Arts and Crafts

ALDIE MILL ART SHOW AND SALE, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in June, Aldie Mill, Route 50. Juried art work, demonstrations. Free. 703-327-9777.

CHILDREN'S NEEDLEWORK CAMP, ages 8-18, 9 a.m.-noon June 21-25, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 605 W. Market St., Leesburg. Sponsored by the Loudoun Museum to benefit educational programs at the museum. $40. Register. 703-777-7427.


"START YOUR BUSINESS," 6-8:30 p.m. June 24, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Beth Hain, small business specialist, and Terry Corle, a marketing and insurance specialist. Sponsored by Loudoun County Small Business Development Center. Free. Register. 703-430-7222.

"MAGNETIZE YOUR WEBSITE: HOW TO ATTRACT THE RIGHT TRAFFIC TO YOUR WEBSITE," 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Sally and Ray Strackbein from Connection Experts, LLC. Sponsored by Loudoun County Small Business Development Center. Free. Register. 703-430-7222.


HELLO PONY, ages 2-6, 10-11 a.m. tomorrow or Monday, 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.


ICE CREAM SOCIAL, 6-7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Sterling Community Center Annex, 1115 W. Church Rd. Ice cream and all the fixings. Register. $5, family. 703-430-6673.

SPAGHETTI DINNER, 4:30-6:30 p.m. tomorrow, Loudoun Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Salad, spaghetti, garlic bread, beverage and dessert. Open to the public. $6. 703-430-2397.

WEDDING TEA AND VINTAGE BRIDAL FASHION SHOW, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 605 W. Market St., Leesburg. Reservations. $15, adults; $12, seniors; $7, ages 11-15. 703-771-4887.

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Christ Church, 14861 New Valley Church Rd., Leesburg. Ice cream, shortcakes, strawberries. Cost varies. 703-771-2196.

LAUGHS FESTIVAL, "Loudoun's Annual Unforgettable Gigantic Hilarious Storyfest," 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. June 19 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 20, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Tellers perform under three tents with a designated "family tent" where storytellers will share stories for all ages. Old-fashioned games, food and music. Bring Dad on Sunday and receive a free LAUGHS baseball cap as a Father's Day gift. Cost varies. Call for information. 540-338-7973.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, 8 a.m.-noon Sunday, Founders Hall beside Ashburn Volunteer Fire Department, 20688 Ashburn Rd. Pancakes, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, biscuits, gravy, juices, coffee. $5, ages 60 and older; $6, ages 9-59; $3, ages 3-8; free, 2 and younger. 703-729-2103.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Patrick Henry College, off Route 287, Purcellville. The Ruybalid family invites the community to an old-fashioned ice cream social in celebration of their 10 years in Lincoln-Purcellville, thanksgiving for friendships and bidding farewell as they move to the Midwest. Bluegrass music by All4Him. Free. 540-338-5349.

PARKING STUDY AND DRAFT IMPLEMENTATION PLAN, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Leesburg Town Hall Council Chambers, 25 W. Market St. Public comments welcome. 703-771-2734 or


SWING DANCE, all ages, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Lovettsville Community Center, 57 E. Broad Way. Free lessons at 7 p.m. Refreshments and baby-sitting available for a nominal fee. $15, couple; $8, person. 540-822-5284.


"EN ENSEMBLE," exhibition of classical French Impressionist oil painting, watercolors, drawings and works on paper, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Saturday-June 27, Byrne Gallery, 7 W. Washington St., Middleburg. Reception, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. June 19. Free. 540-687-6986.

" Festivals

POTOMAC CELTIC FESTIVAL, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Morven Park Equestrian Center, Tutt Lane, off Route 15 north of Leesburg. Crafts, food, gatherings of clans and societies, living history displays, story telling, children's activities, pipe bands and athletics. At the gate: $15, adults; $7, ages 6-12; $42, family with two adults and up to four children. Rock concert 8:30-11 p.m. Saturday featuring the Prodigals. $10. 703-938-9779 or


HEALING AND THE MIND, film and discussion series created by Bill Moyers and moderated by John Grauerholz, M.D., F.C.A.P., 2 p.m. Sunday, June 20 and 27 and July 11 and 18, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-8655.


HORTICULTURAL LECTURE, "Creative Container Plantings" by Jackie Ellis, 10 a.m. today; Floral Design With Flowers, Fruits and Vegetables" by Linda Weiner, 10 a.m. June 24, Oatlands, Route 15, six miles south of Leesburg. Register. $15; $10, Friends of Oatlands. 703-777-3174.

PURCELLVILLE GARDEN CLUB POT LUCK PICNIC, 11:30 a.m. June 25. Call for information. 540-338-0950.

GARDEN PARTY, 10 a.m.-noon June 19, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, Ida Lee Park, 60 Ida Lee Dr., Leesburg. Guided tours and speakers. Free. 703-771-5150.


"STOKIN' THE FIRE WITHIN," live musical journey celebrating African American history performed by Gullah Kinfolk, 8 p.m. June 26, Purcellville Skating Rink, 250 S. Nursery Ave. Sponsored by the Lincoln Preservation Foundation to benefit restoration of the 1885 Grace Methodist Episcopal Church building, former home of one of Loudoun's first legal African American congregations. $25; $20, seniors and groups of 10 or more; free, ages 5 and younger on lap of adult. 540-338-6033.

Lectures and Literature

LIVE AT THE LIBRARY, ages 13-adult, "Hole in My Life" with author Jack Gantos, 7 p.m. today, June 10 Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. Free. 703-737-8100.

JOHN H. GLENN LECTURE, 8 p.m. today, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy., Chantilly. Glenn will share recollections of the early years of manned spaceflight and his return to space in 1998. Free. Tickets are required and can be obtained at the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater box office and by calling 800-529-2440 or visiting

BOOK DISCUSSION, author Walter Boyne, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Final Draft Books, 192 N. 21st St., Suite 200, Purcellville. Free. 540-338-8238.

READING AND BOOK SIGNING, "Sheets for Men Only," an international anthology of poetry and prose from 25 men from 12 countries, 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Old Purcellville Train Station, 21st Street. Editor-author L. Claire Kincannon. Local poets include Henry Taylor and Steven Scafidi. Free. 540-338-4658.

OATLANDS BICENTENNIAL LECTURE SERIES, "David E. Finley, Statesman of the Arts," with speaker David A. Doheny, 7:30-9 p.m. June 23, Oatlands Carriage House, Route 15, six miles south of Leesburg. Free. 703-777-3174.

COLLECTIBLE BOOKS FOR SALE, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St. Includes Little Golden books, autographed, first edition, out of print, vintage and gift quality books. Cost varies. 703-430-9500.


END OF SCHOOL POOL PARTY, ages 13-18, 8-11 p.m. tomorrow, Sterling Park Golf, Swim and Tennis Club, 333 S. Sterling Blvd. Swim, listen to DJ Sky and dance. Sponsored by the Sterling Community Center. Register. $4. 703-430-9480.

WEATHER SPOTTER TRAINING CLASS, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, John Patton Sr. Hall, 46700 Middlefield Dr., Sterling. Sponsored by Loudoun County Office of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service. Learn about weather phenomena in our area and how to recognize conditions that contribute to the development of severe weather. Free. Space is limited. 703-777-0333.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 19, Broad Run High School, 21670 Ashburn Rd. Free. 703-777-0187 or


BATTLE OF THE BANDS, ages 13 and older, 6:30-10:30 p.m. tomorrow, Round Hill Center, 20 High St. Sponsored by the Philomont Community Center. Registration required for bands. Refreshments. $6. 540-338-5882.


INTRODUCTION TO NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, teens-adults with basic knowledge and camera with changeable lenses, 7:30-9:30 p.m. today, and 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Rust Sanctuary, Audubon Naturalist Society, 802 Children's Center Rd., Leesburg. Lecture and outdoor field session. $22, members; $31, nonmembers. Register. 703-669-0000.

BIRDING BANSHEE, 8 a.m. Saturday, Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, 21085 The Woods Rd., Leesburg. Bring binoculars. Free. 540-554-2542.


BEACH PARTY-DANCE, 2-4:30 p.m. next Thursday, Loudoun Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Dance to surfing music and enjoy beach games and activities. Transportation provided. $4. 703-430-2397. SENIOR SUPPER CLUB, ages 55 and older, 5-7 p.m. next Thursday, Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. Food and musical entertainment in an old school atmosphere. $2, advance; $4, at the door. Call for pick-up locations. 703-771-5281.

Sports and Recreation

ROAD RUNNERS, 9 a.m. Saturday, meet at Partlow's Store, Ashburn Road; 8 a.m. Sunday, meet at Hamilton playground, off East Colonial Highway. 703-779-0078 or

LOUDOUN WALKING AND VOLKSSPORT CLUB, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. 703-737-2175.


ATLANTIC CITY, Aug. 7. Departs, 7 a.m. from the Leesburg old Kmart parking lot, East Market St., return, 11 p.m. Bring the family and spend a day at the beach or enjoy the casinos. $42, transportation only. Space is limited. Register. 703-771-5913.

Yard Sales And Flea Markets

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

LEESBURG INDOOR YARD SALE, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 19, Heritage Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 122 Morven Park Rd. NW, Leesburg. Benefits resident activity fund. Free. 703-777-8700.

STERLING YARD SALE, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. June 19, Briar Patch Park, 1500 N. Sterling Blvd. Sponsored by Sterling Community Center Advisory Board to benefit upkeep and improvements at the park. Rain date, June 26. Free. 703-715-6220.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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