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March 2020

Bright Star

March 25 - May 17
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 17, 2020

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, 95 Riverside Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA 22406 United States
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$25 – $72

Inspired by a real event and featuring the bluegrass-tinged Grammy-nominated Steven Martin and Edie Brickell score, Broadway’s Bright Star is a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her…

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April 2020

First Saturday Shoreline Cleanup

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 5, 2020

Widewater State Park, 101 Widewater State Park Road
Stafford, VA 22554 United States
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Free

Widewater is a beautiful and unique place. Put on your hiking boots and join park rangers keep our shoreline the fascinating place that it is. Teams of volunteers will be given areas to focus on. All supplies will be provided. All we need are energetic, smiling faces. Students needing community service hours will be provided documentation of service.

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CANCELLED Beeping Egg Hunt

April 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405 United States
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free

Since 2011, the Education Department has invited visually impaired or blind children and their families to participate in a Beeping Egg Hunt. This annual event is reminiscent of the Easter parties Corinne Melchers, with her husband’s encouragement, would host for local children each year at Belmont, complete with Punch and Judy shows, egg rolls, fanciful invitations, and plenty of favors. The specially designed plastic eggs were made and donated by volunteers of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators.…

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Flower Moon Festival (3rd Annual)

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Highmark Brewery, 390 KINGS HWY
Fredericksburg, VA United States
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Join us for our 3rd annual Flower Moon Festival! We’ll have local craft vendors, live music, a corn hole tournament, a petting zoo, face painting, a barrel train, a drone flying demonstration, a Beer Mile Competition, a Shaved Ice Truck, Glory Dawgz Food truck & Fire Escape Food Truck! This a free event, family friendly, and will have a little something for everyone! https://facebook.com/events/s/flower-moon-festival/2488852924765633/?ti=as

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CANCELLED Free Spring Open House

April 26 @ 12:00 am
Stafford, VA United States
Spring Open House

The public is invited to tour the house, studio and galleries of the famous American painter Gari Melchers (1860-1932). Stroll the restored gardens and woodland trails, visit the Fannie Roots House on the property to hear about the latest restoration efforts, join a Preschool Palette class in the kitchen classroom and explore the museum shop. Free. Contact Buffy Knappenberger at 540-654-1843

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CANCELLED Spring Open House

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405 United States
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free

The public is invited to tour the house, studio and galleries of the famous American painter Gari Melchers (1860-1932). Stroll the restored gardens and woodland trails, visit the Fannie Roots House on the property to hear about the latest restoration efforts between 1 and 3 PM, join a Preschool Palette class in the kitchen classroom between 1 PM and 4 PM, and explore the museum shop. Free admission. Contact: Buffy Knappenberger at eknappen@umw.edu or 540 654-1843

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Monthly Guided Woodland Hikes

April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405 United States
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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. Free.

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Guided Woodland Hikes

April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405 United States
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Free

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.

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May 2020

An Evening with the Stafford Stars

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Avenue
Fredericksburg, 22401
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$25 – $40

The inaugural Stafford Education Foundation Gala will take place in May 2020 with the theme, “An Evening with the Stafford Stars.” About this Event The purpose of the event is to provide a platform for which Stafford County Public School's finest visual and performing artists can shine while raising funds in support of the Stafford Education Foundation's mission "to impact and advance education in Stafford County Public Schools." Schedule 6:00 p.m. The University of Mary Washington's George Washington Hall opens.…

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June 2020

Art After Hours

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on July 16, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 20, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 17, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on June 18, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405 United States
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Free

Join us for another toe-tapping evening of live music provided by local bands in the beautiful summer setting of our lawn and gardens. Enjoy homegrown Stafford County crafted beer, wine and food trucks. Visit the studio and galleries of American artist Gari Melchers. Free admission. Tickets for beer/wine $5 and food trucks accept cash or credit. Stay tuned for registration details. Questions please contact Meghan Pcsolyar, mpcsolya@umw.edu.

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August 2020

Spring Fever 5K

August 29 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Stafford Hospital Medical Pavilion, 125 Hospital Center Boulevard
Stafford, 22554
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$15 – $30

Join the Stafford Hospital Foundation for our rescheduled 2020 Spring Fever 5K Run/Walk and Kids ½ mile Fun Run. We welcome devoted runners, weekend joggers and families to participate in this community event! The Spring Fever 5K is a part of the Stafford Race Series and Fredericksburg Area Running Club Coldwell Banker Elite Grand Prix Series. Proceeds from the event benefits Stafford Hospital and the patients and families it serves. This is a rain or shine event, refunds are unavailable.

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September 2020

Stafford County Heritage Day

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405 United States
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Explore Stafford County's rich historical legacy of more than three centuries with multicultural perspectives, historical interpretation, agricultural demonstrations, and presentations from local organizations.  Family-friendly. Free admission. Contact: Jennifer Pinkerton at jpinkert@umw.edu or 540 654-1842

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November 2020

Meet Me in St. Louis

November 11 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 23, 2020

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 26, 2020

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 27, 2020

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, 95 Riverside Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA 22406 United States
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$25 – $72

Based on the heartwarming MGM film, Meet Me in St. Louis is a rare treasure in the musical theatre; a wholesome and delightful portrait of a turn-of-the-century American family. It is the summer of 1903, and the Smith family eagerly anticipates the opening of the 1904 World’s Fair. Over the course of a year, the family’s mutual respect, tempered with good-natured humor, helps them through romance, opportunity, and heartbreaks. The musical includes seven of the best-loved songs from the film,…

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