Fauquier County community events

October 8, 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

Colonial-era cooking, noon-3 p.m. Oct. 20, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Costumed interpreters will prepare Colonial-style dishes over a hearth in a restored 18th-century log cabin. $4 per vehicle park-entry fee. 540-592-3556.

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; 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

Socrates Cafe, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. Discussion topic: “What Does It Mean to Sleep?” 540-422-8500.

Marshall Afternoon Book Club, 1 p.m. Wednesday, John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall. “State of Wonder,” by Ann Patchett. New members welcome. 540-422-8527.

Friends of Film, 1 p.m.Oct. 15, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. A screening and discussion of “Jurassic Park” (1993). 540-422-8505.

Mystery Book Club, noon Oct. 18, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. Any title in Randy Wayne White’s “Doc Ford” series. 540-422-8514.

Evening Book Club, 7 p.m. Oct. 29, John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall. “American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America,” by Colin Woodard. 540-422-8527.

Music and dance

Open band rehearsal, Fauquier Community Band welcomes new musicians. 7-9 p.m. Mondays, Fauquier High School, 705 Waterloo Rd., Warrenton. 540-347-6896.

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

“Skulls and Skins,” 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Meet a park ranger at the Carriage Barn and examine the pelts and skulls of some of the park’s resident wildlife. $4 per vehicle park-entry fee. 540-592-3556.

Astronomy program, 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Examine the night sky through telescopes with guidance from the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club. $5 per vehicle park-entry fee. 540-592-3556.

Full-moon walk, 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 27, Sky Meadows State Park Visitors Center, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. A guided 11/2-mile walk to the Piedmont Overlook. Bring water and a flashlight. $4 per vehicle park-entry fee. 540-592-3556.

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, Thursdays at noon, Marshall Community Center, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall. Pairs and single players are 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, 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

“The Music Man,” Meredith Willson’s musical, presented by the Fauquier Community Theatre, 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20; 2 p.m. next Sunday and Oct. 21. Fauquier Community Theatre, 4225 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. There will also be a performance at 8 p.m. Oct. 18. Next Sunday’s show will be coupled with dinner at the Inn at Vint Hill. Visit www.fctstage.org for ticket information. 540-349-8760.

“Peculiar People” dinner theater, 7 p.m. Saturday, Liberty Community Church, 11775 Morgansburg Rd., Bealeton. $15 online; at the door, $20, 540-439-0500 or www.positivelifechange.org.

Miscellaneous

Hunt Country Classic British vehicles show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Willoughby Farm, 7397 Frogtown Rd., Marshall. Apple grinding, hayrides, Scottish pipers and a silent auction. A benefit for the Middleburg Humane Foundation, local volunteer fire departments and Fauquier Hospital. Sponsored by the MG Car Club of Washington. $5, per vehicle; motorcycle, $2. 540-428-2099 or www.mgcarclub.com.

Warrenton ghost tour, hour-long “Tales of the Odd, Macabre and Supernatural” tours begin at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Oct. 20, Oct. 26 and Oct. 27. Old Jail Museum, 10 Ashby St., Warrenton. $10; ages 7-12, $5. www.fauquierhistory.com, 540-347-5525, or oldjailmuseum@rcn.com.

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

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

Warrenton farmers market, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays. Fauquier Hospital, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. 540-316-2605.

Remington farmers market, 3-7 p.m Fridays. Main Street. 540-439-3259.

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

Supper Club, for people 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 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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