General Interest Items – June 26, 2013

Posted on Jun 22 2013 in General by admin

2.1 John Adams on the Celebration of America’s Independence – July 4
2.2 FAYM Chorus Camp – Fredericksburg – Best Price by July 5
2.3 Virginia Museum of the Civil War: Jacob Bushong’s Birthday – New Market – August 17
2.4 Shooting Stars Square Dance Club Hoedown – Norfolk – August 17
2.5 Forty or More Free Things to Do While Vacationing in Virginia

 

2.1 John Adams on the Celebration of America’s Independence – July 4

Since the actual day the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, the question arose as to the proper demeanor for the annual observance. Read what John Adams had to say.

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2.2 FAYM Chorus Camp – Fredericksburg – Best Price by July 5

Grace Church of Fredericksburg
1141 Heatherstone Drive
Fredericksburg, VA

Monday, August 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Friday, August 16; Monday August 12. Concert Friday at 3 p.m. Cost: $30/student (ages 8 through 18; covers registration fee and is due at registration); $70/tuition for one student; $60/tuition for each additional student in the family; $10/tuition discount if paid in full by July 5. Please pack your own lunch and snacks. Tuition assistance is available. Register by the morning of Monday, August 5.

The Fredericksburg Area Young Musicians (FAYM) Chorus Camp activities include a mass ensemble choir, sectionals, separate ensembles based on age and ability, skills classes including music theory and ear training–and games too! There is a concert on Friday, August 16 at 3 p.m. to perform for friends and family.

Whether you are part of a choral ensemble or are considering joining one and want to hone your skills, whether you want to gain confidence singing during worship, or don’t have time to take chorus during the school year, come to FAYM Chorus Camp and sing!

See the website for more information, or contact Rana Strickland at 540-898-5076 or faymchorus@gmail.com.

http://faym-music.webs.com/choruscamp.htm

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2.3 Virginia Museum of the Civil War: Jacob Bushong’s Birthday – New Market – August 17

Virginia Museum of the Civil War
8895 George Collins Parkway
New Market, VA

Saturday, August 17, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 3 pm. Cost (it’s included with the regular admission): $10/adult; $9/adult military with ID, seniors (ages 65 and up); $6/child (ages 6 through 12); $5/military kid (ages 6 through 12).

Come help celebrate Jacob Bushong’s birthday! Friends and family are coming to help enjoy a lawn party at the Bushong farmhouse. You are invited to join living historians for food, dancing, games, activities, and music. With so much to do, there’s sure to be something fun for everyone.

See the website for more information or call 866-515-1864.

www2.vmi.edu/museum/nm/index.html

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2.4 Shooting Stars Square Dance Club Hoedown – Norfolk – August 17

Third Presbyterian Church
8065 Carlton Street
Norfolk, VA

Saturday, August 17, 2013, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The evening is free; children ages eight and up are welcome.

Come out for a fun evening for kids and their parents and any other interested adults. The caller will teach some of the basic calls–lots of laughs are guaranteed! More results of the hoedown include new ideas, increased alertness, and discipline. There will be breaks for snacks and socialization. Thursday, August 22, beginning square dance classes will start at the same time (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.), in the same room. Cost for classes: $3/person ($10/family cap).

Please see the website for more information; contact Rachel Kiefer at hrkiefer@verizon.net or 757-587-4952 for questions.

www.shootingstarsnorfolk.org

http://shootingstarsnorfolk.org/2013/06/11/an-old-fashioned-hoedown

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2.5 Forty or More Free Things to Do While Vacationing in Virginia

After fun days with scenic drives, self-guided walks to see local historic locations, and much more, get settled in a dark place out of doors and take in the Virginia sky!

Summer band concerts are a tradition, along with free art exhibits in the park. Be sure to double check with the venue to ensure the information is accurate and up to date before you go!

www.virginia.org/40free

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