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PUT A RING ON IT: THE STAFFORD REGIONAL HANDBELL SOCIETY BRINGS WINTER HOLIDAY SONGS TO THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE MARINE CORPS AT 1 AND 3 P.M. SATURDAY!

December 6, 2012 12:10 am

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THURSDAY

Gingerbread House Contest and Exhibit: "Songs of the Holidays," Historic Kenmore, 1201 Washington Ave., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exhibit and tour of Kenmore: Adults $10, students $5, under age 6 free. Exhibit only: Adults $5, students $2.50. Runs through Dec. 30. 540/370-0732.

Gala, Fredericksburg Expo Center. Reception, formal seated dinner, open bar, music by Fredericksburg Big Band. 6 p.m. $125, $200 for two. Benefits Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity. womenwhobuildgala.eventbrite.com.

12th annual Living Christmas Tree, Warrenton United Methodist Church, 341 Church St., Warrenton. 7:30 p.m. Free. Tickets required. Runs through Dec. 9. 540/347-1367; warrentonumc.org.

"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. spotsylvaniatownecentre.com.

Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, 19053 Mount Pony Road, Culpeper. "Murderers' Row" (1966): Secret Agent Matt Helm must recover a stolen 'helio-beam' with the power to destroy the Earth. With Dean Martin, Ann-Margret and Karl Malden. Spy adventure comedy/drama. Color. 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.

CONCERT

UMW Philharmonic Orchestra, UMW, George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium. 7:30 p.m. $10. Runs again Dec. 7. 540/654-1012.

THEATER

"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. 13. 540/370-4300; riversidedt.com.

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FRIDAY

Virginia HistoryMobile, Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center, 1013 Lafayette Blvd. An interactive "museum on wheels." 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

Christmas Open House, Rising Sun Tavern, 1304 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Tours, snacks and caroling. 6-8:30 p.m. 540/371-1494;
Email: rst@preservationvirginia.org.

Bus Tour of Fredericksburg Battlefield. Depart from Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center at 10 a.m. and return at 2 p.m. Led by historians Beth Parnicza and Donald Pfanz. $20. Reservations, 540/372-3034.

"Fire on the Rappahannock," Ferry Farm and Kenmore. Union troops will encamp at Ferry Farm where living-history interpreters will give ongoing demonstrations on quilting, laundering, blacksmithing and horsemanship. At Kenmore, there will be cooking demos and a field hospital. Admission will be $1 at each site, ages 6 and younger free. Trolleys will run from downtown Fredericksburg and Chatham Square Shopping Center to Ferry Farm. Events run through Dec. 9.

Comedy Show, Wingate Hotel, 20 Sanford Drive, Stafford. Featuring Queen Aishah. Sponsored by Mut'im Temple No. 240. Doors open 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. $25. Advance ticket sales only. Proceeds go to the National Diabetes Initiative. 540/408-3330.

12th annual Living Christmas Tree, Warrenton United Methodist Church. See Dec. 6 listing.

Concert in Lights, The Village at Towne Centre. See Dec. 6 listing.

"Window Wonderland," downtown Fredericksburg. See Dec. 6 listing.

Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, Culpeper. "Pillow Talk" (1959): A single career girl in New York City develops a feud with a playboy composer she's never met, but is obliged to share a telephone party line with. With Doris Day, Rock Hudson and Tony Randall. Romantic comedy. Color. See Dec. 6 listing.

Holiday Bazaar, Montross Firehouse, 52 Rectory Road, Montross. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Runs again Dec. 8.

A Candlelight Christmas, James Madison's Montpelier, 11407 Constitution Highway, Orange. Meet Dolley Madison and tour the mansion by candlelight. $35, ages 6-14 $5. Runs through Dec. 9. 540/672-2728.

Gingerbread House Contest and Exhibit: "Songs of the Holidays," Historic Kenmore. See Dec. 6 listing.

CONCERTS

Blue Ridge Chorale, Prince Michel Vineyards and Winery, 154 Winery Lane, Leon. Traditional French carols. 7 p.m. 540/223-5462.

UMW Philharmonic Orchestra, UMW. See Dec. 6 listing.

THEATER

First Friday Reception and Performance of "The Eight: Reindeer Monologues," Read All Over Books, 307 William St. Fredericksburg Theatre Ensemble will host a reception 5-7:30 p.m., followed by a performance of Jeff Goode's dark comedy. Reception is free, performance $10. For ages 18 and over. fredericksburgtheatre.org.

"Godspell," Fredericksburg Academy Arts & Sciences building, 10800 Academy Drive, Spot- sylvania. 7 p.m. Free. Donations accepted. Runs through Dec. 9. 540/898-0020.

"An O. Henry Christmas," Fauquier Community Theatre, 4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton. Based on two classic short stories by O. Henry, "The Gift of the Magi" and "The Last Leaf." 8 p.m. $15, seniors/students $13. Runs through Dec. 16. fctstage.org.

"The Farnsdale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of A Christmas Carol," Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 1201 Caroline St. Presented by Stage Door Productions. 8 p.m. $15. Runs through Dec. 15. 540/903-3808; stagedoorproductions.org.

"The Sound of Music," Riverside Center Dinner Theater. See Dec. 6 listing.

"The Best Christmas Pageant Event," Wilderness Community Church, 10501 Plank Road, Spotsylvania. 7 p.m. Free. Canned and boxed foods will be collected for church's food pantry. Runs again Dec. 8. 540/972-8808.

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SATURDAY

Book Reading/Signing, Jabberwocky, 810 Caroline St. Daniel McInerny will read from his new Kingdom of Patra series. He will be accompanied by a troupe of actors who will entertain. 1-3 p.m. 540/371-5684.

Oyster/Wine Tasting Benefit, Happy Clam, 1017 Sophia St. 3-6 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Benefits Friends of the Rappahannock. riverfriends.org; 540/373-3448.

Civil War Living History Encampment, Chatham, 120 Chatham Lane, Stafford. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free. Runs again Dec. 9.

Virginia HistoryMobile, Chatham, 120 Chatham Lane, Stafford. An interactive "museum on wheels." Free. Runs again Dec. 9.

Holiday Swing Dance, Picker's Supply Concert Hall, 902 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Lesson 7:30, dancing 8-11 p.m. $5. Bring a snack to share. 540/847-4581.

Civil War Encampment, White Oak Civil War Museum, 985 White Oak Road, Falmouth. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Runs again Dec. 9. 540/371-4234.

14th annual Model Train Display and Show, Eagles Lodge, Cool Spring Road. Sponsored by Rappahannock Model Railroaders. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults $7, ages 4-12 $1. Runs again Dec. 9. 540/373-0911 or 540/368-9387.

"The Civil War Homefront--A Quilt Show," The Crazy Cousin, 4131 Plank Road. Civil War-era quilts, quilt appraiser, Civil War reproduction fabrics, books. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 540/786-2289.

23rd annual Christmas Craft Show, Grace Miller Elementary School, 6248 Catlett Road, Bealeton. Crafters, raffle, door prizes, food, pictures with Santa, Kids Kraft Korner. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

42nd annual Candlelight Tour, historic homes in downtown Fredericksburg. Presented by Historic Fredericksburg Foundation Inc. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $25 in advance, $10 for an individual home. Runs again Dec. 9. Evening tour tonight only at 6 p.m., followed by a cocktail party. hffi.org.

Senior Citizens Luncheon, Sumerduck Ruritan Club, 5335 Sumerduck Road, Sumerduck. Noon. Free. 540/439-2278.

Christmas Tour, Mount Airy Plantation, Warsaw. Guided tour and rare peek inside one of Virginia's grandest homes decorated with holiday finery. $30. By appointment only. Runs again Dec. 15 and 22. 804/333-4930, 804/301-7976; mountairy plantation.com.

29th Singing Christmas Tree Performance, Orange Baptist Church, 123 W. Main St, Orange. 5 and 7:30 p.m. Free. Nursery care provided. Runs again Dec. 9. 540/672-2996.

Art Signing Event, Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center, 1001 Princess Anne St., Fredericks-burg. Historic paintings marking 150 years since the historic Battle of Fredericksburg. Meet the artists and purchase prints. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 540/371-3037; famcc.org.

Winter Rummage Sale, King George County School Board, 9100 St. Anthony's Road. Hosted by King George Early Childhood Department PTA. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 202/264-0663.

A Stratford Hall Christmastide, Stratford Hall, 483 Great House Road, Stratford. Experience the Great House and grounds as the Lees host their holiday festivities. 4:30-8:30 p.m. Adults $10, children $5. Candlelight dinner by reservation only. 804/493-8038; stratfordhall.org.

Curator's Chat: "British Commandos," National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle. Beth Crumley leads a discussion about British commandos and their contributions to the USMC. 2 p.m. 703/784-6116; usmcmuseum.org.

Stafford Regional Handbell Society, National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle. Winter holiday songs and original compositions. 1 and 3 p.m. 703/784-6116; usmcmuseum.org.

Holiday Craft Fair, Courtland High School, 6701 Smith Station Road, Spotsylvania. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $1 for ages 12 and older. Benefits Spotsylvania Fire Department. 540/898-2069.

Holiday Open Houses, The Richard Johnston Inn, 711 Caroline St., and the 1890 Caroline House, 528 Caroline St. 1-4 p.m. Free. 540/899-7606.

Holiday Open House, Ingleside Vineyards, 5872 Leedstown Road, Oak Grove. Wine tastings and holiday refreshments. Noon to 5 p.m. 804/224-8687; inglesidevineyards.com.

12th annual Living Christmas Tree, Warrenton United Methodist Church. 4 and 7 p.m. See Dec. 6 listing.

Holiday Bazaar, Montross Firehouse. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. See Dec. 7 listing.

A Candlelight Christmas, James Madison's Montpelier. See Dec. 7 listing.

Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, Culpeper. "Fandango" (1985): Five college students in 1971 Texas go on a last road trip together as they face graduation, marriage and the draft for the Vietnam War. Madison County resident Marvin J. McIntyre, who plays spaced-out parachute school instructor Truman Sparks in the film, will be on hand after the screening for a Q&A and will introduce "Proof," the 16-minute student film he starred in that was the basis for "Fandango." With Kevin Costner, Judd Nelson, Sam Robards and Marvin J. McIntyre. Road trip comedy. Color. See Dec. 6 listing.

"Fire on the Rappahannock," Ferry Farm and Kenmore. See Dec. 7 listing.

Gingerbread House Contest and Exhibit: "Songs of the Holidays," Historic Kenmore. See Dec. 6 listing.

"Window Wonderland," downtown Fredericks-burg. See Dec. 6 listing.

Concert in Lights, The Village at Towne Centre. See Dec. 6 listing.

"Second Saturdays at the Museum," Market Square. Children learn about the Civil War and the life of a drummer boy in the Battle of Fredericksburg. Sponsored by Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center. 1-3 p.m. Free. 540/371-3037.

Open Hangar Day, Commemorative Air Force, Culpeper Regional Airport, 12499 Beverly Ford Road, Brandy Station. Tours of the hangar/museum and historic military aircraft. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 540/727-0018; nationalcapitolsquadron.org.

CONCERTS

"Holly, Ivy and Crystal," Highland Center for the Arts, 597 Broadview Ave., Warrenton. Presented by The American Children of SCORE (String, Choral, Orff and Recorder Ensemble). 3 p.m. 540/428-2313; scoremusicensemble.org.

The Spotsylvanians Community Chorus, Spotsylvania Middle School, 8801 Courthouse Road. 8 p.m. Runs again Dec. 9. spotsylvanians.com.

Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg, 25 Chalice Circle, Stafford. Ann Rabson with Steve Rabson, The Wild Roots, Andra Faye and Scott, Bob Margolin, M.S.G.--The Acoustic Blues Trio, Nubii, Ian Walters, Maria Woodford, Roddy Barnes, Phil Wiggins and Gaye Adegbalola. 7 p.m. $20. uuffva.org.

THEATER

"The Best Christmas Pageant Event," Wilderness Community Church. See Dec. 7 listing.

"Godspell," Fredericksburg Academy. See Dec. 7 listing.

"The Farnsdale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of A Christmas Carol," Central Rappahannock Regional Library. See Dec. 7 listing.

"The Nutcracker Ballet," James Monroe High School, 2300 Washington Ave. Performed by the Fredericksburg Academy of Ballet. 7 p.m. $16 in advance, $18 at the door, ages 2 and younger free. Runs again Dec. 9. 540/371-6781; acadofballet.com.

"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.

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SUNDAY

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.

Westmoreland County Museum Holiday House Tour. Tour five homes dressed for the holidays. 3-6 p.m. $20.
Email: wcmuseum@verizon.net; 804/493-8440.

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. See Dec. 6 listing.

29th Singing Christmas Tree Performance, Orange Baptist Church. See Dec. 8 listing.

12th annual Living Christmas Tree, Warrenton United Methodist Church. 4 and 7 p.m. See Dec. 6 listing.

"Fire on the Rappahannock," Ferry Farm and Kenmore. See Dec. 7 listing.

A Candlelight Christmas, James Madison's Montpelier. See Dec. 7 listing.

Concert in Lights, The Village at Towne Centre. See Dec. 6 listing.

"Window Wonderland," downtown Fredericks-burg. See Dec. 6 listing.

42nd annual Candlelight Tour, downtown Fredericksburg. See Dec. 8 listing.

Holiday Open House, Ingleside Vineyards. See Dec. 8 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.

Walk With a Virginia Master Naturalist, Salamander Loop of the Ni River Trail, 8010 River Stone Drive, Spotsylvania. Learn bird calls, identify trees and find out about wildflowers. 9 a.m. Free; spotsylvaniagreenways.org.

CONCERTS

The Spotsylvanians Community Chorus, Spotsylvania Middle School. 3 p.m. See Dec. 8 listing.

Blue Ridge Chorale, Reynolds Memorial Church, 3898 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville. Traditional French carols. 4 p.m. 540/223-5462.

THEATER

"Godspell," Fredericksburg Academy. 2 p.m. See Dec. 7 listing.

"The Sound of Music," Riverside Center Dinner Theater. Doors open 1 p.m., show is at 3 p.m. See Dec. 6 listing.

"An O. Henry Christmas," Fauquier Community Theatre, Warrenton. 2 p.m. See Dec. 7 listing.

"The Nutcracker Ballet," James Monroe High School. 2 p.m. See Dec. 8 listing.

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MONDAY

Model Train Exhibit, George Washing-ton's Ferry Farm, 268 Kings Highway, Stafford. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Runs through Dec. 30. 540/371-3363.

Concert in Lights, The Village at Towne Centre. See Dec. 6 listing.

"Window Wonderland," downtown Fredericksburg. See Dec. 6 listing.

Gingerbread House Contest and Exhibit: "Songs of the Holidays," Historic Kenmore. See Dec. 6 listing.

Senior Bingo, Sumerduck Ruritan Club, 5335 Sumerduck Road, Sumerduck. For seniors 55 years and older. 10 a.m. to noon. Bring a gift bag with an inexpensive prize in it. 540/439-2278.

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TUESDAY

Evening With an Expert Lecture Series: "War Comes to Fredericksburg," Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, 1001 Princess Anne St. Frank O'Reilly, historian, will explore the Battle of Fredericksburg from the perspective of the soldiers who fought during the battle and the citizens who witnessed it. 7 p.m. Free. 540/371- 3037, ext. 140.

Model Train Exhibit, Ferry Farm. Runs through Dec. 30.

"Window Wonderland," downtown Fredericksburg. See Dec. 6 listing.

Concert in Lights, The Village at Towne Centre. See Dec. 6 listing.

Gingerbread House Contest and Exhibit: "Songs of the Holidays," Historic Kenmore. See Dec. 6 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

Model Train Exhibit, Ferry Farm. Runs through Dec. 30.

"Window Wonderland," downtown Fredericksburg. See Dec. 6 listing.

Concert in Lights, The Village at Towne Centre. See Dec. 6 listing.

Gingerbread House Contest and Exhibit: "Songs of the Holidays," Historic Kenmore. See Dec. 6 listing.

THEATER

"The Sound of Music," Riverside Center Dinner Theater. Lunch 11:30 a.m., play 1:30 p.m. See Dec. 6 listing.

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THURSDAY

Model Train Exhibit, Ferry Farm. Runs through Dec. 30.

Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, Culpeper. "GoldenEye" (1995): James Bond teams up with the lone survivor of a destroyed Russian research center to stop the hijacking of a nuclear space weapon by a fellow agent believed to be dead. With Pierce Brosnan. Action spy drama. Color. See Dec. 6 listing.

18th annual Grandma's Homemade Favorites Holiday Cookie and Gift Sale, Warrenton Community Center, 430 E. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. 4-8 p.m. Benefits the Warrenton Adult Day Healthcare Center. Runs again Dec. 14. 540/347-2797.

Holiday Open House, Fredericksburg United Methodist Church (enter from the Charlotte Street parking lot entrance). Featuring guest speakers Lisa and Perry Darley, owners of the Maranatha Alpaca Farm of Stafford, who will discuss the process of raising alpacas. Refreshments, door prizes, silent auction. Sponsored by Rappahannock Group Sierra Club. 7-9 p.m. 540/582-3529.

Gingerbread House Contest and Exhibit: "Songs of the Holidays," Historic Kenmore. See Dec. 6 listing.

Carolina Shag Dancing, Shannon's Bar & Grille. See Dec. 6 listing.

Zumba Fitness With ZaKia, Strictly Ballroom Dance Studio. See Dec. 6 listing.

Concert in Lights, The Village at Towne Centre. See Dec. 6 listing.

"Window Wonderland," downtown Fredericksburg. See Dec. 6 listing.

THEATER

"The Sound of Music," Riverside Center Dinner Theater. See Dec. 6 listing.

"Beauty and the Beast," Stafford High School, 33 Stafford Indians Lane. 7 p.m. Adults $6, children/students/seniors $4. Runs through Dec. 15. 540/371-7200, ext. 1247.

"The Farnsdale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of 'A Christmas Carol,'" Central Rappahannock Regional Library. See Dec. 7 listing.

--Compiled by Debbie Sauder




BASK IN THE GLOW:

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.




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