CLASSES/SEMINARS/EVENTS

  • Film:“Dawn of the Light,” Howell Branch Library, 806 Lyons Blvd., today, 2 p.m. Film, discussion and light refreshments to mark the bicentenary of the birth of The Báb. 800/22-UNITE; bahai.us.
  • Lecture: “Stories and Photographs of This Place,” Tappahannock Art Gallery, 200 Prince St., Tappahannock, today, 2 p.m. Hill Wellford, Barbara Bryant, Bryan Davenport and Mortimer Payne highlight the natural scenic beauty and wildlife of Essex County, the Northern Neck and the Rappahannock River. Free.
  • “Making Memories into Art: Mixed Media Collage,” RCC’s Warsaw campus, Monday and Nov. 11, 18 and 25, 1-3 p.m. Hands-on workshop examines the various materials and techniques used to design a beautiful collage. Students will complete a 12” x 16” canvas. Bring materials such as an old photo, lace from Mom’s wedding gown, a relative’s cherished recipe—anything that rouses favorite memories or inspiration. Advance registration, with payment of $50 which includes supplies, is required. For more information or to register, contact Michele Inderrieden at 804/333-6824; or minderrieden@rappahannock.edu.
  • Homebuyer workshop, 208 Hudgins Road, Monday. Free. Presented by Central Virginia Housing Coalition. Register at vhda.com. Sharon Glover 540/604-9943x226.
  • ”What does democracy mean to you?” James Monroe Museum, 908 Charles St., Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m. Presentation and moderated discussion with Dr. Stephen Farnsworth. 540/654-2111; jamesmonroemuseum.org.
  • Renwick Complex Forum, 815 Princess Anne St., Thursday, 7 p.m. Public forum in the courtroom on the adaptive reuse of the Renwick Courthouse, Wallace Library and old City jail. Tour the three buildings at 6:15 p.m.; meet in the courtyard in front of the Wallace Library at the corner of Princess Anne and George streets. 540/372-1010.
  • Lunch & Learn: Ask a Dietitian Series, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg, 25 Chalice Circle, Thursday, noon-1 p.m. Bring a bag lunch and questions regarding your health or medical challenges. fredericksburgfoodcoop.com.
  • Brown-Bag Breakfast Seminars, Culpeper County Library, Large Meeting Room, 271 Southgate Shopping Center, Culpeper, Thursday, 8–9:30 a.m. Discussions will include ways to finance, manage, grow and nurture, and locate the resources to plan your business strategy. Bring your brown-bag-breakfast and hunger for business savvy topics. Presented by the Small Business Administration and Small Business Development Center. David Reardon at 540/727-0638; or dreardon@lfsbdc.org.
  • Genealogical Search Strategies with Julie Bushong, Culpeper County Library, Study Room #2, 271 Southgate Shopping Center, Culpeper, Thursday, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. A look at some of the original record groups to consult when attempting to find the elusive ancestor. Class is limited to two students. Call early to register at 540/825-8691.
  • Medicare 101 with Sharon Accardo, Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center, Culpeper, Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Uncover the mysteries of Medicare choices and changes. Free.
  • Speaker Series: Laura Galke, Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Thursday, 10–11 a.m. Galke presents “Anxious Colonials, Proud Americans: The Washingtons, 1732-1799.” Free. washingtonheritagemuseums.com.
  • Alumni and Friends Social, Montross Brewery and Beer Garden, 15381 Kings Highway, Montross, Thursday, 5 p.m. Hosted by Rappahannock Community College. Food and drink will be available for purchase. 804/333-6824; or minderrieden@rappahannock.edu.
  • “Growing More Than Plants: Gardening for the Mind, Body & Soul,” RCC’s Kilmarnock Center, Thursday and Nov. 14 and 21, 1-3 p.m. Examine the positive effects of gardening and the different styles of gardens. Advance registration, with a tuition payment of $35 is required. For more information or to register, contact Michele Inderrieden at 804/333-6824; or minderrieden@rappahannock.edu.
  • Belmont Art and Craft Fair, Belmont Community Center, 7124 Belmont Road, Mineral, Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Local artisans and crafters, music and raffle prizes. Wine tasting 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Breakfast, lunch and grilled selections available for purchase. Benefits annual Belmont Club of Women College Scholarship.
  • Book Publishing with Rick Pullen, Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center, Culpeper, Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. tlc.library.net/culpeper.
  • ”Restore Your Resume for the 21st Century,” Porter Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Job resume development and career workshop. Guest speaker is Willisa M. Donald. Doors open at 9:50 a.m. Free. Register at leenc.org.
  • All-you-can-eat breakfast, Jeffersonton Community Center, Saturday, 8–11 a.m. Menu includes eggs, pancakes, sausage gravy, biscuits, crepes, bacon, pastries, fried apples, orange juice and coffee. $9 for adults, $6 for children 6-12, and children under 6 are free. 540/937-9979.
  • Spaghetti dinner, Jeffersonton Community Center, 5073 Jeffersonton Road, Saturday, 4-7 p.m. Menu includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, desserts and drinks. Adults $10, children 10 and younger $6. Profits benefit the operations of the community center.
  • Medical Care of the Very Elderly—What’s Wrong and How to Make It Right, Fredericksburg Branch Library auditorium, 1201 Caroline St., Saturday, 10 a.m. Geriatrician Wayland Marks, MD, maintains that aggressive hospital care for frail, elderly patients, is often inappropriate. Q&A session follows.
  • Spaghetti dinner, Jeffersonton Community Center, Saturday, 4-7 p.m. Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, desserts and drinks. $10 for adults, $6 for children 10 and under. Profits benefit operations of the Jefferson Community Center.
  • Marine Corps Birthday Cake-Cutting Ceremony, National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle, Nov. 10, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Celebrate the Marine Corps birthday with a traditional cake-cutting ceremony. Cake will be served to everyone. Free. usmcmuseum.com.
  • “Persistence: The Story of Women’s Suffrage”, Dozier’s Regatta Point Marina, 137 Neptune Lane, Deltaville, Nov. 10, 3-5 p.m. Living history portrayal of Adele Clark, one of the founding members of the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia presented by Nancy Lowden. Tickets are $25 and include appetizers with a cash bar. To purchase tickets in advance, visit middlesexmuseum.com or mail a check to Middlesex Museum, Box 121, Saluda, VA 23149. Tickets are also available at the museum and at the door on the day of the program. Sponsored by the Middlesex County Museum and Historical Society.
  • Fredericksburg Veterans Day Events, Nov. 11: Walking Procession to Fredericksburg Area War Memorial, begins at Memorial Park. Proceeds along Washington Ave. from Mary Ball St. to George St. 10 a.m. Veterans Ceremony, Fredericksburg Area War Memorial. 10:45 a.m. Veteran Resource Fair, Hurkamp Park. Noon. Free. 540/372-1086; fredparksrec.com.
  • 32nd annual James Monroe Lecture, UMW Monroe Hall, Room 116, Nov. 14, 7-9 p.m. Presented by Dr. John Ferling, University of West Georgia.
  • Beyond Parkinson’s disease workshop, Massad Family YMCA classroom 3, 212 Butler Road, Nov. 15, 10–11:30 a.m. For individuals with PD and spouses, family, friends and caretakers to plan and live life beyond PD. Members are free; non-members are $5. To register call 540/371-9622.
  • Memory Café: Relax & Reminisce, Salem Church Library, 2607 Salem Church Road, Nov. 15, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Register at 540/228-1502; or lmyers@alz.org.
  • Farmers Market of Tappahannock, Cross and Prince streets, Nov. 16, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. tappahannockmarket.com.

MEETINGS

  • Fredericksburg AARP Chapter 3396, Chancellor’s Village, 12100 Chancellor’s Village Lane, Tuesday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Chapter elections. New members welcome. aarp3396.org.
  • Oyster/Clam Advisory Committee, John T. Parran Hearing Room, PRFC building, 222 Taylor St., Colonial Beach, Monday, 6 p.m. Review of fall oyster survey and discussion of opening Jones Shore to hand scraping. 804/224-7148.
  • Potomac River Fisheries Commission, John T. Parran Hearing Room, PRFC building, 222 Taylor St., Colonial Beach, Thursday, 9 a.m. Results of fall oyster survey, opening Jones Shore to hand scraping, opening Ragged Pt. OMR to harvest, striped bass draft addendum VI. 804/224-7148.
  • Virginia Bluebird Society Biennial Meeting, Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Nov. 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Keynote speaker will be Bet Zimmerman Smith from the North American Bluebird Society. Registration is $40 for VBS members and $50 for non VBS members. Fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, programs and door prizes. Sessions include topics on Pest & Predator Management, Bluebird Photography with David Kinneer and How to Attract Bluebirds to Your Yard. Details and registration at virginiabluebirds.org.

SELF-HELP/SUPPORT GROUPS

  • Adults with Aspergers and their Parents/Caregivers meet collectively and separately on the first Friday of every month, 7–9 p.m. at the disAbility Resource Center, 409 Progress St. There are no membership fees or costs associated with participation in meetings; however, healthy snacks and occasional desserts are appreciated. Ample parking is available on the street or in the adjacent lot, and the meeting entrance is the last door on the right. For more info, contact Danielle at 540/538-0262;or Karen (parent) at 540/842-1005.
  • Al-Anon Family Group Meetings. A support group for anyone affected by the disease of alcoholism. For local meeting schedule, visit al-anonfredericksburg.org or contact Diane at 540/842-9072.
  • Alateen meets every Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. at Peace United Church. These meetings are for children 7-19 who live with alcoholism in their lives. 540/842-9072.
  • Alcohol Recovery Support meetings held daily/weekly/monthly. fredalano.org.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous meets Fridays at 8 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 8951 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, in All Saints Hall Room 5. 540/805-0534.
  • Alzheimer’s Support Groups for caregivers and persons with early stage dementia meet at various locations around the area. For information call 540/228-1502; 800/272-3900.
  • Attachment Parenting International of Fredericksburg. Parents and children are welcome. For parenting support and meeting location, call Robynn Schamel at 540/368-5202, or Esther Koppel 909/992-2667, or Russell Wrightson at 540/604-0129.
  • Autism Lunch and Learn meets the fourth Thursday of every month from noon to 1 p.m. at the disAbility Resource Center, 409 Progress St. Open to families and others with questions about autism, bring your lunch and join an informal discussion with members of the Rappahannock Area Autism Council (RAAC). Contact Kim Lett at klett@cildrc.org.
  • Cancer Support Group meets the second Thursday of each month at Culpeper Medical Center Beck House. 540/829-8809; 800/232-4264.
  • Capital Caring Caregivers Support Group meets the third Tuesday of the month, 3-4 p.m., at Porter Branch Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. For more information, contact Emily J. Wild, 540/891-1200; or ewild@capitalcaring.org.
  • Capital Caring Grief Support Group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 111 Olde Greenwich Drive, Suite 101. 10-11:30 a.m. For information contact Kristi DiFilippo at 540/735-0972.
  • Celebrate Recovery, a faith-based program, meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Liberty Community Church, 11775 Morgansburg Road, Bealeton (540/439-0500), Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, 1112 Garrisonville Road, Stafford (443/995-1382); and Fridays at 7 p.m. at the Salvation Army Church, 821 Lafayette Blvd. (540/288-6970).
  • CoDA Co-Dependents Anonymous meets Tuesdays, 7–8 p.m. at Peace United Methodist Church, 801 Maple Grove Drive, Spotsylvania. Dolores, 540/786-3742.
  • Compassionate Friends, Fredericksburg Chapter, a support group for those who have experienced the loss of a child, grandchild or sibling, meets the third Tuesday of each month. For information contact Kathie Kelly at 540/220-4325.
  • Diabetes Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. at Culpeper Medical Center. 540/829-8867.
  • Drop-in Substance Use Disorder support groups include:
  • Hunger for Hope, Fridays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 600 Jackson St., Fredericksburg
  • Remodeled Recovery, Mondays, 12:30-1:30 p.m., 600 Jackson St., Fredericksburg
  • Serenity Sisters (for women), Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m., starting Nov. 12, 600 Jackson St., Fredericksburg
  • Failsafe Caring Connections Support Group for families affected by incarceration meets the third Saturday of each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Rappahannock Goodwill Industries, 4701 Market St., second floor. Call 540/479-3021 for information. failsafe-era.org.
  • Hearing Loss Association of America, Rappahannock Chapter, meets on the third Thursday of the month. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 540/373-2559.
  • Hearing Voices Network support group for anyone who hears voices or experiences any other type of unusual experience, meets Sundays, 6:30–8 p.m., at Mary Washington Hospital in Cafeteria Conference Room #1 . Contact Cindee at cynthia_dickens@hotmail.com. hearingvoicesusa.org.
  • HIV Support Group for those who would like a safe and confidential space. For information contact Katie at 540/371-7532, ext. 111 or Michael at 703/859-2516. fahass.org/client-services.
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Support Group, for ages 15–19, meets in a safe, non-judgmental environment. For information contact Katie at 540/371-7532, ext. 111 or counseling@fahass.org; Michael at 703/859-2516 or michael@fahass.org.
  • NAMI “Connections” Mental Health Support Group meets Tuesdays, 7 p.m., at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, 4600 Spotsylvania Parkway. 540/847-6974.
  • Nar-anon meets Thursdays, 7 p.m. at St. Mary Church in Fredericksburg, in the Father Don Rooney Community Room. Nar-anon offers a safe, confidential place for family members affected by a loved ones’ addiction to come together in understanding and support. For more information, contact St. Mary Church at 540/373-6491; or Cathy at 703/802-2495.
  • Nar-Anon King George meets Tuesdays, 7 p.m., at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 10640 Kings Highway. For family members of addicts to find support with confidentiality, serenity and peace of mind. Contact Shellie S. at 301/752-5126.
  • Parkinson’s Support Group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month, 10:30 a.m.-noon, at disAbility Resource Center, 409 Progress St., Fredericksburg. Contact Earline Haney, 540/371-7334.
  • Pulmonary Pals, a support group of folks managing life with lung disease and/or lung transplantation, meets every second Tuesday at Salem Church Library, room B. Noon to 2 p.m. 540/741-1447.
  • Sexaholics Anonymous holds several weekly meetings in Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania. Call 703/866-6929 for information.
  • Single Mothers United meets at Libertas Manor, 405 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper, every third Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Children are welcome. michelle@singlemothersunited.org; pennie@singlemothersunited.org.
  • SMART Recovery support group meets in Fredericksburg on Thursdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m., at Church of Christ, 336 Riverside Drive, as an alternative to 12-step groups for any type of addiction. Contact Cindee at cynthia_dickens@hotmail.com. A group meets at the Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center on Thursdays, 7:15–8:45 p.m.; contact Kevin at 804/781-4769, or culpepersmart@gmail.com.
  • Spinal Cord Injury support group meets every third Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the disAbility Resource Center, 409 Progress St. Contact Brenda Guevara at brenda.guevara20@gmail.com.
  • Stroke Support Group for survivors of stroke, their caregivers, family and friends meets the first Monday of each month from 6:30-8 p.m. at the John F. Fick III Conference Center, 1301 Sam Perry Blvd., Fredericksburg. 540/741-4815.
  • Tobacco Cessation Support Group meets Thursdays, 7–8 p.m. at Mary Washington Hospital. Call Trista Ingrodi at 540/741-4023 to register.
  • Veterans Helping Veterans Support Group, meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-8 p.m., at 125 Olde Greenwich Drive, Suite 140. Call 540/993-4610; 540/237-0173; or 540/850-0177.
  • Veterans Peer Support Group, meets Fridays at 9 a.m. at the Fredericksburg VFW Post 3103, 2701 Freedom Lane, Fredericksburg. Norris, 540/786-2352 or Brad, 540/371-5665.
  • Village Fathers, an educational and parenting group for dads, meets Tuesdays, 7–8:30 p.m., at Mary Washington Hospital. 540/374-3366x114.
  • Women’s Eating Disorder Support Group (teens through 20s) meets Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. at Grace Counseling Center, 1125 Heatherstone Drive, Spotsylvania. For information call Mary Mannhardt at 540/548-4114, ext. 2.
  • Wounded Warrior Support Groups meet at various locations around the area. Call 540/842-2481, 540/273-4733, 540/604-3657 or 877/285-1299, or visit wearevirginiaveterans.org. Crisis hotline 800/273-TALK (8255).
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