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HOME SWEET HOME: KENMORE OPENS ITS DOORS THIS WEEKEND FOR THE POPULAR GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST AND EXHIBIT. THIS YEAR'S THEME IS 'SONGS OF THE HOLIDAYS.' page 4


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"A Monroe Christmas" Open House, James Monroe Museum, 908 Charles St. Holiday punch and cookies and the exhibit "A Monroe Christmas," which shows how the holidays were celebrated during Monroe's time. A pianist will play carols on Eliza Monroe's Astor pianoforte and harpist Mary Triola will contribute music. 4-6 p.m. Free. 540/654-1043.

Film, Catherine W. Jones McKann Center at the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, 1001 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg. "Tom Jones" (1963). British adventure comedy film starring Albert Finney as the titular hero. The opening sequence is performed in the style of a silent movie. 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Rappahannock Film Club.

All-You-Can-Eat Salt Herring Breakfast, Madison Ruritan Club, 18206 Timothy Lane, Ladysmith. 6-8:30 a.m. $8. 804/448-4233.

Craft Show, Chancellor Ruritan Club, 5994 Plank Road, Spotsylvania. Noon to 7 p.m.

Films, Library of Congress Packard Campus, Culpeper. "The Living Daylights" (1987): Agent 007, assigned to aid in the defection of a KGB agent, must prevent an unknown sniper from killing him before he can reach the West. Action spy thriller. Color. See Nov. 29 listing.

Bingo, 1114 Potomac Ave., Suite 103, Stafford. Sponsored by Stafford Lions. Doors open 11 a.m., games begin 12:30 p.m. 540/361-7019.

CONCERTS

Celebrating the Spirit in Orange, Orange High School, 201 Selma Road. Holiday music by Shady Grove Baptist Church and Little Zion Baptist Church. 5 p.m. orangedowntownalliance.org.

Rappahannock Choral Society, Chancellor High School, 6300 Harrison Road. 8 p.m. Free. Runs again Dec. 2. 540/371-2089.

Concert, Edmond Pendleton Community Center, corner of Sunshine and Doggett's Fork Road. Local talent and an appearance by Santa Claus. Sponsored by Reedy Church Ruritan Club. 7 p.m. $8. 804/633-6953.

Fredericksburg Community Chorus: Handel's "Messiah," Fredericksburg Baptist Church. 2 p.m. See Nov. 30 listing.

Country Gospel Jam Session, Marshall Center, 8800 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania. Special music by "Justified." Bring a covered dish and your instrument. Christmas dinner 6 p.m., music 7 p.m. 540/582-6589.

THEATER

"Clara's Tale Ballet," James Monroe High School, 2300 Washington Ave. Based on The Nutcracker with a few twists and turns. Presented by Amyclae Dance Academy. 7 p.m. Adults $14, youth $10, ages 3 and younger free. 540/657-1744; amyclaedance.com.

"The Sound of Music," Riverside Center Dinner Theater. See Nov. 29 listing.

"An O. Henry Christmas," Fauquier Community Theatre, Warrenton. See Nov. 30 listing.

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CHRISTMAS WITH THE LEWISES:

Celebrate the holidays like it's 1775 as Kenmore presents its candlelight tour on Sunday, Dec. 2, 5-8 p.m. See what the holidays were like with Betty and Fielding Lewis as they experienced their first Christmas ball at Kenmore. Enjoy vignettes in the chamber, dining room, drawing room, and kitchen. $10; reservations required. Info: Vickie Hayes at 540/370-0732 ext. 24 or hayes@gwffoundation.org.