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See a play: On Fri­day, 7 p.m., Lee Play­house at Fort Lee opens its first KidKapers pro­duc­tion of this sea­son with “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” The show is sched­uled for a three week­end run at the Lee Play­house, lo­cated at Build­ing 4300, Ma­hone Ave. Per­for­mances are Sept. 15, 22, and 29 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 1 Oct. at 2 p.m. For reser­va­tions or more in­for­ma­tion, call the box of­fice (804)734-6629.


Have a Blast: The Har­bor Blast Con­cert Se­ries con­tin­ues Satur­day with a Shrimp Blast at the Ap­po­mat­tox Boat Har­bor, 1604 Fine St., Prince Ge­orge County. Gates open at 5 p.m. Mu­sic will be pro­vided by Flash­back & The El Caminos. Tick­ets, this week, are $30 in ad­vance, with free park­ing. For tick­ets, call 804-536-1200. This event features some­thing for all ages, in­clud­ing mu­sic, food and drinks, ven­dors, raf­fles and games. Event is spon­sored by the Ap­po­mat­tox Boat Har­bor. Rain or shine. Bring your own lawn chair or blan­ket for seat­ing.


Watch his­tory come

alive: Fort Lee mu­se­ums are spon­sor­ing a World War I Liv­ing His­tory event on Satur­day, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., in the area near the mu­se­ums. This free event – open to the com­mu­nity – will bring par­tic­i­pants back to the ac­ti­va­tion and train­ing of the 80th Di­vi­sion at Camp Lee dur­ing WWI. The event will in­clude liv­ing his­tory dis­plays out­side the mu­se­ums, and lec­tures and dis­plays inside the mu­se­ums. At noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., Dr. Ken Fin­layson, CASCOM his­to­rian, will con­duct tours of ac­tual trenches dug by sol­diers of the 80th Di­vi­sion.


Praise in the

Park: The Cross Bear­ers Mo­tor­cy­cle Min­istry in­vites the com­mu­nity to at­tend its an­nual Chris­tian Ju­bilee event on Satur­day at Shands Park, lo­cated at 26709 Trou­ble­field Road in Stony Creek. Gates open at noon and the event will run un­til 8 p.m. This mini gospel con­cert in the park features sev­eral gospel groups, praise dancers, a mime per­for­mance, kid’s games to in­clude a pet­ting zoo and a bouncy house, fin­ger print­ing, face paint­ing, and a va­ri­ety of ven­dors to in­clude those with a wide va­ri­ety of food items, like frog legs, al­li­ga­tor and chicken on a stick and fun­nel cakes.

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