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.


FIRST FRIDAY OLD TOWN, "I Love Warrenton," 6-8 p.m. tomorrow, historic Old Town, Warrenton. Special events by participating merchants. Free. 540-349-8606 or

Fairs and Festivals

PIEDMONT PEACH FESTIVAL, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 13 and 14, Valley View Farm, 1562 Leeds Manor Rd., Delaplane. Music, hayrides, cupcake walk, field games for children, face-painting, spin and sand art, milk-bottle toss, preschool bale maze, food, and peaches and ice cream. Sponsored by Victory Thru Jesus Ministry to benefit the Praise and Worship Center Project. $15 per vehicle. 540-592-3730 or


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.


PATHFINDERS FOR KIDS, "Let's Go Fishin," ages 8-12, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Children can fish the old-fashioned way, tell fish stories and cook out. Water, sunscreen, a hat, shoes with closed toes and heels, and play clothing that can get wet are recommended. Register. $3 fee includes materials and a snack. 540-592-3556.


ADULT MYSTERY BOOK CLUB, noon Aug. 18, John Barton Payne Building, 2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton. "Judgment Calls" or "Missing Justice" by Alafair Burke. Free. 540-347-8750, Ext. 31.

FRIENDS BOOK CELLAR, almost-new and used-book sale to benefit 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. Aug. 15, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. New members welcome. Free. 540-347-8750, Ext. 30.

ADULT BOOK CLUB, 7 p.m. Aug. 29, John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd. "Winesburg, Ohio" by Sherwood Anderson. Free. 540-364-4910.


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

FAUQUIER HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1980, 25th reunion, Sept. 9 and 10. Social hour, football game, dinner and dance. Call for information and reservations. 540-222-7373 or

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.


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 Susan Greenbaum. 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


SUNSET WALK, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Participants meet at the bridle trail barn and walk into the meadow to look and listen for wildlife. Sturdy shoes and a jacket are recommended for the 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.

BUTTERFLY DAY, all ages, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 13, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Identify butterflies on a three-mile walk with Steve Malone and Mary Alexander of the Washington Area Butterfly Club. Participants are asked to wear sturdy shoes and bring water and bag lunch to eat at the new overlook. Families with younger children may picnic, fly kites and play games. Butterfly face-painting 2-3 p.m. Free. $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.


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.


FAUQUIER COMMUNITY THEATRE AUDITIONS, "Guys and Dolls," 1-4 p.m. Saturday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Fauquier Community Theatre, Vint Hill Farms Station, 4260 Sigler Dr., Warrenton. Callbacks, 7:30 p.m. Monday. Parts available for players 16 and older. People auditioning are asked to come prepared to sing a song (not from "Guys and Dolls") and bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. 540-349-1993 or

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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