Arts 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 and the long-term care unit at Loudoun Hospital and for the Hug an Afghan program, which offers a homemade afghan to anyone 18 or younger in 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.

DRAWING WORKSHOP, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, 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.

SUMMER ART CLASSES, session begins Monday, Loudoun Academy of the Arts, 222 S. King St., Leesburg. For a complete schedule of classes and fees, call 703-777-8043 or

GLORIES HATS WORKSHOP, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays, Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St. Ongoing community workshop to make Glories Happy Hats for pediatric patients at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children. Sponsored by area Lutheran churches and United Lithograph. Community service hours validated for student participants. All ages welcome. 703-506-1415 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.

LOUDOUN SKETCH CLUB INDOOR SESSIONS, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Round Hill Center, 20 High St., Round Hill. Paint, draw or photograph. For information, call 540-338-5803.

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.

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.

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.


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.

LEESBURG SENIOR CENTER, 215 Depot Ct. SE. Advanced bingo, 9 a.m. Wednesdays; slower bingo, 12:30 p.m. Fridays. 703-737-8039.


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.

LOUDOUN CAMP FIRE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, for children in elementary school, 3:30-4:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Ashburn. Learn to work together and appreciate similarities and differences. Take part in community service projects, outdoor activities and regular group meetings. Call for location. $17; $49, families. Special financial circumstances will be considered. 703-737-7807.

MOM AND ME OPEN GYM, ages 6 months to 3 years, 10-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays, Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St. Play and meet new friends. Free. 540-687-6375.


LA VOZ OF LOUDOUN, 7 p.m. today, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Learn about La Voz and volunteer opportunities for Hispanics in Loudoun County. Refreshments. Free. 703-777-1417.

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. today, 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.

SUMMER GARDEN GALA, 7-11 p.m. tomorrow, the Potomac Club, 43495 Riverpoint Dr., Lansdowne. Area restaurants, catering representatives, gourmet markets, wineries and wine shops will provide tastings. Open bar, silent auction and music by Olivera Music Entertainment. Hosted by Lansdowne Community Development partnership to benefit Loudoun Healthcare Foundation and Inova Loudoun Hospital's new pediatric emergency department. $75. 571-333-1199.

PIG ROAST, 4-7 p.m. July 2, Round Hill Volunteer Fire Department, 4 Main St. Pork barbecue, coleslaw, potato salad, corn on the cob, sliced tomatoes, desserts and assorted beverages. $10; $8, 60 and older; $5, 12 and younger. 540-338-7449.

CUSTOM CRUISERS CAR SHOW, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, 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.

CAREER FAIR, 4-7 p.m. Monday, Holiday Inn at Carradoc Hall, 1500 E. Market St., Leesburg. Sponsored by Loudoun County government. Free. 703-777-0213 or


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.


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.

ARTWORK BY LOUDOUN ARTISTS, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays through next Thursday and by appointment, Gallery 222, 222 S. King St., Leesburg. 703-777-8043 or

"WONDERFUL SUMMER," by appointment Mondays and Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays until next Thursday, 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 next Thursday, 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. Fifth segment at 2 p.m. Sunday 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 FOR BUTTERLFIES AND HUMMINGBIRDS, 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Broadlands Stream Valley Park Nature Center, 21907 Claiborne Pkwy., Ashburn. Karin MacDowell will discuss how you can design your garden to attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Walk around the grounds and see the native plant garden. Free. Register. 703-729-9704.

ORGANIC PRODUCE DAY, 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays, Round Hill Arts Center, 6 W. Loudoun St. Farmers from Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship will offer locally grown organic products. Free. 540-338-5050.


WALKING TOURS OF HISTORIC LEESBURG, one-hour guided tour through September. Reservations required. $10; $7, Loudoun Museum members; free, 12 and younger. 703-777-7427.

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


And Literature

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

BOOK DISCUSSION AND SIGNING, 2 p.m. Saturday, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. "Celebrating Single and Getting Love Right" with author Joan Allen. Free. 703-777-0541.

COLLECTIBLE BOOKS FOR SALE, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St. Includes Little Golden books and autographed, first-edition, out-of-print, vintage and gift-quality books. 703-430-9500.


CUSTOM HOME REMODELING WORKSHOP, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, 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

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


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

AIR FORCE CONCERT BAND, 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

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

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

BLUEMONT CONCERT SERIES, 7 p.m. Sunday, Freedom Park, Evergreen Mill Road and Tolbert Lane, Leesburg. Rain location is Smart's Mill Middle School, 850 N. King St., Leesburg. The Kusun Ensemble and musicians and dancers from Ghana. $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

LOUDOUN SUMMER MUSIC FEST, Sunday, 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


BIRDING AT THE BLUE RIDGE CENTER, fourth Saturdays, Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship, Route 671 (Harpers Ferry Road). Meet at 8 a.m., Neersville Volunteer Fire Station, Route 671. Free. 540-554-2542.

BIRDING BANSHEE, 8 a.m. July 9, Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, 21085 The Woods Rd., Leesburg. Bring binoculars if you have them. Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and Friends of Banshee Reeks. 540-554-2542.


INDEPENDENCE DAY PARTY, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 1, Loudoun Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Barbecue and games. Replaces the regular CAFE meal. Register. $2, in advance through next Thursday; $4. 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

DROP-IN BASKETBALL, Elementary students, 3-5:30 p.m. Fridays, Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. $1. 703-771-5913. Women, 8:30-10 p.m. Fridays, Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St. $2. 703-430-9480. Also 5-7 p.m. Fridays, Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. $2. 703-771-5913.

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.

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, meet at Loudoun County High School, 415 Dry Mill Rd., Leesburg, for the Adopt a Trail clean-up; 8 a.m. Sunday, meet at Market Station, Loudoun and Harrison streets, Leesburg, to carpool for the Purcellville-to-Leesburg run. 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.


SUMMER CAMP ACTORS, "Babe, the Sheep Pig," 6:30 p.m. next Thursday, Franklin Park, 17501 Franklin Park Dr., Purcellville. David Wood's fun barnyard story of triumph over adversity. Free. 540-338-7603.

NOT JUST SHAKESPEARE THEATER COMPANY, "The Merry Wives of Windsor," 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and July 1-2; 3 p.m. Sunday and July 3, Round Hill Center, 20 High St. $12; $10, seniors and students. 540-338-7973.

Yard Sales, Flea Markets

INDOOR YARD SALE, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, 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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