Quilters, 7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Bethel United Methodist Church, 6903 Blantyre Rd., Warrenton. Free. 540-349-8473.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Friends of FIlm, screening and discussion of “Arsenic and Old Lace” (1944), Frank Capra’s adaptation of the stage hit, starring Cary Grant. 1 p.m. Oct. 28, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. 540-422-8505.
Marshall Evening Book Club, “The Space Between Us,” by Thrity Umrigar. 7 p.m. Oct. 28, John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall. 540-422-8500.
Great Books Club, “Shiloh,” by Bobbie Ann Mason. 7 p.m. Nov. 4, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. 540-422-8505.
Marshall Afternoon Book Club, “In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex,” by Nathaniel Philbrick. 1 p.m. Nov. 13, Marshall Community Center Cafe, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall. 540-422-8527.
Mystery Book Club, “The Murder Stone,” by Charles Todd, noon Nov. 21. Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. 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.
Grace Church concert series, 5 p.m. Sunday, 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.
Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, 3 p.m. Oct. 27, Highland Center for the Arts, 597 Broadview Ave., Warrenton. An all-Shostakovich concert. The symphonic poem “October” will be followed by the Cello Concerto No. 1, with Jason Love, cello soloist, and Symphony No. 1 in F minor. Cost varies. 540-347-7528 or www.piedmontsymphony.org.
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.
Fall Farm Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 27, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. 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.
Great Pumpkin Bike Ride, 9 a.m. Saturday. For bicyclists of all skill levels, 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.
Run Like the Wind 5K, 6 p.m. Saturday, 91 Main St., Old Town Warrenton. Main Street dash for age 8 and younger at 5:45 p.m. Halloween costumes are welcome. A benefit for the work that the Warrenton Presbyterian Church and Northern Haiti Hope Foundation are doing in Haiti. Online registration until Oct. 24; 5K, $30; kids dash, $10. Day of race, additional $5. 540-349-4926, www.5krunforhaiti.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
“Fiddler on the Roof,” 2 p.m. Sunday, Fauquier Community Theatre, 4225 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. $18; seniors and students, $16. 540-349-8760 or www.fctstage.org.
Haunted house, 8-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Marshall Community Center, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall. Tours run every 15 minutes. $5. 540-422-8580.
“Spooktacular,” 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Vint Hill Village Green Community Center, 4235 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. Come dressed in costume for spooky crafts, scary games and hayrides. $5. 540-347-6894.
“Halloween Happyfest”parade, 2 p.m. next Sunday, Main St., Old Town Warrenton. Trick-or-treating at participating stores after the parade. Sponsored by the Partnership for Warrenton and Community Volunteers Promoting a Safe and Happy Halloween. Free. 540-349-8606, www.partnershipforwarrenton.org.
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.
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