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. Free. 540-349-8473.

Gardening

CALLING ALL GREEN THUMBS, adopt a flowerbed or help with planting and pruning at Vint Hill Community Center, 4235 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. Call to volunteer. 540-347-6894.

EVENING HERB SOCIETY, 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

"PAWS TO READ," ages 5-10 accompanied by an adult, 4 p.m. July 20, John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd. Children select something to read to trained therapy dogs. Free; signed permission slip required. 540-364-4910.

DAYTIME GREAT BOOKS, 1 p.m. July 25, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. "Song of Solomon" by Toni Morrison. New members welcome. Free. 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. Free. 540-439-6523 or www.libertyassembly.com.

ENGLISH CLASSES FOR ADULTS, 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Dr., and John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall. Sponsored by the county public library and Literacy Volunteers of Fauquier County. Free. No babysitting provided. Call your local library for information.

INTERNET TRAINING FOR ADULTS, 9 a.m. third Tuesdays, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. Free. Register. 540-347-8750, Ext. 3.

WARRENTON NEWCOMERS CLUB, membership coffee, 9:30 a.m. second Wednesdays. Open to anyone who has lived in the area five years or less. Free; call for locations. 540-428-0075.

INTERNET TRAINING FOR ADULTS, 7:30 p.m. first Wednesdays, Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Dr. Free. Register. 540-439-9728.

SPANISH INTERNET TRAINING FOR ADULTS, 7:30 p.m. third Wednesdays, Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Dr. Free. Register. 540-439-9728.

LIVING TOWNS PLANNING WORKSHOP, "A Town That Works," Wednesday, Marshall United Methodist Church social hall, 8405 W. Main St. Representatives of the region's towns and members of the private sector will exchange information on the planning, revitalization and preservation of towns as economic living centers. Registration, 8:30 a.m.; program, 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Space is limited. Register. $25. Post-workshop reception 3:30-5 p.m., Fauquier Heritage and Preservation Foundation Building, John K. Gott Library, 4110 Winchester Rd. (Route 17), Marshall. 540-829-7450.

Music

BLUEMONT SUMMER CONCERT, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Old Shadowlawn, 70 Culpeper St. (between Franklin and Lee streets), Warrenton. Rain site is Taylor Middle School, 350 E. Shirley Ave. Music by Howard Levy, Paul Reisler and A Thousand Questions. No pets, alcohol or smoking. $5; $4, Bluemont Friends and seniors; $2, 5 and younger. 703-777-6306 or www.bluemont.org.

BLUE RIDGE BARBERSHOPPERS, men of all ages welcome for four-part harmony, 7:30-10 p.m. Mondays, Warrenton Church of Christ. Free. 540-788-4257.

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

Nature

EARLY EXPLORERS: UNDERCOVER, ages 5-7 accompanied by an adult, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Look behind leaves and bark and under roots to discover how animals use trees. Create a "Peek-a-Tree" to take home. All children must have completed kindergarten. Register. $2, plus $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

ASTRONOMY VIEWING, all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult, dusk-11 p.m. Saturday, C.M. Crockett Park, parking area near front gate, 10066 Rogues Rd., Midland. Bring a telescope or use one provided. $6 at the gate for nonresidents. 540-788-4867.

STAR PARTY, 8:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Led by Sean O'Brien, an astronomer with the Albert Einstein Planetarium. Cover flashlights with a red filter or brown paper bag. If clouds or rain, an amateur astronomer will lead a short program. $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

PATHFINDERS FOR KIDS, "Take a Digital Safari," ages 8-12, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Build a nature blind, take nature photos, design your own frame for your favorite shot. Bring a digital camera, wear clothing of muted colors and a hat, and bring water in a daypack. Register. $3, includes materials and a snack. 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, 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, [hours good till September] FAST Aquatic Center, Vint Hill Road, Vint Hill. $6. 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.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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