Fauquier County community events

March 15
Arts and crafts

Book ‘n’ Stitchers, 6 p.m. Tuesday, John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall. Take projects, share tips and discuss 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, 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; also 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

Bealeton Evening Book Club,The Aviator’s Wife,” by Melanie Benjamin. 7:30 p.m. Monday, Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Dr. 540-422-8500.

Bealeton Afternoon Book Club,The Aviator’s Wife,” by Melanie Benjamin. 2:30 p.m. March 20, Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Dr. 540-422-8500.

Mystery Book Club,Monkeewrench,” by P.J. Tracy. Noon on Thursday, John Barton Payne Building, 2 Courthouse Sq., Warrenton. 540-422-8514.

Marshall Evening Book Club, Far From the Madding Crowd,” by Thomas Hardy. 7 p.m. March 31. John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall. 540-422-8500.

Great Books Club,“Not a Good Girl,” by Perri Klass (included in the 1984 edition of O. Henry Prize Stories). 7 p.m. April 7, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. 540-422-8505.

Marshall Afternoon Book Club,“People of the Book,” by Geraldine Brooks. 1 p.m. April 9, John Marshall Community Center Cafe, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall. 540-422-8527.

Socrates Cafe, discussion, “What Is Information?” 7 p.m. March 25, Fauquier Library, 11 Winchester St., Warrenton. 540-422-8500.

Paws to Read, 4 p.m. Monday, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St., Warrenton. Children ages 5-10 are invited to read to therapy dogs. The purpose of the program is to build children’s confidence and improve their reading ability. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free. 540-422-8500.

Friends of Film, screening and discussion of the 2003 film “Cold Mountain,” with Nicole Kidman. 1 p.m. Monday, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. 540-422-8505.

Author appearance, J. Harris Anderson discusses “The Prophet of Paradise.” 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Horse Country Saddlery, 60 Alexandria Pike, Warrenton. To reserve a place, call 540-347-3141.

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

Book Cellar, new and used books, sold at a discount. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, John Barton Payne Building, 2 Courthouse Sq., Warrenton. 540-439-1939.

Music and dance

Community Band spring concert, 7-9 p.m. Monday, Warrenton Community Center, 430 E. Shirley Ave. Free. 540-422-8560.

Grace Church concert series, 5 p.m. March 23, Grace Episcopal Church, 6507 Main St., The Plains. Jory Vinikour, harpsichordist. $25. 540-253-5177 or www.gracetheplains.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

Warrenton Aquatic and Recreation Facility open house, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 800 Waterloo Rd., Warrenton. Health, wellness and aquatics activities, children’s activities, raffles and demonstrations. Free. 540-349-2520 or www.warrentonva.gov.

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, 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

Fauquier Community Theater, “Black Coffee,” by Agatha Christie; directed by Tim Bambara. March 21-23 and 28-30, and April 4-6. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays. Fauquier Community Theatre, 4225 Aiken Dr., Warrneton. $16; seniors, $14; students, $14. 540-349-8760 or www.fctstage.org.

Miscellaneous

Adult writing group, 2 p.m. Thursday, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. For adults who want to share their work and hear feedback from other writers. Sponsored by Friends of the Fauquier Library. Free. 540-422-8500.

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

Warrenton Newcomers Club Coffee and Open House, 9:30-11:30 a.m. second Wednesdays, Mercy Hall, 121 John E. Mann St., Warrenton. Open to those who have lived in the area five years or less. 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. 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. Register. 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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