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What's Happening in Fauquier County, Oct. 17-24, 2010

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Arts and crafts

QUILTERS, 7 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, Bethel United Methodist Church, 6903 Blantyre Rd., Warrenton. Also meeting at 10 a.m. occasional Wednesdays at members' homes. Free. 540-349-8473.

Community

COMMUNITY LUNCH, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. fourth Saturdays, Grace Episcopal Church, 6507 Main St., The Plains. Shut-ins and others can call for rides. Free. 540-253-5177.

Fairs and festivals

FALL BAZAAR, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Harvey L. Pearson National Guard Armory, 692 Waterloo Rd., Warrenton. Baked goods, pickles and preserves, used books, toys, clothing and household items. Lunch available. Sponsored by Wesley Chapel United Methodist Women; a benefit for mission work. 540-347-3865 or www.wesleychapelumc.faithweb.com.

FALL FARM FESTIVAL, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in October, Mount Bleak Farm, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Live music, living-history programs, old-fashioned children's games and a pick-your-own pumpkin patch. Parking, $4. 540-592-3556.

Farmers markets

WARRENTON FARMERS MARKET, 7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays, municipal parking lot, Lee Street between Fourth and Fifth streets. 540-347-1101.

REMINGTON FARMERS MARKET, 3-7 p.m. Fridays, Main Street. 540-439-3220.

Halloween

PUMPKIN CARVING PARTY, for age 5 and older, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Northern Fauquier Community Park, 4155 Monroe Pkwy., Marshall. Take a pumpkin; other supplies will be provided. Refreshments. $20; out-of-county residents, $30. To register, call 540-422-8570.

"HALLOWEEN ON THE GHOSTWAY," all ages, 5-8 p.m. Saturday, the Warrenton Caboose at the Warrenton Branch Greenway, South Fourth Street off Main Street. Games, arts and crafts, costume contests and a hayride. Free. 540-347-6896.

HALLOWEEN CRAFT PARTY, for children in seventh-grade and younger, 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 30, Marshall Community Center, 4133 Rectortown Rd. Crafts, games and treats. $20; out-of-county residents, $30. To register, call 540-364-3886.

HALLOWEEN PARADE, 10 a.m. Oct. 30, Main and Fifth streets, Warrenton. Followed by trick-or-treating at participating stores in Old Town. 540-349-8606.

History

CALEB RECTOR HOUSE OPEN HOUSE, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 30, 1461 Atoka Rd. (four miles west of Middleburg, off Route 50). Volunteers and members of the Mosby Heritage Area Association Gray Ghost Interpretive Group will explain how Col. John S. Mosby and Gen. J.E.B. Stuart are connected to the house and the village of Atoka. Driving tour recommendations available. Free. 540-687-6681 or http://www.mosbyheritagearea.org.

"OLD TOWN TREASURES IN WARRENTON," a presentation by Heidi Baumstark, 3 p.m. Sunday, John Barton Payne Building, 2 Courthouse Sq., Warrenton. Sponsored by the Fauquier Heritage Institute and the Fauquier Public Library. Free. 540-341-7019.


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