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Gingerbread House Contest and Exhibit: "Songs of the Holidays," Historic Kenmore, 1201 Washington Ave., 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.
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.
12th annual Living Christmas Tree, Warrenton United Methodist Church, 341 Church St., Warrenton. 7:30 p.m. Free. Tickets required.
"Window Wonderland," downtown Fredericksburg. Answer riddles in businesses' windows for prizes. Runs through Dec. 31. visitfred.com.
Concert in Lights, The Village at Towne Centre. 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. spotsylvaniatownecentre.com.
Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, 19053 Mount Pony Road, 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. 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.
UMW Philharmonic Orchestra, UMW, George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium. 7:30 p.m. $10. Runs again Dec. 7. 540/654-1012.
"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. 13. 540/370-4300; riversidedt.com.
Virginia HistoryMobile, Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center, 1013 Lafayette Blvd. An interactive "museum on wheels." 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.
Christmas Open House, Rising Sun Tavern, 1304 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Tours, snacks and caroling. 6-8:30 p.m. 540/371-1494;
Bus Tour of Fredericksburg Battlefield. Depart from Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center at 10 a.m. and return at 2 p.m. Led by historians Beth Parnicza and Donald Pfanz. $20. Reservations, 540/372-3034.
Get in the holiday spirit with this lovely piece, "Lights" by Cathy Herndon, featured in an all-member show at Art First Gallery through December. Don't forget to check out other works at downtown galleries during First Friday and meet the artists, too, at Friday night's receptions!
NOW BOARDING: The Rappahannock Model Railroaders will hold its 14th annual Model Train Display and Show at the Fredericksburg Eagles Lodge this Saturday and Sunday. The club's modular O-Gauge train layout will also be on display! Admission is $7 for adults and $1 for children 4-12. Plus, there will be model train vendors. For more information, visit rmrrs.com.