Greatest Generation 2

Fauquier Community Theatre presents The Greatest Generation Speaks

Weekends, Feb. 3 - 19 | Fauquier Community Theatre, 4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton

“At a time in their lives when their days and nights should have been filled with innocent adventure, love, and the lessons of the workaday world, they [the veterans of World War II] were fighting in the most primitive conditions possible across a bloodied landscape of France, Belgium, Italy, Austria, and the coral islands of the Pacific…If we are to heed the past to prepare for the future, we should listen to these quiet voices of a generation that speaks to us of duty and honor, sacrifice and accomplishment. I hope more of their stories will be preserved and cherished as reminders of all that we owe them and all that we can learn from them.” —Tom Brokaw, The Greatest Generation

Brokaw’s New York Times bestseller that changed the world’s perception of World War II was written from letters and reflections by these heroes and/or their family members. The play, adapted for the stage and directed by Dr. Harry J. Kantrovich, focuses on these real life accounts of the era portrayed by 30 actors. Kantrovich said, “The words taken from the book are exactly as written. Every word has a meaning, a purpose.” Tickets


Valentine’s Cookie Decorating Workshop at Franny's Farmacy NOVA

Sunday, Feb. 5, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.  |  7128 Farm Station Road, Warrenton

Spread the love through cookies! Hosted by Franny’s Farmacy NOVA and Sweet Delights by Farmstead, this workshop is the place to be this weekend for any number of reasons: learning the basic techniques of cookie decorating, socializing, the sugar rush from the pink and red icing, and the mocktails and mimosas. The $55 admission includes supplies, tools, and instruction to create five Valentine’s-themed cookies to take home. The workshop is for ages 10 and up. Information | Tickets 


Special showing of Thoughts on Fox Hunting and other films by Tom Davenport

Saturday, Feb. 4, 7 - 9 p.m. | 300 West Washington Street, Middleburg

The Friends of Emmanuel Episcopal Church and Folkstreams.net will celebrate the golden anniversary of Delaplane filmmaker Tom Davenport’s comprehensive fox hunting documentary film at this special showing at the Middleburg Community Center. The 1972 film provides a representation of the sport during the 1970s, featuring local fox hunting legends Melvin and Peggy Poe training the hounds of the Orange County Hunt known as the “ring neck reds” and includes exciting chase scenes in an extremely challenging sport. Well-known octogenarian filmmaker Tom Davenport will present the film and speak about how it was made. Proceeds from the show will benefit the general operating fund for Emmanuel Church in Delaplane. Information | Tickets 


STEPs to organizing photos, videos, negatives, and slides workshop

Saturday, Feb. 4, 9 a.m. | McClanahan Camera, 306 W. Lee Hwy., Warrenton

Whether you’re a hard-core genealogist, a parent with tons of photos of your kids, someone just getting into preserving your family history, or you just want to somehow minimize and organize the hundreds of photos in your basement, this workshop is for you. The staff at McClanahan Camera will teach you the STEP process: sort, tag, eliminate, preserve to organize your photos, videos, negatives, slides, and more. Workshop is free, but you must reserve your space by emailing info@mccamera.com


Peter and Will Anderson Trio

Sunday, Feb. 5, 5 - 6:30 p.m. | Grace Church, 6507 Main St., The Plains

The Grace Church Concert Series will be hosting virtuoso jazzmen Peter and Will Anderson and special guest guitarist Adam Moezinia performing works from Irving Berlin, the iconic American master of ragtime, tin pan alley, and broadway. His memorable songbook includes “Blue Skies”, “There’s No Business Like Show Business”, “White Christmas”, “Always”, and “Puttin’ on the Ritz”. Information | Tickets

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