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

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

Socrates Cafe, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Fauquier Library, 11 Winchester St., Warrenton. Group discussion: “What is Liberty?” 540-422-8500.

Marshall Afternoon Book Club,1 p.m. Wednesday, 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.

Friends of Film, 1 p.m. Oct. 28, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. Screening and discussion of “Arsenic and Old Lace” (1944), Frank Capra’s adaptation of the stage hit, starring Cary Grant. 540-422-8505.

Marshall Evening Book Club, 7 p.m. Oct. 28, John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall. “The Space Between Us,” by Thrity Umrigar. 540-422-8500.

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. Oct. 20, Grace Episcopal Church, 6507 Main St., The Plains. A presentation by New York Polyphony, a male vocal quartet whose repertoire ranges from medieval to contemporary.

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

Fall Farm Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 27, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. With music, nature-themed programs, children’s games, “Ghosts of Mount Bleak House” tours, historical demonstrations and a pick-your-own pumpkin patch. Food available. 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

International Gold Cup Races, Oct. 19, Great Meadow, The Plains (Interstate 66, south at Exit 31). Gates open at 10 a.m.; post time is 1 p.m. Pre-race entertainment includes terrier races. $55 per vehicle (up to six occupants). 540-347-2612 or www.vagoldcup.com.

Great Pumpkin Bike Ride, 9 a.m. Oct. 26. For cyclists of all skill levels, bicycle rides of varying distances throughout Fauquier County. Start and finish at the Trail Head/Caboose parking lot at Fourth and Lee streets, Warrenton. Fee and registration information: www.bikereg.com.

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.

THEATER

“Fiddler on the Roof,” Sunday, Oct. 11-13 and Oct. 18-20. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Fauquier Community Theatre, 4225 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. $18; seniors and students, $16. 540-349-8760 or www.fctstage.org.

Miscellaneous

Annual Children’s Festival, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, C.M. Crockett Park, 10066 Rogues Rd., Midland. Hayrides, moon bounces, laser tag, pumpkin art, nature crafts, a hay maze, music and a petting zoo. $5 per vehicle for Fauquier County residents; noncounty residents, $11. 540-788-4867.

Hunt Country Classic British vehicles show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 13, Willoughby Farm, 7379 Frogtown Rd., Marshall. Apple grinding, hayrides, Scottish pipers and a silent auction. A benefit for the Cedar Run Garden Club scholarship fund and local volunteer fire and rescue departments. Sponsored by the MG Car Club of Washington. $5, per vehicle; motorcycle, $2. 540-428-2099 or www.mgcarclubdc.com.

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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