LUCKETTS FAIR

Since 1972, friends and neighbors in the small village of Lucketts have put on an annual fair at the Old Lucketts School. The fair began as a tribute to the 1913 building and its graduates. Proceeds were used to restore the building -- which is now the Lucketts Community Center and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places -- as well as to build playgrounds and ball fields and to undertake other community improvements. The 33rd annual fair takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd. Crafts, demonstrations, cake walks, entertainment, antiques, pie contest, fresh produce contest, petting zoo, children's activities, food and hand-churned ice cream. No pets or alcohol. Rain or shine. $5; 5 and younger, free. 703-771-5281 or www.LuckettsFair.com.

PARASOLS, FANS AND FLIRTATIONS

Learn about the history of the fan and parasol from 3000 B.C. through the 20th century in a small exhibition showcasing rare 19th- and 20th-century examples from the Loudoun Museum's collection. Did you know that the parasol was a popular fashion accessory among royalty and the wealthy in Europe from the Renaissance through the 19th century? Victorian women used fans and parasols to convey messages of love or rejection. Exhibit closes next Thursday. Loudoun Museum, 16 Loudoun St., Leesburg. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. $3 for adults; $1 for seniors, students and teacher; free for children younger than 4, members of the museum and the military. 703-777-7427.

The Lucketts Fair is this weekend at Lucketts Community Center. Above, Nanette Greene, left, and Sandy Meadows serve ice cream at the 2002 fair.