31 thursday

RESCHEDULED FROM JAN. 29: Great Lives Lecture Series: Mikhail Gorbachev, University of Mary Washington, George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium. Guest speaker: William Taubman, author of “Gorbachev: His Life and Times.” 7:30 p.m. Free. 540/654-1065; umw.edu/greatlives.

Film: “Wanda,” Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mt. Pony Road, Culpeper. A woman breaks away from her prescribed life. (Janus, 1970) 7:30 p.m. Free. 202/707-9994.

Bingo, Fredericksburg Elks Lodge, 11309 Tidewater Trail. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., games start at 6:30 p.m. 540/371-5240.

Bingo, American Legion Post 320, 8456 Brock Road, Spotsylvania. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games start at 6:30 p.m. 540/548-8069.

Bingo, St. Michael High School, 6301 Campus Drive, Fredericksburg. Doors open at 5 p.m., games start at 6:30 p.m. Concessions, family-friendly and smoke-free. facebook.com/saintmichaelbingo.

THEATER

“La Cage aux Folles,” Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, 95 Riverside Parkway. 7:30 p.m.; dinner served at 5:30 p.m. $40-$69. 540/370-4300; riversidedt.com.

1 friday

Father and Daughter Dance, Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St. An evening for fathers, or father figures, and their daughters ages 4-12. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $12 per couple, $6 for each additional daughter in advance; $15 per couple, $8 each additional daughter at the door. Dress casual to fancy dress is appropriate. No moms allowed.

Mother/Son Winter Ball, King George Citizens Center. Sit-down dinner, music, dancing, picture, games and activities. 6-9 p.m. $30, extra child $15. Children should be age 5 and older. Semiformal attire is required. Tickets must be prepurchased; no tickets sold at the door. 540/775-4386.

Sketchy History, James Monroe Museum, 908 Charles St. Family-friendly version of “Win, Lose or Draw.” Categories used are historic people, historic objects or documents, historic events and historic places. Bring a team or join one when you arrive. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Cash bar with free snacks. 540/654-1043; jamesmonroemuseum.org.

Reading Lee with Dennis Frye: “Lee’s Great Expectation of 1862,” Fredericksburg Branch Library Theater, 1201 Caroline St. Lecture series with Q&A. 7-9 p.m. Free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; seating is limited. Sponsored by the Lee–Jackson Educational Foundation. For more information, contact Jon Bachman at 804/493-1972 or jbachman@stratfordhall.org. stratfordhall.org/events/reading-lee-with-dennis-frye.

Film: “Black Orpheus,” Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mt. Pony Road, Culpeper. The ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice is set in Rio di Janeiro during Carnival. (Lopert Films, 1959) 7:30 p.m. Free. 202/707-9994.

Bingo, American Legion Post 290, 1141 Mountain View Road, Stafford. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., games start at 6:45 p.m. $15. 540/659-4461.

Bingo, Falmouth Volunteer Fire Department, 250 Butler Road. Sponsored by the Greater Falls Run Lions in Stafford. 6:45 p.m., doors open at 5 p.m.

Chili fundraiser, Dahlgren United Methodist Church, 17080 14th St., Dahlgren. 4-7 p.m. Free; donations will be accepted for Stafford Food Security Inc., to help combat hunger in the community.

THEATER

“La Cage aux Folles,” Riverside Center for the Performing Arts. See Jan. 31 listing.

“The Lion in Winter,” Theater at Vint Hill, 4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton. 7:30 p.m. $15-$17. 540/349-8760; fctstage.org.

2 saturday

African–American Read-In, Porter Branch Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. Members from the Stafford NAACP will read works of African– American literature that have been personally meaningful or influential in their lives. 2-3:30 p.m. Presented in partnership with the Stafford NAACP.

Polar Bear Plunge, Lake Land’ Or beach, Ruther Glen. Event includes a DJ, costume contest, ongoing raffle and food sales. 10 a.m. $25. Plunge packets will be available at the Lake Land’ Or administration office, Sassafras Shade Winery and the day of the Plunge. Proceeds benefit local charities, including Wright’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Caroline YMCA, St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church, County Line Baptist Church, Rehoboth United Methodist Church, Humane Society of Caroline County, Habitat for Humanity of Caroline County, Ladysmith Volunteer Fire Department, Ladysmith Volunteer Rescue Squad, Ladysmith Ruritan Club, A Tail To Be Told, Caroline’s Promise, Bowling Green Baptist Church and the Caroline Recovery Center.

Father/Daughter Winter Ball, King George Citizens Center, 8076 Kings Hwy., King George. Sit down dinner, music, dancing, picture, games and activities. 6-9 p.m. $30, extra child $15. Children should be age 7 and older. Semiformal attire is required. Tickets must be prepurchased; no tickets sold at the door. 540/775-4386.

The Virginia Craft Spirits Roadshow, A. Smith Bowman Distillery, 1 Bowman Drive, Fredericksburg. Artisan spirits and craft cocktails from Virginia distilleries. Food available from Pifer Bros. BBQ. Noon-5 p.m. $30 per ticket, $50 per couple. Designated drivers free. 21 and older. virginiaspirits.org.

Magician Wes Iseli, Locust Grove Primary School, 31230 Constitution Highway, Locust Grove. Vegas-style illusions, animal magic, comedy magic and more. 2-3:30 p.m. $5-$10. Proceeds benefit the Locust Grove Primary PTA. Tickets at eventbrite.com; search “Wes Iseli.”

“Yappy Hour,” Rappahannock Criminal Justice Academy, 3630 Lee Hill Drive. Fundraiser in honor of Officer Brian Kanterman features food, baked goods, raffle and volunteers with dogs that are available for adoption. Monetary donations and items on the shelter wish list will be collected for the Stafford SPCA as well. 1-4 p.m. Leashed, friendly dogs are welcome. bit.ly/RememberingBrian.

Film: “Singin’ in the Rain,” Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mt. Pony Road, Culpeper. Musical satire of Hollywood in the 1920s. (MGM, 1952) 7:30 p.m. Free. 202/707-9994.

Railroad Museum and Rail Excursion, 11700 Main St., Fredericksburg. Museum is open 9 a.m. to noon. Train rides conducted when weather and commercial rail operations permit. Free; donations accepted to support operations. 301/653-7983.

Marvelous Mammals, Caledon State Park, 11617 Caledon Road, King George. 10 a.m.-noon. $3 per person, $8 per family. 540/663-3861; dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/caledon.

Winter Waterfowl Adventure, Caledon State Park, 11617 Caledon Road, King George. 1-3 p.m. $3 per person, $8 per family. 540/663-3861; dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/caledon.

Star Parties on the Lawn, Caledon State Park, 11617 Caledon Road, King George. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Bring your own telescope or share one with a Rappahannock Astronomy Club member. Call if forecast calls for cloudy or overcast skies. 540/663-3861; dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/caledon.

Bingo, St. Michael High School. Doors open at 3:30 p.m., bingo starts at 5 p.m. See Jan. 31 listing.

Bingo, 1114 Potomac Ave., Suite 103, Stafford. Sponsored by Stafford Lions. Doors open at 11 a.m., games begin at 12:30 p.m. 540/361-7019.

Madison Ruritan AYCE salt herring breakfast, 18206 Timothy Lane, Ladysmith. Salt herring, scrambled eggs, sausage, fried apples, biscuits, coffee and juice. 6-8:30 a.m. $8. 804/448- 4233.

Ground Hog Supper, Stevensburg Baptist Church, 19393 York Road, Stevensburg. All-you-can-eat pancakes, maple syrup, sausage, hash browns, applesauce and coffee or milk. 5-7 p.m. Adults $8, children 5-12 years old $5, children under 5 years of age eat free. All are welcome.

CONCERT

Winter Soup and Song Series: Haze & Dacey, Lake Anna Winery, 5621 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania. 1-4 p.m. Soup and accompaniments may be purchased for $5. 540/895-5085; lawinery.net.

THEATER

“La Cage aux Folles,” Riverside Center for the Performing Arts. See Jan. 31 listing.

POSTPONED: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged),” Brooke Point High School, 1700 Courthouse Road, Stafford.

“The Lion in Winter,” Theater at Vint Hill. See Feb. 1 listing.

3 sunday

Fashion show, 718 Venue, 718 Caroline St. Valentine-themed fashion show with Paparazzi jewelry display, auction items, door prize and light fare. Mrs. Virginia 2018, Eileen Vega of Woodbridge, will be the special guest. Noon-3:30 p.m. $5. Limited seating. Benefits Zaylah’s Cause.

Hoagies for Hunter, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Route 3, King George. Italian, turkey or roast beef hoagies with cheese, along with chips, cookie and a drink for $7. Pick up between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at St. John’s Parish Hall. Place your order at 804/493-0779 or hoagiesforhunter@gmail.com by Feb. 1. Make checks payable to Hunter Pitts Assistance Fund.

Leave it to Beavers, Caledon State Park, 11617 Caledon Road, King George. 2-4 p.m. $3 per person, $8 per family. 540/663-3861; dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/caledon.

THEATER

“La Cage aux Folles,” Riverside Center for the Performing Arts. 3 p.m.; dinner served at 1 p.m. See Jan. 31 listing.

“The Lion in Winter,” Theater at Vint Hill. 2 p.m. See Feb. 1 listing.

5 tuesday

Great Lives Lecture Series: Benedict Arnold, University of Mary Washington, George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium. Guest speaker: Joyce Lee Malcolm, author of “The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold: An American Life.” 7:30 p.m. Free. 540/654-1065; umw.edu/greatlives.

Spotsylvania Line Dance Club, Marshall Center, 8800 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania. Beginner, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; intermediate 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. 804/448-9811.

Bingo, Fredericksburg Elks Lodge. See Jan. 31 listing.

6 wednesday

Bingo, American Legion Post 290, Stafford. See Jan. 31 listing.

CONCERT

Heritage Music: Ivan Applerouth, Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Court House Road, Hanover. 7-8 p.m. 804/537-5050; hanovertavern.org.

THEATER

“La Cage aux Folles,” Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, 95 Riverside Parkway. 1:30 p.m.; dinner served at 11:30 a.m. See Jan. 31 listing.

7 thursday

Great Lives Lecture Series: Jane Goodall, University of Mary Washington, George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium. Guest speaker: Dale Peterson, author of “Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man.” 7:30 p.m. Free. 540/654-1065; umw.edu/greatlives.

Film: “Bright Road,” Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mt. Pony Road, Culpeper. A rural teacher tries to reach a problem child. (MGM, 1953) 7:30 p.m. Free. 202/707-9994.

Bingo, Fredericksburg Elks Lodge. See Jan. 31 listing.

Bingo, American Legion Post 320. See Jan. 31 listing.

Bingo, St. Michael High School. See Jan. 31 listing.

THEATER

“La Cage Aux Folles,” Riverside Center for the Performing Arts. See Jan. 31 listing.

—Compiled by Tara Lee

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