Greetings from the FredParent family!

Happy Weekend FXBG families!  I hope this newsletter finds you all happy and healthy!  Staying home does not have to equal being bored!  Check out some cool ideas to help you and your families have fun this weekend, with a focus on everything local and/or VA!  Stay healthy and safe! 

~Leigha, Fred Parent’s Calendar Mom



Local Virtual & Indoor Fun

Stratford Hall

Introducing the NEW StratfordHall.org!  Our new virtual home – revamped and thoughtfully designed with you – our visitors – in mind.
HAVE A LOOK AROUND AT WHAT’S NEW:
*Relevant and expansive stories of all who lived and worked at Stratford Hall
*Virtual tours and educational and art activities for all ages
*Improved events calendar highlighting year-round programs and events
*Expanded Support page highlighting innovative ways to contribute to our work

Click HERE to explore!

Visit their FACEBOOK page for fun activities too like making your own 18th century paper doll!


Friends of the Rappahannock

Free coloring books!  During this time of stay-at-home orders, we thought everyone might enjoy some brand new coloring pages.  Carefully crafted by FOR staff, enjoy coloring seven pages of river plants and animals. Learn about flowers, fish, and birds you can find along the Rappahannock River. Each page has interesting nature facts!

Go HERE for this free book!  

Check out their short, environmental educational videos too!  Great for all ages.  Go HERE.  


Dr. Yum’s Virtual 

The Dr. Yum Project offers a series of FREE resources for families to gain information and inspiration on how to involve the whole family in planning meals and cooking at home.

Go HERE to get all kinds of great info!  You tube cooking videos, Facebook live broadcasts and much more!  



Local/Small Businesses

Old House Vineyards

We have packaged our doughs for you to have fun with at home!  Call ahead to order your “Pizza for Home Package” available for pickup on Thursdays through Sundays! Call us at 540-423-1032 to place your order along with any other wine, beer, and spirit necessities!

Pizza packages are $16 and include two Old House doughs, sliced mozzarella, seasoned pizza sauce, and pepperoni!

Check out their FACEBOOK page for more info!


Fredericksburg Tours-Tour Historic F’burg! 

Fredericksburg Tours will continue to give private tours for parties of four or less. We can offer caravan style tours for your health & safety where “your” vehicle can follow a battlefield-guide to various stops. At each stop, hear commentary from a safe distance. Avoid big cities & large crowds.

Enjoy wide open clean spaces with your own battlefield-guide.

Contact us for more information to make your outdoor experience possible:  www.fxbgtours.com


Ristorante Renato – Free Kids Meals!

If you have a child or children or know of any children who need meals please come by the restaurant between 3-5 pm,  Tues-Sun. We are providing a spaghetti dinner, bread and a juice box. Once you get here park in front of the restaurant give us a call 540-371-8228 and let us know how many and we will bring them out.

Or, support this wonderful local restaurant that is also helping to feed our medical workers on the front lines!  They have curbside pick up deals!  Check it out HERE.    


Fahrenheit 132

Get delicious prepared or raw cuts of meat, sangria, cocktail batches to go and much more!  Check out their menu HERE.  Open for everyday 9 am-9 pm.

Call 540.940.2614 for all orders.  Pick up or delivery!

Community Resources

Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program

Telehealth Services:   Your mental health is just as important as your physical health—now more than ever. Telehealth gives you access to behavioral health specialists for ongoing support.

Learn more HERE.


Step VA – Virtual Group Fun! 

Step VA is a non-profit organization that provides sensory-based theater and arts programs for individuals with disabilities.  Virtual groups are available for a variety of ages/interests!  Stay connected with your STEP VA friends!  Groups will be facilitated by staff, focusing on a theme per week. Games n social time! This is a laid back group, and not a class setting.  It’s a “come when you can” group.  Free parenting groups available as well!

Visit their FACEBOOK page for more info!


YMCA Childcare for Essential Personnel

The YMCA is able to provide special childcare services for all essential personnel for FREE!  For children ages 5 – 12; 6 am – 6:30 pm.

Visit www.family-ymca.org/aboutymcacrew for a list of locations and more info.



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