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.

RIBBED HERB PLATE BASKET WORKSHOP, ages 18-adult, 9:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. June 26, Sterling Community Center Annex, 1115 W. Church Rd. Deborah Wells, instructor. Bring a large bucket, towel, awl or ice pick, utility scissors, a tape measure and spring-type clothespins. Register. $28, residents; $42, nonresidents. $15, supply fee. 703-430-6673.

CHILDREN'S NEEDLEWORK CAMP, ages 8-18, 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday, 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.

LOUDOUN KNITTERS, 6:30-9 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. New members welcome. Free. 703-771-1383.

EMBROIDERERS' GUILD OF AMERICA, 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. fourth Wednesdays, Trinity Presbyterian Church at Dranesville Road and Park Avenue, Herndon. Oatlands chapter serving Loudoun, Fairfax counties. 703-858-1490.


TWISTIN' BY THE POOL, all ages, 6-8 p.m. June 25, Franklin Park pool, 17501 Franklin Park Dr., Purcellville. DJ Steve, games, swim, play and dance. $2.50; $1.50, ages 2 and younger. 540-338-7973.

MUMMIES, HIEROGLYPHS AND PYRAMIDS -- OH, MY!, ages 6-10, 2 p.m. June 25, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. Games and activities linked to ancient Egypt. Free. Tickets are required and can be picked up 30 minutes before the program. 703-737-8100.

PARENTS' NIGHT OUT, ages 3-11, 6-11 p.m. June 25, Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. Food, games, movies and crafts. Children must be potty-trained. Register. No drop-ins. $25; $15, additional child in family. 703-771-5281.

PARENTS' NIGHT OUT, ages 3-10, 5-9 p.m. June 25, Sterling Community Center, 1115 W. Church Rd. Pizza party, games, crafts and movie. Register. $16; $8, additional child in family. 703-430-6673.

BREAKFAST WITH UNCLE SAM, ages 2 and older, 9-11 a.m. June 26, Bluemont Community Center, 33846 Snickersville Tpk. Continental breakfast, crafts and photos. Bring a camera. $6; free, 2 and younger. 540-554-8643.

FRENCH FUN FOR BEGINNERS, ages 6 and older, 7-8 p.m. Tuesday through July 13, Sterling Community Center Annex, 1115 W. Church Rd. Games, crafts and music. Kathy Hutson, instructor. Register. $28; $2, supply fee. 703-430-6673.

SUSAN WALL'S CAROUSEL PUPPETS, "Little Red Riding Hood," ages 3 and older, 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 23 Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. Free. Tickets are required and can be picked up 30 minutes before the program. 703-737-8100.

MOM AND ME OPEN GYM, ages 6 months-3 years, 10-11:15 a.m. ongoing Wednesdays, Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St. Play and meet new friends. Free. 540-687-6375.


COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FOR PREVENTION EDUCATION (COPE), 7 p.m. today, Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St. Western Loudoun community people are welcome to attend. Free. 703-771-6428.

SUMMER GARDEN GALA, 7-11 p.m. June 25, Lansdowne on the Potomac, Potomac Club, 43459 Riverpoint Dr., Leesburg. Food and beverage tastings by local restaurant, catering representatives and wineries, silent auction and music. Benefits Loudoun Interfaith Relief. Garden party attire, sport coat required. $75. 703-723-8901 or


SOCIAL/BALLROOM, "Big Band Era," level one, 7-8 p.m.; "triple swing," 8-9 p.m. beginning next Thursday, Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. Registration. $30, four sessions. 703-406-7894.

BREAKDANCE, all ages, 6-11 p.m. June 25, Sterling Community Center Annex, 1115 W. Church Rd. DJ, breakdance circles and open mike. $5. 703-430-9480.

OLD-TIME COUNTRY, 8 p.m., beginner workshop at 7:30p.m. Saturday, Purcellville Skating Rink, 250 Nursery Ave. Bluemont. Old-time country dance featuring music by Swallowtail Band from New Hampshire. Friendly atmosphere for new and experienced dancers. Families and singles; homemade potluck refreshments encouraged. $7; $5, Bluemont friends, students and seniors. 703-777-6306 or


"EN ENSEMBLE," exhibition of classical French impressionist oil painting, watercolors, drawings and others, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, Saturday-June 27, Byrne Gallery, 7 W. Washington St., Middleburg. Reception, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday. Free. 540-687-6986.


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


HORTICULTURAL LECTURE, "Floral Design With Flowers, Fruits and Vegetables" by Linda Weiner, 10 a.m. next Thursday, Oatlands, Route 15. Register. $15; $10, Friends of Oatlands. 703-777-3174.

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


And Literature

BOOK SIGNING, "Morning Glory," with author Katy Pistole, 2-4 p.m. June 26, Family Christian Store, 45591 Dulles Eastern Plaza, Suite 120, Sterling. Free. 703-430-7668.

ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM, "Reading: It's Still Magic," ages 18 and older, June 21-Aug. 13, all Loudoun County Public Library branches. Sign up. Prize drawings and book discussions. Free. Call your local library.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM, "Once Upon a Time -- And Ever After," June 21-Aug. 13, all Loudoun County Public Library branches. Read or Read to Me Program, ages birth through 11 years; Teen Summer Read, ages 12-18. Free. Call your local library.

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


AMATEUR RADIO, 8:30 a.m. third Saturdays, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 607 W. Market St., Leesburg. 540-338-2584 or

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


ONCE UPON A MOVIE, all ages, 2 p.m. Tuesday and June 29, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. Bring your own blanket, pillow and popcorn. Free. Call for titles. 703-737-8100.


BUTTERFLIES AND DRAGONFLIES AT BANSHEE, 10 a.m. Saturday, Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, 21085 The Woods Rd., Leesburg. Bring binoculars. Free. 540-554-2542.

SUNDAY IN THE PRESERVE, 2 p.m. Sunday, Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, 21085 The Woods Rd., Leesburg. Family walk searching for the natural wonders that make this such a special place. Free. 703-779-2077.


BEACH PARTY-DANCE, 2-4:30 p.m. today, 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. today, Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. Food and musical entertainment in an old-school atmosphere. $2, advance; $4, at the door. Call for pickup locations. 703-771-5281.

Sports and Recreation

ROAD RUNNERS, 9 a.m. Saturday, meet at Burr Ridge, Waterford. Call for directions; 8 a.m. Sunday, meet at Starbucks, 531 E. Market St., Leesburg. 703-779-0078 or

GOLF TOURNAMENT, 1 p.m. registration June 27, South Riding Golf Course. Broad Run High School girls' basketball program benefit to raise money to help defer cost for a tournament in Orlando. $100, includes green fees, cart, hot lunch buffet, beverages, awards, prizes and contests. Call for information and directions. 703-858-1113.

CHEER CAMP, ages 6-12, 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Sterling Community Center Annex, 1115 W. Church Rd. Learn chants, cheers, basic stunts, safety spotting and performance skills. Bring water and a snack. Register. $75. 703-430-6673.

LOUDOUN COUNTY MEMORY WALK TEAM CAPTAIN KICK-OFF, 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. June 29, River Creek Country Club, 43800 Olympic Blvd., Leesburg. Food, raffle prizes and registration for walk. 703-359-4440, Ext. 116.


BALTIMORE INNER HARBOR, June 30. Depart, 8 a.m., Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St., return 7 p.m. Spend the day visiting the Baltimore Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center or seeing an IMAX movie and shopping. Register. $20, transportation. 540-687-6375.


SHAKESPEARE'S TWELFTH NIGHT AUDITIONS, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 26 and 28, Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Round Hill Center, 20 High St. Prepare a 16-line speech from the play and bring a headshot and resume. Production is Aug. 25-29. 540-338-7973.

Yard Sales

And Flea Markets

LEESBURG INDOOR YARD SALE, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 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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