POLO IN THE PLAINS

Friday Twilight Polo, a tradition at Great Meadow, is played in an open-air stadium and is faster than the traditional grass version of the game. Spectators enjoy a show of competitive horses and riders as well as themed games with halftime entertainment. Food and wine are available, and picnics are always welcome. Gates open 7:30 p.m.; games are held 7-11 p.m. Fridays, through Sept. 10. Great Meadow Events Center, 5089 Old Tavern Rd., The Plains. $30 a car or $15 a person. 540-253-5156.

"STOKIN' THE FIRE WITHIN"

The Lincoln Preservation Foundation presents the foot-stomping, hand-clapping Gullah Kinfolk group in a musical stage spectacular at 8 p.m. Saturday to raise funds for the restoration of the 1885 Grace Methodist Episcopal Church, former home of one of Loudoun's first legal African American congregations. The Gullah people are direct descendants of the first slaves who arrived from Africa through South Carolina and the Georgia Sea Islands, and much of their culture has survived because of their geographic isolation. Purcellville Skating Rink, 250 S. Nursery Ave. $25; $20, seniors and groups of 10 or more; free, ages 5 and younger on lap of an adult. 540-338-6033.

Fast-paced stadium polo is played throughout the summer at Great Meadow.