Arts and Crafts

FALL ART CLASSES, registration is open for workshops and classes beginning Monday and continuing for seven weeks, Loudoun Academy of the Arts, 222 S. King St., Leesburg. Classes include sculpture, painting, drawing, drawing to painting, calligraphy and introduction to digital photography. Children's classes are also offered. For information, call 703-777-8043.

LOUDOUN KNITTERS, 6:30-9 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. New members welcome. Free. 703-771-1383.

LOUDOUN SKETCH CLUB OUTDOOR SESSIONS, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays through September at various locations. Paint, draw or photograph. For information, call 540-338-5803.

WATERFORD QUILTERS, 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month, 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. the second Wednesday of each month, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Free. 703-444-1936. Open to anyone with an interest in sewing.


PARENTS' NIGHT OUT, "Flashlight Tag," ages 5-12, 6-10 p.m. Sept. 10, Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St. Dinner and outdoor games. $20 to register. 540-687-6375.

BORN TO READ STORY TIME, babies up to 24 months and their caregivers, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 6, Lovettsville Library, 12 N. Light St. Free. 540-822-5824.


66TH ANNUAL HOSPITAL RUMMAGE SALE AND SILENT AUCTION, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 10 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 11, Morven Park Equestrian Center, Tutt Lane, off Route 15 north of Leesburg. Food available; door prizes given. Sponsored by the Ladies Board of Loudoun Hospital Center. Free. 703-771-2985 or

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 11, Northern Virginia Community College, 1000 Harry Byrd Hwy., Sterling. Loudoun County residents only. 703-777-0187 or

CHILI COOK-OFF, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 11, Sterling Community Center Annex, 1115 W. Church Rd. Be part of the chili competition, or bring the family for chili testing, music, games and moon bounce. $5, family; free, chili competitors. 703-430-6673.


BLUE RIDGE THUNDER CLOGGERS, ages 11 and older, beginner lessons, 7-8 p.m. Thursdays beginning next Thursday, in a converted barn near Purcellville. Call for directions and cost. 540-882-4917.

SOCIAL/BALLROOM, Latin potpourri, 7-8 p.m.; swing workshop, 8-9 p.m. Thursdays beginning next Thursday, Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. Registration $30 for four sessions. 703-406-7894.

INTRODUCTION TO TAP, ages 13 and older, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Thursdays Sept. 16-Oct. 7, Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. Bring tap shoes. Registration $48. 703-771-5913.

KINDERDANCE, ages 3-5, 9-9:30 a.m. Fridays Sept. 10-Oct. 15, Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. Registration $60. 703-771-5913.

INTRODUCTION TO JAZZ AND HIP-HOP, ages 13 and older, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Tuesdays Sept. 14-Oct. 5, Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. Registration $48. 703-771-5913.

BALLROOM, adults, 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays Sept. 7-Oct. 26, Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St. Registration $80. 540-687-6375.


STUDENT ART SHOW, open house, 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Medlin Art Gallery, 2 Loudoun St. SE, Leesburg. Exhibit will showcase works in charcoal, watercolor, pencil, acrylics and oil. Students range from 6 years old to adults. Exhibit will be on display through Sept. 18. Free. 703-771-8696.


DOCUMENTARY FILM VIEWING AND DISCUSSION, "The Last Days," 2 p.m. Sept. 12, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. Film provides insights into the events of 1944 in Hungary and addresses the themes of family, morality, forgiveness, tolerance and rebuilding lives after war. Free. 703-737-8100.

Flea Markets

FLEA MARKET AND BOOK SWAP, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sterling Community Center, 1115 W. Church Rd. Indoors and outdoors. Book swap, 10 a.m.-noon. $12 for space rentals. Free. 703-430-6673.


GARDEN PARTY, 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 18, Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, Ida Lee Park, 60 Ida Lee Dr., Leesburg. Guided tours and speakers. Free. 703-771-5150.


CIVIL WAR TOUR, "Mosby's Loudoun," all ages, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 11, meet at Claude Moore Park Visitor Center, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Steve Meserve, historian. Purchase lunch for $5, or bring a bag lunch. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration $45. 703-444-1275.

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

Lectures and Literature

ONE BOOK-ONE COMMUNITY, reading and discussion program and Reader's Theatre program. "The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness," by Simon Wiesenthal, will be featured. Book discussions: 9:30 a.m. today, Lovettsville Library, 12 N. Light St.; 10 a.m. next Thursday, Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St.; 7 p.m. Sept. 13, Lovettsville Library; 7 p.m. Sept. 13, Ashburn Library, 42216 Hay Rd.; 7 p.m. Sept. 13, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl.; 10 a.m. Sept. 21, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Reader's Theatre: 7 p.m. Sept. 7, Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St.; 7 p.m. Sept. 20, Rust Library; 7 p.m. Sept. 27, Middleburg Library, 101 Reed St. Copies of the book are available at all Loudoun library branches. Sponsored by the Irwin Uran Gift Fund. Free. Call your local library.

FOUR-IN-HAND COACHING LECTURE, 7 p.m. next Thursday, National Sporting Library, 102 The Plains Rd., Middleburg. James Houston, four-in-hand coach driver and historian. Registration required. Free. 540-687-6542, Ext. 15.


COUNTRYSIDE WOMEN'S CLUB, 9:30 a.m. Sept. 10, Parkway Pool meeting room, off Algonkian Parkway, Sterling. "A New You in Ninety Days," with Ricci Black, a certified Nikken Wellness Consultant. Free. 703-724-9479.

CHILDREN'S AND INFANT'S CLOTHING, TOYS AND EQUIPMENT SALE, 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Sept. 18, Loudoun County Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Sponsored by Loudoun/Fairfax Mothers of Multiples. Free. 703-715-6669 or

NURSE REFRESHER COURSE, for LPNs and RNs who want to reenter the field or want to brush up on theory and technique, 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays Sept. 8-Nov. 10, Shenandoah University's Northern Virginia campus, 908 Trailview Blvd., Leesburg. Applicants must have a current Virginia RN or LPN license, current CPR card, proof of updated immunizations and a criminal check. $250. 540-665-5505.


LOUDOUN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS, adult volunteer players ages 18 and older and first-call paid substitutes for the 2004-05 season. Non-paid positions include fourth horn, principal trumpet, utility/third trumpet, bass trombone, percussion and section strings. To schedule an audition on Sept. 11, players must specify an instrument and send name, address and daytime phone number along with a $5 non-refundable fee payable to Loudoun Symphony, P.O. Box 4478, Leesburg. Repertoire and audition time will be sent back by mail. 703-771-8287.

LOUDOUN SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA AUDITIONS, Sept. 11, St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St., Leesburg. Open to all string, woodwind and brass players and percussionists ages 10-18 who have had a minimum of two years of private instruction or who have participated in a school band or orchestra program for two years. Audition requirements are a short solo, scales up to five flats and five sharps and sight reading. Provide your own instrument. Call to schedule a time. 703-771-8287.

LOUDOUN SUMMER MUSIC FEST, Sunday, gates open at 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 Wailers. Face painting and 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


FROGSHACKLE NATURE CENTER, all ages, 1:30-3 p.m. today and 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Hands-on nature center. Make animal tracks in the sand. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free. 703-444-1275.


END OF SUMMER COOKOUT, 4:40-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Loudoun County Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Food and live music. Seniors and their families. $4, members, until Sept. 4; $6, day of event. 703-430-2397.

Sports and Recreation

FREDDIE MAC MS LONGEST DAY OF GOLF, throughout September and October, Loudoun Golf and Country Club, Raspberry Falls Golf and Hunt Club and the Golf Club of Virginia at Beacon Hill will donate greens fees for participants to play throughout the day at their courses on designated weekdays. Participants commit to raising money by collecting pledges for holes played or flat donations. Benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 202-296-5363 or

ROAD RUNNERS, 8 a.m. Saturday, meet at Loudoun County High School, 415 Dry Mill Rd., Leesburg, for W&OD trail cleanup; 8 a.m. Sunday, meet at Starbucks, 531 E. Market St., Leesburg. 703-779-0078 or

SOUTH RIDING RUNNING CLUB, 7 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Weekly runs also forming. Distances vary and all paces are welcome. 703-585-3028 or

MIDDLEBURG WALKING CLUB, adults, 9:30 a.m. Mondays, meet at the Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St. Registration required. Free. 540-687-6375.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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