In the Oct. 6 Loudoun Extra, a listing in the Fauquier events calendar incorrectly identified the woman to whom the Grace Episcopal Church Concert Series is dedicated. It is presented in memory of Mrs. Forrest Mars. (Published 10/9/2005)

Children

CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL, ages 3-12 with an adult, 12:30-6 p.m. Saturday, C.M. Crockett Park, 10066 Rogues Rd., Midland. Face-painting, clowns, a magician, a petting zoo, fire trucks, fishing, rides and environmental booths. Rain date is Sunday. $3 per vehicle for county residents; $6, nonresidents. 540-788-4867.

Education

THOMAS JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ADMISSIONS PROCESS, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Taylor Middle School library, 350 E. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. Participants will learn about an academic year at a Governor's School. For eighth-graders and their parents. Free. 540-351-1031.

Exhibits

PAINTINGS EXHIBIT, by Becky Parrish. Berkley Gallery, 40 Main St., Warrenton. 10 a.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Through Oct. 15. Free. 540-341-7367 or www.berkleygallery.com.

Gardening

CEDAR RUN HOME AND GARDEN TOUR, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today. Tour five homes in the Marshall, Casanova and Warrenton areas. $20. Call for directions, maps and information. 540-428-2099 or www.virginiagardenclubs.org (click on "District News").

FAUQUIER MASTER GARDENERS, "Edible Backyards," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Fauquier Extension Office, Pelham Street, Warrenton. Free. 540-341-7950.

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

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.

ADULT MYSTERY BOOK CLUB, noon Oct. 20, John Barton Payne Building, 2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton. Any book by Charlaine Harris. Free. 540-347-8750, Ext. 31.

ADULT BOOK CLUB, 7 p.m. Oct. 24, John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall. "The Road From Coorain" by Jill Ker Conway. Free. 540-364-4910.

Miscellaneous

STEEPLECHASING 101, "Fall Fashion and Tailgate Show," 2-4 p.m. Sunday. Great Meadow Summer House, Old Tavern Road, The Plains. Review fall fashions appropriate for a steeplechase, learn about trends in food and wine preparation, and walk the race course with local trainers. Free. RSVP. 540-253-5000.

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.

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.

68TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL GOLD CUP RACES, Oct. 15. Great Meadow, Old Tavern Road, The Plains. Gates open 10 a.m. for pre-race entertainment. Post time 1 p.m. $50, advance; $60, week of the race. Allows vehicle with as many as six passengers. 540-347-2612, 540-253-5000 or www.vagoldcup.com.

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

MANASSAS-WARRENTON CAMERA CLUB, 7:30 p.m. first and third Thursdays, Manassas City Hall, 9027 Center St. Competitions, workshops and field trips. Free. 540-439-0566 or www.mwcc-photo.org.

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.

Music

GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH CONCERT SERIES, 5 p.m. Oct. 16, Grace Episcopal Church, 6507 Main St., The Plains. Eight singers from the Washington National Opera's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. The series is presented by Jacqueline Mars in memory of her mother, Forrest Mars. $20. 540-253-5177 or www.gracechurch.net.

PARAGON RAGTIME ORCHESTRA, 8 p.m. Oct. 22, Highland School Center for the Arts, 597 Broadview Ave., Warrenton. $30; $10, students. 540-347-1221, Ext. 1033, or www.highlandcenterforthearts.org.

CONCERT 4 KATRINA, 2-8 p.m. Oct. 23, Fauquier County Fairgrounds, 6209 Old Auburn Rd., Warrenton. Bands performing country, pop-rock, Christian rock and jazz. Rain or shine. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. $5 and a canned food item. 540-341-3529.

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 in years, 7-9 p.m. Mondays, Fauquier High School band room, 705 Waterloo Rd., Warrenton. Free. 540-347-6896.

Nature

ASTRONOMY FOR EVERYONE, sunset-11 p.m. Saturday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Find out about U.S. space research from NASA-JPL "Solar System Ambassadors." At dark, take a sky tour with Sean O'Brien of the Smithsonian Albert Einstein Planetarium and the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club. If it is cloudy, only the NASA-JPL program will be presented, and park gates will close at 10 p.m. $4 a vehicle. 540-592-3556.

AUTUMN STROLL, 10:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 15, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Join naturalist Robyn Nolyn to identify fall foliage colors. Register by Wednesday. $4 a vehicle. 540-592-3556.

ASTRONOMY SERIES, 3 p.m. Oct. 16 and Nov. 20, Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Dr. Presented by members of the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club. Free. 540-439-9728.

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. $6. 540-349-4858.

DEEP-WATER AEROBICS, 9-10 a.m. and 7-8 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 9-10 a.m. Saturdays, 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.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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