And Crafts

KNITTING, READING PATTERNS AND CROCHET CLASSES, 18 and older, Ida Lee Park Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Dr., Leesburg. Call for dates and times. $45 a class. 703-777-1368.

KNITTING/CROCHETING, 10 a.m.-noon Fridays, Loudoun County Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. County-sponsored. Make items for families at the homeless shelter, Northern Virginia Ronald McDonald House, Loudoun Hospital Center, the long-term care unit at Loudoun Hospital and the Hug an Afghan program. Offers a homemade afghan to anyone 18 or younger within the United States who has lost a parent or sibling. Group seeks donations of crochet hooks, sizes F through J, and four-ply acrylic yarn. Free. 703-430-2397.

CHILDREN'S NEEDLEWORK SEMINAR, ages 8-17. 9 a.m.-noon June 20-24, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 605 W. Market St., Leesburg. Sponsored by the Loudoun Museum and the Loudoun Sampler Guild. Register. $65. 703-777-7427.

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.

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. Register. 540-822-5284.


ROUND HILL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT, Route 719 North. Doors open at 5 p.m., bingo begins at 6:45. Thursdays. Smoke-free. Accessible to disabled. 540-338-7982.

STERLING RURITAN CLUB, 183 Ruritan Rd., 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Benefits local charities. 703-444-6039.

BASKET BINGO, tomorrow, Loudoun County Fairgrounds, Sykes Hall, Dry Mill Rd., Leesburg. Doors open at 6 p.m., bingo begins at 7. Benefits the Loudoun 4-H beef and swine clubs. Refreshments for sale. $20. 540-338-6967.


MOMS' MORNING OUT, 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays, Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. Enjoy a morning with your child or use the time to run errands. $35 for five sessions. Register. 703-771-5913.

TERRIFIC TURTLES, ages 3-6, 9:30-11 a.m. or 12:30-2 p.m. today, 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.


BROAD RUN COMMUNITY MEETING, 6:30-8:30 p.m. tonight, Belmont Ridge Middle School, 19045 Upper Belmont Pl., Leesburg. Input on the future of the Ashburn community. Supervisor Lori L. Waters (R-Broad Run), Planning Commissioner Robert Klancher, planning staff and other county officials. Free. 703-771-5088.

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FOR PREVENTION EDUCATION (COPE), 7 p.m. third Thursdays, Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St. Western Loudoun residents are welcome. Free. 540-338-4860.

SECRET AUCTION, 2 p.m. June 23, Loudoun County Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Items will be wrapped, and the auctioneer will give hints about what's in each package. Free. Open to the public. 703-430-2397.

LOUDOUN LITERACY COUNCIL AUCTION, "Desserts and Discoveries: A Novel Event," 8-11 p.m. tomorrow, Holiday Inn, Carradoc Hall, 1500 E. Market St., Leesburg. $30. 703-777-2205 or

"BECOME A PILOT" FAMILY DAY AND AVIATION DISPLAY, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy., Chantilly. Pilots will greet visitors and discuss their high-flying adventures over African grasslands, Central American jungles and bullet-filled Iraqi skies. A list of participating aircraft is available on the Web site. Free. 202-633-4629 or

SAFETY CARNIVAL, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St. Demonstrations from the fire department and activities for children. Free. Sponsored by Sterling Community Coalition. 703-430-9480.

RETIREMENT TEA, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Middleburg Elementary School, 101 N. Madison St. Honoring school nurse Lanny Scaife and teacher Jean Wilson. Free. RSVP at 703-771-6680.

OLD-FASHIONED PICNIC, 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Lowes Island Elementary School, 20755 Whitewater Dr., Sterling. Bid farewell to Principal Laurie McDonald. Hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks provided. Family names beginning with A-L, bring a side dish; M-Z, bring a dessert. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. RSVP at 703-406-0788.

RETIREMENT RECEPTION, 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sterling Middle School, 201 W. Holly Ave. Refreshments. Honoring Principal Ellen Fein. 703-444-0444.


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


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. 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. 6-8 p.m. 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. 540-687-6986.

LOUDOUN HERITAGE FARM MUSEUM EXHIBIT, "Valley Apples," 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through July 9 at the museum, Claude Moore Park, Heritage Farm Lane, Sterling. $5, adults; $4, seniors; $3, ages 2-12; free, 1 and younger. 703-421-5322 or

LOUDOUN SKETCH CLUB EXHIBITION, through June 30, during business hours. Loudoun County Government Center lobby, 1 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. Artwork will be available for purchase throughout the show. Free. 540-338-5803.

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. Fourth segment at 2 p.m. Sunday will feature "The Adult 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.


PURCELLVILLE GARDEN CLUB POTLUCK PICNIC, 11:30 a.m. June 17. Free. Directions, 540-338-0950.


INTERPRETIVE PROGRAM, "Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee: The Night Belonged to Mosby," 8 p.m. (by lantern light) Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Series of vignettes scattered throughout the village of Atoka, four miles west of Middleburg. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Meet at the Rector House; attendants will assist with parking. Groups of more than 10 should call ahead. Free. 540-687-6681.

CIVIL WAR TOUR -- GATEWAY TO THE SHENANDOAH, all ages, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Depart and return, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Led by historian Steve Meserve. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Lunch available for $5, or bring a bag lunch. Register. $45. 703-444-1275.

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


And Literature

SUMMER READING PRESENTATION FOR HOMESCHOOLERS, all ages and their families, 4 p.m. today, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Learn about the library's summer reading program. Pick up a brochure of programs and events. Register. Free. 703-771-5624.

BOOK SIGNING, 1 p.m. Saturday, Taylorstown Store, 13068 Taylorstown Rd., Lovettsville. "The Pearl: A Failed Slave Escape on the Potomac" by Josephine T. Pacheco. Free. 540-822-9340 or


PARTYLITE PRESENTATION, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Taylorstown Store, 13068 Taylorstown Rd., Lovettsville. Decorative candles and home accents. Portion of the proceeds will benefit the store's restoration. Free. 540-822-9340 or

CUSTOM HOME REMODELING WORKSHOP, 10 a.m.-noon June 25, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Facilitated by Mary Krueger and industry experts. Register. Free. 703-444-0860.

WALK TO CURE DIABETES, Sunday. Registration 7:30 a.m., walk 9 a.m., Lansdowne Resort, 44045 Woodridge Pkwy., Leesburg. Two 5K walks, entertainment, children's activities, sports and snacks. No entry fee. Each walker is asked to raise at least $100 through donations. 202-531-8222.

AMATEUR RADIO, 8:30 a.m. third Saturdays, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 605 W. Market St., Leesburg. 540-338-2584 or

SUPPORTING EASTERN LOUDOUN FAMILIES, 7:30-9 p.m. fourth Mondays, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Coalition dedicated to keeping the community safe and drug free. Eastern Loudoun residents welcome. Free. 703-771-6428.

ENGLISH CLASSES, sponsored by English as a Second Language and Immigrant Ministries program. $15, processing charge at registration. Scholarships available. Baby-sitting at some locations. For information in English, Spanish, Korean or Vietnamese, call 703-841-0292 or


AIR FORCE BAND AIRMEN OF NOTE, 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

ACOUSTIC ON THE GREEN, 7-9 p.m., Saturday, Town Green, 25 W. Market St., Leesburg. Summer concert series with Dark. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket. In bad weather, the show will be held next door at Market Street Coffee. Free. 703-777-7305.

TUNES WITH A VIEW, 6010 p.m. Saturday, the Stable at Foggy Bottom Vineyard, 18780 Foggy Bottom Rd., Bluemont (across from Great Country Farms). Acoustic music by Furnace Mountain, the Woodshedders and fiddle and guitar duo Michael Leonard and Shane Cochran. Door prizes, refreshments, silent auction. Sponsored by Friends of Bluemont. $12; $6, 11 and younger. 540-554-2379.

BLUEGRASS/FOLK JAM, 6-11 p.m. last Fridays, Round Hill Arts Center, Old Furniture Factory, 6 W. Loudoun St. Public encouraged to participate. Food and beverages for sale. Free; donations appreciated. 540-338-5050 or

LOUDOUN JAZZ ENSEMBLE FATHER'S DAY CONCERT, 6 p.m. June 19, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Bring chairs or blankets and picnic. Free. 703-444-1275.


"ANIMAL CHANGES CAMPFIRE," all ages, 7:15-8:45 p.m. tomorrow, 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.


SPAGHETTI DINNER, 4:30-6 p.m. tomorrow, Loudoun Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. $5 until June 9; $6. 703-430-2397.

FOREVER FIT, 9-10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Leesburg Presbyterian Church, 207 W. Market St., ages 55 and older, sponsored by Loudoun County YMCA and Loudoun Healthcare Inc. Walking, marching, strengthening exercises, stretching and relaxation. $2. 703-777-9622.

POKER, 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Loudoun Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. 55 and older. Free, center members; $1, nonmembers. 703-430-2397.

FEELIN' GOOD EXERCISE, 8-8:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Loudoun Valley Community Center, 320 W. School St., Purcellville. County-sponsored, for senior adults, low impact. $36, 12 sessions. 540-338-4122.


And Recreation

JAZZ DANCE AND EXERCISE, adults, 7-8 p.m. Thursdays beginning next Thursday through July 28, Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St. Develop strength, flexibility, rhythm and coordination. No experience needed. Register. $60, eight sessions. 540-687-6375.

LOUDOUN HUNT WEST TRAIL RIDE, 9 a.m. Saturday, Thunder Run, Hamilton. Groups include jumping, on-jumping, green horses and young riders. Picnic provided by the hunt. $20. Directions, 540-338-6562.

ROAD RUNNERS, 8 a.m. Saturday, meet at Hamilton playground, East Colonial Highway; 8 a.m. Sunday, meet at Woodlea Manor, Hague Drive, off Route 15 south of 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

VESTALS GAP WALKING CLUB, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, meet outside the Claude Moore Park visitors center, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd. Register. Free. 703-444-1275.

Yard Sales, Flea Markets

YARD SALE, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Roszell Chapel United Methodist Church, Route 734, Philomont. Benefits the church building fund. Free. 540-338-5861.

BRIAR PATCH PARK YARD SALE, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. June 18, Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St. Benefits park upkeep. Free. 703-430-9480.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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