Valentine dance, Bluegrass among weekend best bets
The Silver Tone Swing Band will perform classic songs from the 40s and 50s for a sweetheart dance Saturday in Marshall.
Tim Nosal will speak on war monuments Saturday in Warrenton.
The weekend before Valentine’s Day features lots of sweet community entertainment.
Topping the list, the 17-piece Silver Tones Swing Band will host a sweetheart dance in Marshall, playing classic “Big Band” songs.
Other options for sweethearts include a Valentine breakfast in Remington, Bluegrass music in Sumerduck and a chocolate extravaganza in Warrenton.
The final performances of a Steve Martin comedy at the community theatre, a Black History Month celebration, a war monument lecture, and a cellist wrap up the weekend best bets.
Sumerduck Pickin’ Party 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10
5335 Sumerduck Road, Sumerduck
The Sumerduck Ruritan Club hosts the monthly Pickin’ Party with bands The Hendersons and Sowego Grass. Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner served from 6 to 8 p.m. Free-will donations accepted. www.facebook.com
“The Underpants” at the Fauquier Community Theatre 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10-11
2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12
4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton
The Fauquier Community Theatre presents Steve Martin’s “The Underpants.” A very public wardrobe malfunction becomes the talk of the town in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1910. Rated PG-13. “The Underpants” runs until Feb. 12. Adults, $16; seniors 60+ and children ages 3 to 18, $14. Tickets available online or by leaving a message at 540-349-8760. fctstage.org
Relay for Life chocolate extravaganza 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11
167 West Shirley Ave., Warrenton
The 4Jenna Relay for Life team will host its annual Chocolate Extravaganza at the Warrenton Fire Hall. Patrons can sample chocolate desserts from local restaurants and bakeries, bid on items in the silent auction. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. $10 for six tastings. main.acsevents.org
“Separate but Equal” movie showing 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11
4243 Loudoun Ave., The Plains
The Afro-American Historical Association will show the movie “Separate but Equal” to celebrate Black History month. The film focuses on the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision, a major victory for civil rights in America. Free. www.aahafauquier.org
War monuments lecture 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11
2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton
Tim Nosal, commander of Warrenton VFW Post 9835 will make a presentation about World War I and II memorials and cemeteries at the John Barton Payne Building. Audience Q&A to follow. $20 per person, $30 per couple. For group rates, call 540-347-5525. Proceeds benefit the historical society and VFW post. www.fauquierhistory.org
Sweetheart swing dance 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11
4133 Rectortown Road, Marshall
The Silver Tones Swing Band performs special music for a sweetheart dance at the Marshall Community Center. The 17-piece band will perform classics such as L-OV-E, Moon River, Cheek to Cheek and more. Refreshments and a beginner swing dance lesson provided. $10 per person. www.silvertonesswingband.com
Valentine breakfast in Remington 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12
200 East Marshall Street, Remington
The Remington Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast for sweethearts. $9 for adults, $6 children. www.facebook.com
Candlelight concert 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12
2750 Landmark School Road, The Plains
Internationally-known Israeli-American cellist, Amit Peled will perform in The Plains. The concert raises funds for the Community music School of the Piedmont. Doors open at 5 p.m. Reception and silent auction will follow. $125 per person. www.piedmontmusic.org