What’s Up? July 18-24

Saturday, July 21

Allegro Community School of the Arts Summer on the Green Concert Series

Corner of Culpeper Street and Hotel Street, Warrenton. 7:30 p.m.

This latest Summer on the Green event is hosting The Elizabeth Lawrence Band. Compared to the likes of Bonnie Raitt and Susan Tedeschi, Elizabeth and her band have become a very popular local favorite. With her powerful voice, throaty vocals and on-stage presence, Elizabeth entertains with a mix of soulful blues, rugged rock and inspired ballads. Tickets are $5 per person and can be bought at the concert. There will be pre-concert time with activities and entertainment for children, as well as refreshments for sale at the concert. https://www.allegrocsa.org/event


Saturday, July 21

Legends by Lanternlight: Warrenton, the War, and After

Fauquier Historical Society, 10 Ashby Street, Warrenton. 7:30-9 p.m.

The members of the Mosby Heritage Area Interpretive Group, partnering with the Fauquier Historical Society, will be leading a twilight lantern-light walking tour while discussing the experiences of downtown Warrenton during the Civil War using costumed first-person interpretations. Featured stories include that of John Quincy Marr, the first officer killed during the Civil War, stories of Warrenton’s enslaved population and their reactions to war, John Mosby’s famous Fairfax Courthouse Raid, the aftermath of war in Warrenton, and more. Walking is involved, so dress comfortably and wear appropriate footwear. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students and can be purchased in advance at eventbrite.com/e/legends-by-lanternlight-warrenton-the-war-and-after-tickets-47088621334 or at the door.

Saturday, July 21

Sweet Yonder Bluegrass Concert

Flatbeds and Tailfins, 300 East Main Street, Remington. 7 p.m.

Guts. Glory. Soul. Sweet Yonder is a fired-up, all-women, bluegrass band — think Steel Drivers meets the Carter Family. They deliver a soulful punch in every performance with straight up instrumental attitude and truly inspiring vocal harmonies. The driving mix of banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle, and bass combined with powerful vocals makes this a show you don’t want to miss. From compelling originals to masterful covers of the great bluegrass classics, Sweet Yonder crafts a show tailored to each audience. They even include their own spin on American classic rock. This is sure to be a show to remember. Tickets are on sale now for $15 General Admission seating, kids under 5 are free. For tickets come by or call the store at (540) 422-2507, during business hours. Don’t miss this chance to see “Sweet Yonder.” https://www.facebook.com/events/1852672581443947/

Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22

3rd Annual Founders’ Wine, Beer, and Cider Festival

Philip Carter Winery, 4366 Stillhouse Road, Hume. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

The founding family of American wine joins with the founding families of Fauquier County’s craft brewing and cider making to host an exceptional artisan event spanning two days celebrating the local craft libations of the region. Old Bust Head Brewery and Cobbler Mountain Cellars were the first to produce beer and cider in Fauquier County. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 day of – gets you a tasting of four products from each of the three vendors. The day includes Uncle Vinny’s BBQ food truck, live music, and an artist’s walk. www.pcwinery.com

Saturday, July 21

Third Saturday Discovery Night at Sky Meadows

Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Ln, Delaplane. 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The Children’s Discovery Area comes to life every third Saturday night, May through September, with activities at each of Sky Meadows’ interactive discovery stations. This is a great family event during one of the park’s most picturesque times of day. Kids can get creative at the Poplar Art Station, grow and ‘make’ food at the Frontier Settlement and Farm Field Fun, dance to the tunes of the Barnyard Band, enjoy the Fishing in Parks program, run free, climb, crawl, and more. Pick up a scavenger hunt brochure and join a volunteer or ranger for a hike on the Track Trail. More information here.  

Sunday, July 22

BBQ Fundraiser Benefitting Hospice Support of Fauquier County

Miracle Valley Vineyard, 3661 Double J Lane, Delaplane. 1-6 p.m.

A perfect summer family day awaits you at this fundraiser benefitting a great cause, Hospice Support of Fauquier County. Prepare to have your socks knocked off by some yummy barbecue ribs,  chicken, Texas brisket, and pulled pork from the barbecue cook-off competition in which locally acclaimed chefs compete and are judged by a professional chef. Lots of sides and an ice cream truck complete the food picture. Taste some of Miracle Valley Vineyard’s wines, play field games, cool off in a unicorn water sprinkler, do some fishing in their pond (bring your own poles, etc.), and enjoy the music performance of the eclectic Wicked Olde playing favorites from bluegrass to blues, pop to folk to Celtic jigs and old-timey Appalachian favorites. There will be 10 fabulous baskets of wine, produce, dinners for two, and more to be raffled. Food is free, donations gratefully accepted.

Sunday, July 22

Presentation: Technology, the Key to NSA Success

Old Bust Head Brewery, 7134 Farm Station Road, Vint Hill. 1-4 p.m.

For decades NSA has been at the forefront of developing and funding leading-edge technology in order to solve its unique problems. Dr. John O’Hara, former NSA Deputy Chief Scientist, will discuss and give examples of the tremendous areas of NSA research and development and how this technology has helped solve NSA problems. He will also give examples of how this technology has filtered into the private sector and how this has assisted in the rapid growth of US technology. This is the thirteenth in a series of presentations sponsored by the Cold War Museum featuring expert eyewitnesses to, and other authorities on, significant Cold War related events and activities. Presentations occur at Old Bust Head Brewery or at the Vint Hill Craft Winery, followed by special access to the Cold War Museum (next door) with a tour for event participants. Tickets are $25, which includes the presentation; a $7 coupon toward a draft craft beer, kombucha, or other drink; a $10 contribution to the Cold War Museum; and special access to the Museum (next door) for event participants following the presentation. If available, tickets at the door will be $35. More information here.  

Tuesday, July 24

Cocktail Master Class at Denim & Pearls Restaurant

29 Main St., Warrenton. 7-9 p.m.

Like cocktails? Head on down to Denim & Pearls’ newest cocktail experience, Secrets of the Speakeasy, a hands on classic cocktail 101 course. Learn the history and reasoning behind some of the worlds most famous and historical cocktails such as a Negroni, Manhattan, and a Martini. https://denimandpearlsrestaurant.com/

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