What’s Up? August 8-14

Saturday, August 11

Allegro Community School for the Arts Summer on the Green 2018 Concert Series Presents The Rectifiers

Corner of Culpeper and Hotel Streets, Warrenton. 6:30 p.m.

The Rectifier’s band is a trio of musicians from Gainesville, VA that specializes in classic rock n’ roll, blues, and original music.  The members of the band have performed on the local and national level and have been playing together locally since 2006. Tight vocal harmonies and proficient musicianship contribute to a full sound that mixes together diverse musical styles such as classic rock, surf, rockabilly, and blues. https://www.facebook.com/events/643517892657527/

Friday, August 10

Clarence “The Bluesman” Turner live

Drum & Strum, 102 Main Street, Warrenton. 8 p.m.

The Gloria Faye Dingus Music Alliance is pleased to welcome to the listening room Clarence “The Bluesman” Turner. Over the years, Clarence developed signature guitar strokes by using items other than the usual “pick,” including but not limited to using cell phones, microphones, and harmonicas. As he puts it, “Why use a pick when there are so many other interesting things to use?” Tickets are $20 for ages over 12 and seating is limited so purchase your tickets in advance. Proceeds will go to The Gloria Faye Dingus Music Alliance, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing music education and instruments for all those wishing to learn and enjoy music. Visit facebook.com/events/846705805518404 for more information.

Saturday, August 11

Twilight Polo- Star Wars Night

Great Meadow Foundation, 5089 Old Tavern Rd, The Plains. 6 p.m.

A favorite summer activity in the Piedmont! At the Greenhill Stadium at Great Meadow, there will be three polo matches and halftime games for all ages! The evening will even end in dancing in the pavilion. General Admission is the grass, perfect for blankets and chairs. There will be food and wine available for purchase, but feel free to bring your own picnic and drinks. Gates open at 5:30 pm and the theme for this Saturday is Star Wars. For more information visit greatmeadow.org/twilight-polo.

Saturday, August 11

Back to School Block Party

Apostolic Faith United Pentecostal Church, 14002 Glenkirk Rd, Gainesville. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of the school year at Apostolic Faith UPC’s Back to School Block Party. There will be prizes, a dunk tank, moon bounce, obstacle course, Home Depot activity station, and more! Free for students 18 and under, which includes a meal with three free activities. Adults are $1 per ticket with activities and food ranging from one to five tickets. There will also be a sign-up at the event for a free backpack with school supplies. However, there is limited availability, so it’s first come, first serve.

Saturday, August 11

Splash and Slide hosted by Fauquier County Parks and Recreation

Warrenton Community Center, 430 E. Shirley Ave, Warrenton.

Enjoy the splash and slide that is approximately 40 feet wide and 100 feet long. There will be water battles, water balloons, and water spray to keep the slide moving downhill at a quick pace all afternoon. Over 4,000 square feet of sliding space makes this slide the best in the area. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for a splash and slide adventure and family fun before school begins. This event is free for the community and includes ice pops and water bottles. https://www.facebook.com/events/233683234049148

Saturday, Aug. 11-Sun. Aug. 12

A Night at the Old Jail: A Sleepover for Adults

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

This is your chance to be among the first to stay the night in Warrenton’s Historic Old Jail since the inmates! Paranormal activity has been reported by both staff and guests. The evening will include a paranormal tour and investigation lead by museum staff, private viewing of the museum’s exhibits, and Astonify, an interactive magic and illusionist show presented by Dean Carnegie. The end of the show features a ‘full light seance’, where he will attempt to contact a spirit from the great beyond. Contact Erin Clark, the Museum Director at the Old Jail, at director@fauquierhistory.org or 540-347-5525, or visit facebook.com/events/1412737425493982 for more information.

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