Arts and crafts

Book ’n’ Stitchers, all ages, noon Tuesday, John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall. Take new and old projects to share while discussing favorite books. Free. 540-422-8500.

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

History

Genealogical research help, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays; noon-4 p.m. Tuesdays; and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays. John K. Gott Library, 4110 Winchester Rd., Marshall Fauquier Heritage and Preservation Trust volunteers assist 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

Marshall Evening Book Club, “The Swerve: How the World Became Modern,” by Stephen Greenblatt. 7 p.m. Monday, John Marshall Library, 4133 Rectortown Rd., Marshall. 540-422-8500.

Socrates Cafe, group discussion: “How Does Immigration Affect America?” 7 p.m. Tuesday, Fauquier Library, 11 Winchester St., Warrenton. 540-422-8500.

Great Books Club, “The Rocking-Horse Winner,” by D.H. Lawrence. 7 p.m. Dec. 2, Warrenton Library,
11 Winchester St. 540-422-8505.

Friends of Film, screening and discussion of “To Sir, With Love.” 1 p.m. Dec. 16, Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester St. 540-422-8505.

Bealeton Book Club,“The Light Between Oceans,” by M.L. Stedman. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Dr., 540-422-8533.

Mystery Book Club, book chat and year-end review, Dec. 19, 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. 862.

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. 540-439-1939.

Music and dance

Warrenton Chorale “Christmas in Music,” 8 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6, 2 p.m. Dec. 7, Warrenton United Methodist Church, 341 Church St., Warrenton. $12; in advance, $10. 347-1367 or www.warrentonchorale.org.

Holiday Dance and Big Band Concert, for all ages, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 6, Marshall Community Center, 4133-A Rectortown Rd., Marshall. Music by the Silver Tones Swing Band. Snacks and desserts included. $10. 540-422-8580.

Handel’s “Messiah,” the Piedmont Symphony, 3 p.m. Dec. 8, Highland Center for the Arts, 597 Broadview Ave., Warrenton. 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.

Nature

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.

Theater

“White Christmas,” holiday musical with songs by Irving Berlin. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 29 through Dec. 15, Fauquier Community Theatre, 4225 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. Directed by Susan Noe. $18; seniors and students, $16. 540-349-8760, www.fctstage.org.

Miscellaneous

Thanksgiving dinner, 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Liberty Community Church, 11775 Morgansburg Rd., Bealeton. A free dinner, provided through donations from businesses and church members. Open to anyone. www.positivelifechange.org or 540-439-0500.

Holiday House, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. House tours, music, a campfire, stories and crafts. Food sold. Park entry fee, $4 per vehicle. 540-592-3556 or www.dcr.virginia.gov.

Tree-lighting ceremony with Santa and Mrs. Claus, 6:45 p.m. Dec. 3, Bealeton Library, 10877 Willow Dr., Bealeton. Free. 540-422-8500.

Civitan Christmas open house, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 3, Salvation Army building, 62 Waterloo St., Warrenton. Santa visits; refreshments and door prizes. 540-439-1502.

Christmas parade, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, Old Town Warrenton. Free. 540-422-8500

Gingerbread house workshop, 10:30 a.m.-noon Dec. 7, Vint Hill Village Green Community Center, 4235 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. Age 10 and younger must ne accompanied by an adult. $16; registration required. 540-347-6894.

Grandma’s Holiday Cookie and Gift Sale, 4-8 p.m. Dec. 12 and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 13, Warrenton Community Center, 430 E. Shirley Ave., Warrenton. A benefit for the Warrenton Adult Day Healthcare Center. Cost varies. 540-347-2797.

Phone calls from the Clauses, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 19. Register your child by Dec. 14; the staff will contact you to get information to personalize the phone call. Free. 540-788-4867 or jeanne.ritchie@fauquiercounty.gov.

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

Warrenton Newcomers Club, 9:30-11:30 a.m. second Wednesdays, Mercy Hall, 121 John E. Mann St., Warrenton. 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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