Weekend Events Calendar November 6 – 8

by | Nov 6, 2015 | Events

By Carter Nordike and Susan Larson for Fredericksburg.Today and “The B Scene” with Dee Daniels on B101.5 FM WBQB.

Special events in the Fredericksburg region November 6 – 8, 2015. Click the hyperlinks for more information. Add your event in the comments section!

Multiple Day Events
Avenue Q
November 5 – 22, 2015, at the University of Mary Washington. See the web link for times and ticket prices.
“Known as the “Sesame Street for grown-ups,” this “Tony Triple Crown” winner (Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book) follows Princeton, a recent college graduate, as he discovers what real life (well, as real as you can get with singing puppets) is like when you wake up as a college grad.”

Glamping at Grelen
Friday – Sunday, Nov. 6 – 8, 3 p.m.
The Market at Grelen, 15091 Yager Rd., Somerset, Va.
The Market at Grelen and Solid Ground Shelters have teamed up to provide this unique camping experience. The tents will be set up in a beautiful location on the Grelen property, but electricity, a restroom trailer, shower trailer, and food and wine will be provided along with a private tailgate for the 2015 Montpelier Races.
Price: $515

Boil the Frog Slowly
Saturday, Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m., at New Vision Kingdom of God Ministries, Massaponax Outlet Center, 4956 Southpoint Pkwy., Fredericksburg, Va.
Sunday, Nov. 8, 3 p.m. at Central Rappahannock Regional Library Headquarters branch, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg, Va.
Thursday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m. at Germanna Community College Fredericksburg campus in Sealy Auditorium, 10000 Germanna Point Dr., Fredericksburg, Va.
A new play highlighting the true stories of local survivors of domestic violence who have been helped by Empowerhouse. Appropriate for teens and adults. Free

Richmond Fall Classics Gymnastics Meet
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7 – 8, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Farm Bureau Center A Hall, 13111 Dawn Blvd., Doswell, Va.
Some of the best girl gymnasts ages 5 – 18 compete on beams, floor, bars and vault. The highest level gymnasts are Saturday evening.
Admission: $12 per adult for 1 day; $15 per adult for 2 days; $5 per child 12 and under for 1 day; $8 per child 12 and under for 2 days; $10 per senior 65 and over for 1 day; $12 per senior 65 and over for 2 days.


Friday, Nov. 6, Events
Marine Corps History Day
Friday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle, Va.
Find out more about that old military relic you’ve had for years and always wondered about. Marine Corps curators, historians and archivist will be on hand to help with artifact and history questions. Bring your military items to learn more about them and how to care for them.

Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Night
Friday, Nov. 6, 5 – 7 p.m.
Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg, Va.
Join Fred Parks & Rec for Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Night. Make a turkey craft, have some pizza and enjoy some games. Pre-registration is required.
$15 for 22401 residents, $17 for non-residents.

Fredericksburg Christmas Ornament Unveiling
Friday, Nov. 6, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Heather Boutique, 721 Caroline St., Fredericksburg, Va.
Artist Christine Lush–Rodriguez reveals and signs her latest winning design from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The ornaments are available for $28.50 at Heather Boutique and the Fredericksburg Visitor Center.
The two have collaborated on a Fredericksburg ornament since 2013.

First Friday Fredericksburg
Friday, Nov. 6, 6 – 9 p.m.
Downtown Fredericksburg galleries and studios host open houses, which highlight featured artists and include refreshments and often 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. Free.

Fredericksburg Keeping America Strong
Friday, Nov. 6, 6 – 10 p.m.
A. Smith Bowman Distillery, 1 Bowman Dr., Fredericksburg
A complimentary public reception from the Fredericksburg Regional Hospitality Council. Enjoy raffles, vendors, a cash bar, motivational speakers and live music while supporting the K9s For Heroes organization and the Wounded Heroes Fishing Project.

UMW Concert Band Performance
Friday, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m.
University of Mary Washington Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg

Saturday, Nov. 7, Events
Germanna Volkssport Association Lake Anna Walk / Run
Saturday, Nov. 7, Start: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Finish: 3 p.m.
Lake Anna State Park, 6800 Lawyers Rd., Spotsylvania, Va.
Walk or run trails along the shore of Lake Anna and enjoy the park in the fall. Travel at your own pace along 3- or 6-mile trails. Trails can be muddy, so wear appropriate footwear. Pets welcome, but wheelchairs and strollers are not recommended. Free to walk or run.
Parking: $5 for county residents; $7 for non-residents.
AVA/IVV credit $3, if desired.

5th Annual Patawomeck Tribal Craft Show
Saturday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Bethel Baptist Church, 1193 White Oak Rd., Fredericksburg, Va.
Shop handcrafted items by local artists, including Native American jewelry. Bake sale, raffles and food for sale.
Bring one canned food item for the Fredericksburg Food Bank.

Spotswood 4th Annual Elementary Craft and Vendor Fair
Saturday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Spotswood Elementary School, 400 Lorraine Ave., Fredericksburg, Va.
More than 50 crafters and venders, community outreach programs, free children’s crafts, face painting, free hourly drawings, welcome bags, photos with Santa, concessions, bake sale, and raffles to include Coach Bags, Vera Bradley, bikes and much more.
The event, sponsored by the PTO, will raise money to replace carpets in the school.

Montpelier Hunt Races and Art At the Races
Saturday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
James Madison’s Montpelier, 11407 Constitution Hwy., Montpelier Station, Va.
A day of races on the hurdle course featuring the only live brush jumps in Virginia. “Art at the Races” gallery will in Vendor’s Row.
Tickets: $15 for general admission, $20 – $275 for parking.

Falling Leaves and Winter Trees Walk
Saturday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center at Monticello, 931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy., Charlottesville, Va.
A two-hour walk through the grounds of Monticello, identifying trees by their bark, seeds, buds and habit. Prepare for muddy slopes and uneven terrain.
Admission: $18 per person.

Virginia Film Festival Family Day
Saturday, Nov. 7, 10 a.m.
Betsy and John Casteen Arts Grounds at the University of Virginia, 1512 Jefferson Park Ave., Charlottesville, Va.
The Virginia Film Festival kicks off its Family Day with a viewing of Pixar short films. Between films, families can enjoy the the Charlottesville Symphony at the University of Virginia’s Musical Instrument Petting Zoo and explore an outdoor interactive arts festival, featuring demonstrations, activities, performances, and more.
All Family Day events are free and open to the public.

Gingerbread House Workshops
Saturday, Nov. 7, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 – 2:30 p.m.
George Washington’s Ferry Farm, 268 Kings Hwy., Fredericksburg, Va.
Learn how to make the perfect gingerbread house. For children ages 7 and up. Admission includes supplies.
$10 per person.

Brunswick Stew Festival
Saturday, Nov. 7, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
17th Street Farmers’ Market, 100 N. 17th Street, Richmond, Va.
Stewmasters from across the southeast will show off the fruits of their labors. Come try samples, buy the stews you love, and also enjoy the arts and craft marketplace and live music.

Paws and Whiskers Bazaar
Saturday, Nov. 7, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St, Fredericksburg
Venders from all over the area who are passionate about their pets are convening for one afternoon to support the SPCA. Shoppers are invited to bring their disciplined, house-broken dogs.

4th Annual Fredericksburg Zombie Walk Postponed to Sunday, Nov. 8, 2 – 5 p.m., due to weather.
Saturday, Nov. 7, 3 – 6 p.m.
Hurkamp Park, William Street and Prince Edward Street, Downtown Fredericksburg, Va.
What is a Zombie Walk? It’s what happens when a group of people dress up like zombies, meet someplace and then lurch, shuffle and basically go for a walk together making zombie noises.
Bring donations of non-perishable food and cleaning supplies for Hope House, SECA, and S.E.R.V.E

UMW Jazz Ensemble’s Jazz for Justice Concert
Saturday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m.
University of Mary Washington Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg
An exhilarating evening of music spotlighting UMW Music Department’s Jazz Ensemble playing alongside professionals and music department faculty.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Proceeds benefit Rappahannock Legal Services.

UMW Cultural and Community Events Fall 2015

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