Awareness and Fun Day at Sealston Complex in King George

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Head over to Sealston Sports Complex in King George for a free, family-friendly Awareness and Fun Day for wounded warriors and active duty military on August 10 from noon – 4:00 p.m. The day will include music, speakers, entertainment, resource materials, games for the kids, raffles and door prizes. Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the day.

A number of local organizations are teaming up to sponsor the event:

  • American Legion Post 8, Unit 89
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America Mid-Atlantic Chapter
  • King George County Parks and Recreation
  • King George Chapter 1616, and the UDC Virginia’s Deer Hunters Association
  • Northern Neck Chapter

Volunteers are needed to help with this event, so if you’d like to get involved contact Janice Jones at 703-887-2878. If you haven’t been to Sealston Sports Complex yet, you’re missing out on a gem. It’s a 45 acre park adjoining Sealston Elementary School that currently consists of a 10 acre multipurpose field and four baseball/softball fields.

We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

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Don’t Miss the The Liberty Cup–The Super Bowl of Jet Skis

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Colonial Beach, Virginia will be the place to be this weekend as jet skis and their people will take to the waters of the Potomac for an eventful 3 days! Labeled The Liberty Cup-UWP ISJBA Jet Ski Weekend, you won’t want to miss a minute of the thrashing fun–to say the least.

Along with all the on-water fun, there will also be plenty to do at Dockside Restaurant like eat and take in some live music. Full Steam Band takes the stage on Friday the 19th at 8:00 p.m. with Yoko Says No and Jerry Wimmer & Your Best Shot on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Check out a few of the scheduled events for the July 19-21 weekend:

Friday, July 19th

  • 10:30 Corporate Challenge races begin
  • 9-5 Arts & Crafts Vendors on the Boardwalk
  • Boyz Toyz Expo on Town Hill from 2-7pm

Saturday, July 20th

  • Jet Ski races from 9am-4pm
  • Boyz Toyz Expo on Town Hill 10-7pm
  • 9-5pm Arts & Crafts Vendors on the Boardwalk
  • The top two teams from Friday’s Corporate Challenge will compete again at some point in the day to determine the winner
  • Swimsuit Competition following the races at Dockside Restaurant

Sunday, July 21st

  • Races from 9-4pm
  • 9-5pm Arts & Crafts Vendors on the Boardwalk
  • Expo open 10-4pm
  • Awards ceremony at Dockside Restaurant following the races

Sounds like a great weekend, no!?

 

 

Open Gym Nights at Paragon in Fredericksburg

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Summertime can be a bit daunting when you have kids; they’re always “bored” and/or “hungry,” right? You may have to find a way to allay them during the weekdays, but come weekends let Paragon and their 20,000 square foot facility take care of them!

Paragon Training Center hosts Open Gym Nights for children on Fridays and Saturdays (and Sunday afternoons) where they have free reign on just about all of the equipment. That includes trampolines, in-ground foam pits, the rock wall, balance beam, and bars.

Times:

  • Fridays from 7:30 – 10:00 pm ($15.00 per child)
  • Saturdays from 6:00 – 10:00 pm ($20 per child)
  • Sundays from 1:00 – 5:00 pm ($15 per child)

Ages:

  • All ages welcome, but children ages 4 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Adults 23 and older may not go on any trampoline surfaces.

And they even have a Preschool Open Gym:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-4pm
  • Children ages 3 & under, ages 2 & under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Specially designed Preschool Gym
  • Please call the gym to pre-register your child as space is limited to 10 children, registration begins Monday’s at 9:00am for that week’s open gym
  • The Preschool room will also be available during our regular Open Gym weekend hours

Paragon is located at 1410 Central Park Blvd. in Fredericksburg, and it’s well worth the drive!

 

 

 

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Potomac River Festival “Hometown Heroes”

 

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The 62nd Potomac River Festival is scheduled for the weekend of June 7 through 9, and is destined to be one of the best to ever take place. The weekend will be packed full of fun events that you won’t want to miss, including a Grand Feature Parade on Saturday at noon with Ravens Wide Receiver and Colonial Beach native Torrey Smith Grand Marshaling the parade.

This time honored festival in Colonial Beach will also include a Friday evening Fireman’s Parade and Fire Department sponsored Beauty Contest on Town Stage. Food and craft vendors will be present on Town Hill on Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9, plus live music on Town Stage. There will be radio broadcast coverage live Saturday morning from Town Hill, and be sure to stick around for a fireworks show starting around 9:00 p.m. on Saturday evening.

On Sunday there is a scheduled Boat Parade commencing at the Town Municipal Pier followed by a Pet Parade on Town Stage. As you can see, there will be plenty to do and take in the entire weekend! Oh, and don’t forget about the carnival sponsored by the fire department held on the backside of Town Hill from June 5 to June 9!

 

 

 

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Catch A Fish Day at King George

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Attention all young and aspiring fishermen (12 & under), this weekend is your chance to shine and show the world would you can do! On Saturday, May 4 (rain or shine), King George Parks and Recreation is hosting Catch A Fish Day from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This event is scheduled to take place at a private pond, so you must pre-register by calling 540-775-4386 to get the location. However, you may still register the day, just be sure to give them a call to see if there any spots available. The schedule of events is as follows:

  • 10:00 a.m. Registration
  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.   Fishing
  • Fishing  Demos
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Refreshments
  • 12:00 p.m. Awards

Don’t forget to bring your fishing poles, lawn chairs, sunscreen, bug spray, and camera (phones work too)! Please note there will be a limited number of fishing rods available if you don’t have one. For additional information contact Janine Paulsen at 775-4FUN with King George Parks & Recreation.

 

 

 

 

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Head to La Plata for the Grand Opening of Tilghman Lake

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At just about a half hour drive, the Town of La Plata will be celebrating something you don’t often get to take part in–the grand opening of a lake. Yes, a body of relatively still water of considerable size, localized in a basin, that is surrounded by land.

So, mark your calendars to join the Town of La Plata (MD) for the Grand Opening of Tilghman Lake on Sunday, April 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Explore La Plata’s Largest Park, 61 Acres of nature, located off of Radio Station Road at 10598 Box Elder Road.

Free fun for the whole family! Activities will include a fishing derby for ages 15 & under, scavenger hunt, demonstrations by local boy scout troops and geocaching (be sure to bring your GPS). Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information please contact Colleen Wilson, Special Events Coordinator at 301-934-8421 or cwilson@townoflaplata.org. It’s going to be a fun time!

 

 

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Get Dirty with the King George Lion’s Club

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The King George Lions Club is sponsoring a Dirty Lions Mud Run on June 29th at Eagle Bay off Rt. 218 in King George County. The event will feature both a 5k Dirty Lion Mud Run and a 1-mile Leo Mud Run. Both races will begin and end at the Eagle Bay subdivision.

Registration is open right now, so pre-register online at www.racetimingunlimited.org. The 5K Mud Run is $35 ($40 if postmarked after April 15th, $50 after June 1st, $55 day of the race) and the Leo Mud Run will cost you $15. For every one military (which should be all of you), there’s a $5.00 military discount.

You’ll be receiving a little swag as well; your T-shirt is included in registration, plus each adult participant will also receive 1 free beer coupon and 1 free food item coupon. You can’t complain about that!

We hope many of you take part in the runs because it’s definitely going to be a fun time.

 

 

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Fredericksburg’s 11th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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Corned Beef and Cabbage

Though it hasn’t been a tradition nearly as long as it has in Ireland, Fredericksburg’s 11th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 16. There will be something for everyone, so be sure to bring the entire family!

Irish songs and Irish dancers will start the day around 11:00 a.m. with the parade following at noon; get there early for a good spot. The parade will include fire trucks, classic cars, high school marching band, community organizations, (more) Irish dancers, horses, military equipment, local pageant winners, and more. Once the parade ends is when the real party begins at Blue & Gray Brewing.

The day’s fun events includes a shamrock face painter, free craft table for the kids, Corned Beef, Cabbage, and Potato meals outside for $5.00 ($8.00 day of) between 10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Proceeds from meals benefit local Volunteer Fire & Rescue Dept’s. You can get meal tokens at Roxbury Mills and the brewery prior to the event and the day of. A limited number of meal tickets available the day of event. There will be $1 hot dogs for kids, and the brewpub on site will also have a full Irish menu inside.

There will be plenty of parking at Spotsylvania County Business Park, a mile from downtown Fredericksburg.  Besides the  $5 for meals and any other food and/or beverage you purchase, the event is free!

 

 

 

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