Arts and Crafts

KNIT AND CROCHET, 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. Learn to knit and crochet during your lunch hour. Supplies provided or bring your own. Pack lunch. Free. 540-347-8750, ext. 25.

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 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.

Exhibits

OIL PAINTINGS BY ROBERT HEUEL, through Oct. 23, Berkley Gallery, 40 Main St., Warrenton. Free. Call for hours. 540-341-7367.

Gardening

FALL GARDENING LECTURE SERIES, "Plants for Winter Interest in the Landscape," 7 p.m. Nov. 4, Warren Green Building, first floor conference room, 10 Hotel St., Warrenton. Register. Free. 540-341-7950, Ext. 19.

Literature

BOOK SALE, 2-7 p.m. today, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. tomorrow and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, John Barton Payne Building, 2 Courthouse Sq., Warrenton. Old, rare and out-of-print books along with Civil War, Christmas and oversized books. Sponsored by the Friends of the Fauquier Library to benefit Fauquier County Public Library. 540-349-4290.

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

BOOK BUZZ, school-aged children, 4 p.m. Monday, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. Stories and crafts. Free. 540-347-8750, Ext. 21.

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

CELEBRATE READ ALOUD WEEK, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. Seminar for parents and educators to learn about the important role reading has in the success of children. Free. 540-347-8750, Ext. 21.

LECTURE SERIES, 7 p.m. Wednesday, John Barton Payne Building, 2 Courthouse Sq., Warrenton. Jesse Merrel, member of the Jamestown 2007 Ambassador Speakers Bureau, will give an overview of the plans for the national commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown. Refreshments at the Old Jail Museum following the program. Free. 540-327-5525.

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. tomorrow, 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.

FORESTRY AND WILDLIFE FIELD TOUR, Oct. 22. Registration 8 a.m., tour begins at 8:30 a.m. Meet at the parking lot of Wal-Mart, 8278 James Madison Hwy., Warrenton. See private, industry and public lands and hear talks on how to manage property by foresters, wildlife specialists and land owners. Programs focus on multiple-use management opportunities. Sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources and Department of Forestry. $35, advance; $40, day of event. 540-231-6975 or stop by the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office, 24 Pelham St., Warrenton and ask for Keith Dickinson.

SCRABBLE, ages 16-adult, 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Bealeton Community Library, 10877 Willow Dr. Free. 540-439-9728.

ENGLISH CLASSES FOR ADULTS, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Dr. and John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd. Sponsored by the library and Literacy Volunteers of Fauquier County. Free. Call your local library.

INTERNET ORIENTATION FOR ADULTS, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. Free. Register. 540-347-8750, Ext. 25.

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. Saturday, 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

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Photograph plants, animals and insects with wildlife photographer James Daniel. Bring camera and film. Register. $8. 540-592-3556.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA ASTRONOMY CLUB 22ND ANNUAL STAR GAZE, Saturday, C.M. Crockett Park, 10066 Rogues Rd., Midland. Demonstrations at 3 p.m. with solar observing. Learn about astronomy with hundreds of telescopes and binoculars. Experienced astronomers will be on hand to answer questions. Members of the public can stay until 11 p.m. Wear weather-appropriate clothing. Directions or cancellation due to weather, 540-788-4867 or www.novac.com/gaze

STORIES IN THE SKY, 7-8 p.m. Saturday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, 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

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," Today, tomorrow, Saturday and Oct. 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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