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September 2021

Girl Scouts Love State Parks

September 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Widewater State Park, 101 Widewater State Park Road
Stafford, VA 22554 United States
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September 12, 2021. 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. For Girl Scouts Love State Parks 2021, enjoy a variety of activities at the park and work towards earning your Girl Scouts Love the Outdoors Challenge Patch. Registration is not required. By using Leave No Trace principles, visitors will learn how to use those skills to make minimal impact on their environment, plan an eco trek that has a purpose, practice your skills on the trek, make a difference while on their…

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You don’t belong here! – Invasive Species

September 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Widewater State Park, 101 Widewater State Park Road
Stafford, VA 22554 United States
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September 18, 2021. 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Let's hike the trails at Widewater and find what doesn't belong. Multiflora Rose is pretty, but should it be here? Rangers will answer that question and a lot more as we go in search of the invasive species that inhabit the state park. For more information, call 540-288-1400

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Noting Nature – Nature Journaling

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Widewater State Park, 101 Widewater State Park Road
Stafford, VA 22554 United States
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September 19, 2021. 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Discover a whole new way of seeing the world around you. Keeping a nature journal can improve mental clarity, boost confidence and emotional intelligence, self-discipline, and creativity. Explore Widewater with a Ranger and take the time to slow down and absorb the beauty around us. Each session will begin with an in-depth look at one of the park's natural residents. Participants must bring their own journals and something to write or draw…

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39th Annual Big Blue Marching Band Invitational

September 25 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10

Come enjoy amazing performances by local High School bands and the CNU Marching Captains! Concessions, raffles, and more available! Join us at NSHS Football Stadium 839 Garrisonville Rd, Stafford, VA Tickets are only $10 at the gate! Find more info at northstaffordband.com

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Via Colori Street Art Festival

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until September 26, 2021

Stafford Courthouse Commuter Lot, 1165 Old Courthouse Rd.
Stafford, 22554
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Free

Prepare to be amazed at what can be done with chalk and asphalt as artists from the region transform an entire parking lot during the first-ever Via Colori Stafford street painting festival! Via Colori® is the modern day version of a centuries-old tradition in which dozens of volunteer artists create large-scale pastel artworks directly on the pavement of our county's streets. Bring the entire family to this two-day event to watch the artists in progress, enjoy music on the Via…

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Woodland Hike

September 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 until December 26, 2021

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. Dress appropriately and meet outside the Visitor Center. Masks are required. To register, contact Garden Manager Jody Wilken at [email protected] or 540-654-1839.

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Monthly Guided Woodland Hikes

September 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

September 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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October 2021

Music Evolution in the African Diaspora: West African Dance & Bomba

October 2 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Avenue
Fredericksburg, 22401
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We are excited to announce the guests for the third of three weekend events from our project “The Banyan Tree of the Americas: Music Evolution in the African Diaspora”. We are honored to host panelists and artists from Richmond, VA, Omilade Janine Bell, and from Orlando, FL and Puerto Rico, Melanie Maldonado and Ausuba! Come join us and untangle the ancestral stories that are not reflected in many history books. We will expose the history and evolution of our African…

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Gimme S’more Saturday Nights!

October 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Widewater State Park, 101 Widewater State Park Road
Stafford, VA 22554 United States
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Learn how to build a fire, campfire safety, and how to make the perfect s'more. Bring along a chair to sit around the fire and listen to stories from the rangers. S'mores kits will be available to purchase. Call 540-288-1400 for more information.

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Figures and Movements in Puerto Rican Bomba

October 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Avenue
Fredericksburg, 22401
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Learn about Puerto Rican bomba dancing, figures, and movement from one of our youngest bomba educators and leaders, Marién Torres López. The workshop will include brief historical explanation, instruments, social functions, basic steps, and piquetes (dance improvisation). Be ready to move and learn! Limited spaces available. Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 1pm to 2pm ET University of Mary Washington Chandler Ballroom C University Center 1301 College Ave Fredericksburg, VA We will follow the CDC and Virginia Department of Health guidelines for…

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community Day

October 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
George Washington’s Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm, 268 King's Highway
Fredericksburg, VA 22405 United States
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$12

Participants can tour the Washington House interpreted by Abbie Castillo (using American Sign Language). Before or after the tour, participants are encouraged to explore the grounds, garden, and Visitor Center galleries. Tour times are 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Reservations are encouraged as space is limited. Ferry Farm admission fee applies. Please see FerryFarm.org/events for ticket purchases. Please arrive to Ferry Farm 10-15 minutes before your tour begins. You will check-in at the Visitors Center, where staff will welcome you.…

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Yoga in the Park

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 23, 2021

Widewater State Park, 101 Widewater State Park Road
Stafford, VA 22554 United States
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Combine the healing powers of nature and yoga. Instructors from Latitude Yoga Co. lead an hour long yoga class as you take in the beauty of the Aquia Creek. Dress in your yoga best and bring your own mat and water bottle. Children aged 13 and older are welcome. Maximum class size is 30 participants, and reservations are not required. There is no fee for the program. For more information, please call 540-288-1400.

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Barley Naked Beer Mile

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Barley Naked Brewing Company, 15 Tech Pkwy, Suite 109
Stafford, VA 22556 United States
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Join us for the inaugural running of the Barley Naked Beer Mile. Presented by the Fredericksburg Area Running Club and hosted by Barley Naked in Stafford VA. The race supports Fairy Godmother Project. Pricing: $30 Early Bird Registration through August 22nd $35 Normal Registration August 23rd through October 1st $40 Late Registration October 2nd through 8th The Beer Mile will be held on October 9th. The competitors will start in waves of 50. The first wave will start at 10am.…

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Barley Naked Oktoberfest Weekend Celebration

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - October 11 @ 6:00 pm
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One event on October 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Barley Naked Brewing Company, 15 Tech Pkwy, Suite 109
Stafford, VA 22556 United States
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Free

Join Barley Naked to celebrate Oktoberfest on October 9th and 10th! From 12 PM - 9 PM on October 9th and 12 PM - 6 PM on October 10th, Barley Naked Brewing Company will be celebrating Oktoberfest and their 3rd anniversary! There will be live music, food trucks, games, contests, Effingham Winery, and beer of course! This event is family friendly and fun for every age!

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Bright Star

October 13 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until October 27, 2021

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 30, 2021

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 31, 2021

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, 95 Riverside Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA 22406 United States
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$55 – $79.98

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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Unfamily Friendly Family Feud

October 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Adventure Brewing, 33 Perchwood Dr.
Fredericksburg, VA 22405 United States
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Free

Just like the tv show, our Unfamily Friendly Family Feud challenges you to defend your team's honor with lightning-quick responses. Each team has to guess the top answers for each set of questions. Come watch the fun or join in for a chance to win! Prizes to the winning teams.

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Gimme S’more Saturday Nights!

October 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Widewater State Park, 101 Widewater State Park Road
Stafford, VA 22554 United States
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Learn how to build a fire, campfire safety, and how to make the perfect s'more. Bring along a chair to sit around the fire and listen to stories about the park from rangers. S'mores kits will be available to purchase. Call 540-288-1400 for more information.

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Noting Nature – Nature Journaling

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until October 31, 2021

Widewater State Park, 101 Widewater State Park Road
Stafford, VA 22554 United States
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10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Discover a whole new way of seeing the world around you. Keeping a nature journal can improve mental clarity, boost confidence and emotional intelligence, self-discipline, and creativity. Explore Widewater with a Ranger and take the time to slow down and absorb the beauty around us. Each session will begin with an in-depth look at one of the park's natural residents. Participants must bring their own journals and something to write or draw with. This program…

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Bomba Dance Classes

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

DanceFXBG, 902 Caroline St
Fredericksburg, 22401
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$15

Save the dates and join us to learn the fundamentals of Puerto Rican bomba dance! Have fun and sweat while you learn bomba rhythms, basic steps, piquetes, regional characteristics and history. Each class will include new moves and techniques as we learn multiple rhythms. Course dates are on Sundays September 26th, October 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st November 7th, 14th, 21st December 5th, 12th and 19th Bomba I (10 years old and older) from 1:00pm to 1:55pm U.S. Eastern Time.…

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