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Play golf all day and help make a difference. From August through October, join the National MS Society and play golf all day, as part of the MS Longest Day of Golf. Area golf courses, such as Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club, in Leesburg, and Stoneleigh Golf Club, in Round Hill, donate the greens fees so golfers and three friends can help make a different in the fight against multiple sclerosis. Registration is $25 per foursome. To register or find out more visit www.MSandYOU.org or call 202-296-5363.
The Loudoun County Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, will have book discussion group meetings the third Tuesday of the month at 12 p.m. August's selection will be poetry, "Henderson the Rain King" by Saul Bellows. Call 703-430-2397.
Sketch Club Show Within a Show for all ages at Round Hill Center, 20 High St. in Round Hill. The Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center presents the work of the Loudoun Sketch Club, featuring a collection of recent works of the Loudoun landscape and beyond to coincide with the park's production of William Shakespeare's The Tempest. Opening reception will be Friday, Aug. 4, from 6-7:30 p.m., with an opportunity to see an invited dress of The Tempest at 7:30 p.m. Free admission. Aug. 4-26, 6-8 p.m.
The Loudoun County Surplus Store is open on the first and third Wednesday and Friday, and the last Saturday of each month, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The store features an inventory of computer equipment, books, typical office items, surplus items from the Loudoun County and Leesburg government offices, and unclaimed items confiscated by the Sheriff's Office. Prices at the store range from $15 to $90 for bicycles, $15 to $40 for computer monitors, $10 to $40 for desks, $3 for keyboards, and $2 for chairs.
The store is located at 14 Cardinal Park Drive, Suite 106, in Leesburg. Directions and photographs of merchandise are available on the Loudoun County Government Web site at www.loudoun.gov/surplus.
The staff at Morven Park will share some of their favorite stories on location in a lantern-lit evening tour, "Tales from Morven Park." Program will be more than just a ghost tour. Some of the tales provide local color, some are ironic, some exciting, some amusing, some sad, and a number are just downright chilling. The tours will begin in the large parking lot just off Southern Planter Lane at 8:15 p.m., on Saturday nights, Aug. 6, and Aug. 20. Guides with lanterns will greet the visitors. The outside tour lasts one hour and 45 minutes and will cover a number of sites on the grounds of Morven Park. Walking shoes are highly recommended. The tour does require reservations and there is a small fee. Call 703-777-6034 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. for reservations and specifics.
Dozens of artists from the region have submitted artwork to Gallery 222Õs 4th annual juried ÒSomething HotÓ exhibition, and selected works will be on display at the gallery, through
Aug. 27. An opening reception will be held Friday, Aug. 5, from 6-9 p.m. during LeesburgÕs First Friday event in the downtown historic district. Gallery 222 is located at 222 South King St., Leesburg. Contact the gallery at 703-777-5498 or visit gallery222.com. Hours of operation are Monday-Saturday, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Sterling Playmakers present "Annie," Aug. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14, at Potomac Falls High School, 46400 Algonkian Parkway, Sterling. The show is directed by Beth Robertson and produced by Mark Humphrey, with musical direction by T. J. Miles, and choreography by Tosha Shall. Tickets are $12 for the reserved section and $10 for general admission. Call the hotline at 703-437-6117 or visit www.sterlingplaymakers.com.
Black and white monotypes created by Tucker Hill will be featured at the Waddell Art Gallery on the Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. The exhibit runs through Aug. 5, and features HillÕs recreations of VirginiaÕs rural landscapes. Hill is a member of ONE/OFF, a group of printmakers whose work has been featured around the world, and his works are in private collections across the country. The Waddell Art Gallery, Northern Virginia Community College Loudoun Campus, 1000 Harry F. Byrd Highway, Sterling. Gallery hours 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Friday. Free and open to the public.
"The Tempest" performed by international, regional and local professional actors A