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February 13, 2020

Best Bets: Storytellers and “Hamlet” in The Plains

Clockwise from top left: Kansas storyteller Leroy Hershberger to perform in Catlett, Trout Unlimited show in Warrenton and Pictrola returning to Gloria’s.
Trout Unlimited Fishing Show
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15
Highland School
597 Broadview Ave., Warrenton

The Rapidan chapter of Trout Unlimited will host its 32nd annual event, featuring vendors, guides, fly tying, seminars, antique and modern fly fishing gear, raffles, door prizes. Admission: $5

Civil War to Civil Rights: The African American History at Sky Meadows
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15
Sky Meadows State Park
11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane

From separation of families during slavery in the mid-1800s, to children without local schools in the mid-1900s, Sky Meadows’ history includes the stories of African Americans’ experience in the Crooked Run Valley. The park staff and volunteers will offer samples of a traditional meal for the enslaved population at Mount Bleak. The event will feature the story of Mrs. Fannie Wood and the first public school for African American students in Fauquier County. Historic house tours also will begin every half hour. Admission and parking: $7 per vehicle. More information: 540-592-3556 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

An Evening of Storytelling
4:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15
Dayspring Mennonite Church
5522 Catlett Road, Midland

Seven storytellers will spin yarns: Leroy Hershberger of Kansas, Darryl Weaver of Pennsylvania, Brian Martin of Maryland and Ivan Schrock and Wayne Schrock of Virginia. They will tell different stories at each session, with pizza and ice cream served at 6 p.m. Donations will support Faith Christian School in Catlett. More information: 703-282-9283 or 540-272-8905.

7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15
Gloria’s Listening Room
92 Main St., Warrenton

Pictrola’s members first played together as a group in 2017 at the Delfest Academy in Cumberland, Md. The five-member band strives to incorporate modern themes into traditional bluegrass, bringing elements from blues, swing, jazz, and rock into unique covers and originals. Tickets: $15

Elvis Burnin’ Love Valentines Show
7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15
Flatbeds and Tailfins
300 E. Main St., Remington

Elvis tribute artist Randoll Rivers will perform familiar, favorite songs. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Shakespeare’s Hamlet
7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15
4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15
5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16
Grace Episcopal Church
6507 Main St., The Plains

The Shakespeare Opera Theatre, which combines “classical theatre with classical music,” presents “The Bard’s” longest play, considered among the most powerful and influential works of world literature. Tickets: $35 to $55.

Other options

> Middleburg Humane Foundation fundraising dinner Saturday night near Delaplane

> Parents’ Night Out: Children’s care and activities Saturday in Marshall

> Annie Stokes on Saturday night at Old Bust Head Brewing

> Ryan Jewell on Saturday night at Wort Hog Brewing

> Songs of the Valentine Season concert Sunday afternoon in Middleburg

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