What’s Up? July 25-31

Wednesday, July 25

Pints for Paws at Molly’s Irish Pub

Hosted by the Middleburg Humane Foundation

Molly’s Irish Pub, 36 Main Street, Warrenton, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Drink a Beer – Save A Life! Middleburg Humane Foundation‘s first summertime Pints for Paws is at Molly’s Irish Pub and Restaurant in Old Town Warrenton. Bring your friends, have a few beers or a glass of wine, and find out about adoptable animals and the status of the new shelter that is under construction. A portion of the beer/wine sales will benefit MHF, as will the proceeds of a 50/50 Raffle. Plan to stay for dinner and Open Mic Night, which starts at 8:30 p.m.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2219222194964725/


Wednesday, July 25

Rectangular Fused Glass Dolphin Dish Workshop

Big Dog Pots Pottery, 8287 East Main Street, Marshall. 6:30 p.m.

What’s better than a fun summer night with family or friends getting your creative juices flowing? What’s more summery than the ocean? Make a beautiful fused glass dish decorated with dolphin at Big Dog Pots’ workshop on Wednesday. No experience is needed. Big Dog Pots will create all the base pieces so you can be sure that your finished piece is a delightful success. The finished dish will be approximately 12″ x 5″. Appropriate for ages 6 and up with parental supervision. https://www.bigdogpots.net


Thursday, July 26

Farmscaping Presentation hosted by Fauquier Education Farm

Fauquier Education Farm, 8428 Meetze Road, Warrenton. 6-8 p.m.

Grow a healthy, balanced garden! Plan to attend this workshop at the Fauquier Education Farm that will help you boost the health and beauty of your garden. Farmscaping is a simple technique of creating a healthy, balanced environment in our garden spaces that will encourage and hold a host of beneficial insects that can help discourage the pest, and make your garden more beautiful too. The Education farm will have a guest speaker, Celia Vuocolo from the Piedmont Environmental Council, on hand to talk about supporting native pollinators, and to help you learn how you can help nature work for you. https://www.facebook.com/events/1681229048660874/


Friday, July 27

The Smokin’ Polecats

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

The Gloria Faye Dingus Music Alliance is pleased to welcome to the listening room The Smokin’ Polecats. Bill Wax of WPFW FM Radio said it best when he said, “The Smokin’ Polecats play the blues in all styles and for all tastes.”  They are the best blues band in the DMV. It’s the years and depth of experience that the Polecats share that have afforded them that reputation. Their sound comes from the Post-World War II ensemble sound of the Chicago Masters like Jimmy Rogers, Little Walter, and Hubert Sumlin; the West Coast Jump/Swing sound of Tiny Grimes, Pee Wee Crayton, and T-Bone Walker; the Rockabilly sound of Carl Perkins and Johnny Burnette; and the Louisiana swamp blues of Slim Harpo. They don’t just play songs by these artists, they have their own sound that consists of a melding together of their years of playing experience. Tickets are $20 and seating is limited so advance purchase or reservations are highly recommended. Children 12 and under admitted free with parent or guardian. 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. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-smokin-polecats-live-at-drum-strum-tickets-47489451227?aff=efbneb


Saturday, July 28

Circa Blue: Summer on the Green 2018 Concert Series hosted by Allegro Community School for the Arts

Culpeper St., Warrenton. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

It’s time for some summer dancing in the streets! Circa Blue is a contemporary Bluegrass Band based out of Martinsburg WV. Known for their creative-dynamic arrangements, clean instrumentation and tight vocal harmonies, they perform a mix of original and cover material that bridges the musical boundaries. A perfect summer night out for the whole family, there will be children’s activities from 6:30-7:15 p.m., a food truck, a wine and beer garden, and concessions. https://www.facebook.com/Allegrocsa/


Saturday, July 28

Sausage & Charcuterie Class

Gentle Harvest, 8372 West Main St., Marshall. 1-3 p.m.

Join Gentle Harvest for a two-hour walk through class with Marylisa Lichens where you will learn all about popular charcuterie including beef carpaccio, pork sausage, and salmon gravlax. During the class, Marylisa will share the basic techniques involved in preparing great charcuterie at home from seasoning and developing flavor profiles in sausage, to the technical skills involved in slicing beef carpaccio. Taste some delicious charcuterie after the class. https://www.facebook.com/events/2009858079325300/


Sunday, July 29

Christmas in July Heroes Project Part 1

Earth, Glaze, and Fire, 80 Main Street, Warrenton. 2-4 p.m.

Get creative and join Families4Fauquier at Earth, Glaze & Fire’s brand new location for their annual Christmas in July Part 1 of their Heroes Project. Help make and decorate Christmas ornaments to be included in the candy care packages that will be delivered to injured military personnel being cared for at Walter Reed Medical Facility this Christmas season. We heard that Santa might even be stopping by. https://www.facebook.com/events/392823987881921/

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