CLASSES/SEMINARS/EVENTS

  • “Living Freely in Two Worlds at One Time,” Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg, 25 Chalice Circle, today, 12:30-2 p.m. With Richard Lassiter, Director of Peace Community Church International and Inner Peace Movement International and a founder of the Balanced Living Institute. Register at uuffva.dre@gmail.com.
  • 10 Warning Signs: When is forgetfulness a problem?, Porter Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford, Monday, 7 p.m. Advance registration is required by calling 540/228-1502; or lmyers@alz.org.
  • Great Lives Lecture Series: Rocket Girls, University of Mary Washington, George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker: Nathalia Holt. Free. 540/654-1065; umw.edu/greatlives.
  • James Madison Garden Club Annual Tea Party, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 5486 St Pauls Road, King George, Tuesday, 10 a.m. Speaker Patricia Whitehurst Crute presents “The Art of Afternoon Tea.” For additional information contact Linda Baumgartner at 540/226-5537.
  • “Mysterium Hunanum Studies: Madness,” University of Mary Washington’s Trinkle Hall, Room 201, Tuesday, 3:30-4:45 p.m. Musical Interpretations of Love and Madness in the Persian Epic Leili o Majnun by Theresa Steward. 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.
  • Health and wellness fair, University of Mary Washington University Center, Wednesday, 3-6 p.m. Fair includes door prizes, food and beverage samples, and dance and fitness demonstrations. Free. 540/654-2169; or rbenedic@umw.edu.
  • “Money Management Basics and Confidence Building,” Rappahannock Community College Glenns Campus, Wednesday and March 27, 2-4 p.m. Advance registration, with a tuition payment of $35, is required to take this course. For more information or to register call 804/333-6824; or e-mail minderrieden@rappahannock.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.
  • Great Lives Lecture Series: J.R.R. Tolkien, University of Mary Washington, George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker: Devin Brown. Free. 540/654-1065; umw.edu/greatlives.
  • “Car Smart,” Rappahannock Community College Kilmarnock Center, Thursday, March 28 and April 4, 10 a.m.-noon. With noted car guru and radio personality Bob Cerullo. Advance registration, with a tuition payment of $35, is required to take this course. For more information or to register, call Michele 804/333-6824; or e-mail minderrieden@rappahannock.edu.
  • Triad End of Life workshop series, Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 161 Embrey Mill Road, Friday, 12:30-2:30 p.m. How to protect legal issues within your estate. Seating is limited. RSVP to 540/658-4030; or crimeprevention@staffordcountyva.gov.
  • “Using Feng Shui to Clear Clutter,” Rappahannock Community College’s Kilmarnock Center, Friday, 1-3 p.m. Advance registration, with a tuition payment of $20, is required to take this course. 804/333-6824; or minderrieden@rappahannock.edu.
  • Women’s History Month program, James Monroe High School, 2300 Washington Ave., Saturday, 7 p.m. Gaye Adegbalola, Lisa Lim and Roddy Barnes perform songs related to women’s history/issues. Free. Presented by Germanna Community College.
  • Writing the War Experience, Salem Church Library, 2607 Salem Church Road, Saturday, 1-2:30 p.m. Author Steve Watkins presents a workshop for writers. Free. 540/372-1144; librarypoint.org.
  • Fried Chicken Dinner, Richardsville Vol. Fire and Rescue, 29361 Eleys Ford Road, Richardsville, Saturday, 5-7 p.m. $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12; kids under 5 eat free with a paying adult. 540/399-1890.
  • “Artistic Sips of Vino” painting workshop, Verdun Adventure Bound, 17044 Adventure Bound Trail, Rixeyville, Saturday, 3-6 p.m. Create with local artist Tiffany Letona. $35 includes art project plus four wine tastings or one glass of wine and logo glass from Magnolia Vineyards. Bring an apron to keep yourself clean and an easel, if you wish. Space is limited to 30 participants with the preferred ages 13+. Reserve your space at 540/937-4920; admin@verdunadventurebound.org; or facebook.com/events/775675696101614.
  • Women Entrepreneurs: What does it take to be your own Boss? Culpeper County Library, 271 Southgate Shopping Center, Culpeper, Saturday, 10-11:30 a.m. Interactive session lead by successful women bosses. Free. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and Women in Ministries.
  • 4th Annual Ladies Afternoon Tea Party and Scholarship Fundraiser, The Lodge at Stevenson Ridge, 6901 Meeting St., March 24, 2 p.m. “Women in Leadership: Pursuing Your Dreams” Three-course afternoon tea service, live music and silent auction. Keynote speaker is Dr. Janet Gullickson, president of Germanna Community College. $50-$55, or $350 per table of 8. Ticket sales end Tuesday. Tickets are not available at the door. Purchase tickets at eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-ladies-afternoon-tea-women-in-leadership-pursuing-their-dreams-tickets-55456555049. For assistance, contact Denise of Exquisite Occasions Inc., at 410/207-1067.
  • Our Vietnam Experience, Howell Library, 806 Lyons Blvd., March 25, 7-8 p.m. Vietnam native Tanya Carlson and her veteran husband Tom recount their separate experiences of living through the war. Free. 540/372-1144; librarypoint.org.
  • Tri-County/City Education Program Series, Salem Church Library, 2607 Salem Church Road, March 25, 2-3 p.m. “Soil Supreme.” Free. Pre-registration preferred but not required at 540/656-2401; mariya.hudick@tccswcd.org.
  • Great Lives Lecture Series: Laura Ingalls Wilder, University of Mary Washington, George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium, March 26, 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker: Caroline Fraser. Free. 540/654-1065; umw.edu/greatlives.
  • “Mysterium Hunanum Studies: Madness,” University of Mary Washington’s Trinkle Hall, Room 201, March 26, 3:30-4:45 p.m. Descartes and the Madness Argument by August Gorman. 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.
  • Memory Cafe, Starbucks at Target, 25 Gateway Drive, March 27, 9:30-11 a.m. The Alzheimer’s Association’s Memory Cafés offer a fun and relaxed way for people living with early-stage memory loss to get connected with one another through social events that promote interaction and companionship. Care partners can receive information while connecting and sharing with other people in similar situations. Call 540/228-1502 for more information.
  • Civic Lab: Who Writes History?, Porter Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., March 27, 5-6 p.m. Explore resources about how history is taught and why certain people and events are considered historically significant. Free. 540/372-1144; librarypoint.org.
  • Plant-based cooking class, St. George’s Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St., March 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Clarice Barker demonstrates how to stir-fry without oil. Bring a vegan dish for the potluck which follows the class or make a contribution to The Table, St. George’s food pantry. fredericksburgfoodcoop.com.

MEETINGS

  • Caroline County Garden Club, Wrights Chapel, Ladysmith, Tuesday 11 a.m. Lunch and exciting programs.
  • National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees, Fredericksburg Chapter 90, Salem Church Library, Wednesday, 1 p.m. Gaston Gianni will provide an update on NARFE efforts on Capitol Hill. 540/898-8353.

  • Sumerduck Ruritan Club, 5335 Sumerduck Road, March 25, 7-8:30 p.m. Meal served at 7 p.m., followed by business meeting and installation of 2019 Club Officers. All are welcome. 540/445-1714; fb.me/SumerduckRuritan.
  • Master Gardener general membership, Fredericksburg Branch Library Theater Room, 1201 Caroline St., March 27, 1 p.m. Speaker Adam K. Downing discusses proper pruning and basic arboricultural standards. Free and open to the public.
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