CLASSES/SEMINARS/EVENTS

  • REVIVE! training, Rappahannock Area Community Services Board at River Club, 10825 Tidewater Trail, Spotsylvania, Tuesday, 5:30–7 p.m. Learn how to recognize an opioid overdose and how to use naloxone to reverse an overdose. Each attendee will receive a free REVIVE! kit provided by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. Individuals who complete the training will also be able to receive a free dose of naloxone through the Rappahannock Area Health District. Register online at bit.ly/REVIVE2register; or contact Sherry Norton–Williams at snorton@rappahannockareacsb.org; or 540/374-3337, ext. 102.
  • Dementia Friends Information Session, L.E. Smoot Memorial Library, Room B, 9533 Kings Highway, King George, Thursday, 6:30–7:30 p.m. Increase your understanding of dementia and think about the small things you can do to make a difference for people affected by dementia in your community. RSVP to Julie Irving at Julie.Irving@mwhc.com.
  • Central Rappahannock Heritage Center Open House, 900 Barton St., Suite 111, Saturday, 2-4 p.m. Learn about the unique archives and volunteer opportunities available. Prize raffles. Free. crhcarchives.org.
  • Volunteer Corps Training, National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle, Saturday, 8 a.m.–noon. Information and application available at usmcmuseum.com/volunteer.html.
  • Living History Exhibit: The United States Army Through the Ages, James Madison Museum of Orange County Heritage, 129 Caroline St., Orange, Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. $3–$6. One day only. 540/672-1776.
  • Black Art Show and Sale, JazCutz, 2769 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 105, Stafford, Saturday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Free admission.
  • Port Royal Museum of American History season opening, 506 Main St., Port Royal, Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free; donations appreciated. 804/370-5285.
  • ”Wise Beyond Their Years, The Oral Histories of Ms. Eva Starks and Ms. Margaret Ware” and “A Celebration Through Music—The Main Uno and Shady Grove Baptist Churches,” James Madison Museum of Orange County Heritage, 129 Caroline St., Orange, Feb. 16, 2–4 p.m. Part of the continuing oral histories collection project with Mr. Phil Audibert. Admission is free; free will donations appreciated. Please RSVP. 540/672-1776.
  • “Medical Care As We Approach Death,” Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg, 25 Chalice Circle., Feb. 16, 2–4 p.m. Presentation by Dr. Wayland Marks. 540/310-4001.
  • James Monroe’s Missouri Compromise, University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Ave., Monroe Hall, Room 116, Feb. 17, 7–8:30 p.m. Robert Forbes explores Monroe’s pivotal role in shepherding the nation through one of its greatest crises. jamesmonroemuseum.umw.edu.
  • Celebrate Washington’s 288th and park’s 90th birthdays, George Washington Birthplace National Monument, 1732 Popes Creek Road, Colonial Beach, Feb. 17, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Living historians perform at 11 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.; birthday party with cake and punch at the Log House Tea Room at 1 p.m.; Colonial Faire performs at 2 p.m.; and special tours of the Memorial House Museum. Free. 804/224-1732; or nps.gov/gewa.
  • Dementia Friends Information Session, Cooper Branch Library, 20 Washington Ave., Colonial Beach, Feb. 19, 5–6 p.m. Increase your understanding of dementia. RSVP to Julie Irving at Julie.Irving@mwhc.com.
  • Ordinary Treasures: The Material Culture of the Enslaved, University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Ave., Combs Hall, Room 237, Feb. 20, 6–7:30 p.m. Martha Katz–Hyman discusses everyday items used by enslaved persons, drawn from her multivolume book (with Kym Rice) “World of a Slave: Encyclopedia of the Material Life of Slaves in the United States.” jamesmonroemuseum.umw.edu.
  • Spotsylvania Community Forum, Snow Memorial Library, 8740 Courthouse Road, Feb. 20. Program of the Alzheimer’s Association. Open to all. RSVP to lmyers@alz.org; or 540/228-1502.
  • Heroes Among Us—75th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima, National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle, Feb. 22, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., and Feb. 23, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Saturday features Iwo Jima Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams, history talks and special displays, the USMC History Division and the Naval History and Heritage Command. View both flags raised on Iwo Jima on Feb. 23, 1945. Representatives from service organizations will also be on hand to help active duty and veterans navigate life both during and after their service. Sunday features a Family Day event. A special concert by the President’s Own Marine Band will be held at 2 p.m. Free. usmcmuseum.com.
  • Bourbon tasting, Callie Opie’s Orchard, 45332 Zachary Taylor Highway, Mineral, Feb. 22, 1–5 p.m. Bourbon tastings and appetizers. $35. Fundraiser for DREAMS4U. dreams4u.org.
  • Commemoration of the 1766 Leedstown Resolutions, Ingleside Pavilion, 5872 Leedstown Road, Oak Grove, Feb. 22, 11 a.m. George Washington, portrayed by Greg Fisher, will reflect on the role of the Leedstown Resolutions in forging our nation’s future, the War and its challenges, and how we move forward to govern ourselves, our economy, as well as his personal challenges. Admission is free but reservations are required. A catered luncheon follows; lunch reservations are required, $18 per person. Sponsored by the Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Society. nnvhs.wordpress.com/events.

MEETINGS

  • King George Garden Club, American Legion, 10021 Dahlgren Road, King George, Monday, 6:30 p.m. Dr. Judy Morris discusses garden stretching and proper movement.
  • Spotsy Dog Park, Salem Church Library Rooms 3 and 4, Wednesday, 7–9 p.m. Agenda includes fundraising for fencing, grant filings, and Hannah Knowles and her team building agility equipment for the park. The dog park is not funded by the county and relies on donations. Donations for the non-profit 501(C)3 organization may be sent to Box 24436, Fredericksburg, VA 22404; on Spotsy Dog Park Facebook page; at spotsydogpark.org; or on GoFundMe. Contact Bob Biscoe at 540/907-9609; or realmover@aol.com.
  • Fredericksburg Regional Genealogical Society, Fredericksburg Branch Library lower meeting room, 1201 Caroline St., Saturday, 2 p.m. Beth Daly of the Central Rappahannock Heritage Center is guest speaker. Beginning Genealogy and DNA research discussions will precede the meeting at 1 p.m. vafrgs.com.
  • Stafford County Lions Club, Augustine Golf Club, 76 Monument Drive, Stafford, Feb. 21, 7 p.m. Meeting program is “The Opiate Epidemic: How Can You Help?” This brief training with Carmen Greiner will give you an introduction to opiate addiction, address treatment approaches and suggest what you can do to help. Social time at 6:30 p.m.
  • Civil War Round Table of Fredericksburg, University of Mary Washington Jepson Alumni Executive Center, 1119 Hanover St., Feb. 26. Sarah Kay Bierle will present “Call Out the Cadets: The Battle of New Market.” Bar opens at 5:45 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Program starts about 7:30 p.m.; questions afterward. Dinner $32 by cash or check at the door. Reservations no later than Feb. 21. 540/361-2105 or cwrtf.org; call in any cancellations.
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