Arts and Crafts

KNITTING ON THE BACK PORCH, 1-4 p.m., Sunday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Demonstrations by the Prince William Purlers. Bring your projects and questions. $4 a vehicle. 540-592-3556.

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.


CELEBRATING DIFFERING ABILITIES FAIR, "People Are More Alike Than Different," 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 22, Auburn Middle School, 7270 Riley Rd., New Baltimore. Hands-on activities and demonstrations by Fauquier County public schools and community professionals. Free. 540-347-6117.

ROUNDTABLE OF COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PROFESSIONALS, 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 26, Wakefield School, 4439 Old Tavern Rd., The Plains. Reception, 8:30-9 p.m. Reservations. Free. 540-253-5393, Ext. 205.


PAINTINGS, by Becky Parrish. Berkley Gallery, 40 Main St., Warrenton. 10 a.m. today and tomorrow, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday. Free. 540-341-7367 or


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

EVENING HERB SOCIETY, participants 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.


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 next Thursday, 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.


NARFE, luncheon meeting, 11:30 a.m. second Tuesdays, 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.

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.

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

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

CONSERVATION EASEMENT TAX CREDITS SEMINAR, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 28, Fauquier Springs Country Club, 9236 Tournament Dr., Warrenton. Seminar is designed for accountants, financial advisers, attorneys, real estate professionals, easement donors and individuals or entities interested in purchasing credits. Sponsored by the Piedmont Environmental Council. Register. $75, includes continental breakfast and buffet lunch. 540-347-2334, Ext. 25.


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

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. Admission, $5 and a canned food item. 540-341-3529.

BLUE RIDGE BARBERSHOPPERS, men of all ages welcome to sing 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.


BIOLOGICAL WOODSMEN'S WEEK, sponsored by the Healing Harvest Forest Foundation and the Environmental Studies at Airlie. Horse logging, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today, tomorrow and Saturday, Fleming Farm Road, south of the Great Meadows Field Events Center, Route 17 north of Warrenton. Display of techniques used to restore healthy forest structure and maintain wildlife habitat while managing forests for profitable timbering. Free. Panel Discussion, "Restorative Forestry in the Northern Piedmont," 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Airlie House at Airlie Center, 7078 Airlie Rd., Warrenton. Panelists include Wendell Berry, Jason Rutledge, Troy Firth and the Biological Woodsmen of the Healing Harvest Forestry Coalition. Register. Space is limited. Free. 540-341-3239. Horselogger's Play Day, 2 p.m. Sunday, Warrenton Horse Show Grounds, East Shirley Avenue. Activities include timber felling demonstration and horse pulling contest. $5; 9 and younger, free. 540-651-6355, or 540-270-0587 during the week of the event.

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

CAMPFIRE SINGALONG AND FOLKLORE, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Saturday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Participants will play games and roast hot dogs. Bring a blanket and a flashlight. $4 a vehicle. 540-592-3556.

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


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, ages 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, ages 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 a 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.


FAUQUIER COMMUNITY THEATRE, "Guys and Dolls," 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and Oct. 21-22; 2 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 23, the Theatre at Vint Hill, 4225 Aiken Dr., Vint Hill Farms Station, Warrenton. $15; students and seniors, $12. Special box seats in the new Cafe Cubana Night Club room are $20. Seating is limited. 540-349-8760 or

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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