What’s Up? June 13-19

Thursday, June 14

Flag Day Pop Up Fundraiser for Hero’s Bridge

Poplar Springs Inn & Spa, 5025 Casanova Road, Warrenton. 6-8:30 p.m.

Join Hero’s Bridge for this pop-up fundraiser to honor our flag and our older veterans. Enjoy delicious food, live entertainment, and friendship, all while supporting our heroes. Hero’s Bridge is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to serving elderly veterans in Virginia, specifically Fauquier, Culpeper, and Rappahannock Counties. We serve, stand by, and honor our aging veterans through six distinct programs. These programs are available to veterans age 65 and older who live in their personal home, a retirement community, an assisted living, or a nursing home. We provide these services at no expense to our heroes or their families. If your schedule doesn’t allow you to join us, we understand and you may still support our heroes by purchasing a donation ticket. The proceeds will be donated directly to Hero’s Bridge. $50 per person includes dinner and live entertainment. A cash bar will be offered. To purchase a ticket or submit a donation visit Eventbrite.

Friday, June 15

Rick Whitehead Trio Live at the Drum & Strum Listening Room

Drum ‘n Strum Music, 102 Main St., Warrenton. 8-10 p.m.

The Gloria Faye Dingus Music Alliance is pleased to welcome to the listening room Rick Whitehead, Steve Wolf and Nick Ruggieri who will present an Evening of American Music – a mix of Swing, Jazz and good old American Blues. Whitehead, guitarist, served as a featured soloist for perhaps the finest service band in the country, The Airmen Of Note, where he backed everyone from Frank Sinatra Jr., Joe Williams, Sarah Vaughn to Roy Clark. Wolf, bass, has toured internationally with many of the region’s finest bands and has backed an array of national artists. He remains one of the regions most in-demand sideman. Ruggieri, drummer, is on everybody’s first call list. He’s toured nationally and he’s worked as a pit band percussionist and backed many of the region’s finest roots musicians and big bands. 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. Learn more at their event page.


Saturday, June 16

Mary Poppins, Jr.

Verdun Adventure Bound’s Anne Marie Sheridan Amphitheater, 17044 Verdun Adventure Bound Trail, Rixeyville

This popular musical is made possible by the Windmore Foundation. On Saturday, June 16,  there will be a 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. performance. The roles will be portrayed by 34 local youth, who will participate in a drama production camp the week leading up to the show. The musical is based on P.L. Travers classic tale and the 1964 Disney movie. Mary Poppins, Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International and directed by local Mary Flemming who directed last year’s very successful Windmore production of Peter Pan, Jr. More information and tickets available on their website


Saturday, June 16

The Manassas Jazz Festival

Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St, Manassas. 12-7 p.m.

An afternoon of live jazz music will make this the perfect day! Bring out your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a great event in downtown Manassas! The entertainment schedule includes the Eric Byrd Trio at 12 p.m., Aimee Bayles at 2:15 p.m., and Marcus Johnson at 4:30 p.m. There is something for everyone to enjoy! There will be Virginia farm wineries, Virginia craft breweries, and local Virginia distilleries at this year’s event. Please leave your pop-up tents, canopies, quick-shade, etc. at home. More information here


Sunday June 17

Old Town Warrenton 22nd Annual Fathers Day Car Show

Main St., Warrenton 9 a.m – 2 p.m.

What Dad doesn’t like cars? On Father’s Day, be sure to take him up to Old Town Warrenton for the Annual Car Show… a family tradition for many residents every year. Dad will love spending the afternoon strolling Main St. in Old Town Warrenton and seeing classics, hot rods, bikes, tractors, and much more! And there’s lots of “car talk” on the agenda since the owners of these classics are happy to talk to visitors and share with them details and information about their cars & vehicles. There will also be food, music, and vendors. This event is sponsored by the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life Fauquier County. More information on their facebook page.


Sunday, June 17

Father’s Day Music, BBQ, and Beer Festival

Orlean Market, 6855 Leeds Manor Rd., Marshall

BYD (Bring Your Daddy) to the Orlean Market to celebrate Father’s Day with an outdoor festival featuring Dad’s favorite things: music, cars, beer, and BBQ. There will be live music all afternoon: the entertainment lineup includes APP & Melinda Hazard James at 11:30 a.m. and DJ Lindy Funk Firl at 3 p.m. Hosted by Barbee’s Crossing and Orlean Market. More information on their facebook event page


Tuesday, June 19

Ocean Themed Painting Class

Bealeton branch library, 10877 Willow Drive North, Bealeton. 4-5 p.m.

Do you have a budding artist in your family? Maybe one that loves the ocean and marine life? Award winning artist, Constance Guerra will lead a fun, ocean-themed painting class. Students will create their own original work of art. All materials are included. This is a Teen SRP event for rising 6th graders and above. Space is limited; please sign up. Call to register (540) 422-8500 opt 3. More information on the library’s website


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