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. Saturday, Sterling Community Center Annex, 1115 W. Church Rd. 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.

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. tomorrow, 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. tomorrow, 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. tomorrow, 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. tomorrow, Sterling Community Center, 1115 W. Church Rd. Pizza party, games, crafts and movie. Register. $16; $8, additional child in family. 703-430-6673.

HIDDEN HISTORY HIKE, ages 5 and older, 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Join historian Steve Meserve for a walk through the park's historic Lanesville Heritage area. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register. $3.50. 703-444-1275.

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

UNDER THE SEA, Introduction to Aquatic Life," ages 4 and older, 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 30 Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. Free. Tickets are required and can be picked up 30 minutes before the program. 703-737-8105.


SUMMER GARDEN GALA, 7-11 p.m. tomorrow, 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. 571-333-1199 or

PIG ROAST, 4-7 p.m. July 3, Round Hill Volunteer Fire Department, Main St. Barbecue pork, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, sliced tomatoes, corn on the cob, dessert and beverage. $10, adult; $8, seniors; $5, ages 12 and younger. 540-338-7982.

LOUDOUN COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO FIELD DAY, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, 21085 The Woods Rd., Leesburg. Observe and participate by talking on the radio to people around the world. Radio hams will set up and operate field radio stations to contact other hams throughout the United States and Canada. Free. 703-779-0113.

"SPEAK OUT" POETRY SLAM, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Unitarian Universalist Church of Sterling, 22135 Davis Dr. Sponsored by the Loudoun Equality Action Project and a coalition of community and religious groups concerned about human rights. Call for information about being a speaker or sending a testimony to be read. Free. 703-406-3068.


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

BREAKDANCE, all ages, 6-11 p.m. tomorrow, Sterling Community Center Annex, 1115 W. Church Rd. Deejay, break dance circles and open mike. $5. 703-430-9480.


"EN ENSEMBLE," exhibition of classical French impressionist oil painting, watercolors, drawings and others, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Byrne Gallery, 7 W. Washington St., Middleburg. Free. 540-687-6986.

"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. Free. 703-777-7427 or

"LOUDOUN SKETCH CLUB EXHIBITION, Loudoun County government center lobby, 1 Harrison St., Leesburg. Exhibition runs through Tuesday. Juried by art historian Joan Root. Work available for purchase throughout the show. Free. 540-338-5803.


"HEALING AND THE MIND," film and discussion series created by Bill Moyers and moderated by John Grauerholz, 2 p.m. Sunday, 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. today, Oatlands, Route 15. Register. $15; $10, Friends of Oatlands. 703-777-3174.

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


"EYEWITNESS TO WAR," to raise awareness of the Mount Zion church historic site and history, noon-10 p.m. Saturday, ceremony in church cemetery, speakers, demonstrations by Civil War historians, concert and candlelight tours; 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday, church service, demonstrations of infantry, dedication of historic sign. Both days include a display of restoration work by Historic Restoration Specialists. Mount Zion Church, Route 50 east of Gilberts Corner. Free. Donations accepted. 703-777-0343 or

Lectures And Literature

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

STORYTELLING PROGRAM, all ages, with Donna Washington, author, storyteller and actress, 2 p.m. Saturday, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Family program. Free. Limited seating. Call for tickets. 703-737-8879.

FATHERING WORDS, "The Making of an African American Writer," with poet E. Ethelbert Miller, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. Free. 703-737-8100.


LOUDOUN MUSEUM ANNUAL MEETING, 6-8 p.m. Sunday, 241 Edwards Ferry Rd. NE, Leesburg. All current museum members and general public interested in the museum's plans for the coming year are invited. RSVP. 703-777-7427.

EASTERN LOUDOUN COMMUNITY COALITION, 7:30-9 p.m. last Monday of the month, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Free. 703-771-6428.


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


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 for purchase. Free. Donations appreciated. 540-338-5050 or

CONCERT, Friday. 7:30 p.m. doors open; 8 p.m. show begins, Unitarian Universalist Church of Loudoun, 20460 Gleedsville Rd., Leesburg. Vermont songwriter, Rachel Bissex. $10. 540-338-1931.

ACOUSTIC ON THE GREEN, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Town Hall Green, 25 W. Market St., Leesburg. If it rains, Market Street Coffee, next to the Tally Ho movie theater. Michael Fath, jazz guitar. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. No pets or alcohol. Free. 703-771-2170.

THE HEALING FORCE, "The Rhythm of the Drum," family concert with Joseph, Gail, Sonji and Karim Anderson, 2 p.m. Sunday, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. Sponsored by the Shelley A. Marshall Foundation. Free. 703-737-8100.

BLUEMONT SUMMER CONCERTS, 7 p.m. Sunday, Loudoun County Courthouse lawn, King and Market Streets, Leesburg. If it rains, J.L. Simpson Middle School, 490 Evergreen Mill Rd., Leesburg. $5; $3, Bluemont Friends and seniors; $1, ages 5 and younger. Daryl Davis Band, five-piece rock/rhythm and blues band. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. No pets, alcohol or smoking. 703-777-6306 or


BIRDING THE BLUE RIDGE CENTER, 8 a.m. Saturday. Meet at the Neersville Volunteer Fire Station, Route 671, and travel to the center. Free. 540-554-2542 or

POKER, 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Loudoun Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. 55 and older. Free, center members; $1, nonmembers. 703-430-2397.

Sports and Recreation

ROAD RUNNERS, 9 a.m. Saturday, meet at Loudoun County High School, 415 Dry Mill Rd., Leesburg for adopt-a-trail cleanup; 8 a.m. Sunday, meet at Market Station, Loudoun and Harrison Streets, Leesburg to carpool for Purcellville to Leesburg run. 703-779-0078 or

GOLF TOURNAMENT, 1 p.m. registration Sunday, 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.

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


NIAGARA FALLS AND TORONTO, 55 and older or any adult accompanied by a senior, Monday-July 2. Registration. Double occupancy: members, $468; nonmembers, $498. $114 extra for single occupancy. Includes motor coach transportation, four nights lodging, four breakfasts and dinners and tours. 703-430-2397.

ATLANTIC CITY, Aug. 7. Depart 7 a.m. from the old Kmart parking lot, East Market Street, Leesburg; return at 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.

BALTIMORE INNER HARBOR, Wednesday. 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. Saturday and Monday, 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.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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