What’s Up? March 27 – April 2

Wednesday, March 27
Human-Wildlife Conflict: Across the Globe and at Home
The Clifton Institute, 6712 Blantyre Rd, Warrenton | Doors 6:30pm, Discussion 7pm

Human-wildlife conflict is a topic that conjures images of elephants bulldozing fences and dangerous, ‘man-eating’ tigers. The stories that make the news are often highly sensationalized and occur far from home. What is human-wildlife conflict and what can we do about it? Education Associate, Alison Zak, M.A. will talk about her anthropological research on the topic. Then we will apply the same concepts and questions to local examples of coexistence and conflict with species such as coyotes, black bears, and more!

Enjoy a drink and snacks until the talk begins at 7pm. FREE and open to the public. Register here and share the FB event!

Saturday, March 30
Human Trafficking Conference
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 186 John E Mann St., Warrenton | 9am – 3pm

Sponsored by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and Life Line Counseling 4 Addictions, experts will share their perspectives on this global economic industry during this community conference. Topics covered will include drugs, electronics and how they are used for grooming, law enforcement, mental health, family, being a survivor, personal faith, and prevention. Speakers include Sheriff Robert Mosier (Former Dir. of Investigations for IJM & the US State Dept.), Detective Bill Woolf (Exec. Dir., Just Ask Prevention), Susan (mother of a trafficked child), Connie Warsaila (NOVA-HTI), Candace Wheeler (Exec. Dir., Restoration 1:99); Art Bennett (CEO/Pres., Catholic Charities); George Swanberg (Exec. Dir., Life Line Counseling 4 Addiction); and Deacon Marques Silva (Dir., Arlington Diocese Child Protection & Safety). The conference will feature audience sharing and a panel discussion.

Adults only. Suggested donation $20. Refreshments and lunch will be served. RSVP to marylouswanberg@gmail.com for food counts. For questions or to make a tax-exempt donation, call 540-305-9001.

Saturday, March 30
Colonel Mosby Sites Walking Tour
Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail, 10 Ashby Street, Warrenton | 12:30 – 1:30pm

Explore the history of the Civil War a walking tour highlighting the life of Colonel John S. Mosby. Lead by author, David Goetz, the tour will guide visitors to numerous sites associated with the “Grey Ghost” and his legacy in Old Town Warrenton.

Walking tour fee is $10/person, $8 for FHS members, and $5 for children under 12. Tour will take approximately 45 minutes and start at the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail. Rain date will be following day. Register here and share the FB event!

Saturday, March 30
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue’s 10th Annual Wags & Wine Extravaganza
Barrel Oak Winery, 3623 Grove Ln, Delaplane | 6 – 9pm

Image Credit: Lucky Dog Animal Rescue

Join Lucky Dog Animal Rescue for an awesome event celebrating the organization’s 10th anniversary! The night of fun includes a raffle, award-winning Barrel Oak Wine or Beer, live music featuring King Teddy, delicious food and desserts, a silent auction, and swing dance lessons with Sue & Gary Caley of Gottaswing! 100% of all proceeds raised benefit the life-saving work of Lucky Dog Animal Rescue, a volunteer-powered 501c3.

Tickets range $35 to $88 and are available here. Kids under 5 are free. Dress is smart casual. While well-behaved dogs on a leash are welcome at the winery, this event will be very crowded and can cause undue stress to many dogs. Please consider your dog’s needs and temperament before bringing them to the event. Share the FB event!

Saturday, March 30
Calamity Improv Comedy
The Theatre on the Green in Vint Hill, 4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton | Doors 6:45pm, Show 7 – 8:15pm

Photo Credit: Dark Horse Theatre Company

Dark Horse Theatre Company presents “Calamity Improv: The Wild West of Improv Shows”! It’s tough performing in the town of Scriptless Gulch. These lawless folks have to come up with everything on the spot, while the town’s Sheriff keeps them in line. Don’t miss this bunch of sharp shootin’ buckaroos take audience suggestions and turn them into gold. Load up your chuck wagon because this is one TALL TALE of a show and you don’t want to miss it!

For age 14 & up. $10 Advance; $13 at the door. Tickets available here. Share the FB Event!

Sunday, March 31
2019 Mason Dance Company Gala Concert
Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas | 4pm

Northern VA dance enthusiasts have the opportunity to witness some of the finest dance performances this spring during the Mason Dance Company’s 2019 Gala Concert. The eagerly anticipated annual performances features George Mason University School of Dance students in three uniquely challenging and thrilling works of modern choreography. This year’s guest choreographers include Spanish modern ballet dancer and choreographer, and currently artistic director of the Berlin State Ballet, Nacho Duato (Na Floresta); Greek choreographer Andonis Foniadakis (Kosmos), who has collaborated with many ballet companies worldwide as both dancer and choreographer; and Lucinda Childs (Dance 1), an American postmodern dancer/choreographer and actress.

Tickets are $28 for adults; $15 for students and seniors; and $10 for groups. Purchase tickets here, by phone at 703-993-7759, or in person at the box office.

Saturday, March 2 – Sunday, March 31
Philip Carter Winery Barrel Tasting Series
Philip Carter Winery, 4366 Stillhouse Road, Hume | Noon – 2pm

Weekends in March, enjoy guided cellar tours by Philip Carter Winery educators! Ticket includes tour, tasting of several wines in the cellar with wine descriptions, charcuterie picnic basket, and keepsake Philip Carter wine glasses to take home. Tours occur every Saturday and Sunday in March with limited availability. 1 ticket is good for 2 people for one time slot on a specific date. Reservations are required.

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