The horticulture department at all three FCPS high schools are gearing up for their annual spring plant sales; proceeds from the sales benefit the schools’ horticulture departments. The public is invited to attend the plant sales where vegetables, herbs, annuals, perennials, decorative planters and hanging baskets will be available for purchase.   Kettle Run High School  Kettle Run will hold its fifth annual spring plant sale in the school’s greenhouse over a two week period. Dates and hours are as follows:   Monday, April 22 through Thursday, April 25 from 2:45-7 p.m.  Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m.- noon  Monday, April 29 through Friday, May 3 from 2:45-7 p.m.  Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m.-noon  For more information on the Kettle Run High School spring plant sale contact Meaghan Brill at 422-7330 or mbrill@fcps1.org

Liberty High School  Liberty will hold its spring plant sale at the school’s horticultural complex on the following days:   Thursday, April 25 through Sunday, April 28 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily  “Things are growing right on schedule, and we are looking forward to a great sale,” said LHS teacher Pam Woodward.  In addition to the annuals, perennials and other items listed above, the LHS sale will include small trees and shrubs including azaleas, hydrangeas, hollies and blueberries. The sale will also feature items other than plants.  “We will also have a wonderful selection of garden art from student created decorative wreaths to items made from pallets and from herb gardens to home décor,” said horticulture teacher Kim Matthias. “Our students have worked very hard for this event.”  For more information on the Liberty High School spring plant sale please call 422-7360 and ask for the LHS agriculture/horticulture department.   Fauquier High School  Fauquier will hold its spring plant sale in the school’s greenhouse behind the annex on the following days:   Friday, May 3 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.  Saturday, May 4 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.  For more information on the Fauquier High School spring plant sale please call 428-2160 or email Susan Hilleary at shilleary@fcps1.org

Home & Garden Show

file0001923845021Saturday, April 27. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. 6209 Old Auburn Rd, Warrenton. The Home & Garden Show brings together the best of local businesses and artisans in an impressive tradeshow format. Shop for everything to make your house a home and your garden a paradise, while enjoying great local food and local entertainment. At the Fauquier Fairgrounds. See Fauquier Values on http://www.discoverypubs.com for discount coupon. | 540-349-8060 http://www.discoverypubs.com

Warrenton Middle School presents “Seussical Jr”

seuss244 Waterloo Street, Warrenton. Friday, April 26 · 7:00 pm  Saturday, April 27 · 7:00 pm. Just imagine a world where anything is possible: an elephant up in a tree, a person too tiny to see, a heroic child and dreams running wild! Come to a magical place where helping a friend, never giving up, and keeping a promise come alive in this witty, wild and wonderful tale that will delight the young and the young at heart. Warrenton Middle School students bring to life in this wonderful musical some of the most beloved Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, the Whos of Whoville, Sour Kangaroo, and the Cat in the Hat! | 540-422-7490 http://www.fcps1.org/education/school/school.php?sectionid=24

Adult Writing Group

Thursday, April 18. 2pm – 4pm. Warrenton Library, 11 Winchester Street; (540) 422-8500, ext. 6862. This is a group for adults who write and are looking to share their writing and get feedback from other writers; free, no registration required; sponsored by the Friends of the Fauquier Library.

Stoneridge Events Center Soft Opening

Wed. April 17. 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. 7373 Comfort Inn Drive, Warrenton. We welcome you to join us for a special soft opening for Stonridge Events Center! Admission is $25, which includes a raffle ticket for the GWCC’s 2013 Car Raffle (Toyota Scion FR-S), a glass of Narmada’s MOM wine (cash bar for additional wine, provided by Narmada Winery), hor d’oeuvors provided by Savory Fare Catering and live music by Ross D’Urso of The Electeds! Guests are warmly welcomed. | 540-229-8915 | mflores@warrentonchamber.org http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=5ufdjddab&oeidk=a07e7bjgxjt53a0cb27