Arts and Crafts

KNITTING, READING PATTERNS AND CROCHET CLASSES, 18 and older, Ida Lee Park Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Dr., Leesburg. Call for dates and times. $45, per class. 703-777-1368.

INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOR, adults, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 5 and 12 or June 16 and 23, Rust Sanctuary, Audubon Naturalist Society, 802 Children's Center Rd., Leesburg. Register. $30, members; $42, nonmembers.

LOUDOUN SKETCH CLUB OUTDOOR SESSIONS, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays through September at various locations. Paint, draw or photograph. Call for information. 540-338-5803.

AMERICAN SEWING GUILD, 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. second Wednesdays, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Free. 703-444-1936. 10 a.m.-noon first Fridays, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Group will not meet June-August. 703-369-2856; Open to anyone with an interest in sewing.


MARKETING 101: LOW-COST MARKETING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Sponsored by Loudoun County Small Business Development Center. Register. Free. 703-430-7222.


KID'S FISHING DERBY, ages 6-16, 9 a.m.-noon June 5, Claude Moore Park's two fishing ponds, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Staff will be available to give fishing advice. Prizes. Register. Free. 703-444-1275.

STORYTIME IN SPANISH, ages 3-6, 2 p.m. June 5, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Free. 703-771-5624.

HELLO PONY, ages 2-6, 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 9, 11 or 14, Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St. Stonelea Farm will offer pony rides, pony grooming and a souvenir. An adult must accompany each child. Register. $25, per class. 540-687-6375.


LOUDOUN LITERACY COUNCIL FUNDRAISING EVENT, 7-10 p.m. June 4, Tarara Winery, Route 662, north of Leesburg. Wine-tasting, music, cave tours, silent auction. Reservations. $45, person; $75, couple. 703-777-2205.

LEESBURG CRUISE-IN, 6-10 p.m. June 5, downtown business section. Featuring more than 200 classic cars, street rods, muscle cars and custom cars. Music on the courthouse lawn. Sponsored by the Custom Cruisers of Northern Virginia and the Leesburg Downtown Business Association. $3, donation to benefit Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter. 703-779-4772.

MOTORCYCLE POKER RUN, June 5. 9 a.m. registration, Leesburg Police Department, 65 Plaza St.; 9:30 a.m. police motorcycle escort departs. Complimentary breakfast and lunch. Door prizes. Benefits the Virginia Special Olympics. Rain date is June 6. Call for cost. 703-771-4503.

HAMILTON DAY, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 5, Colonial Highway. 5K race, parade, games for children, firetruck rides, art and quilt show, literature and map sale, music, food. Free. 540-338-4361.

BETWEEN THE HILLS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION, membership breakfast, 8:30-11 a.m. June 5, Neersville Fire Station, Route 671. $20, breakfast and annual dues for a family; $5, breakfast only. 540-668-6896.

LAND TRUST OF VIRGINIA GARDEN PARTY FUNDRAISER, 4:30-8 p.m. June 6, Llangollen Estate, Upperville. Refreshments, music. RSVP by Tuesday. $35. 540-687-8441.

COMMUNITY CELEBRATION, retirement of Meadowland principal, Dennis Young, open house, 1-5 p.m. June 6, Meadowland Elementary School, 729 Sugarland Run Dr., Sterling. Come share a memory. Free. 703-421-9669.


SOCIAL/BALLROOM, "Latin Potpourri," Level 2, 7-8 p.m.; "triple swing," 8-9 p.m. Thursdays beginning today, Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. Registration. $30, four sessions. 703-406-7894.


LOUDOUN MUSEUM EXHIBIT, "Contemporary Expressions of Fiber Arts," 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday through June 30, Loudoun Museum, 16 Loudoun St. SW, Leesburg. Opening reception with members of the Waterford Weavers Guild, 6-9 p.m. June 4. Free. 703-777-7427 or

LOUDOUN HERITAGE FARM MUSEUM EXHIBIT, "Orchard Grass: The Big Story About a Small Seed," 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday June 4-October 4, Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum, Claude Moore Park, Heritage Farm Lane, Sterling. $5, adults; $4, seniors; $3, ages 2-12; free, 1 and younger. 703-421-5322.


STUDENT FILMS, 5 p.m. today, Tally Ho Theatre, West Market Street, Leesburg. Eleven films produced by Loudoun's high school students will debut. Films were submitted to the Travis Film Festival competition, an event hosted by the Loudoun Arts Council. $5. Awards ceremony, 6 p.m. tomorrow, the Holiday Inn at Carradoc Hall, East Market Street, Leesburg. $10. 703-777-7838.

FILM AND DISCUSSION, "Airpower and the Normandy Invasion," 2 p.m. June 6, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Meet Ralph Minker, pilot of 38 missions in his B-17G bomber. Harry Butowsky, professor of history, George Mason University and Research Historian, the National Park Service will lead the program. Free. 703-777-0368.


PURCELLVILLE GARDEN CLUB, today. Visit historic Dumbarton Oaks in Washington. Call for details. 540-338-0950.

HORTICULTURAL LECTURE, "Traditional Arrangements With Peonies," by Emma Kelly, 10 a.m. next Thursday, Oatlands, Route 15, six miles south of Leesburg. Register. $15; $10, Friends of Oatlands.

Lectures and Literature

LECTURE, "What Is So Special About Foxhounds and Hunting?" 6 p.m. tomorrow, National Sporting Library, 102 The Plains Rd., Middleburg. Daphne Wood, president of the Masters of Foxhounds Association. Register. Free. 540-687-6542, Ext. 15.

Memorial Day

ROUND HILL, 11 a.m. Saturday, Loudoun Street Park. Musical performances by Round Hill Elementary School students, wreath-laying. Free. 540-338-7878.

LEESBURG, 11 a.m. Monday, Loudoun County Courthouse grounds. If it rains, event will be held in the lower level, Ida Lee Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Dr., Leesburg. Retired Marine Corp Col. Gerald H. Turley is the speaker. Free. 703-737-7154.

STERLING, 11 a.m. Monday, Veteran's Memorial, Sterling Boulevard and Holly Avenue, Sterling. Retired Marine Corp First Lt. Gerald F. Merna is the speaker. Free. 703-478-0878.


HOMESCHOOL WORKSHOPS, 1-9 p.m. June 4, Believers Baptist Church-Leesburg Christian School, 21336 Evergreen Mills Rd., Leesburg. For home school families and those interested in learning more about home schooling. Free. 703-777-4220.

JOY OF JOURNALS WRITING CLASS, 18 and older, 10 a.m.-noon June 5, Ida Lee Park Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Dr., Leesburg. Learn writing tips and information about types of journals. Register. $14. 703-777-1368.

LEESBURG COMPOSITE SQUADRON OF CIVIL AIR PATROL, adult members at 7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, cadets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Leesburg National Guard Armory, 41905 Loudoun Center Pl. Anyone interested in aviation and search and rescue is welcome. Free. 703-464-7356 or

NOVA DAY, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun campus, 1000 Harry Byrd. Hwy., Sterling. Learn how to apply to college and select the right classes, information about testing, financial aid and registration. Optional testing at 4 p.m. Register. Free. 703-450-2571.


BLUEGRASS/FOLK JAM, 6:30-11 p.m. Friday, Round Hill Arts Center, Old Furniture Factory, 6 W. Loudoun St. Musicians, children and public encouraged to participate. Food and beverages available. Free. Donations appreciated. 540-338-5050 or

EVENING OF BLUES, 4 p.m. June 5, Penny Lane back yard, 109 S. King St., Leesburg. Cathy Ponton King, blues singer, songwriter and guitarist, Mike Lessin, Jim Robeson, Bill Starks and Bob Berberich. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Free. 703-771-1984.

WATERFORD FOUNDATION CONCERT SERIES, presenting winners of the Levine School of Music competitions in concert, 4 p.m. June 6, Waterford Old School, High and Fairfax Streets. Free guided walking tour of the historic village at 2 p.m. Meet at the Old School. Bring blankets, chairs and a picnic for after the concert. Adults: $20, in advance; $22, at the door; ages 18 and younger: $10, in advance; $12, at the door. 540-882-3018 or

MASTER SINGERS OF VIRGINIA AUDITIONS, 28 member choral ensemble directed by Reik Reid Jones. Performs three major concerts each season as well as programs throughout Northern Virginia and DC. Call by June 7 to schedule a time. 571-213-6306.


BLUE RIDGE CENTER BIOBLITZ, 3 p.m. June 4-3 p.m. June 5, Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship, 11661 Harpers Ferry Rd., Purcellville. Scientists and naturalists participate in a 24-hour biological survey of living things found on the 900 acres. Public is invited for the final tally and other activities, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 5. Free. 540-668-7640.

BUG BABIES FAMILY PROGRAM, 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Audubon Naturalist Society's Rust Nature Sanctuary, 802 Children's Center Rd. SW, Leesburg. Learn about life cycles and the ways bugs adapt to their environment. Members, $5, a child; nonmembers, $8. Registration. 703-669-0000.

AMATEUR NATURALIST SERIES, "Skulls, Bones and Other Animal Traces," teenagers and adults, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Audubon Naturalist Society's Rust Nature Sanctuary, 802 Children's Center Rd., Leesburg. Identify animal skulls and bones and learn about animal traces. Members, $10; nonmembers, $14. Registration. 703-669-0000.


LOUDOUN COUNTY SENIOR CITIZENS' DAY, "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," 55 and older, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. tomorrow, JR's Festival Lakes, Fort Evans Road, Leesburg. Barbecue lunch, photo with a Frederick Keys player, baseball bingo and dancing to the Twang Masters. Sponsored by Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging. Register. $6. 703-777-0257.

Sports and Recreation

NATIONAL TRAILS DAY, "Trails and Health -- A Natural Connection," all ages, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. June 5, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Explore some of the 11 miles of park's trails. Maps available. Free. 703-444-1275.

ROAD RUNNERS, 9 a.m. Saturday, meet at Loudoun County High School, 415 Dry Mill Rd., Leesburg; 8 a.m. Sunday, meet at Tuscarora Park near Cool Spring Elementary School, Leesburg. 703-779-0078 or

Yard Sales

And Flea Markets

MIDDLEBURG RUMMAGE SALE, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 5, Middleburg Fire Department, 910 W. Washington St. Benefits Middleburg Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Free. 540-687-6430.

STERLING FLEA MARKET AND BOOK SWAP, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 5, Sterling Community Center Annex, 1115 W. Church Rd. Free book swap, 10 a.m.-noon. 703-430-6673.

PHILOMONT YARD SALE, 8 a.m.-noon June 12, Roszell Chapel United Methodist Church, 37141 Snickersville Tpk. Free. 540-338-5862.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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