LUCKETTS BLUEGRASS -- 7 p.m. Saturday. Five of a Kind and Charlie Waller & the Country Gentlemen. Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. $10. 703-771-5281.

COFFEEHOUSE -- 10-11 a.m. Mondays. Live acoustic music. Loudoun Valley Community Center, 320 W. School St., Purcellville. $5. 540-338-7973.

LOUDOUN BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATION JAM SESSION -- 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. For all bluegrass, country and acoustic musicians. Professionals, amateurs and spectators welcome. Morningside House Retirement Community, 316 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. Free. 703-779-7941.


OLD-TIME COUNTRY DANCE-7:30 p.m. beginner workshop; 8 p.m. dance, third Saturdays through May. Old-time country dance bands provide music; you provide potluck refreshments at intermission. Old Bluemont School, Route 734, Bluemont. $7; Bluemont Friends, students and seniors, $5. 703-777-6306.


"DISCOVER LOUDOUN'S YOUNG ARTISTS" -- 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, Tuesday through April 14; reception, 6-8 p.m. Feb. 26. Two-dimensional and mixed media works by Loudoun County Public Schools students are shown. Reception reservations required by Feb. 21. The George Washington University, Virginia Campus Gallery, 20101 Academic Way, Ashburn. Free. 703-726-8300 or

EURE AND PFOHL -- library hours, through February. Photographs by Steve Eure and Lisa Pfohl in the Art in the Library program. See Eure's photos at Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling, and Pfohl's at Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Free. 703-444-3228 or 703-777-0323.

BLUE RIDGE WINDOWS -- daily, through April 4. Local artist Mary Brownstein offers insight into creating large sculptures by displaying them alongside their smaller prototypes. In "Little Bronzes, Big Cements," see bronze sculpture prototypes cast from wax models and large outdoor versions made from cement. Blue Ridge Windows display, Imaging Acceptance Corporation, 100 Main St., Warrenton. Free.

MAGGIE SINER -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays or by appointment, through March 1. Recent works. Gallery 222, 222 S. King St., Leesburg. Free. 703-777-5498.

WALL OF MIRRORS -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, through March 2. One-of-a-kind mirrors created by contemporary furniture designers Rick and Laura Sherman. Rendezvous Gallery, 5 Loudoun St. SE, Leesburg. Free. 703-669-9620 or

AMY KAHN RUSSELL -- 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Russell's silver jewelry incorporates natural minerals, pearls, fossils and semi-precious stones. Rendezvous Gallery, 5 Loudoun St. SE, Leesburg. Free. 703-669-9620 or

PICTURE LOUDOUN -- 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, through February; meet the artists 2-4 p.m. tomorrow. Exhibit by Harold and Edith Symes, county residents for the past few years. The 16 paintings on view are oils and watercolors painted since the couple moved here. They are graduates of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and have taught art at public school and university levels. They work out of their studio in Cascades and paint landscapes with other members of Loudoun Sketch Club each summer. Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. Free. 703-777-0251.

MELLON'S SPORTING ART -- 1-4 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, through March. Sixteen works by seven sporting artists featured in "Sojourn at Home: Sporting Paintings from the Paul Mellon Bequest to the Yale Center for British Art." National Sporting Library, 102 The Plains Rd., Middleburg. Free. 540-687-6542 or

For Children

YOUTH ART SHOW -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today-tomorrow. All types of art, preschool through high school. Round Hill Center, 20 High St. Free. 540-338-7973.

Lectures and Literature

STEEPLECHASING LECTURE -- 3 p.m. Sunday. Margaret Worrall on "The History of the Maryland Hunt Cup." National Sporting Library, 102 The Plains Rd., Middleburg. Free. 540-687-6542 or

OATLANDS LECTURE SERIES -- 7 p.m. Wednesday. The historical series continues with a slide presentation, "Women in the Gardens of Loudoun," by Vicky Czaplewski. Oatlands, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. $5. 703-777-3174 or

WASHINGTON AND JEFFERSON -- 3-5:30 p.m. next Thursday. Historians from Mount Vernon and Monticello present Washington's and Jefferson's visions of development in honor of Presidents' Day. The George Washington University, 20101 Academic Way, Ashburn. $10. 703-777-7427 or

RITA MAE BROWN -- 7 p.m. next Thursday. The bestselling author will lectures and signs copies of her newest book, "Hotspur." Reservations suggested. National Sporting Library, 102 The Plains Rd., Middleburg. Free. 540-687-6542 or


AN EVENING OF SCENES -- 7 p.m. Saturday. Adult student actors present a casual evening of performances. The Hill Playhouse, the Hill School, 130 S. Madison St., Middleburg. Free. 540-687-3761.

"DIAL 'M' FOR MURDER" -- 8 p.m. tomorrow-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. A financially dependent husband sets out to murder his heiress wife in this Fauquier Community Theatre production of the Frederick Knott drama. The Theatre at Vint Hill, 4225 Aiken Dr., Vint Hill Farms Station, Warrenton. $12; students and seniors, $10. 540-349-8760 or


SULLY PROGRAMS -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily except Tuesdays, house tours on the hour; 2 p.m. daily except Tuesdays, guided tours past slave quarters and outbuildings. Sully Historic Site, 3601 Sully Rd., Chantilly. $5; students, $4; seniors and children, $3. 703-437-1794.

Plan Ahead

THOMAS JEFFERSON TOURS -- 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Feb. 22-23. Walking tours focus on Jefferson's influence on Loudoun County citizens from 1743-1826. Reservations recommended. Loudoun Museum, 16 Loudoun St. SW, Leesburg. $5; museum members, $2.50. 703-777-7427 or

"ARSENIC AND OLD LACE" -- 3 and 7 p.m. Feb. 23. Tally Ho Radio Show performs live on WAGE-AM 1200. Tally Ho Theatre, 19 W. Market St., Leesburg. $10; seniors and children, $8. 703-669-8444 or

OATLANDS BRIDAL SHOW -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 22. Expo event featuring 150 vendors under heated tents. Fashion shows at noon and 2 p.m. Oatlands, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. $10. 703-777-3174.

WEDDING ENGAGEMENT -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 23. Bridal fair showcases regional vendors for wedding needs. Dulles Town Center, Routes 7 and 28, Dulles area. Free. 703-404-7120 or

CHOCOLATES GALORE AND MORE -- 8 p.m. Feb. 28. Sample desserts and hors d'oeuvres by local chefs and dance to Nightmusic at YMCA Loudoun County fundraising event. Lansdowne Resort, 44050 Woodridge Pkwy., Leesburg. In advance, $30; at the door, $40. 703-777-9622.

-- Compiled by Carrie Donovan

The Loudoun Extra entertainment calendar lists events as space permits. Mail announcements and photos -- noting date, time, address, cost and phone number -- to Carrie Donovan, Loudoun Extra, The Washington Post, Suite 100-A, 305 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg, Va. 20175. You may also e-mail announcements to or fax them to 202-334-5417. Deadline is 14 days before publication.