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A day-by-day calendar for October

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Date published: 10/4/2012

Oct. 4

Fall Opening of the St. James' House, 1300 Charles St. An 18th-century gentleman's cottage contains a collection of period furnishings. 1-4 p.m. Adults $3, ages 6-18 $1. preservationvirginia.org.

Oct. 5

Fish Fry, Saint William of York Church, 3130 Jefferson Davis Highway, Stafford. 5-7 p.m. Adults $7, under age 12 $5. 540/720-4337.

Oct. 6

Craft Sale/Fall Festival, St. Matthias United Methodist Church, 426 Deacon Road, Stafford. Crafts, baked goods, silent auction, white elephant items, moon bounce, pony rides, firetruck, food. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 540/373-8759.

Oct. 7

Culpeper Farm Tour. Start at Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises, 10220 James Monroe Highway. Farm animals, wine tours and tastings, food. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 540/727-3410; culpeperfarmtour.com.

Oct. 8

Culpeper Renaissance Fourth annual Downtown Restaurant Week. $25 includes appetizer, entree and dessert. 540/825-4416.

Oct. 9

Line Dance Class, Strictly Ballroom Dance Studio, 125 Olde Greenwich Drive, suite 190, Spotsylvania. 7-9 p.m. $10. 540/832-7602. Instructor Olivia Ray, 540/898-9060.

Oct. 10

"Phantom," Riverside Center Dinner Theater, 95 Riverside Parkway, Falmouth. Lunch 11:30 a.m., play 1:30 p.m. 540/370-4300; riversidedt.com.

Oct. 11

Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, 19053 Mount Pony Road, Culpeper. "The Spy Who Came In From the Cold" (1965): A British agent refuses to come in from the Cold War during the 1960s, choosing to infiltrate the enemy, a mission that may prove his last. With Richard Burton, Claire Bloom and Oskar Werner. Spy thriller. Black-and-white. 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations encouraged. 540/827-1079, ext. 79994.

Oct. 12

"The Music Man," Fauquier Community Theater, 4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton. A fast-talking traveling salesman cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments for a band he vows to organize. Instead, he gets caught up in the town's problems, falls in love and brings music to the entire town. 8 p.m. Adults $17, students/seniors $15. 540/349-8760; fctstage.org.

Oct. 13

Third annual Rockabilly Hot Rod Rumble, Steckler Show Place, 12312 Spotswood Furnace Road, Spotsylvania. Hot rod and custom car show, rockabilly bands, vendors, swap meet. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 540/207-8939.

Oct. 14

Fall Big Woods Walk, James Madison's Montpelier, 11407 Constitution Highway, Orange. Guided tour of the 200-acre old-growth forest. 2 p.m. 540/672-2728.

Oct. 15

YoungLives, a mentoring and support program for pregnant and parenting teens, meets 6 p.m., Grace Church of Fredericksburg, 1141 Heatherstone Drive, Spotsylvania. 540/318-5324.

Oct. 16

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GO FOR A SPIN: The Fredericksburg Spinners and Weavers Guild is marking its 30th anniversary with the "Common Threads" exhibit at LibertyTown Arts Workshop. Come celebrate this First Friday. Right: "Boundweave" by Janet Fullerton.
BOOK IT: Local author Dana Bryan Greene will sign copies of her book, "See It Through a Memoir of Charles T. Davis Sr.," on Saturday at Headquarters Library. This remarkable story of a World War II veteran comes alive as the story unfolds. For teens and adults. In the Atrium. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.