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<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 ÒAn American in Paris,Ó 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 NASAÕs Life Sciences and author of ÒThe G Connection,Ó 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 FoundationÕs 19th Annual Loudoun Used Book Sale at SmartÕs 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 ÒMrs. Miniver.Ó 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 FoundationÕs 19th Annual Loudoun Used Book Sale at SmartÕs 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 AssociationÕs 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.

Acoustic on the Green. Singer, keyboardist, guitarist, Joe Daniel, teams up with former Less Traveled lead guitar and vocalist, Jake Phillips, for an evening of acoustic rock, soul, blues, jazz and a little bit of reggae., from 7-9 p.m., Leesburg Town Green, 25 West Market St., Leesburg. 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.

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, Leesburg, following the 1861 battle at nearby Ball’s Bluff. 1 p.m. www.morvenpark.org. Adults $5, children $1. Meet at Coach House Visitor Center. Call 703-777-6034.

<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 FoundationÕs 19th Annual Loudoun Used Book Sale at SmartÕs Mill Middle School, 850 N. King St., Leesburg, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Òbag saleÓ 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 AssociationÕs 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.

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. Guided tour includes exhibits, carriage collection, Confederate huts and outdoor walk around property. www.morvenpark.org. Adults $5, children $1. Meet at Coach House Visitor Center. Call 703-777-6034.

<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 ÒField Day,Ó 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.

Teen Movie. See "Elizabethtown," starring Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst, rated PG 13. Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, 2 p.m. Recommended ages 12-18. call 703-737-8100.

<cal1>Tuesday/June 27

<cal2>Movie Matinee. See "Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," rated PG. Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, 3 p.m. Recommended all ages. Bring pillows and blankets; and favorite snack. Call 703-737-8105.

Museums Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace is holding a trip to the Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C., including drop offs and pick ups at the American History, Natural History, Gallery of Art, American Indian, Air and Space, and African Art/Sackler/Freer museums. Extensive walking. $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers, includes transportation and free admission to sits. Lunch on own. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Wednesday/June 28

<cal2>Medications Talk. Jen McManus from the Loudoun Hospital Center will speak about the latest in over-the-counter medications at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, at 10:45 a.m. Free.

Casino Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace is holding a trip to Charles Town, W.Va., for slots and simulcast horse racing. Lunch on own. Minimum walking. Cost $7 for members, $9 nonmembers, includes transportation and $5 cash back, subject to change. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

Musical. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace is holding a trip to see "Annie" at Wolf Trap in Vienna. Minimum walking. $59 for members, $61 nonmembers, includes transportation and orchestra seats. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Friday/June 30

<cal2>Nature Adventure. Ages 2 and 3. Explore the summer outdoors. Follow a foxÕs 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>Friday/June 30

<cal2>World Music Concert. Concert by the International Youth Symphony, 130-member orchestra comprised of young students of music from 10 different countries. 8 p.m., location to be announced, visit www.ymppa.org. Free admission.

<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. 5-9:30 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.

Bluemont Summer Concerts. Bill Wellington and Friends, fun family evening of folk songs and stories. At 7:30 p.m., South Madison Street in downtown Middleburg. Admission is $5 per person, $4 for Bluemont Friends and seniors, $2 for children under 12; proceeds go to support Bluemont's year-round Artist-in-Education program in area schools. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on and a picnic to enjoy before the show. Pets, alcohol or smoking are not allowed. In case of rain, concerts will be held indoors at a nearby location posted at the concert site. 703-777-6306 or visit www.bluemont.org.

<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.

Pedagogical Rehearsal. Open rehearsal of the International Youth Symphony, 130-member orchestra comprised of young students of music from 10 different countries. 2-4:30 p.m. Ida Lee Park, lower level. Leesburg. Free admission.

<cal1>Monday/July 3

<cal2>Teen Movie. See "The Brothers Grimm," starring Matt Damon and Heath Ledger, rated PG 13. Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, 2 p.m. Recommended ages 12-18. call 703-737-8100.

Gala Youth Concert. Family concert by the International Youth Symphony, 130-member orchestra comprised of young students of music from 10 different countries. 8 p.m., Heritage High School, Leesburg. Free admission.

<cal1>Tuesday/July 4

<cal2>OlÕ 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 Ò1776!Ó 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 VestalÕs Gap Road in Sterling.

Holiday Celebration. Town of Leesburg's annual Fourth of July parade and holiday celebration. The parade will begin at 10 a.m., at Ida Lee Park and travel south on King Street, ending at the intersection of Fairfax and South King streets, and the American Originals, a fife and drum corps., will perform at the Courthouse immediately following the parade. The gates open at Ida Lee Park at 6 p.m., and the live music from The Fabulous Hubcaps begins at 7 p.m. Food vendors will be on hand. The fireworks display will begin at 9:30 p.m. Pets, alcohol, glass bottles and personal fireworks are not permitted. All events are free to the public. If canceled due to weather, fireworks will be displayed, July 5, at 9:30 p.m.; call the cancellation line at 703-737-7166 to verify show status. Visit www.idalee.org.

Independence Day Concert. Community Concert by the International Youth Symphony as part of Loudoun County's official celebration, 6 p.m. Franklin Park, Purcellville. Suggested donation to Franklin Park.

<cal1>Wednesday/July 5

<cal2>Musical. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace is holding a trip to see "42nd Street" in Winchester. Minimum walking. $30 for members, $32 nonmembers, includes transportation and show. Dinner on own after show. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

Diplomatic Gala Concert. Gala concert by the International Youth Symphony. 6:30 p.m., Organization of American States, Washington, D.C. Free admission.

<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>Friday/July 7

<cal2>Playmakers. The Sterling Playmakers perform "Cinderella's Glass Slipper," 7:30 p.m., at River Bend Middle School, 46240 Algonkian Parkway, Sterling, featuring nearly 40 young people, as part of a summer workshop/camp. Tickets are $5 a person and available at the door or online at www.sterlingplaymakers.com by using PayPal.

<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.

Playmakers. The Sterling Playmakers perform "Cinderella's Glass Slipper," 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., at River Bend Middle School, 46240 Algonkian Parkway, Sterling, featuring nearly 40 young people, as part of a summer workshop/camp. Tickets are $5 a person and available at the door or online at www.sterlingplaymakers.com by using PayPal.

<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.

Playmakers. The Sterling Playmakers perform "Cinderella's Glass Slipper," 2 p.m., at River Bend Middle School, 46240 Algonkian Parkway, Sterling, featuring nearly 40 young people, as part of a summer workshop/camp. Tickets are $5 a person and available at the door or online at www.sterlingplaymakers.com by using PayPal.

<cal1>Monday/July 10

<cal2>Teen Movie. See "Corpse Bride," starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, rated PG. Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, 2 p.m. Recommended ages 12-18. call 703-737-8100.

<cal1>Tuesday/July 11

<cal2>Senior Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace is holding a trip to the Supreme Court and Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Extensive walking. $8 for members, $10 nonmembers, includes transportation and free admission. Lunch on own. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

Movie Matinee. See "Babmi II" rated G. Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, 3 p.m. Recommended all ages. Bring pillows and blankets; and favorite snack. Call 703-737-8105.

<cal1>Thursday/July 13

<cal2>Musical. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace is holding a trip to see "Chicago" at Wolf Trap in Vienna. Minimum walking. $59 for members, $61 nonmembers, includes transportation and orchestra seats. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<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.

Musical. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace is holding a trip to see "Footloose" at the Shenandoah Summer Theatre in Winchester. Minimum walking. $30 for members, $32 nonmembers, includes transportation and show. Dinner on own after show. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Sunday/July 16

<cal2>Summer Fest. The 3rd Annual Loudoun Summer Music Fest's weekly concert series to benefit local charities, featuring Rick Springfield. 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. Special "Gold Circle" premium seating, $40. 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 Yarina, award-winning Andes music and dance from Ecuador. 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.