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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.

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;

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;

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;

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

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;

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;

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;

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;

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.

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;

Oct. 27

Fourth annual Battlefield Cruz, Buffalo Wild Wings, 10107 Southpoint Parkway, Spotsylvania. Registration 10:30 a.m., show 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $15 per vehicle in advance, $20 at the gate. Forms available at Radley Chevrolet, Buffalo Wild Wings or online on the Battlefield Corvette Club Facebook page. Mail preregistration by Oct. 23 to Battlefield Corvette Club, Box 8478, Fredericksburg, VA 22404. Benefits Wounded EOD Warrior Foundation.

Oct. 28

Halloween on Broadway, Potomac Point Vineyard & Winery, 275 Decatur Road, Stafford. Concert of Broadway music with a ghoulish theme featuring the Chamber Chorale of Fredericksburg and Broadway star Patrick A'hearn. Concert 3 p.m., dinner to follow. $30 includes meal and concert. Advance tickets are required. 540/898-0458.

Oct. 29

First District Congressional Debate, UMW, George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium. With Rep. Rob Wittman, Democratic candidate Adam Cook and Independent candidate Gail Parker. 7:30 p.m. Free. 540/654-1055.

Oct. 30

Lecture: "Asian Cultural Celebration Keynote," UMW, Woodard Campus Center, Great Hall. Featuring Namiko Kunimoto, assistant professor of art at American University. 7 p.m. Free. 540/654-1044.

Oct. 31


--Compiled by Debbie Sauder

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.

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