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February 7 through February 13

Thursday, February 8

Canvas Nite – Together in the Trees from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Location: Big Dog Pots Pottery, Marshall

Enjoy an evening of painting with a barn themed canvas. The finished canvas is 16 x 20 inches. No experience necessary. For more information visit Big Dog Pots Pottery’s Facebook page.

Saturday, February 10

Couples Wheel Try It from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

Location: Big Dog Pots Pottery, Marshall

Give the gift of “experience”. This intimate wheel throwing session is geared toward the first-time wheel thrower. Each registration is for two people. Available space is very limited. For more information on registration and costs visit Big Dog Pots Pottery’s Facebook page.

Saturday, February 10

Athlete Performance Center Open House from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Location: Next Level Fitness, Haymarket

Join in on this free event and learn more about Next Level’s new Athlete Performance Center. Tour, test, try, learn, get free t-shirts and giveaways, and get even more. For more information and to RSVP visit their website or Facebook page.

Saturday, February 10

Irresistible Chocolates and Cabernet from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Location: Gray Ghost Vineyards and Winery

If you love chocolate and wine check out the 24th annual celebration of decadent chocolate desserts and gold-medal winning Cabernets. The event includes unlimited tastings of a multitude of chocolate desserts, and tastings of Gray Ghost’s internationally awarded red wines. The fun will also continue on Sunday, February 11 from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in case you are not able to make the Saturday event. The event will be held regardless of the weather. Visit Gray Ghost’s website for pricing and details.

Saturday, February 10

Downtown Culpeper Festival from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Location: Downtown Culpeper

Fun for the entire family. There will be live music, free magic show for kids, face painting, performing artists, New Orleans inspired food, wagon rides, and crafts for kids. Plus the traditions of Mardi Gras will be celebrated with beads and masks for all. For more details visit the carnival’s Facebook page.

Saturday, February 10

Chocolate Extravaganza from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Location: Warrenton Presbyterian Church, Warrenton

In time for Valentine’s Day, this chocolate tasting event will enable you to enjoy various creations and desserts to eat in or take out. There will be also be a silent auction. Plus, you can learn about fondue techniques with Chef Mike Herbert with Northern Virginia Community College. All proceeds for this event will benefit The American Cancer Society. This event is hosted by The Hope Brigade in memory of Jenna. For more information, please call 540-270-5827 or 540-841-2541.

Saturday, February 10

Live Music – Gina Clowes from 8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.

Location: Drum & Strum, Warrenton

The Gloria Faye Dingus Music Alliance, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing music into the life of everyone, is pleased to welcome singer, songwriter & banjo player Gina Clowes to the Listening Room. Clowes will be joined by Malia Furtado on fiddle, Johnny Calamari on bass, and Joey Mosely on guitar. Seating is limited and advanced tickets are recommended. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.. For more information visit Drum & Strum’s Facebook page.

Saturday, February 10

Symphony Orchestra begins at 8:00 p.m.

Location: Armstrong Concert Hall, Shenandoah University, Winchester

This concert features the student soloists competition winners. The Symphony Orchestra will be accompanying the students from across the vocal/choral, keyboard and instrumental divisions. For ticket prices and additional information visit Shenandoah University’s website or call 540-665-4500.

Sunday, February 11

Sunday with the Library: Starting & Running a Small Farm from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Location: Fauquier County Library, Warrenton

The 2018 series with Starting and Running a Small Farm, presented by Stephen and Amanda Day of Starstead Farm, kicks off the Sunday with the Library events. From the beginning their goal has been profitable and responsible small-scale, fresh vegetable production. If you’re beginning, improve, or are curious about gardens, you will find the conversation interesting and useful. The primary focus of this discussion is on setting priorities for the early years, choosing growing methods, and producing crops.

Monday, February 12

Free Affordable Care Act (ACA) Assistance from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Location: 11 Winchester Street, Warrenton

Do you need more information on the ACA (Affordable Care Act) insurance and how it affects you and your family? Or, if you need to enroll in ACA, there will be a  trained and certified In-Person Assister available. This individual will provide free assistance and be able to answer questions about premiums, deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses and available plan options. For more information, call Donna at 703-216-5262, or email donna@enroll-virginia.com to schedule an appointment on Mondays.

Tuesday, February 13

Teen Advisory Group (TAG) from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Location: Fauquier County Library, Bealeton

Join the Bealeton Library TAG team; members must be in 6th grade or higher; being a TAG member is a cool way to get involved at the library, make new friends, plan events and have fun; most schools accept TAG activities as service hours; pick up a membership form or pick one up at your library and return completed form to your library or ask your librarian about getting involved. For more information visit the library’s website.

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