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Style · April 5, 2017

Egg hunts, Casanova chili cook-off top best bets

Members of The Cabin Raiders, Kevin Roop, Jason Ashby and Rhys Jones, performed at Drum & Strum in December. They will perform a free concert in Marshall this Saturday.
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The annual Casanova chili cook-off will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Grace Episcopal Church parish hall.
Topping the list of entertaining options, children can hunt for eggs near Goldvein and Vint Hill this Saturday and Sunday.

Other exciting options in Fauquier include a nature walk, Bluegrass jam, a Rappahannock River celebration, cars and coffee at the Orlean Market and a string band concert by The Cabin Raiders.

Egg hunt near Goldvein
11 a.m. Saturday, April 8
14421 Gold Dust Parkway, Goldvein

The Friends of Monroe Park and Fauquier County Parks and Recreation sponsor the annual spring egg hunt for children 10 years old and younger. Children can hunt for eggs around Monroe Park. Please RSVP by calling 540-422-8170 by Thursday, April 6. Free.

PEC Bluebell walk
1 p.m. Saturday, April 8
8446 Old Dumfries Road, Catlett

The Piedmont Environmental Council hosts a walk among spring bluebell flowers and Cedar Run creek. Held at Bonny Brook Farm, preserved with a conservation easement. Naturalists will be present to identify native vegetation. Rain or shine. Free, but donations welcome.

Springtime jam with The Cabin Raiders
4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 8
4133 Rectortown Road, Marshall

The Cabin Raiders, an old time string band from Warrenton, will perform at the Marshall Community Center. Free.

7th annual Casanova chili cook-off
6 p.m. Saturday, April 8
5108 Weston Road, Casanova

Citizen chefs will bring their best chili to be judged and enjoyed by the community at the Grace Episcopal Church parish hall. The menu will feature salad, corn bread, dessert and soft drinks. Beer and wine available for purchase. Free will donations accepted. Proceeds will support the goal of raising $5,000 to package more than 17,000 meals for children and families in need.

Cars and coffee
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 9
6855 Leeds Manor Road, Marshall

Citizens are invited to show off antique, muscle, or new vehicles at the Orlean Market on Sunday morning with coffee. No registration or fees. All years, makes and models welcome. Free.

From the Rappahannock, For the Rappahannock
1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 9
5305 Marriott Lane, Hume

This family-friendly field day celebrates land and water conservation efforts near the Rappahannock River. Held at the Marriott Ranch, the event features oysters from the river, barbecue, local wine and beer, music, hayrides, fish shocking demonstrations and other activities. Hosted by members of the Piedmont Environmental Council, Friends of the Rappahannock and the John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District. Registration required. $35 per person.

Warrenton Bluegrass jam
2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 9
130 Haiti St., Warrenton

Warrenton Parks and Recreation will host its first monthly Bluegrass jam at Eva Walker Park. Citizens can bring their guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, dobro, bass or voice to perform traditional Bluegrass music. Slow jam from 2 to 3 p.m. and regular jam from 3 to 5 p.m. Free.

Egg hunt near Vint Hill
3 p.m. Sunday, April 9
4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton

Children ages 10 and younger can fill up their baskets at the Vint Hill Eggstravaganza, hosted by Fauquier County Parks and Recreation. Held at the Vint Hill Village Green bandstand next to the community theatre. Hunt starts promptly at 3 p.m. RSVP by calling 540-422-8890. Free.

Other options in and around Fauquier:

> Easter egg hunt at the Family Worship Center

> Relay for Life yard sale

> Champions for Children 5K

> Music at Orlean Market

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