Arts and Crafts

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

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.


KIDSMART SAFETY CAMP, first through fifth grades, 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 Leesburg Police Department, 65 Plaza St. NE. 703-771-4564.

SUMMER HUMP DAY, ages 5-12, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St. Play water games with your friends. $12. Register. 540-687-6375.


TWISTIN' BY THE POOL, all ages, 6-8 p.m. tomorrow, 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.


BLUE RIDGE THUNDER CLOGGERS, 11-adults, beginner lessons, 7-8 p.m. Thursdays beginning Sept. 9, in converted barn near Purcellville. Call for directions and cost. 540-882-4917.


LUCKETTS FAIR, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 28 and 29, Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. Crafts, music, farmyard zoo, firetruck rides, pony rides, carnival games, cakewalks, face painting, animal ambassadors, pie contest, raffles, demonstrations and food. No pets or alcohol. $5; free, ages 5 and younger. 703-771-5281.


PURCELLVILLE GARDEN CLUB, 1 p.m. Aug. 27. Speaker will be Garth Woodruff of Second Nature. Call for location. Free. 540-338-0950.

GARDEN PARTY, "Kaleidoscope Gardening -- Gardening with Children," 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, Ida Lee Park, 60 Ida Lee Dr., Leesburg. Guided tours and speakers. Free. 703-771-5150.



CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 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.

HIDDEN HISTORY HIKE, ages 6 and older, 9-10:30 a.m. Aug. 28, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Historian Steve Meserve will lead a walk through the park's historic Lanesville Heritage area. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Wear appropriate clothing and shoes for the weather. Register. $3.50. 703-444-1275.


And Literature

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


AMATEUR RADIO, 8:30 a.m. third Saturdays, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 607 W. Market St., Leesburg. 540-338-2584 or


"TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD," 6 p.m. Sunday, Tally Ho Theater, 19 W. Market St., Leesburg. A gala to benefit Lincoln Preservation Foundation's Grace Church project. Following a screening of the film and a cocktail party at Lightfoot restaurant, there will be short address by film producer Ron Maxwell ("Gettysburg," "Gods and Generals") and former NPR host Bob Edwards will interview actors Philip Alford and Mary Badham, who played Jem and Scout Finch, and take questions from the audience. There will be a silent auction of film memorabilia, and Edwards will sign copies of his new book, "Edward R. Murrow and the Birth of Broadcast Journalism." Tickets are $50 a person, are limited and available only by calling 703-727-5576 pr 540-3380-6033.

THURSDAY MOVIES, all ages, 2 p.m. today and next Thursday, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Bring snacks and beverages. Call for title. Free. 703-444-3228, Ext. 309.


BATTLE OF THE BANDS, ages 13 and older, 5-10 p.m. next Thursday, Round Hill Center, 20 High St. Refreshments available. Register. $6. 540-338-5882.ACOUSTIC ON THE GREEN, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Town Hall green, 25 W. Market St., Leesburg. If it rains, at Market Street Coffee, next to the Tally Ho movie theater. Music by Michael Sheppard. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. No pets or alcohol. Free. 703-771-2170.

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 Original Drifters and Coasters. 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


NIGHT SOUNDS CAMPFIRE, all ages, 7:30-8:45 p.m. today, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Hear a story, listen for animals sounds and toast marshmallows. Bring a toasting stick. Marshmallows provided. Cancelled by rain. Register. $3.50. 703-444-1275.

NATURE BUDDIES: TURTLES, age 2 with an adult, 9:30-10 a.m. Tuesday, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Introduction to nature. No siblings. Register. $3.50. 703-444-1275.

HIKE AND LUNCH BUNCH, adults and children up to 8 years old, 11 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Aug. 18 Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Nature hike led by a naturalist to explore woods, ponds and meadows of the park looking for flowers and animals that live there. Bring a picnic lunch. No strollers. Register. $3.50; free, ages 2 and younger. 703-444-1275.

WOODLAND DETECTIVES, ages 6-10, 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Investigate life in the forest. Hike and use binoculars and magnifiers to examine nature. Register. $20.25. 703-444-1275.


SECRET AUCTION, 2-4 p.m. next Thursday, Loudoun Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Bid on wrapped items after auctioneer Ike Swart gives hints about what is in the package. Benefits ongoing projects and needs at the center. Open to the public. Free. 703-430-2397.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA SENIOR OLYMPICS REGISTRATION, age 50 and older, participate in a series of recreational and athletic events. Competition throughout the Northern Virginia area Sept. 15-30. $7.50, one event. $1, additional events. Forms are available at senior centers. 703-771-5156 or

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

CIVITANS, volunteer serving group forming a club in Leesburg. 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, ECHO, Inc., 71 Lawson Rd. SE, Leesburg. 703-824-0040 or


And Recreation

DROP-IN OPEN GYM FOR HOME-SCHOOLERS, ages 10-17, noon-2 p.m. Fridays, Lovettsville Community Center, 57 E. Broad Way. $1. 540-822-5284. First-graders and older, noon-2 p.m. Tuesdays.

ROAD RUNNERS, 8 a.m. Saturday, meet at Faith Chapel, 14188 Chapel Lane, Lucketts; 7 a.m. Sunday, meet at Market Station, Loudoun and Harrison streets, Leesburg for C&O Canal run and picnic. 703-779-0078 or

INTRODUCTION TO CARRIAGE DRIVING, hands-on introduction to carriage driving sponsored by Potomac River Driving Association, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Morven Park International Equestrian Center, 41793 Tutt Lane, Leesburg. All aspects of driving from carriages to harnessing horses and driving will be covered. $25. PRDA membership is included. 540-338-9233 or


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

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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