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Saturday, November 3-Sunday November 4
Philip Carter Winery’s “Harvest on the Half Shell”
4366 Stillhouse Road, Hume | 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Join Philip Carter Winery for the weekend event of the season and the start of Virginia Oyster Month! This is an annual Virginia tradition at Philip Carter Winery. Chesapeake Bay oysters, award-winning wines, beers, ciders and mead! Tickets are $10 per person in advance ($15 at the event) and include a taste of 4 wines, 3 ciders, 2 beers, and one mead provided by Philip Carter Winery, Wild Hare Cidery, 2 Silos Brewery, and Misty Mountain Meadworks. Oysters on the half shell, fried oysters, and oyster po’ boys will be available for purchase all weekend while supplies last by Blue Ridge Seafood food truck. Live music and yard games in the vineyard.

Thursday, November 1
“The Voice” contestant Mike Parker performing at LFCC
Lord Fairfax Community College, 6480 College St., Warrenton
Mike Parker, the Fauquier County-raised young man who was snapped up by celebrity coach Jennifer Hudson at the last possible moment during blind auditions on NBC’s popular singing competition, “The Voice,” is coming to LFCC’s Warrenton Campus on Thursday, Nov. 1. Parker, whose mother Dr. DeJuanna Parker is an LFCC academic adviser, will perform a few songs and act as a celebrity judge during the LFCC ’80s Lip Sync Battle, starting at 12:30 p.m. Mike, who will be a special guest judge during the competition, will also sing a few songs after the contestants have performed. Dr. Parker and Mike’s brother, Collin, were shown celebrating backstage during his “The Voice” audition that aired earlier this month. Mike won his battle round during last week’s episode of the popular show. Because this is such a unique opportunity for fans to see Mike perform, the college has decided to open the lip sync competition to members of the public, in addition to LFCC students, faculty and staff. The public is also welcome to just come and watch the show. “We are so excited and so grateful to Mike for agreeing to come to Lord Fairfax and perform a few songs,” says LFCC campus life and student engagement specialist Chris Lambert – who will perform a 1980s Madonna hit. “Come out to LFCC and see Mike as his musical career is taking off. He’s moving to California shortly after his performance, so this truly could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!”

Saturday, November 3
Fairytale Tea by Ballet Academy of Warrenton
Warrenton Community Center, 430 E. Shirley Avenue, Warrenton. | Shows at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Got a little princess of your own? Treat her to the Fairytale Tea! All her favorite princesses and fairies will be there. Tickets $25 each and include a 45 minute dance and vocal performance by the princesses and their fairy friends, tea and refreshments, autographs after the show, a collectible teacup, and more. While you’re waiting for the show to start you can shop at The Fairy Fun Store for wings, wands, tiaras, and more. Be sure to visit The Fairy Boutique to have your nails done (all nail polish is kid-friendly). Escorts of our young princesses will receive a special treat as well. This performance is aimed towards young princesses ages 3 to 7 years. This performance is a joint program presented by The Warrenton Ballet Company, the Warrenton Junior Dance Company, and The Vocal Studio of Katy Benko. https://www.facebook.com/events/298551937581102/

Sunday, November 4
Bodies in Motion 5k & 10k presented by Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center
WARF, 800 Waterloo Road, Warrenton. 8 a.m.
Run to Give Back! The 7th annual Bodies in Motion 5k & 10k and Fun Run presented by Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center is a fundraising event through the Blue Ridge Orthopaedic Foundation (BROF) to benefit non profit charities in Fauquier, Culpeper and Prince William counties. BROF serves the greater Piedmont region charities specializing in providing medical relief, food, shelter and/or children’s services. To date, BROF has donated $160,000 to more than two dozen local organizations just from proceeds from the previous Bodies in Motion 5k & 10k races. The Fun Run, a one-mile run/walk that’s a blast for any age, starts at 8 a.m. The 5K and 10K will start at 8:30 a.m. Panera breakfast will be available to registrants at no cost, and activities for children (face-paint and Safari Bingo the clown), prizes and giveaways, race awards for placement, and entertainment from local artist Mo Safren will round out the event. http://www.bodiesinmotionrace.com

Monday, November 5
Celebrity Bartender Challenge to Benefit the Mental Health Association of Fauquier County
Clarie’s at the Depot, 65 South 3rd St., Warrenton | 5-7:30 p.m.
Come for a night of drinks, appetizers and socializing at Claire’s at the Depot in Warrenton on November 5th! Our local celebrity bartenders will be there to serve you as you enjoy lively conversation with others in the community. The event is free, but bring your checkbook to “tip” our generous guest bartenders. All proceeds will benefit the Mental Health Association of Fauquier County and will help us provide mental health resources to our community. https://www.facebook.com/events/1820861804688195/

Monday, November 5
Mercury Avenue in “Skyward, the Final Show”
Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Avenue E., Vienna | 6 p.m.
Mercury Avenue is a Northern Virginia band of friends having fun with various genres of music, from the ‘70s to today. Consisting of Jackson Ledbetter (drums), Vlad Ratiu (guitar/vocals), Wyatt Kotas (guitar/vocals), and Sophia Patchan (guitar/vocals), the band calls @4410 in Haymarket their home. Named after the street in Haymarket where they practice, Mercury Avenue is emerging into the local music scene by performing at venues in and around our area. “Mercury Avenue is the result of what happens when talent, fun, and opportunity collide. Each member brings their unique talents to the band, but the real secret ingredient is the fun they generate. Each has found their special place in the project and really bring their personalities to the table,” says Menzie Pittman. See them perform as special guests at “Skyward, the Final Show” at Jammin’ Java. https://www.facebook.com/events/272791890025213/

Planning ahead

Coming in November!

Old Town Warrenton’s First Annual Gingerbread House Competition hosted by Gateau Bakery and sponsored by TTR Sotheby’s in The Plains. Enter today!

Allegro Community Players present “A Christmas Carol, A Musical” Nov. 10-18 at Fauquier High School Auditorium

Photos with Santa at HMN Studios, November 23- December 8



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