Arts and Crafts

QUILTING ON THE PORCH, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Ln., Delaplane. Discover the joy of sewing and socializing as women did in the mid-1800s. No special sewing skill necessary to help with a friendship quilt. $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.

Community

MOUNT BLEAK HOUSE TOURS, 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Ln., 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.

Exhibits

OIL PAINTINGS BY ROBERT HEUEL, Saturday -Oct. 23, Berkley Gallery, 40 Main St., Warrenton. Artist's reception, 4-7 p.m. Saturday. Free. Call for hours. 540-341-7367.

Gardening

FALL GARDENING LECTURE SERIES, "Trees! Glorious Trees! UnderusedTrees and Fall Color," 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.

Literature

ADULT MYSTERY CLUB, noon Oct. 21, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. "Forensics." Any book by Kathy Reichs or Noreen Ayres. 540-347-8750, Ext. 30.

DAYTIME GREAT BOOKS CLUB, 1 p.m. Oct. 18, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. "A Dull Story," by Anton Chekhov. 540-347-8750, Ext. 30.

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.

OPEN MIKE TALENT NIGHT, 7-11 p.m. Oct. 15, Aroma Rhythm Lounge, Liberty Assembly of God Church, 11775 Morgansburg Rd., Bealeton. Musicians, poets, actors and other performing artists are invited to participate. Free. 540-439-0500 or www.libertyassembly.com.

1800s CLOTHING AND SEWING MACHINES, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Visit the Mount Bleak parlor and see authentic mid-1800s clothing and antique sewing machine display. Collectors Clifford Shelton and Charles Taylor will answer questions. $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

Music

CONCERT, "Decyfer," one of North Carolina's rising new bands, 7-11 p.m. Oct. 22, Aroma Rhythm Lounge, Liberty Assembly of God Church, 11775 Morgansburg Rd., Bealeton. Free. 540-439-0500 or www.libertyassembly.com.

CONCERT, 8 p.m. Oct. 16, Highland Center for the Arts, 597 Broadview Ave., Warrenton. Lisa Reagan, singer with the Washington National Opera and teacher of voice at Shenandoah conservatory of Music in Winchester. For information and ticket sales, 540-341-0381 or www.highlandcenterforthearts.org.

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.

Nature

FOREST BREAKFAST, 8:30-11 a.m. Saturday. Oct. 9 Meet at Bull Run Mountain Conservancy House, 17405 Beverley Mill Dr., Broad Run. Hike with a naturalist and learn what triggers the trees to change colors. Enjoy a "five tree" breakfast served in the woods. Space is limited. Register. $20, members; $25, nonmembers. 703-753-2631 or www.brmconservancy.org.

ASTRONOMY FOR EVERYONE, sunset-11 p.m. Saturday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Ln., Delaplane. Find out about U.S. space research from NASA/JPL "Solar System Ambassadors." At dark, take a sky tour with Sean O'Brien of the Smithsonian Albert Einstein Planetarium and look for sky objects through large telescopes with the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club. If the sky is cloudy, only the NASA/JPL program will be held. $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

STORIES IN THE SKY, 7-8 p.m. Oct. 16, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Ln., Delaplane. Walk in the meadow and hear tales of danger and romance that the constellations illustrate. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight. $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

Sports

And Recreation

INTERNATIONAL GOLD CUP RACE, Oct. 16, Great Meadow, 5089 Old Tavern Rd., The Plains. Gates open at 10 a.m., opening ceremony at 12:50 p.m. Pack a picnic or purchase food and beverages there. Bring a blanket or chair. $50, in advance; $60, week of race. A car pass admits one vehicle and six occupants. Ages 12 and younger are free with an adult. 540-347-1215 or www.vagoldcup.com.

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.

Theater

FAUQUIER COMMUNITY THEATRE, "Hello Dolly," Oct. 8-10, 14-16, 24-26, the Theatre at Vint Hill, 4225 Aiken Dr., Vint Hill Farms Station, Warrenton. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Martha Lynch, director. Adults, $15; students and seniors, $12. 540-349-8760 or www.fctstage.org.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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