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Weekend Planner: First Friday and the 12th Day of Christmas

Events for the first weekend of the New Year, Jan. 4 - 6.

It's the first weekend of the New Year, and there are plenty of activities to entertain. Click on the links below for more information. 

For additional events, browse the Events Calendar.

2013’s Inaugural First Friday

What: All Members Exhibition
Where: Art First Gallery, 824 Caroline St.  
When: through  Jan. 27. First Friday reception 6–9 p.m.
Details: 540-371-7107   

What: It's Small and Into Africa
Where: Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, 813 Sophia St.
When: Through Jan. 25. First Friday reception 6–8 p.m. 
Details: 540-373-5646

What: LibertyTown Students’ Show
Where: LibertyTown Arts Workshop, 916  Liberty St.
When: Through Jan. 27. First Friday reception 5–9 p.m. 
Details: 540-371-7255

What: January Group Show and Second Annual Jewelry Show
Where: Ponshop Studio and Gallery, 712  Caroline St.  
When: First Friday reception 6–10 p.m.
Details: 540-656-2215

Other Events

What: Dustin Conley and Jo Jo Bayliss at Amy's Cafe
Where: Amy's Cafe, 103 W. Cambridge St., Fredericksburg
When: 7-10 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 4, Dustin Conley;
Saturday, Jan. 5, Jo Jo Bayliss
Details: 540-373-3663

What: The Sound of Music
Where: Riverside Center Dinner Theater, 95 Riverside Parkway, Falmouth
When: Friday and Saturday. Doors open at 6 p.m., play begins at 8 p.m. Runs through Jan. 13.
Details:  540-370-4300

What: Twelve Drummers Drumming: The Twelfth Day of Christmas
Where: George Washington Birthplace National Monument, 1732 Popes Creek Road, Colonial Beach
When: Saturday, Jan. 5, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Details: Free. Costumed volunteers and staff members will host a Christmas party much like the Washington family might have done in the 1730s. 804-224-1732

What: The 11th Annual Greater Virginia Bridal Show
Where: Fredericksburg Hospitality House, 2801 Plank Road, Fredericksburg When: Sunday, Jan. 6, 1 - 4 p.m.
Details: Admission is $7. Virginia Bride Magazine and Fredericksburg businesses will be giving away a $35,000 wedding.

Preview of Next Weekend:

What: Celebrate Virginia Dog Show
Where: Fredericksburg Expo and Convention Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway
When: Northern Neck Kennel Club of Virginia, Jan. 9–10; Greater Fredericksburg Kennel Club, Jan. 11–13; Chesapeake Kennel Club of Maryland, Jan. 13.  9 a.m.–5 p.m. daily.
Details: Free to spectators. 804-752-7570

Editor's Note: Regular columnist Kara Hunt is off this week, so our Weekend Planner is a bit shorter than usual.  If I missed your event, please add it in the comments section below. Thank you. -Susan

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