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.


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.


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 1860 attire. $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.


TRACK TALK, "Historic Warrenton Railroad," all ages, 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Warrenton Branch Greenway, end of South Fifth Street. Tour the caboose, try throwing a switch, and hear about train history. Hosted by Friends of the Warrenton Caboose. Free. 540-347-6896.

PAST-FINDERS FOR KIDS: MADE FOR HOME, AT HOME, ages 8-12, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Make a birdhouse and ladle from gourds and a jug from clay as people did in 1860. Register. Space is limited. $3, includes materials and snack. 540-592-3556. $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.


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


MOONLIGHT STROLL, 8:45-10:15 p.m. tomorrow, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Watch and listen for wildlife on a walk uphill to the Piedmont Overlook and then downhill by the light of the full moon (if the sky is clear). Wear sturdy shoes. $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

ASTRONOMY, dusk-11 p.m. July 17, 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.

Sports and Recreation

WARRENTON PONY SHOW, today through Sunday, Warrenton Horse Show Grounds, Shirley Avenue, Warrenton. Each day riders on horses or ponies will compete over jumps and on the flat beginning 8 a.m. Show ends 2 p.m. Sunday. Food available. Free. 540-347-9442.

CANOE LESSONS, ages 8 and older, 8-13 with an adult, 2-4 p.m. July 10, C.M. Crockett Park boat dock, 10066 Rogues Rd., Midland. Basic level for lake and calm river canoeing. Register by Sunday. $8, residents; $12, nonresidents. 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.


FAUQUIER COMMUNITY THEATRE, "An Evening of One-Act Plays," 8 p.m. July 10, Fauquier Community Theatre, 4225 Aiken Drive at Vint Hill, Warrenton. $12, adults; $10, seniors and students. 540-349-8760.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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