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Alzheimer's Support Group meets 1:30 p.m. at Homecare America, 2017 Plank Road, Westwood Shopping Center (Lori Myers, 540/370-0835) and 7 p.m., Carriage Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center, 6106 Health Center Lane (Judy Scheibe, 540/898-1378).

Oct. 17

"Shock of the News," National Gallery of Art, Fourth and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington. Examines newspaper phenomenon from 1909 to 2009. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 202/737-4215; nga.gov.

Oct. 18

Film: "Freedom Riders," UMW, George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium. A documentary that tells the story behind a group of 1960s-era civil rights activists who fought segregation. 7 p.m. Free. 540/654-1342.

Oct. 19

"The Importance of Being Earnest," Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building, 15941 Donald Curtis Drive, Woodbridge. By the Castaways Repertory Theatre. 8 p.m. $14, seniors/students $11, ages 12 and younger $7. 703/508-5418.

Oct. 20

33rd Harvest Celebration, Ingleside Vineyards, 5872 Leedstown Road, Oak Grove. Winemaking demonstrations, tours, tastings, artwork, crafts, live music, hay rides, food. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 day of event (includes souvenir wine glass). 804/224-8687; inglesidevineyards.com.

Oct. 21

Fall Home Show, Fredericksburg Expo Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults $8, seniors $5, ages 12 and younger free (tickets good all weekend). 540/548-5555; fredericksburgexpocenter.com.

Oct. 22

"Quilts: A Feast for the Soul," Porter Library, 2001 Parkway Blvd., Stafford. More than 100 quilts. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. 540/659-4909.

Oct. 23

"Titanoboa: Monster Snake," National Museum of Natural History, Constitution Avenue NW, Washington. Scientists have uncovered the remains of Titanoboa, the largest snake in the world, in a Colombian coal mine. Explore a full-scale model of Titanoboa, 48 feet long and 2,500 pounds. 202/633-1000; mnh.si.edu.

Oct. 24

Discussion: "The Reality of the Queer Conservative," UMW, Lee Hall, Room 411. Featuring a representative from the Log Cabin Republicans. 7 p.m. Free. 540/654-1044.

Oct. 25

Fashion Show/Luncheon, Fredericksburg Country Club. Sponsored by Newcomers and Old Friends Club. Vendors open 10:30 a.m., lunch at noon. Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 17.
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Oct. 26

Haunting Halloween Madness, Lake Anna Winery, 5621 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania. Costumes, music by Reunion, food, pumpkin-carving, wine tasting. 6-10 p.m. Benefits Louisa Humane Society. 895-5085; lawinery.com.

Oct. 27


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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.