Arts and Crafts

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.

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.


"WRITING A WINNING BUSINESS PLAN: TURN YOUR BUSINESS PLAN INTO A POWERFUL COMMUNICATION TOOL," 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Susan Hammel Joyce, founder of Cogent Consulting. Sponsored by the Loudoun County Small Business Development Center. Register. Free. 703-430-7222.


CITIZENS FOR CATOCTIN COUNTY, 7:30 p.m. today, Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. Free. 540-338-4232 or


PURCELLVILLE GARDEN CLUB, noon tomorrow. Call for location. Free. 540-338-0950.


CURATOR'S CHOICE, "The Saturn V Instrument Unit," noon-12:15 p.m. Aug. 4, National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy., Chantilly. Paul Ceruzzi, curator, space history. Free. 202-633-4629 or

"SUNDAE FOR 500," 11 a.m. Saturday, Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum, 21668 Heritage Farm Lane, Sterling. Virginia Dairy Princesses will build a sundae using a recipe from their cookbook "Udderly Delicious Royal Recipes." The book will be available for purchase. $5. 703-421-5322.

FRISBEE DOG CONTEST, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Lovettsville Game Protective Association, 16 S. Berlin Tpk. Novice and veteran competitors are encouraged to compete. All competitors receive an official Hyperflite K-10 Competition Standard flying disc, and the winners and second- and third-place teams will get plaques. Sponsored by Blue Ridge Veterinary Associates, Stonehaven Kennel and Lovettsville Pizza. Free. Competition rules and regulation, 703-517-1813 or

CARVER SCHOOL RENOVATION GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY, 10 a.m. Saturday, 700 15th St., Purcellville. When restored, the new Carver Center will serve as a senior activity center and adult day care program on weekdays and will be available for general community use on evenings and weekends. Reception follows ceremony. Free. 703-777-0343.

"AND THE WOMEN GATHER," 1-4 p.m. Sunday, BMW of Sterling and Mini of Sterling, 21826 Pacific Blvd. Five women authors, a jazz singer and food. Benefits the Guild of Women Achievers, providing health care and health education to women. $65, advance; $95, at the door. 305-573-8423.

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.

WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE WORKSHOP, for female residents of Loudoun County and their daughters 13 and older, 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy, 45299 Research Pl., Ashburn. Wear gym-style clothing and athletic shoes. Register. Free. 703-777-0407.


TEEN MOVIE MATINEE, "Weird Science," 3 p.m. today, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. Free. 703-737-8100.

THURSDAY MOVIES, all ages, 2 p.m. today and each Thursday through Aug. 25, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Bring popcorn, a beverage and a blanket. Free. 703-444-3228.

"ADVENTURES IN MOVIE-VILLE," "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events," all ages, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. Bring pillows, blankets and snacks. Free. 703-737-8100.

TUESDAY TEEN MOVIES, "The School of Rock," 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St. Bring your own snacks. Free. 540-338-7235.


BLUEMONT CONCERT SERIES, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, South Madison Street, downtown Middleburg. If it rains, a nearby indoor location will be posted at the concert site. Music by Dominion 4. Also, 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. Music by King Teddy. Tickets for the concerts are $5; $4, Bluemont Friends and seniors; $2, 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

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

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 Little Feat. 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


OH DEER, all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Learn about deer through a deer survival game, a discussion and a hike through their habitat. Canceled 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.

FAMILY BIRD WALK, all ages, 10 a.m. July 30, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Rd., Sterling. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bring binoculars and water. Canceled by rain. Register. Free. 703-444-1275.


And Recreation

LOUDOUN HUNT WEST TRAIL RIDE, open to all, 9 a.m. Saturday, Dobson's Gate, Leesburg. Jumping and non-jumping groups. Potluck picnic. $20. Directions, 540-338-6562.

MORVEN PARK SUMMER DRESSAGE CLASSIC, Dancing Horses Competition, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 30-31. Musical Freestyle, the $10,000 Pas de Deux Challenge Cup, 1 p.m. July 31, Morven Park International Equestrian Center, Tutt Lane, off Route 15 north of Leesburg. The Challenge Cup is sponsored by Patton Equine Legal Services in honor of the Dancing Horse Fund. Free. 703-777-2890 or

ROAD RUNNERS, 8 a.m. Saturday, meet at the Hamilton playground, off East Colonial Highway; 7 a.m. Sunday, meet at Market Station, Loudoun and Harrison Streets, Leesburg. 703-779-0078 or

SPORTS CAMP, ages 8-12, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-July 29, Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St. Soccer, sand volleyball, swimming and basketball. Register. $160. 540-687-6375.


GROWING STAGE YOUTH THEATER ARTS, "Musical Snow White," 7 p.m. today and 1 p.m. tomorrow, Tolbert Elementary School, 691 Potomac Station Dr. NE, Leesburg. Free. Food available for purchase. 540-338-5367 or

STERLING PLAYMAKERS, "Annie," 8 p.m. July 29, Aug. 5 and 12; 2 p.m. July 30-31, Aug. 6-7 and 13-14, Potomac Falls High School, 46400 Algonkian Pkwy. $12, reserved; $10 general admission. 703-437-6117 or

Yard Sales,

Flea Markets

RUMMAGE SALE, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. July 31, Sha'are Shalom Synagogue, 19357 Evergreen Mill Rd., Leesburg. Furniture, household items, toys, children's items and clothing. Free. 703-724-1582.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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