This Weekend in Fredericksburg: March 10-11

This Weekend in Fredericksburg: March 10-11


what the health

9:30am: Plant-Based Brunch, Film & Discussion: “What the Health”

Central Rappahannock Regional Library: Salem Church Branch

What the Health is a groundbreaking film that exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick. The film is a surprising investigative documentary that will be an eye-opener for everyone concerned about our nation’s health and how big business influences it. Bring a friend! All are welcome!


fairfax city restaurant week

All Weekend: Fairfax City Restaurant Week

Fairfax Area Restaurants

Take a bite out of Fairfax City! Get to know our diverse, independent and evolving culinary scene. Dine out at participating Fairfax City restaurants March 4 through 10, 2018 for special value 3 course meals and dine-in specials.


spring fling soap class

1pm: Spring Fling Soapmaking Class

The Crafty Cottage

We’ll be making 3 kinds of soap: Spring (Lavender, Spearmint & Orange), Clary Sage, and Rosemary Lemon! All three of these are beautiful for springtime. The Spring soap is a very moisturizing favorite of ours. Clary Sage is one of my personal favorites because I adore Clary Sage which is just so soothing! And Rosemary Lemon is refreshing, cleansing, and aromatic! These are hot process soaps and there will be 3 crock pots brewing at once. This is a demonstration of how to melt, mix, cook, color, flavor, and mold the soap. It will then need to sit molded at least overnight. The soap will need to be picked up the next day, or the next weekend, after sitting in the molds and being sliced. The cost of this class is $30, and you will get the recipes and 1 bar from each batch. This class may be paid for ahead of time via PayPal ( or at the beginning of class.



fredericksburg yoga

11am: Bends and Brews at Adventure Brewing

Adventure Brewing Company (North)

Bend and Brews with Adventure Brewing!

Join Natalie Selent (200hr RYT) and Downward Dogwood at Adventure Brewing for a 1 hour yoga class, followed by Adventure Brewing Beer! (1 beer included in admission price).

Escape the cold and come sweat, stretch and sip some beers with friends inside a nice warm brewery.

Savasana and then a Stonewall Stout?

Backbend and then a Backpack Wheat?

This class will be suitable for all levels and we welcome any and all first timers!


11am: Street Racing Nights at Dominion Raceway

Dominion Raceway

We are back again this year with our friends from Modified DMV and are ready for a bigger and better year than last season. Come out on our true never prepped track for some true street 1/8 mile action. Bring your friends, bring your family, call out your rivals!! See who has the quickest car in a true street scenario where your tire and driving ability actually come into play!!! Don’t worry about you guys and gals that don’t like dig racing we also do low roll races too. Don’t be scared come out and enjoy some racing along with great food at 118 bar and grill located on the 2nd floor!!! $20 to race all day!!! $5 to spectate!!

Halloween Happenings 2017

Halloween Happenings 2017

It’s the spookiest time of year in the Burg! Grab your favorite ghouls and gals and plan your Halloween with our comprehensive list of Halloween parties, festivals and events! We’ve sorted them out into: “Super Scary” which are best for adults and teens, “Not-So-Scary” for kids and families and “Running Scared” which are 5Ks and running events!

Super Scary

Meet the Ghosts- Oct 27-29 and 30-31

From its Colonial past to the horrors of four major Civil War battles, Fredericksburg is one of the MOST haunted cities in America! Let the costumed guide navigate you through the paranormal combining the past with stories and folklore of the still lurking dead! Call 540-226-8378 to schedule a tour.

Fredericksburg Visitor Center Parking Lot, 706 Caroline St.


Belle Grove Plantation Paranormal Spooktacular- Oct 28

Paranormal Investigation with a paranormal team. Special All Hallows Eve Investigation on Halloween.

Belle Grove Plantation. 9221 Belle Grove Drive, King George, Virginia 22485. 540-621-7340.


Carriage Ghost Tour- Nightly in October

Fredericksburg, “America’s Most Historic City,” is also considered to be one of the most haunted cities in the country. Join us to see if you can find any undead on one of our 60 minute carriage Ghost Tours through historic downtown Fredericksburg. This tour is appropriate for all ages, so bring the entire family to search for those who still walk the streets after death!

Fredericksburg Visitor Center.


Halloween Haunt at KD- through Oct 29, starting at 7pm

Features ghastly creatures emerging from the darkness, highly-intense and bone-chilling attractions and some of the most hair-raising rides on the planet like the Intimidator 305 and Dominator roller coasters! NEW attractions this year! This event is not recommended for kids.


Fright Night in the Burg- Oct 26 5-7pm

Celebrate Halloween w/ a fun filled carnival and costume contests at the Dorothy Hart Community Ctr. Ages 3 – 5 will compete for most original and cutest while ages 6 – 8 and 9 – 11 will compete for most original and funniest! A family costume contest will take place and only one will be crowned “Best in the ‘Burg!” Judging will start at 6:15 pm, so be on time! Pre-registration recommended. Cost: $6. One adult is free w/ each paying child. $2 for each additional adult.


Belvedere Plantation Fall Harvest FestivalOct 28-29

Get lost in the Maize Maze or just take pictures at the Pumpkin Patch! There’s plenty of fun and barnyard games to keep everyone in the family occupied! There’s also wagon rides and roaring campfires to wind the day down! Open Weekends Sep-Nov 4 and Tues-Fri during the week!

Fall Harvest Festival


Treats in the Streets Downtown Fredericksburg-Oct 28 11-2pm

Trick-or-treating at downtown shops, and lots of fun at Riverfront Park! Learn safety tips for trick-or-treating and enjoy fun activities! Free!

Riverfront Park & Downtown Fredericksburg


4th Annual Fall Festival and Halloween Golf Cart Parade- Oct 28-29. 10 am – 5 

The Colonial Beach Fall Festival includes craft and food vendors, pony and hay rides, games, inflatables, crafts, fire pit and ends with the Halloween Golf Cart Parade. Free!

Town Hill, Colonial Beach


F’burg Fall Family Festival- Oct 29 3 – 6 pm.

From hay rides to inflatables and carnival games, it’s fun for the entire family!

Spotsy Towne Centre. Free!


Spooky Stories- Oct 30 7pm

Listen if you dare to tales that will chill and thrill you, appropriate for grades K-6.

Porter Branch Library.


Great Pumpkin Fest at Kings Dominion- through Oct 29

Kings Dominion is not all scary in the fall. It’s all fun and no fear. Our daytime Halloween-themed events on select Saturdays and Sundays are geared towards children and families. Your favorite rides are also open during the day in Planet Snoopy. Kids Costumes are encouraged!


Creepy Crawly Carnival at Massad YMCA

Halloween festivities will once again be at the Massad Y! Games, haunted house, wicked fairy tales haunted trail ride, obstacle course, hay maze, pumpkin carving & more! Carnival area with crafts, games, treats and dancing.

212 Butler Rd, F’burg, 22405.


Trick or Treat Mt Vernon- Oct 27-28 3:30-6:30pm

Participate in a special scavenger hunt, take a wagon ride on the 12-acre field, and create a boo-tiful Halloween craft in this unforgettable evening. A children’s costume parade around the Mansion will begin at 5 p.m. and prizes will be awarded for most fang-tastic “George” and “Martha” costumes! Cost: $12/Adult & $6/Child. Buy tickets at

Running Scared

Scare Away Dravet 5K -Oct 28 9a-noon

Let’s find a cure for this catastrophic form of Epilpesy and put Dravet Syndrome to rest. Dress up for trick or treating as there will be a costume contest and many other family friendly Halloween activities to be announced soon.

Old Mill Park. Register at


One Eyed Zombie Terror Trail 5K -Oct 28 4-6pm

Grab your running gear, and prepare to run for your life. Chose to either be a survivor or a zombie as you navigate 5 kilometers of forest trails and roads, while negotiating obstacles. Zombies and survivors run on separate clocks, as the survivors get a 30 second head start and try to out run the living dead. Each runner will have a life belt, and the zombies will try to take flags from it. Each flag taken adds 5 seconds to the survivors time, and takes 5 seconds from the zombies time. Registration is $25 for both survivors and zombies. All proceeds benefiting Special Olympics. For more information contact Caledon State Park, or Justyn Cox the race director at 540-205-5300 or

Caledon State Park, 11617 Caledon Rd, King George


Halloween 5K & Monster Mile- Oct 28. 7:30 – 10 am. Get EXCITED because the most spooktacular race in the Stafford area is back with a new course this year! Prizes for the top finishers and best costumes! Put on your favorite costume, lace up your running shoes, and join us for our 2nd Annual Halloween 5K and Monster Mile!

Jeff Rouse Swim and Sport Center. Sign up at

Home of the Week: 328 Storck Rd

Home of the Week: 328 Storck Rd

328 storck

Desperately need to escape to the rolling hills of Tuscany and unwind with some vino? For $1,443,411, you could own the next best thing! Retreat to your very own magnificent Italianate villa on 30 stunning acres, nestled in the beautiful Hartwood area just off Warrenton Road. Guests will revel in the sheer opulence of this home, from the moment they pull up to the four car garage and enter the grand foyer with a graceful iron-wrought spiral staircase.

328 storck

Snuggle up for a quiet night in in front of one of the home’s four fireplaces or throw a lavish party in the full finished basement with coffered ceilings, complete with custom wet bar and movie theater. The home sprawls out over 11,000 square feet, so there’s enough room for all your family and friends and there’s 4 bedroom suites if they end up staying the night!

328 storck

Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper Italian villa if it didn’t have an amazing gourmet kitchen! Where else are you going to whip up a mouthwatering osso bucco or spaghetti alla puttanesca? High-end appliances grace this gorgeous kitchen and there’s a custom wine closet for the true connoisseur! 328 storck

A home this luxe wouldn’t be complete without a gorgeous custom pool, five-person hot tub and immaculate stable! Four padded stalls with separate wash room, feed room and tack room for your convenience and fenced paddocks outside the stalls for easy turnout! For the equine family members that like to roam, there are ten acres of fenced-in pasture! 328 storck

And for the cherry on top, the master suite! Achieve true relaxation in the jet spa and steam shower, and then retire to your massive master bedroom. If you can imagine yourself living in this exquisite home, please contact Charlotte Rouse or any of our wonderful agents for a tour! 328 storck

Home of the Week: 177 Herdmont Drive

Home of the Week: 177 Herdmont Drive

177 herdmont drive

Welcome home to uncompromising luxury on 3+ waterfront acres, complete with a movie theater room, spa room, and incredible gourmet kitchen. 177 Herdmont Drive is listed for $834,900 and would make an incredible forever home with a main level master bedroom, top of the line finishes and custom tile and stone work. 177 herdmont

No expense has been spared on this incredible home–all 6 bedrooms have en suite baths, the master bedroom has its own sitting room with a fireplace and the hardwood floors gleam throughout all 6,150 square feet. 

The basement is perfect for entertaining large groups with a full kitchen and wet bar, as well as a movie theater room. Every detail of this home has been perfectly polished and looks like it belongs on Pinterest–this is truly a dream home, in a convenient location off of Mountain View Road. 

If you’d like more information or to view this property, please contact the Love-Smith Team.

Home of the Week: 1302 Eastover Parkway

Home of the Week: 1302 Eastover Parkway

The gentle splash of a kayak paddling by, birds chirping happily among the lush landscaping… 1302 Eastover Parkway is a luxurious escape from the everyday. With a dock right on Keaton’s Lake, an extra large patio for al fresco entertaining and panoramic views of the water, the beauty of nature gets to take center stage.

After you watch the sun sink behind the horizon from the Jacuzzi, it’s time to retire to the 5,200 square feet of luxurious finishings inside. Brazilian cherry hardwoods run throughout the home, leading to the stunning gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.

The faint sound of a lively trumpet solo floats throughout the home via the built-in stereo system. Your guests can gather around the welcoming kitchen island or settle in for a more formal evening under the Swarovski crystal chandelier in the dining room.

You’ve finished a lovely meal with friends, the boat is moored for the night–wind down for the night in the main level master suite with a gorgeous tray ceiling. For extra privacy, there are Ethan Allen window treatments throughout the home.

If this sounds like your perfect day, contact Penny Ostlund for more information. 1302 Eastover Parkway is listed for $674,900 and is located in the wonderful Lake of the Woods community!