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The Weekend Planner

Compiled by Susan Larson for Fredericksburg.Today and the B Scene with Dee Daniels on B101.5 FM. Soggy Doggy Swim file photo copyright Fredericksburg.Today.

A selection of special events for the weekend of September 9 – 11, 2016. Click the hyperlinks for more details.

208 Sale Trail
Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9 and 10, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Experience 24 miles of yard sales, antiquing and sidewalk sales along Route 208 in Spotsylvania County.

Wizard World Comic Con Richmond
Friday, September 9, through Sunday, September 11, 2016
Greater Richmond Convention Center, 403 N. Third St., Richmond, Va. 23219
Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 – 3 – 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Charge up your lightsaber and clean that cape, it’s time to get ready for Wizard World Comic Con. The Greater Richmond Convention Center once again welcomes a galaxy of sci-fi stars for a packed weekend of pop culture fun.
$35 – $85

Our Living Legacies – The Beauty, Taste and Healing of Gardens
Friday through Sunday, Sept. 9 – 11, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day.
Enjoy special displays about how plants were used for their beauty, for food and adding taste, and as medicine. Exhibits will be at the four Washington Heritage Museums: Mary Washington House, St. James’ House, Rising Sun Tavern, and Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop.
Adults $10, Students $5

Garden Crawl
Friday, Sept, 9, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Beginning at the Mary Washington House and continuing to the St. James’ House.
Includes wine, sparkling wine and light hors d’oeuvres. Enjoy tours of the gardens and an art show depicting the Washington Heritage Museums by the Fredericksburg Plein Air Painters. Reservations are required and can be made by emailing [email protected].

Uniquely Spotsylvania Art Show Opening Reception
Friday, Sept. 9, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Salem Church Library, 2607 Salem Church Rd., Fredericksburg, Va.
The Central Rappahannock Regional Library is hosting the Uniquely Spotsylvania art show at Salem Church Library. The show is open to the public September 1 – October 31.

Soggy Doggy Swim
Friday, September 9, 2016, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Dixon Pool, 1300 Dixon St., Fredericksburg
$5 for up to two dogs per owner.
Half of each registration fee is donated to the Fredericksburg SPCA.
Register here:

“The Eyes of History” Photojournalism Exhibit
Friday, Sept. 9, 6 – 8 p.m. opening reception
Saturday, Sept. 10, and Sunday, Sept. 11.
Germanna Community College’s Daniel Technology Center, 18121 Technology Dr, Culpeper, Va. 22701
A showcase of award winning Washington-based photojournalism, spotlighting the winners of this year’s contests in categories including Presidential, Insiders Washington, Politics, On Capitol Hill, Sports Action, Sports Feature, Domestic News, and International News.

Eagle Nation Day
Saturday, Sept. 10, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
University of Mary Washington Battleground Athletic Complex, 1200 Hanover St.,
Annual kid-friendly festival, including giant inflatables, horse rides, giant bouncy hamster-balls, tumbling equipment, Learning with LEGOs” and “K’NEX Engineering” interactive play spaces, and more.

9th Annual Yankees in Falmouth
Saturday, Sept. 10, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Moncure Conway House, 305 Kings St., Falmouth, Va. 22405
Walk back in time and experience Falmouth the way it was during the Civil War, Meet Union and Confederate soldiers in their camps, and have your picture taken with President Lincoln. See artillery and cannon firing demonstrations, non-combative reenacting, and more. The event will be on the grounds of the Moncure Conway House, recognized as part of the Underground Railroad.

Liberty Mills Farm Corn Maze Opens
Saturday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 11, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Liberty Mills Farm, 9166 Liberty Mills Rd., Somerset, Va. 22972
The Corn Maze at Liberty Mills Farm features 25 acres of fun and adventure. The theme of this year’s maze is Alice in Wonderland. Your maze ticket allows you to complete one or all four maze trails, the hay wagon ride (weekends only), and the activity area. The 2016 Maze is open September 10 through November 6. See the website for complete details.
$12 – $14

Music by Moonlight Concert
Saturday, Sept. 10, 7 – 9 p.m.
Hurkamp Park, 500 William St., Fredericksburg, Va.
Featuring the Fredericksburg Big Band, and presented by The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary to benefit Camp Happyland. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy a night of music under the stars. Activities for the kids. Food and drink for sale. Limited reserved seating available. Contact Debbie Bliss at 540-371-4886.
Free. Donations accepted.

Sky Party at Pratt Park
Saturday, Sept. 10, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Pratt Park, 120 River Rd., Fredericksburg, Va. 22405
Join the Rappahannock Astronomy Club to explore the night sky with telescopes, binoculars and the naked eye. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

Trailblazer Adventure Day
Sunday, Sept. 11, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hartwood Presbyterian Christian Education Center, 25 Hartwood Rd., Fredericksburg, Va. 22406
Activities, demonstrations and orientation sessions designed to show what the outdoor lifestyle is all about, and the different vocations and avocations available Activities could include firearm safety, archery, trapping, fishing and more.

Stafford County’s Drool in the Pool
Sunday, Sept. 11, 1 – 3 p.m.
Curtis Memorial Park Pool, 58 Jesse Curtis Ln., Stafford, Va. 22406
Bring your four-legged friend for a refreshing afternoon swim. There will be paddle races, bobbing for tennis balls and even a doggie swimwear costume contest. All well-behaved dogs are welcome. Owners must provide written proof of current rabies vaccination.

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