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Fredericksburg-Este Fall 2023 Newsletter

FIRST UP: The Este Adult Exchange Visit!!

Look for lots of information soon in your inbox! Sign up to help and to be there!!!

Boy, is there a lot coming up!

Ten of our Italian visitors arrive at Dulles late on Thursday, October 5.

Three more arrive on Friday, October 6.

Here’s a brief overview of activities. Many are ALL-MEMBER EVENTS, which means that all members are invited to come and make merry!

We will create an all-member RSVP list to try to estimate the number of attendees.


October 5, 6, 7, 8: Set aside for hosts and visitors to become acquainted and enjoy small group activities, such as the Trolley Tour, small dinner gatherings, overview of downtown, and other Fredericksburg orientation things.


Monday, October 9: ALL MEMBER EVENT.

6 PM – 8:30 PM

Downtown Fredericksburg Library Theater.

Welcome Reception and Official Ceremony

Italian City Council Representative Massimo Trevisan and

Mayor Mary Catherine Greenlaw to exchange greetings, gifts.

Italian visitors recognized.

FREE for all Este members!

Please bring a nibble to share.

Wine and beverages offered.

Please let us know if you’ll be coming!!!



Tuesday, October 10. DC Day for Italian visitors and Host Committee chaperones.



Wednesday, October 11. ALL MEMBER EVENT.

5 pm. Tapa Rio for tapas dinner and drinks.

Este will host our visitors and their Fredericksburg hosts.

Other members are welcome to come and join: This is a self-pay event, so other members can enjoy the casual atmosphere and get to know our Italian visitors.

Please let us know if you’ll be coming!!


Thursday, October 12. Williamsburg day for Italian visitors and Host Committee chaperones.

Friday, October 13. ALL MEMBER EVENT.

Cathy Herndon Cocktail Time!

At the fabulous Art House of Cathy Herndon

408 Frederick Street

6 PM

Please bring a finger food nibble to share.

Este will supply the wine/beer/beverages.

Free to members!

Please let us know if you’ll be coming!


Saturday, October 14. ALL MEMBER EVENT.

Pizza Palooza! 5-9 PM

Hurkamp Park

All hands on deck!


This is our big, signature event, this year in the bigger, more open venue of Hurkamp Park! Music by Acoustic Onion—Beatles covers and good ol’ rock ‘n roll. We need lots of volunteers from early afternoon to the late evening—for set up, event service, and clean up!


TO SIGN UP FOR A SHIFT:

Sign up here for Pizza Palooza Volunteers https://signup.com/go/BedpUHJ

Click on the sign-up link and volunteer for a few hours. THIS IS A LOT OF FUN!!!


IF YOU HAVE A FRED-ESTE APRON FROM PAST YEARS, PLEASE DIG IT OUT AND WEAR IT!



Sunday, October 15 ALL MEMBER EVENT.

Farewell Picnic 5 PM

At river house of Sue and Rick Henderson

110 Old Landing Court (there will be a sign at their mailbox; turn right onto their long gravel driveway)

Hamburgers and Crabs offered by Fred-Este, along with--

All wine, beer, and beverages, paper products, and the rest of the stuff.

Members are asked to bring a side dish. Free to Este members!

Please let us know if you’ll be coming!


Monday, October 16. Este Departure. From Dulles.

 

CANOVA SCULPTURE TRIP TO NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART

On September 6, we visited the National Gallery of Art to see the wonderful exhibit featuring the sculptural stages of the 19th Century artist Antonio Canova. We rented a van, were treated to an absolutely fascinating talk about Canova by the NGA’s top lecturer, and then had an hour or so to wander the NGA. Thanks so much to Odile Pryor, our program director, for discovering and producing this wonderful trip. It was amazing!



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