LEESBURG'S FIRST FRIDAY, 6-9 p.m. tomorrow, historic Leesburg. Visit art galleries, specialty stores and antiques shops. Free. 703-725-8167.


DANCE FOR SINGLES, 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Christian Fellowship Church, 21673 Beaumeade Cir., Ashburn. Learn the latest line dances. All levels. Free. 571-217-8720.


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

"THREE VIEWS OF THE GATES," 6-9 p.m. tomorrow, Photoworks, upstairs at King and Loudoun streets, Leesburg. Photographs of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's "The Gates, Central Park, New York, 1979-2005" by Larr Kelly, KD Kidder and Neil Steinberg. Free. 703-777-4002.

MONOTYPE PRINTS, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, July 11-Aug. 5, Waddell Art Gallery, Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun Campus, 1000 Harry Byrd Hwy., Sterling. Free. 703-450-2627.


INTERPRETIVE PROGRAM, "Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee: The Night Belonged to Mosby," 8 p.m. July 9. Series of vignettes scattered throughout the village of Atoka, four miles west of Middleburg on Route 713. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Meet at the Rector House. People will be available to direct parking. Groups of more than 10 should call ahead. Free. 540-687-6681.

FAMILY FUN DAY, "Blue-Gray Sunny Day," 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 9, Loudoun Museum, 16 Loudoun St. SW, Leesburg. Hands-on activities including artifact exploration, crafts, storytelling, old-fashioned games, Civil War music and "period" photos. Learn about Civil War medicine and surgery and plant a medicinal herb to take home. Free. 703-777-7427.

"IN THE BEGINNING: LOUDOUN COUNTY," July 16. Depart 9 a.m., Claude Moore Park Visitor Center, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling; return 5 p.m. Visit Dranesville and Ball's Bluff battlefields with historian Steve Meserve. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Lunch available for $5, or bring your own. Register. $45. 703-444-1275.

CHILDREN'S CIVIL WAR CAMP, ages 8-14, 9 a.m.-noon July 18-22, Oatlands Plantation, 20850 Plantation Lane, six miles south of Leesburg, off Route 15. Learn about life during the Civil War, including the life of a soldier on the home front, soldiers' attire, period money, enlistment papers, tin whistles, jaw harps and crafts. Sponsored by the 8th Virginia Infantry and Oatlands. $150, includes all materials, food, music, a battlefield tour and Civil War items to take home daily. Register. 703-771-3915 or

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

USED-BOOK SALE, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 9, Taylorstown Store, 13068 Taylorstown Rd., Lovettsville. Free admission. 540-822-9340.


CURATOR'S CHOICE, "Kosmos 936 Artificial Gravity Experiment Package," noon-12:15 p.m. next Thursday, National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy., Chantilly. Cathleen Lewis, curator, space history division. Free. 202-633-4629 or

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


TEEN MOVIE, "Matchstick Men," 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St. Bring your own snack. Free. 540-338-7235.

"ADVENTURES IN MOVIE-VILLE," "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," all ages, 3 p.m. July 12, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. Bring pillows, blankets and snacks. Free. 703-737-8100.


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

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

BLUEMONT CONCERT SERIES, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, South Madison Street, downtown Middleburg. If it rains, concerts will be held at a nearby indoor location posted at the concert site. Music by Black Sheep. $5; $3, Bluemont Friends and seniors; $1, 5 and younger. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic. Food available for purchase. Door prizes. No pets, alcohol or smoking. 703-777-6306 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.

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. Daryl Davis Band. $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. 703-777-6306 or

LOUDOUN SUMMER MUSIC FEST, Sunday, Belmont Country Club, 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn. Opening act 6:15 p.m.; headliner 7:30 p.m. Music by Delbert McClinton. 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


OWL CAMPFIRE, all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult, 7:30 p.m. July 8, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Learn about owls through games and activities, roast marshmallows. Cancelled by rain. Register. $3.50. 703-444-1275.

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. tomorrow, Loudoun Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Barbecue and games. Replaces the regular CAFE meal. Register. $2, in advance through today; $4 at the event. 703-430-2397.


And Recreation

BOBBY MITCHELL-TOYOTA HALL OF FAME GOLF CLASSIC, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 10, Lansdowne Resort, Lansdowne Boulevard. More than 40 professional football and basketball legends will play in the tournament to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. $5, gallery tickets; 11 and younger, free. 202-466-6286 or


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

THE GROWING STAGE, "The Sound of Music," 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Loudoun Valley High School, 340 N. Maple Ave., Purcellville. $15, adults; $12, children and seniors in advance; $20 and $17 at the door. 540-338-5367.

Yard Sales, Flea Markets

FLEA MARKET AND BOOK SWAP, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 9, Sterling Community Center Annex, 1115 W. Church Rd. Book swap, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. 703-430-6673.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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