Oatlands Plantation Hosts Garden Festival, Workshops

The Oatlands Plantation Garden Fair, one of the plantation's largest annual events, begins tomorrow and runs through Sunday.

Activities are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Admission tomorrow and Saturday is limited to ticket-holders; tickets for Sunday can be purchased at the gate for $5 for adults and $3 for children 7 to 12. Children 6 and younger get in free.

Sunday, which is "Family Day," includes a flower-arranging workshop for children, clowns, woodcarvers, doll houses on display, garden supply vendors, a croquet exhibition and refreshments.

Admission includes parking and tours of the mansion and four-acre garden.

Call 777-3174. Fall Children's Book Club

The Fall Book Club for children in grades one to five will begin next week at Sterling Public Library.

The seven-week program is free and includes stories, book reviews, movies, crafts and games. To register, call 430-9500. Seneca Ridge Recycling Center

The Seneca Ridge Recycling Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Seneca Ridge Middle School.

Bring aluminum, tin cans, plastics, cardboard and clear, brown and green glass. Take newspapers to Park View High School.

Call 450-0639. Harlem Globetrotter to Speak, Perform

Douglas Community Center will sponsor a performance and talk by Spencer "Spinny" Johnson of the Harlem Globetrotters at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The program combines a display of basketball skills with Johnson's message of the importance of hard work, respect and staying free of drugs and alcohol.

Advance tickets are $1.50 for adults and 75 cents for children.

At the door, the price is $2 for adults and $1 for children.

Call 777-5913. Cat Show, Kitten Sale Scheduled

The Hunt Country Cat Club will sponsor its annual cat show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Simpson Middle School in Leesburg.

Breeders will display Abyssinians, Maine Coons, Tonkinese, Persians, Siamese and other breeds and will offer kittens for sale.

Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for senior citizens and children younger than 12. All proceeds benefit feline research. Call 430-9292. Round Hill Fire Department Auction

The Round Hill Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor an auction at 10 a.m. Saturday on High Street, next to the fire department. The sale is cash only.

Proceeds will be used for the department's operation. Call 338-7982. Hillsboro Potluck Dinner, Talk Set

The Loudoun County Department of Parks and Recreation and the Hillsboro Community Association will sponsor a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Hillsboro Old Stone School. Participants are asked to bring a dish.

Dinner will be followed by folk songs and a talk by local author Byron Farwell, who will discuss his book "Balls Bluff: A Small Battle and Its Long Shadow."

Admission is free. Ideas for future programs in Hillsboro will be discussed. Call 668-6779.