BEST BETS

BEST BETS

At the Northern Virginia Star party at C.M. Crockett Park in Midland in the fall, Cathy Mansperger, Maggie Bunge and Johny Bunge watch the International Space Station pass. Stargazers are invited to another such event Saturday at the park, hosted by the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club.
At the Northern Virginia Star party at C.M. Crockett Park in Midland in the fall, Cathy Mansperger, Maggie Bunge and Johny Bunge watch the International Space Station pass. Stargazers are invited to another such event Saturday at the park, hosted by the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club. (By Robert Bunge)
Thursday, January 22, 2009

An Evening With the Stars

Winter skies provide some of the best opportunities for stargazing, and the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club is having a sky-viewing session from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at C.M. Crockett Park, 10066 Rogues Rd. in Midland. The club will furnish telescopes. The event is free for Fauquier County residents, and nonresidents will be charged $6 per vehicle. People 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Call 540-788-4867 for information.

Feasting on Piano Music

Music students and teachers will perform duets and trios on six grand pianos in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Heritage High School in Leesburg. The program spans myriad musical genres: classical, spiritual, jazz, rock and patriotic. The piano ensemble festival is sponsored by the Fairfax-Loudoun Music Fellowship and is free, although donations will be accepted. Call 540-882-4071.

Chamber Concert in Purcellville

The Hamilton Trio will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Franklin Park Arts Center in Purcellville, Loudoun County's newest performing arts venue. The trio, founded in 1986, was a nominee for the Governor's Excellence in the Arts Awards in 2000. Tickets are $12, $10 for seniors and students. Call 540-338-7973.


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