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Reading Lee with Gary Gallagher, Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 1201 Caroline St. Noted author and historian Gary Gallagher will explore the elements and results of his research into the military life of Gen. Robert E. Lee. 7-9 p.m. Free. 804/493-1972; stratfordhall.org. The UVaClub of Fredericksburg will hold a pre-reading reception with Gallagher at 5:30 p.m. at The Happy Clam Restaurant, 1017 Sophia St., Fredericksburg. $20.
Book Sale, England Run Library, 806 Lyons Blvd., Stafford. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Runs through Jan. 28. 540/899-1703.
Opening Reception: "The Art of the Book," UMW, Ridderhof Martin Gallery. 5-7 p.m. Free. Runs through Feb. 22. 540/654-1013.
The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series: "Julius Caesar," UMW, George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium. By Philip Freeman, author of "Julius Caesar" and professor of classics at Luther College. 7:30 p.m. Free. 540/654-1065.
Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, 19053 Mount Pony Road, Culpeper. "The Wishing Ring: An Idyll of Old England" (1914): In this lighthearted cross-class romance, the son of an earl falls in love with the parson's daughter and buys her a magical ring from gypsies that he claims will make her wishes come true. With Vivian Martin, Alec B. Francis and Chester Barnett. 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.
"Ain't Misbehavin'," Riverside Center Dinner Theater, 95 Riverside Parkway, Falmouth. Doors open at 6 p.m., play begins at 8 p.m. Runs through March 10. 540/370-4300; riversidedt.com.
Book Sale, England Run Library. 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. See Jan. 24 listing.
Eighth annual Fredericksburg Boat Show, Fredericksburg Expo Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway. 1-8 p.m. Adults $9, seniors $6, ages 12 and younger free. Runs through Jan. 27. fredericksburg
Film, Library of Congress Packard Campus, Culpeper. "Mary Pickford Short Subjects" (1909-1915): A selection of short films made early in Mary Pickford's career. Black-and-white. See Jan. 24 listing.
OUT TO SEA: The Navy Sea Chanters will perform a free concert at Colonial Forge High School in Stafford. The group will perform a variety of music, including sea chanteys and patriotic numbers, to Broadway and contemporary tunes. at 7 p.m. Tickets are not required. navyband.navy.mil.