STEP INTO THE DIMENSION

Three artists present works so realistic that you may be fooled in "The Dimensions." The group exhibition features clear and colorful watercolors by Carolyn Grosse Gawarecki, precise photographs by retired geological surveyor Stephen J. Gawarecki and wood sculptures by Sy Wengrovitz imitating the graceful drape of cloth. All three Virginia artists have won numerous awards. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and noon-5:30 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 1; reception 4-8:30 p.m. Saturday. The Byrne Gallery, 7 W. Washington St., Middleburg. Free. 540-687-6986.

TAKING A STAND

In Jean Giraudoux's play, "Madwoman of Chaillot," presented by the Fauquier High School Drama Department, a madwoman leads a group of vagabonds in a crusade against an evil corporate president and a prospector who plan to destroy their section of Paris in search of oil. Although written on the eve of World War II, the students interpret the play's setting of "spring of next year" in a modern way, with cell phones and bottled water. Can the little guy win out over corporate giants? 8 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 15-16 and 2 p.m. Sunday. Fauquier High School, 705 Waterloo Rd., Warrenton. $6; seniors and students, $4; children, $2.50. 540-347-6100 or kmettinger@fcps1.org.

CIVIL WAR SITES

The Guilford Civil War Tour, led by historian Steve Meserve, follows the path of Col. John S. Mosby through Sterling. Sites include the Lanesville House, the Guilford Signal station and the Miskel Farm. Reservations required. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Claude Moore Park, 21544 Cascades Pkwy., Sterling. $15. 703-421-5322.

Sy Wengrovitz's wood sculpture "The Red Scarf."