Arts and Crafts

QUILTING ON THE PORCH, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Help piece a rail fence friendship quilt to use in a Mount Bleak bedroom. No special sewing skills needed. $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.


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.

CRAZY FOR ANIMALS CAMP, grades 2-5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 2-6, Vint Hill Community Center, 4235 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. Campers will visit farms, veterinarians, groomers and other animal-related businesses. Bring lunch. Snacks provided. Register by July 23. $175, residents; $263, nonresidents. 540-347-6894.

PAST-FINDERS FOR KIDS, "Baste the Bear and Drop the Kerchief," ages 8-12, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Play games that your great-great grandparents might have enjoyed. Registration; space will be limited. $3, includes materials and snack. $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.


WATERCOLOR PAINTINGS, tomorrow through July 30, Berkley Gallery, 40 Main St., Warrenton. Jarl Blank, Karen Lynn Brooke and Bruce Handford. Artists reception, 4-7:30 p.m. tomorrow. Free. 540-341-7367 or


FAUQUIER COUNTY FAIR, today through Sunday, Fauquier County Fairgrounds, 6209 Old Auburn Rd., Warrenton. Entertainment, food, contests, rides, petting zoo, demonstrations, pageants and awards. $5. Call for schedule and times. 540-351-6086 or

Lectures and Literature

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB, "The Falls" by Ian Rankin, noon, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. New members welcome. Free. 540-347-8750.

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.


BLUEMONT SUMMER CONCERTS, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, lawn at Warren Green in historic Warrenton. If it rains, Taylor Middle School, 350 E. Shirley Ave. $5; $3, Bluemont Friends and seniors; $1, ages 5 and younger. John McCutcheon, folksinger, songwriter, storyteller and master of the hammer dulcimer, guitar, banjo, fiddle, autoharp, mountain dulcimer and jew harp. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. No pets, alcohol or smoking. 703-777-6306 or

BLUE RIDGE BARBERSHOPPERS, men of all ages welcome for four-part harmony, 7:30-10 p.m. Mondays, Warrenton Church of Christ. 540-788-4257.

DRUM CORPS IN FAUQUIER, Tuesday. 5:30 p.m. gates open, 7 p.m. show begins, Fauquier High School Stadium, 705 Waterloo Rd., Warrenton. Free drum corps clinic by the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps at 4:30 p.m. Food available for purchase. $25, reserved seating; $20, general admission; $18, students and children. 540-341-0119 or


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, alternate program. $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

COPPERHEADS AND RATTLESNAKES, 1 and 4 p.m., Saturday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Brad Ross, a venomous reptile propagator, will display his live snakes. $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

BATTY BAT-HOUSE BUILDING, all ages, 6-8 p.m. Aug. 7, Friendship Picnic Shelter, C.M. Crockett Park, 10066 Rogues Rd., Midland. Learn about these beneficial, construct a bat-house to take home and take a bat hike. Register by July 31. $14, residents; $21, nonresidents. 540-788-4867.


REMINGTON/BEALETON, meet for games, trips, special speakers and visits with friends, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, St. Luke's Episcopal Parish Hall, 400 N. Church St., Remington. Free. 540-439-1534.


And Recreation

CANOE LESSONS, ages 8 and older, 8-13 with an adult, 2-4 p.m. July 31, C.M. Crockett Park boat dock, 10066 Rogues Rd., Midland. Basic level for lake and calm river canoeing. Register by July 25. $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.

HYDROFLEX, low-intensity strengthening and flexibility workout, 10-11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, FAST Aquatic Center, Vint Hill Road, Vint Hill. 540-349-4858.

DROP-IN VOLLEYBALL, 16 and older, 8-10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Vint Hill Community Center, 4235 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. $3.50, residents 18 and older; $5, nonresidents; $2.50, residents 16 and 17; $3.50, nonresidents 16 and 17. 540-347-6894.

RUNNING, focus on becoming fit, building stamina and making friends, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Fauquier High School track, Warrenton. Optional Saturday morning runs at various parks. 540-938-6509.

YOUTH OPEN GYM, 12 and younger, must be supervised by an adult, 2-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Vint Hill Community Center, 4235 Aiken Dr., Warrenton.

Basketball, billiards, air hockey, Ping-Pong, foosball and shuffleboard. $2, residents; $3, nonresidents. 540-347-6894.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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