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November 15, 2012 12:10 am

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THURSDAY

"Window Wonderland," downtown Fredericksburg. Answer riddles in businesses' windows for prizes. Runs through Dec. 31. visitfred.com.

Concert in Lights, The Village at Towne Centre. 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. spotsylvania townecentre.com.

Film: "The Invisible War," UMW, Combs Hall, Room 139. An investigative documentary about sexual assault in the U.S. military. 7 p.m. Free. 540/371-6771.

Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, 19053 Mount Pony Road, Culpeper. "The Magnificent Ambersons" (1942): The spoiled young heir to the decaying Amberson fortune comes between his widowed mother and the man she has always loved. With Tim Holt, Dolores Costello, Agnes Moorehead, Joseph Cotten and Anne Baxter. Black-and-white. 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations encouraged. 540/827-1079, ext. 79994.

Carolina Shag Dancing, Shannon's Bar & Grille, 2801 Plank Road, Fredericksburg. Sponsored by Battlefield Boogie Club. Free lessons at 7:30 p.m., dance until 10 p.m. 540/786-8321.

Zumba Fitness With ZaKia, Strictly Ballroom Dance Studio, 125 Olde Greenwich Drive, suite 190, Spotsylvania. 6:30-7:30 p.m. $6. 540/898-9060.

THEATER

"Into the Woods," UMW, duPont Hall, Klein Theatre. 8 p.m. $24, students/seniors $20. Runs through Nov. 18. 540/654-1111.

"Dearly Beloved," Colonial Forge High School, 550 Courthouse Road, Stafford. Comedy about a Southern family gearing up for their daughter's wedding as complications abound. 7 p.m. $5. Runs through Nov. 17.

"The Sound of Music," Riverside Center Dinner Theater, 95 Riverside Parkway, Falmouth. Doors open at 6 p.m., play begins at 8 p.m. Runs through Jan. 6. 540/370-4300; riversidedt.com.

"An Evening of Music Hall and Melodrama," Mountain View High School, 2135 Mountain View Road, Stafford. Songs, jokes, skits and pantomimes by the Mountain View High School Wild Acts. 7 p.m. Adults $7, students/children/seniors $5. Runs through Nov. 17.

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FRIDAY

Fredericksburg Art and Wine Show, Fredericksburg Country Club, 11031 Tidewater Trail, Spotsylvania. Sponsored by Spotsylvania Lions. 6-9 p.m. $45 ($80 for two) includes food and up to four glasses of wine per person. 540/891-9406.

Craft Bazaar, Peace United Methodist Church, 801 Maple Grove Road, Spotsylvania. Crafts, baked goods, children's Santa Shop. 6-9 p.m. Runs again Nov. 17. Benefits missions. 540/424-6636.

Family Bingo, Riverbend High School, 12301 Spotswood Furnace Road, Spotsylvania. Doors open 6:30 p.m., bingo 7 p.m. $10. 540/850-3175.

Holiday Fair, Fauquier Hospital, 500 Hospital Drive, Warrenton. Homemade crafts, jewelry, holiday gifts. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 540/316-2605.

Book Sale, Wilderness Branch Library, 6421 Flat Run Road, Locust Grove. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Runs again Nov. 17. 540/854-5310.

Concert in Lights, The Village at Towne Centre. See Nov. 15 listing.

"Window Wonderland," downtown Fredericksburg. See Nov. 15 listing.

Matt Davis Comedy Hypnosis Show, Stafford High School, 33 Stafford Indians Lane. 7 p.m. $5.

Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, Culpeper. "The Cameraman" (1928): A sidewalk tintype photographer develops a crush on a secretary who works for MGM Newsreels. With Buster Keaton and Marceline Day. Comedy. Black-and-white. See Nov. 15 listing.

THEATER

"Beauty and the Beast," Spotsylvania High School, 6975 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania. Performed by Christian Youth Theater Fredericksburg. 7 p.m. $13 in advance, $15 at the door. Runs through Nov. 25. cytfred.org.

Disney's "Mulan, Jr.," The YACTS Theater, 1120 International Parkway, Suite 111, Stafford. Presented by the Young Adult Children's Theater of Stafford. 7 p.m. Adults $8, children/students/seniors $5. Runs again Nov. 17

"The Sound of Music," Riverside Center Dinner Theater. See Nov. 15 listing.

"An Evening of Music Hall and Melodrama," Mountain View High School. See Nov. 15 listing.

"Dearly Beloved," Colonial Forge High School. See Nov. 15 listing.

"Into the Woods," UMW, Klein Theatre. See Nov. 15 listing.

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SATURDAY

Trees of Hope Gala, UMW, Jepson Alumni Center, 1119 Hanover St. Cocktails and tree-viewing 5:30 p.m., tree selection 6:30 p.m. $200 admits two and entitles the holder to one holiday tree. hopehouse va.org.

Trains at Christmas Model Train Show and Sale, Fredericksburg National Guard Armory, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway. Operating model railroad layouts, displays, vendors, door prizes, raffles. Sponsored by the Rappahannock Chapter, National Railway Historical Society. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults $7, ages 6-12 $3, under age 6 free. Runs again Nov. 18. 540/903-0631; rcnrhs.com.

"Window Wonderland," downtown Fredericksburg. See Nov. 15 listing.

"Thanks Beatings," Rollerworks, 12099 Marsh Road, Bealeton. Five 40 Roller Girls vs. Rocktown Rollers. Doors open 6 p.m. $12, ages 6 and younger free. Bring a nonperishable food item and receive a discount at the door. Benefits Hope House. 540/207-0137.

Concert in Lights, The Village at Towne Centre. See Nov. 15 listing.

Craft Bazaar, Peace United Methodist Church, Spotsylvania. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. See Nov. 16 listing.

Holiday Fair, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 8695 Old Dumfries Road, Catlett. Children's Corner, Sweet Shop, vendors, lunch. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 571/334-2709.

Finest Christmas Arts and Crafts Show and Sale, Brooke Point High School, 1700 Courthouse Road, Stafford. Porcelain, ceramics, jewelry, toys, needlework, handmade arts and crafts, Santa. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. $2, ages 12 and younger free. Benefits Stafford Volunteer Fire Department.

Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale, Concord Baptist Church, 15625 Concord Road, Ruther Glen. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Christmas Bazaar, ADS Meeting and Training Center, 107 Westwood Office Park, Fredericksburg. Avon, Miche, Thirty-one Gifts, Tomboy Tools, Pampered Chef, Gold Canyon. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 540/220-6432.

Holiday Bazaar, North Stafford Baptist Church, 11 Meadow Drive. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 540/659-6901.

St. Jude Walk, Spotsylvania Towne Centre. Registration 6:30 a.m., walk starts at 8 a.m. in the food court. Benefits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. givethankswalk.org.

All-You-Can-Eat Shrimp Dinner, Lignum Ruritan Club, Gibson Lane. 5-7 p.m. $18. 540/399-1363.

Book Signing, Porter Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Robin Michelle Donovan will sign copies of her children's book, "A Christmas Rescue." 2-5 p.m.

Book Sale, Wilderness Branch Library, Locust Grove. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. See Nov. 16 listing.

Civil War Authors Day, Gray Ghost Vineyards, 14706 Lee Highway, Amissville. Featuring wines for the holidays and renowned Civil War authors in attendance to autograph books. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. grayghostvineyards.com; 540/937-4869.

Speakers Forum: "Years of Anguish: Struggle at Fredericksburg," Fredericksburg Baptist Church, 1019 Princess Anne St. 1-5 p.m. Free. Book signing and reception will follow the forum in the Fredericksburg Area Museum's historic Town Hall, 907 Princess Anne St.
Email: tjackson@famcc.org,
Email: jmcclurk@umw.edu.

Holiday Open House, Cooper Vineyards, 13372 Shannon Hill Road, Louisa. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Runs again Nov. 18. 540/894-5474; cooper vineyards.com.

Downhome Ball, Read All Over Books, 307 William St. An elegant family hoedown with music, dancing, silent auction, food. 6-11 p.m. $15, $25 couple, $10 students/seniors. Benefits Downtown Greens community garden.

Salvation Army Kettle Cook-Off, Village Greens at Spotsylvania Towne Centre. Features a variety of local restaurants dishing up their tastiest "one-kettle" dish to sample. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $10, under age 5 free. 540/373-3431.

Films, Library of Congress Packard Campus, Culpeper. "Cloak & Dagger" (1984): A young boy with a penchant for spy thrillers and video games finds himself in the middle of real espionage when he's pursued by spies after he comes into possession of a video game cartridge containing top-secret government info. With Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman and Michael Murphy. Family spy-adventure. Color. 2 p.m. Silent movie double feature: "Almost a Lady" (1925) and "You Never Know Women" (1926). 7:30 p.m. See Nov. 15 listing.

Bingo, 1114 Potomac Ave., Suite 103, Stafford. Sponsored by Stafford Lions. Doors open 11 a.m., games begin 12:30 p.m. 540/361-7019.

CONCERTS

Christian Music Cafe, St. Jude Catholic Church, 10725 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania. Listen, sing along or perform. 7 p.m. 540/891-7350.

Benefit Bluegrass Concert, Fraternal Order of Eagles #4123, 21 Cool Spring Road, Stafford. Featuring Copper Ridge, Page County Ramblers, Milford Station, Mark Newton and the Stillhouse Band, and Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice. Doors open 4 p.m., music begins 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available at Picker's Supply, 902 Caroline St., or at MVP Awards, 306 Kings Highway. Ages 21 and older. Benefits diabetes research. 540/287-0731; dwl629@gmail.com.

Fredericksburg Community Concert Band and University of Mary Washington Pipe Band, UMW, Dodd Auditorium. 7 p.m. Free. 540/898-4241.

THEATER

"Dearly Beloved," Colonial Forge High School. See Nov. 15 listing.

"An Evening of Music Hall and Melodrama," Mountain View High School. See Nov. 15 listing.

"Into the Woods," UMW, Klein Theatre. 2 and 8 p.m. See Nov. 15 listing.

"The Sound of Music," Riverside Center Dinner Theater. See Nov. 15 listing.

Disney's "Mulan, Jr.," The YACTS Theater. 3 and 7 p.m. See Nov. 16 listing.

"Beauty and the Beast," Spotsylvania High School. 2 and 7 p.m. See Nov. 16 listing.

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SUNDAY

"The Year in Politics: Dissecting the Results," St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 203 Dennison St., Colonial Beach. Discussion led by Larry Roberson of the Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors and Russ Carter of Germanna Community College. 9:15 a.m. Free. 804/224-7186.

Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament Benefit, Fredericksburg Country Club, 11031 Tidewater Trail, Spotsylvania. Doors open at noon, games begin at 1 p.m. $45 includes lunch. Benefits the Stafford High School cross country and track/field teams. For tickets contact Paula Williams at pjwilliams1952@aol.com.

"Artists Working With Experimental Methods and Materials in Fiber Art," UMW, Combs Hall, room 139. Lecture by Bruce Hoffman, director of Gravers Lane Gallery in Philadelphia. 2 p.m. Free. 540/654-1013.

Yard Sale, Holcomb Building at Lake of the Woods. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cat food donations accepted. Benefits Cause 4 Paws feline rescue. 540/972-5467.

Windmore Festival of Trees, Choice Building, 215 East Davis St., Culpeper. Wreaths, trees, table decorations. Noon to 6 p.m. Benefits Windmore Foundation for the Arts. 540/547-4333.

Trains at Christmas Model Train Show and Sale, National Guard Armory. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Nov. 17 listing.

Concert in Lights, The Village at Towne Centre. See Nov. 15 listing.

"Window Wonderland," downtown Fredericksburg. See Nov. 15 listing.

Holiday Open House, Cooper Vineyards, Louisa. See Nov. 17 listing.

Country, Western Dance Lessons, Waltz and Two-Step, American Legion Post 290, 1204 American Legion Road, Stafford. 5-7 p.m. $7. 540/273-1812.

Bingo, Fredericksburg Community Center, 1114 Potomac Ave., Stafford. 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Greater Falls Run Lions Club. 540/372-3399.

CONCERTS

UMW Chorus, George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium. 7:30 p.m. Free. 540/654-1012.

St. Paul's Masterworks Chorus, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 5486 St. Paul's Road, Owens. 7:30 p.m. A free-will offering will be taken.

Gospel Sing, Round Oak Baptist Church, 15025 Pepmeier Hill Road, Corbin. The Penny Family from Sparta and The Finneys from Mechanicsville. 6 p.m. 540/373-6862.

Chamber Music, St. George's Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St. 3 p.m. $10, students/children free. 540/373-4133; stgeorgesepiscopal.net.

THEATER

"Beauty and the Beast," Spotsylvania High School. 3 p.m. See Nov. 16 listing.

"Into the Woods," UMW, Klein Theatre. 2 p.m. See Nov. 15 listing.

"The Sound of Music," Riverside Center Dinner Theater. Doors open 1 p.m., show is at 3 p.m. See Nov. 15 listing.

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MONDAY

Concert in Lights, The Village at Towne Centre. See Nov. 15 listing.

"Mysteries and Conundrums: Building a Battlefield Park," Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 1201 Caroline St. Eric Mink will explore his compelling work on the evolution of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National park. 7 p.m. Free.

Fall Fundraiser, Senior Center in the Marshall Center, 8800 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania. Representatives from Thirty-one Gifts, Tastefully Simple and Creative Memories will sell their products and donate a portion of sales to The Spotsylvania County Woman's Club. 7 p.m. 540/226-0396.

"Window Wonderland," downtown Fredericksburg. See Nov. 15 listing.

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TUESDAY

59th annual Thanksgiving Auction and Supper, Tabernacle Methodist Church, 7310 Old Plank Road, Spotsylvania. Supper 5 p.m., auction 6:30 p.m. 540/786-6162.

"Window Wonderland," downtown Fredericksburg. See Nov. 15 listing.

Presentation, Library of Congress Packard Campus, Culpeper. "June Cleaver was a Feminist." Cary O'Dell, author of the soon-to-be-released "June Cleaver Was a Feminist! Reconsidering the Female Characters of Early Television," will give a presentation based upon his book. 7:30 p.m.

Concert in Lights, The Village at Towne Centre. See Nov. 15 listing.

Line Dance Class, Strictly Ballroom Dance Studio, 125 Olde Greenwich Drive, Suite 190, Spotsylvania. 7-9 p.m. $10. 540/832-7602. Instructor Olivia Ray, 540/898-9060.

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WEDNESDAY

"Window Wonderland," downtown Fredericksburg. See Nov. 15 listing.

Astronomy, Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center. Amateur astronomer Myron Wasiuta shares his knowledge of how to observe the moon. 6-8 p.m. 540/825-8691.

Concert in Lights, The Village at Towne Centre. See Nov. 15 listing.

THEATER

"The Sound of Music," Riverside Center Dinner Theater. Lunch 11:30 a.m., play 1:30 p.m. See Nov. 15 listing.

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THURSDAY

Concert in Lights, The Village at Towne Centre. See Nov. 15 listing.

"Window Wonderland," downtown Fredericksburg. See Nov. 15 listing.

--compiled by Debbie Sauder




IN THE MOOD:

The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts presents the national juried exhibit "Light & Shadow" through November. This diverse collection of works by artists from coast to coast is on display in the Frederick Gallery. Right: 'Lobster Cove Grasses" by Cathy Leaycraft.




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