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March 2020

Guided Woodland Hikes

March 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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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Barley Naked ALL CAPS Ticket Lottery

March 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Barley Naked Brewing Company, 15 Tech Pkwy, Suite 109
Stafford, VA 22556 United States
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Free

Barley Naked Brewing Company will hold a Washington Capitals Ticket lottery on Sunday March 29th at 5pm. We will give away a pair of tickets for the CAPS vs Maple Leafs game on Tuesday, March 31st; and the CAPS vs Wild on Thursday, April 2nd. You must be present to enter AND present to win our Season Tickets for the above listed games. To enter, you must make a brewery purchase between the hours of 3pm and 4pm, for each…

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April 2020

Spring Fever 5K

April 4 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Stafford Hospital Medical Pavilion, 125 Hospital Center Boulevard
Stafford, 22554
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$15 – $30

Get rid of the winter blues and join the Stafford Hospital Foundation for the 2020 Spring Fever 5K Run/Walk and Kids ½ mile Fun Run. We welcome devoted runners, weekend joggers and families to participate in this community event! The Spring Fever 5K is a part of the Stafford Race Series and Fredericksburg Area Running Club Coldwell Banker Elite Grand Prix Series. Proceeds from the event benefits Stafford Hospital and the patients and families it serves. This is a rain…

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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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May 2020

An Evening with the Stafford Stars

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Avenue
Fredericksburg, 22401
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$25 – $40

The inaugural Stafford Education Foundation Gala will take place in May 2020 with the theme, “An Evening with the Stafford Stars.” About this Event The purpose of the event is to provide a platform for which Stafford County Public School's finest visual and performing artists can shine while raising funds in support of the Stafford Education Foundation's mission "to impact and advance education in Stafford County Public Schools." Schedule 6:00 p.m. The University of Mary Washington's George Washington Hall opens.…

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Golden Hours Sunset Photo Session

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on August 9, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405 United States
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For only two nights in 2020, Belmont's grounds will be open after hours for photographers to catch that "golden hour" with their clients.  All interested photographers must reserve their spot by May 1.  On the day of the event, photographers must pay the $50 per client session photography fee upon arrival.  Spots will be limited, so register fast. Contact: Buffy Knappenberger at eknappen@umw.edu or 540 654-1843

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Murder for Two

May 27 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, 95 Riverside Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA 22406 United States
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$25 – $72

In this hilarious 90-minute show, 2 performers play 13 roles—not to mention the piano—in a witty and winking homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries. The New York Times said: “INGENIOUS! A snazzy double-act that spins out a comic mystery animated by funny, deftly turned songs.” In the mood for a laugh? You won’t want to miss this killer musical comedy! A small-town policeman has dreams of making it to detective. One fateful night, shots ring out at the surprise birthday party…

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June 2020

Kayak Bass Fishing Tournament

June 13 @ 5:30 am - 1:30 pm
Potomac River Stafford, VA United States + Google Map

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Art After Hours

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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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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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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

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

September 9 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
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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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