Arts and Crafts

QUILTERS, 7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays and 10 a.m. first and third Wednesdays, Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 6194 Dumfries Rd., Warrenton. Free. 540-349-8473.


COMMUNITY LUNCH, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 24, Grace Episcopal Church, 6507 Main St., The Plains. Food and fellowship. Free. 703-753-4947.


COOKIE AND GIFT SALE, "Grandma's Homemade Favorites," 4-8 p.m. today and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. tomorrow, Warrenton Community Center, 430 E. Shirley Ave. Sponsored by Warrenton Adult Day Care Program. Free. 540-347-2797.

FAUQUIER COMMUNITY THEATRE, "A Christmas Carol," 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday, Fauquier Community Theatre at Vint Hill, 4225 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. Adults $12; students and seniors $10. 540-349-8760 or

BEALETON CHRISTMAS PARADE AND TREE LIGHTING, noon Saturday. Parade begins at Station Drive near the library and ends at the shopping center at Village Center Drive. Library staffers will march in the parade, handing out small holiday favors. Tree-lighting festivities will begin after the parade. Children are invited to make bird-friendly ornaments to put on the tree, which was recently planted in front of the library. Free. 540-347-8750, Ext. 18.

BLUE SKY PUPPETS, "Rufus, the Red-Nosed Reindog," 11 a.m. Wednesday, Marshall Community Center, 4133 Rectortown Rd. $8. 540-364-3886.

GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH CONCERT SERIES, "A Candlelight Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols," 5 p.m. Dec. 18, Grace Episcopal Church, 6507 Main St., The Plains. Samuel Carabetta, organist and choirmaster. Early seating is advised. Child care available. $20. 540-253-5177 or


OIL PAINTINGS, by Michael Godfrey, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today, tomorrow and Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Berkley Gallery, 40 Main St., Warrenton. Free. 540-341-7367 or


FRIENDS BOOK CELLAR, sale of almost new and used books 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.


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

NARFE LUNCHEON MEETING, Christmas party, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Fauquier Springs Country Club, 9236 Tournament Dr., Warrenton. $14. Bring a wrapped gift (value $10 or less) for the gift exchange. 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.


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.

BLUE RIDGE BARBERSHOPPERS, men of all ages welcome to sing four-part harmony, 7:30-10 p.m. Mondays, Warrenton Church of Christ, 6398 Lee Highway Access Dr. Free. 540-788-4257.


ASTRONOMY, 17 and younger must have adult company, 7-11 p.m. Saturday, C.M. Crockett Park, 10066 Rogues Rd., Midland. Bring your own telescope or use one provided. Free for county residents; $6 for nonresidents. 540-788-4867.


And Recreation

DROP-IN BASKETBALL, youths, 2-3:30 p.m. Saturdays. $1, residents; $2, nonresidents. Adults, 8-10 p.m. Thursdays, 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 Village Green Community Center, 4235 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. $3.50, residents; $5, nonresidents. 540-347-6894.

DROP-IN VOLLEYBALL, ages 16 and older, 8-10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Vint Hill Village Green 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. Get 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.


ARCHWOOD COMMUNITY THEATRE, "Camelot," Wednesday, next Thursday and Dec. 16, Wakefield School, 4439 Old Tavern Rd., The Plains. Performed by a Wakefield students, faculty and parents. Show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets for the Wednesday performance are $7. Tickets for Dec. 15 and 16 are $20 and include a lasagna dinner. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Call for information. 540-253-5393, Ext. 416. Reservation forms for the dinner and show are available at under "forms."

MIDDLEBURG PLAYERS, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 and 17 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 18, Buchanan Hall, 8549 John Mosby Hwy., Upperville. Three one-act comedies with a holiday theme. $10 for adults; $8 for students and seniors. A reception takes place after the performance. 540-687-6188 or

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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