What’s Up April 25

Friday and Saturday, April 27-28 

Warrenton Chorale and Handbell Ensemble Celebrate Spring Concert

Warrenton United Methodist Church, 341 Church St., Warrenton.

Warrenton Chorale and Handbell Ensemble celebrate spring with a choral bouquet. Come enjoy the spring music concert and handbell performances Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. in the beautiful light-filled Warrenton United Methodist Church. There will be many interesting pieces that will be performed such as  At The River, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, and We Shall Walk Through The Valley of Peace, plus some other surprises. Tickets are available at Deja Brew Cafe, Great Harvest Bread Company, g. whillikers Toys and Books, Warrenton Jewelers, and New Baltimore Animal Hospital.  Warrentonchorale.org

Friday, April 27

Monthly Bluegrass and Country Jam Get Together Music Night

Orlean Market and Pub, 6855 Leeds Manor Rd, Marshall.

Hosted by Lori Udal, the Orlean Market presents monthly Bluegrass & Country Jam on the last Friday of every month from 7-10 p.m. All are welcome: professionals, amateurs, young and old. Everyone will get a chance to lead a song, play a riff or show-off their picking style. Very family-friendly. Plan to come and enjoy the music with some great food from the pub in a cozy, small-town country setting. Questions or info: 540-364-2774. www.orleanmarket.com

Saturday, April 28

Tulip Festival at Philip Carter Winery

4366 Stillhouse Road, Hume

What is more springlike than tulips? Head on out to Philip Carter Winery for their second annual tulip festival to celebrate the coming of the warmer weather. Plan on spending the afternoon (11 a.m. – 7 p.m.) trying four samples of their award-winning wine, three samples of cider from Winchester Ciderworks, and two samples of beer from 2SilosBrewing. Barbecue will be available from a food truck and, of course, fresh hand-grown tulips from the property will be available for purchase. Tickets for $15 ($10 in advance). Reservations Required. http://www.pcwinery.com

Saturday, April 28

Strides for Lives Walkathon & 5K

Vint Hill Transitional Housing, 4383 Hunsberger Drive, Warrenton

Put on your running or walking shoes, grab your dog for this pet-friendly event, and head out to enjoy the spring weather and support a local nonprofit organization at the same time. All proceeds benefit the Fauquier Family Shelter Services. Event begins at 9 a.m., registration begins at 8:15 a.m. Participants raising $50 or more will earn a free t-shirt.  For more information contact Renee Barrett at rbarrett@fauquiershelter.org. facebook.com/fauquiershelter/

Saturday, April 28

Trucks and More at Vint Hill

Larry Weeks Community Pool, Vint Hill,  4248 Bludau Drive, Warrenton

What child isn’t curious about big trucks and big machinery? Well, come on out for this Fauquier County Parks and Recreation event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. where kids will be able to touch and explore some of those super-sized machines! Some of the 39 or so vehicles available will include a backhoe, dump truck, helicopter, police car, fire engine, huge tractor, school bus, a semi tractor trailer, and more. Columbia Gas will be helping to sponsor the event by providing the first 575 children with a plastic construction helmet and a goody bag. The first hour will be light- and horn-free for children with sound or light sensitivities. In honor of Arbor Day, kids can also help plant two trees in the event area. A suggested donation of $10 per family will help support the swim lesson scholarship fund. Concessions will be available. For more information please call 540-422-8890 or visit their facebook event page.

Saturday, April 28

Migratory Bird Walk with the Bull Run Mountains Conservancy

Bull Run Mountains Conservancy, 17405 Beverley Mill Dr., Broad Run.

Join the BRMC from 7-10 a.m. as George Wallace leads a bird walk at North Fork Wetlands. Last year a total of 53 species, including a variety of warblers and other newly arrived migrants, were seen. George has been active in bird research and conservation for over 30 years, in the past working for American Bird Conservancy and now serving as the Chief Conservation Officer at the Rainforest Trust. More information here.  

Saturday, April 28,

Mysteries of the Murals Old Town Warrenton Walking Tour

Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail, 10 Ashby Street, Warrenton

Did you know there are three murals hidden in Old Town Warrenton? Travel old town on foot with author David Goetz and explore the murals and discover their stories and the painters. The 45-minute tours start at the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail and are offered at 12:30 and 1:30. The fee is $10 per person. Visitors are encouraged to bring binoculars. 540-347-5525 or email info@fauquierhistory.orgwww.fauquierhistory.org Photo courtesy of Fauquier Historical Society

Saturday April 28

Aging together Senior Prom

Culpeper Christian School, 810 Old Rixeyville Road, Culpeper, 2-5 p.m.

If you are 50 years old or older, put on your dancing shoes! Join Aging Together and their sponsors from 2-5 p.m. for their tenth annual “Senior Prom” at the Culpeper Christian School on April 28. This year’s theme is “April in Paris,” so be prepared for a romantic, French flair to the afternoon which will include food, fun, music, dancing, door prizes, and fond memories in the making. It’s all free, so bring a friend! Aging Together at 540-829-6405 or email info@agingtogether.org. More information here.

Saturday, April 28

Gnarly Hops and Barley Fest

Downtown Culpeper, 12-5 p.m.

If you’re seeking the most dynamic beer tasting experience in Central Virginia, look no further. Arrive thirsty on April 28th and be ready for a beautiful day at downtown Culpeper’s 6th annual signature craft beer festival. This event will feature live music, handcrafted wares, delicious local eats, cider and, of course, over 70 great brews to sample. CRI says, “This year, we’re excited to offer you even more craft brews, great local food and some rockin’ live music with headliner Love Canon. Our committee has been working hard to guarantee we’ll bring you an afternoon in Culpeper you won’t want to miss!” For more information please contact Culpeper Renaissance at 540-825-4416 or visit us on the web at www.gnarlyhops.com or www.facebook.com/gnarlyhops Advance tickets available.

Sunday April 29

Allegro Ignite Fundraiser at Barrel Oak Winery,

3623 Grove Lane, Delaplane, 5-9 p.m.

Please join Allegro Community School for the Arts and their cast of the Little Mermaid for a family friendly event at Barrel Oak Winery. Proceeds raised will assist in funding Allegro’s programs and the summer concert series “Summer on the Green.” Entertainment will feature the Bottleship, Angela and Ross with Heartstrings, Allegro student Scott Gookin, and the cast of Allegro’s most recent performance, the Little Mermaid. Event will include a raffle and a silent auction. Entry includes one glass of wine or beer and hors d’oeuvres.  Advanced tickets can be purchased at Allegro Community School for the Arts at 20 Main Street in old town Warrenton, and tickets can be purchased at the door.

Sunday April 29

Spring Fever Trail Race 5K at Sky Meadows

Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane

Usher in spring with the Roots and Rocks Adventures sponsored Spring Fever 5K trail race. The unique course crosses multi-use trails with grass, dirt, rocks, bridges, and provides some beautiful views. This timed race is perfect for the experienced trail runner or those curious about trying trails, and provides a good introduction to trail running for new runners and walkers. Enjoy after-race food, music, and a Pivot Physical Therapy recovery tent afterwards. Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/VA/Paris/SpringFeverTrail5k.

Sunday, April 29

The Wizard of Oz

Location: Liberty H.S.Auditorium, Bealeton, 7 p.m. 

Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my! Support the drama students at Liberty High School by attending this evening of theatre and music watching Dorothy and her friends on their quest for the wizard. Tickets may be purchased in advance online or at the door if the show’s not sold out.

Sunday April 29

Middleburg Hunt Point to Point

Glenwood Park Lane, Middleburg

Glenwood Park, one of the most beautiful and spectator-friendly racecourses in the country, is the home of the Middleburg Hunt Point to Point races. It’s the perfect place to enjoy the exciting sport of steeplechase as Thoroughbreds race over timber and hurdles, and on the flat. Bring your tailgating supplies and plan for a Virginia horse country kind of day. Photo by Doug Lees  middleburghunt.com


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