What’s Up? April 11

Wednesday, April 11-Tuesday April 17

Wednesday, April 11

Open Mic Night

Location: Molly’s Irish Pub

Every Wednesday join in on the musical fun as Grant Heflin hosts open mic. Bring your friends, loved on or family to enjoy or participate in the celebration of music. Performances start at 8 p.m. For more information, visit Molly’s Irish Pub’s event page.

Friday, April 13

@4110 Open Mic Night – Battlefield High School Edition

Location: @4110, Haymarket

Some talented BHS students will be taking over the mic this Saturday at @4110’s Open Mic Night.  Come for an evening of music and entertainment to show your support and help them raise funds for their school magazine. Performances start at 7 p.m. More information here

Friday and Saturday, April 13-14

Live music at The Farm Brewery at Broad Run

Everyone is recovering from winter and cold weather, and what better way to do that than to enjoy live music with a great craft beer? This weekend, plan to visit the Farm Brewery at Broad Run to listen to James Britton playing americana and soul on acoustic guitar on Friday evening, and the contemporary acoustic of Fran Scuderi on Saturday afternoon, while enjoying one of their many IPAs, ales, or lagers. There is sure to be one that will fit your taste perfectly. thefarmbreweryatbroadrun.com

Saturday April 14

Bluebell Walk on Cedar Run

10 am, Bonny Brook Farm 8446 Old Dumfries Road, Catlett

Join the Piedmont Environmental Council and the Julian W. Scheer Fauquier Land Conservation Fund for their annual bluebell walk through the picturesque farm fields that have been preserved forever through a conservation easement to see the bluebells in bloom this spring. The walk is about a mile through fields, so wear sturdy shoes. Hosted by Mike and Margrete Stevens at Bonny Brook Farm. For more information visit their facebook page.

Saturday, April 14

Second Saturday on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail

Get ready to try some new things where creativity and the (Rappahannock) river begin! There are tons of opportunities this weekend in Rappahannock County. Some activities include dying yarn at Blue Ridge Artisans, making monotypes at Contemporary Color, making glass jewelry at De’Danaan Glassworks, a jewelry bonanza at Ridge Line Designs, and playing with clay at River District Potters. And don’t forget the wine! There are tastings, art, and music at Rappahannock County’s wineries Gadino Cellars, Little Washington Winery, Magnolia Vineyards, Quievremont Winery, and Wine Loves Chocolate. A perfect weekend in the country! More information here.

Saturday, April 14  

Fauquier Foster Care Champion for Children 5k Race

Location: Great Meadow Foundation, The Plains

Proceeds from this event will benefit foster children in Fauquier County. These children’s basic needs are provided for through a minimal foster care stipend, leaving extra benefits and activities enjoyed by other children unattainable. Funds raised will help these children to be afforded the same opportunities as their peers.  Participants may register the day of the event for $30. Registration and packet pick up begins at 7:30 a.m. and race begins at 9 a.m. For more information visit the Champions for Children sign-up website.

Saturday, April 14

Grow Your Own Mushrooms lecture begins at 1:00 p.m.

Location: Schoolhouse #18 Demonstration Gardens, 7592 John Marshall Highway, Marshall

The Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) and Fauquier and Rappahannock County Master Gardeners are sponsoring this hands-on workshop. Longtime local mushroom enthusiast Donn Smith will walk through all the steps necessary to inoculate your own log with edible shiitake mushroom spawn. Participants will take home their own log, watch the mushrooms grow, and harvest them. Participation is limited, registration and pre-payment (fee of $25) are required. This presentation is part of the Fauquier and Rappahannock Master Gardeners’ Saturday Afternoons in the Garden program, a series of horticultural classes held from spring to fall each year for the community. For additional information, please contact the Master Gardener Help Desk at 540-341-7950, Ext. 1, or send an email to helpdesk@fc-mg.org.

Saturday, April 14

Project Write’s Spring Young Writers’ Workshop

Location: Fauquier High School

Project Write, whose mission is to create meaningful experiences with writing for students and adults, is an affiliate of the Shenandoah Valley Writing Project housed at Shenandoah University. It has once again selected Fauquier High School for this workshop. Students in grades 4-12 may register online at projectwrite.org.

Monday, April 16

Developmental Relationships Workshop

Location: The Barn at Lord Fairfax Community College, Warrenton

Creating connections that help children thrive is the vision of this workshop. Presented by Fauquier Alliance for Youth, this forum is offered to assist parents, educators, coaches, and youth and family services in this endeavor. It is available at two different times to accommodate everyone’s busy schedules: 1 – 4 p.m. and 6:30 – 9 p.m. There is no cost for this event, but space is limited and registration is required and may be completed here. For more information or if you have questions email Fauquier Alliance for Youth.

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