Fauquier County community events

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. Sunday, Saturday and next Sunday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. The park’s historic houses will be decorated in period style. The park entry fee is $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; 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

Writing skills workshop, 2-4 p.m. first Thursdays, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. People interested in joining the group 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.

Marshall Evening Book Club, 7 p.m. Monday, John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall. “State of Wonder,” by Ann Patchett. 540-422-8527.

Socrates Cafe,7 p.m. Tuesday, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. Discussion topic: “Community Responsibility.” 540-422-8500.

Great Books Club, 7 p.m. Dec. 3, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. “A Treatise of Human Nature: Of Justice and Injustice,” by David Hume (1711-1776). 540-422-8505.

Friends of Film, 1 p.m. Dec. 17, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. Screening and discussion of “A Dog of Flanders” (1999). 540-422-8505.

Mystery Book Club, noon Dec. 20, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. Holiday book chat and year-end review. 540-422-8514.

Music and dance

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, Thursdays at noon, Marshall Community Center, 4133 Rectortown Rd. 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

“An O. Henry Christmas,” by Peter Ekstrom, presented by the Fauquier Community Theatre. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Dec. 15; 2 p.m. next Sunday, Dec. 9 and 16. Theatre at Vint Hill, 4225 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. $15; seniors and students, $13. www.fctstage.org.

Miscellaneous

Christmas parade, 6 p.m. Friday, Main St., Old Town Warrenton. The parade will be followed by a tree-lighting ceremony at the Old Courthouse, the opening of GumDrop Square, a living Nativity, horse-drawn hayrides and carolers. Take a flashlight or battery-powered candle to help illuminate Old Town Warrenton. 540-349-8606.

St. Nicholas Day fundraiser, 10a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Leeds Episcopal Church, 4332 Leeds Manor Ed., Markham. Items for sale will include handmade crafts, wreaths, gingerbread houses and note cards. A benefit for church outreach programs. 540-364-9018.

Christmas auction, 11:30 a.m. next Sunday, Trinity Episcopal Church, Cox Hall, Route 50, Upperville. Live and silent auctions offering artwork, antiques, jewelry, sterling silver, house decorations, children’s items and designer clothes. A benefit for the Piedmont Child Care Center. A cocktail party and preview of items will be from 7-9 p.m. Friday. 540-592-3908 or www.piedmontchildcare.org.

Tree-lighting and caroling, 3-5 p.m. next Sunday, Warrenton Community Center, 430 E. Shirley Ave. Santa Claus will make an appearance. Spiritual Care Support Ministries, 76 W. Shirley Ave., after the ceremony. 540-349-
5814.

Career development workshops, open to all ages, 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 a.m.-noon second Wednesdays, Tagaloo, 102 Main 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, 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 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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