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July 2020

Curator’s Tour

July 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on July 5, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405 United States
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The public is invited to a behind the scenes tour of the museum operation at Gari Melchers Home and Studio led by 35-year veteran at the property, Joanna Catron. Start at Visitor Center. Members free, Non-members $10. Limited to 12. Reservations required. Contact: Jennifer Pinkerton at jpinkert@umw.edu or 540 654-1842

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Ghost The Musical

July 8 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 26, 2020

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 29, 2020

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 30, 2020

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

A timeless fantasy about the power of love. Molly is in grave danger when a mugging while walking back to their apartment one-night leaves Sam dying in the street. Unable to leave Molly in need, Sam is trapped as a ghost between this world and the next. With the help of a questionable storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, Sam tries to communicate with Molly and protect her from harm. A modern musical production with book and lyrics by Bruce Joel…

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August 2020

Gari Melchers’ Birthday Celebration

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405 United States
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Come celebrate the 160th anniversary of Gari Melchers’ birth.  Admission is $1.60 to those who say “Happy Birthday!” Let Melchers inspire you to create your own art.   Free-to-use art supplies will be available or you may bring your own.  Birthday cake will be served. Contact: Buffy Knappenberger at eknappen@umw.edu or 540 654-1843

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September 2020

Picturing New Connections

September 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on September 3, 2020 at 10:30 am

$5

Gari Melchers Home & Studio partners with the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Richmond Chapter, to offer a small, welcoming program that combines sensory-rich and interactive guided discussions in Gari Melchers’ studio with a related art-making experience afterwards. The hour-long program will feature a theme, paintings, and art project. Costs is $5 per person. Reservations required. Contact: Michelle Crow-Dolby at mdolby@umw.edu or 540 654-1851

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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

September 9 @ 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 28, 2020

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 1, 2020

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

A progressive white couple's liberal sensibilities are put to the test when their daughter brings her black fiancé home to meet them in this fresh and relevant stage adaptation of the iconic Sidney Poitier film, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Blindsided by their daughter's whirlwind romance and fearful for her future, they quickly come to realize the difference between supporting a mixed-race couple in your newspaper and welcoming one into your family--especially in 1967. Her parents aren't the only ones…

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Civil War Weekend at Falmouth

September 12 - September 13
moncure conway house, 305 king street
Falmouth, 22405
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Free

Yearly Civil War Living History event at the Moncure Conway House. Nearly 100 re-enactors, living historians, and impressionists will be at the grounds of the Moncure Conway House on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The weekend is an opportunity for the public to interact with an assortment of knowledgeable living historians and compelling impressionists who portray notable figures of the period including President Abraham Lincoln, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, Union…

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7th Annual Stafford Education Foundation Golf Tournament

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Augustine Golf Club, 76 Monument Drive
Stafford, VA 22554 United States
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WHY CHOOSE THE STAFFORD EDUCATION FOUNDATION? Our Golf Tournament is an excellent opportunity to give back to the community. With your help, we can achieve this goal. You can be certain that your donation will make a difference in many local lives. Help us and show your support by choosing from one of the following levels of sponsorship.Your participation as a player, sponsor or donor will go a long way to show your support of Stafford County Public Schools. We…

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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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October 2020

The Sounds of Silents

October 3 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405 United States
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Screenings TBD at 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM; 4:30 PM Did you know that Gari Melchers once had lunch with Charlie Chaplin and loved going to the cinema? Spend an afternoon with us enjoying the motion pictures of the pre-talkies era with live musical accompaniment, popcorn, candy, sodas and food trucks! Dr. Andrew Simpson, music professor, Catholic University, will curate and accompany on piano two silent film classics and discuss the genre of silent film as a nexus of drama, visual…

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November 2020

Meet Me in St. Louis

November 11 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 23, 2020

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 26, 2020

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 27, 2020

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

Based on the heartwarming MGM film, Meet Me in St. Louis is a rare treasure in the musical theatre; a wholesome and delightful portrait of a turn-of-the-century American family. It is the summer of 1903, and the Smith family eagerly anticipates the opening of the 1904 World’s Fair. Over the course of a year, the family’s mutual respect, tempered with good-natured humor, helps them through romance, opportunity, and heartbreaks. The musical includes seven of the best-loved songs from the film,…

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Home for the Holidays

November 23 - December 30
Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405 United States
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Enjoy the house decorated for the holidays in the spirit and style of American painter Gari Melchers and his talented artist-wife Corinne. Included with museum admission during regular hours. Contact: Buffy Knappenberger at eknappen@umw.edu or 540 654-1843

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