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Discover Fauquier June 2019
~ Sarah Smarrelli
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Discover Fauquier
Great American Campout
at Sky Meadows
Don't miss your chance to camp
out in the beautiful Historic Mount
Bleak backyard on June 22­23.
Enjoy all that Sky Meadows has to
offer through activities beginning at
noon on Saturday and running until
noon on Sunday. Park rangers will
be on hand to help you set up your
campsite and tent. First-time and
experienced campers won't want to
miss the programs, including a search-and-rescue
demonstration by Dogs East, the Fishing is Fun
program, s'mores, nature hikes, hearth cooking
demonstrations, and more.
Space is limited, so be sure to reserve a campsite
(each one accommodates up to six people) for just $30, plus taxes and fees.
Dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday are included in your campsite
fee. To make a reservation, call 1-800-933-PARK.
Summer at
Family Fun Day
Gather your friends
and neighbors for the
Community Family
Fun Day on July 27
from noon­4:00 p.m.
at Eva Walker Park in
Old Town Warrenton.
S p o ns o re d by t he
Pi e dm o nt D i spute
Resolution Center,
First Baptist Church,
Wa r r e n t o n P o l i c e
Department, and the
Department of Juvenile
Justice Court Services Unit, there will be fun for all ages with free food,
music, games, amusement rides, and moon bounces. In addition, resource
and community organizations are invited to set up information tables. For
more information, send an email to
Open Book Celebrates Children's Book Week
with Guest Readers
In celebration of Children's
Book Week, held this year
on April 29 ­ May 5, The
Open Book, Warrenton's
n ew b o o ks to r e, h o s te d
several special guest readers,
including Sheriff Bob Mosier.
In addition, Offi cer Fuller, fi re
department offi cials, and even
a dog read books to children
during special story time
events. For more information
about other events at The
O pen B o ok, visit w w w.
Fauquier Education Farm Hosts Free
This summer, residents can learn about new gardening
techniques and other related topics at the Fauquier Education
Farm (FEF) in Warrenton. Originally established in 2009 by
the Fauquier Community Action Committee as a community
farm to grow fresh produce for lower income residents,
the FEF expanded its mission in 2010 to develop an agricultural education
program. In conjunction with the Virginia Cooperative Extension, the farm
is hosting a series of free workshops this summer. All sessions are held
at the FEF (8428 Meetze Road) and run from 6:00­8:00 p.m., with no
pre-registration required.
On June 12 at the organic no-till session, attendees will learn how the FEF is
successfully using a combination of no-till cover crops and landscape fabric
along with no herbicides to manage the cover crops. On June 25, the 3-D
deer fencing
workshop will demonstrate how to keep deer out of your garden
with a simple confi guration of an easy, low-cost electric
fence. On July 17, at the cut fl ower basics workshop,
learn about the basic varieties and techniques you
might want to consider in your cut-fl ower farm or home
garden. On July 20, the focus is on culinary herbs
and how to grow both perennial and annual herbs, as
well as inventive ways to cook with herbs. For more
information, visit www
Liberty High School Athletic Trainer
Speaks at Shenandoah Graduation
After receiving the 2017 Shenandoah University
Distinguished Alumna Award for Young Career
Achievement, Liberty High School (LHS) Athletic
Trainer Mandy Carter was selected to be this year's
distinguished speaker at the Shenandoah University
Master of Athletic Training Hooding Ceremony in
early May. During her work at LHS, Mandy--a 2005
LHS graduate--has received the National Athletic
Trainers' Association Safe Sports School Award for
multiple years.
Sheriff Bob Mosier reads at The Open Book
LFCC Offers Veterans Employer Certifi cation Training
The Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program will host an employer training seminar at
the Lord Fairfax Community College Workforce Solutions Center (6480 College Street,
Warrenton) to instruct companies in the V3 core curriculum on July 17 from 8:00
a.m.­3:00 p.m. This event will help employers who want to hire veterans but aren't sure
how, as well as small businesses that want to improve their understanding of the talent
veterans can bring to their organization. During this free event, employers will learn
why hiring veterans is a good business decision, as well as gain access to valuable
resources for connecting directly with this population. The V3 seminar will provide
all the training needed to become a V3-
certifi ed company, in addition to information
about how companies may qualify for up
to $10,000 in V3 Grants. A V3 workbook
with resources and tools is included, as
well as lunch and refreshments. For more
information, visit www.lfccworkforce.
com and search for veterans.
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