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'ANGELS' TOUR VISITS
Alan Pedersen, a songwriter and bereaved father, will bring his "Angels Across the USA Tour" to the Fredericksburg area on Oct. 16.
He'll perform for the Fredericksburg chapter of Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents whose children have died. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5102 Harrison Road, in Spotsylvania County.
It is free and open to the public.
Pederson, who has performed more than 25 years, spent several years in Nashville writing and recording music, according to his website.
After his daughter, Ashley, was killed in an automobile accident in August 2001, he began writing about the pain and his journey toward trying to find joy again. He wrote four CDs filled with original songs about his experience.
For more information, contact Kathie Kelly at 540/220-4325.
ROSNER HAS GOLF OPEN FOR WARRIORS
Cannon Ridge Golf Club in Stafford County will host the third annual Rosner Automotive Group Pro-Wounded Warrior Golf Tournament on Monday. The event provides the chance for 18 wounded warriors to play golf and raises money for the Salute Military Golf Association. SMGA uses golf to provide rehabilitative experiences for wounded war veterans and their families.
Each team at the tournament will be made up on one Mid-Atlantic PGA professional, two sponsoring amateurs and one wounded warrior. Amateurs pay a $1,000 fee to play in the event; the veterans are guests of the club.
The tournament will start with a golf clinic featuring one of the veterans at 11 a.m. It is open to the public and hosted by Jim Estes, PGA director of golf instruction at Olney Golf Park and co-founder of SMGA.
The clinic will be followed by lunch, then a "shotgun start" golf tournament at 1 p.m., followed by a dinner and cocktail party.
Donations to the SMGA can be made through their website at smga.org.
PC USERS GROUP WILL MEET THURSDAY
Oliver Jones, a Microsoft specialist with Mosiac Inc., will speak at the Thursday meeting of the Fredericksburg PC Users Group at 7 p.m. at the Falmouth Fire House on Butler Road in southern Stafford County.
Mosiac is a company under contract to represent Microsoft at the retail level. Jones works in the Best Buy stores in Fredericksburg and Woodbridge to help customers with problems relating to Microsoft products.
STAFFORD 4-H SEWING CLUB WILL MEET
The Stafford 4-H Sewing Club will hold an organizational meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Stafford County office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension, 1739 Jefferson Davis Highway.
A limited number of sewing machines will be available for those who do not own or have access to a machine.
The club is for youths 10 and older. Call 540/658-8000 for information.
PARENTING GROUP WILL MEET SATURDAY
Attachment Parenting International of Fredericksburg will meet Thursday. The group meets the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Snow Branch Library, 8740 Courthouse Road in Spotsylvania County.
Parents and children are welcome. Call Robynn Schamel at 540/368-5202 or Esther Koppel at 909/992-2667 for information.
STAFFORD HOLDING SHREDDING DAY
Stafford County Crime Solvers will hold a shredding day on Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon at the Stafford County Sheriff's Office, 1225 Courthouse Road.
The cost is $5 per box with a limit of 100 pounds of shredding material per person.
People can pull into the parking lot, pay the money and have the boxes unloaded.
PIZZERIA TAKES PART IN CANCER EVENT
Family Pizzeria, 1924 Jefferson Davis Highway in Stafford, will donate 20 percent of sales Friday to the Karen Mullen Breast Cancer Foundation, a national charity based in Seattle.
The restaurant's slogan is a "Slice of Hope."
For information, visit pizzatoday.com/sliceofhope or facebook.com/FamilyPizzeria.
MADISON MUSEUM SETS PAIR OF EVENTS
The James Madison Muesum in Orange has announced two events this weekend.
The Dolley Madison Quilters Guild will hold a quilt show Saturday and Sunday at Prospect Heights Middle School, 202 Daily Drive in Orange.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5.
A Civil War medicine and surgery program will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Museum, 129 Caroline St. in Orange. Dr. Martha Neff-Smith will give the presentation.
The program is free, and light refreshments will be provided.
RESOURCE CENTER HOLDING FESTIVAL
The disAbility Resource Center will host ADAy for All, a festival to recognize the 22nd anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, on Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Hurkamp Park.
The event also recognizes National Disability Employment Month, held each October.
The day will include food, information, music, kids' activities, vendor booths and speeches.
RELAY FOR LIFE FUNDRAISERS SET
Team True Believers with the Relay for Life in Orange County will hold fundraisers at Mama's Pizza of Locust Grove, 32311 Constitution Highway, on Monday, Nov. 5 and Dec. 3.
Hours are 5-8 p.m. for each. Part of the evening's proceeds will go to the Relay for Life team.
There will be activities for children and information about the American Cancer Society.
SPINNERS, WEAVERS HOLDING EVENT
The Fredericksburg Spinners and Weavers Guild, in conjunction with From the Heart Stitchers, will hold the second annual Let's Stitch charitable event on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at LibertyTown Arts Workshop, 916 Liberty St.
The event is free. No registration is required.
Contact Lynette Reed at 540/368-2840 for information.
AARP DRIVER SAFETY COURSE SCHEDULED
An AARP Driver Safety Course will be offered at the English Oaks Senior Apartments, 11 Darlington Way in Stafford County, on Wednesday and Thursday. Hours are 9 a.m.-1 p.m. both days.
To sign up, contact Heather Lease, community manager, at 540/372-7797.