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March 28 through April 3, 2018

Saturday, March 31

Fauquier County Fair Yard Sale from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Location: Fauquier County Fairgrounds, Warrenton

Support the fairgrounds in this fun event. Shop and support the fairgrounds for the community. If you have spare items to donate for this event, please drop them off by March 29 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.. For more information on donating items, call Brenda Rich at 540-270-1659.

Saturday, March 31

Public Auction Preview Donald C. Marro Collection from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Location: 3318 Bust Head Road, The Plains

The collection of Donald C. Marro is being offered at public auction. Bidding occurs online. Onsite viewings are being offered. March 31, April 7 and April 14 are public auction viewing dates. Thousands of art pieces and custom furniture. For more information email sold@ashbyauctions.com

Saturday, March 31

Egg-stravaganza from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Sky Meadows State Park, Delaplane

Eggs galore at Sky Meadows State Park. Visit the egg-laying free-range chickens while enjoying the Chicken Walk. Go on a Geocache adventure and discover how bird, reptile and amphibians’ life cycles begin with an egg. Kids, use scavenger hunting skills to find candy-filled eggs with the help of clues from a story about Harriet, a fictional account from a young girl in the 1840s. Lastly, follow your nose to our Log Cabin for an egg-tastic hearth cooking demonstration, and stop by the Carriage Barn to craft a unique dyed egg using natural wax and dyes. Visit Sky Meadows State Park’s website for more information.

Saturday, March 31

Easter Celebration beginning at 12:00 p.m. and egg hunt at 3:00 p.m.

Location: The Farm Brewery at Broad Run, Broad Run

Celebrate Easter and meet Hops the bunny. Picture taking will occur at 1:00 p.m. and a hunt will take place at 3:00 p.m.. For children who locate the Golden Eggs, a special prize will be given to both the child and parent. Please bring your own baskets. For more information, visit The Farm Brewery at Broad Run’s Facebook page.

Sunday, April 1

Easter Egg Hunt begins at 2:00 p.m.

Location: Narmada Winery

Bring your favorite basket and enjoy this adventure for all ages. Along with the egg hunt, there will be other activities for participants to enjoy. The Tasting Room opens at 11:00 a.m. and egg hunts for younger children begin at 2:00 p.m., older kids slightly later. For more information visit Narmada’s website.

Saturday, April 14

Grow Your Own Mushrooms

Location: Schoolhouse #18 Demonstration Gardens, Marshall

This hands-on workshop presented by longtime local mushroom enthusiast Donn Smith, who will walk you through all the steps necessary to inoculate your own log with edible shiitake mushroom spawn. Participants will take home their own log and to watch the mushrooms grow and harvest. Participation is limited, registration and pre-payment are required. Register by mailing or dropping off a check payable to Fauquier County Master Gardener Association. The “Grow Your Own Mushrooms” presentation is part of the Fauquier and Rappahannock Master Gardeners’ Saturday Afternoons in the Garden program, a series of horticultural classes held from spring to fall each year for the community. For additional information, please contact the Master Gardener Help Desk at 540-341-7950, Ext. 1 or helpdesk@fc-mg.org.

Monday, April 2

Careers with Animals for Teens from 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Location: John Marshall Branch Library, Marshall

Inspired by the Fauquier Community Read book Thunder Dog, we’ll explore careers with animals. Representatives from animal-related careers will discuss education, work requirements, joys and hardships of working with animals. Space is limited so please call to register (540) 422-8500, ext. 4.

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