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Your Community Calendar March 2016

by | Mar 24, 2016 | Events

Compiled by Susan Larson for Fredericksburg.Today and Your Community Calendar with Dee Daniels on B101.5 FM. Image courtesy of jannoon028 at FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

A selection of March 2016 special events in the Fredericksburg region. Click the hyperlinks for more details.
Atlantic-10 Women’s Basketball Championship
March 2 – 6
Richmond Coliseum 601 E Leigh St, Richmond, Va. 23219
The Atlantic 10 Conference consists of 14 college member teams from seven states and Washington, D.C., including George Mason University, The George Washington University, the University of Richmond, and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Wednesday, March 2, 4:30 and 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 3, 11 a.m., and 2, 4:30 and 7 p.m.
Friday, March 4, 11 a.m., and 2, 4:30 and 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 5, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 6, 12 p.m.
Ticket information at Richmond Coliseum Tickets.

6th Annual Virginia Spring Market
March 4 – 6
The Exhibition Center at Meadow Event Park, 13111 Dawn Blvd, Doswell, Va. 23047
Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, March 6, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
An blend of artisans, crafters, boutiques and specialty food shops from all across the nation.
Click the hyperlink for ticket information.

Fredericksburg Big Band 50th Anniversary Concert
Sunday, March 6, 2 p.m.
University of Mary Washington Dodd Auditorium. 1301 College Ave, Fredericksburg, Va. 22401
This free concert is in celebration of the band’s 50th anniversary.

March 8 – 14
Germanna Presents Heather Powell
Thursday, March 10
Sealy Auditorium, Germanna Community College Fredericksburg Area Campus, 10000 Germanna Point Dr, Fredericksburg, Va. 22408
New York City actress, singer and songwriter Heather Powell will perform at Germanna’s Sealy Auditorium at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10, as part of the Germanna Presents! Lyceum series. She has two albums — “Believe it to Life” and “A Haze of Grays and Blue.”

The Fredericksburg Spring Home Show
March 11 – 13
Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center, 2371 Carl D Silver Pkwy, Fredericksburg, Va. 22401
Featuring the latest trends in home and gardening, landscape displays, and ​advice from the area’s top professionals.
Click the hyperlink for ticket information.

14th Annual Blue & Grey Brewing St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration
Saturday, March 12, 12 noon
Blue & Grey Brewing Company, 3300 Dill Smith Dr, Fredericksburg, Va. 22408
The 14th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at 12 noon. and includes fire trucks, classic cars, community organizations, Irish dancers, horses, local pageant winners, and the Easter bunny. The parade ends at Blue & Gray Brewing, where food and beer services begins at the brewery following the parade. Irish music and Irish dancers will be featured.
Free admission.

en Route! A Touring Dance Project
Saturday, March 12, 7:30 p.m.
The Hurley Convergence Center at the University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Ave, Fredericksburg, Va. 22401
en Route! is a touring dance project that facilitates performances for local artists.
Click the hyperlink for ticket information.

Historic Fredericksburg Foundation Annual Meeting and Reception
Sunday, March 13, 1:30 p.m.
Central Rappahannock Regional Library Headquarters Branch, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg, Va. 22401
Award presentations, updates on the successes and challenges of the past year, and refreshments.

Dinosaurs at Belmont
Sunday, March 13, 2 p.m.
Gari Melchers Home & Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St, Falmouth, Va. 22405
Calvert Marine Museum Research Associate Robert E. Weems leads a walking tour to view the dinosaur footprints found in Belmont’s stonework.

March 15 – 21
Women’s History Month Speaker Nancy Redd
Monday, March 14, 7 p.m.
University of Mary Washington Lee Hall, Room 411, 1301 College Ave, Fredericksburg, Va. 22401
Nancy Redd is currently a host on “HuffPost Live,” The Huffington Post’s Webby Award-winning streaming network. Two weeks after graduating from Harvard University with an honors degree in Women’s Studies, Ms. Redd earned the title of Miss Virginia, going on to become swimsuit winner and top 10 at Miss America. This experience became the impetus for her two non-fiction award-winning books Body Drama and Diet Drama.
Her lecture is free and open to the public.

Open Mic Night St. Patrick’s Day Edition at Culpeper’s State Theatre
Thursday, March 17, 7 p.m.
The State Theatre, 305 S Main St, Culpeper, Va. 22701
An acoustic “unplugged” atmosphere, with family friendly, live music performances. Admission is $5 at the door. Musicians need to register in advance by contacting [email protected]

The 65th Annual Fredericksburg Art Show & Sale
March 18 – 20
Friday, March 18, 2 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 20, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St, Fredericksburg, Va. 22401
The annual show and sale is presented by Fredericksburg Parks & Rec and the Woman’s Club of Fredericksburg. All proceeds benefit community recreation programs and Empowerhouse – Supporting Survivors of Domestic Violence.

Arena Stock Car Racing
Friday, March 18, 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 19, 3 p.m.
Richmond Coliseum 601 E Leigh St, Richmond, Va. 23219
Drivers aged 8 – 13 and adults in the pro division race one-half-scale stock cars around a custom high-banked track that barely fits inside a hockey rink. Arrive early for the free driver meet and greet. Doors open one hour prior to race.
Ticket information at Richmond Coliseum Tickets.

Church Hill Irish Festival
Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m. -7 p.m.
Sunday March 20, 10 a.m. -6 p.m.
Church Hill, 25th Street and E. Broad Street , Richmond, Va.
Irish musicians, bagpipers, dancers and more descend on the Region’s Church Hill neighborhood for this annual weekend-after-St.-Patrick’s-Day event. In addition to great entertainment, there will be plenty of family fun, including children’s games and Irish-themed crafts. More than 30 Irish vendors will be in attendance.
$5 admission at the gate.

Saturday, March 19, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Curtis Memorial Park, 58 Jesse Curtis Lane, Fredericksburg, Va. 22406
Children will enjoy a day of activities, including an egg hunt. The $10 per child admission fee includes all activities. No charge for adults. Food will be available for purchase. In case of inclement weather, the event may be moved to Sunday.

4th Annual Doggie Easter Hunt
Saturday, March 19, 12:30 p.m.
Memorial (Kenmore) Park, 1101 Kenmore Ave, Fredericksburg, Va. 22401
Dogs on leash hunt for prizes, treats, and toys. When the dog touches or sniffs a treats, prize or toy, it goes into your basket. This year there will also be a Doggie Fashion Show — Dress your dog up in their Easter finest, walk the runway, and compete for awesome prizes in “Big Dog” and “Little Dog” categories. Half of all registration will be given to the Fredericksburg SPCA. All dog parents are required to sign release acknowledging their dog(s) is current on shots and healthy enough to participate. Dogs must be 12 weeks old. A small dog area will be available for dogs less than 15 pounds. Pre-registration is recommended. On-site registration will be available if space permits. $5 for up to two dogs.

Stage Alive presents Presidio Brass
Saturday, March 19, 7 p.m.
Culpeper County High School, 14240 Achievement Dr, Culpeper, Va. 22701
Presidio Brass is a nationally recognized ensemble consisting of a brass quintet, piano and percussion.
Click the hyperlink for ticket information.

5th Annual Beeping Egg Hunt
Sunday, March 20, 2 – 4 p.m.
Gari Melchers Home & Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St, Falmouth, Va. 22405
Belmont’s annual event is for visually impaired children and their families. Bring your basket for the egg hunt, followed by refreshments, a miniature animal petting zoo, crafts and “Touch a Tractor.” RSVP to Education and Communications Manager Michelle Crow-Dolby at [email protected] or 540-654-1851.

March 22 – 30
How to Attract Bluebirds to Your Yard, and Keep them Coming Back
Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m.
Central Rappahannock Regional Library Headquarters Branch, 1201 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, Va. 22401
Anne Little from the Virginia Bluebird Society will explain the live cycle of the bluebird, and show you how to attract and keep the bluebird in your yard with proper nesting and feeding information.

Downtown Orange Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 26, 10 a.m.
Taylor Park, Main Street, Orange, Va.

Stratford Hall’s Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 26, 11 a.m.
Stratford Hall, Birthplace of Robert E. Lee, 483 Great House Rd. Stratford, Va. 22558
More than 4,000 eggs will be hidden on the large oval field in front of the Great House. Areas will be roped off for each age group: 0-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Prizes will be awarded in each age group, and for finding a golden egg. During the “egg tabulations,” the Fraternal Order of Police will provide a hot dog lunch. The hunt will begin at 11 a.m. sharp, so plan to arrive early. Kids need to bring a basket or other container. This free event does not include a Great House tour.

Earlier this month:
March 1 – 7, 2016
35th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration and Parade in Alexandria
Saturday, March 5
Classic Car Show at 100 North Pitt St. from 9 – 11:45 a.m.
Fun Dog Show in Market Square from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Parade begins at 12:30 p.m.

Read Across America Day
Saturday, March 5, 2 – 4 p.m.
National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day) is officially Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Celebrate at Central Rappahannock Regional Library on Saturday, March 5, with special programs at Headquarters Branch (10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.), Salem Church (2 – 4 p.m.), England Run (2 – 4 p.m.), Porter (10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.).

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