Send announcements, which are open to the public at no or minimal cost, to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call 703-917-6454; for additional listings, visit www.connectionnewspapers.com.
Leesburg Theatre presents "Anne of Green Gables," at Crossroads Baptist Church, 850 Edwards Ferry Road, Leesburg. Remaining shows are Aug. 16, at 2 and 8 p.m. and Aug. 17, at 2 p.m. Cost: $8 for adults, $7 for students and seniors. Call 703-577-6797 or visit www.leesburgtheatre.com.
Aurora Dinner Theatre presents playwright Tina Howeâ€™s comedy of manners, "The Art of Dining," to be produced at West Belmont Place, National Conference Center, 18980 Upper Belmont Place, Lansdowne, through Aug. 17. Cost: $65 per person, including tax and tip and are available by visiting www.AuroraStudioTheatre.org, tickets must be purchased in advance. Fridays and Saturdays, dinner at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m., dessert at intermission. Sundays, dinner at 2 p.m., show at 3 p.m., dessert at intermission. Visit www.AuroraStudioTheatre.org or call 540-668-7072.
2nd Flight Theatre Company presents "Bare: A Pop Opera," weekends Aug. 22-Sept. 6, at the Waddell Theater, Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Communty College, 1000 Harry Byrd Highway, Sterling. Directed by Debbie Niezgoda and based on the book by Jon Hartmere and Damon Intrabartolo with music by Intrabartolo and lyrics by Hartmere. Show times are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, at 7 p.m. Cost: $15 general addmission, $10 students with valid ID. Visit www.CCT2FT.com.
A series of aerial photographs by Loudoun County photographer Jim Hanna is on exhibit at Washington Dulles International Airport through Aug. 26. The exhibit, coordinated by the Washington Metropolitan Airport Authority and Gallery 222, is the fourth in the program's rotating series of displays. The exhibit is installed in the area beyond the security checkpoints in the Main Terminal on the Arrivals Level. Visit www.gallery222.com.
The Artistsâ€™ Undertaking Gallery in Historic Occoquan presents "Etched in Time," an exhibit of etchings by Roger Frey of Woodbridge and etched and fused glass by David Barnes of Sterling. The exhibit runs through Sept. 1. An artist reception will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, from 4-6 p.m. The gallery is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, and is located at 309 Mill St. in Historic Occoquan. Contact the gallery at 703-494-0584 or at www.theartistsundertaking.com.
The Loudoun Chorale invites prospective new members to attend the first rehearsal of the 2008-09 season Aug. 24, from 5:30-8 p.m., at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 605 W. Market St., Leesburg. Dues are $50 for individuals and $75 for couples and a music cost of $21. Call 703-722-4055 or visit www.loudounchorale.org to sign up.
Leesburg Crossroadsâ€™ "Fall into the Arts" Committee invites all artists, in any fine-art medium, to submit work for a juried art exhibit at Leesburgâ€™s sixth annual "2008 Fall into the Arts Festival" by Aug. 30. This yearâ€™s festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., in historic downtown Leesburg and will include live music as well as special exhibits on the Town Green and throughout the downtown shops.
Artists may submit photos or jpegs on a compact disc of up to three original works along with a $25 entry fee to "Fall into the Arts," c/o Loudoun Academy of the Arts, 222 South King St., Leesburg, VA 20175. Entry forms and instructions are available online at www.fallintothearts.org. E-mail Jim Sisley at email@example.com.