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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.
school hosting domestic violence awareness week
Colonial Forge High School's Family Career and Community Leaders of America club is having a Domestic Violence Awareness Week this week at the school.
The group will collect canned goods throughout the week and have students and staff pledge against domestic violence.
All food collected will be donated to Empower House.
STAFFORD VIPERS BASEBALL
The 10U Stafford Vipers travel baseball coaching staff will hold tryouts for the 2013 season on Nov. 3 at 11 a.m. The team is looking to fill two or three roster spots, and pitching ability is a plus. To be eligible, boys cannot be 11 before May 1, 2013.
Call Jason at 760/576-6569 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for tryout locations and information.
FALL FESTIVAL, FAMILY HEALTH FEST SCHEDULED
Spotsylvania County will hold its fall festival at the Marshall Center and family health fest at Spotsylvania Middle School, both on Saturday, Nov. 3.
The fall festival is scheduled 10 a.m. to
The family health fest is scheduled 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Spotsy Middle School Gym, 8801 Courthouse Road.
There will be health information, vision screenings for children, flu shots by Prime Care, Health Screening by the Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, blood pressure, body mass index, blood sugar and cholesterol, and financial and physical fitness vendors and more.
ZOMBIE WALK SCHEDULED TO BENEFIT AREA GROUPS
The Mean Mommy Club of Fredericksburg will hold its second annual Fredericksburg Zombie Walk on Saturday, Nov. 3, 3-6 p.m. at Hurkamp Park to benefit Hope House, Seca, SERVE and Fredericksburg Food Bank.
Participants are asked to bring nonperishable food items or cleaning supplies for donation. Last year's event brought in more than 2,000 pounds of food and supplies.
The event will feature a variety of costume prizes. Visit fredzombies.com.
KG YMCA PROGRAM CELEBRATES FAMILIES
On Oct. 18, the King George YMCA celebrated "Lights on After School," a national program that stresses the need for the lights to stay on--and the doors open--for programs that offer activities to children after school.
King George got a state grant for its after-school program, Director Elizabeth Clark told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. She gave each member handmade invitations from the children, inviting them to festivities Oct. 18. She asked the board to continue its support of programs that keep children safe after school and help working families.
After Clark mentioned that the children would be playing dodge ball, Supervisor Dale Sisson Jr. asked if the board should field a team for the event. "You will be on the old person's side," she said. "And yes, they will take you on anytime."
LOCAL CHURCH YOUTHS HAVE PROJECT FOR FOOD BANK
The youths of St. Mary Catholic Church are inviting all youths in the Fredericksburg area to take part in "trick-or-treat so others can eat," a promotion to gather food for the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank.
The collection of food begins Halloween night, Oct. 31, and continues through Sunday, Nov. 4. People can drop off food at the church, 1009 Stafford Ave. in Fredericksburg.
Youths are asked to take along an extra bag when they go trick-or-treating on Halloween. They can ask each household for nonperishable food items, then bring the items to the Parish Life Center at the church.
Items needed every day include tuna, salmon, chicken, peanut butter, dry beans, macaroni and cheese, 100 percent fruit or vegetable juice, canned fruits and vegetables, cooking oil, pasta and sauce.
Call the church at 540/373-6491 for more information.
MASTER GARDENER LECTURE SCHEDULED AT LIBRARY
Gwen Pote, a master naturalist, will speak Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Master Gardener 4th Thursday Series at the Salem Church Library.
Pote will speak on backyard habitat, and how to create and manage an environment that attracts wildlife and limits the uninvited.
TRINITY EPISCOPAL HOLDS FUNDRAISER FOR OUTREACH
Trinity Episcopal Church will hold its fall yard and bake sale Friday and Saturday.
The indoor sale begins at 9 a.m. each day and feature different items each day to benefit the church's community outreach program that provides food and other assistance to individuals and families in need.
The event will feature a children's boutique, toys, infant furniture, clothes and accessories for all ages, collectibles, household items, antiques, jewelry, linens, books, small appliances and electronics, and season baked goods.
The outdoor sale begins at 8:30 and will include bikes, furniture, tools, games and more.
The church is at the corner of William Street and College Avenue. Call 540/273-0653 to donate items or get information.
RIKKI'S REFUGE SETS 5K RUN NOV. 4 AT CHANCELLOR HIGH
The Rikki's Run 5K will be held Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Chancellor High School track, 6300 Harrison Road in Spotsylvania County. Registration is 6:30-7:30 a.m., with race time at 8. Early registration is $25, while race-day registration is $30 plus a donation of cat food.
Call 540/854-5375 or 540/786-2606 ext. 2102.
Awards will go to the top three male and female overall finishers, and the top three male and female finishers in age groups.
There will be a special group for individuals with disabilities.
Visit rikkisrefuge.org for information.
WOMEN IN WORSHIP CONFERENCE SLATED
Registration is open for the Women in Worship Women's Conference 2012, scheduled Friday and Saturday at the Fredericksburg Expo Center.
People may register online at womeninworshopministries.org. For information, call 540/661-2013 or 540/786-8736 or email
PIEDMONT SYMPHONY BEGINS SEVENTH CONCERT SEASON
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. Carlos Cesar Rodriguez is the piano soloist. Go online to piedmontsym phony.org for tickets and information information.