Fauquier County community events

November 25, 2013
Arts and crafts

Book ’n’ Stitchers, all ages, noon Tuesday, John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall. Take new and old projects to share while discussing favorite books. Free. 540-422-8500.

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

History

Genealogical research help, 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 Fauquier Heritage and Preservation Trust volunteers assist 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, “The Swerve: How the World Became Modern,” by Stephen Greenblatt. 7 p.m. Monday, John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall. 540-422-8500.

Socrates Cafe, group discussion: “How Does Immigration Affect America?” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Fauquier Library, 11 Winchester St., Warrenton. 540-422-8500.

Great Books Club, “The Rocking-Horse Winner,” by D.H. Lawrence. 7 p.m. Dec. 2, Warrenton Library,
11 Winchester St. 540-422-8505.

Friends of Film, screening and discussion of “To Sir, With Love.” 1 p.m. Dec. 16, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. 540-422-8505.

Bealeton Book Club,“The Light Between Oceans,” by M.L. Stedman. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Dr., 540-422-8533.

Mystery Book Club, book chat and year-end review, Dec. 19, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. 540-422-8514.

Writing workshop, 2-4 p.m., first Thursdays, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. 540-422-8500, Ext. 862.

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. 540-439-1939.

Music and dance

Warrenton Chorale “Christmas in Music,” 8 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6, 2 p.m. Dec. 7, Warrenton United Methodist Church, 341 Church St., Warrenton. $12; in advance, $10. 347-1367 or www.warrentonchorale.org.

Holiday Dance and Big Band Concert, for all ages, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 6, Marshall Community Center, 4133-A Rectortown Rd., Marshall. Music by the Silver Tones Swing Band. Snacks and desserts included. $10. 540-422-8580.

Handel’s “Messiah,” the Piedmont Symphony, 3 p.m. Dec. 8, Highland Center for the Arts, 597 Broadview Ave., Warrenton. 540-347-7528 or www.piedmontsymphony.org.

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

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

Sports and recreation

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 appreciated. 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 program, 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

“White Christmas,” holiday musical with songs by Irving Berlin. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 29 through Dec. 15, Fauquier Community Theatre, 4225 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. Directed by Susan Noe. $18; seniors and students, $16. 540-349-8760, www.fctstage.org.

Miscellaneous

Thanksgiving dinner, 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Liberty Community Church, 11775 Morgansburg Rd., Bealeton. A free dinner, provided through donations from businesses and church members. Open to anyone. www.positivelifechange.org or 540-439-0500.

Holiday House, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. House tours, music, a campfire, stories and crafts. Food sold. Park entry fee, $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556 or www.dcr.virginia.gov.

Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa and Mrs. Claus, 6:45 p.m. Dec. 3, Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Dr., Bealeton. Free. 540-422-8500.

Civitan Christmas open house, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 3, Salvation Army building, 62 Waterloo St., Warrenton. Santa visits; refreshments and door prizes. 540-439-1502.

Christmas parade, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Old Town Warrenton. Free. 540-422-8500

Gingerbread house workshop, 10:30 a.m.-noon Dec. 7, Vint Hill Village Green Community Center, 4235 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. Age 10 and younger must ne accompanied by an adult. $16; registration required. 540-347-6894.

Grandma’s Holiday Cookie and Gift Sale, 4-8 p.m. Dec. 12 and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 13, Warrenton Community Center, 430 E. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. A benefit for the Warrenton Adult Day Healthcare Center. Cost varies. 540-347-2797.

Phone calls from the Clauses, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 19. Register your child by Dec. 14; the staff will contact you to get information to personalize the phone call. Free. 540-788-4867 or jeanne.ritchie@fauquiercounty.gov.

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

Warrenton Newcomers Club, 9:30-11:30 a.m. second Wednesdays, Mercy Hall, 121 John E. Mann St., Warrenton. 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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