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.

Children

CLOWNING AROUND WITH BOB BROWN PUPPETS, preschoolers to rising fifth-graders, Monday. 1 p.m., John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd. 540-364-4910; 4 p.m., First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 39 Alexandria Pike, Warrenton. 540-347-8750, Ext. 21; 7 p.m., Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Dr. 540-439-9728. Free.

Gardening

CALLING ALL GREEN THUMBS, adopt a flower bed 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.

History

PATHFINDERS FOR KIDS, "Wade in the Water," ages 8-12, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Get close to animals at the water's edge. Test the water and discover links between water chemistry and healthy pond life. Wear closed-toe and -heel shoes that can get wet, play clothes and a hat. Bring water in a day pack. Register. $3, includes materials and snack. 540-592-3556.

CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT, teens, 11 a.m. Saturday, John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd. Enlist to serve the Union as a soldier in the Civil War. Steve Godjas from the Graffiti House in Brandy Station will re-create atraveling recruiting station. Free. 540-364-4910.

Literature

ADULT MYSTERY BOOK CLUB, noon today, John Barton Payne Building, 2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton. Any Inspector Ghote mystery by H.R.F. Keating. Free. 540-347-8750, Ext. 31.

FRIENDS BOOK CELLAR, almost-new and used-book sale to benefit adult and children's library programs, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. tomorrow and 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, John Barton Payne Building basement, 2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton. 540-347-8750.

DAYTIME GREAT BOOKS, 1 p.m. Monday, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. "Song of Solomon" by Toni Morrison. New members welcome. Free. 540-347-8750, Ext. 30.

ADULT BOOK CLUB, 7 p.m. Monday, John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd. "It Wasn't Always Easy, but I Sure Had Fun: The Best of Lewis Grizzard" by Lewis Grizzard. Free. 540-364-4910.

TEEN BOOK DISCUSSION, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd. "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince." Free. 540-364-4910.

"PAWS TO READ," ages 5-10 accompanied by an adult, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. 540-347-8750, Ext. 21. Children select something to read to trained therapy dogs. Free; signed permission slip required.

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.

NARFE, luncheon meeting, 11:30 a.m. second Tuesday, Fauquier Springs Country Club, 9236 Tournament Dr., Warrenton. $14. Call Lee House for information. 540-364-2360.

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 baby-sitting 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.

Movies

THURSDAY MOVIES, all ages. 1:30 p.m. today, John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd. Free. 540-364-4910.

TEEN MOVIES, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. Free. 540-347-8750, Ext. 21.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT, all ages. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. Free. 540-347-8750, Ext. 21.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT, all ages. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Dr. Free. 540-439-9728.

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 Pan Masters Steel Orchestra. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. 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

SUNSET WALK, 7:45-8:45 p.m. Saturday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Meet at the bridle trail barn and walk into the meadow to look and listen for wildlife. Wear sturdy shoes and a windproof jacket for a one-mile hike. $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

ASTRONOMY VIEWING, all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult, dusk-11 p.m. Aug. 13, 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. Aug. 13, 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.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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