Arts and Crafts

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.

Children

STORY TIME, preschoolers, 11:30-noon today and tomorrow, 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.

Community

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.

LIFE ON MOUNT BLEAK FARM, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Bread baking and butter churning in the log kitchen. Talk with history interpreters in 1860s attire. $4, per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

Gardening

AZALEA PRUNING, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. next Thursday, Winchester Street "Secret Garden" of the Burkes in Warrenton. Peter Deahl, ISA-certified arborist, will provide hands-on instruction. $50, includes a gourmet picnic lunch. Call for directions. 540-349-5757 or www.thepruningschool.com.

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.

History

WHAT DO YOU CARRY, SOLDIER?, 2:15 and 3:45 p.m. Sunday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Meet a Rebel soldier behind the Mount Bleak House and find out what he used to sustain himself on the march. $4, per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

Lectures and Literature

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

Miscellaneous

WARRENTON CIVITAN CLUB, organizational meeting, 6:45-8:30 p.m. today, Town 'n' Country Restaurant, 5037 Lee Hwy., Warrenton. Free. 540-439-1502.

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

Nature

ASTRONOMY, dusk-11 p.m. Saturday, C.M. Crockett Park parking area near the front gate, 10066 Rogues Rd., Midland. Join Northern Virginia Astronomy Club and view constellations, planets and galaxies. Bring a telescope, or use one provided. Free, residents; $6, nonresidents. 540-788-4867.

SKY WATCHING, 8:15-11 p.m. Saturday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Sean O'Brien, staff astronomer at the Albert Einstein Planetarium. Cover flashlights with a red filter or a brown paper bag. In case of clouds or rain, an amateur astronomer will lead an alternate program. $4, per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

Sports and Recreation

KIDS ALL-AMERICAN FISHING DERBY, ages 6-15 with an adult, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, C.M. Crockett Park concessions deck, 10066 Rogues Rd., Midland. Day for demonstrating to kids the fun and entertainment of fishing. Bring your own rod, tackle and bait. Prizes donated by Wal-Mart. Rain date, June 20. $4, residents; $6, nonresidents. Adults do not need to register. 540-788-4867.

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.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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