What’s happening in Fauquier County

January 28, 2013
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, and 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

Great Books Club, 7 p.m. Feb. 4, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. “The Virtues,” by John Dewey. 540-422-8505.

Bealeton Book Club,7:30 p.m. Feb. 11, Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Dr. “The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox,” by Maggie O’Farrell. 540-422-8533.

Friends of Film, 1 p.m. Feb. 11, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. A screening and discussion of “Oliver Twist ” (1948). 540-422-8505.

Socrates Cafe, 7 p.m. Feb. 12, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. Group discussion: “What Is the Place of Law?” 540-422-8500.

Mystery Book Club, noon Feb. 21, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. “Wicked Autumn,” by G.M. Malliet. 540-422-8514.

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

Music and dance

Candlelight concert, 5-7 p.m. Sunday. A performance by the Time for Three string trio. Works by Bach and Brahms, and original arrangements of songs by the Beatles, Katy Perry, Kanye West and Justin Timberlake. Barton Oaks, 2750 Landmark School Rd., The Plains. Sponsored by the Community Music School of the Piedmont. $125. 540-592-3040 or www.piedmontmusic.org.

Variety show, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Fauquier Community Theatre, 4225 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. A program of singing, dancing, skit and magic tricks. Performers will include Dylan Cooke, the winner of the “FCT’s Got Talent” show in October. A benefit for the scholarship fund. $10. 540-349-8760 or www.fctstage.org.

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

Blue Ridge Barbershoppers, for men of all ages 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

Astronomy program, those 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. 7-11 p.m. Saturday, C.M. Crockett Park, 10066 Rogues Rd., Midland. Take a telescope or use one of the park’s. $6 per vehicle; Fauquier vehicles, free. 540-788-4257.

Orienteering courses, C.M. Crockett Park, 10066 Rogues Rd., Midland. Information and maps are available at the office. 540-788-4867.

Sports and recreation

Chess Club, 6:30-8:30 p.m. fourth Mondays, Warrenton Library,
11 Winchester St. Take a chessboard if you have one. Light snacks and beverages provided by Friends of the Fauquier Library. 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 are welcome. $5. fauquierbridge@gmail.com or 540-364-3861.

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

“To Kill a Mockingbird,” a Fauquier Community Theatre production of the stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel. 2 p.m. Sunday and next Sunday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Theatre at Vint Hill, 4225 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. $15; seniors and students, $13. 540-349-8760 or www.fctstage.org.

Miscellaneous

Income tax assistance, 10 a.m.-
4 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 2 to April 13; 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 5 to April 2. Warrenton Community Center (Building C), 430 E. Shirley Ave. Free. 540-724-1829 or www.nvacash.org.

Career development workshops, open to job seekers of all ages, whether 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, 9:30-11:30 a.m. second Wednesdays, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Mercy Hall, 121 King St., Warrenton. Open to residents 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 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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