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.


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.

AN EVENING UNDER THE STARS, 8 p.m.-midnight Sept. 18, Courthouse Plaza, historic Old Town Warrenton. Restaurants and caterers will provide light refreshments. Music by Daryl Davis Band. Silent auction. Benefits revitalization and preservation program for the downtown area. Film actor Robert Duvall is honorary chairman for the event, presented by the Partnership for Warrenton Foundation. In case of inclement weather, event will be at Highland School, Route 17, Warrenton. $30, in advance; $40, at the gate. 540-349-8608.


FALL GARDENING LECTURE SERIES, "The ABCs of Water Gardening," 7 p.m. today, Warren Green Building, first floor conference room, 10 Hotel St., Warrenton. Register. Free. 540-341-7950, Ext. 19.

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

ADULT MYSTERY BOOK CLUB, noon next Thursday, John Barton Payne Building, 2 Courthouse Sq., Warrenton. "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown. New members welcome. 540-347-8750, Ext. 30.

GREAT BOOKS CLUB, 1 p.m. Sept. 20, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. "A Room of One's Own," by Virginia Woolf. 7 p.m. Oct. 5, "The Antheap," by Doris Lessing. New members welcome. 540-347-8750, Ext. 30.

MARSHALL BOOK CLUB, 7 p.m. Sept. 27, John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd. Free. "Palace Walk" by Naguib Mahfuz. New members welcome. 540-364-4910.


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

DOG TRAINING CLASSES, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, National Guard Armory, Waterloo Road, Warrenton. Obedience and show dog handling. Register. $60, eight sessions. 703-753-2404 or


CONCERT, 7-11 p.m. tomorrow, the Aroma Rhythm Lounge, Liberty Assembly of God Church, 11775 Morgansburg Rd., Bealeton. The lounge provides a safe, alternative cafe-style gathering place to relax and meet friends. Music by the Josh Einwechter Band. Free. 540-439-0500.

MUSIC IN THE MEADOWS, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Acoustic musician Timothy Seaman will perform ballads, hymns, folk tunes and original compositions on hammered dulcimer, psalteries and flutes. Bring a blanket or chairs for seating. $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

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 p.m. Saturday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. See and identify butterflies with Steve Malone and Mary Alexander of the Washington Area Butterfly Club. Wear sturdy shoes for a two-mile walk. $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

PUPPETS AT THE CAMPFIRE, 7:15-8:15 p.m. Saturday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Matilda the park puppet is back with her friend Marshall. Hear nature stories and folk tales around a campfire. Sing songs and roast marshmallows. Bring a blanket to sit on. $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

Sept. 11 Events

CATLETT, 9 am.-5 p.m., Saturday, Big Apple Deli, 4220 Dumfries Rd. "Remembrance Day." Community activities with proceeds going to benefit muscular dystrophy and local fire and rescue departments. Catlett Volunteer Fire Department will be there with their fire safety trailer, and Virginia State Police officers will also be on hand; yard sale, 9/11 gift basket raffle, moonbounce, deejay. 540-788-1988.

WARRENTON, 9 a.m. Saturday, Andrew Winfree Memorial Field at Highland School in Warrenton. Community observance. The 3rd U.S. Infantry "Old Guard" Fife and Drum Corps from the Military District of Washington will perform and the Fauquier and Liberty High School marching bands will perform patriotic music, including "America the Beautiful. " Rain or shine. 597 Broadview Ave., Warrenton. 540-347-1221, Ext. 1033.

Sports And Recreation

ALIVE AND KICKIN' 5K RUN, meet at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 25 in front of Old Town Athletic, Keith St., Warrenton. Register at Warrenton Community Center, 430 E. Shirley Ave. $15, before Sept.; $20, day of race. 540-347-6896.

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.

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.


BALTIMORE ORIOLES GAME, Oct. 3. Motor coach leaves Route 605 commuter lot at 8:30 a.m. Lunch at Inner Harbor before the 1:30 p.m. game. Space is limited. Register. $38. 540-347-6896.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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