Our weekly guide for fun
Friday, November 10
Harvest & Holiday Bazaar from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: 45 Alexandria Pike,across from the Warrenton branch of the Fauquier County Public Library
The First Baptist Church bazaar will be open Friday and again on Saturday, November 11 (from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Stop in to browse the selection of holiday items, and join in the community spirit. For more information you may call 540-347-5467.
Fauquier Community Theatre Presents GREATER TUNA performance at 7:30 p.m.
Location: Theatre at Vint Hill, located on 4225 Aiken Drive in Warrenton
The Fauquier Community Theatre will presenting the production of Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard’s GREATER TUNA on November 10 and November 11. GREATER TUNA is the original production in an acclaimed series that takes an affectionate and hilarious look at the memorable inhabitants of Tuna, the third-smallest town in Texas, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The show will be held at 7:30 p.m. on both days and is produced by Don Richardson. Tickets may be ordered online. For more information on Fauquier Community Theatre visit their website.
Hero’s Bridge Beer & Brats Event from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Powers Farm & Brewery
Hero’s Bridge will be honoring veterans at this evening event. There is an entry fee which includes a beverage and food, and 100 percent of the proceeds directly benefit local elderly veterans. For more information or to register in advance, please visit the event on Eventbrite.
Saturday, November 11
Allegro Community Players Presents Alice in Wonderland performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Location: Warrenton Middle School
Enjoy an evening at the theatre as the Allegro Community School of the Arts Allegro Community Players present Alice in Wonderland, Prince Street Players edition. Lewis Carroll’s unflappable young heroine, Alice, takes a tumble down an enchanted rabbit hole to an off-kilter world of mock turtles, dancing flora, punctual rabbits and mad tea parties. Playing cards hold court, and nothing is as it seems in this land where whimsy and wordplay are the order of the day. Will Alice be able to find her footing in this bizarre place? More importantly, will she ever figure out how to get home? Find out this November as the cast of adults, teens and children present Alice in Wonderland. Additional performances will be held on November 12, and 18. For more information on performance dates and times visit Allegro Community School of the Arts Facebook page.
Build a Shoebox for Operation Christmas Child from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Anita Sadlack’s State Farm Office, 14540 John Marshall Hwy, Gainesville
Families 4 Fauquier and State Farm agent Anita Sadlack are sponsoring and hosting this wonderful event. The annual Build-A-Shoebox for Operation Christmas Child will be held on Saturday, November 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.. This year State Farm agent Anita Sadlack will sponsor and host this event this year. The shoeboxes will benefit children around the globe. This is only one of the several global projects Families 4 Fauquier completes yearly. Rachel Pierce said, “Together we can help put a smile on a child’s face this Christmas season. We are also collecting small toys items for the boxes.” Additional Information is available at Families 4 Fauquier or their Facebook event page
Veteran’s Day 5K Run/Walk
Location: Sky Meadows State Park
On Saturday, November 11, support and honor Veterans with the Veteran’s Day 5k trail run/walk at Sky Meadows State Park. This event will be held on November 11 and 15 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Boulder Crest Retreat, a nonprofit rural wellness center located in Bluemont, Virginia. Individuals interested in participating may register online and pay the registration fee of $35. This race is great for the experienced trail runner, for road runners who are curious about trying trails and new runners and walkers who want to experience the camaraderie and sheer joy that comes with trail running.
Once the race has been completed, runners and walkers may enjoy the organization Roots and Rocks Adventure for Music, an awesome recovery tent provided by Performance Sport & Spine, and an abundance of post-race food. The overall top three finishers in each 10-year age group will be given awards. Random prizes will also be handed out.
Boulder Crest Retreat is entirely funded by private charitable donations. Visit their website for more information and additional donation opportunities.
Sunday, November 12
Wilderness Shelter – How To Stay Warm and Dry in the Woods
Location: Earth Village Education in Marshall, Virginia
Earth Village offers a free class on how you can maintain 98.6 degrees no matter the circumstances. They will be providing hands-on instruction that will teach you: the essential principles of shelter, how to select appropriate clothing for outdoor adventures, the pros and cons of wilderness shelters, various strategies for pitching tarps, and how to build a “debris hut”.
“Deep in the woods, taking shelter for granted can have uncomfortable or – in extreme situations – fatal consequences. It’s critical for outdoor adventurers to have the knowledge, skills, and/or gear to stay warm and dry, especially when they’re confronted by cold, rainy, and windy conditions.” ~ earthvillageeducation.org
Social Yoga from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Location: Old Bust Head Brewing Company
Old Bust Head Brewing Company is offering a yoga class, led by Patti Bounds who is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) 200. She will lead participants in a Vinyasa Flow style approach, which unites the body, breath and mind through a series of postures and movements. Enjoy the benefits of yoga, and stay afterwards to enjoy a cold beer and some quality time with friends.