Arts and Crafts

SEW A RAG DOLL, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Sew an old-fashioned rag doll and enjoy good conversation at the same time. Bring sharp scissors. Everything else will be provided. $4, per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

QUILTERS, 7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays and 10 a.m. first and third Wednesdays, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 6194 Dumfries Rd., Warrenton. 540-349-8473.


ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE UPDATE BREAKFAST, sponsored by Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce, 8 a.m. next Thursday, Fauquier Springs Country Club, 9236 Tournament Dr., Warrenton. Members of the General Assembly who represent Fauquier County have been invited to discuss community issues that were brought to the last legislative session. Free. RSVP. 540-347-4414.


STORY TIME, preschoolers, 11:30-noon today and Friday, Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Dr. Free. 540-439-9728.

STORY TIME, preschoolers, 10:30-11 a.m. tomorrow, and 4:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd. Free. 540-364-4910.


MOUNT BLEAK HOUSE TOURS, 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Visit the home of the Abner Settle family, residents of Mount Bleak just before and during the Civil War. $4, per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

FAUQUIER SPCA PET FAIR, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Fauquier SPCA, 9350 Rogues Rd., Casanova. Demonstration, performances, animal contests, pet parade, venders, silent auction, rabies clinic, pony rides, hayrides, children's games and food. The shelter will be open for walk-through viewing. No pets allowed inside the building, and no adoptions will be done on the day of the fair. Free. 540-788-9000.

OPEN MIKE TALENT NIGHT, 7 p.m. Saturday, Liberty Assembly of God Church, 11775 Morgansburg Rd., Bealeton. Poets, musicians, artists and other performing artists. Free. 540-439-0500 or


"A HANDFUL OF SOUTHERLY WIND," paintings by Chrisanne Finefrock, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. today and tomorrow, Blue Ridge Windows gallery, Imaging Acceptance Corp., 100 Main St. Free. 540-349-1985.


GARDEN CLUB SOCIAL, in celebration of National Garden Week, 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Warrenton Library garden, 11 Winchester St. The Cedar Run Garden Club will be serving lemonade. Public is welcome. Free. 540-347-8750, Ext. 18.

EVENING HERB SOCIETY, meet members with similar interests, learn about herbs through culinary and medicinal discussions, aromatherapy and crafts, 6:30-8 p.m. second Mondays, Marshall Community Center, 4133 Rectortown Rd. Free. 540-364-2734.

Lectures and Literature

FRIENDS BOOK CELLAR HALF-PRICE SALE, almost-new and used book sale to benefit adult and children's library programs, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, John Barton Payne Building basement, 2 Courthouse Sq., Warrenton. 540-347-8750.


MANASSAS-WARRENTON CAMERA CLUB, 7:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays, September through May, Manassas City Hall, 9027 Center St. Seminars, competitions, workshops and field trips. 703-590-5921 or

MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS, 9:30 a.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Liberty Assembly of God Church, 11775 Morgansburg Rd., Bealeton. 540-439-6523 or

AMATEUR RADIO, 7:30 p.m., second Thursdays, SunTrust Bank basement, Warrenton Plaza Center, Business Routes 29 and 17, Warrenton. 540-347-7533.

WARRENTON STAMP AND COIN, 7 p.m. second Wednesdays, Warrenton Professional Center employee lounge, 493 Blackwell Rd. Free. 540-347-9212.


CELEBRATION SINGERS, women's show chorus, 8 p.m. tomorrow, Fauquier Community Theatre at Vint Hill, 4225 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. Proceeds will go to the theater for its anticipated move to a larger building that will become a center for area performing arts. $15. 540-349-8760.

CAMERATA CANTORES CHORAL CONCERT, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Rice Theater, Highland School Center for the Arts, Route 17, Warrenton. Twenty-eight-voice madrigal group directed by Helen Dill will share the stage with Brass Classique directed by Richard Dill. $15. 540-937-4044 or

OLD-TIME BANJO CAMPFIRE, 8:15-9:15 p.m. Saturday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Clap and sing along with "Dr. Banjo" Dean Havron as he portrays an 1850s banjo player. Marshmallows provided for roasting afterwards. Bring a blanket and meet in the campfire circle. $4, per vehicle. 540-592-3556.


ANY RATTLESNAKES HERE?, 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Marty Martin, wildlife biologist. $4, per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

Sports and Recreation

DROP-IN BASKETBALL, youths, 2-3:30 p.m. Saturdays. $1, residents; $2, nonresidents. Adults, 8-10 p.m. Wednesdays, Marshall Community Center, 4133 Rectortown Rd. $3, residents; $5, nonresidents. 540-364-3886.

DROP-IN BASKETBALL, 35 and older, 6-10 p.m. Mondays, Vint Hill Community Center, 4235 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. $3.50, residents; $5, nonresidents. 540-347-6894.


AUDITIONS FOR "THE FOREIGNER," five males and two females ages 16-23, 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Fauquier Community Theatre, 4225 Aiken Dr., Vint Hill Farms Station, Warrenton. 540-349-9331.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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