CLASSES/SEMINARS/EVENTS

  • “Living Peacefully in a Chaotic World,” Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg, 25 Chalice Circle, today, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Facilitated by Marcia Grimsley, based on the work of Dr. Eckhart Tolle. $10. uuffva.dre@gmail.com.
  • Beeping Egg Hunt, Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington St., Falmouth, today, 2-4 p.m. Egg hunt, miniature petting zoo, and sensory crafts and activities for visually impaired and blind children and their families. Free. Bring a basket. RSVP to 540/654-1851.
  • Blue Star Mothers Charity Night, Harry’s Alehouse, 5737 Plank Road, Monday, 4-9 p.m. Fundraiser provides 10 percent of all sales for the chapter’s missions. sumnerst@hotmail.com.
  • “Mysterium Hunanum Studies: Madness,” University of Mary Washington’s Trinkle Hall, Room 201, Tuesday, 3:30-4:45 p.m. They Called Me Crazy: The Mad Scientist Trope and Pushing the Boundaries of Knowledge by Leanna Giancarlo. Continuing series explores a variety of ways of representing and understanding madness. Sponsored by the University’s Department of Classics, Philosophy and Religious Studies. Open to the public.
  • Narrative and Perspective: The Core of Storytelling, Culpeper Baptist Church, Room 313, Tuesday and April 30, 10 a.m.-noon. With Lucie–Gabrielle Jolicoeur–Rousseau. Session 1 is a teaching session. Participants will write and share a selection. Session 2 will consist of readings of the works and sharing constructive criticism. $15 for Windmore members; $20 for non-members. Payment is cash or a check paid at Session 1. No credit cards accepted. Registration limited. Park in back of the church. windmorefoundation.org.
  • Financing Your Business: Preparing for Loans and Microloans workshop, Board of Supervisors Meeting Room, The Gordon Building, 112 W. Main St., Orange, Wednesday, 3-5 p.m. Free. Space is limited. Pre-register online at bit.ly/2EUUXfY; or 434/295-8198. For more information, contact Rose Deal at 540/672-1238; or rdeal@orangecountyva.gov.
  • One-on-one business counseling sessions, Board of Supervisors Meeting Room, The Gordon Building, 112 W. Main St., Orange, Wednesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For those seeking feedback and advice from an experienced business adviser. Free and confidential. Counseling sessions are available by appointment only. Call 434/295-8198 to schedule your appointment. For more information, contact Rose Deal at 540/672-1238; or rdeal@orangecountyva.gov.
  • Consumer-direct personal care attendant workshop, the disability Resource Center, 409 Progress St., Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring a lunch and learn about skills needed to become a consumer-directed care attendant, how to find employment, who is your employer, where your pay comes from and more. Register at drcpersonalattendanttraining.eventbrite.com.
  • Exploring Your Family Tree, RCC, 12745 College Drive, Glenns, Wednesday and April 24, and May 1, 8 and 15, 1-3 p.m. Bessida Cauthorne White will teach “Genealogy 101: Climbing Your Family Tree.” Advance registration, with a tuition payment of $40, is required. For more information or to register, 804/333-6824; or e-mail minderrieden@rappahannock.edu.
  • Silent Auction for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Spring Arbor of Fredericksburg, 5308 River Road, Fredericksburg, Thursday, 4-6 p.m. All are welcome. 540/548-2133.
  • Consumer-direct personal care attendant workshop, Caroline Library, 17202 Richmond Turnpike, Milford, Thursday, 10-11:30 a.m. Bring a lunch and learn about skills needed to become a consumer-directed care attendant, how to find employment, who is your employer, where your pay comes from and more. Register at drcpersonalattendanttraining.eventbrite.com.
  • NOVA’s Veterinary Technology Open House, LA Building, 21200 Campus Drive, Sterling, Thursday, 5-7 p.m. Learn how to become a licensed veterinary technician, campus tours, academic advising sessions and fun activities for children. Free parking in non-metered B-Lot spaces. For more information, contact 703/450-2525; or lscott@nvcc.edu.
  • Virginia Genealogy Sources with Julie Bushong, Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center, Culpeper, Thursday, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. How to research your local ancestors through tax records, land records and court chancery files.
  • Reducing Food Waste, Porter Branch Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford, Friday, 4-5 p.m. Ideas on reducing food waste. fredericksburgfoodcoop.com.
  • Beyond Parkinson’s disease workshop, Massad Family YMCA classroom 3, 212 Butler Road, Friday, 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. 540/371-9622.
  • Go Far, Go Together 5K, check in at Old Mill Park Shelter 1, 2201 Caroline St., Saturday, 8:30-9 a.m. 5K on Canal Path Heritage Trail, 3.1 mile loop. $30-$35 per person. Benefits The Fredericksburg Food Co-Op. All ages welcome. Rain or shine. Register at creativecolorva.com/page/go-far-5k.
  • Paleography sessions, Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center, Culpeper, Saturday, 10-11:30 a.m. Katie Derby shares great tips and tricks for reading and interpreting ancient handwriting for genealogy research.
  • Hike and beach clean-up, Caledon State Park, 11617 Caledon Road, King George, Saturday. Earth Day beach clean-up includes wagon ride to the beach, supplies and a 2-3 mile hike back to the Visitors Center. Picnic lunch after. Register with Rappahannock Group Sierra Club at rich.sue.sc@gmail.com.
  • Open House, Fredericksburg Country Club, Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tours of the 1820 clubhouse and all club facilities, craft beers from Red Dragon Brewery and select wines from local wineries, tennis and golf clinics for all ages. To play golf or tennis, call ahead to schedule a starting time. 540/373-8781 ext. 16; carl@fredclub.org.
  • Bowling Green Farmers Market, Union Bank and Trust, 211 N. Main St., Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Produce, plants, meats, eggs, baked goods, honey, jellies, soaps, crafts and more. Through Oct. 19.
  • Easter sunrise service, Merchants Square Pavilion, Spotsylvania Courthouse, April 21, 6:45 a.m. 540/538-0034.

MEETINGS

  • James Madison Garden Club, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 5486 St. Pauls Road, King George, Tuesday, 10 a.m. Karen Brace presents “Skin Care for Gardeners.” Klinegarden@yahoo.com.
  • The Blue Star Mothers, Salem Church Library, Saturday, 10 a.m. The Blue Star Mothers are a group of caring and supportive mothers of service members who are currently serving or have served in the Armed Forces of the United States and associate members.
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