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What's happening in Fauquier County

Sunday, March 6, 2011; T05

Arts and crafts

Quilters, 7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Bethel United Methodist Church, 6903 Blantyre Rd., Warrenton. Free. 540-349-8473.

Literature, lectures and discussions

Lecture series, 4 p.m. Sunday, John Barton Payne Building, 2 Courthouse Sq., Warrenton. Four-part series based on Ken Burns's 1990 documentary, "The Civil War." The first speaker is Edwin C. Bearss, chief historian for the National Park Service from 1981-1994. Free. 540-422-8500.

Great Books Club, 7 p.m. Monday, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. Discussion of the Declaration of Independence and the writings of Immanuel Kant. New members are welcome. 540-422-8505.

Socrates Cafe, for adults, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. Group discussion: "Should Longevity be Our Goal? Should We Have a Right to Die?" 540-349-1253.

Marshall Afternoon Book Club, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Marshall Community Center Cafe, 4133 Rectortown Rd. Discussion of "The Postmistress," by Sarah Blake. New members are welcome. 540-422-8527.

Bealeton Book Club, 7:30 p.m. March 14, Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Dr. Discussion of "Never Let Me Go," by Kazuo Ishiguro. New members are welcome. 540-422-8500.

Mystery Book Club, noon March 17, John Barton Payne Building, 2 Courthouse Sq., Warrenton. Discussion of "Spellman Files" and "Curse of the Spellmans," by Lisa Lutz. New members are welcome. 540-422-8514.

Friends of Film, 1 p.m. March 21, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. Next discussion topic: "The Emigrants" (1994). Sponsored by the Friends of the Fauquier Library. 540-422-8500, Ext. 6862.

Marshall Book Club,7 p.m. March 28, John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall. Discussion of "Olive Kitteredge," by Elizabeth Strout. New members are welcome. 540-422-8500.

Music

Grace Church concert series, 5 p.m. today, Grace Episcopal Church, 6507 Main St., The Plains. Music by the Kennedy Center Chamber Players. $35. 540-253-5177, www.gracechurch.net.

Fauquier Community Band rehearsals, 7-9 p.m. Mondays; new musicians are welcome. Fauquier High School, 705 Waterloo Rd., Warrenton. Free. 540-347-6896.

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. Free. 540-788-4257.

Theater

"California Suite," presented by Fauquier Community Theatre, 2 p.m. Sunday and March 13; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 4225 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. $15; seniors and students, $13. 540-308-1086, www.fctstage.org.

Sports and recreation

Dog Sledding 101, all ages; children 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, C.M. Crockett Park (parking area near the front gate), 10066 Rogues Rd., Midland. Ron Gagne will demonstrate aspects of dog sledding. Free. 540-347-4867

Fauquier Duplicate Bridge Club, noon Thursdays, National Guard Armory, 692 Waterloo Rd., Warrenton. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Pairs and single players welcome. $5. 540-364-3861 or fauquierbridge@gmail.com.

Sunrise Fitness, for adults, 6:30-7 a.m. weekdays. Meet at the Marshall Community Center parking lot, 4133 Rectortown Rd. Session led by Norris Royston. Free; donations accepted. 540-364-3886.

Drop-in volleyball, for 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.

Running group, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays (optional runs on Saturday mornings), Fauquier High School track, Warrenton. Free. 540-938-6509.

Drop-in basketball, for ages 12-15, 5-7 p.m. Thursdays, Marshall Community Center, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall. $5; Fauquier residents, $3. 540-364-3886.

Drop-in basketball, for age 14 and older, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Marshall Community Center, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall. $6; Fauquier residents, $4. 540-364-3886.

Drop-in basketball, for 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, for 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, walk alone or in groups. 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 meeting room, 680 Warrenton Center. Visitors are welcome. Free. 540-439-266.

Miscellaneous

Farmers market,7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays, municipal parking lot, Lee Street between Fourth and Fifth streets, Warrenton. 540-347-1101

Astronomy viewing, all ages, 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult, 7-11 p.m. Saturday, C. M. Crockett Park, 10066 Rogues Rd., Midland. Take your own telescope or observe through one provided. $6, per vehicle for non-Fauquier County residents. 540-347-4867.

Tax assistance, help for the elderly and low-income residents provided by the Foundation for Tax Assistance: John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall, 4-7 p.m. Mondays through April 4; noon-3 p.m. Tuesdays through April 5; Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays through April 6; Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Dr., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays through April 7. Free. By appointment. 540-349-8142.

Marshall Business and Residents Association meeting, 7:30 p.m., third Tuesdays, Marshall Community Center, 4133 Rectortown Rd. 540-364-1782.

Tutoring, for school-age children, 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Dr. Provided by National Honor Society members. Free. 540-422-8500.

Senior social, 10-11 a.m. Mondays, Marshall Community Center, 4133 Rectortown Rd. Games, crafts, bridge and refreshments. $2; Fauquier residents, $1. 540-364-3886.

Toastmasters International, Northern Piedmont Club 311, 7-8 p.m., second and fourth Tuesdays, Warrenton Church of Christ, 6398 Lee Highway Access Rd., Warrenton. Free. 703-408-9103.

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.

Warrenton Newcomers Club, coffee, 9:30 a.m.-noon, second Wednesdays, Warrenton-Fauquier Visitors Center, 33 N. Calhoun St. Open to residents who have been in the area less than five years. Free. 540-347-7720.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, 11:30 a.m., second Tuesdays, Inn at Vint Hill, Vint Hill Farms Station, 4200 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. Federal employees and retirees are welcome. $13. 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 or www.libertyassembly.com.

- Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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