BlogCommunitiesEvents April 27, 2018

This Weekend in Fredericksburg: April 28-29


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James Monroe’s 260th Birthday Open House


Join President James Monroe for a celebration of the 260th anniversary of his birth! There will be photo opportunities with the president, music, and refreshments, including birthday cake! Visitors will also have the opportunity to sit for an individual or family silhouette portrait. There will be a fee for the portraits. All other activities for the celebration are free of charge.

Admission to the museum will be free all day in honor of Monroe’s birthday, while the special birthday activities will be from 2:00-5:00 PM only.

Fit History: Chancellorsville History Trail


Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park will once again combine health and history with a new series of “Fit-History” hikes this spring. These ranger-led hikes are designed to cover a lot of ground in addition to a lot of history. This season’s hikes will cover two to three miles per hour. All hikes begin at 10 a.m.

Join historian Frank O’Reilly, and take a hike on one of the park’s most popular trails. Learn about the struggles of soldiers and civilians alike in the tangled wooded landscape. Meet at the Chancellorsville Visitor Center, 9001 Plank Road, Spotsylvania, 22553.

When attending any of our Fit-History programs, please remember to wear sturdy shoes, bring plenty of water, and pack a snack. Bug spray and long pants are also suggested.

Rock Lobster Bake & Shake


Join us for a fun evening at Strangeways Brewing — a Lobster Bake, featuring traditional lobster bake fare and live music performed by The Feathered Fish!

Early Bird Tickets are available now through March 28th! Tickets include the lobster meal and a bottle of water. Adult beverages and sodas are available for purchase from Strangeways.

Ticket Prices:
Early Bird Rates (through 4/28) 1 ticket – $25 / 2 tickets – $45
Regular Rates (after 4/28) 1 ticket – $30 / 2 tickets – $55

Proceeds from the ticket sales will go toward supporting the signature programs of the Fredericksburg Area Service League. For more information about the league, visit them online at

Mary Washington House Annual Plant Sale


This year’s Mary Washington House Annual Plant Sale will be on Saturday, April 28, from 10 am to 2 pm, rain or shine!

Perennials, including varieties from the museum gardens, will be available for sale.  Our head gardener will be on hand to assist with your plant choices.  All proceeds directly benefit the Washington Heritage Museums gardens.


Swing & Salsa Dance Lessons


New 7-week series of beginner & intermediate swing dance lessons at 6pm and 7pm. New! Salsa 1&2 class at 8pm. Week 1 will focus on Salsa basics, followed by new moves we haven’t taught before.. Sunday nights at DanceFXBG. Series starts April 29.  Beginners meet at 6:00pm, Intermediates at 7, Salsa at 8.  Cost: $110/person.

No previous dance experience for the beginner or Salsa class, no partner required. Register online at

8th Annual Moss Free Clinic 5K


Get ready to lace up your running (or walking!) shoes and join us for our 8th Annual 5k Run/Walk to benefit Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic. Presented by Fredericksburg Orthopaedic Associates, P.C., this 5K is family friendly and encourages competitive runners and casual walkers alike on its’ USATF Certified Course that, starting from the *top* of “Hospital Hill”, winds up and around Cowan Blvd. Prizes for top finishers as well as overall in age categories. Post-race beverages, snacks, and live music! Come out and enjoy a spring morning with us and support the Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic; building a healthier community … together. Visit for more info.

Organ Recital Series: Afternoon Organ Concert


Join us for an afternoon of organ music featuring St. George’s organists Trystan Bennett, Achim Loch, and John Vreeland.
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Free admission. Donations appreciated.