What’s happening in Fauquier County

May 20, 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. 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. 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

Bealeton Book Club, 7:30 p.m. Monday, Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Dr. “Thinking Fast and Slow,”by Daniel Kahneman. 540-422-8533.

Friends of Film, 1 p.m. Monday, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. Screening and discussion of “King Lear” (1971), starring Paul Scofield. 540-422-8505.

Marshall Book Club, 7 p.m. Monday, John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall. “Love Medicine,” by Louise Erdrich. 540-422-8500.

Socrates Cafe, 7 p.m. May 28, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. Group discussion: “What In Our Culture Must Be Preserved.” 540-422-8500.

Great Books Club, 7 p.m. June 3, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. Discussion: The Book of Exodus. 540-422-8505.

Mystery Book Club, noon June 20, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. “The Cutting Season,” by Attica Locke. 540-422-8514.

Writing 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

Community band concert, “Great American Composers of Yesteryear,” 7-9 p.m. Monday, Warrenton Community Center, 430 E. Shirley Ave. Free. 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

“Meet the Beekeepers,” 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. A presentation by Ramona and Doug Morris. Park entry, $4 per vehicle, 540-592-3556.

Geocaching 101, 10 a.m.-noon Sunday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Learn what a geocache is and how to use a navigator to pinpoint them. Includes a ranger-led hike to find caches. $3; family, $8, includes use of the park’s Global Positioning System units. Park entry fee, $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

Astronomy Club sky watch, 7-11 p.m. June 15, C.M. Crockett Park, 10066 Rogues Rd., Midland. Age 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. Office has maps. 540-788-4867.

Sports and recreation

Twilight polo, Saturdays through Sept. 7, Great Meadow, 5089 Old Tavern Rd., The Plains. Live entertainment and dancing. Take a picnic. 6:30 p.m. dates open; 7 p.m. first match. $30 per vehicle. www.greatmeadow.org or 540-253-5000.

Lego Club, for students in grades K-5, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Dr. Listen to a story and then use Legos to make something based on the story’s theme. Free. 540-4212-8500.

Scrabble for adults, 6 p.m. Mondays, 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 welcomed. Free. 540-422-8500.

Upperville Colt and Horse Show, a benefit for area charities. Gates open at 8 a.m. June 3-9. Upperville Showgrounds, Route 50 (about 10 miles west of Middleburg). Food sold, or take a picnic. $10; age 11 and younger, free if with an adult. 540-687-5740 or www.upperville.com.

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, 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 King and I,” Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s musical, presented by Fauquier Community Theatre, 4225 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. 2 p.m. Sunday. $17; seniors and students, $15. 540-349-8760 or www.fctstage.org.

Miscellaneous

Delaplane Strawberry Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Music, hayrides, a petting zoo, an antique car show, children’s games, demonstrations and crafts. A benefit for Emmanuel Episcopal Church outreach programs. $25 per vehicle; motorcycles, $15. 540-364-2772 or www.delaplanestrawberryfestival.com.

Hunt Country stable tour, a self-guided driving tour of stables and equine facilities in the Upperville and Middleburg area, to benefit Trinity Episcopal Church’s outreach programs. Tickets and tour maps are available at the church, Route 50, Upperville. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday, Trinity Episcopal Church, 9108 John S. Mosby Hwy. $30; age 12 and younger, free. www.huntcountrystabletour.org or 540-592-3711.

Warrenton Newcomers Club, 9:30-11:30 a.m. second Wednesdays, Mercy Hall near St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 121 John E. Mann St. (formerly 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. 540-422-8465.

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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