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, 6-8 p.m. Sept. 2, historic Old Town, Warrenton. Special events by participating merchants. Free. 540-349-8606 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.


PAST-FINDERS FOR KIDS, "Party Like It's 1860," ages 8-12, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Make homemade lemonade, eat cookies and play games. Water in a day pack, sunscreen, a hat, sturdy shoes and play clothing are recommended. Register. $3 fee includes materials and a snack. 540-592-3556.

BLUE RIDGE CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE, Tuesday, Public House Restaurant, 675 Zachary Taylor Hwy., Flint Hill. Social, 6:30 p.m.; dinner, 7-8 p.m. followed by program. Frank Stringfellow Walker Jr., "Battle of Cedar Mountain." Reservations and cost, 540-547-4106.


ADULT MYSTERY BOOK CLUB, noon next Thursday, 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. Monday, 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.

"PAWS TO READ," ages 5-10 accompanied by an adult, 4 p.m. Wednesday, John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd. Children select something to read to trained therapy dogs. Free; signed permission slip required. 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. 9-10. 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 Trout Fishing in America. 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


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.

BUTTERFLY DAY, all ages, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 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.

WHAT'S THAT WILDFLOWER?, 10:30 a.m.-noon Aug. 20, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Join Robyn Nolen on this half-mile stroll. Sturdy shoes and water are recommended. Meet at the campfire ring east of the Mount Bleak house. $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

MOONLIGHT STROLL, 8:15-9:45 p.m. Aug. 20, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Meet behind the Mount Bleak house and walk uphill to the Piedmont Overlook. Look and listen for wildlife. Sturdy shoes and a jacket are recommended for the 1.25-mile hike. $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.

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.

DEEP-WATER AEROBICS, 8-9 a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 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.

RUNNING, build stamina and make friends, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Fauquier High School track, Warrenton. Optional Saturday morning runs at parks. Free. 540-938-6509.

WALKING, sponsored by Fauquier Medical Associates. Pick up walking log at the county recreation department, 62 Culpeper St., Warrenton, to track miles and earn rewards. Walk alone or in a group. Members receive discounts at select county businesses and can attend free walking clinics sponsored by Fauquier Hospital. $8. 540-347-6896.


"FOOLS," Fauquier Community Theatre summer youth production of Neil Simon's comedy, 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Fauquier Theatre at Vint Hill, 4225 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. $12, adults; $10, seniors (60 and older) and students. 540-349-8760 or

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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