Arts and Crafts

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 and Fairfax counties. 703-858-1490.

Children

KIDSMART SAFETY CAMP, grades 1-5, Aug. 23-27. Learn about personal, fire, animal and wildlife, firearms and bicycle safety. Sponsored by Loudoun County Fire-Rescue Services, Animal Care and Control and the NRA Eddie Eagle Program. Pick up applications and additional information at the Leesburg Police Department, 65 Plaza St. NE. 703-771-4564.

Community

PUBLIC INPUT SESSION, Oak Hill Development in Round Hill, 7:30 p.m. today, Round Hill Center, 20 High St. Citizens can provide input regarding the proffers, which include a county swimming facility. Free. 703-777-0343.

STERLING BOULEVARD CLEANUP, 8 a.m. Saturday. Meet at Park View High School Recycling Center, 400 W. Laurel Ave, Sterling, to get bags for debris collection and assignments. Bring work gloves. Rain date is July 31. 703-406-7749.

EVENING OF POLO, "High Goals for Children," July 31. Gates open, 4 p.m., 5 p.m. game begins, Chetwood Park, The Plains. Face-painting, pony rides, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres by Market Salamander. Sponsored by the Good Shepherd Alliance and Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Seager to benefit homeless children in our area. $45, adults; $15, ages 11 and younger. RSVP by tomorrow. 703-777-5079 or www.loudounhomeless.org.

FAMILY-PET PHOTO SHOOT FUNDRAISER, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 1, Ashburn Volunteer Fire Department, 20688 Ashburn Rd. Pick up photos, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 15 at the same location. Donations. 703-729-0006.

CIVITANS ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday for Every Citizen Has Opportunities (ECHO), 71 Lawson Rd. SE, Leesburg. Learn about the Civitan Foundation for the mentally retarded and disabled and how to make a difference by becoming a member. Light lunch provided. RSVP. Free. 703-824-0040.

Cooking

RECIPES FOR BACKPACKING, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. Learn about delicious and nutritional recipes for backpackers. Recipes have been tested by experienced hikers and are sure to fill the stomach without breaking your back. $12. Register. 703-771-5281.

Dance

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

Exhibits

LOUDOUN COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS STUDENT ARTISTS EXHIBIT, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays through July 29, George Washington University's Virginia campus, Gallery Lounge, 20101 Academic Way, Ashburn. Free. 703-726-3650.

Gardening

FLOWER ARRANGING DEMONSTRATION AND WORKSHOP, 5 p.m. today, Loudoun Valley Homegrown Markets Association Purcellville Market, corner of 21st and 23rd streets (across from Magnolia's Restaurant). Sally Bolton from Middleburg Corner Garden will use market flowers to create arrangement. Free. 540-338-4830.

PURCELLVILLE GARDEN CLUB, 1 p.m. tomorrow. Guests and new members welcome. Call for location. Free. 540-338-0950.

History

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

LIVING HISTORY COLONIAL CAMP, ages 8-14, 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 9-13, Loudoun Museum, 16 Loudoun St. SW, Leesburg. Hear period stories, take part in a Colonial ball and participate in a simulated archaeological dig. Parents are invited to a special presentation on the last day. $125. Register. 703-777-7427.

Language

FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS, adults, 7:30-9 p.m. Mondays beginning July 26, Sterling Community Center Annex, 1115 W. Church Rd. $62. Register. 703-430-6673.

Library

KEVIN LOCKE, Lakota hoop dancer and flute player, all ages, today at 11 a.m., Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg; 1:30 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd.; 4 p.m. Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Sponsored by the Shelley A. Marshall Foundation. Free. Tickets are required and can be picked up 30 minutes before the program. Call you local library.

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

LORD OF THE RINGS GAME DAY, ages 12-18, 4:30 p.m. today, Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St. Free. Register. 540-338-7235.

OUTRAGEOUS BOOKMAKING, ages 12-18, 2 p.m. tomorrow, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg and 3 p.m. Aug. 2, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. Program on the ancient art of Asian paper folding. Learn how to assemble a book. Free. Register. Call your local library.

AFTER-HOURS MYSTERY, ages 12-18, 5 p.m. tomorrow, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Eat pizza and solve a crime. Free. Register. 703-44-3228, Ext. 309.

BOOK CHARACTER DAY, all ages, 2 p.m. July 30, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. Get your photograph taken with Clifford the Big Red Dog and Franklin the Turtle. Free. 703-737-8105.

AESOP'S FABLES, with Applause Unlimited, ages 5 and older, Monday, 2:30 p.m. Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling, and 7 p.m. Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd.; Tuesday, 11 a.m. Middleburg Library, 101 Reed St., 2 p.m. Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., and 7 p.m. Lovettsville Library, 12 North Light St.; Wednesday, 1 p.m. Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St., and 4 p.m. Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St. Sponsored by Loudoun Library Foundation Inc. Free. Tickets are required and can be picked up 30 minutes before the program. Call your local library.

PAINTBALL FUN, ages 12-16, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St. Steve Bright from Pev's Paintball will show a video and demonstrate how equipment should be used. Class size is limited. Free. Register. 703-430-9500.

THE FUN COMPANY, ages 5 and older, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Original adaptations of classic children's stories, live music. Free. Tickets are required and can be picked up 30 minutes before the program. 703-777-0323.

LINK UP WITH LEGOS, ages 6 and older, 3 p.m. Wednesday, Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St. Build a creation for a library display using Legos provided from a private collection. Bring your own designs for show and tell. Register. Free. 540-338-7235.

WORD OF MOUTH MEETS THE WRITTEN WORD, ages 6 and older, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. American folk singer and musician Bruce Hutton. Free. Tickets are required and can be picked up 30 minutes before the program. 703-737-8100.

Miscellaneous

SINGLES OF STERLING, family picnic, 1 p.m. Saturday, Algonkian Park, 47001 Fairway Dr., Sterling. Single parents are welcome to bring their children. Games, soda and lemonade provided. No alcohol allowed in the park. Bring a picnic. RSVP by July 23. Free. 703-444-5534.

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.

Movies

TEEN MOVIE MATINEES, ages 12-18, "Ocean's Eleven," 3 p.m. today and "The Princess Bride," next Thursday, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. Free. 703-737-8105.

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

ONCE UPON A MOVIE, all ages, 2 p.m. Tuesday, and Aug. 3, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. Bring your own blanket, pillow and snacks. Call for titles. Free. 703-737-8100.

Music

BLUEGRASS/FOLK JAM, 6:30-11 p.m. last Friday of the month, 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 www.roundhillarts.org.

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 Theatre. Smalltown, acoustic guitar and piano. 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. Wellington, Hickman and Devine, old-time music and songs. 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.

"HANSEL AND GRETEL," all ages, 7 p.m. July 31, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 605 W. Market St., Leesburg. Music and dance from the children's opera. Children's chorus and dance troupe from Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will perform. Benefits Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers. Donations. 703-779-8617 or www.LVCaregivers.org.

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. Pan Masters, Island calypso and reggae with Bach and the Beatles. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food available for purchase. No pets, alcohol or smoking. 703-777-6306 or www.bluemont.org.

LOUDOUN SUMMER MUSIC FEST, Sunday, gates open 5 p.m., concert at 6 p.m., Belmont Country Club, 43880 Russell Branch Pkwy., Ashburn. $10, adults; free, ages 12 and younger. Music by The Fixx. Face painting, children's activities. No food, drink or coolers; food and drink will be available for purchase. Sponsored by AOL, the Loudoun Foundation and Belmont Country Club to benefit local charities. 703-726-4343 or www.summermusicfest.net.

LOUDOUN SYMPHONIC WINDS CONCERT, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion, 20585 Ashburn Village Blvd. Bring a picnic, blanket or chair. Pets are welcome. Free. 703-777-7985.

Sports And Recreation

ROAD RUNNERS, 8 a.m. Saturday, meet at Hamilton playground, off East Colonial Highway; 7 a.m. Sunday, meet at Philomont Community Center, 36592 Jeb Stuart Rd. 703-779-0078 or www.loudounroadrunners.org.

Theater

GROWING STAGE SUMMER CAMP PERFORMANCES, "Charlotte's Web," 7 p.m. today and 1 p.m. tomorrow, Waterford Elementary School, 15513 Loyalty Rd. ; "Zombie Prom," 7 p.m. next Thursday and 1 p.m. July 30, Loudoun County High School, 415 Dry Mill Rd., Leesburg; "How to Eat Like a Child," 7 p.m. Aug. 5 and 1 p.m. Aug. 6, Seneca Ridge Middle School, 98 Seneca Ridge Dr., Sterling. Free. 540-338-5367 or www.growingstage.org

NOT JUST SHAKESPEARE, "The Comedy of Errors," 8 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday, Market Station lower deck area, Harrison and Loudoun streets, Leesburg. $15, adults; $10, students and seniors. 703-858-4812.

JUST ADD WATER AND STIR, "Complete Works of William Shakespeare," 7 p.m. Sunday, Tally Ho Theatre, West Market Street, Leesburg. Matt Campbell, Solomon Landerman and Adam Shatarsky will be performing. Written by the Reduced Shakespeare Company. Audience participation. Not recommended for ages 4 or younger. $22, adults; $18, senior citizens and students 17 and younger. 703-431-2188 or www.justaddwaterandstir.com.

Yard Sales And Flea Markets

HAMILTON RUMMAGE SALE, 2-8 p.m. July 31, Hillbrook Farm, 18055 Harmony Church Rd., Hamilton. Quality items for the equestrian, barn, home, kids, lawn and garden. Food catered by Hog Wild BBQ. Sponsored by Loudoun Hunt West. Partial proceeds to benefit Loudoun Therapeutic Riding Foundation. Free. 540-338-4031.

STERLING FLEA MARKET AND BOOK SWAP, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 7, Sterling Community Center Annex, 1115 W. Church Rd. Bring in your adult and children's books to trade at book swap at 10 a.m. Free. 703-430-6673.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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