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June 4, 2021

Best Bets: Pool opening, Twilight Polo begins season

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Twilight Polo opens the season Saturday night at Great Meadow.
With COVID-19 restrictions lifted, in-person entertainment has begun to return.

A range of activities will take place this weekend in Fauquier, including the opening of the county’s public swimming pool at Vint Hill, the first Twilight Polo of the summer at Great Meadow and an art show in The Plains.

The Grace Church Concert Series will open its 21st season Saturday with QuinTango, a tango and jazz ensemble.

National Trails Day
10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 5
Sky Meadows State Park
11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane

Volunteers will meet at the Backcountry Trailhead and hike to work site, approximately 2.5 miles roundtrip. All ages are welcome and no experience is required. Tools will be provided. Dress for the weather and bring work gloves, water, a snack (optional), bug spray and sunscreen.

Public Pool Opening
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Larry Weeks Community Pool
4248 Bludau Drive, Vint Hill

Fauquier’s only outdoor public swimming pool will open for the season. The pool will operate from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Aug. 15. It then will operate fewer hours through the Labor Day weekend. Daily admission $6.50 with discounts for those younger than 12 and older than 59. Also available: 10-visit, 20-visit and season passes.

Art Show
2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 5
Orlean Artists Collective
6732 John Barton Payne Road, Orlean

The show in Cynthia Brockman’s barn will include the sale of seasonal works by seven Northern Piedmont artists, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center. Members of the wildlife center staff and some of their residents will be there from 2 to 3 p.m. Free admission.

Twilight Polo
Gates open 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 5
Great Meadow
5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains

Three matches starting at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tailgating and children’s games. Hawaiian Luau theme with DJ and dancing after matches. VIP options available.
Car pass: $25 in advance, $30 (cash) at gate.

QuinTango Concert
5 p.m. Saturday, June 5
Grace Episcopal Church
6507 Main St., The Plains

The quintet of female chamber musicians and their bandoneon player play Argentinian tango with classical chops and jazz harmonies. Over its 20-year history, QuinTango has performed at the White House and in 23 states, with venues including Stanford University, the Lincoln Center Plaza and the Kennedy Center. The group has performed in Costa Rica, France, Italy, Mexico, Guatemala, Argentina and Uruguay. Tickets: $25 for adults, $15 for students and free for those younger than 18. Post-concert reception included.

Other options

> Warrenton Farmers Market
8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 5
21 Main St., Warrenton

> Fauquier History Museum Spring Yard Sale
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 5
10 Ashby St., Warrenton

> Remington Community Garden Farmer’s Market
4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 5
150B W. Bowen St., Remington

> All Ages Astronomy Viewing Session
7 p.m. Saturday, June 5
C.M. Crockett Park
10066 Rogues Road, Midland

> Still Essential: The Enduring Legacy of the U-2
2 p.m. Sunday, June 5 — Virtual event
Cold War Museum
1742 Lineweaver Road, Vint Hill

> The Flying Circus Airshow
2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 6
5114 Ritchie Road, Bealeton

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