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 for yourself and enjoy good conversation at the same time. $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.


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.

TOUR OF WESTON HISTORICAL RESIDENCE, home of the Casanova Hunt, 10:30 a.m.-noon Aug. 21. Meet at Warrenton Community Center, 430 E. Shirley Ave. for drive yourself tour or ask for a map to the farm site. Farm is operated and maintained by the Warrenton Antiquarian Society. Register by Monday. $3, residents; $5, nonresidents. 540-347-6896.

Lectures and Literature

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB, noon next Thursday, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. "Angel Fire" by Lisa Miscione. Free. New members welcome. 540-347-8750, Ext. 30.

DAYTIME GREAT BOOKS CLUB, 1 p.m. Monday, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. "A Real Life" by Alice Munro. New members welcome. 540-347-8750, Ext. 30.

MARSHALL BOOK CLUB, 7 p.m. Aug. 30, John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd. Free. "The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson" by Mark Twain. New members welcome. 540-364-4910.


BLUEMONT SUMMER CONCERT, 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. Music by the Kusun Ensemble, musicians and dancers from Ghana, West Africa. 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.

COMMUNITY BAND, all ages, join even if you have not played for years, 7-9 p.m. Mondays, Fauquier High band room, 705 Waterloo Rd., Warrenton. Free. 540-347-6896.


FLUTTER BY, BUTTERFLY, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Identify butterflies with Steve Malone and Mary Alexander of the Washington Area Butterfly Club. Binoculars are helpful, but not essential. Wear sturdy shoes for this two-mile walk. $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

WHAT'S THAT WILDFLOWER?, 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Half-mile walk to discover flowers and use a field guide to identify them. Bring water and wear sturdy shoes. $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

AWESOME ANIMALS, all ages, grade 4 and younger with an adult, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, at C.M. Crockett Park, Hollyview picnic shelter, 10066 Rogues Rd., Midland. $6, residents; $9, nonresidents. Register. 540-788-4867.

ASTRONOMY, dusk-11 p.m. Saturday, C.M. Crockett Park parking area near the front gate, 10066 Rogues Rd., Midland. Join the 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.

Sports and Recreation

SIZZLIN' SUMMER 5K FUN RUN, all ages, Saturday, Vint Hill Community Center, 4235 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. 7 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. race begins. $20, day of event. 540-347-6894.

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.

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.

DEEP WATER AEROBICS, 9-10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 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.

WALKING, sponsored by Fauquier Medical Associates. Pick up walking log at county recreation department, 62 Culpeper St., Warrenton, to track miles and earn rewards such as a certificate at 50 miles and a T-shirt at 100. Walk alone or in a group. Members receive discounts at select county businesses and are invited to attend free walking clinics sponsored by Fauquier Hospital. $8. 540-347-6896.

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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