Arts and Crafts

INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOR, "Flower Power," 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Round Hill Arts Center, 6 W. Loudoun St. 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.

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.


STORY TIME, "Cats," 11 a.m. today, Final Draft Books, 192 N. 21st St., Suite 200, Purcellville. Free. 540-338-8238.

DAY ON THE ROAD, International Spy Museum in Washington, Monday, depart 9 a.m., Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St., return 4 p.m. Bring lunch, beverages and money for souvenirs. $40, covers transportation and admission fees. Register. 540-687-6375.

ART CAMP, ages 7-12, 1-4 p.m. Monday through Aug. 13, Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St. $100, includes all materials and supplies. Register. 540-687-6375.


TWISTIN' BY THE POOL, all ages, 6-8 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 20, Franklin Park Pool, 17501 Franklin Park Dr., Purcellville. Swim, play games, dance and music by DJ Steve. $2.50; $1.50, 2 and younger. 703-338-7973.

OLD TIME COUNTRY PICNIC, for the whole family, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 13466 Taylorstown Rd. Singing, games and ice cream. Free admission; country ham and fried chicken dinners for sale. 703-779-7745.

FAMILY FEST, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 14, Dulles Town Center, Routes 28 and 7, Sterling. Hands-on interactive stations, exhibits, demonstrations and entertainment including Ralph the Great, Tigerden Karate, All-Star Legacy Cheerleading and children's music by Chad Mussmon. Johnson Promotions and Events is producing the event, and Loudoun Healthcare is the presenting sponsor. Free. 703-779-2694.

AUGUST COURT DAYS, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 21 and 22, King and Market streets, Leesburg. Colonial reenactors, mock trials, crafts, children's activities, music and food. $5; $2, ages 5-10; free, 4 and younger. 800-752-6118.

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.


MIXED MEDIA DRAWINGS, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-noon tomorrow, Waddell Gallery, Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun campus, 1000 Harry Byrd Hwy., Sterling. Artwork by Jay Orbeck, former professor of fine arts at the college. Free. 703-450-2509.


MASTER GARDENER MEETING, 7 p.m. today, Gardens of Delight, Route 9 next to the Waterford Shell station. Andrea Watson will discuss fragrant and night blooming plants. Free. 703-771-5838.


CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 21 and 22, Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park, Ball's Bluff Road, Leesburg. Troops from Companies F and I of the 8th Virginia regiment of the Army of the Confederacy will create a living history encampment. Visitors may ask questions of the volunteer reenactors, who will show clothing, sleeping quarters, food and cooking gear of camp life. Free. 703-737-7800.

LIVING HISTORY COLONIAL CAMP, ages 8-14, 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Aug. 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.

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


CREATIVE WRITING AND BOOKMAKING WORKSHOP, ages 9-12, 2-4 p.m. tomorrow and Aug. 13, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. Draft a story during the first session and revise, illustrate and publish at the second session. Register. Free. 703-737-8105.

ONCE UPON A RHYME, ages 4 and older, Monday: 2:30 p.m. Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling; 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., Leesburg; 7 p.m. Lovettsville Library, 12 North Light St. Wednesday: 1 p.m. Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St.; 4 p.m. Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St. Musical show with Mr. Shine. Free. Tickets are required and can be picked up a half-hour before the program. Call your local library.

SNAKES RETURN, ages 5 and older, 2 p.m. Monday, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Educational and entertaining program with Alonso Abugartas. Free. Tickets are required and can be picked up a half-hour before the program. 703-777-0323.

CHILDREN'S YOGA WORKSHOP, ages 5 and older, noon Monday, Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St. Learn different yoga positions to the Yoga Mountain Story with instructor, Shelley M. Robinson. Register. Space is limited. Free. 540-338-7235.

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


TEEN MOVIE MATINEES, ages 12-18, "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen," 3 p.m. today and "Starsky and Hutch" next Thursday, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. Free. 703-737-8105.

TEEN MOVIE MATINEES, ages 12-18, 3 p.m. Monday, 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. Tuesday, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Refreshments. Free. Call for titles. 703-771-5624.


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. Music by Jon Carroll and Jack O'Dell. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. No pets or alcohol. Free. 703-771-2170.

SUMMER CONCERT, 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Music by the Dave Kline Band. Bring a chair or blanket and snacks. Cancelled by rain. Free. 703-444-1275.

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 Bluehouse, an Australian female trio singing jazz, pop and folk. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food available for purchase. No pets, alcohol or smoking. 703-777-6306 or

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 Dr. Hook featuring Ray Sawyer. 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

THE FABULOUS HUBCAPS, 6 p.m. Sunday, Franklin Park, 17501 Franklin Park Dr, Purcellville. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic. $5. 540-338-7973.

LOUDOUN SYMPHONIC WINDS CONCERT, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Lovettsville Community Center, 57 Broad Way. Pool will be open 7:30-9 p.m. for a family swim. $2, concert; $2, swimming. 703-777-7985.


FARM VISITS, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays through Oct., Temple Hall Farm, 15789 Temple Hall Lane, five miles north of Leesburg. Free. 703-779-9372 or

FROGSHACKLE NATURE CENTER OPEN HOUSE, all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult, 11 a.m.-noon Aug. 17, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Hands-on nature center. Make animal tracks in the sand. Free. 703-444-1275.


ICE CREAM SUNDAES, 2-4 p.m. Aug. 11, Loudoun Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. $2, members until Aug. 10; $4, day of event for everyone. 703-430-2397.

MOVIE, POPCORN AND SODA, "The Big Bounce," 1:30 p.m. Aug. 18, Loudoun Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. $2, 703-430-2397.


And Recreation

ROAD RUNNERS, 8 a.m. Saturday, meet at Lincoln Elementary School, 18048 Lincoln Rd., Purcellville; 7 a.m. Sunday, meet at Partlow's Store, Ashburn. 703-779-0078 or


ATLANTIC CITY, SaturdayDepart 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.


GROWING STAGE SUMMER CAMP PERFORMANCES, "How to Eat Like a Child," 7 p.m. today and 1 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 6 Seneca Ridge Middle School, 98 Seneca Ridge Dr., Sterling. Free. 540-338-5367 or

STERLING PLAYMAKERS, "Guys and Dolls," musical fable of Broadway, 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, Aug. 13 and 14 and 2 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 15, Potomac Falls High School, 46400 Algonkian Pkwy. $10, general admission. 703-437-6117 or

MYSTIC PAPER BEASTS THEATER, Celebrate Ashburn Library's first anniversary with a masked performance theatre for all ages. 2 p.m. Tuesday , Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. 703- 737-8100 (also TDD).

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK, "Twelfth Night," 7 p.m. Aug. 25-28 and 5 p.m. Aug. 29, Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 17501 Franklin Park Dr., Purcellville. $10, adults; $8, seniors and students 18 and younger. 540-338-7973.

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. 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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