What’s Up? April 18

Wednesday April 18-Tuesday April 24

Saturday, April 21

Remington’s First Annual Car, Truck, Rat, Rod, Motorcycle and Tractor Show

Location: 105 E. Main Street, Remington, 9 a.m – 3 p.m.

Hosted by Remington Car Show, this event filled day is perfect for car and truck enthusiasts. Enjoy DJ entertainment and raffles. Trophies will be awarded and the first 150 registrants will be given a dash plaque.The rain date for this event is Sunday, April 22. For more information visit them on Facebook.

Saturday April 21

Mardi Gras Swing with the Silver Tones Swing Band

Location: Blue Valley Vineyard and Winery, 6:30 p.m. 

You can celebrate Mardi Gras anytime! Come listen to the live music by the Silver Tones Swing Band and get a free swing dance lesson, offered periodically throughout the evening. Tickets are $30 at the door or $25 at presale. Admission includes a complimentary glass of Blue Valley wine, and appetizers will be available for purchase. Festive Mardi Gras attire encouraged, and Mardi Gras beads will be provided! www.silvertonesswingband.com


Saturday April 21

PATH Foundation Lets Volunteer Day

Make a difference in your community by participating in Let’s Volunteer Day! Volunteers from all over our community will unite on this day of service volunteering on almost 40 different projects in PATH Foundations database, from building a community rock garden to earth day activities to robotics and stem projects to the Fauquier SPCA and more. Get out and get involved in our community! Sign up at www.letsvolunteer.org

Saturday, April 21

Astronomy Day Star Party

Location: CM Crockett Park, 10066 Rogues Rd., Midland, 3-11 p.m.

Astronomy Day Star Party is presented by the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club. All you need is an interest in the wonders of the cosmos! C.M. Crockett Park in Fauquier County, Virginia offers an excellent place to stargaze for the beginner or the advanced. Depending on the time of year, expect to see constellations, planets, star clusters, galaxies, nebula, and possibly a few meteors and satellites. Volunteers (and guests, if they wish) bring a variety of telescopes and binoculars. Activities include safe views of the sun, fun activities for kids, special presentations, a guided tour of the night sky and spectacular views of the universe through club members’ telescopes. No astronomy experience or equipment is needed. Free star maps and brochures about amateur astronomy will be available to help you get started. Experienced amateur astronomers will show you how to use them to learn and enjoy the night sky. Just ask! All ages welcome, 17 & under must be accompanied by adult. County vehicles free.  540-422-8870

Saturday, April 21

Middleburg Spring Races

Location: Glenwood Park, Middleburg, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Tailgate with fashionable Middleburg crowds while watching top thoroughbreds pound the turf in the thrilling sport of the steeplechase. This is Virginia’s oldest steeplechase race, and is one of the most popular and historic races of the spring race season. To purchase tickets, click here. For more information visit their Facebook page, website or email them with questions. Photo by Doug Lees

Sunday, April 22

Painting Tea Party

Location: Earth Glaze & Fire, Warrenton, 12-3 p.m. 

In conjunction with VonCanon General Store, Earth Glaze and Fire is offering this special event where participants can paint a teapot or teacup and taste some teas. Children can make a surprise for their moms, or it can be time spent together in a relaxing afternoon. Space is limited, so reservations are required. Visit VonCanon’s Facebook page for more details.

Sunday, April 22

Piedmont Symphony Orchestra Tea Time in Moscow Concert

Location: Rice Theatre at Highland School, Warrenton, 3-6 p.m. 

Piedmont Symphony Orchestra performs the classics of Shostakovich– Piano Concerto No. 2, and Colas Breugnon Overture & Enigma Variations. For tickets, visit Piedmont Symphony Orchestra’s website.

Sunday, April 22

Earth Day at Sky Meadows State Park

Location: 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane

Celebrate Earth Day by visiting Sky Meadows State Park to hear about their award-winning water conservation practices and how you can practice water conservation at home. Then get your hands dirty in a volunteer conservation project: removing old fencing, which can be a hazard to wildlife, from the park. Tools will be provided. Information here. http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/park-event-info?id=SK180015-00. In the evening, attend a viewing of the Lyrids meteor shower, the dusty trail of a comet with a centuries-long orbit around the sun, and realize the importance of dark sky conservation. Pre-registration is required, entrance opens at 8:30 p.m. Information here. http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/park-event-info?id=SK180027-00

Sunday, April 22 – Monday, April 23

Middleburg Historic Garden Week

Celebrate spring with Historic Garden Week, the oldest and largest state-wide house and garden tour in the country when nearly 200 private properties are showcased. Take a peek at the homes and grounds of some of Middleburg’s most beautiful estates on Sunday and Monday of this week. Proceeds benefit the preservation and restoration of historic public gardens in Virginia, and a fellowship program, and a 2020 Garden Club of Virginia Centennial project with the state parks. For more information visit their website.


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