December 17, 2012
Arts and crafts

Quilters, 7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Bethel United Methodist Church, 6903 Blantyre Rd., Warrenton. Free. 540-349-8473.

History

Historic homes holiday tours, noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. The park’s historic houses will be decorated in period style. Park entry fee: $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556. www.dcr.virginia.gov.

Genealogical research assistance, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays; noon-4 p.m. Tuesdays; and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays. John K. Gott Library, 4110 Winchester Rd., Marshall. Local-history displays; volunteers from the Fauquier Heritage and Preservation Trust help visitors with research. Free. 540-364-3440 or fhpf@verizon.net.

Old Jail Museum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, except Mondays. 10 Ashby St., Warrenton. Free. 540-347-5525 or www.fauquierhistory.com.

Gold Mining Camp Museum, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; noon-4 p.m. Sundays. Monroe Park, 14421 Gold Dust Pkwy. (off Route 17), Goldvein. Free. 540-752-5330 or www.goldvein.com.

Literature and discussions

Friends of Film, 1 p.m. Monday, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. Screening and discussion of “A Dog of Flanders” (1999). 540-422-8505.

Mystery Book Club, noon Thursday, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. Holiday book chat and year-end review. 540-422-8514.

Writing skills workshop, 2-4 p.m. first Thursdays, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. People interested in joining should call 540-422-8500, Ext. 6862.

Book Cellar, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, John Barton Payne Building, 2 Courthouse Sq., Warrenton. New and used books at a discount; operated by the Friends of the Fauquier Library. 540-439-1039.

Music and dance

Holiday concert, 7 p.m. Monday, Warrenton Community Center, 430 E. Shirley Ave. Free. 540-422-8560.

Fauquier Community Band, open rehearsal; new musicians are welcome. 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Warrenton Community Center, 430 E. Shirley Ave. 540-829-7509.

Blue Ridge Barbershoppers, 7:30-10 p.m. Mondays, for men of all ages interested in singing four-part harmony. Warrenton Church of Christ, 6398 Lee Highway Access Dr. 540-788-4257.

Nature

Orienteering courses, C.M. Crockett Park, 10066 Rogues Rd., Midland. Information and maps are available at the office. 540-788-4867.

Sports and recreation

Racquetball challenge, age 18 and older, 6-8 p.m. Fridays, Vint Hill Village Green Community Center, 4235 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. $2. 540-347-6894.

Fauquier Duplicate Bridge Club, noon Thursdays, Marshall Community Center, 4133 Rectortown Rd. Pairs and single players are welcome. $5. 540-364-3861 or fauquierbridge@gmail.
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Sunrise Fitness, 6:30-7 a.m. weekdays. Marshall Community Center parking lot, 4133 Rectortown Rd. Free. 540-364-3886.

Drop-in volleyball, age 18 and older. 8-10 p.m. Tuesdays, Vint Hill Village Green Community Center, 4235 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. $7.50; Fauquier residents, $5. 540-347-6894.

Drop-in basketball, ages 12-15, 5-7 p.m. Thursdays, Marshall Community Center, 4133 Rectortown Rd. $5; Fauquier residents, $3. 540-364-3886.

Drop-in basketball, age 14 and older, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Marshall Community Center, 4133 Rectortown Rd. $4. 540-364-3886.

Drop-in basketball, age 18 and older, 8-10 p.m. Wednesdays, Vint Hill Village Green Community Center, 4235 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. $7.50; Fauquier residents, $5. 540-347-6894.

Drop-in basketball, age 35 and older, 6-10 p.m. Mondays, Vint Hill Village Green Community Center, 4235 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. $7.50; Fauquier residents, $5. 540-347-6894.

Walking Club, sign in to get a log to track miles and qualify for rewards. Warrenton Community Center, 430 E. Shirley Ave. $12; Fauquier residents, $8. 540-347-6896.

Warrenton Stamp and Coin Club, 7 p.m. first Thursdays, SunTrust Bank, 680 Warrenton Center. 540-347-2567 or www.wscc.site11.com.

Theater

“An O. Henry Christmas,” Fauquier Community Theatre presents two one-act musicals based on “The Gift of the Magi” and “The Last Leaf.” 2 p.m. Sunday. Theatre at Vint Hill, 4225 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. $15; seniors and students, $13. www.fctstage.org.

“Elmer the Elf,” presented by Fauquier Community Theatre. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. next Sunday. Theatre at Vint Hill, 4225 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. $10. www.fctstage.org.

Miscellaneous

GumDrop Square, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, John Barton Payne Building, 2 Courthouse Sq., Warrenton. Visits with Santa and a kids’ Secret Shop. 540-349-8606 or www.partnershipforwarrenton.org.

“First Night Warrenton,” 7 p.m.-midnight Dec. 31. Alcohol-free celebration with indoor performances, all within walking distance of Main Street. Grand illumination at the Old Courthouse at 11:45 p.m. Sponsored by the Bluemont Concert Series. $10; seniors, $8; ages 3-12, $5. For a schedule, go to www.bluemont.org. 540-955-8186.

Career development workshops, open to all ages, whether unemployed, underemployed or looking to change direction. 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall. $12; sliding-scale fees available. Free 15-minute introductory session. Registration required. 540-724-1684.

Warrenton Newcomers Club, 9:30-11:30 a.m. second Wednesdays, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Mercy Hall, 121 King St., Warrenton. Open to residents who have lived in the area for less than five years. 540-347-7720.

Warrenton Ruritan Club, 7 p.m. third Thursdays, Bethel United Methodist Church, 6903 Blantyre Rd. 540-341-7671.

Supper Club, age 55 and older. 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Bistro on the Hill, Fauquier Hospital, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. $4.50. 540-316-3588.

English as a Second Language classes for adults, 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. Sponsored by Literacy Volunteers of Fauquier County. Free. 540-347-8750, Ext. 6.

Marshall Business and Residents Association meeting, 7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, Marshall Community Center, 4133 Rectortown Rd. 540-364-1782.

Free tutoring, by National Honor Society members. 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Dr. 540-422-8500.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees luncheon meeting, 11:30 a.m. second Tuesdays, Inn at Vint Hill, 4200 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. $13, buffet. 540-347-9639.

Mothers of Preschoolers, 9:30 a.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Liberty Assembly of God Church, 11775 Morgansburg Rd., Bealeton. Free. 540-439-6523.

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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