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Potomac Falls High School presents "Footloose" a teen romance written by Dean Pitchford. This show will be performed on Friday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 22 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Baby lambs, goats, piglets, chicken and more farm animals welcome educational groups to guided tours of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority's Temple Hall Farm Regional Park Interpretive Center in Leesburg. The farm is accepting summer and fall educational tour reservations. Admission for teachers is complimentary and the minimum group reservation size is 15 paid visitors. Tours are available Tuesdays through Fridays, between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at NVRPA's working farm. Reservations are required. The new reservations telephone number is 703-352-5900. Fees apply to chaperones and siblings older than age 2. The farm tour is $3 per person, with an additional $1 per person for a wagon ride. Free Sunday afternoon farm visits, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., will continue through October. For more information about tours, adventures and opportunities at Temple Hall Farm Regional Park, visit www.nvrpa.org/templehallfarm.

To celebrate Earth Day on April 22, the Loudoun County Office of Solid Waste Management will offer the "It's Time To Recycle!" presentation kit, a resource developed for elementary school students that answers the questions "What really happens to the bottles, cans and paper that we set out for recycling?" and "Why should we recycle?" Production of the kit was funded by the Virginia Litter Prevention and Recycling Grant Program and includes a slide show presentation on CD (color transparencies are available upon request); speaker's notes; excerpts from the Virginia Standards of Learning as they relate to specific topics in the presentation; and exhibits to encourage student participation and foster their understanding of recycling concepts. Each of the county's public elementary schools has received a copy, as will several of the public libraries: Ashburn, Eastern Loudoun Regional, Purcellville, Rust, and Sterling. Additional copies are available on loan from the Office of Solid Waste Management. The presentation will also be available online at

www.loudoun.gov/oswm/recycle. Call 703-777-0187 for more information.

Sterling Elementary is having a Bingo night on Friday, April 23 from 7-9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $5 to play for the whole evening. For more information, call the school at 703-444-7450.

The 3rd Annual Home and Garden Show being sponsored by the PTSO of Stone Bridge High School will be held on Saturday, May 1 on the grounds of the high school located on Hay Road in Ashburn Farms and will run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free. Entertainment, food and an hourly raffle of items including free rounds of golf, gift certificates, etc. will round out the day's festivities.

The Travis Film Festival is underway for high school student filmmakers throughout the county. Students may submit their films in up to three categories: Drama, Comedy, and Documentary/Other. A panel of professionals will judge the works, and the winning filmmakers will be awarded cash prizes. Films must be received by 3 p.m. on April 30 at the same address. Full guidelines and entry forms for both contests are contained on the Web site www.travisfilmfest.com. Student films will be shown to the public on May 25, 26, and 27 at area theaters.