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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.'

November 29, 2012 12:10 am

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THURSDAY

"Native American Cultural Keynote Performance," UMW, Woodard Campus Center, Great Hall. The Piscataway Indian Nation Singers and Dancers. 7 p.m. Free. 540/654-1044.

Tree of Lights Celebration, 137 S. Main St., Culpeper. Light dedications to honor someone. 7 p.m. 540/825-4840.

"Window Wonderland," downtown Fredericksburg. Answer riddles in businesses' windows for prizes. Runs through Dec. 31. visitfred.com.

Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, 19053 Mount Pony Road, Culpeper. "For Your Eyes Only" (1981): Agent 007 is assigned to hunt for a lost British encryption device used to communicate launch codes to nuclear missiles in Polaris submarines and prevent it from falling into enemy hands. With Roger Moore. Spy action thriller. Color. 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations encouraged. 540/827-1079, ext. 79994.

Carolina Shag Dancing, Shannon's Bar & Grille, 2801 Plank Road, Fredericksburg. Sponsored by Battlefield Boogie Club. Free lessons at 7:30 p.m., dance until 10 p.m. 540/786-8321.

Zumba Fitness With ZaKia, Strictly Ballroom Dance Studio, 125 Olde Greenwich Drive, suite 190, Spotsylvania. 6:30-7:30 p.m. $6. 540/898-9060.

THEATER

"The Sound of Music," Riverside Center Dinner Theater, 95 Riverside Parkway, Falmouth. Doors open at 6 p.m., play begins at 8 p.m. Runs through Jan. 6. 540/370-4300; riversidedt.com.

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FRIDAY

Exhibit Opening: "Civil War 150," Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 1201 Caroline St., Fredericksburg, A national traveling exhibition explores the war and its meaning through the words of those who lived it. 5:30 p.m. On display through Dec. 16. 540/372-1160.

Live Nativity, Mount Olympus Berry Farm, U.S. 1, north of Carmel Church. Biblical attire, rustic scenes and live animals. Presented by Cardinal Baptist Church, Ruther Glen. Runs every 20 minutes, 6:30-8:30 p.m., through Dec. 2. 804/994-2208.

Christmas Parade and Illumination Walk, Main Street, Old Town Warrenton. The parade will begin at Sixth Street and proceed down Main Street to Pelham Street. 6 p.m. A Christmas tree lighting at the Old Courthouse and the opening of GumDrop Square immediately follow parade. warrentonchristmasparade.com.

Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, Culpeper. "La Femme Nikita" (1990): A young female convicted felon is recruited to work as a top secret spy/assassin for the French government. With Anne Parillaud, Jean-Hughes Anglade, Jean Reno and Jeanne Moreau. In French and Italian with English subtitles. Rated R. No one under 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian. Action thriller. Color. See Nov. 29 listing.

CONCERT

Fredericksburg Community Chorus: Handel's "Messiah," Fredericksburg Baptist Church, 1019 Princess Anne St. 7:30 p.m. Free; an offering will be received. Runs again Dec. 1.

THEATER

"An O. Henry Christmas," Fauquier Community Theatre, 4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton. Based on two classic short stories by O. Henry, "The Gift of the Magi" and "The Last Leaf." 8 p.m. $15, seniors/students $13. Runs through Dec. 16. fctstage.org.

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

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SATURDAY

Fredericksburg Jaycees Christmas Parade, downtown Fredericksburg. Marching bands and units, floats, Santa. 5:30 p.m. fredjaycees.com.

Spotsylvania Christmas Parade. Begins at Spotsylvania Middle School and ends at Spotsylvania Courthouse. Bands, floats, antique cars, fire trucks, majorettes. 1 p.m.

Holiday Fair, Spotswood Elementary School, 400 Lorraine Ave., Spotsylvania. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 540/898-1514.

Lake Is Great Christmas Tree Lighting, beside the Lake Is Great Store, 2991 New Bridge Road, Lake Anna. Photos with Santa, children's activities, food vendors, crafts, live performances. 5:30-8:30 p.m. 540/872-0684.

Book Signing, The Griffin Bookshop and Coffee Bar, 723 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Graham Gardner will sign copies of his holiday children's picture book, "The Santa Beacon." 2 p.m.

Bazaar, Falmouth United Methodist Church, 28 Pegs Lane, Stafford. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Benefits local community outreach. 540/898-3575.

Merry Mission Mart Craft and Vendor Show, Ni River Community Church, 12341 Five Mile Road, Spotsylvania. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Benefits Peru Missions Team.

Holiday Craft Show, Fredericksburg Expo Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. $8, ages 12 and younger free. Runs again Dec. 2 (tickets good both days). 540/548-5555.

Poinsettia Plant Sale, England Run Library, 806 Lyons Blvd., Stafford. 10 a.m. until plants are gone. $18. Benefits Friends of the Library. 540/899-1703.

Black Belt Demonstrations, Aikido in Fredericksburg, 6155 Hickory Ridge Road, Spotsylvania. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. 540/582-9600.

Holiday Open House, Burnley Vineyards, 4500 Winery Lane, Barboursville. Wine tastings and hors d'oeuvres. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Runs again Dec. 2. 540/832-2828.

Live Nativity, Mount Olympus Berry Farm. See Nov. 30 listing.

Community Christmas Holiday Lunch, Church of the Messiah, 12201 Spotswood Furnace Lane. Enjoy a hot lunch while crafting gifts for others, fill blessing boxes with items for those in need, toast s'mores and visit the live Nativity. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Reservations at 540/786-3100.

Christmas With the Animals Open House, Fredericksburg SPCA, 10819 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania. Visit the shelter and enjoy holiday refreshments. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Runs again Dec. 2. 540/898-1500, ext. 302.

Gingerbread House Contest and Exhibit: "Songs of the Holidays," Historic Kenmore, 1201 Washington Ave. Opens at noon today and runs daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exhibit and tour of Kenmore: Adults $10, students $5, under age 6 free. Exhibit only: Adults $5, students $2.50. Runs through Dec. 30. 540/370-0732.

Holiday Bazaar, Caroline County Community Service Center, 17202 Richmond Turnpike, Bowling Green. A showing of the movie "The Polar Express" at 11 a.m. Sponsored by Friends of Caroline Library. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 804/633-5470;
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Teddy Bear/Doll Show, Rocking Horse Gallery, 803 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Meet internationally-known teddy bear artists. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 540/899-7606.

Rappahannock River Heritage Trail Opening, Friends of the Rappahannock, 3219 Fall Hill Avenue. Ribbon-cutting ceremony and trail tour. 10 a.m.

27th annual Pancake Feast, Fredericksburg Baptist Church (Caroline Street entrance). Sponsored by Rappahannock Rotary. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. $5, under age 5 free. 540/846-9790.

Trunk Show, The Museum Store, 215 William St. Craft artists Rich Schluter and Courtney Gillen will show and sell their work and explain how it is made. Noon to 4 p.m. 540/371-3037, ext. 125.

Free Community Lunch, St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Colonial Beach. Noon to 3 p.m. 703/304-5274.

Christmas Cork and Cheese Celebration, Gray Ghost Vineyards, 14706 Lee Highway, Amissville. Enjoy wine with local artisan cheeses and sausages in a wonderland built from 80,000 corks. Live music, tours. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults $20, under age 21 $10. Runs again Dec. 2. 540/937-4869.

"Deck the Halls" Holiday Floral Decorating Presentation, UMW, Dodd Auditorium. With floral consultant Jan Williams. 9:30 a.m. to noon. $25 (includes breakfast). Reservations required at 540/654-1043.

Fall Park "Clean Up" Day. Volunteers meet at the Wilderness Exhibit Shelter on State Route 20 between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m. Bags, reflective vests and snacks provided. Sponsored by Friends of Wilderness Battlefield. 9 a.m. to noon. 540/760-5948.

"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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SUNDAY

World AIDS Day Observance, Riverside Park, Sophia Street, Fredericksburg. Awareness walk downtown, short memorial service and a bell ringing. 1 p.m.

"A 1775 Christmas," Historic Kenmore, 1201 Washington Ave. Tour Kenmore by candlelight and hear stories of Betty and Fielding Lewis' household from their perspectives. 5-8 p.m. $10 (includes Gingerbread House exhibit). Reservations required. 540/370-0732, ext. 24.

Gingerbread House Contest and Exhibit: "Songs of the Holidays," Historic Kenmore. See Dec. 1 listing.

Christmas With the Animals Open House, Fredericksburg SPCA. See Dec. 1 listing.

Live Nativity, Mount Olympus Berry Farm. See Nov. 30 listing.

Holiday Open House, Burnley Vineyards. See Dec. 1 listing.

Holiday Craft Show, Fredericksburg Expo Center. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Dec. 1 listing.

"Flying High at the Dahlgren Navy Base," St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 203 Dennison St., Colonial Beach. Capt. Pete Nette, commanding officer of the Dahlgren base, will talk about his career as a naval aviator. 9:15 a.m. Free. 804/224-7186; stmaryscolonialbeach.org.

Christmas Cork and Cheese Celebration, Gray Ghost Vineyards. See Dec. 1 listing.

CONCERTS

Tuba Christmas Concert, Spotsylvania Towne Centre. Bring music stand and instrument. Registration 1 p.m., concert 3 p.m. $5 to participate. Free to public. tubachristmas.com.

Rappahannock Choral Society. 3 p.m. See Dec. 1 listing.

THEATER

"The Sound of Music," Riverside Center Dinner Theater. Doors open 1 p.m., show is at 3 p.m. See Nov. 29 listing.

"An O. Henry Christmas," Fauquier Community Theatre, Warrenton. 2 p.m. See Nov. 30 listing.

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MONDAY

Relay for Life Fundraiser, Mama's Pizza of Locust Grove, 32311 Constitution Highway, Locust Grove. Activities for children and information about the American Cancer Society. 5-8 p.m. A portion of proceeds will be donated to American Cancer Society. 540/735-5473.

Gingerbread House Contest and Exhibit: "Songs of the Holidays," Historic Kenmore. See Dec. 1 listing.

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TUESDAY

28th annual Tree of Lights, Mary Washington Hospital. Enjoy refreshments and holiday music at the lighting of the tree in honor and in memory of loved ones. 7 p.m. 540/741-1440.

Holiday of Hope Fundraising Dinner, Jay's Restaurant and Lounge, 2030 Plank Road, Fredericksburg. Live music, silent auction. 6 p.m. $75, $125 per couple. Tickets in advance only. Benefits the Saving Ryan Foundation. savingryanfoundation.org.

Kwanzaa, UMW, Woodard Campus Center, Great Hall. Activities, rituals and food of Kwanzaa. 6 p.m. Free. 540/654-1044.

Gingerbread House Contest and Exhibit: "Songs of the Holidays," Historic Kenmore. See Dec. 1 listing.

Breakfast With the Curator: "Picturing the Civil War," Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, 1001 Princess Anne St. Christopher Uebelhor will give a presentation on the museum's newest exhibit. 9 a.m. famcc.org.

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WEDNESDAY

Gingerbread House Contest and Exhibit: "Songs of the Holidays," Historic Kenmore. See Dec. 1 listing.

THEATER

"The Sound of Music," Riverside Center Dinner Theater. Lunch 11:30 a.m., play 1:30 p.m. See Nov. 29 listing.

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THURSDAY

Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, Culpeper. "Murderers' Row" (1966): Secret Agent Matt Helm must recover a stolen 'helio-beam' with the power to destroy the earth. With Dean Martin, Ann-Margret and Karl Malden. Spy adventure comedy/drama. Color. See Nov. 29 listing.

Gala, Fredericksburg Expo Center. Reception, formal seated dinner, open bar, music by Fredericksburg Big Band. 6 p.m. $125, $200 for two. Benefits Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity. womenwhobuildgala.eventbrite.com.

Gingerbread House Contest and Exhibit: "Songs of the Holidays," Historic Kenmore. See Dec. 1 listing.

CONCERT

UMW Philharmonic Orchestra, UMW, George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium. 7:30 p.m. $10. Runs again Dec. 7. 540/654-1012.

THEATER

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

--Compiled by Debbie Sauder




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.




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