And Crafts

WATERFORD QUILTERS, 10 a.m. the second Wednesdays of each month, St. Francis de Sales 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.


HOME FINANCING SEMINAR, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Home loan consultant Mary Krueger. Register. Free. 703-444-0860.


TERRIFIC TURTLES, ages 3-6, 9:30-11 a.m. or 12:30-2 p.m. Monday or June 9, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Learn about the reptiles, hike the trails and look for turtles, make a craft. Register. $10.25. 703-444-1275.


LEESBURG'S FIRST FRIDAY, 6-9 p.m. tomorrow, Loudoun, King and Market streets. Visit art galleries, specialty stores and antique shops. Free. 703-725-8167 or

SOUTH RIDING CELEBRATION, 5-11 p.m. tomorrow and noon-9:45 p.m. Saturday, south of Route 50. Rides, slides, bungees, entertainment, demonstrations, music and food. Fireworks, 9:30 p.m. June 4. $5; $4 in advance; ages 2 and younger free. Advance sales end 2 p.m. June 3 at Town Hall, 43055 Center St. Unlimited ride bracelets, $7. 703-327-4390.

LOUDOUN SYMPHONY, "Fly Me to the Moon," 6 p.m. Saturday, Leesburg Executive Airport, Sycolin Road. Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, dinner, music, live auction, dessert and dancing. Black tie. $150 per person. 703-771-8287 or

MOTORCYCLE POKER RUN, Saturday. Registration 8 a.m., Leesburg Volunteer Fire Department, 215 Loudoun St. SW. Uniformed police escort for the run leaves at 8:30 a.m. Complimentary breakfast by Berryville Tastee-Freeze and lunch by Leesburg Red Hot & Blue restaurant. Prizes. Benefits Virginia Special Olympics. Rain date June 5. 703-771-4503.

CASINO NIGHT, Saturday, The Lakes, 44078 Cheltenham Cir., Ashburn. Silent auction 7 p.m., casino games 8 p.m. Appetizers, cash wine bar, desserts, coffee and teas. Hosted by Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation. $25 (credit cards and checks preferred). Includes $20,000 in casino cash. Call for directions. 703-729-4629.

BROAD RUN COMMUNITY MEETING, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Farmwell Station Middle School, 44281 Gloucester Pkwy., Ashburn. Input on the future of the Ashburn community. Supervisor Lori Waters (R-Broad Run), Planning Commissioner Robert Klancher, planning staff and other county officials. Free. 703-771-5088.

RELAY FOR LIFE EVENTS, Saturday and Sunday, Potomac Falls High School, 46400 Algonkian Pkwy., and Heritage High School, 520 Evergreen Mill Rd., Leesburg. Teams of families, organizations and friends participate by camping out and taking turns circling the track. 703-938-5550 or

RECEPTION, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Tuscarora Mill Restaurant, Harrison Street, Leesburg. Hosted by the Humane Society of Loudoun County. Food, silent auctions and raffles. Benefits homeless and needy animals. $25. For information, e-mail or call 703-777-2912.

OPEN HOUSE RECEPTION, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Park View High School, 400 W. Laurel Ave., Sterling. Parents, students and the Sterling community are invited to come and honor Principal Anne Brooks and teacher Kathleen Dugger on their retirements. Both helped open Park View in 1976. Free. 703-444-7500.

GARDEN PARTY TO SAVE VIRGINIA'S COUNTRYSIDE, 5-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Wingfield Farm, Middleburg. Music by the Hal Sigerton Jazz Quartet; catered by Celebrations. Call for cost and reservations. 540-687-8441.


NORTHERN VIRGINIA PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY DANCE PERFORMANCE, "Variations of Don Quixote," 3 p.m. Sunday, Heritage High School, 520 Evergreen Mill Rd. SE, Leesburg. $10, 12 and older; $8, children; free, 2 and younger. 703-443-1093.


ALDIE MILL ART SHOW AND SALE, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. each weekend in June, Route 50 five miles east of Middleburg. Artists will demonstrate their work throughout the show. Free. 703-327-9777.

ARTWORK BY LOUDOUN ARTISTS, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays through July 30 and by appointment, Gallery 222, 222 S. King St., Leesburg. Artist's reception 6-9 p.m. tomorrow. 703-777-8043 or

"ART AND SOUL," 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday through June 18, Round Hill Arts Center, 6 W. Loudoun St. Juried exhibit including paintings, drawings, sculpture, pottery, photography and jewelry. Benefits preservation of the Old Furniture Factory, where the nonprofit arts center is located. Artists reception, 6-8 p.m. Saturday. Free. 540-338-9745.

"WONDERFUL SUMMER," by appointment Mondays and Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays until June 30, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, Byrne Gallery, 7 W. Washington St., Middleburg. A celebration of the joy of lemonade in the shade, picnic tables and croquet. Oil paintings by Barbara Borck-Hart. Artist's reception 5-8:30 p.m. Saturday. 540-687-6986.

Films and Movies

VIEWING AND DISCUSSION SERIES, "The Secret Life of the Brain," Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St. Five-part Public Broadcasting Service series through June 26. Third segment at 2 p.m. Sunday will feature "The Teenage Brain." John Grauerholz guides discussion. Presented in cooperation with Loudoun County Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse and the Friends of Loudoun Mental Health. Free. 540-338-7235.


And Literature

"SAILORS IN THE HOLY LAND," 7-9 p.m., Friday, Final Draft Books, 192 N. 21st St. Purcellville, 540-338-8238. Andrew C.A. Jampoler will sign copies of his new book about a little-known Navy expedition to the Dead Sea. Jampoler will speak about the book at 2 p.m. Sunday, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg, 703-777-0323.

LIVE AT THE LIBRARY, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St. Geraldine Brooks, author of "March." Free. 540-338-7235.


LOUDOUN YOUTH WEEK, hosted by local government, nonprofits, businesses and civic groups. Youth Night Open House, 7-9 p.m. today, all Loudoun County Public Library branches. Learn about programs for teens and how to volunteer for the Summer Reading Program. Refreshments. All Star Battle of the Bands, 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, Stone Bridge High School, 43100 Hay Rd., Ashburn. Youth bands battle for a chance to open for national headliners at the Loudoun Summer Music Festival. Stompfest Competition and Youth Dance, 6:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday, the Barns at Franklin Park, 17501 Franklin Park Dr., Purcellville. Step teams from local high schools compete. Refreshments. 703-771-5511.


AIR FORCE BAND SILVER WINGS, noon-12:45 p.m. tomorrow, National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy., Chantilly. Free. 202-633-4629 or

WATERFORD CONCERT SERIES, "New Generation Concert," competition winners from the Levine School of Music, 4 p.m. Sunday, Waterford Old School, Fairfax and High streets. A walking tour of the village with a trained docent before each concert at 2 p.m. Meet at the Old School. $20 in advance; $22 at the door. 540-882-3018.


NATURE BINGO, ages 3-6, 9:30-11 a.m. or 12:30-2 p.m. today, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Register. $10.25. 703-444-1275.

"ANIMAL CHANGES CAMPFIRE," all ages, 7:15-8:45 p.m. June 10, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Learn about metamorphosis; explore the life cycles of butterflies and frogs through activities and a craft. Roast marshmallows. Register. $3.50. 703-444-1275.

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY, ages 7-12, 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Introduction to nature photography with discussion, game and picture taking. Parent must accompany child. Bring a camera, two rolls of 200 or 400 ASA color print film (24 prints each) or two disposable cameras per child. Cancelled by rain. Register. $10.25. 703-444-1275.


And Recreation

KIDS ALL-AMERICAN FISHING DERBY, ages 6-16, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Provide your own rod, reel and bait. Parents need to be present during the event and can assist with baiting, but children must do their own casting and reeling. Rain date June 11. Register. Free. 703-444-1275.

YOUTH TRY-ATHLON, 8 a.m. Saturday, Ida Lee Recreation Center, 50 Ida Lee Dr., Leesburg. Race involves a swim, bike ride and run. Five age groups. Open to the first 200 participants. $10. 703-777-1368.

ROAD RUNNERS, 8 a.m. Saturday, meet at Market Station, Loudoun and Harrison streets, Leesburg for Leesburg 10K course; 8 a.m. Sunday, meet at Round Hill Elementary School, 17115 Evening Star Dr. 703-779-0078 or

NATIONAL TRAILS DAY, all ages, Saturday, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Hike the trails or participate in a 5K or 10K IVV walk with the Loudoun Walking and Volksport Club. Call for walk times and trails used. Free. 703-444-1275.

LOUDOUN HUNT WEST TRAIL RIDE, 9 a.m. Saturday, Windswept Farm, Leesburg. Three groups include jumping, non-jumping, and green horses/young riders. Potluck picnic. Call for directions. $20; $10, riders 9 and younger. 540-338-6562.


"SOUTH PACIFIC," 7:30 p.m. today, tomorrow and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Potomac Falls High School, 46400 Algonkian Pkwy. $5. 703-444-7542.

Yard Sales,

Flea Markets

RUMMAGE SALE, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Middleburg Fire Department, 910 W. Washington St. Clothing, housewares, furniture and books. 540-687-6430.

INDOOR FLEA MARKET, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Loudoun Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Free. 703-430-2397.

WATERFORD YARD SALE, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Multiple vendors throughout the village. Rain date June 18. Walking map of locations at sale sites or at the Waterford Market. 540-882-4431 or

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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