Family Day: Barbecue, Bluegrass and Fun
Enjoy an afternoon with family, friends and neighbors at the second annual Family Day at the Library, Sunday, July 8 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Bealeton branch library. The afternoon will include all the hallmarks of summer – barbecue, music, lawn games – even a sidewalk book sale. The entire community is invited.
Barbecue lunches will be sold by the Bealeton-Remington Ruritan Club; lunch reservations are encouraged but not required. Call 540-422-8500 ext., 3 to reserve yours. Each lunch includes pulled pork with a roll, baked beans, cole slaw and chips for $10 (sale proceeds benefit Bealeton-Remington Ruritan Club). Bring a blanket or lawn chair and sit back to enjoy the sound of local country/folk trio, The Virginia Bluebelles, as they perform traditional and familiar tunes. Stroll around the library grounds, try your hand at a few lawn games and stop by the sidewalk book sale to take home a few reasonably-priced reading treasures.
Family Day at the Library is part of the Sunday with the Library series – monthly programs for adults and families sponsored by Fauquier County Public Library and Friends of the Fauquier Library. Mark your calendar for our August program – Tin Pan Alley Cats, a Vintage Concert, Sunday, August 12 at the John Barton Payne Bldg, 2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton.
Here are a few resources to help throw your own backyard bash – from lawn games to barbecue – compiled by Bealeton library staff. For other suggestions, stop by the reference desk at your local library.
The 175 Best Camp Games by Kathleen, Laura and Mary Fraser
365 Activities for Fitness, Food and Fun for the Whole Family by Julia E. Sweet
Barbecue Bible: Sauces, Rubs and Marinades, Bastes, Butters, and Glazes by Steven Raichlen
Fun on the Run: 324 Instant Family Activities by Cynthia L. Copeland
Highway of Broken Dreams by Chesham Creek
The Kids’ Summer Fun Book: Great Games, Activities and Adventures for the Entire Family by Claire Gillman and Sam Martin
Low and Slow: Master the Art of Barbecue in 5 Easy Lessons by Gary Wiviott and Colleen Rush
Low and Slow 2: The Art of Barbecue, Smoke-Roasting and Basic Curing by Gary Wiviott and Colleen Rush
Master of the Grill by America’s Test Kitchen
Mountain Legacy by Chesham Creek
Sidewalk Games by Glen Vecchione
Tag, Toss and Run: 40 Classic Yard Games by Paul Tukey and Victoria Rowell
Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun by Joshua Glenn and Elizabeth Foy Larsen
Virginia Barbecue: A History by Joseph R. Haynes
Wicked Good Barbecue by Andy Husbands and Chris Hart with Andrea Pyenson
The Wrecking Yard of Games and Activities by Alanna Jones