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Weekend Planner: Dog Show, Dancing, Art and More

Fredericksburg area events for the weekend of Jan. 11 - 13, 2013.

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What: Celebrate Virginia Dog Show
When: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday - Sunday, Jan. 11 - 13. Greater Fredericksburg Kennel Club, Jan. 11–13; Chesapeake Kennel Club of Maryland, Jan. 13.
Where: Fredericksburg Expo and Convention Center
Details: Free to spectators.

What: Brush Strokes Gallery Artist Invitational
When: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday - Sunday, Jan. 11 - 13. 
Where: Brush Strokes Gallery
Details: Free. An exhibit of works created by local guest artists, each invited by one of the gallery's members.

What: Three Wise Women
When: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday - Sunday, Jan. 11 - 13.
Where: My Place Latin Grill
Details: Free. Kandra Orr is showcasing her mystical Mandalas. Merian Stevens brings her creations of watercolor on silk, giclées and limited printed editions. Peggy Wickham's paintings capture quiet moments of beauty.

What: Into Africa
When: Noon - 4 p.m. Friday - Sunday, Jan. 11 - 13.
Where: Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts
Details: Free. Collette Caprara's oil and acrylic paintings are based on journeys to Kenya and South Africa.

What: Still Life in 2013
When: Noon - 5 p.m. Friday - Sunday, Jan. 11 - 13.
Where: Tanya M. Richey Studio Gallery
Details: Free. Still life watercolors inspired by the fruits and vegetables of artist Tanya Richey's heart healthy diet.

What: Friday Night Wine Tasting
When: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11.
Where: The Virginia Wine Experience
Details: Free. Each week a new selection of wines are featured.

What: Lion's Charity Bingo
When: 6:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11.
Where: Falmouth Volunteer Fire Station
Details: $6. Weekly bingo jackpot and progressive pull-tab games.

What: Dangerous Kitchen
When: 9:09 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11.
Where: 909 Saloon
Details: Free. The spirit and inventiveness of original BeBop jazz and its pioneers -- geniuses like Dizzie Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Sonny Rollins.

What: Second Saturdays at the Museum
When: 1 - 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.
Where: The Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center
Details: Free. Stop in to make beautiful snowflakes and cheery snowmen.

What: Riverside Writers Meeting
When: 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.
Where: Salem Church Public Library
Details. Free. Guest speaker Jonathan Rintels, Hollywood screenwriter, will be speaking about his latest book, Lifemobile.

What: Swing Dance at Picker's
When: 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.
Where: Picker's Supply
Details: $10. All ages welcome, no partner needed.

What: 2013 Religious Freedom Day
When: 1:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13.
Where: One mile parade begins at the Fredericksburg train station and ends at the Religious Freedom Monument for a 2 p.m. ceremony.
Details: Free. Annual Knights of Columbus commemoration of the drafting of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom.  More information 540-368-9345, email rez55@cox.net

Editor's Note: Know of another weekend event?  Please add it in the comments section below. Regular Weekend Planner columnist Kara Hunt is off this week.

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