Arts and Crafts

CRAFT CLASS, rubber-stamped Christmas and birthday cards, 7-9 p.m. Aug. 18, Ashburn Presbyterian Church, 20962 Ashburn Rd. Free. 703-729-2012 or www.ashburnpresbyterian.org.

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.

WATERFORD QUILTERS, 10 a.m. second Wednesdays, 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. www.asg.org.

Community

15TH ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today, Virginia Regional Transportation Association, 109 N. Bailey Lane, Purcellville. Refreshments. 540-338-7285, Ext. 18.

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

AUGUST COURT DAYS, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 21-22, King and Market streets, Leesburg. Colonial reenactors, militia, frontiersmen, mock trials, music, crafts, children's activities, food. Ages 11 and older, $5; ages 5-10, $2; ages 4 and younger, free. Loudoun Convention and Visitors Association, 800-752-6118.

Exhibits

"SOMETHING HOT," 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; opening reception, 6-9 p.m. tomorrow. Gallery 222, 222 S. King St., Leesburg. Free. 703-777-5498.

Gardening

MASTER GARDENER MEETING, 7 p.m. today. Gardens of Delight, 40602 Charles Town Pike, Paeonian Springs. Andrea Watson on "Designing a Sustainable Landscape," Free. 703-771-5150.

MASTER GARDENER PLANT CLINICS, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 14, Cascades HomeGrown Farmers Market, Loudoun Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling; 8 a.m.-noon, Aug. 20, Leesburg HomeGrown Farmers Market, Virginia Village Shopping Center, off Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. Bring pest insects or plant problems for diagnosis and control recommendations. Free. 703-771-5150 or www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org.

MASTER GARDENERS GARDEN PARTY, 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 20, demonstration garden, Ida Lee Park, 60 Ida Lee Dr., Leesburg. Educational program followed by hands-on activity. Turf talk and tomato tasting. Free. 703-771-5150.

History

MOSBY'S MEN AT HOME IN LOUDOUN, ages 12 and older, Aug. 13. Depart 9 a.m., Claude Moore Park Visitor Center, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling, return 5 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Historian Steve Meserve. Lunch available for $5 or bring a bag lunch. Register. $45. 703-444-1275.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION CERTIFICATE PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE, 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 15, Northern Virginia Community College, 1000 Harry Byrd Hwy., Room LW 116, Sterling. The Journey Through Hallowed Ground's Executive Director, Cate Magennis Wyatt, will discuss "The Journey Past, Present and Future." Free. 540-882-4929 or www.nvcc.edu/loudoun/preserve or www.hallowedground.org.

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

Lectures

And Literature

BOOK SIGNING, 11 a.m. Aug. 13, Taylorstown Community Store, 13068 Taylorstown Rd., Lovettsville. "From Mount Vernon to Crawford: A History of the Presidents and Their Retreats" by Kenneth T. Walsh. Free. 540-822-9340.

Miscellaneous

CURATOR'S CHOICE, "The Hawker Hurricane, Britain's 'Other' WWII Fighter," with museum aeronautics specialist Christopher Moore. Noon-12:15 p.m. Aug. 18, 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.

DOG DAYS OF AUGUST, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Madison Street, Middleburg. Afternoon of activities for people and their pets. Demonstrations, dog-training tips, animal care advice and a bite prevention talk. Pet portrait artists will have examples of their work. Contests, doggie ice cream, dog biscuits, a pet psychic and a face painter. Free. 540-687-8727.

Movies

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

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

TUESDAY TEEN MOVIES, "Under the Tuscan Sun," 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St. Bring snacks. Free. 540-338-7235.

Music

LOUDOUN SYMPHONIC WINDS MEMBERSHIP DRIVE, musicians with skills on percussion, French horn, clarinet, bassoon, trombone, euphonium, baritone saxophone and trumpet are needed. Audition not required. Rehearsals are 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Sept. 6, Park View High School band room, 400 W. Laurel Ave., Sterling. 540-668-6234 or www.lcbandinc.org.

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. Music by Solas. $5; Bluemont Friends and seniors, $4; ages 5 and younger, $2. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a picnic. Food will be sold. No pets, alcohol or smoking. 703-777-6306 or www.bluemont.org.

SUMMER NIGHTS AT RASPBERRY PLAIN, 7-11 p.m. tomorrow, Raspberry Plain, 16500 Agape Lane, Leesburg. Music by the Travis Rocco Band and opener Ross Copperman. No alcohol or tobacco. Benefits Loudoun Youth Inc. In advance, $10; at door, $15. 703-304-6083.

ACOUSTIC ON THE GREEN, 7-9 p.m., Saturday, Town Green, 25 W. Market St., Leesburg. Summer concert series with Naked Blue. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket. In bad weather, the show will be 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 38 Special, 7:30 p.m. Rain or shine. All food and beverages must be purchased on site. Shoes and shirts required. No pets. $15; in advance, $12; ages 12 and younger, free. 703-728-9500 or www.liveatbelmont.com.

Nature

BATTY FOR BATS, all ages, 6:15 p.m. Aug. 13, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Rd., Sterling. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Canceled if rain. Register. $3.50 703-444-1275.

NATURE WALK AND NATIVE AMERICAN DISPLAY, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17, Galilee United Methodist Church, 45425 Winding Rd., Sterling. Community event. Child care available for ages 2 and younger; reserve by Aug. 14. Free. 703-430-2203 or www.galileeumc.org.

Seniors

HAPPY DAYS DANCE, 2-4 p.m. Aug. 18, Loudoun Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Pull out your saddle shoes and poodle skirts and dance to tunes of the '50s with DJ Sky Dantinne. Free. Root beer floats, $1. 703-430-2397.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, 9-10:30 a.m. tomorrow, Loudoun Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Eggs, bacon or sausage, three pancakes, juice and coffee. $3. 703-430-2397.

MOVIE, POPCORN AND SODA, "Hitch," 1:30 p.m. Aug. 17, Loudoun Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. $2. 703-430-2397.

Sports

And Recreation

LOUDOUN HUNT WEST TRAIL RIDE, open to all, 9 a.m. Saturday, Hillbrook Farm, Hamilton. Jumping and non-jumping groups. Potluck picnic. $20. Directions, 540-338-6562.

ROAD RUNNERS, 8 a.m. Saturday, meet at Loudoun County High School, 415 Dry Mill Rd., Leesburg; 7 a.m. Sunday, meet at Lincoln Elementary School, 18048 Lincoln Rd. 703-779-0078 or www.loudounroadrunners.org.

17TH ANNUAL LEESBURG 10K-20K RACE, 8:15 a.m. Aug. 14, meet at Market Station, Loudoun and Harrison streets, Leesburg. Kids Fun Run begins after 10K. Prizes, refreshments. Sponsored by Harris Teeter; organized by YMCA Loudoun County. 10k, $25; 20k, $35. 301-871-0400 or www.runwashington.com.

BEGINNER CARRIAGE DRIVING LESSONS, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 and 31, Morven Park Equestrian Center, Tutt Lane, off Route 15 north of Leesburg. Learn about harnessing, driving bits, ground driving, reinsmanship, carriage and cart types and proper attire. Register. One session, $40; all sessions, $120. 703-751-5717.

Theater

GROWING STAGE YOUTH THEATER ARTS, "Grease," 7 p.m. today, and 1 p.m. tomorrow, Harmony Intermediate School, 38174 W. Colonial Hwy., Hamilton. "The Musical Adventures of Tom Sawyer," 7 p.m. today, and 1 p.m. tomorrow, Belmont Ridge Middle School, 9045 Upper Belmont Pl., Leesburg. Free. Food available for purchase. 540-338-5367 or www.growingstage.org.

FRANKLIN PARK SUMMER THEATER SEASON, "The Tempest," 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday and Aug. 12 13, 19 and 20; 5:30 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 14 and 21, Round Hill Center, 20 High St. Performed by international, regional and local actors. Adults, $18; students and seniors, $15. 540-338-7973.

MUSICAL THEATER CABARET, "Broadway Lights the Night," 8 p.m. Aug. 13, Heritage High School, 520 Evergreen Mill Rd. SE, Leesburg. Presented by DC Metro Players to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. $15; cash or checks only. 703-246-0270 or www.broadwaylightsthenight.com.

LEESBURG THEATRE COMPANY, "Picasso at the Lapin Agile," 8 p.m. Aug. 13, 19 and 20; 6 p.m. Aug. 14 and 21, Oatlands Carriage House, Oatlands Plantation, Route 15, Leesburg. Advance, $12; at door, $15; students, $10. 703-777-3174 or www.oatlands.org.

MIDDLEBURG PLAYERS, "Oliver," 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19-20 and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 21, Sheila C. Johnson Performing Arts Center, the Hill School, 130 S. Madison St., Middleburg. Advance tickets, adults, $15, children, $12; at door, adults, $20, children, $15. 703-327-6742 or www.middleburgplayers.com.

AURORA STUDIO THEATRE AUDITIONS, "Arsenic and Old Lace," 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 20 and 1-4 p.m. Aug. 21, Old Stone School, 37098 Charlestown Pike, Hillsboro. One-minute monologue. Be prepared for cold readings. Show dates are Oct. 14-30. Call for a 10-minute appointment. 540-668-6779 or info@aurorastudiotheatre.org.

Yard Sales,

Flea Markets

BRIAR PATCH PARK YARD SALE, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 20, Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St. Benefits park upkeep. Free. 703-430-9480.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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