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Discover Fauquier June 2019
~ Sarah Smarrelli
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Discover Fauquier
Historic Homes of
Culpeper Street Walking
Known for its lovely and stylistic homes,
Culpeper Street in Old Town Warrenton
is full of history. Take a step back in time
on July 20 at 1:00 p.m. with a walking
tour led by local historian Lory Payne.
The 1.5-hour hilly-terrain tour begins at
the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail (10 Ashby Street). The tour fee is $10
per person, $8 for Fauquier Historical Society members, and $5 for children under
12. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit
Fauquier Youth Orchestra Performs with Mark Wood at
Grammy award-winning violinist Mark Wood will join the Fauquier County Youth
Orchestra and Jazz Band for an evening of classic rock music on June 8 at The
Gloria Faye Dingus Center for The Arts (92 Main Street, Warrenton). The concert
will feature Wood's original material, as well as his arrangements of music by Led
Zeppelin, The Beatles, and others. Tickets will be sold at the door and are $10 each,
and children 12 and younger are free.
Mr. Wood is passionate about music education, so his participation with the youth
orchestra will support their efforts to make music accessible to every student. The
youth orchestra's goal is to make sure every child who wants to learn a musical
instrument has the chance by enhancing the local school music programs and
offering music education for those unable to study in their schools. Now in their 18th
year of music education, Wood and his team work directly with a local orchestra
director to tailor a rock orchestra makeover, with a public performance at the end.
The Fauquier County Youth Orchestra is open to all orchestra and band students
in the greater area. A 501(c)(3) nonprofi t educational organization, it helps local
students develop their potential as musicians and as individuals. The program
provides a structured curriculum that explores topics in music theory, history,
teamwork, community involvement and performance. The orchestra is open to all
levels of playing and welcomes everyone without audition. For more information
about the youth orchestra program, contact Ms. Traietta at (240) 385-5292 or
Marcus Johnson Featured at Manassas
Jazz Festival
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon listening to the melodies of jazz
headliner Marcus Johnson, as well as music from Good Shot
Judy, Black Market, and Nate The DJ, while tasting award-
winning Virginia wines, spirits, and craft beers at the 15th
Annual Manassas Jazz Festival on June 15 (Rain date: June
22) from noon­7:00 p.m. on the Manassas Museum Lawn
(9101 Prince William Street). In addition, craft vendors will
provide a unique shopping experience for arts, crafts, and
gourmet foods. Multiple food vendors will offer a variety of
meal options throughout the day, and attendees can enjoy lawn
games such as corn hole and jumbo Jenga. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets,
but please leave your pop-up tents and canopies at home. With a special VIP ticket,
you can get early access beginning at 11:00 a.m. in addition to exclusive wine, beer,
and spirit tastings, a food buffet, swag, and all-day tented seating directly in front of
the stage for prime musical enjoyment. Regular taster tickets are $40 in advance
and $45 at the door; and a non-taster ticket is $25 in advance and at the door. Kids
age 13 and younger are free. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.
Discover Mosby Civil War Sites Through
a Walking Tour
Explore the history of the Civil War on a walking tour
highlighting the life of Colonel John S. Mosby on June
22 at 12:30 p.m. (rain date June 23). The 45-minute walk
begins at the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail (10
Ashby Street). Led by author David Goetz, the tour will guide
visitors to numerous sites associated with the "Grey Ghost" and his legacy in Old
Town Warrenton. The tour fee is $10 per person, $8 for Fauquier Historical Society
members, and $5 for children under 12. For more information or to purchase tickets,
60th Annual FFA Show & Sale a Huge Success
A total of 43 4-H and FFA exhibitors sold $110,082 of prize livestock during the 60th
annual Fauquier County Show & Sale in May. This money was generated from 65
individuals, businesses, and groups paying top prices for 79 carefully raised goats,
hogs, lambs, and steers. Working with adult advisors, 4-H teens organized and
oversaw the event, and they typically use their auction proceeds for college funds or
to reinvest in project animals for the next year's show. This year's grand champion
winners were: Ryann Bradshaw, lamb; Aaron Locke, steer; Emma Anderson, goat;
and Savannah Lerch, hog.
Saturday, June 15th,
2019 · 12PM ­ 7PM
Special VIP entrance at 11am
Manassas Museum La
Enjoy an intimate and relaxing afternoon of tasting
award-winning Virginia wines, spirits and craft beers.
Featuring jazz headliner Marcus Johnson and wine and
craft vendors. It is an afternoon for all to enjoy.
$115 ­ in advance
$130 ­ at the door
Early entry, exclusive
tastings, food buffet
& more
& exclusive
tasting glass
$40 ­ in advance
$45 ­ at the door
$25 ­ in advance and at the door
For more information:
*services fees may apply
Piedmont Symphony Orchestra
From The New World
For their final performance of the season on
Sunday, June 16 at 3:00 p.m., the Piedmont
Symphony Orchestra presents Dvorak's Symphony
No. 9 From The New World, the seminal work
depicting the American landscape. In addition,
the show will feature PSO Concertmaster H. Lee
Brewster in a performance of the Concerto for Violin
by American composer Samuel Barber. Don't miss
this grand celebration of America. Held at the Highland Center for the Arts
(597 Broadview Avenue, Warrenton), tickets range in price from $15­$35,
and can be purchased online by visiting
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