What’s happening in Fauquier County

March 25, 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; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays. John K. Gott Library, 4110 Winchester Rd., Marshall. Local-history displays; Fauquier Heritage and Preservation Trust volunteers 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 panning demonstrations, 2-2:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; additional demonstration, 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

Socrates Cafe, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. Group discussion: “Is Civility Obsolete?” 540-422-8500.

Great Books Club, 7 p.m., April 1, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. A discussion of Aristotle’s “Politics: A Treatise on Government.” 540-422-8505.

Bealeton Book Club, 7:30 p.m. April 15, Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Dr. “The Art of Hearing Heartbeats,” by Jan-Philipp Sendker. 540-422-8533.

Mystery Book Club, noon April 18, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. “The Woods,” by Harlan Coben. 540-422-8514.

Friends of Film,1 p.m. April 22, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. A screening and discussion of “The Social Network.” 540-422-8505.

Writing skills workshop, 2-4 p.m. first Thursdays, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. 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

“Wild Mountain Thyme” concert, 3 p.m. April 13, Highland Center for the Arts, 597 Broadview Ave., Warrenton. Performances by SCORE, a local children’s music ensemble, and Celtibillies, a high-energy band that explores the connections between Appalachian and Celtic music. $10; students, $5. 540-428-2313 or www.scoremusic.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 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 Club event, 7-11 p.m. April 6, C.M. Crockett Park, 10066 Rogues Rd., Midland. Those 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Take a telescope or look through one provided by the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club. $6; Fauquier County residents, free. 540-788-4867.

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. Chessboards welcomed. 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, 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 Comedy of Errors,” Fauquier Community Theatre presents Shakespeare’s comedy. Theatre at Vint Hill, 4225 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. 2 p.m. Sunday. $15; seniors and students, $13. www.fctstage.org.

Miscellaneous

Free income tax assistance, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through April 13; 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 and April 2. Warrenton Community Center (Building C), 430 E. Shirley Ave. Free. 540-724-1829 or www.nvacash.org.

Rain-barrels workshop, 2-3 p.m. April 13, Warrenton Community Center, 430 E. Shirley Ave. Rain barrel to take home included. $45; Fauquier residents, $35. 540-422-8560; registration required.

Warrenton Newcomers Club, 9:30-11:30 a.m. second Wednesdays. St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church (Mercy Hall), 121 King St., Warrenton. For people 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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