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The Piedmont Symphony will kick off its seventh season on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m. with 'By George Gershwin,' an all-Gershwin program expected to be a crowd-pleaser. Carlos Cesar Rodriguez is the piano soloist. Go online to piedmontsymphony.org for information.
Spotsylvania County holding rabies clinic
Spotsylvania County will host a rabies clinic on Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon, at the Holbert Building parking lot, 9104 Courthouse Road. The clinic is open to Spotsy residents and nonresidents alike.
The cost is $6 per shot for dogs or cats. Animals must be at least 4 months old.
People may preregister through the Spotsylvania Treasurer's Office on the first floor of the Holbert Building. People can purchase vaccinations and dog licenses there, then bring the receipt the day of the clinic to get the dog vaccinated and the dog tag.
Stafford choral society extends sign-up date
The Stafford Regional Choral Society has extended registration through Oct. 28 in preparation for the annual Christmas concert, which will be held Dec. 16.
Rehearsals are on Sundays, 6-8 p.m. in the Colonial Forge High School chorus room. Singers from high school through adult are welcome. The group especially welcomes male vocal part singers.
Call 540/373-0215, email
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit staffordchoral.org for information.
AARP Safe-driving course scheduled in Stafford
An AARP driver safety course will be offered at the Stafford County Public Safety Building, 1225 Courthouse Road, on Oct. 29 and 30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days.
Contact 1st Sgt. Darrell English of the Stafford County Sheriff's Office at 540/658-4428 to sign up.
artist will discuss her photo creations today
Maura Harrison, who currently has an art exhibit at the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts Members' Gallery on Sophia Street, will answer questions about her work 1-4 p.m. today at the gallery.
Harrison will discuss using Photoshop to create photo composites, and high school students and Photoshop enthusiasts can ask how each work in the "Exit the Edge" exhibit was created.
For information, contact Harrison at 540/273-5514 or maura@thedesignroom inc.com.
Colonial Forge sets annual craft fair
The 14th annual Colonial Forge Craft Fair will be held Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Colonial Forge High School, 550 Courthouse Road in Stafford County.
The event is sponsored by the school's athletic booster club. Admission is $1.
The event will feature more than 85 crafters and vendors offering furniture and home accents, holiday items, children's clothing and accessories, art and photography, sweets and savory food items, scarves and jewelry. A variety of vendors also will take part. Also, groups participating include the American Red Cross, Semper Fi Fund, American Cancer Society, Fredericksburg SPCA, Cause USA, Boys and Girls Club and more.
Baskets and bingo benefit united way
Stafford County employees will sponsor a Longaberger Basket/Thirty-One Bingo event on Friday to benefit the Rappahannock United Way.
The event will be at the Rowser Building, 1739 Jefferson Davis Highway in Stafford. Doors open at 6 p.m., with bingo starting at 7.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Call Cathy Eckles at 540/658-8636 for tickets or information.
horror novel is subject of lecture
Blaine Pardoe will discuss his new horror novel, "Virginia Creeper," on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Culpeper County Library in the Southgate Shopping Center.
The book takes place in Culpeper and Fauquier counties and is the latest of more than 50 books in various genres written by Pardoe.
Call 540/825-8691 for information.
Orange clinic benefits from meal
For the fourth consecutive year, Elmwood at Sparks Restaurant will donate a portion of the proceeds from an evening to the Orange County Free Clinic for direct patient care.
"A Meal that Heals" will be held Sunday, Oct. 28. A reception is at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30.
Cost is $75 per person. Contact the restaurant directly at 540/672-0060 or info@elmwoodca tering.com for reservations.
Museum discussion focuses on slavery
An interactive discussion about James Madison and slavery is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the James Madison Museum, 129 Caroline St. in Orange.
The event is free and will be catered by Wise Guys Burgers and Dogs chef Billy Corbett.
Quilter will speak at local museum
Dominie Nash, an nationally and internationally recognized art quilter, will give a lecture on Tuesday at the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center.
The lecture and artist tour is titled "Accidental Patterns," which is based on the museum's temporary exhibit "Quilt National."
The lecture is sponsored by The Crazy Cousin quilt shop and is free and open to the public. After the lecture in the Catherine W. Jones McKann Center, Nash will give a tour of the exhibit in the City Council Chamber in the Historic Town Hall.
Call Tramia Jackson at 540/371-3037, ext. 140, or visit famcc.org for information.
K.G. Democrats meet Oct. 23
The King George County Democratic Committee will meet on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the old King George Middle School.
The public is invited to attend.
Spotsy Writing contest set for veterans day
Reality Realty Professionals Home for the Heroes and Spotsylvania County Schools are teaming up to have a writing contest for Veterans Day for middle-school-age youngsters.
The contest gives youngsters a choice from three topics.
What does Veterans Day mean to you?
Write a letter to a uniformed armed services member and tell that person how much you appreciate him or her and why.
Tell about a hero in your life who is or was a military member and explain why the person is special.
The first-place winner will get a $100 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble and the winner's classroom will get $250.
Second place gets a $75 gift certificate, while third place gets a $50 certificate, both from Barnes & Noble.
All entries must be submitted to the participant's school counseling office by Nov. 2.
Contact Dinah Richardson at
Email: dinah@RealityRealtyPros.com for information.
5K run will benefit POTS research
The 5K Run to Stand will be held Oct. 28 at 9 a.m. at Colonial Forge High School to benefit postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) research.
Visit 5krun4pots.weebly.com or contact Emily Bartosch at
Email: email@example.com for information or to register.
worship center has clothing giveaway
The Restoration Worship Center will hold a winter clothing giveaway on Saturday at American Legion Post 329, 9526 James Madison Parkway in King George for those who need articles.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Services board sets clinic open houses
The Rappahannock Area Community Services Board will hold a series of open house events at outpatient clinics.
Events are set for 6:30-8 p.m.:
Tuesday at the Caroline Clinic, Patricia K. Spaulding Building, 19254 Rogers Clark Blvd., Ruther Glen.
Wednesday at the Fredericksburg Clinic, Ronald W. Branscome Building, 600 Jackson St.
Oct. 29 at the Stafford Clinic, Charles A. Cooper Building, 15 Hope Road.
Nov. 7 at the King George Clinic, Marie O. Kunlo Building, 8479 St. Anthony's Road.
Contact Michelle Wagaman at
Email: email@example.com or 540/373-3223, ext. 3074.