Now that the winter cold is setting in, it is the perfect time to stay cozy inside. Whether you want an Inauguration Day preview or a virtual tour of South America, these are the virtual and social distanced events you will enjoy this month.
Jan. 19, noon-12:30 p.m.
Get ready for Wednesday’s Inauguration Day by taking a look at past presidential speeches. Join Dr. Colleen Shogan, an adjunct lecturer at Georgetown University, as she shows the changes in speeches over time and which speeches are considered the best in American history. // free
Jan. 23, 1-2 p.m.
Enjoy an afternoon of tea with the country’s original first lady. Munch on delicious finger food and tea as you hear Martha Washington share her stories of General Washington, the Revolutionary War and Mount Vernon. Participants will need to pick up their treats at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant before the event. // George Washington’s Mount Vernon: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon; $35
Jan. 24, 2 p.m.
Enjoy an afternoon of gossip and tea. Learn about the rule breaking drama that has surrounded the British monarchy from Henry III to those next in line for the throne. Participants can choose to add a tea box with treats to their purchase. // $12-$24
Jan. 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Get the family together for a socially distant game night. Enjoy a game of bingo and trivia for a change to win great prizes. Participants are asked to bring their own marker for bingo. // Dorothy Hart Community Center: 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg; $10
Jan. 31, 1:30 p.m.
Start planning for your spring and summer garden with a quick lecture. This class will discuss the different ways of how to keep deer out vegetables other than fencing and chemicals. This lecture will be held virtually. // $10
Jan. 31, 6-7:30 p.m.
Travel to South America while staying safe in your home. Make your way through the Andes Mountains for a tour of Machu Picchu. A guide will help you explore the grounds, discuss the ancient civilizations and hike to the top. // $15
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