Arts

And Crafts

DRAWING WORKSHOP, noon-4 p.m. June 25, Loudoun Academy of the Arts, 222 S. King St., Leesburg. Students work in charcoal, conte, ink, watercolor and pastel as they explore techniques for capturing the essence of the pose. Artist Avis Fleming. $90, includes a model fee. Register. 703-777-8043.

CHILDREN'S NEEDLEWORK SEMINAR, ages 8-17. 9 a.m.-noon Monday-June 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.

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.

Business

BOOKKEEPING AND TAXATION FOR SMALL BUSINESSES, 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Sponsored by Loudoun County Small Business Development Center. Register. Free. 703-430-7222.

Community

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. next Thursday, 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.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Broad Run High School, 21670 Ashburn Rd. Loudoun County Residents. Free. 703-777-0187 or www.loudoun.gov/oswm.

HOMEWARD BOUND 2005, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 25, Loudoun County Animal Shelter, 39820 Charles Town Pike, Waterford. Festival celebrating companion animals. Music, adoptable pets, dog fashion show, educational material, and giveaways and demonstrations from Loudoun County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit. Pet microchipping clinic and pizza noon-2 p.m. Free. See Web site for a list of participating groups. 703-737-8046 or www.loudoun.gov/animals.

CUSTOM CRUISERS CAR SHOW, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 26, Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. Hot rods, muscle cars, classics and street rods. Music, food and prizes. $5; 11 and younger, free. 703-771-5281.

Dance

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.

COUNTRY LINE DANCING, Saturday, Knights of Columbus Barn, 401 W. Holly Ave., Sterling. Lessons 8-9 p.m. with dancing until 1 a.m. Benefits local charities and scholarships. $10. 703-627-5360.

Exhibits

DODONA MANOR EXHIBIT, "The Marshall Plan: The Vision of a Family of Nations," 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursdays in June, Dodona Manor, 217 Edwards Ferry Rd., Leesburg. $10, adults; $8, seniors, college students and groups; $5, children and ages 9-17.

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.

"ART AND SOUL," 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, 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.

Films and Movie

VIEWING AND DISCUSSION SERIES, "The Secret Life of the Brain," Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St. Five-part Public Broadcasting Service series. Fifth segment at 2 p.m. June 26 will feature "The Aging 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.

Gardening

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

AN AFTERNOON IN THE OATLANDS GARDENS, Sunday, Oatlands Plantation, Route 15 six miles south of Leesburg. Pruning demonstration at 1:30 p.m. with arborist Peter Deahl. $7. Garden slide presentation at 4 p.m. with former head Oatlands gardener Alfredo Siani. $25. 703-777-3174.

History

BALLOONAMANIA, noon-12:15 p.m. today, National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy., Chantilly. Tom Crouch will present historic artifacts from the 18th and 19th centuries. Free. 202-633-4629 or www.nasm.si.edu.

Lectures

And Literature

LOUDOUN LIBRARY FOUNDATION USED BOOK SALE, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. June 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 25 and "bag sale" 1-3 p.m. June 26, Smart's Mill Middle School, 850 N. King St., Leesburg. Free. 703-779-2252.

DISCUSSION, BOOK SIGNING AND RECEPTION, 7 p.m. Monday, Middleburg Library, 101 Reed St. Marc Leepson, "Flag: An American Biography." Free. 540-687-4131.

Miscellaneous

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.

AMATEUR RADIO, 8:30 a.m. third Saturdays, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 605 W. Market St., Leesburg. 540-338-2584 or www.k4lrg.org.

Music

PIANO RECITAL, today, 7 p.m. Crossroads United Methodist Church, 43454 Crossroads Dr., Ashburn. Leslie Hindman will be presenting her senior piano recital. Free. 703-729-5100.

MASTER SINGERS OF VIRGINIA AUDITIONS, a capella choral ensemble in Northern Virginia concentrating in 20th- and 21st-century choral music. Three concert programs each season. Call for appointment. 571-213-6306 or www.msva.org.

AIR FORCE BAND AND SINGING SERGEANTS, 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 www.nasm.si.edu.

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 www.roundhillarts.org.

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

RIVERHOUSE CONCERT, Saturday, Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship, 11661 Harpers Ferry Rd., Purcellville. Doors open 6:30 p.m.; potluck dinner 7 p.m.; concert 8 p.m. Bring a dish to share and your own nonalcoholic beverage. Mary Ann Redmond Band. $10. 304-702-0554.

BLUEMONT CONCERT SERIES, 7 p.m. Sunday, Freedom Park, Evergreen Mill Road and Tolbert Lane, Leesburg. If it rains, Smart's Mill Middle School, 850 N. King St., Leesburg. The Legendary Orioles: Doo-wop pioneers in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. $5; $3, Bluemont Friends and seniors; $1, 5 and younger. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic. Food available for purchase. No pets, alcohol or smoking. 703-777-6303 or www.bluemont.org.

LOUDOUN SUMMER MUSIC FEST, June 26, Belmont Country Club, 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn. Opening act 6:15 p.m.; headliner band 7:30 p.m. Music by Grand Funk Railroad. Rain or shine. All food and beverages must be purchased on site. Shoes and shirts required. No pets. $15; 12 and younger, free; $12 in advance. 703-728-9500 or www.summermusicfest.net.

Nature

BANSHEE REEKS MURAL UNVEILING, "Banshee to the Bay," 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, 21085 The Woods Rd., Leesburg. The mural will be displayed in the park's rain garden. Event includes an art show featuring the work of mural artist Linda Bowman. The preserve is open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 703-669-0316 or www.bansheereeks.org.

BUTTERFLIES AND DRAGONFLIES, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, 21085 The Woods Rd., Leesburg. Bring binoculars if you have them. 540-554-2542.

Sports

And Recreation

JAZZ DANCE AND EXERCISE, adults, 7-8 p.m. Thursdays beginning today 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, 100 Acre Field, Hamilton. Groups include jumping, non-jumping, green horses and young riders. Potluck picnic. $20. Directions, 540-338-6562.

ROAD RUNNERS, 8 a.m. Saturday, Burr Ridge breakfast run; 8 a.m. Sunday, meet at Starbucks, 531 E. Market St., Leesburg. Call for directions. 703-779-0078 or www.loudounroadrunners.org.

Theater

MIDDLEBURG PLAYERS AUDITIONS FOR OLIVER, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, the Hill School, 130 S. Madison St., Middleburg. Sing a favorite song or one from the show. Call for appointment. Show dates are Aug. 18-21. 540-905-2144.

Yard Sales, Flea Markets

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

INDOOR YARD SALE, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 25, Heritage Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 122 Morven Park Rd. NW, Leesburg. Benefits resident activity fund. Free. 703-777-8700.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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