Arts and crafts

Quilters, 7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Bethel United Methodist Church, 6903 Blantyre Rd., Warrenton. Free. 540-349-8473.

History

Genealogical research assistance, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays; noon-4 p.m. Tuesdays; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays. John K. Gott Library, 4110 Winchester Rd., Marshall. Local history displays. Fauquier Heritage and Preservation Trust volunteers help visitors with research. Free. 540-364-3440 or fhpf@verizon.net.

Old Jail Museum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays, 10 Ashby St., Warrenton. Free. www.fauquierhistory.com or 540-347-5525.

Gold panning demonstrations, 2-2:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; 10 a.m. Saturdays. Monroe Park, 14421 Gold Dust Pkwy. (off Route 17), Goldvein. Free. 540-752-5330 or www.goldvein.com.

Literature and discussions

Friends of Film, 1 p.m. Monday, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. Screening and discussion of “A Beautiful Mind” (2001). 540-422-8505.

 

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Socrates Cafe, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Fauquier Library, 11 Winchester St., Warrenton. Group discussion: “Am I Sane, and How Could I Know?” 540-422-8500.

Marshall Evening Book Club, 7 p.m. Sept. 30, John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall. “Isaac’s Storm: A Man, A Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History” by Erick Larson. 540-422-8500.

Great Books Club, 7 p.m. Oct. 7, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. “The House With the Mezzanine,” by Anton Chekhov. 540-422-8505.

Marshall Afternoon Book Club,1 p.m. Oct. 9, Marshall Community Center Cafe, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall. “The Secret Keeper,” by Kate Morton. 540-422-8527.

Mystery Book Club, noon Oct. 17, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. “Feast Day of Fools” by James Lee Burke. 540-422-8514.

Writing workshop, 2-4 p.m. first Thursdays, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. 540-422-8500, Ext. 6862.

Book Cellar, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. John Barton Payne Building, 2 Courthouse Sq., Warrenton. New and used books at a discount. 540-439-1039.

Music and dance

Grace Church concert series, 5 p.m. Sept. 29, Grace Episcopal Church, 6507 Main St., The Plains. A screening of Buster Keaton’s classic silent film “The General,” with John Schwandt providing musical accompaniment on organ. $25; students, $15. 540-253-5177, Ext. 105.

Fauquier Community Band open rehearsal, 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays. New musicians are welcome. Warrenton Community Center, 430 E. Shirley Ave. 540-829-7509.

Blue Ridge Barbershoppers, for men interested in singing four-part harmony. 7:30-10 p.m. Mondays. Warrenton Church of Christ, 6398 Lee Highway Access Dr. 540-788-4257.

Nature

Naturalist stroll, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. A guided casual walk in the park. Park entry fee, $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

Meet the Beekeepers, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. A presentation by Ramona and Doug Morris. Park entry fee, $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

“Wild Wonder: Walnut,” 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Visit with park rangers in the Wash House and learn about the walnut, how to remove the husk and nut meat, make buttons and stain wood using nut-hull dye. All parts of the walnut can be used. Park entry fee, $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556.

Orienteering courses, C.M. Crockett Park, 10066 Rogues Rd., Midland. 540-788-4867.

Sports and recreation

Scrabble for adults, 6 p.m. Monday, John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall. Free. 540-422-8500

Chess Club, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. Chessboards appreciated. Free. 540-422-8500.

Racquetball challenge, age 18 and older, 6-8 p.m. Fridays, Vint Hill Village Green Community Center, 4235 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. $2. 540-347-6894.

Fauquier Duplicate Bridge Club, noon Thursdays, Marshall Community Center, 4133 Rectortown Rd. Pairs and single players welcome. $5. 540-364-3861 or fauquierbridge@gmail.com.

Sunrise Fitness program, 6:30-7 a.m. weekdays. Marshall Community Center parking lot, 4133 Rectortown Rd. Free. 540-364-3886.

Drop-in volleyball, age 18 and older. 8-10 p.m. Tuesdays, Vint Hill Village Green Community Center, 4235 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. $7.50; Fauquier residents, $5. 540-347-6894.

Drop-in basketball, ages 12-15, 5-7 p.m. Thursdays, Marshall Community Center, 4133 Rectortown Rd. $5; Fauquier residents, $3. 540-364-3886.

Drop-in basketball, age 14 and older, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Marshall Community Center, 4133 Rectortown Rd. $4. 540-364-3886.

Drop-in basketball, age 18 and older, 8-10 p.m. Wednesdays, Vint Hill Village Green Community Center, 4235 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. $7.50; Fauquier residents, $5. 540-347-6894.

Drop-in basketball, age 35 and older, 6-10 p.m. Mondays, Vint Hill Village Green Community Center, 4235 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. $7.50; Fauquier residents, $5. 540-347-6894.

Walking Club, Warrenton Community Center, 430 E. Shirley Ave. $12; Fauquier residents, $8. 540-347-6896.

Warrenton Stamp and Coin Club, 7 p.m. first Thursdays, SunTrust Bank, 680 Warrenton Center. 540-347-2567 or www.wscc.site11.com.

Miscellaneous

Fall Tea fundraiser, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Spiritual Care Support Ministries, 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. The dress code for guests is formal and informal pumpkin wear. Prizes. Reservations and advance payment required. $45; tea for two, $85. 540-349-5814.

Job search help, noon-4 p.m. Monday, Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Dr. The Virginia Employment Commission assists job seekers with résumés and applying for unemployment benefits. Call to schedule an appointment: 540-717-0233.

Warrenton Newcomers Club, 9:30-11:30 a.m. second Wednesdays, Mercy Hall (near St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church), 121 John E. Mann St. (formerly King Street), Warrenton. For people who have lived in the area less than five years. 540-347-7720.

Warrenton Ruritan Club, 7 p.m. third Thursdays, Bethel United Methodist Church, 6903 Blantyre Rd. 540-341-7671.

Supper Club, age 55 and older. 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Bistro on the Hill, Fauquier Hospital, 500 Hospital Dr., Warrenton. $4.50. 540-316-3588.

English as a Second Language classes, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall. Sponsored by Literacy Volunteers of Fauquier County. Free. 540-422-8465.

English as a Second Language classes, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. Sponsored by Literacy Volunteers of Fauquier County. Free. 540-422-8465.

Marshall Business and Residents Association meeting, 7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, Marshall Community Center, 4133 Rectortown Rd. 540-364-1782.

Free tutoring, by National Honor Society members. 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Dr. 540-422-8500.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees luncheon meeting, 11:30 a.m. second Tuesdays, Inn at Vint Hill, 4200 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. $13, buffet. 540-347-9639.

Mothers of Preschoolers, 9:30 a.m. second and fourth Thursdays, Liberty Assembly of God Church, 11775 Morgansburg Rd., Bealeton. Free. 540-439-6523.

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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