Arts and crafts

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

History

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

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

Gold panning demonstrations, 2-2:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; 10 a.m. Saturdays. Monroe Park, 14421 Gold Dust Pkwy. (off Route 17), Goldvein. Free. 540-752-5330 or www.goldvein.com.

Literature and discussions

Marshall Evening Book Club, 7 p.m. Monday, John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall. “Defending Jacob,” by William Landay. 540-422-8500.

Friends of Film, 1 p.m. Monday, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. Screening and discussion of “Billy Budd” (1962). 540-422-8505.

Socrates Cafe, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. Group discussion: “Should Voting Rights Be Determined Locally or Nationally?” 540-422-8500.

Great Books Club, 7 p.m. July 1, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. “Smokers,” by Tobias Wolff. 540-422-8505.

Marshall Afternoon Book Club, 1 p.m. July 10, Marshall Community Center Cafe, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall. “The Bastard of Istanbul,” by Elif Shafak.

Bealeton Book Club, 7:30 p.m. July 15, Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Dr. “The Tiger’s Wife,” by Tea Obreht. 540-422-8533.

Mystery Book Club, noon July 18, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. “Deep Storm” or “The Third Gate ,” by Lincoln Child. 540-422-8514.

Writing workshop, 2-4 p.m. first Thursdays, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. 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. 540-439-1039.

Music and dance

“Summertime Swing,” 7-9 p.m. Friday, Marshall Community Center, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall. The Silver Tone Swing band performs. Food sold. $10. 540-422-8580

Bluemont Summer Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Warren Green Building lawn, 10 Hotel St., Warrenton. Pan Masters, a Caribbean steel drum ensemble. Take a blanket or lawn chair. No pets, alcohol or smoking. $5; Bluemont Friends and seniors, $4; children 11 and younger, $2. 540-955-8186 or www.bluemont.org.

Sundays in the Park, 6:30-8 p.m. July 7, C.M. Crockett Park, 10066 Rogues Rd., Midland (in the Lakeside Amphitheatre). Take a picnic, lawn chair or blanket. Music by local artists. Food sold. $2; age 12 and younger, free. 540-788-4867.

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

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

Nature

Hike Through History, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Meet a park ranger at the Lost Mountain Trailhead for a 2.5-mile hike. Park entry, $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

Simple gourmet camp cooking, 10 a.m.-noon June 30, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Meet at the Fire Ring and help prepare food over an open fire. Lessons in how to build a fire, andcooking techniques; recipes included. Park entry, $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

“Flutter by, Butterfly,” 1-3 p.m. June 30, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Join volunteer naturalists on a guided walk to learn about butterflies. Take binoculars and water. Park entry, $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

Naturalist stroll, 3:30-5:30 p.m. June 30, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Join a volunteer naturalist for a casual walk in the park. Park entry, $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

Astronomy program, 8-11 p.m. July 6, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Examine the night sky through telescopes, with guidance from the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club. Park entry, $5 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

“For Goodness Snakes,” 3-4 p.m. July 13, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. How to tell the difference between poisonous and nonpoisonous snakes. Park entry, $5 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

Full moon walk, 7:30-9 p.m. July 20, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Follow a park ranger on a 1.5-mile hike to the Piedmont Overlook. Take water and a flashlight. Meet at the Visitor Center. Park entry, $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

Geocaching 101, 10 a.m.-noon July 21, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Learn how to use a hand-held navigator to pinpoint caches. The workshop includes a ranger-led hike to find geocaches in the park. $3; family, $8. Fee includes use of Sky Meadows Global Positioning System units. Park entry, $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

Meet the Beekeepers, 1-3 p.m. July 21, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. A presentation by Ramona and Doug Morris. Park entry, $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

Orienteering courses, C.M. Crockett Park, 10066 Rogues Rd., Midland. 540-788-4867.

Sports and recreation

Polo for Piedmont, 2-7 p.m. June 30, Upperville Polo Field, Route 50 and Willisville Road, Upperville. Moon bounce, face-painting and other activities for children. Take a picnic. Benefits Piedmont Child Care Center. $40 per vehicle; in advance, $30. 540-592-3908 or www.piedmontchildcare.org.

Twilight polo, Saturdays through Sept. 7, Great Meadow, 5089 Old Tavern Rd., The Plains. Live entertainment and dancing. Take a picnic. 6:30 p.m. dates open; 7 p.m. first match. $30 per vehicle. www.greatmeadow.org or 540-253-5000.

Scrabble for adults, 6 p.m. Monday, John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall. Free. 540-422-8500.

Chess Club, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. Chessboards welcomed. Free. 540-422-8500.

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 welcome. $5. 540-364-3861 or fauquierbridge@gmail.com.

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, 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

“Aladdin Jr.,” based on the Disney animated film “Aladdin,” presented by Fauquier Community Theatre, 4225 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. Sunday and Jan. 29-30. Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.; June 29 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $12; students, $10. 540-349-8760 or www.fctstage.org.

Miscellaneous

Job seeker assistance, noon-4 p.m. Monday, Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Dr. The Virginia Employment Commission assists job seekers with résumés and applying for unemployment benefits. Call to schedule an appointment. 540-717-0233.

Warrenton Newcomers Club, 9:30-11:30 a.m. second Wednesdays, Mercy Hall (near St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church), 121 John E. Mann St. (formerly King St.), Warrenton. For people who have lived in the area 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, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall. Sponsored by Literacy Volunteers of Fauquier County. Free. 540-422-8465.

English as a Second Language classes, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. Sponsored by Literacy Volunteers of Fauquier County. Free. 540-422-8465.

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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