Songwriters’ Showcase, Tech Challenge, Super Bowl Weekend
By Susan Larson
A dozen events for the weekend of January 30 – February 1, 2015.
UMW Adjunct Faculty Art Show
Through February 11. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday – Friday. 1 – 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
duPont Gallery, College Avenue and Thornton Street
Featuring works by Allison Long-Hardy, Jake Urbanski and Debra Yarrington
J.W. Fike’s Photographic Survey of the Wild Edible Botanicals of the North American Continent
Through March 1. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday – Friday. 1 – 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
University of Mary Washington Ridderhof Martin Gallery, College Avenue at Seacobeck Street
Fredericksburg Songwriters’ Showcase
Friday, Jan. 30, 8 p.m.
Picker’s Supply, 902 Caroline St., Fredericksburg. Enter through the alley round back.
The Fredericksburg Songwriters’ Showcase presents Barbara Martin, Lou Dominguez, Amy Cox and Bob Gramann
North Central Virginia Tech Challenge Qualifying Tournament
Saturday, Jan. 31, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Orange County High School, 201 Selma Rd., Orange, Va.
High School and Middle School robotics teams from across Virginia compete to win a place at the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Championship in February.
This event is free and open to the public.
Ride the Rails along Historic Deep Run Creek
Saturday, Jan. 31, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., weather permitting
Rappahannock Railway Workers Museum, 11700 Main St., Fredericksburg
Experience how the railroad workers of the mid 20th century rode to their worksites in open rail maintenance cars. Arrive by 10:30 a.m. to ensure a ride. All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
TWA Horse Shows Winter Jumper Show
Saturday, Jan. 31, 9 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m.
Hazelwild Farm Indoor Ring, 5325 Harrison Rd., Fredericksburg
Spectators and competitors are welcome. Food is available for sale.
Free for spectators.
Adult Basket Making Workshop
Saturday, Jan. 31, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg
Learn the fundamentals of shaping and finishing a basket by learning easy weaving techniques.
Pre-registration required. $50 for Fredericksburg residents, $55 for non-residents. Call 540-372-1086
Tribute to Etta James by Shirleta Settles
Saturday, Jan. 31. Doors open at 6 p.m. The performance begins at 8, followed by dancing.
Cabaret at Fredericksburg Square, 525 Caroline St., Fredericksburg
Performance & dinner: $50 Performance only: $20 Tickets are available online. Call 540-373-9601 for more information.
Phoenix 90 at The Local
Saturday, Jan. 31, doors open at 8 p.m.
The Local, 4532 Plank Rd., Fredericksburg
Led by power house guitar player and singer, Shannon Peterson, this pop-rock group performs something for everyone, and sprinkles in a few originals.
Rikki’s Refuge Super Bowl Tour
Sunday, Feb. 1, 12 – 2 p.m.
Rikki’s Refuge Animal Sanctuary, 21410 Constitution Hwy., Rapidan, Va. 22733
Visit the animals and be home in plenty of time to see the Big Game! For fun, wear your favorite team apparel.
Reservations and tickets are required. Email: [email protected]
Jay’s Downtown Sports Lounge Guess the Score Super Bowl Celebration
Sunday, Feb. 1, event begins at 5 p.m.
Jay’s Downtown Sports Lounge, 409 William St., Fredericksburg
Specials and prizes.
The Sunken Well Tavern Super Bowl Party
Sunday, Feb. 1, doors open at 6 p.m.
The Sunken Well Tavern, 720 Littlepage St. Fredericksburg
The game will be shown on projection screen television. All you can eat Ribs, BBQ Chicken, Fried Chicken, Hot Dogs, Chili, Mac & Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, Dips and more.
$20 per person. Call for tickets: 540-370-0911
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