*Caroline High School class of 1984 is hosting its 30th class reunion Nov. 28 and 29. The event will be held at the Virginia Center Commons Wyndham Hotel in Glen Allen. Graduates of classes 1980 – 89 are invited to attend as special guests. For more information, call LaVonda Wingfield at (540) 205-7495.
*The Port Royal Museum of American History is open to the public each Saturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Groups interested in additional times may schedule tours by calling (804) 742-5406 or (804) 742-5654. Admission is free.
*The food pantry at Bowling Green United Methodist Church is open on the third Thursday of every month. Doors open at 5 p.m. for registration. Food will be distributed from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
*RT 639 Farmers Market, located in the front parking lot at the old Ladysmith Elementary School, 7278 Ladysmith Road, is open each Thursday through Sept. 25. Food trucks are on hand as well as vendors offering competitively priced vegetables, fruits, eggs, breads, baked goods, herbs, spices, plants, homemade goods and children’s activities. In addition there are vendors that offer local farm-raised meats and organic and non-GMO options for fruits and vegetables. Join the RT 639 Farmers Market on Facebook to find up-to-date market information.
*Bowling Green Community Farmers Market, located on the front lawn of Union Bank, 211 N Main St, is open every Saturday until Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
*Glory Outreach, a clothing and food ministry, relocated to 144 E. Broaddus Ave. on July 1. The hours remain the same: Tuesdays from 6 – 8 p.m. and Fridays from 10 – noon.
*The Sidney E. King Art Center, located next to the Courthouse on Main St., Bowling Green, is open Wednesday – Saturday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Featuring 15 of King’s famous Civil War paintings that were once on display at local National Park battlefield sites showing scenes from the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and the Wilderness. The Caroline Historical Society has a room at the Center, and there is a gallery of artwork for sale by Virginia artists.
*Music on the Green, located on the Courthouse Lawn, Bowling Green, is every Friday evening from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. beginning July 18 – Aug. 22. This is a free, family-friendly event with kids’ entertainment, giveaways, and food vendors. A patriotic painting by Jim Thomas will be auctioned off Aug. 22.
*Fall 2014 Master Gardener Class, located at the Stafford County Virginia Cooperative Extension Office, 1739 Jefferson Davis Highway, Stafford, is being held Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Sept. 9 for 12 weeks, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Deadline to register is Sept. 1 or until filled. Cost is $190. For more information, call (540) 658-8000.
*A “Hiring a Contractor – the Do’s and Don’ts” seminar is being hosted by the Caroline County Commissioner of Revenue with a representative from the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation and Caroline County building official from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the Caroline County Community Center, 17202 Richmond Tpke, Milford. Event is free to the public. Contact Pam Kidd (804) 633-9834, for more information.
*Meeting of the Port Royal Ruritan Club at the Port Royal fire hall at 6.30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Caroline County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Wright along with “Mary,” a drug-sniffer dog from the Caroline K-9 Division. Deputy Wright will speak about Mary’s background and training as well as her duties and capabilities. If you are interested in attending, please call (804) 742-5543 in advance.
*Reedy Church Ruritan Club Variety Show, 26328 Sunshine Road, Old E. P. School beginning at 7 p.m. A variety of local singers will be performing and food and drinks will be available. Tickets are $8.
*Madison Ruritan Club, 18206 Timothy Ln. Ladysmith, is having their annual AYCE Crab and Shrimp Feast from 1 – 4 p.m. Tickets are $35 and include crabs, shrimp, hushpuppies, hot dogs, beer, soda, and tea. No tickets will be sold at the gate. For more information call (804) 448-3111.
*Heiwa Matsuri Peace Festival at the Aikido in Fredericksburg, 6155 Hickory Ridge Rd, Spotsylvania from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free, family fun with crafts, food, and entertainment for kids. For more information, call (540) 582-9600.
*Classics on the Green, the 30th annual European automobile festival, is celebrating the cars of Enzo Ferrari at the New Kent Winery from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www.classicsonthegreen.com for more information.
*Caroline County Department of Social Services is hosting an Open House for individuals and families interested in becoming a foster parent for children in the Caroline County community area at 6:30 p.m. A short program on how to become certified and a question-and-answer session will take place during this time. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Allison Burton at the Dept. of Social Services, (804) 633-5071 ext. 120.
*2nd Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 31220 Old Dawn Rd, Hanover, is hosting a Seminar on Multiple Myeloma from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Guest speakers are Dr. John McCarty and Dr. Harold Chung with MCV Massey Cancer Center. Refreshments will be served. Register with Harolynn at (804) 994-5716.
*Cover Crop and Soil Health Field Day is being held at Springfield Christian Church and Keenbell Farm from 2:30 – 7 p.m. Speakers include Jim Tate, Conservation Specialist, J.B. Daniel, Forage and Grassland Agronomist, Chris Lawrence, Cropland Agronomist, and Jason Martin, biologist. Dinner will be provided. The event is free but participants must register by Sept. 17. Call (804) 537-5225 ext. 102 or ext. 115 for more information.
*Caroline’s Promise President’s Cup Golf Tournament, Pendleton Golf Course. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. A variety of competitions will be offered with prizes for the winning teams and players. A grilled buffet lunch is included in the fee, and Mulligans will be available for purchase. All proceeds will go toward youth programs for Caroline County. Visit www.carolinespromise.com for registration forms or call, (804) 916-9619 for more information.
*Fredericksburg Dog Mart, 12400 Herndon Rd, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.; $5 per car. Contact: Pat Aubert at (540) 895-7059. Fredericksburg-Rappahannock Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America will once again host The Fredericksburg Dog Mart at their Chapter grounds in Spotsylvania, Virginia. The annual event is “A True Family & Sportsman’s Event” and a great day of fun and enjoyment for all. Bring your family dog and give him “A Dog’s Day Out”! All dogs must be on a leash. Rain date is Sunday, September 28, 2014
*Charter Day Fall Festival is being held at the Port Royal Town Hall, 419 King St., Port Royal, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Live music, food, beer, shopping, kids activities, and a silent auction will be offered to celebrate the town’s birthday and the river heritage. Free admission and parking. For more information, call Monica Chenault, (540) 907-9050.