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Vacation Bible Schools

Vacation Bible Schools (VBS) - 2017

JUNE

 

New City Fellowship

When: June 19-23; 9 am - 12:30 pm

Where: 200 Prince Edward St. F'burg, 22401

Contact: Nina Pifer- 540-899-5349

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Salem Baptist Church

June 19 - 23; 6 - 8 pm

Where: 4044 Plank Rd F'burg, 22407

Register: https://vbspro.events/p/events/salembcvbs

 

Spotswood Baptist Church

When: June 19 - 23; 9 am - 12 pm

Where: 4009 Lafayette Blvd Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Register: http://children.spotswood.org/vbs/

 

Aquia Episcopal Church

When: June 26 - 30; 9 am - 12 pm

Where: 2398 Jeff Davis Hwy, Stafford

www.aquiachurch.com/index.php/ministries-committees/childrens-ministry

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Goshen Baptist Church

When: June 26 - 30; 9 am 12 pm

Where: 9800 Gordon Rd, Spotsy, 22553

http://goshenbaptistchurch.net/

 

Ebenezer United Methodist Church

When: June 26 - 30; 6 - 8:45 pm

Where: 161 Embrey Mill Rd Stafford 22554

http://ebenezerumc.org/event/cm-vacation-bible-school/

 

Fredericksburg United Methodist Church

June 26 - 30; 9 am - 12 pm

Where: 308 Hanover St, F'burg 22401

http://www.fumcva.org/grow/children/

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Resurrection Lutheran

When: June 26-29; 5:30 - 8:15 pm

Where: 6170 Plank Rd, F'burg, 22407

Register: www.resurrectionpeople.org/VBS

 

Massaponax Baptist Church

When: June 26 - July 1; 6 - 9 pm

Where: 5101 Massaponax Church Rd, F'burg, 22407

http://www.massaponaxchurch.com/vbs/

 

JULY

 

Wilderness Baptist Church

When: July 10 -14; 9 am-12:15 pm

Where: 9701 Plank Rd Spotsy, 22553

https://vbspro.events/p/events/57fa4f

 

Grace Church of F'burg

When: July 10 - 14; 9 am - 12 pm

Where:1141 Heatherstone Dr F'burg, 22407

http://gcofonline.org/event/vbs17/2017-07-10/

 

Fredericksburg Baptist Church

When: July 10 - 13; 9 am - 12 pm 

Where: 1019 Princess Anne St, F'burg, 22401

http://fredericksburgbaptistchurch.org/

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Stafford County Christian Church

When: July 16 - 20; 5:30 - 8pm

Where: 1813 Mountain View Rd., Stafford 22556

Register: http://www.staffordccc.org/childrens-programs/

Hope Presbyterian Church

When: July 17 - 21; 9 am - 12 pm

Where: 11121 Leavells Rd, F'burg, 22407

www.hopechurchva.org/vbs-registration

 

Colonial Baptist Church

When: July 17 - 21; 6:30 - 8:15 pm

Where: 2726 Jeff Davis Hwy, Stafford

www.cbcca.org/vbs

 

New Life in Christ Church

When: July 17 - 21; 9 am - 12 pm

Where: 11925 Burgess Ln, F'burg, 22407

www.nlicc.org/

 

Trinity Bible Church

When: July 17 - 21; 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Where: 6331 Campus Dr, F'burg, 22407

www.tbc-va.org

 

Ramoth Baptist Church

When: July 31 - Aug 4; 9 am - 12 pm

Where: 478 Ramoth Church Rd., Stafford

www.rbcstafford.org/vbs

 

Ferry Farm Baptist Church

July 31 - Aug 4; 9am - 12:15pm

1 Westmoreland Dr, F'burg, 22405

 

AUGUST

 

Regester Chapel United Methodist Church

When: Aug 7 - 11; 9 am - 12 pm

Where: 85 Bells Hill Rd, Stafford

www.regesterchapel.org/copy-of-vacation-bible-school

 

Redeemer Lutheran

When: Aug 14 - 18; 9 am - 12 pm

Where: 5120 Harrison Rd, F'burg,  22408

http://embracedbyhim.org/congregational-life/christian-education/vacation-bible-school/

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The Scarecrows Are Coming!

Welcome to Fredericksburg's 2nd annual ScarecrowFest! You'll find scarecrows all around downtown that fit one of the four themes below. You can either pick up a paper ballot at a partcipating business, or you can fill out the digital ballot below. Please only one ballot per person. 

Click each tab below to see a list of businesses partcipating in each theme. 

Winners will be announced at 3pm on November 4th and posted on www.fredericksburgmainstreet.org.

 

The Scarecrows Are Coming!

  • Funniest

  • Spookiest

  • Business Theme

  • Historic Theme

Map # -- Business Name -- Address

1 -- Community Bank of Chesapeake -- 425 William Street

20 -- Kickshaw's Downtown Market -- 101 William Street

34 -- Heather -- 721 Caroline Street

36 -- Emporio -- 703 Caroline Street

44 -- PONSHOP -- 712 Caroline Street

46 -- Peacaloo Boutique -- 720 Caroline

47 -- Ladyburg Bath & Body Apothecary -- 807 Caroline Street

50 -- C Street Salon & Spa -- 810 Caroline Street Upstairs

58 -- Made in Virginia Store -- 920 Caroline Street

59 -- Crown Jewelers -- 200 William Street

Map # -- Business Name -- Address

2 -- Spaces Design Studio -- 417 William Street

4 -- Jay's Downtown Lounge -- 409 William Street

14 -- Whittingham -- 1021 Caroline Street

16 -- PA Dutch Food & Candy -- 1015 Caroline Street

28 -- Cork & Table -- 909 Caroline Street

38 -- Vanity Hair Salon -- 531 Caroline

40 -- 25 30 Espresso -- 400 Princess Anne St

57 -- Shoppes at Caroline Square -- 914-916 Caroline St

Map # -- Business Name -- Address

3 -- Lydia's Monogram Gifts & Stationary -- 415 William Street

5 -- Olde Towne Butcher -- 401 William Street

6 -- Bistro Bethem -- 309 William Street

7 -- Dog Krazy -- 307 William Street

8 -- Touchstone Learning & Leadership Center -- 1002 Princess Anne Street

9 -- PITAIYO -- 1006A Caroline Street

11 -- Central Rappahannock Regional Library -- 1201 Caroline Street

12 -- Sophia Street Studio -- 1104 Sophia Street

13 -- BodyWorks -- 1027 Caroline Street

15 -- Southern Accents Trading Company -- 1011 Caroline Street

19 -- Manarc Borne the Battle -- 107 William Street

21 -- Kingdom Inspiration Studio -- 1008 Sophia Street

22 -- Hair Studio of Olde Towne -- 100 William St

23 -- River Rock Outfitter & Friends of the Rappahannock -- 915 Sophia Street

25 -- Capital Ale House -- 917 Caroline Street

26 -- The Card Cellar -- 915 Caroline Street

29 -- Ava Lauren Bridal -- 907 Caroline Street

30 -- Bangz Salon -- 907 Caroline Street Rear

31 -- Monkees -- 827 Caroline Street

32 -- Taste Oil Vinegar Spice -- 815 Caroline Street

33 -- Lady Legacy -- 723 Caroline Street

35 -- Richard Johnston Inn & Unforgettable Moments Photography -- 711 Caroline Street

37 -- Aspetto -- 619 Caroline

39 -- Agora Downtown -- 520 Caroline Street

41 -- Fredericksburg Brew Exchange -- 610 Caroline Street

42 -- Trolley of Fredericksburg & Arts 381: Installation Art Class of UMW -- 200 Charlotte Street

45 -- Skin+Touch Therapy Spa -- 714 Caroline Street

48 -- Alan Furs & Bash Boutique -- 804 Caroline Street

49 -- Jus Pop'N -- 810 Caroline St Rear

51 -- Dragonfly Yoga Studio -- 810 Caroline Street Rear

52 -- Jabberwocky Books & Toys -- 810 Caroline Street

53 -- Fraser Wood Elements -- 820 Caroline St

54 -- Art First Gallery -- 824 Caroline St

56 -- Virginia Hill -- 900 Caroline Street

60 -- Forage -- 208 William Street

61 -- Jewel Box -- 212 William Street

63 -- St. George's Episcopal Preschool -- 905 Princess Anne

64 -- The Scenter of Town -- 907 Charles Street

65 -- Kybecca -- 400-402 William St

66 -- VA Partners Bank -- 410 William Street

67 -- LibertyTown Arts Workshop -- 916 Liberty Street

10 -- Rising Sun Tavern -- 1304 Caroline Street

17 -- PA Dutch Tea & Spice -- 1013 Caroline Street

18 -- R & R Antiques -- 1001 Caroline Street

27 -- Flowers by Val -- 911 Caroline Street

43 -- Fredericksburg Visitor Center -- 706 Caroline St

55 -- Caroline's Realty -- 826 Caroline Street

62 -- Fredericksburg Area Museum -- 907 Princess Anne

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fredericksburg area summer fun

Interested in keeping the kiddos busy this summer? Love the outdoors? Want to stay inside in the A/C? This great list of area activities should help get you started. Scroll down for all the fun! Also be sure to check out the other resources here on our website like summer camps and our day trippin' guide!

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INDOOR FUN

Paragon Summer Movies: Every Tues/Wed/Thurs: June 23 - Aug 21. FREE Summer movies at Paragon Theater at the Spotsy Towne Centre! First come, first served! See the list of movies HERE.

CMoR-F'burg: Spiderman & Friends: July 19. Time TBD. Spiderman and friends will be swinging over to CMoR Fredericksburg for very special performances during the Children's Museum of Richmond's Summer Series! Admission is $5! http://www.c-mor.org/plan-your-visit/fredericksburg

CMoRCMoR-F'burg: Diggity Dudes: July 25. 11 am & 1 pm. Join us and come dance and sing with some of the coolest dudes we know! Don't miss out on all the musical fun that will be sure to cool down your summer! This event is FREE with museum admission. http://www.c-mor.org/plan-your-visit/fredericksburg

Splitsville Lanes: Every Tuesday, bowl for $2 a game, per person, plus get $2 shoes from 4 p.m. to close. Where: Spotsy Towne Centre. http://www.splitsvillelanes.com/location/fredericksburg/

AMF Bowling: Now through Sept 7. Free bowling for kids all summer long! Shoe rental not included. Register online at www.bowlsummergames.com or pick up your passes at location.

Liberty Lanes Bowling: June 15 - Aug 30. Bowl all summer long for $2/game and $2 shoe rental at Liberty Center. Register online w/ valid email and you will receive a weekly email with your bowling certificate for $2 bowling/game. Visit www.libertycenterva.com/summerstrikes.html for details and to sign up!

Golden Skate World: Summer Fun: June 17 - Aug 26. All two hour sessions just $5! Wednesdays 10 am - 12 pm and Wednesdays 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Thurs: 1 - 3 pm and 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Fridays 1:00 - 3:00. Where: 12220 Five Mile Rd, F'burg, 22407. www.goldenskateworld.com 

crrlLibrary Fun: All CRRL Branches. Visit www.librarypoint.org for great events for all ages! Fun reading celebrations, new Fabulous Fridays, STEM events, superhero events and much more!

CYT Presents: Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: July 25: 2 pm & 7 pm; July 26: 3 pm; Aug 1: 2 pm & 7 pm; Aug 2: 3 pm. Where: Spotsy High School, 6975 Courthouse Rd, 22551. Cost: Online: $15 or $16/Door. www.cytfredericksburg.org

 


OUTDOOR FUN

Picnic in the Park: Every Tues in June & Sept: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. Live music, children's activities, moon bounce, and more! Free! Bring a picnic lunch! Where: Hurkamp Park, F'burg.

Flying Circus Aerodrome Show: Sundays, 2:30 - 4 pm. Parachute jumpers, wing walkers, vintage biplane tricks and more! Cost: Adults: $15. $13 w/ valid military ID. Children 5-12: $ 7. Kids under 5 are Free! Where: 5114 Ritchie Rd, Bealeton. www.flyingcircusairshow.com 

pnatsPotomac Nationals Games: Check out this minor league team's schedule packed with family fun games where kids can run the bases, fireworks after the game, special pricing and more! www.potomacnationals.com 

Movie Under the Stars: Every Saturday through Sept 5: 7 pm. Bring your own blankets/chairs and join us for FREE movie on the Jumbotron! Where: Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center 14900 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge, 22191. For movie schedule: www.stonebridgeptc.com/events 

potomac pointPotomac Point Winery: Outdoor Movie Nights: Monthly through Aug. Watch a movie on our 16 ft. Big Screen. Wine, cheese boards and ice cream will be available for purchase. Tickets are available online for advanced purchase or at the door! Cost: Online: $9.99/person. At the door: $15/person. Children 2 and under are free! Where: 275 Decatur Rd, Stafford. http://www.potomacpointwinery.com/

History at Sunset in Stafford: June 12: 7 pm: Starting the Show: A Walk to the Upper Pontoon Crossing, Chatham. July 31: 7 pm: Belle Plains: Gateway to War. Meet at Belle Plains Boat Club, 984 Belle Plains Road, 22405. Bring a lawn chair. August 7: 8 pm: Life of a House: Chatham by Candlelight. For more info, call the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center at 540-373-6122.

History at Sunset: We are happy to announce that we will host 10 programs for our popular Friday night History at Sunset series in 2015! Stay tuned, as we will post our full schedule soon. www.nps.gov
Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair: July 31 - Aug 9. Head to the oldest fair in the United States! Join us in celebrating traditional fair events, contests, entertainment, food and fun for the whole family! www.fredericksburgfair.org 

 

 

ARTS & CRAFTS

Pots and PalettesPots and Palettes: Canvas Art for Kids: June 5, 12, 19, 26: 5 pm. Where: 1104 Sophia St, F'burg. http://potsandpalettes.com/

Pots and Palettes: Family Days: Thursdays: 2 for 1 Studio Fee all day! http://potsandpalettes.com/

Michaels: Passport to Imagination: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: June 15 - July 31: 10 am - 12 pm. Join us on an imaginary 7 week road trip from the beach to the county fair and beyond w/ fun kids' crafts at each stop. Register in store or online. Cost: $5/Session.

Summer Fun Wednesdays @ A.C. Moore: TBA-Check back for details soon!

 


CONCERTS/MUSIC

Music on the Library Steps: Every Monday: June 1 - Aug 24: 7 pm. Bring a lawn chair, blanket and picnic supper and enjoy music outside of the HQ Library in downtown F'burg every Monday evening in the summer! In case of inclement weather, the concert moves inside the theater. For schedule: www.librarypoint.org 

Sounds of Summer Concert Series: Fridays through Labor Day, 7 pm. Join us in Market Square for great music from all different genres. This year we will also be hosting local food vendors in Market Square, so bring your family and friends down for a treat!

stafford songfestStafford Songfest Sundays: Every 3rd Sunday June - Sept: 3 - 5 pm. Whether you're a fan of vintage rock, classic country, or rhythm & blues, we're sure to have a concert that moves you! Pack a picnic lunch and bring the entire family for a day filled with music and song! Where: Celebration Stage at John Lee Pratt Memorial Park. Cost: $10/car. Rain or shine.

Lake Anna Sunset Concert Series: June 27, July 25, & Aug 22: 5:30 pm Live bands and the best views of Lake Anna's famed sunsets Come by boat or land! Great fun for the whole family. Badminton and Corn Hole too. Where: Lake Anna Point Marina, 13703 Anna Point Lane, Mineral, VA. Free! www.facebook.com/LakeAnnaSunsetConcertSeries 

CVLCelebrate Virginia Live Summer Concerts: Featuring: July 28: Heart, July 31: Hank Williams, Jr.; Aug 21: Chris Young. Where: By the F'burg Expo Center, Gordon W. Shelton Blvd, F'burg, 22401. www.celebratevirginialive.com 

Music on the Green: Every Thursday evening Aug 6 - September 24: 7 - 9 pm. Bring a lawn chair and relax with Potomac Point Winery and enjoy live music featuring an eclectic mix of Jazz, Country, Classic Rock, Funk and more. Where: On the Village Green Sephora Stage near Bravo! Cucina Italiana. In case of inclement weather Music on the Green will be featured in the Parmida Building across from Sephora.

 


READING FUN

barnes nobleBarnes & Noble Summer Reading Program: Read any 8 books, record them on THIS sheet to turn in to our store and then choose a FREE BOOK from our selection on the Reading Journal list at the store... Enjoy reading!

Books-a-Million Summer Reading: Read any 6 books by Aug 16, have a parent/guardian complete THIS form, and return to your local store to receive a FREE Theodore Boone pencil and pencil case.

Chuck E. Cheese Reading Rewards: Download and print out THIS calendar, Mark the days off with a pen or sticker as your child accomplishes their goals, and then Bring in the completed calendars to Chuck E. Cheese's and receive 10 free tokens as a reward!

Summer Reading Club at Central Regional Rappahannock Library: Starting June 1: Sign up online at www.librarypoint.org. All ages! You get prizes just for signing up, and if you are a kid or a teen, you get prizes for continuing to read throughout the summer. All branches.

 

 

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Local Author on Mission to Nip Bullying in the Bud for Upcoming School Year

The ‘I Am Not Afraid’ Anti-Bullying Stage Play

Play Aims to Keep Little Bullies from Becoming Bigger Ones 

Bullying is a problem affecting communities and school systems of all sizes. It frustrates teachers and administrators, angers parents and eats away at the self-esteem of thousands of victims every year.  The subject of bullying weighed heavy on the mind of local children’s book author Ayana Sala Baugh as she prepares her own son for his first year of public schooling during this upcoming year.

“The idea that my son, who is a happy, normal and trusting boy being tormented by bullies during his first year of school was more than I could bear.  I got to thinking about it, did some research and after see all the damage inflicted by them I then decided to do something about it.”

What the author did was enlist the support of local thespians, secure the Caroline County Community Center for two days in September and write a musical stage play ‘I Am Not Afraid’, focusing on the issue and addressing it from a new and very common sense perspective.

“The incidents of bullying that make the headlines each year, the ones leading to the most dreadful result, almost all occur between the grades of eight to twelve.  I asked myself, ‘where do these big bullies come from?’  The answer, obviously, little bullies.  Bullying that leads to attempted suicides, suicides, shooting rampages and such is perpetrated by teenagers who were probably bullies at a younger age.  The little bullies of today will grow to become bigger bullies tomorrow if left unchecked.”

The play, narrated by current Caroline High principal and former Bowling Green Elementary principal Jeff Wick, is a story of Loopiethotamus (a Chihuahua Who Thinks He is a Hippopotamus) who goes to school for the first time and is beset by a group of bullies.  Helping him face the challenges are his brother, sister, mother and father and new friends.   The story examines circumstances that cause a child to become a bully and how other students, teachers and family can help support the victim and show the little bullies how to overcome the hardships leading to their behavior.

The diverse 24-person cast consists entirely of local actors, dancers and liturgical mimes. The play ‘I Am Not Afraid’ is scheduled for two performances, September 19 and 20 at the Caroline County Community Center. Local businesses wishing to participate as sponsors may contact Ayana Sala Baugh at 804-552-0193 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information on the play visit: LoopieT.com

For more information on Mrs. Baugh and Loopiethotamus visit: LoopieBooks.com

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On Your Mark!

GreatTrainRaceKsmilingIt's time for the Great Train Race.

When Joe and Laura were little, I remember my neighbors telling me about the event. Their grandkids were participating and they tried to describe the magnitude (and fun) of the event. I nodded and smiled politely, but absolutely did not get it. Hordes of kids running through the streets? — "No, thank you."

GreatTrainRaceAndTheyreOffThen Laura decided to participate. She was a savvy kindergartener and since her friends were going to run, she wanted to run, too. I stayed home with Joe, who was still an unruly toddler at the time. So my husband, Clay, took Laura. "Good for him," I thought, "He can deal with the craziness."

The next year, I reluctantly tagged along and to my surprise, I actually enjoyed it. It was mayhem, yes, but very controlled mayhem. And the kids! I loved seeing their little feet dancing at the start line and watching them dash down the final stretch. I'm not a sentimental person, usually, but this truly was a Hallmark moment.

When my little runner crossed the finish line, I was a total convert. I had my camera in hand and my brain ticked frantically thinking, "How many more years before Joe can do the Caboose Run?" We've never missed it since, and hope you and your kids will join us at The Great Train Race this year!

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Pouches' Community Corner

This month Pouches poked her head into an exciting new program for teens interested in law enforcement.

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The long running Spotsylvania Sheriff’s cadet program has reorganized as a Boy Scout Explorer troop, said Sgt. Blackington, who took over the program in February 2017.

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