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"The Reason for the Season," Caroline Community Services Building, 17202 Richmond Turnpike, Bowling Green. Doors open 1:30 p.m., show 2 p.m. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Tickets available at mmministries.net. 804/994-1623.
"The Sound of Music," Riverside Center Dinner Theater. See Dec. 6 listing.
"An O. Henry Christmas," Fauquier Community Theatre, Warrenton. See Dec. 7 listing.
Holiday Gift Bazaar, Beth Sholom Temple, 805 Lyons Blvd., Stafford. 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 540/373-4834.
Virginia HistoryMobile. See Dec. 8 listing.
Book Signing, Beck's Antiques, 708 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Ron Utt will sign copies of "Ships of Oak and Guns of Iron: The War of 1812 and the Forging of the American Navy." 1-4 p.m. $5 of each book sold at the signing will be donated to Rapppahannock Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Civil War Encampment, White Oak Civil War Museum. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. See Dec. 8 listing.
Civil War Living History Encampment, Chatham. See Dec. 8 listing.
Winter Open House, Westmoreland State Park, 1650 State Park Road, Montross. Cookies and hot cider, holiday crafts and programs for children. 2-6 p.m. 804/493-8821.
14th annual Model Train Display and Show, Eagles Lodge. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Dec. 8 listing.
Book Signing, Wegmans, 2281 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg. Celebrity chef Rachael Ray will sign copies of her cookbook, "My Year In Meals." 4-5:30 p.m. Vouchers to attend must be picked up at Wegmans service desk. Cookbook must be purchased at Wegmans. 540/322-4800.
15th annual Christmas Celebration, Shiloh Baptist Church (New Site), 525 Princess Anne St. Featuring Voices of the Gospel Christmas Mass Choir and speakers. 4 p.m. 540/373-4426.
Book Chat/Signing, Orange County Historical Society, across from the James Madison Museum, Caroline Street, Orange. Elizabeth Dowling Taylor will sign copies of "A Slave in the White House." 3-5 p.m. Refreshments at the museum 4-6 p.m. 540/672-1776.
Living Nativity Drive-Through, Falmouth Baptist Church, 302 Colonial Ave., Falmouth. 6-8 p.m.
Gingerbread House Contest and Exhibit: "Songs of the Holidays," Historic Kenmore.
29th Singing Christmas Tree Performance, Orange Baptist Church. See Dec. 8 listing.
Get in the holiday spirit with this lovely piece, "Lights" by Cathy Herndon, featured in an all-member show at Art First Gallery through December. Don't forget to check out other works at downtown galleries during First Friday and meet the artists, too, at Friday night's receptions!
NOW BOARDING: The Rappahannock Model Railroaders will hold its 14th annual Model Train Display and Show at the Fredericksburg Eagles Lodge this Saturday and Sunday. The club's modular O-Gauge train layout will also be on display! Admission is $7 for adults and $1 for children 4-12. Plus, there will be model train vendors. For more information, visit rmrrs.com.