What’s Up? April 3 – 9

Friday, April 5
Live Music at La Grange
The Winery at La Grange 4970 Antioch Road, Haymarket | 5:30 – 8:30 pm

The first “Guys Night” of the year includes the fan favorite Something Shiny Band playing live music. The band describes themselves as an acoustic duo that thinks they are a rock band. Audiences can expect songs spanning 5 decades and across several genres for a fun, relaxing night on the lawn at the beautiful winery. Check out the Facebook event here.

Rain date: April 12th

Saturday, April 6
Race for Grace 5K
7403 Academic Avenue, Nokesville | 8am

Although registration is over, the community is encouraged to come cheer on the runners and support this first annual event in memory of Grace Stone. Grace was an avid runner, loved to encourage other runners and help them achieve their goals, had a passion for helping children learn to read in Africa so the proceeds from the race will be donated to Build Africa. She also had a heart for youth struggling with mental health. Visitors are encouraged to bring contributions of new games or puzzles, and new or gently used books that will go to Dominion Hospital’s youth activity room. The race also is dedicated to God and thanksgiving for the grace he gives us.

Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7
Easter Egg Hunt & Marshmallow Harvest
Great Country Farms, 18780 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont| 10am – 5pm


The Easter Bunny has hidden over 20,000 treat-filled eggs and they need help finding them! While hunting for eggs, families can also harvest a few marshmallows to enjoy by the bonfire. After the age-grouped egg hunts, children can visit new baby animals, take a wagon ride, and play in the 5-acre play area. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door for adults and $10 for kids. Click here for tickets and details.

Saturday, April 6
Allegro Presents Meet the Author – Michael Thompson
20 Main Street, Warrenton | 12 – 1pm

Allegro Community Center for the Arts brings this special hour with young adult author Michael Thompson. Thompson will share with the audience the realm he created in his nautical fictional book Winslow Hoffner’s Incredible Encounters.

The book will be available for purchase and signing. Allegro will make a donation to the library of each of Fauquier County’s three Boys & Girls Clubs on behalf of Thompson.

This event is free to the public but seating is limited.

Saturday, April 6
Maddi Mae at Old Bust Head Brewing Company
7134 Farm Station Road, Warrenton | 3 – 5:30pm

Maddi Mae Hicks is an Indie folk songwriter playing a 3-set solo performance at Old Bust Head Brewing Company in Vint Hill. Preview her unique style at maddimaemusic.com. Gather your friends for an Award-winning beer in the taproom or beer garden while enjoying music and a delicious food truck meal.

See the FB Event for details.

Saturday, April 6
Astronomy for Everyone at Sky Meadows State Park
11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane | 7 – 10pm

The evening of space exploration begins with a 30-minute “Junior Astronomer” program for kids age 5 through 12. Participants will learn about the importance of dark skies and light conservation, then join volunteer Ambassadors of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab for a half-hour multimedia presentation on the latest in the United States’ space research. After the presentation, get oriented to the celestial skies with a brief sky tour. Take advantage of Sky Meadows’ dark skies by looking at deep space objects through telescopes provided by our Dark Sky volunteers. Have your own telescope? Feel free to bring your scope or binoculars for your own sky exploration.

Parking fees apply. Entrance gates close one hour after program start time. In the event of rain or clouds, only the “Junior Astronomer” and multimedia presentations will be provided. Learn more here.

Christine Craddock
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Christine Craddock is a writer, editor, photographer, wife, and mother of two adorable children. She is a faithful contributing writer for Haymarket Lifestyle magazine and has resided in Haymarket since 2006.

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