Arts and Crafts

QUILTING ON THE PORCH, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. No special sewing skills necessary to help with a rail fence friendship quilt. $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

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.

GOLDVEIN JUBILEE, 3:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Monroe Park, 14421 Gold Dust Pkwy. Petting zoo, pony rides, music, gold panning, face-painting, games, silent auction and refreshments. Free. 540-752-5330 or www.goldvein.com.

FALL FARM TOUR, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Horses and ponies, dairy cows and calves, beef cattle, animal exhibits, sheep and wool, hayrides and horse training and dressage demonstrations. Free. Fees are charged for some activities and products at some locations. Tour map and brochure available. 540-349-5314 or www.fauquierag.com.

FALL FARM EQUIPMENT AUCTION, 10 a.m. Saturday, FauquierLivestock Exchange, Route 55, two miles east of Marshall. 540-364-1566.

VINT HILL OKTOBERFEST, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 25, Vint Hill, 4200 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. Entertainment and dancing, German food, local artisans, children's activities, hayrides, reptile show and face-painting. Rain or shine. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. A portion of the food and beverage sales will be donated to the Fauquier Free Clinic. Free. 540-347-6965.

APPLEFEST, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 25, Stribling Orchard, Leeds Manor Road, Markham. Copper kettle apple butter demonstration, music by the Page County Ramblers, Civil War display, crafters, children's play area, baked goods and lunch. Sponsored by the Leeds Episcopal Church. Benefits Habitat for Humanity. Free. 540-364-2849.

Exhibits

"MANASSAS CLAY PRESENTS," through next Thursday, Blue Ridge Windows, 100 Main St., Warrenton. Free. 540-341-1030.

Gardening

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.

Lectures

And Literature

ADULT MYSTERY BOOK CLUB, noon today, 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. Monday, 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.

Miscellaneous

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

WHAT'S THAT WILDFLOWER?", 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Join nature interpreter Robyn Nolen on a half-mile stroll. Bring water and wear sturdy shoes. $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

MOONLIGHT STROLL, 7:15-8:45 p.m. Saturday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Watch and listen for wildlife as you walk uphill to the Piedmont Overlook and then downhill by the light of a full moon. Wear sturdy shoes. $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

Trips

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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