Weekend: Model Railroads, Polar Plunge, Environmental Films, More

by | Feb 18, 2015 | Events

Photo copyright Greenberg’s Train and Toy Show.

By Susan Larson

Listen to B101.5 FM at 7:30 a.m. every Friday, when Chris, Dee and I highlight weekend fun on “B-Scene.” -Susan

Richmond (RVA) Environmental Film Festival (RVA EFF)
Tuesday, Feb. 2, through Sunday, Feb. 8 at various times.
Byrd Theatre, 2908 West Cary St., Richmond.
A showcase of local and national films selected to raise awareness of environmental issues.
Free and open to the public. A complete schedule is available on the RVA EFF website.

Tiny Tots Valentine’s Crafts and Party
Friday, Feb. 6, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg.
Story time, refreshments and activities for the little ones aged two to five.
Free. Presented by Fredericksburg Parks and Recreation.
Pre-registration recommended. Call 540-372-1086.

The Fantasmagorical Machine
Friday, Feb. 6 at 3 and 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 7 at 3 and 7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m.
Central Rappahannock Regional Library Headquarters branch, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg.
REACH Drama Club 2 presents six shows of “The Fantasmagorical Machine.”
$5 at the door suggested donation, $20 family cap.

First Friday Art Walk
Friday, Feb. 6, 6 to 9 p.m.
During First Friday Art Walk, downtown galleries and studios host open houses, which often highlight featured artists and include refreshments and live music. Most of these occur from 6 – 9 p.m. Some of the city’s restaurants, businesses and museums join the fun, offering entertainment, exhibits and specials of their own. Go to our comprehensive page — First Friday — for a list of galleries, trolley stops and parking information.

Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation’s Eighth Annual Polar Bear Plunge
Saturday, Feb. 7
Registration and check-in begins at 9 a.m.
The costume walk and contest begins at 10:45 a.m.
The plunge begins at 11 a.m.
Fredericksburg City Dock, 207 Sophia St.
Registration is $50. Register online or at the dock the morning of the event. Free for spectators.

Fourth National Take Your Child to the Library Day
Saturday, Feb. 7, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. except at the Cooper and Newton Branches (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.), and the Montross Branch (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
All branches of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library. See a list here
Stop by the Youth Services Desk to receive a small thank you for your visit, and color and create your own story featuring Mo Willems’ beloved Elephant and Piggie.

Greenberg’s Train and Toy Show
Saturday, Feb. 7, and Sunday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Pkwy., Fredericksburg.
Operating model train displays, Roaming Railroad riding train for kids and adults, workshops, demonstrations and door prizes.
Adults $7 online, $9 at the door. Children 12 and under, free. Admission is good for both days.

“Rappahannock” at the Richmond Environmental Film Festival (RVA EFF)
Sunday, Feb. 8, 3 p.m.
At the historic Byrd Theatre, 2908 West Cary St., Richmond.
“Rappahannock,” the 45-minute film about the history and ecology of the Rappahannock River, won the 2015 RVA Environmental Film Festival Environmental Documentary Film Contest. The film was commissioned by Fredericksburg based Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR).

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