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<cal1>Thursday/June 15

<cal2>Frogshackle Open House. All Ages Run your fingers through a muskrat's fur. See a life-size fox. Make animal tracks in the sand. Explore the log cabin nature center and see and touch many fascinating objects. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Contact 703-444-1275.

Cooking Demo. The Loudoun Valley Homegrown Markets Association Purcellville Market will feature a cooking demonstration by Magnolia Restaurant Chef Mark Marocco. The demonstration is scheduled at 4:30 p.m., in the parking lot at the corner of N. 21st Street and N. 23rd Street.

<cal1>Thursday/June 16

<cal2>Father's Day Picnic. At Algonkian Regional Park on Cascades Parkway, sponsored by the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Includes grilling hamburgers and hot dogs. Tickets $2 for members in advance, $4 for nonmembers and day of event. All are welcome. Transportation provided to and from the park and home afterwards. Rain or shine. Call 703-430-2397.

<cal1>Saturday/June 17

<cal2>Celtic Festival. The 13th Annual Potomac Celtic Festival at Morven park International Equestrian Center, 41793 Tutt Lane, Leesburg. Celebrate the culture and heritage of the seven Celtic Nations of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, Brittany, Galicia/Asturias and Cornwall. This year features the Celtic Nation of Ireland. Includes performers, crafts, clans and societies, food, demonstrations and Highland Games. 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Also NiteFest, 7:30 p.m., featuring Scythian opening for The Prodigals, requires separate ticket. Ticket prices vary, visit www.pcfest.org.

Acoustic on the Green. Traditional bluegrass band, Flint Hollow, performs, from 7-9 p.m., Leesburg Town Green, 25 West Market St. Free and open to the public. Picnics are encouraged. No smoking, alcoholic beverages or pets. In case of inclement weather, the show will move next door to Market Street Coffee. Call 703-777-7305 or 703-737-7084.

Book Sale. Buy used children and teen books, videos and music at the Ashburn Library Advisory Board sale, from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at the Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road. Donations of compact discs, DVDs, VHS tapes and books collected June 14-16 during normal library hours. Only children/teen materials. A silent auction takes place June 17-25, at the library. All proceeds will support library programs. Contact Larry Stepnick at 703-858-9066 or Severyngroup@msn.com, or call 703-737-8100.

Cajun Festival. Breaux Vineyards' Annual Cajun Festival and Crawfish Boil, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., featuring authentic Cajun food, music and wines. Also includes hay rides, face painting and room for an afternoon picnic. Admission to the festival is $10 per person and includes a souvenir wine glass and complimentary wine tasting. Children under 10 are free. Call 800-492-9661 or visit the Web www.BreauxVineyards.com. Located three miles outside of Hillsboro on Route 671 (Harpers Ferry Road).

Live Concert. Singer, guitarist and songwriter Jeffrey Gaines performs at the After Hours Teen Center at the Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, 7:30 p.m. For teens 12-18. Call 703-737-8655 or 703-771-5252.

Father's Day Event. Celebrate Father's Day weekend at the Leesburg Animal Park with half-off admission for dad and make a gift to take home. All weekend entertainment is included in the park admission. Call 703-433-0002 for more event news. The Leesburg Animal Park is located at 19270 James Monroe Highway. Admissions are $7.95 for children and seniors, $9.95 for adults. Visit www.LeesburgAnmialPark.com or call 703-433-0002.

Fighting & Frolicking: The Civil War Comes to Morven Park. Confederate soldiers and civilians in replica log huts tell the story of life in camp at Morven Park following the 1861 battle at nearby Ball's Bluff. 1 p.m. Visit www.morvenpark.org. Adults $5, children $1. Advanced reservations required no later than 3 p.m., Friday June 16, call 703-777-6034.

<cal1>Sunday/June 18

<cal2>Celtic Festival. The 13th Annual Potomac Celtic Festival at Morven park International Equestrian Center, 41793 Tutt Lane, Leesburg. Celebrate the culture and heritage of the seven Celtic Nations of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, Brittany, Galicia/Asturias and Cornwall. This year features the Celtic Nation of Ireland. Includes performers, crafts, clans and societies, food, demonstrations and Highland Games. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Ticket prices vary, visit www.pcfest.org.

Father's Day Celebration. At Tarara Winery, a free tour and tasting. Wine specials all day just for Dad. 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg, 703-771-7100 or www.tarara.com.

Summer Fest. The 3rd Annual Loudoun Summer Music Fest's weekly concert series to benefit local charities, featuring Styx. All concerts start with an opening act at 6 p.m. and the headliner band performing at 7:30 p.m., and will be held rain or shine on the lawn at Belmont Country Club, 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn. Visit www.LiveAtBelmont.com or call 540-338-6650. Tickets $20 at the gate, $17 in advanced, season pass $125; children 12 and under free. Bring blankets or chairs. Food and beverages available for purchase; no outside refreshments permitted.

Bluemont Summer Concerts. The Bluemont Concert Series on the lawn of the Old Loudoun County Courthouse in downtown, historic Leesburg at 1 East Market St., 7 p.m., featuring Mambo Combo, up-tempo Latin American and Caribbean music. Admission is $5 per person, $4 for Bluemont Friends and seniors, $2 for children 12 and under; proceeds go to support Bluemont's year-round Artist-In-Education program in area schools. No pets, alcohol or smoking are allowed. In case of rain, the concerts will be held at Smart's Mill Middle School. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on and a picnic before the show.

Dance Recital. Encore! Studio of Dance presents its 2006 recital "Dancin' & Cruisin' Around the World," at 3:30 p.m., at Potomac Falls High School, 46400 Algonkian Parkway, Sterling. Advance tickets $12/adult, $8 students' at the door, $15 adult, $10 student. Call 703-444-6451.

Fish-a-Rama. Great Country Farms holds the 3rd annual catch and release fishing contest. The ponds are stocked with catfish, carp and bass. Fly fishing demonstrations will be given by Tom Sadler of Dusty Wissmath's Fly Fishing School and Guide Service at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. This family event is geared for beginners as well as the experts. Fishermen and women are welcome to bring their own gear or rental cane poles are available. Live bait is also available for purchase at the farm. Prizes awarded for the largest fish caught and for the most fish caught during the "power hour" from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Lunch will be available for purchase. The

$4/person admission includes entry in the fishing contest, activities at the farm including hay rides to the u-pick produce fields, mazes, slides and the farm animal barnyard. Visit www.greatcountryfarms.com or contact 540-554-2073.

Father's Day Event. Celebrate Father's Day weekend at the Leesburg Animal Park with half-off admission for dad and make a gift to take home. All weekend entertainment is included in the park admission. Call 703-433-0002 for more event news. The Leesburg Animal Park is located at 19270 James Monroe Highway. Admissions are $7.95 for children and seniors, $9.95 for adults. Visit www.LeesburgAnmialPark.com or call 703-433-0002.

From Swann's Castle to Governor's Mansion: Exploring an Old Southern Estate. Learn Morven Park's history from 19th century plantation to early 20th century hunt-country estate and working farm. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Guided tour includes exhibits, carriage collection, Confederate huts, and outdoor walk around property. Visit www.morvenpark.org. Adults $5, children $1. Advanced reservations required no later than 3 p.m., Friday June 16, call 703-777-6034.

<cal1>Monday/June 19

<cal2>Cool as a Cucumber. Ages 3-5. How do animals keep cool? Try out the tricks furry foxes and feathered birds use to cool off and get cool yourself. From either 9:30-11 a.m. or 12:30-2 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Cost is $10.25/child. Contact 703-444-1275.

<cal1>Tuesday/June 20

<cal2>Frogshackle Open House. All ages. Feel a muskrat's fur. See a life-size fox. Make animal tracks in the sand. Explore a log-cabin nature center and see and touch many fascinating objects. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required as this is a free event. 1-2 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Summer themes include camouflage, red, white and blue, snakes.

Lanesville Open House. All ages. The 1779 Lanesville Ordinary and Post Office, listed on the National Register of Historic Places was home to the Lane/Keene/Bridges family for 162 years and Dr. Claude Moore for 50 years. Following extensive research, volunteers from The Friends of Claude Moore Park have just repainted the parlors with the historic colors used in those rooms. Drop by and enjoy a guided tour of the house, play with old-time toys and games and discover the rich history of Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. No registration required as this is a free event. 1-2 p.m.

Got Water? Hike & Campfire. All ages. Join Claude Moore Park's naturalists for an evening exploration of the big and little ponds of the park. Use dip nets to discover who lives in each type of pond-are they the same or different? Finish the evening toasting marshmallows, supplied by the park, at a campfire at the amphitheater. From 7:30-9 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register by June 20, call 703-444-1275. $3.50/person.

Senior Pool Tournament. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will hold an eight-ball pool tournament for men and women 55-plus. Tournament begins at 9:30 a.m., at the center, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Tournament will be single-elimination, best-of-three games to advance, rules of play are in accordance with APA National Tournament rules. Entry fee $2. Trophies for the top finishers. Contact Erik Onate, 703-430-2397, Ext. 123.

<cal1>Wednesday/June 21

<cal2>Creativity Day Camp. Turn old newspaper into new homemade paper. Then, discover the park overlook where a person can see the mountains in the distance, the shady and sheltering cedar forest and the cool depths of the park's ponds. Use the inspiration from these natural places and creativity to write something special on the paper. From 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Fee is $40/youth. Contact 703-444-1275.

Animals of the Night. All ages. What animals come out when the sun goes down? Search for signs of a sly fox. Hear the hoots of different owls. Pretend to be a bat and see how much food you can catch. Hike through the park looking for signs of these night time critters. From 7:30-9 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register by June 21/06, call 703-444-1275 for registration. $3.50/person.

Senior Movie. See "An American in Paris," starring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron, at the Senior Center, 21030 Whitfield Place, Sterling, 1:30 p.m. Admission $2, includes popcorn and soda.

Free Program. At 10:45 a.m., at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, Sterling, Joan Vernikos, former director of NASA's Life Sciences and author of "The G Connection," will speak on harnessing gravity and reversing the aging process.

<cal1>Friday/June 23

<cal2>Nature Buddies. Age 2. Explore the park with adult buddies. Each session highlights a new seasonal theme. From 10-10:30 a.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. The cost is $3.50/child/class. Themes include insect pals, flowers and summer birds. Contact 703-444-1275.

Park Pals. Ages 2-3. Discover the outdoors with a grown-up pal. See a bird, meet a beetle, visit a forest and more, while focusing on monthly nature themes. From 11-11:45 a.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. The cost is $5/child/class. Themes include insect pals, flowers, and summer birds. Contact 703-444-1275.

Picnic in the Park. Ages 6-10. This series features a long hike with a break to enjoy your lunch with nature. A different theme is offered every week. Examine insects with magnifying glasses and bug boxes or discover a special wetland habitat by taking samples, search where toads, turtles and snakes live, or take a scavenger hunt in the different habitats of the park to find exciting natural items. From 12-1:30 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Themes include creepy crawlies, wild wetlands, reptiles and amphibians and habitat hunt. Fee $10.25/youth/class. Contact 703-444-1275.

Spaghetti Dinner. All ages. At the Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Place in Sterling. Includes salad, garlic bread, sherbet and choice of coffee or grape juice. Tickets are $5 in advance or $6. at the door. Call 703-430-2397. 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Brewfest. 10th Annual Old Dominion Brewfest, Old Dominion Brewing Company, 44633 Guilford Drive, Ashburn. 703-724-9100 or www.olddominion.com. This three-day event features more than 50 regional breweries showcasing a wide variety of beer. Enjoy live entertainment and activities for children. Local restaurant food vendors. Visit the web for ticket information.

Scrapbook Convention. The 5th Annual Great American Scrapbook Convention, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Dulles Expo & Convention Center, 4368 Chantilly Center, Chantilly. Includes workshops, door prizes, make and take pavilion, learning pavilion, cropping parties and products for sale. Admission $10. Call 801-627-3700 or visit www.greatamericanscrapbook.org.

Book Sale. The Loudoun Library Foundation's 19th Annual Loudoun Used Book Sale at Smart's Mill Middle School, 850 N. King St., Leesburg, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Includes books, videos, tapes, compact discs and records. Proceeds benefit foundation programs. Call 703-779-2252.

Hawaiian Tales. At Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, will hold Hawaiian stories and crafts, recommended for children 6-11, at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Hear Hawaiian stories, make a shark tooth or shell necklace and hear Hawaiian music. Advanced registration required, 703-737-8105.

<cal1>Saturday/June 24

<cal2>Atlantic City Trip. The Douglass Community Center will be holding a trip to Atlantic City. Bring the family and spend the day at the beach or just enjoy the casinos Ñ must be 18 to enter casino. Transportation will be via deluxe motor coach and the fee is $55 per person. The trip departs, at 7 a.m., from the Leesburg Steinmart parking lot and returns at 11 p.m. Register by June 12. Contact the Douglass Community Center at 703-771-5913 or e-mail dcc@loudoun.gov.

Art Auction. 7 p.m., at the Round Hill Art Center, 6 West Main St. The silent auction art exhibition benefits the Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour. All artwork is being exhibited together at the Round Hill Art Center. Silent bids will be accepted throughout the two weeks prior. Contact Jeff Stern at 540-338-7973 or online at www.franklinparkartscenter.org.

Car Wash. Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department Explorers Post car wash, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, Ashburn Road, Ashburn.

Brewfest. 10th Annual Old Dominion Brewfest, Old Dominion Brewing Company, 44633 Guilford Drive, Ashburn. 703-724-9100 or www.olddominion.com. This three-day event features more than 50 regional breweries showcasing a wide variety of beer. Enjoy live entertainment and activities for children. Local restaurant food vendors. Visit the web for ticket information.

Saturday Matinee. At Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, 2 p.m., see "Mrs. Miniver." Bring a favorite snack, drinks provided. Call 703-737-8100.

Scrapbook Convention. The 5th Annual Great American Scrapbook Convention, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Dulles Expo & Convention Center, 4368 Chantilly Center, Chantilly. Includes workshops, door prizes, make and take pavilion, learning pavilion, cropping parties and products for sale. Admission $10. Call 801-627-3700 or visit www.greatamericanscrapbook.org.

Book Sale. The Loudoun Library Foundation's 19th Annual Loudoun Used Book Sale at Smart's Mill Middle School, 850 N. King St., Leesburg, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Includes books, videos, tapes, compact discs and records. Proceeds benefit foundation programs. Call 703-779-2252.

Eyewitness to War. The Mt. Zion Church Preservation Association's 11th Annual Eyewitness to War living history program. Features a medicine at war theme with Civil War re-enactment activities, live music, torch-light tours and book signings. Mt. Zion Church is located on John Mosby Highway (U.S. Route 50), one mile east of the intersection of U.S. Routes 50 and 15. Free. Visit www.mtzioncpa.org or call 888-336-1861.

<cal1>Sunday/June 25

<cal2>Summer Fest. The 3rd Annual Loudoun Summer Music Fest's weekly concert series to benefit local charities, featuring Blues Traveler. All concerts start with an opening act at 6 p.m. and the headliner band performing at 7:30 p.m., and will be held rain or shine on the lawn at Belmont Country Club, 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn. Visit www.LiveAtBelmont.com or call 540-338-6650. Tickets $15 at the gate, $12.50 in advanced, season pass $125; children 12 and under free. Bring blankets or chairs. Food and beverages available for purchase; no outside refreshments permitted.

Bluemont Summer Concerts. The Bluemont Concert Series on the lawn of the Old Loudoun County Courthouse in downtown, historic Leesburg at 1 East Market St., 7 p.m., featuring John McCutcheon, singer-storyteller. Admission is $5 per person, $4 for Bluemont Friends and seniors, $2 for children 12 and under; proceeds go to support Bluemont's year-round Artist-In-Education program in area schools. No pets, alcohol or smoking are allowed. In case of rain, the concerts will be held at Smart's Mill Middle School. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on and a picnic before the show.

Brewfest. 10th Annual Old Dominion Brewfest, Old Dominion Brewing Company, 44633 Guilford Drive, Ashburn. 703-724-9100 or www.olddominion.com. This three-day event features more than 50 regional breweries showcasing a wide variety of beer. Enjoy live entertainment and activities for children. Local restaurant food vendors. Visit the web for ticket information.

Book Sale. The Loudoun Library Foundation's 19th Annual Loudoun Used Book Sale at Smart's Mill Middle School, 850 N. King St., Leesburg, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., "bag sale" only. Includes books, videos, tapes, compact discs and records. Proceeds benefit foundation programs. Call 703-779-2252.

Eyewitness to War. The Mt. Zion Church Preservation Association's 11th Annual Eyewitness to War living history program. Features a medicine at war theme with Civil War re-enactment activities, live music, torch-light tours and book signings. Mt. Zion Church is located on John Mosby Highway (U.S. Route 50), one mile east of the intersection of U.S. Routes 50 and 15. Free. Visit www.mtzioncpa.org or call 888-336-1861.

<cal1>Monday/June 26

<cal2>Golf Tournament. The Kids R First Fifth Annual Golf Classic, at Pleasant Valley Golfers' Club in Chantilly. Fore the Kids, will be held the evening before the tournament, from 6-9 p.m., June 25, at the M & S Grill at the Reston Town Center; and includes silent and live auctions, a putting contest and many door prizes. $50 per person includes beer, wine, and special appetizers. Golfers attending the classic are free. Kids R First is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing school supplies to students from needy families in 70 schools in the Dulles corridor. Visit www.kidsrfirst.org or e-mail kidsrfirst2@msn.com. Cash donations can be mailed to: Kids R First, P.O. Box 3242, Reston, VA 20195.

Field Day. A week's worth of on-air demonstrations, displays and emergency preparedness activities by the Loudoun Amateur Radio Group culminates with the annual national preparedness exercise called "Field Day," June 25 and 26, sponsored by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the national association for Amateur Radio. Operators set up in various locations and get on the air using generators or battery power. This yearÕs Field Day at Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, south of Leesburg. The public is invited to visit the Field Day site June 26, between 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Contact Randy Sly at w4xj@arrl.net or visit www.helloradio.org.

<cal1>Friday/June 30

<cal2>Nature Adventure. Ages 2 and 3. Explore the summer outdoors. Follow a fox's footprints, discover turtles sunning on a log and see butterflies take flight. From 10-11 a.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. The cost is $6.75/child/class. Themes this summer include foxes, turtles and butterflies. Contact 703-444-1275.

<cal1>Saturday/July 1

<cal2>Sounds of Summer Series. Tarara Winery has created the stage for a summer of wine, food, and live music by legendary musicians all under the stars at Shadow Lake. Rain or shine. Adults $10, 12 and under free. 6-9:30 p.m. Beer, hard liquor and wine other than Tarara's are prohibited at the concert. Tickets are available at the online store. 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg, 703-771-7100 or www.tarara.com.

<cal1>Sunday/July 2

<cal2>Summer Fest. The 3rd Annual Loudoun Summer Music Fest's weekly concert series to benefit local charities, featuring Toto. All concerts start with an opening act at 6 p.m. and the headliner band performing at 7:30 p.m., and will be held rain or shine on the lawn at Belmont Country Club, 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn. Visit www.LiveAtBelmont.com or call 540-338-6650. Tickets $15 at the gate, $12.50 in advanced, season pass $125; children 12 and under free. Bring blankets or chairs. Food and beverages available for purchase; no outside refreshments permitted.

Bluemont Summer Concerts. The Bluemont Concert Series on the lawn of the Old Loudoun County Courthouse in downtown, historic Leesburg at 1 East Market St., 7 p.m., featuring Seldom Scene, legendary bluegrass group. Admission is $5 per person, $4 for Bluemont Friends and seniors, $2 for children 12 and under; proceeds go to support Bluemont's year-round Artist-In-Education program in area schools. No pets, alcohol or smoking are allowed. In case of rain, the concerts will be held at Smart's Mill Middle School. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on and a picnic before the show.

<cal1>Tuesday/July 4

<cal2>Ol' Time Fourth of July Celebration at Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Activities include a presentation of colors and singing of the national anthem, hands-on nature activities outside of Frogshackle Nature Center, patriotic craft making, whipped cream pie eating contest, performance by Reptiles Alive followed by a Reptiles Alive encounter, wagon rides, pony rides, face painting, food and tours of the Lanesville Ordinary, cake cutting and a cake walk. The Sterling Playmakers will provide a glimpse into its summer production of "1776!" Parking available at the Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum and at the Sportsplex area; enter the park via Loudoun Park Lane. Cost for this event is $5/carload, which can be paid at the gate. All activities within the event are free. Contact Claude Moore Park at 703-444-1275, or visit www.loudoun.gov/prcs/park/claude.htm. Claude Moore Park is located at 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Road in Sterling.

Holiday Parade. Town of Leesburg's annual Fourth of July parade. The parade will begin at 10 a.m., Tuesday and will kick off at Ida Lee Park and travel south on King Street, ending at the intersection of Fairfax and South King streets. Visit www.idalee.org.

<cal1>Thursday/July 6

<cal2>Babe: The Sheep Pig. 1 p.m. A tale of high adventure in the farmyard, of humble beginnings and courageous triumphs, as one little piglet rises to become the world-famous sheep pig. A play by David Wood based on a short story by Dick King-Smith. Presented by the Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center. Free with paid museum admission. Advance registration required. Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum, 21668 Heritage Farm Lane, Sterling. 703-421-5322.

<cal1>Saturday/July 8

<cal2>Sounds of Summer Series. Tarara Winery has created the stage for a summer of wine, food, and live music by legendary musicians all under the stars at Shadow Lake. Rain or shine. Adults $10, 12 and under free. 6-9:30 p.m. Beer, hard liquor and wine other than Tarara's are prohibited at the concert. Tickets are available at the online store. 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg, 703-771-7100 or www.tarara.com.

<cal1>Sunday/July 9

<cal2>Summer Fest. The 3rd Annual Loudoun Summer Music Fest's weekly concert series to benefit local charities, featuring Toad the Wet Sprocket along with Big Head Todd and the Monsters. All concerts start with an opening act at 6 p.m. and the headliner band performing at 7:30 p.m., and will be held rain or shine on the lawn at Belmont Country Club, 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn. Visit www.LiveAtBelmont.com or call 540-338-6650. Tickets $15 at the gate, $12.50 in advanced, season pass $125; children 12 and under free. Bring blankets or chairs. Food and beverages available for purchase; no outside refreshments permitted.

Bluemont Summer Concerts. The Bluemont Concert Series on the lawn of the Old Loudoun County Courthouse in downtown, historic Leesburg at 1 East Market St., 7 p.m., featuring Federal Jazz Commission, Washington, D.C.-based classic Dixieland jazz. Admission is $5 per person, $4 for Bluemont Friends and seniors, $2 for children 12 and under; proceeds go to support Bluemont's year-round Artist-In-Education program in area schools. No pets, alcohol or smoking are allowed. In case of rain, the concerts will be held at Smart's Mill Middle School. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on and a picnic before the show.

<cal1>Friday/July 14

<cal2>Picnic in the Park. Ages 6-10. This series features a long hike with a break to enjoy your lunch with nature. A different theme is offered every week. Examine insects with magnifying glasses and bug boxes or discover a special wetland habitat by taking samples, search where toads, turtles and snakes live. or take a scavenger hunt in the different habitats of the park to find exciting natural items. From 12-1:30 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Themes include creepy crawlies, wild wetlands, reptiles and amphibians and habitat hunt. Fee $10.25/youth/class. Contact 703-444-1275.

<cal1>Saturday/July 15

<cal2>Sounds of Summer Series. Tarara Winery has created the stage for a summer of wine, food, and live music by legendary musicians all under the stars at Shadow Lake. Rain or shine. Adults $10, 12 and under free. 6-9:30 p.m. Beer, hard liquor and wine other than Tarara's are prohibited at the concert. Tickets are available at the online store. 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg, 703-771-7100 or www.tarara.com.