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Second Anniversary, John J. Wright Museum, 7565 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania. Opening of a new exhibit, "The Psychological Power of Voting"; music by Earl Sam & Friends Jazz Ensemble; voter information by the NAACP and Organizing for America. 6:30 p.m. Free. 540/582-7583, ext. 5545; jjwmuseum.org.
Opening Reception: "Mapping Nowhere: Rosemary Kate Jesionowski," UMW, duPont Gallery. Featuring the work of Rosemary Jesionowski, assistant professor of art at UMW. 5-7 p.m. Free. On display through Oct. 5. 540/654-1013.
Opening Reception: "Reinterpreting the Decorative Arts," UMW, Ridderhof Martin Gallery. 5-7 p.m. Free. On display through Oct. 5. 540/654-1013.
Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, 19053 Mount Pony Road, Culpeper. "Fahrenheit 451" (1966): In an oppressive future, a fireman whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task. Based on the novel by Ray Bradbury. With Oskar Werner, Julie Christie and Cyril Cusack. Sci-fi drama. Color. 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations encouraged. 540/827-1079, ext. 79994.
Carolina Shag Dancing, Shannon's Bar & Grille, 2801 Plank Road, Fredericksburg. Sponsored by Battlefield Boogie Club. Free lessons at 7:30 p.m., dance until 10 p.m. 540/786-8321.
Music on the Green, The Village Green, The Village at Towne Centre, Spotsylvania. Redfootz presents The Red Sessions, rhythm and blues. 7-9 p.m. Free. Bring a chair. 540/786-6660.
"Phantom," Riverside Center Dinner Theater, 95 Riverside Parkway, Falmouth. Doors open at 6 p.m., play begins at 8 p.m. $40-$60. Runs through Oct. 14. 540/370-4300; riversidedt.com.
Soggy Doggy Swim, Dixon Park Swimming Pool, 1300 Dixon St., Fredericksburg. 5:30-8 p.m. $5 for up to two dogs. Registration forms available at the Dorothy Hart Community Center. 540/372-1086.
Exploring Carter's Pond, Prince William Forest Park, 18170 Park Entrance Road, Triangle. Explore the plants, animals and ecosystem with a park ranger. 9-11 a.m. $5 per vehicle. 703/221-7181.
Cemetery Hike, Prince William Forest Park, 18170 Park Entrance Road, Triangle. A 1.5-mile off-trail hike. 7 p.m. $5 per vehicle entrance fee. 703/221-7181.
Friday Night Fest in the 'Burg, Inn at The Olde Silk Mill, 1707 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg. Music by the Wil Gravatt Band, and all-you-can-eat barbecue and crabs. In celebration of the one-year anniversary of Thrive, the healing center. 6-9 p.m. $35 in advance, $40 at the door. 540/361-1331; thrivehealing.org.
A BLAST FROM THE PAST:
On Saturday, the Vintage Route 1 Tour & Downtown Community Day will celebrate the 1920s-60s in Fredericksburg. Events will include streetcar tours of Princess Anne, a vintage fashion show and costume contest, classic cars, oral history collection, children's activities and self-guided walking tours. Free; extra cost for streetcar tour. Visit hffi.org/vintage-route-1.html