Arts and Crafts

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

FOUR SEASONS OF OATLANDS ART SHOW AND SALE, Sunday-Aug. 22, Oatlands Carriage House, Route 15, six miles south of Leesburg. Call for information. 703-777-3174 or www.oatlands.org.

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.

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.

HIKE AND LUNCH BUNCH, children up to 8 years old and adults, 11 a.m.-noon tomorrow, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Explore the woods, ponds and meadows looking for flowers and animals. Bring a picnic lunch. Cancelled by rain. Registration. $3.50; free, ages 2 and younger. 703-444-1275.

PARENTS NIGHT OUT, ages 5-12, 6-10 p.m. July 16, Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St. Outdoor games and cookout. Registration. $20. 540-687-6375.

Community

OATLANDS BICENTENNIAL BIRTHDAY BASH, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 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 lunch. $5. 703-777-3174 or www.oatlands.org.

SUMMERFEST CELEBRATION FOR FAMILIES, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Piedmont Child care Center, Route 50, Upperville. Music, hayrides, moon bounce, prizes, pony rides, food, raffle and silent auction. Benefits the Piedmont Child Care center. Free. 540-592-3908.

OPEN AIR MARKET AND TENT SALE, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Leesburg's historic area, King, Market and Loudoun streets. Rain or shine. Free. 703-443-6410.

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.

LOUDOUN HOSPITAL VOLUNTEERS AMERICAN SPIRIT BAZAAR, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Loudoun Hospital Center atrium, 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. Benefits the hospital. Free. 703-858-6468.

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.

SOCIAL/BALLROOM, salsa-mambo workshop, 7-8 p.m.; new millennium style dancing, 8-9 p.m. Thursdays beginning July 29, Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. Registration. $30, four sessions. 703-406-7894.

Exhibits

ARTS IN THE ALLEY, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 17, 21st Street, Purcellville (across from Nichols Hardware). Displays of work in fiber, sculpture, paintings, photography, glass and metal. All work available for sale direct from artists. Artwork by area youth. A panel of judges will present awards. Musical entertainment, face-painting and food available for purchase. Free. 703-727-5025 or www.loudounsbest.com/art

History

"A TRAIL THROUGH TIME," ages 6 and older, 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Guided walk down Vestal's Gap Road, which was used during the French and Indian War, tour of Lanesville ordinary and post office and the Civil War signal. Wear appropriate clothing and shoes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration. $3.50. 703-444-1275.

MORVEN PARK TOUR, 2 p.m. Sunday and July 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.

Language

FUN WITH ITALIAN, ages 6-12, Italian I, 9:30-10:30 a.m. ; Italian II, 11 a.m.-noon; Saturdays through Aug. 14, Sterling Community Center Annex, 1115 W. Church Rd. Registration. $41. 703-430-6673.

SPANISH CAMP, ages 6 and older, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday-16 or July 19-23, Sterling Annex Community Center Annex, 1115 W. Church Rd. Explore language, foods and crafts. Register. $60; $10, supply fee. 703-430-6673.

Library

BOARD GAMES, ages 12-18, 4-6 p.m. next Thursday and July 22, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Bring your favorite game and challenge your peers. Snack and soda provided. Free. 703-771-5624.

TEEN CAFE, ages 12-18, 2:30 p.m. tomorrow, Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St. Meet people, socialize. Mike will be open for poetry, prose, songs and stories. Refreshments provided. Register. Free. 540-338-7235.

JAPANESE FOLKTALES AND PAPER CRAFTS, ages 6-10, 1, 2:15 and 3:30 p.m. tomorrow, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. Register. Free. 703-737-8105.

LORD OF THE RINGS GAME DAY II, ages 12-18, 3 p.m. July 16, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Free. 703-444-3228, Ext. 309.

MAD SCIENCE OF WASHINGTON, ages 5 and older, 2:30 p.m. Monday, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library and 7 p.m. Ashburn Library; 11 a.m. Tuesday, Middleburg Library, 2 p.m. Rust Library and 7 p.m. Lovettsville Library; 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 14 Purcellville Library and 4 p.m. Sterling Library. Free. Tickets are required and can picked up 30 minutes before program. Call your local library.

JUGGLING WORKSHOP WITH TOM LILLY, ages 12-18, 11 a.m. Tuesday, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library and 3 p.m. Ashburn Library; 11 a.m. Wednesday, Rust Library and 3 p.m. Purcellville Library. Register. Free. Call your local library.

BOOKWORM CLUB, ages 6-8, 3 p.m. Wednesdays in July and August, Lovettsville Library, 12 North Light St. Stories, games, drama and food. Register. Free. 540-822-5824.

Miscellaneous

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

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 snacks and beverages. Call for title. Free. 703-444-3228, Ext. 309.

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

TEEN MOVIE MATINEES, ages 2-18, "The Perfect Score," 3 p.m. today and "Raiders of the Lost Ark," next Thursday, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. Free. 703-737-8105.

TEEN MOVIE MATINEES, ages 12-18, 3 p.m. Monday, July 26 and Aug. 2 and 9, Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St. Bring snacks and beverages. Call for title. Free. 540-338-7235.

SUMMER CINEMA, ages 12-18, 6:30 p.m. July 20 and Aug. 10, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Refreshments. Free. Call for titles. 703-771-5624.

Music

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. 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. Saturday, 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.

BLUEGRASS CONCERT, David Via and Corn Tornado, July 17, doors open at 7 p.m., concert starts at 8, Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. Food available for purchase. $10, advance; $12, at the door. 703-771-5281.

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. 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. today, 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. Registration. $3.50. 703-444-1275.

Seniors

SPAGHETTI DINNER, 4:30-6:30 p.m. tomorrow, Loudoun Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Spaghetti, garlic bread, beverage and dessert. Open to the public. $5, today; $6, tomorrow. 703-430-2397.

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 Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg; 8 a.m. Sunday, meet at Market Station, Harrison and Loudoun Streets, Leesburg. 703-779-0078 or www.loudounroadrunners.org.

BOBBY MITCHELL-TOYOTA HALL OF FAME CLASSIC, "Beat the Hall of Famer" putting contest, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Lansdowne Resort, 44050 Woodridge Pkwy., Leesburg. Benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. $5, tournament gallery; free, ages 11 and younger. Beat the Hall of Famer putting contest, $10, one putt; $25, three putts. 202-466-6286.

Theater

NOT JUST SHAKESPEARE, "A Comedy of Errors," 8 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday, July 16-18 and 23-24, Market Station lower deck area, Harrison and Loudoun Streets, Leesburg. $15, adults; $10, students and seniors. 703-858-4812.

WHEATFIELD THEATRE, "Bully! The Life and Times of Theodore Roosevelt," 2 p.m. July 17, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Free. 703-777-0323.

Yard Sales

And Flea Markets

STERLING FLEA MARKET AND BOOK SWAP, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sterling Community Center Annex, 1115 W. Church Rd. Free. 703-430-6673.

STERLING YARD SALE, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. July 17, Briar Patch Park, 1500 N. Sterling Blvd. Benefits upkeep and improvements at the park. Rain date, July 24. Free. 703-715-6220.

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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