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Weekend Planner: Small Business Saturday, Comedians, Music and More

Weekend events in the Fredericksburg area Nov. 23 - 25, 2012

Enjoy time with your family this holiday weekend with shopping, art and music throughout Fredericksburg.  

Jingle Bell Carriage Rides

  • When: Friday, Nov. 23, Saturday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 25, 5 p.m.
  • Where: Fredericksburg Visitor Center
  • Why Go: Experience your own sleigh ride through the streets of downtown, complete with holiday music, cookies and the Christmas sites of Fredericksburg. 
  • Price: $100 - $120, tickets required

Friday Night Wine Tasting

  • When: Friday, Nov. 23, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Virginia Wine Experience
  • Why Go: New wine is featured each week, with the bottle sold at a discounted price
  • Price: FREE

Small Business Saturday

  • When: Saturday, Nov. 24, all day
  • Where: Downtown Fredericksburg
  • Why Go: Invest in our local businesses and find unique gifts for the holidays
  • Price: FREE 

Railroad Museum

  • When: Saturday, Nov. 24, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Where: 11700 Main Street
  • Why Go: Tour railroad cars, sit in the caboose and weather permitting take a ride down county tracks in a restored crew car. 
  • Price: FREE, donations accepted

Comedians Danny Rouhier and Jared Stern

  • When: Saturday, Nov. 24, 8 p.m.
  • Where: The Courtyard by Marriott
  • Why Go: Laugh with these favorites from DC Improv and 106.7 radio show, The Fan. 
  • Price: $15, tickets required 

Guided Woodland Walk

  • When: Sunday, Nov. 25, 2 p.m.
  • Where: Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont 
  • Why Go: Walk trails and learn about the historic ruins of Belmont from Virginia Master Naturalists
  • Price: FREE

Sunday Night Bingo

  • When: Sunday, Nov. 25, 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: 1114 Potomac Avenue
  • Why Go: Enjoy a Bingo night with proceeds going to local charities, as well as a chance to win cash prizes
  • Price: FREE entry, pay for Bingo cards at the door

Sunday Trivia

  • When: Sunday, Nov. 25, 7 p.m.
  • Where: Colonial Tavern
  • Why Go: Complete your weekend with a trivia night and compete to win cash prizes and more
  • Price: FREE

Arts

Beading Class at Artful Dimensions Gallery, Learn how to make a cuff bracelet using beads, buttons and other objects. Friday, Nov. 23, 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 24, 9:30 a.m., $60.

6”x6”x6” at Liberty Town Arts Workshop. Friday, Nov. 23, Saturday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 25, 12 - 4 p.m., FREE 

Contemporary Work in Fiber at the Ridderhof Martin Gallery at the University of Mary Washington. Friday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 25, 1 - 4 p.m., FREE

Picturing the Civil War at the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 25, 12 - 5 p.m., $7 for adults, $2 for students, children 6 and under, FREE

REDUX: Repurposed Materials Exhibition at duPont Gallery at the University of Mary Washington, Friday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 25, 1 - 4 p.m., FREE

All Members Exhibition at Art First Gallery. Friday, Nov. 23, Saturday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 25, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., FREE 

“From Piedmont to the Bay - A Pastel Journey” by Kathleen Willingham at Brush Strokes Gallery. Friday, Nov. 23, Saturday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 25, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., FREE

November Show at Tanya Richey's Studio Gallery. Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 25, 12 - 5 p.m., FREE

“Ave, Patina” by Patte Ormsby and Juried Show “Light and Shadow” at the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts. Friday, Nov. 23, 12 - 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 24, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 25, 12 - 4 p.m., FREE

Altered Books From Start To Finish at Artful Dimensions Gallery, Create a discarded volume into an individual work of art. Saturday, Nov. 24, 9:30 a.m., $45. 

From Recycled Cereal Box to One of a Kind Art Journal at Artful Dimensions Gallery, Saturday, Nov. 24, 9:30 a.m., $45.

Music

Wil Gravatt Solo at Amy’s Cafe. Friday, Nov. 23, 7 p.m. FREE. Mercutio, Saturday, Nov. 24, 7 p.m., FREE. 

TJ Morgan and The Mason Branch Bluegrass Band at The Recreation Center, Friday, Nov. 23, 8 p.m., FREE. 

Ric Flair Gun at Colonial Tavern, Friday, Nov. 23, 9 p.m., $5. Reunion Band, Saturday, Nov. 24, 8 p.m., $5. 

Southern Special at Cheeseburger in Paradise. Friday, Nov. 23, 9 p.m., FREE.

Tuff Luck Band at Yak-A-Doo’s. Friday, Nov. 23, 9 p.m., FREE. 

Know of other events?  Please share them in the comments section below!

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