Ongoing Events

Ongoing Events

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The Loudoun County School Board's new school play policy is this month's topic on "The Road ToÉ," a local political panel discussion program produced by Sterling residents Tony and Marlene Barney of NoraBett Productions.

Guest panelists John Andrews, chairman of the Loudoun County School Board, and David Weintraub, president of Equality Loudoun, discuss and debate the new policy, and the public controversy surrounding a student-authored play performed at Stone Bridge High School this past year. Political analysts Mike Lane, former chair of the Arlington County Republican Party, and John Flannery, Leesburg attorney, also participate.

"The Road ToÉ" can be seen every Wednesday, at 8 p.m., on Adelphia Cable Channel 23 in Loudoun County, and this Monday ,at 8 p.m., and Tuesday, at 12 p.m., on Cox Cable Channel 10 in Fairfax County.

The July edition of "Inside Loudoun County" takes a look at the county's agriculture and rural enterprise with Lou Nichols, agricultural development officer. The television show also features information about on-site wastewater treatment systems with Robert E. Lee and Erin Fisher of the Environmental Health Division of the Loudoun County Health Department.

The Sterling Playmakers present "Annie," July 29, 30, 31 and 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

More than 200 top horses in the region are expected to compete in the annual Morven Park Summer Dressage Classic July 30-31, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Morven Park International Equestrian Center in Leesburg. The highlight of the competition is the Musical Freestyle, the $10,000 Pas de Deux Challenge Cup, which will begin at 1 p.m., Sunday, July 31, which matches choreographed movements to the beat of specially selected music, similar to synchronized swimming, which emphasizes the gracefulness of communication between horse and rider. The Pas de Deux is a musical freestyle with two horses and riders executed in exact mirror image.

The Morven Park Equestrian Center is located just north of Leesburg on Route 15. Call Shannon Pedlar at 703-777-2890 or visit the Morven Park Web site at

The Challenge Cup is sponsored by Patton Equine Legal Services in honor of the Dancing Horse Fund. There is no admission fee for spectators.

Artwork by Loudoun's leading artists will be on display at Gallery 222 through July 30. Artists represented include painters Trisha Adams, Don Black, Dasher Chagnaa, Carmen Howell, Alfred McAdams, Antonia Walker, Velda Warner and clay artist, Mary Wolff. Gallery 222 is located at 222 South King St. in historic Leesburg. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appointment.

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