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Ring in the New Year on First Friday and throughout January with a new All Member Show.

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JAN 22

Tuesday, Jan. 22 | 6:00 p.m. | Colonnade Room 315, University CenterDiscover a new perspective via the HBO documentary "King in The Wilderness" on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life in this stirring documentary about his final years before his assassination. Through interviews and archival footage, this film examines Dr. King’s philosophical struggles and commitment to nonviolence despite increasing political unrest. ...

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JAN 22

William B. Crawley Great Lives Lecture Series

Venue: Dodd Auditorium
Jan 22, 2019 07:30 pm - 07:30 pm

Bruce Lee - Matthew Polly

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JAN 23

Wednesday, Jan. 23 • 7 p.m. • Chandler Ballroom, University Center Sponsored by the Office of the PresidentDr. Bernard LaFayette Jr. has devoted his life to carrying out the orders Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave to him in 1968, “Institutionalize and internationalize nonviolence.” A longtime civil rights activist and organizer, minister, educator, and lecturer, he is an authority on Dr. King’s strategy of nonviolent social change. In 1960, he was a co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Co...

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JAN 25

"Between the Cracks"

Venue: Lee Hall, Room 411, University of Mary Washington
Cost: Free
Jan 25, 2019 07:00 pm - 07:00 pm

A play about the dangers of human trafficking written by Derek Brown, directed by Fred Franklin, and performed by The Rude Mechanicals of Fredericksburg, in partnership with ArtsLIVE!

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JAN 31

East of Monroe at the Kenmore Inn

Venue: The Kenmore Inn
Jan 31, 2019 07:30 pm - 10:30 pm

East of Monroe is excited to return to the beautiful Kenmore Inn in historic Fredericksburg, VA! This is a free event, but reservations are recommended and can be made at (540) 371-7622!

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African American Inventors

Venue: CRRL – All Branches
Cost: Free
Feb 01, 2019

Explore the work of eight inventors who changed history with their contributions to science, industry, business, transportation, and communication. Think about the difficulties they faced both personally and professionally. Grades K-6The inventors and inventions include:Sarah Boone: Improved the ironing board Philip Downing: Letter (postal) box Dr. Charles Richard Drew: Blood preservation John Lee Love: Portable pencil sharpener Jan Ernst Matzeliger: Shoe lasting machine Garrett ...


First Friday at Darbytown

Venue: Darbytown Art Studio
Feb 01, 2019 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Each month we participate in Fredericksburg First Friday which is a local event supporting local studios and galleries around downtown Fredericksburg.Jump on the free trolley and stop by Darbytown. We will be open the first Friday of each month from 6-9pm throughout the year.Come for refreshments, art, friends and always good conversation. This is your chance to meet the artists in person, ask questions about styles and techniques and of course purchase art.


National African American Read-In

Venue: Porter Library
Cost: Free
Feb 02, 2019 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Celebrate African American History Month with a joyful sharing of literature and music, presented in partnership with the Stafford NAACP. This national event is the first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in American literature. Snow date: February 23, 2:00-3:30.


Our Chamber Series continues with The St. George Chamber Orchestra. Join us for "beautiful music in a beautiful space". Admission is free with donations accepted at the door. For more information, visit: https://bit.ly/2AVr6nx #downtownfxbg #stgeorgesmusic