"By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes," says the witch, and then enters Macbeth. The Sterling Playmakers stage the Shakespearean tragedy over the next two weekends. True to the Bard's intent, parents are urged to think carefully before deciding to bring little ones; this is a fairly bloody play. $10. 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and Nov. 11 and 12; 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 13, River Bend Middle School, 46240 Algonkian Pkwy., Sterling. 703-437-6117 or www.sterlingplaymakers.com.


As the leaves fall, it's time to get garden beds ready for a long winter's nap. At tonight's monthly meeting of Loudoun County Master Gardeners, chiropractor David Harrigan will suggest ways to avoid injuries in the process. The free meeting is open to the public. 7 p.m., Loudoun Extension Office, 30-B Catoctin Cir. SE, Leesburg. 703-771-5150.


The Friends of the Fauquier Library has put out the "For Sale" sign on used and "nearly new" books. Proceeds support special library programs and cultural events. 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.

Marianne Meyers as Lady Macbeth and Kevin Robertson as Lord Macbeth in the Sterling Playmakers' production of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth."