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Your Community Calendar June 2016

by | Jun 22, 2016 | Events

Compiled by Susan Larson for Fredericksburg Today, and for Your Community Calendar on B101.5 FM’s “Sunday Mornings with Dee Daniels.”

Your Community Calendar June 2016 features a selection of special events in the region for your family to enjoy. Click the hyperlinks for more information. Visit the Fredericksburg Today Events tab for event feature stories and each week’s “Weekend Planner.”

June 3 – 4 – 5
15 Weekend Events June 3 – 5

Throughout the Month
Humpback Whales Showing in the Dome
Fridays and Saturdays through August 27, 2016
Science Museum of Richmond, 2500 West Broad St., Richmond, Va.
​The Dome features live astronomy presentations, Cosmic Expeditions, and Giant Screen Movies on the most technologically advanced digital dome theater in the world.

History at Sunset 2016
The National Park Service’s 15th annual History at Sunset 10-part series will feature eight programs never presented before. In recognition of the Centennial of the National Park Service, four programs will focus on the evolution of the park. The programs begin at 7 p.m., and will run approximately 90 minutes.

Visitors are advised to be prepared for walking trails and fields—so wear sturdy shoes, and bring water and bug repellant. Visitors should also bring a small flashlight for use in the low-light conditions at the end of each program.

June 10: John Hennessy: Hut Holes and Bastions: Stafford’s Winter Encampment. Meet at Stafford County Civil War Park, 400 Mt. Hope Church Road, Stafford, VA 22554. Bring a lawn chair.

June 17: Frank O’Reilly & Pete Maugle: Into the Woods: Chancellorsville’s Tangled Nightmare. Meet at Hazel Grove, Tour Stop 9, Chancellorsville Battlefield.

June 24: Beth Parnicza: A “Modern Battlefield”: Mission 66 at Chancellorsville. Meet at Chancellorsville Visitor Center, 9001 Plank Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22553

Sounds of Summer Concert Series
Friday nights at 7 p.m.
Historic Market Square at 907 Princess Anne St. in downtown Fredericksburg.The Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center is presenting a series of free Friday night outdoor concerts.
June 3 – Wylder
June 10 – The Duskwhales
June 17 – Rue Snider
June 24 – The Phipps and the Funk Junkies

Shakespeare on the Lawn at Kenmore Plantation
Saturday, June 11, Sunday, June 12, Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19; 5:45 – 9 p.m.
Kenmore, 1201 Washington Ave., Fredericksburg.
Shakespeare on the Lawn at Kenmore returns this June with four performances of Hamlet — one of the most powerful and influential tragedies in English literature. The production is set in an eighteenth-century style, as if a young George Washington is in the audience. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Come early and enjoy your own picnic on the lawn. Tours of the mansion offered from 5:45 – 6:45 p.m., with performances starting at 7 p.m.
$10 adults / $5 students

June 10 – 11 – 12
Kruger Brothers in Concert
Friday, June 10, 8 p.m.
State Theatre of Culpeper, 305 S Main St, Culpeper, Va.
The Kruger Brothers provide a unique voice in the world of folk, Americana and classical music. Jens Kruger is an inductee to the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame (2011) and is the fourth recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass (2013).

Civil War Paddle
Saturday, June 11, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Join Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR) and National Park Service Supervisory Historian Greg Mertz for a daylong canoe trip, highlighting many of the Civil War sites along the Rapidan and Rappahannock rivers. You’ll float from Germanna Ford to Ely’s Ford, through rapids, past eagle nests, and have lunch on a sandbar. Bring a bag lunch, sunscreen and plenty of water. Meet at the Ely’s Ford boat ramp at 8 a.m., 4.5 miles north of Route 3 on Route 610. You’ll arrive back at Ely’s Ford at about 4 p.m., depending on water flow. This trip fills fast, so register early. Minimum age is 12 years. This is a strenuous event. Backup date: next day.
$40 – $150

National Capitol Squadron Open Hanger Day
Saturday, June 11, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Culpeper Regional Airport, 12499 Beverly Ford Rd., Brandy Station, Va.
Visit the hangar/museum building equipped for the maintenance and display of a fleet of aircraft known as the Ghost Squadron.

National Get Outdoors Day – Paddle Ware Creek and March on the Meadow
Saturday, June 11, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Lake Anna State Park, Lake Anna State Park, 6800 Lawyers Rd., Spotsylvania Courthouse, Va.
Enjoy a peaceful paddle to Ware Creek, where you’ll and your boats and explore the meadow habitat. Bring your camera to capture the vistas of Lake Anna and its birds.
Bring water, insect repellant, comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat. NO flip-flops please. Meet at the Visitor Center.
Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Call 540-854-6245.
$5 each.

Sunset Kayaking on the Potomac at Stratford Hall
Saturday, June 11, 3 – 9 p.m.
Stratford Hall, home of the Lees of Virginia, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, Va.
See the historic Stratford cliffs from the Potomac River on this guided trip.
Ages 10 and up. No experience necessary. Pre-registration (required) closes 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 8. If the event is cancelled, the make-up date will be June 25. Cost is $25 for adults, $15 for kids 8-13.

June 17 – 18 – 19
Yoga in Hurkamp Park
Saturday, June 18, 8 – 10 a.m.
Hurkamp Park, 500 William St. in downtown Fredericksburg.
Mental Health America of Fredericksburg and Fredericksburg Parks & Recreation are presenting this free morning of yoga to “bring together like minded individuals and to create an awareness of mental health and well-being thru the practice of yoga and to promote peace and harmony in the world.” Instructors will represent various yoga studios from the area.

Slide the City Richmond
Saturday, June 18, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
East Byrd Street and South 3rd Street, Richmond, Va.
Slide the City is a family friendly slip-and-slide water party event. There will be live music, food, drinks, water, and of course the biggest slip and slide ever to hit asphalt. Don’t worry, it’s padded. You’ll get a wristband that gives you three slides during the wave time you choose. You’ll also receive a tube, a mouth guard, and a drawstring bag. When purchasing your ticket, you’ll select a 2-hour wave time in which to slide.
$35 – $45

Fifth Annual Father’s Day Festival at A. Smith Bowman Distillery
Saturday, June 18, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
A. Smith Bowman Distillery, 1 Bowman Dr., Fredericksburg
Distillery tours, live music, demonstrations, vendors, beer, wine and bourbon.
Free admission.

Promotion and Farewell: Hugh Mercer’s Last Days at Home
Saturday, June 18, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Hugh Mercer’s Apothecary, 1020 Caroline St., Fredericksburg.
Participate with reenactors discussing the pros and cons of the revolution, and Dr. Mercer’s choice to accept promotion to Brigadier General and join George Washington in New Jersey.

Fredericksburg Food Truck Festival
Saturday, June 18, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fredericksburg Agricultural Fairgrounds, 2400 Airport Ave., Fredericksburg.
VA StrEats, producers of Northern Virginia’s largest food truck festivals, is heading to Fredericksburg. Join more than 20 of the area’s top food trucks, along with local vendors and entertainment for this family-friendly event.
General admission is free. VIP Hour (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.) is $10.

Father’s Day Fishing Canoe Trip at Lake Anna State Park
Saturday June 18, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Lake Anna State Park, 6800 Lawyers Rd., Spotsylvania Courthouse, Va.
Join the park interpreter on this ranger led fishing trip by canoe.
Registration closes 5 p.m. Thursday, June 16 at 5 p.m. Call 540-854-6245.
$5 per person, shoes required (NO flip-flops). For ages 6 and up.

Father’s Day Airshow
Sunday, June 19, 2:30 – 4 p.m. (Gates and field open at 11 a.m.)
The Flying Circus Aerodrome, 5114 Ritchie Rd. (Rt. 644), Bealton, Va.
Biplane rides are available before and after the show, for an additional charge.
Air show tickets: Adults $15, children $7, under 5 free.

June 24 – 25 – 26
Saturday, June 25, 12 – 5 p.m.
Science Museum of Richmond, 2500 West Broad St., Richmond, Va.
Put on your play clothes and step into the Splash Zone for slingshot painting, liquid Nitrogen explosions and volcanic eruptions. Can you walk on slime? Join us in the Slime Zone for an oobleck run and make your own ooze to take home! Head over to the Bubble Zone to get sudsy in a kid-friendly foam pit, make enormous super bubbles and see hydrogen bubbles explode. Watch ping pong balls fly into the air, play with air cannons and race C02 cars in the Blast Zone. Come make a mess!
$13 – $18. Members, free.

The Richmond Vegetarian Festival
Saturday, June 25, 12 – 6 p.m.
In the Azalea Gardens at Bryan Park, 4308 Hermitage Rd., Richmond
Food, music, speakers, local businesses, nonprofits, family fun.
Free admission.

Wes Iseli Illusion and Magic Show
Saturday, June 25, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
State Theatre of Culpeper, 305 S Main St, Culpeper, Va.
Wes Iseli has been performing magic since he was 7 years old. He is perhaps best known for his amazing escapes.

Belmont Guided Woodland Hike
Sunday, June 26, 2 p.m.
Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Fredericksburg.
Conducted by Virginia Master Naturalists, these informative walks cover a mile of trails in both woodlands and fields and also touch on the historic ruins of Belmont’s past. Please wear sturdy footwear. Meet outside the Visitor Center.

Elizabeth Monroe Birthday Tea
Sunday, June 26, 2 – 4 p.m.
James Monroe Museum, 908 Charles St., Fredericksburg
Celebrate the birthday of First Lady Elizabeth Monroe with an elegant afternoon tea. Living history interpreters bring the Federal period alive.
Register in advance. $20 – $25.

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