Lucketts Fair Set
Attention bluegrass fans: The 17th annual Lucketts Fair takes place this weekend from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Besides continuous live bluegrass music, the fair offers children's entertainment, antiques, artisans, a farmyard zoo, pony rides and lots of food, including hand-churned ice cream. The fair will be held at the Lucketts Community Center, eight miles north of Leesburg on Route 15. Admission is $2, and children younger than 6 get in free. Call 777-8881.
Wining in Middleburg
For those who prefer a jazz band and a good glass of wine to bluegrass and ice cream, Virginia's oldest wine festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Swedenburg Winery in Middleburg. More than 20 wineries will offer their wines for tasting and sale to guests age 21 and older. "Dixieland by Southern Comfort," a regional jazz band, will play throughout the day. Admission is $10. Swedenburg Winery is on Route 50, a mile east of Middleburg's town limits. Call 687-5219.
Busy Week at the Park
This week at Sky Meadows State Park: A demonstration of caning and split-bottom chair weaving from 9:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; story-telling from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, and a five-mile hike from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. All events are free, but a $1.50 parking fee is charged on weekends. Call (703) 592-3556.
The Elizabeth Foster Fund for Animals will sponsor a rabies clinic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Loudoun County Animal Shelter at Routes 9 and 704. The cost is $4 per vaccination. Dogs must be on a leash, and cats in a box or cage. Animals must be at least three months old. License tags for dogs also will be on sale. Call 882-3211.
The Loudoun County Parks and Recreation Junior Invitational Golf Tournament will take place Aug. 31 at Goose Creek Golf Course in Leesburg. The deadline for entry is tomorrow. The tournament will begin at 10 a.m. and is open to boys and girls age 11 to 17. The fee per golfer is $20. Entry forms are available at Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. Call 777-5913 or 729-2500.
The Leesburg office of the Virginia Department of Transportation will sponsor its third annual Truck Rodeo at 9 a.m. tomorrow at Fireman's Field in Purcellville. Drivers will compete by steering a five-ton dump truck fitted with a snow plow blade through a course designed to simulate an icy, snow-covered Loudoun road. Admission is free.
Cajun Dance Band
File', a Cajun dance band, will perform this weekend at the Sunday Courthouse Concert. The show begins at 7 p.m. on the courthouse lawn in Leesburg and is sponsored by the Bluemont Concert Series. Call 777-6306.
Tickets for Homes Tour
Tickets for the 1990 Waterford "Homes Tour and Crafts Exhibit" are on sale this week through Oct. 4. The fair is scheduled for Oct. 5 to Oct. 7. Tickets are available in locations in Loudoun and Fairfax counties and the city of Alexandria, and through Ticketron outlets in the Washington, Richmond and Baltimore areas. Advance tickets are $8 per person per day. Children age 12 and younger get in free. Tickets at the gate are $10. Call 882-3018 or 478-8454.
Trip to Outlet Center
The Loudoun Valley Community Center will sponsor a shopping trip Saturday to the Blue Ridge Outlet Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.. The bus leaves from Douglass Community Center in Leesburg at 8:45 a.m. and stops at the Loudoun Valley Community Center in Purcellville at 9:15 a.m. The fare is $3.50. Call 338-4122.
Artists' Studio Tour
The Loudoun Arts Council is still accepting applications from artists who wish to open their studios for its third annual studio tour. The tour will take place in the first week of November and will feature artists living in eastern Loudoun and Middleburg. Artists who wish to participate should write to 1990 LAC Studio Tour, Loudoun Arts Council, 16 Loudoun St. S.W., Leesburg, Va., 22075. Or call 478-1954. The deadline is Aug. 31.
Sale Items Sought
The Ladies Board of the Loudoun Hospital Center is seeking items for its 1990 rummage sale, scheduled for Sept. 21 and 22 at the 4-H Fairgrounds near Leesburg. Call Janice Webb at 777-3116 or Meg Nichols at 338-7027.
Speech, Hearing Problems
The Blue Ridge Speech & Hearing Center will sponsor a seminar Tuesday for day-care providers and preschool teachers on how to recognize potential speech and hearing problems in children. The seminar will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Loudoun County Health Department. Bring your own lunch; a beverage will be provided. Call 777-5050.