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"The Farnsdale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of A Christmas Carol," Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 1201 Caroline St. Presented by Stage Door Productions. 8 p.m. $15. Runs through Dec. 15. 540/903-3808; stagedoorproductions.org.
"The Sound of Music," Riverside Center Dinner Theater. See Dec. 6 listing.
"The Best Christmas Pageant Event," Wilderness Community Church, 10501 Plank Road, Spotsylvania. 7 p.m. Free. Canned and boxed foods will be collected for church's food pantry. Runs again Dec. 8. 540/972-8808.
Book Reading/Signing, Jabberwocky, 810 Caroline St. Daniel McInerny will read from his new Kingdom of Patra series. He will be accompanied
Oyster/Wine Tasting Benefit, Happy Clam, 1017 Sophia St. 3-6 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Benefits Friends of the Rappahannock. riverfriends.org; 540/373-3448.
Civil War Living History Encampment, Chatham, 120 Chatham Lane, Stafford. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free. Runs again Dec. 9.
Virginia HistoryMobile, Chatham, 120 Chatham Lane, Stafford. An interactive "museum on wheels." Free. Runs again Dec. 9.
Holiday Swing Dance, Picker's Supply Concert Hall, 902 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Lesson 7:30, dancing 8-11 p.m. $5. Bring a snack to share. 540/847-4581.
Civil War Encampment, White Oak Civil War Museum, 985 White Oak Road, Falmouth. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Runs again Dec. 9. 540/371-4234.
14th annual Model Train Display and Show, Eagles Lodge, Cool Spring Road. Sponsored by Rappahannock Model Railroaders. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults $7, ages 4-12 $1. Runs again Dec. 9. 540/373-0911 or 540/368-9387.
"The Civil War Homefront--A Quilt Show," The Crazy Cousin, 4131 Plank Road. Civil War-era quilts, quilt appraiser, Civil War reproduction fabrics, books. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 540/786-2289.
23rd annual Christmas Craft Show, Grace Miller Elementary School, 6248 Catlett Road, Bealeton. Crafters, raffle, door prizes, food, pictures with Santa, Kids Kraft Korner. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
42nd annual Candlelight Tour, historic homes in downtown Fredericksburg. Presented by Historic Fredericksburg Foundation Inc. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $25 in advance, $10 for an individual home. Runs again Dec. 9. Evening tour tonight only at 6 p.m., followed by a cocktail party. hffi.org.
Senior Citizens Luncheon, Sumerduck Ruritan Club, 5335 Sumerduck Road, Sumerduck. Noon. Free. 540/439-2278.
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.