Feb. 14, 6 – 10:30 p.m.
Strictly Ballroom, 125 Olde Greenwich Dr., Fredericksburg
Admission $30. More information at http://www.strictlyballroom.net/

Valentine’s Day All Night Skate
Saturday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m. through Sunday, Feb. 15, 7 a.m.
Cavalier Family Skating Center, 1924 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Stafford.
Roller skating, games, and prizes, including a pair of season passes to Kings Dominion.
Purchase of a VIP ticket means you don’t wait in line, and it doubles your chances of winning the Kings Dominion passes.
Admission is $20, skate rental is $2. Call for more information and to purchase VIP tickets. 540-657-0758.
More information at http://www.cavalierfamilyskating.com/

“Rappahannock” Film Showing
Sunday, Feb. 15, 2 p.m.
Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth;
Showing of “Rappahannock,” the 45-minute film that won top honors at the 2015 about the RVA Environmental Film Festival. Followed by a short presentation by and Q&A with John Odenkirk of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Free. Read more here: “Rappahannock” Wins Environmental Documentary Film Contest

Archaeology Day at Ferry Farm
Monday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ferry Farm, George Washington’s boyhood home, 268 Kings Hwy., Fredericksburg.
Learn about archaeology at George Washington’s boyhood home. Enjoy crafts, entertainment, archaeology cart, a tour of the archaeology lab, and a scavenger hunt.
Free. More information at http://www.kenmore.org/events.html

James Monroe Museum Open Free for President’s Day
Monday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library, 908 Charles St., Fredericksburg
The James Monroe Museum will be open free all day in honor of President’s Day. Sample colonial hot chocolate and learn more about our fifth president, James Monroe.
Free. More information at http://jamesmonroemuseum.umw.edu/

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