What’s Up? May 9-15

Saturday, May 12

Astronomy for Everyone

Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane Delaplane, 8:30 – 11:30 p.m.

This evening of space exploration begins with a half-hour Junior Astronomer Program for children ages 5-12. Following the children’s program, the latest in the United States’ space research, a brief sky tour of the celestial skies, and the importance of dark skies and light conservation will be discussed. The remainder of the evening will be looking at deep space objects through provided telescopes. Guests are welcome to bring their own telescopes or binoculars. Gates will close at 9:30. More information here

Saturday, May 12

Architectural walking tour of Old Town Warrenton.

Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail, 10 Ashby St., Warrenton, 1-2:30 p.m.

Join the Fauquier Historical Society for a leisurely stroll through Old Town Warrenton. Walk with local historian Lory Payne and discuss the history, design, and stylistic changes as Warrenton has grown. Discover clues that will aid you in learning a buildings architectural style and explore stories from the past that make each building in this historic town unique. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. More information here.  

Saturday May 12

Warrenton Fishing Day

Warrenton Reservoir on Blackwell Road, 7 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Kids need more outside time and less online time…almost everyone agrees on that! It’s springtime…time to get out the bait and tackle and head out to the Reservoir for a morning of one of the most perennially wholesome activities available to kids: fishing! The Warrenton Reservoir off Blackwell Road will be open for fishing on this day only in the morning. The fishing is limited to 150 participants, so make sure you sign up in time. All over age 16 must have a valid VA fishing license. $10 per participant, mail or drop off your registration at the WARF. For more information email warf@warrentonva.gov or call 540-349-2520. Click here for registration form.

Saturday, May 12

Harry Potter Trivia Night

The Game Store, 251 West Lee Highway, Warrenton

Are you a Harry Potter Fan? Have you devoured the books and seen all the movies? Grab your wand, dress in your robes, and come out for this Harry Potter themed night! The spots for participating in the trivia game have been filled, but there is still plenty other Hogwarts fun to be had with themed games including  Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit, Harry Potter Clue, and Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle Deck Building Game. It promises to be a fantastic night full of spells and magic! Check out their facebook page

Sunday, May 13

Henry Meynell Rheam- Sleeping Beauty

Northern Virginia Ballet: Sleeping Beauty

Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, 3 p.m.

Presented by Northern Virginia Youth Ballet. Join the professional dancers of the Northern Virginia Ballet along with select performers from the Academy of Russian Ballet as they present the timeless classic Sleeping Beauty, the romantic story of princess cursed by an evil fairy to be destined to prick herself on a spindle and fall asleep for 100 years, to be awoken only by the kiss of a handsome prince. With exquisite costuming, gorgeous Russian sets, and music by Tchaikovsky, the whole family delight in this production of this fairy tale storybook ballet. More information here

Tuesday, May 15

Piedmont Native Plants Lecture and Plant Sale

A free program from the Fauquier/Rappahannock County Master Gardeners

Schoolhouse #18, 7592 E Main St, Marshall, 6 p.m.

Native plants are essential for our native birds, insects and wildlife to survive. Learn how to turn your garden into a thriving habitat with plants native to the Piedmont area. Join Janet Davis of Hill House Farm and Nursery and native plant expert as she teaches us about plants native to our area.  A native plant sale will follow the presentation. Parking is limited, additional parking is available along Whiting Road just to the east of the Schoolhouse #18 Garden. Please do not park along Highway 55. More information here


Pam Kamphuis
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Pam Kamphuis is an editor and writer for Piedmont Virginian Magazine and Piedmont Lifestyle Magazines.

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