What’s Up? January 29 – February 4

January 27 through February 2
Warrenton Winter Restaurant Week
Old Town Warrenton

Come explore small businesses in Old Town Warrenton and taste their one-time-only specials! Participating restaurants include Denim & Pearls, Gâteau, Wild Hare Hard Cider, Ellie’s Place, Claire’s at the Depot, and Café Torino! Please visit their websites and Facebook pages for specific specials.

Friday, January 31
Poisonous Crue Band at Club Eclipse
5615 Wellington Road, Gainesville | 9pm – 1am

This band is a Poison and Motley Crew cover band with amazing energy to keep the crowd dancing all night long.

Saturday, February 1
Random Acts of Kindness at the Haymarket Gainesville Community Library
14870 Lightner Road, Haymarket | 10:30am – 12pm

All ages are welcome to attend this event to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week (a bit early) with a not-so-random act of kindness! Participants will be making heart-shaped pillows so easy that even the smallest hands can help. The pillows will be donated to those in need. All materials will be provided. No reservation required.

Saturday, February 1
Winter Woes: Earth Connection Series at Sky Meadows State Park
11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane | 10am – 12pm

Don’t let the cold weather stop you from exploring the forests and fields of Sky Meadows. The season offers quiet solitude on the park’s trails if you know how to stay safe in lower temperatures. Learn to identify hypothermia, frostbite, and other winter maladies and how to avoid them to make the most of winter.

This workshop will be held rain or shine and all ages are welcome. Meet at the Carriage Barn for a mostly indoor workshop, but will include some field time. Bring water, dress in layers, and wear sturdy shoes.

Sunday, February 2
Super Bowl Party at Barking Rose Brewing Co.
9057 Old Culpeper Road, Warrenton | 12pm

Growler/pint specials AND the Super Bowl? Come hang out and watch The Super Bowl at Barking Rose and enjoy great beer and delicious food by El Jefe Street Eats. Food will be from 1-9 and the game will be on all of their TVs. Barking Rose will stay open late until the end so visitors can cheer on their favorite team.


Tuesday, February 4
Volunteer Training at Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Center
16198 Silver Lake Road, Haymarket | 1 – 3pm


Learn how to help Rainbow’s riders in lessons as a sidewalker! All volunteers must email volunteer@rainbowriding.org to sign up, and must be 16 years of age or older. There is no horse experience required.

Volunteers are critical to maintaining the quality of the program. Safety is always the focus of Rainbow’s riding activities, so hands-on volunteer training is mandatory for all horse-leaders and side-walkers.

Side-walkers work in unison with other team members, including the instructor, the horse leaders, and the student. Side-walkers should be able to walk or trot alongside a rider, providing support to the rider if needed. Depending on ability, students who are not yet able to ride independently will have either one or two side-walkers.

Christine Craddock
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Christine Craddock is a writer, editor, photographer, wife, and mother of two adorable children. She is a faithful contributing writer for Haymarket Lifestyle magazine and has resided in Haymarket since 2006.

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