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 a class. 703-777-1368.

KNITTING/CROCHETING, 10 a.m.-noon Fridays, Loudoun County Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. County-sponsored. Make items for families at the homeless shelter, Northern Virginia Ronald McDonald House, Loudoun Hospital Center, long-term care unit at Loudoun Hospital and for the Hug an Afghan program. Offers a homemade afghan to any child 18 or younger within the United States who has lost a parent or sibling. Group seeks donations of crochet hooks, sizes F through J, and four-ply acrylic yarn. Free. 703-430-2397.

INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOR, "Flower Power," adults, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 10, Round Hill Arts Center, 6 W. Loudoun St., Round Hill. Instructor Katherine Hillis. $50, plus materials. Register. 540-338-5050.

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.

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.

WATERFORD QUILTERS, 10 a.m. second Wednesdays, St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church, 37700 St. Francis Ct., Purcellville. New members welcome. Free. 703-327-2482.

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. Open to anyone with an interest in sewing. www.asg.org.

LOVETTSVILLE NEEDLEWORK, 7-9 p.m., third Wednesdays, Lovettsville Community Center, 57 E. Broad Way. Learn to cross-stitch, crochet, knit and do needlepoint. $2 drop-in fee. Registration. 540-822-5284.

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.

Children

MOMS' MORNING OUT, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Thursdays, Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. Enjoy a morning with your child, or use the time to run errands. $35 for five sessions. Registration. 703-771-5913.

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

OATLANDS BICENTENNIAL BIRTHDAY BASH, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 10, Oatlands Plantation, Route 15, six miles south of Leesburg. Guided tours of the buildings, grounds and garden, children's activities, scavenger hunt and sandbox archeology. Food available for purchase or bring a picnic. $5. 703-777-3174 or www.oatlands.org.

PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION, "Upper Loudoun Youth Football League Proposal for the Fields Farm Property," 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Loudoun Valley Community, 320 W. School St., Purcellville. Free. 703-737-8992.

Cooking

COOKING DEMONSTRATION. 5:30 p.m. today, Purcellville Farmer's Market, North 21st and 23rd streets, across from Magnolia's Restaurant. Magnolia's Chef Mark Marocco will select fresh ingredients from the vendors for his creation. Free. 540-338-4830.

Dance

BLUE RIDGE THUNDER CLOGGERS, 11 and older and adults, beginner lessons, 7-8 p.m. Thursdays, in converted barn near Purcellville. Call for directions and cost. 540-882-4917.

Exhibits

"FROM THE SEA," abstract oil and mixed-media paintings on wood panel and canvas by Jessie Pollock, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays through July, Byrne Gallery, 7 W. Washington St., Middleburg. Free. 540-687-6986.

History

MORVEN PARK TOUR, 2 p.m. Sunday, July 11, 18 and 25, Morven Park Mansion, off Old Waterford Road, north of Leesburg. Architectural history and restoration tour focusing on the evolution of the mansion over its 250-year history. $5; $1, ages 6-12. Reservations recommended. 703-777-6034.

CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE, 7:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 540-822-4480.

Lectures And Literature

SLAM POETRY, ages 12-18, 4 p.m. today, Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St. Slam poet Gayle Danley combines movement, emotion, performance and the exploration of contemporary issues. Free. 540-338-7235.

Miscellaneous

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 10, Heritage High School, 520 Evergreen Mill Rd., Leesburg. Free. 703-777-0187 or www.loudoun.gov/oswm..

LEESBURG WALKING TOUR, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Meet in front of Loudoun Museum, 16 Loudoun St. SW, Leesburg. Tours last about one hour. $5; $2.50 museum members; free, ages 9 and younger. 703-777-7427 or www.loudounmuseum.org.

LEESBURG COMPOSITE SQUADRON OF CIVIL AIR PATROL, adult members at 7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, cadet members 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 www.leesburgcap.org.

ENGLISH CLASSES, sponsored by English as a Second Language and Immigrant Ministries program. $15, processing charge at registration. Scholarships available. Babysitting at some locations. For information in English, Spanish, Korean or Vietnamese, call 703-841-0292 or www.eslim.org.

Movies

THURSDAY MOVIES, all ages, 2 p.m. today and each Thursday in July and August, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., sterling. Bring your own popcorn and beverage. Call for title. Free. 703-444-3228, ext. 309.

THURSDAY MOVIES, all ages, 2 p.m. today and each Thursday through August 12, Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St. Bring snacks, beverages. Call for title. Free. 540-338-7235.

TEEN MOVIE MATINEES, ages 2-18, "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," 3 p.m. today; "The Perfect Score," 3 p.m. next Thursday, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. Free. 703-737-8105.

ONCE UPON A MOVIE, all ages, 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 20 and 27, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. Bring your own blanket, pillow and popcorn. Call for titles. Free. 703-737-8100.

Music

ACOUSTIC ON THE GREEN, 7-9 p.m. July 10, Town Hall Green, 25 W. Market St., Leesburg. If it rains, Market Street Coffee, next to the Tally Ho movie theater. Gary Smallwood, acoustic show of blues, ballads and rock. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. No pets or alcohol. Free. 703-771-2170.

BLUEMONT CONCERT SERIES, 7:30 p.m. July 10, South Madison Street, downtown Middleburg. If it rains, Middleburg Elementary School, 101 N. Madison St. $5; $3, Bluemont Friends and seniors; $1, ages 5 and younger. Mark Newton Band, bluegrass music. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic. Food available for purchase. Door prizes. No pets, alcohol or smoking. 703-777-6303 or www.bluemont.org.

BLUEMONT SUMMER CONCERTS, 7 p.m. July 11, 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. The Avant Gardeners, old-time dance music with influences from Celtic to swing and blues. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food available for purchase. No pets, alcohol or smoking. 703-777-6306 or www.bluemont.org.

Nature

FIREFLY FUN HIKE, all ages, 7:45-9 p.m. next Thursday, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Bring a flashlight and a clear plastic jar with a lid. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain cancels. Register. $3.50. 703-444-1275.

Seniors

SPAGHETTI DINNER, 4:30-6:30 p.m. July 9, Loudoun Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Spaghetti, garlic bread, beverage and dessert. Open to the public. $5, until July 8; $6, day of event. 703-430-2397.

MOVIE, POPCORN AND SODA, "Along Came Polly," 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Loudoun Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. $2. 703-430-2397.

Yard Sales And Flea Markets

NEERSVILLE FLEA MARKET-CRAFT FAIR, 8 a.m.-noon July 17, Neersville Fire Station, Route 671. Food available for purchase. Sponsored by the Neersville Auxiliary. Rain date, July 31. $10, table rental. 540-668-7005 or www.betweenthehills.org

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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