Arts and Crafts

PAINTING MINIATURES IN WATERCOLOR, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Round Hill Arts Center, 6 W. Loudoun St. Watercolor or drawing experience recommended. $50, plus materials. Register. 540-338-5050.

FOUR SEASONS OF OATLANDS ART SHOW AND SALE, through 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.

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.

Children

PARENTS' NIGHT OUT, ages 5-12, 6-10 p.m. tomorrow, Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St. Dinner, outdoor games and a swim party. $20. Register. 540-687-6375.

Community

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FOR PREVENTION EDUCATION (COPE), 7 p.m. third Thursdays, Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St. Western Loudoun community residents are welcome. Free. 703-771-6428.

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

3RD ANNUAL HALFWAY COMMUNITY PICNIC, 5-10 p.m., Saturday. Meat, beverages and music will be provided; bring a covered dish or dessert to share. Children welcome. To RSVP and for address, call 540-687-6098.

Gardening

GOOSE CREEK HERB GUILD, 9:30 a.m. third Tuesdays, Oatlands Carriage House, Route 15, six miles south of Leesburg. Free. 703-627-2664.

History

LANESVILLE OPEN HOUSE, all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult, 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Lanesville House, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Free. 703-444-1275.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION CERTIFICATE PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun campus, Room 116, 1000 Harry Byrd Hwy., Sterling. Free. 703-450-2509 or www.nvcc.edu//loudoun/preserve.

Library

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.

Miscellaneous

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

Movies

THURSDAY MOVIES, all ages, 2 p.m. Thursdays in 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, Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St. Bring snacks and beverages. Call for title. Free. 540-338-7235.

TEEN MOVIE MATINEES, ages 12-18, "Starsky and Hutch" 3 p.m. today, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. Free. 703-737-8105.

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. Music by One Horse Town, alternative rock and country. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. No pets or alcohol. Free. 703-771-2170.

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. Solazo, five-member Latin band. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food available for purchase. No pets, alcohol or smoking. 703-726-4343 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 Marshall Tucker Band. 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.

Nature

MAKE ART FROM NATURE, ages 6-10, 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Register. $20.25. 703-444-1275.

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

Seniors

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

SERVICE CLUBS

ASHBURN TOASTMASTERS CLUB, Demonstration meeting, 7 p.m., Aug. 18, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. 703-627-5360.

CIVITANS, volunteer serving group forming a club in Leesburg. 11:30 a.m. Aug. 18 and 25, at 71 Lawson Rd. SE, Leesburg. 703-824-0040 or clubbuilder10@aol.com.

Sports And Recreation

INTRODUCTION TO CARRIAGE DRIVING, Potomac River Driving Assoc. holds hands-on introduction to carriage driving Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. on Aug. 4,11,18, and 25 at Morven Park International Equestrian Center, 41793 Tutt Lane, Leesburg, Va. All aspects of driving from carriages to harnessing horses and driving will be covered. Cost is $25 per session or $75 for the series. PRDA membership is included with the course. Contact Glenn Smith at 540-338-9233 or talus999@aol.com or Wayne Porter at 703-751-5717 or ponypair@hotmail.com.

ROAD RUNNERS, 8 a.m. Saturday, meet at Starbucks, 531 E. Market St., Leesburg for run east on W&OD or Sugarloaf Mountain Trail; 7 a.m. Sunday, meet at Tuscarora Creek Park, off Lawson Road near Cool Spring Elementary School. 703-779-0078 or www.loudounroadrunners.org.

Theater

AUDITIONS, 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St., for "A Star Is Dead," to be performed by the Sterling Playmakers Sept. 24-25. All 11 roles are open for adults over 18. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and improvisations. 703-437-6117 or www.sterlingplaymakers.com.

STERLING PLAYMAKERS, "Guys and Dolls," 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Potomac Falls High School, 46400 Algonkian Pkwy. $10, general admission. 703-437-6117 or www.sterlingplaymakers.com.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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