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January 2020

27th ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY SOCCER TOURNAMENT Accepting Applications

January 17 @ 8:00 am - March 15 @ 7:00 pm

The year 2020 brings us to our 27th annual soccer tournament right here in historic Stafford County! Games will be played on fields all around the county with our main field at beautiful Embrey Mill on March 14th and 15th. Soccer clubs can register at staffordsoccer.com. Visitors can come out and catch the awesome action on the pitch the weekend of the tourney!

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2020 Spring Stafford Soccer REC Registration

January 17 @ 8:00 am - February 25 @ 12:00 am

Join us for Spring soccer! Our recreation program is for area youth ages U5 through High School. We are always looking for volunteer coaches, contact us for more info about coaching a team for the spring.

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2020 Spring Adult League Registration

January 17 @ 8:00 am - March 7 @ 5:00 pm
Embey Mill Fields, 1600 Mine Road
Stafford, 22554
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Dust off those cleats and stretch out your quads and hammies, Spring Adult League is upon us! The Adult League is designed to offer adults in and around Stafford County an opportunity to experience and enjoy the game of soccer in a competitive, fun environment much like the youth players receive. Spring Season begins early March 2020 Grab some friends and register as a team OR alone as a free agent 8V8 Games at Embrey Mill Fields Options to fit…

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2020 Spring Break Camp Registration

January 17 @ 8:00 am - March 16 @ 5:00 pm
Embey Mill Fields, 1600 Mine Road
Stafford, 22554
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Join us for Spring Break Camp as we team up with Jeff Rouse Swim and Sport Center the week of March 16th-20th Options available: • Half day Soccer Camp 9AM to Noon • Extend to full day with Jeff Rouse Swim and Sport Center Noon to 4PM • Before and After Care available

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The Cat in the Hat

January 21 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, 95 Riverside Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA 22406 United States
$16.00

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat that they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly loads of fun. He turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure... but what will mum find when she gets home...? Performances: Selected Tues. & Thurs. Matinees 10:30am: Show Arrival 11:30am: Performance Start Selected…

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The Cat in the Hat

January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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One event on January 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on January 28, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on January 30, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on February 11, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, 95 Riverside Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA 22406 United States
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$16.00

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat that they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly loads of fun. He turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure... but what will mum find when she gets home...? Performances: Selected Tues. & Thurs. Matinees 10:30am: Show Arrival 11:30am: Performance Start Selected…

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Monthly Guided Woodland Hikes

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405 United States
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Conducted by Virginia Master Naturalists, these informative walks cover a mile of trails in both woodlands and fields and also touch on the historic ruins of Belmont’s past. Please wear sturdy footwear. Meet outside the Visitor Center. Free.

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Guided Woodland Hikes

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405 United States
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Free

Conducted by Virginia Master Naturalists, these informative walks cover a mile of trails in both woodlands and fields and also touch on the historic ruins of Belmont’s past. Please wear sturdy footwear. Meet outside the Visitor Center.

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February 2020

First Saturday Shoreline Cleanup

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 5, 2020

Widewater State Park, 101 Widewater State Park Road
Stafford, VA 22554 United States
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Free

Widewater is a beautiful and unique place. Put on your hiking boots and join park rangers keep our shoreline the fascinating place that it is. Teams of volunteers will be given areas to focus on. All supplies will be provided. All we need are energetic, smiling faces. Students needing community service hours will be provided documentation of service.

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George Washington’s Birthday at Ferry farm

February 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
George Washington’s Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm, 268 King's Highway
Fredericksburg, VA 22405 United States
$5 – $17

Celebrate George Washington’s 288th birthday at his boyhood home with fun activities for the whole family, including games, crafts, exhibits, archaeology lab tours, living history activities, the Stone Throw Challenge (weather permitting), history theater, and birthday cake. “General Washington” will attend the birthday celebration to talk about his youth on the farm! Tour the Washington house at Ferry Farm! For more information, please call 540-370-0732 or email events@gwffoundation.org.

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March 2020

2020 Special Olympics Virginia Basketball Championships

March 6 - March 7
Colonial Forge High School, 550 Courthouse Rd
Stafford,
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It's March Madness Special Olympics Virginia style! Don't miss a moment of our annual Basketball Championships in Stafford. The event tips off with Opening Ceremony at Colonial Forge High School, including a half-time show, contests and cool prizes, fan giveaways and the lighting of the Olympic Cauldron. On Saturday there will be skills, half court, and full-court action all day. Special thanks to Stafford Tourism for their support of this event!  

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Bright Star

March 25 - May 17
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 17, 2020

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, 95 Riverside Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA 22406 United States
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$25 – $72

Inspired by a real event and featuring the bluegrass-tinged Grammy-nominated Steven Martin and Edie Brickell score, Broadway’s Bright Star is a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her…

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April 2020

Beeping Egg Hunt

April 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405 United States
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free

Since 2011, the Education Department has invited visually impaired or blind children and their families to participate in a Beeping Egg Hunt. This annual event is reminiscent of the Easter parties Corinne Melchers, with her husband’s encouragement, would host for local children each year at Belmont, complete with Punch and Judy shows, egg rolls, fanciful invitations, and plenty of favors. The specially designed plastic eggs were made and donated by volunteers of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators.…

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Spring Open House

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405 United States
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free

The public is invited to tour the house, studio and galleries of the famous American painter Gari Melchers (1860-1932). Stroll the restored gardens and woodland trails, visit the Fannie Roots House on the property to hear about the latest restoration efforts between 1 and 3 PM, join a Preschool Palette class in the kitchen classroom between 1 PM and 4 PM, and explore the museum shop. Free admission. Contact: Buffy Knappenberger at eknappen@umw.edu or 540 654-1843

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June 2020

Art After Hours

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on July 16, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 20, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 17, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on June 18, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405 United States
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Free

Join us for another toe-tapping evening of live music provided by local bands in the beautiful summer setting of our lawn and gardens. Enjoy homegrown Stafford County crafted beer, wine and food trucks. Visit the studio and galleries of American artist Gari Melchers. Free admission. Tickets for beer/wine $5 and food trucks accept cash or credit. Stay tuned for registration details. Questions please contact Meghan Pcsolyar, mpcsolya@umw.edu.

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September 2020

Stafford County Heritage Day

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405 United States
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Explore Stafford County's rich historical legacy of more than three centuries with multicultural perspectives, historical interpretation, agricultural demonstrations, and presentations from local organizations.  Family-friendly. Free admission. Contact: Jennifer Pinkerton at jpinkert@umw.edu or 540 654-1842

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