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Calendar, July 9-15

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Acoustic on the Green will feature Chelsea Lee on the Leesburg Town Green from 7-9 p.m., July 12. Free, visit www.acousticonthegreen.com.

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 to loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, contact Matthew Razak 703-917-6457. For additional entertainment listings, visit www.connectionnewspapers.com, E section.

<cal1>Wednesday/July 9

<cal2>1960s FILMS. 7 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Watch "Shame," just one of several films from the 1960s that the Ashburn Library will be showing on Wednesdays throughout the summer. Recommended for adults; admission is free. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us for a complete listing of future movie showings.

MR. BRAIN AND THE BOPPETS. 4 p.m., Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St. Sterling. High-energy and interactive rock concert. Recommended for all ages. Free tickets are available at the library, starting half an hour before the program. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

WEEKDAY RUST RAMBLE. 10-11:30 p.m., Rust Nature Sanctuary, 802 Children’s Center Road, S.W., Leesburg. A summer morning stroll around the Rust Nature Sanctuary with a senior naturalist. For adults and older children; 703-737-0021. Free.

<cal1>Thursday/July 10

<cal2>AMAZING MAZES. 2 p.m., Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. Learn how to create a large life-size maze inside the Sterling Library. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Register at http://library.loudoun.gov or phone 703-430-9500.

ANIME EVENT. 6:30-8 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Includes Dance Dance Revolution, costume and karaoke contests, vote on favorite anime series and more. Recommended for ages 12-18. Register online at http://library.loudoun.gov or phone 703-444-3228.

CHORALE CONCERT. 7:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 605 W. Market St., Leesburg. Outdoor concert featuring Mozart and Americana Medleys. Bring a chair or blanket. Concessions will be served. Free. Call 703-777-4912.

OUR WILD NEIGHBORS: Living With Urban Wildlife. 7:30-8:45 p.m., Broadlands Nature Center, 21907 Claiborne Parkway, Broadlands. John Hadidian, director of Urban Wildlife programs at the Humane Society of the United States, will talk about urban wildlife and resolving human-wildlife conflicts. Presented by the Audubon Naturalist Society and the Broadlands Association. Free, but RSVP 703-737-0021.

<cal1>Friday/July 11

<cal2>JAZZ ON THE POTOMAC. 5:30-10 p.m., Lansdowne Resort, 44050 Woodbridge Parkway, Lansdowne. Features Common Ground. Enjoy summer foods prepared by the culinary team. Call 703-729-8400 or visit http://www.lansdowneresort.com.

BIG WIDE WORLD. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Come explore shadows and other mysteries of Peep’s Big Wide World. Recommended for ages 3-5. Register online at http://libray.loudoun.gov or phone 703-737-8105.

TODDLERS ON THE MOVE. 11 a.m., Rust Library, 34D Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. Participate in stories, rhymes, movement and parachute play for toddlers on the go. Recommended for ages 12-24 months with parent or caregiver. Register online at http://library.loudoun.gov or phone 703-777-0690.

<cal1>Saturday/July 12

<cal2>ACOUSTIC ON THE GREEN. 7-9 p.m., Leesburg Town Green. Featuring Chelsea Lee. Free, visit www.acousticonthegreen.com.

BOOK TALKS. 3 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Learn how to be a dynamic detective. Recommended for ages 7-11. Register online at http://libray.loudoun.gov or phone 703-737-8100.

BEGINNERS' BIRDWALK. 10-11 a.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road, Sterling. Join a park volunteer on a search for birds. Bring water and binoculars if have them. All ages. Free. Call 571-258-3700 to register.

FLEA MARKET. 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 183 Ruritan Road, Sterling. The Ruritan Community will host a flea market. Refreshment stand will be open. Call 703-444-6039.

RUST AFTER HOURS. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Rust Nature Sanctuary, 802 Children’s Center Road, S.W., Leesburg. Spend an evening eavesdropping on bats, hooting for owls, black-lighting for bugs, and finding out what else might be out in the dark and how they’re adapted to the night life. For adults and older children; RSVP 703-737-0021. Free.

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES. 6-9:30 p.m., Tarara Vineyard and Winery, 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Tarara’s Sounds of Summer Series presents The Texas Chainsaw Horns. Cost: $15 per person, free for children 6 and under. Advance discounted tickets available online. Call 703-771-7100, Ext. 233 or visit www.tarara.com.

YARD SALE. 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Great Falls United Methodist Church, 10100 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Contact Carol Wesley Wright at carolwright@starpower.net or 703-582-1640.

BIRDING BANSHEE. 8 a.m., Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, 21085 The Woods Road, Leesburg. Join Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and the Friends of Banshee Reeks at the Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve for the monthly bird walk. Bring binoculars. Contact Joe Coleman at 540-554-2542 or jcoleman@loudounwildlife.org.

<cal1>Sunday/July 13

<cal2>MONTHLY BREAKFAST. 8 a.m.-noon, Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, 20688 Ashburn Road. Breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy and biscuits, hash browns, coffee and juices. Features monthly themes and Kids Activity Corner; apparatus bay area is open to children of all ages. Cost: adults $6, ages 3-8 $4, under 3 free and seniors $5. Call 703-729-0006.

GOLF TOURNAMENT. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Lansdowne Resort, 44050 Woodridge Parkway, Lansdowne. Join the 2008 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees for the 18th annual Bobby Mitchell/Toyota Hall of Fame Golf Classic. Watch Darrell Green, Art Monk and many other greats tee it up for charity. Be part of the gallery for a $5 donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; children under 12 are free. Visit www.BobbyMitchell.com for tournament details.

BLUEMONT CONCERT SERIES. 7 p.m., lawn of the Loudoun County Courthouse, Leesburg. Features Gold Heart (bluegrass) and Langelus. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on and a picnic to enjoy before the show. Cost: $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. Contact the Bluemont office at 540-338-4640 or www.bluemont.org.

SUMMER MUSIC FEST. 5 p.m., Belmont Country Cub, 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn. The Loudoun Summer Music Fest presents Travis Tritt with One Horse Town. Food, beer and wine available for purchase. Cost: $15 in advance, $25 at the gate, children under 6 free. Call 703-327-9096 or visit www.liveatbelmont.com for future concert dates.

COMIC BOOK SIGNING. 2 p.m., Laughing Ogre Comics, Lansdowne Shopping Center, 19340 Promenade Drive, Lansdowne. Franco will be doing a signing at Laughing Ogre. Franco is the writer of "Tiny Titans," part of the Johnny DC line of comics intended young readers. He is also the writer of the cult favorite, "Patrick the Wolf Boy." Visit laughingogrecomics.com.

<cal1>Monday/July 14

<cal2>PIRATE PARTY. 11 a.m., Rust Library, 308 Catoctin Circle, Leesburg; 2:30 p.m., Cascades Library 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls and 7 p.m. Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Discover the mystery of Bad Bart’s Treasure through a puppet show. Recommended for all ages. Free tickets are available at the library, starting half an hour before the performance. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

<cal1>Tuesday/July 15

<cal2>PARK PALS. 10-11 a.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road, Sterling. Discover the outdoors with a grown-up pal while focusing on the monthly nature theme: Bird Buddies. Cost: $7. Call 571-258-3700.

CREATE A "GOCK." 2 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Be creative and make a "gock," a sock puppet with a Goth look to it, or a sock puppet with another identity. Recommended for ages 12-18. Register online at http://library.loudoun.gov or phone 703-444-3228.

LULLABY AND GOODNIGHT. 7 p.m., Rust Library, 34D Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. Preparing children for a good night’s sleep through singing songs, listening to stories and enjoying the sounds of live flute music. Recommended for the family. Visit http://library.loudoun.gov.

HEAVY METAL KIDNAPPING. 2-3 p.m., Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. Become a detective by using library resources to perform the tasks and solve the clues necessary to rescue the abducted children and to capture the bad guys. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Register online at http://library.loudoun.gov or phone 703-430-9500.

READY TO RUMBLE. 2 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Teens will get a quick rundown of safe stage combat practices that allow actors to "fight" onstage without hurting themselves or their partners, see weapons demonstrations and get to try a few weapons out themselves. Taught by stuntwoman Carlyn Christensen. Registration is required. Sign up online at

http://library.loudoun.gov or phone the branch library.

<cal1>Wednesday/July 16

<cal2>I SPY. 2:30 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Chat about "I Spy" books and then make personal I Spy pages. Recommended for ages 8-11. Register online at http://library.loudoun.gov or phone 703-444-3228.

PIRATE PARTY. 4 p.m., Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. Discover the mystery of Bad Bart’s Treasure through a puppet show. Recommended for all ages. Free tickets are available at the library, starting half an hour before the performance. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

RAINBOW PUPPETS. 4 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. Puppet show. Free. Call 703-430-9480.

READY TO RUMBLE. 2 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Teens will get a quick rundown of safe stage combat practices that allow actors to "fight" onstage without hurting themselves or their partners, see weapons demonstrations and get to try a few weapons out themselves. Taught by stuntwoman Carlyn Christensen. Registration is required. Sign up online at

http://library.loudoun.gov or phone the branch library.

<cal1>Thursday/July 17

<cal2>TWILIGHT TUNES. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 605 W. Market St., Leesburg. Outdoor concert. Bring a chair or blanket. Free. Call 703-777-4912.

GREEK MYTHOLOGY. 7 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Read the Greek myth, "Pandora’s Box" and solve the mystery of what’s inside. Then, make a craft to take home. Recommended for ages 8-12. Register online at http://library.loudoun.gov or phone 703-737-8105.

LEGO ROBOTICS. 6-8 p.m., Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. Construct a robot out of Legos and learn how to program it. Ages 12-18. Register online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or 703-430-9500.

BACKYARD HABITAT. 4 p.m., Loudoun County Extension Office, 30B Catoctin Circle, Leesburg (Rust Library). Learn about critters from the community's own wooded neighborhoods. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Free, tickets will be available at the Extension Office starting half an hour before the program. Visit http://library.loudoun.gov.

I SPY COLLAGE. 2-3 p.m., Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. Make an I Spy collage and play games using the art made in the program. Recommended for ages 6-12. Register online at http://library.loudoun.gov or phone 703-430-9500.

<cal1>Friday/July 18

<cal2>JAZZ ON THE POTOMAC. 5:30-10 p.m., Lansdowne Resort, 44050 Woodridge Parkway, Lansdowne. Features Cathy Ponton King. Food and drinks available; admission is free. Call 703-729-8400 or visit www.lansdowneresort.com for future concert dates.

TODDLERS ON THE MOVE. 11 a.m., Rust Library, 34D Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. Participate in stories, rhymes, movement and parachute play for toddlers on the go. Recommended for ages 12-24 months with parent or caregiver. Register online at http://library.loudoun.gov or phone 703-777-0690.

MURDER AT THE LIBRARY. 6-8 p.m., at Rust Library, 34D Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. Did Karen Andrews kill Angus McCauley? You be the judge or the murderer in this murder mystery. Recommended for teens. Register online at http://library.loudoun.gov or phone 703-777-0690.

NICOLO WHIMSEY SHOW. 2 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. An interactive program that combines juggling, music and comedy. Recommended for the family. Free, limited tickets will be

available at the library half an hour before the performance. Visit http://library.loudoun.gov.

OPEN SKATE NIGHT. 5-7 p.m., Douglass Community Center Hockey Rink, 405 E. Market St., Leesburg. Bring skates or Rollerblades for a night of skating on an outdoor rink. Cost: $1 per person. Call 703-771-5913.

<cal1>Saturday/July 19

<cal2>ACOUSTIC ON THE GREEN. 7-9 p.m., Leesburg Town Green. Featuring Naked Blue. Free, visit www.acousticonthegreen.com.

MUSIC AND COMEDY. 2 p.m., at Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Jackson Gillman performs incorporating comedy, drama, music, dance, mime and sign language for all ages. Tickets are required for the performance and may be obtained starting

June 18 through the library’s ticket line 703-737-8879.

BUTTERFLIES AND DRAGONFLIES. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road, Sterling. Join Mona Miller and Andy Rabin for one of Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy's free, family butterfly and dragonfly walks. Contact Andy Rabin at stylurus@gmail.com.

GREAT DANES. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Pet Smart, 46220 Potomac Run Plaza, Sterling. Northern Virginia-Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League (MAGDRL), is hosting a "meet & greet." MAGDRL helps find homes for abandoned or homeless Great Danes. Visit www.nova-magdrl.org.

BOOK SWAP. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling. Bring gently used books, books on tape/compact disc and VHS/DVD movies for the exchange. Free. Call 571-258-3500.

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES. 6-9:30 p.m., Tarara Vineyard and Winery, 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Tarara’s Sounds of Summer Series presents The Jack Diamond & Jim Steed Band. Cost: $15 per person, free for children 6 and under. Advance discounted tickets available online. Call 703-771-7100, Ext. 233 or visit www.tarara.com.

ATLANTIC CITY TRIP. 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Douglass Community Center, 405 East Market St., Leesburg. Take in the beach for the day or try one of the many casinos. Must be 21 to go into casinos. Depart from and return to Leesburg Steinmart. Cost: $55 per person. Contact the Douglass Community Center at 703-771-5913 or e-mail dcc@loudoun.gov.

<cal1>Sunday/July 20

<cal2>BLUEMONT CONCERT SERIES. 7 p.m., lawn of the Loudoun County Courthouse, Leesburg. Features Daryl Davis Band: boogie-woogie, rock ‘n’ roll. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on and a picnic to enjoy before the show. Cost: $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. Contact the Bluemont office at 540-338-4640 or www.bluemont.org.

SUMMER MUSIC FEST. 5 p.m., Belmont Country Cub, 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn. The Loudoun Summer Music Fest presents The Charlie Daniels Band with Low Stars. Food, beer and wine available for purchase. Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the gate, children under 6 free. Call 703-327-9096 or visit www.liveatbelmont.com.

<cal1>Monday/July 21

<cal2>MYSTERY, MAGIC AND JUGGLING. 11 a.m., Loudoun County Extension Office, 30B Catoctin Circle, Leesburg; 2:30 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls; 7 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Jonathan Austin’s performances appeal to all ages and include some magical mystery and juggling. Limited, free tickets will be available starting half an hour before the performance. Visit http://library.loudoun.gov.

<cal1>Tuesday/July 22

<cal2>SOLVING CRIMES. 2 p.m., Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. Join in for a presentation by the staff of the Sheriff’s Department. Learn the who, what, where, when and why of solving crimes. Recommended for ages 12-18. Register online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

IMPROV COMEDY PROGRAM. 2 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Test your skills at "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" improv comedy program. Recommended for ages 12-18. Register online at

http://library.loudoun.gov or phone 703-737-8100, Ext. 4.

COFFEEHOUSE. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Rust Library, 34D Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. It’s joke night at the Coffeehouse Catoctin Style. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Visit http://library.loudoun.gov.

UNSOLVED HISTORY. 7 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Explore the clues to one of history’s greatest mysteries: discover the fate of the lost colony of Roanoke. Recommended for ages 7-11. Register online at http://library.loudoun.gov or phone 703-737-8100.

<cal1>Wednesday/July 23

<cal2>1960s FILMS. 7 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Watch "Repulsion," just one of several films from the 1960s that the Ashburn Library will be showing on Wednesdays throughout the summer. Recommended for adults; admission is free. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us for a complete listing of future movie showings.

MYSTERY, MAGIC AND JUGGLING. 4 p.m., Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. See July 21 item for details.

<cal1>Thursday/July 24

<cal2>TWILIGHT TUNES. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 605 W. Market St., Leesburg. Outdoor concert. Bring a chair or blanket. Free. Call 703-777-4912.

LEGO ROBOTICS. 6-8 p.m., Loudoun County Extension Office, 30B Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. Construct a robot out of Legos and learn how to program it. Ages 12-18. Register online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or 703-777-0323.

SOLVING CRIMES. 7 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Join in for a presentation by the staff of the Sheriff’s Department. Learn the who, what, where, when and why of solving crimes. Recommended for ages 12-18. Register online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

CRIME CAPER. 2 p.m., at Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. Examine the evidence, read accounts from witnesses and suspects, then solve the mystery. Recommended for ages 8-11. Register online at http://library.loudoun.gov or phone 703-430-9500.

FOSSIL FUN. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., Rust Library, 34D Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. Learn how the Miocene Sea changed over time to become the Chesapeake Bay and how the remains of those ancient creatures can be found as fossils. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Register online at http://library.loudoun.gov or phone 703-777-0690.

<cal1>Friday/July 25

<cal2>FURRY FRIDAY. 5-7 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 20 Enterprise St., Sterling. Once a month, animals from the Loudoun County Animal Shelter will be at the Sterling Community. Bring the whole family for a real "happy hour" with animals looking for new homes. Visit www.loudoun.gov/animals.

BRAWL TOURNAMENT. 6 p.m., Douglass Community Center, 405 East Market St., Leesburg. Battle other gamers on Nintendo Wii to become the "Super Smash Bros. Champion." For ages 5 and up. Cost: $5. To register, call 703-771-5913 or e-mail dcc@loudoun.gov by July 23.

JAZZ ON THE POTOMAC. 5:30-10 p.m., Lansdowne Resort, 44050 Woodbridge Parkway, Lansdowne. Features Collaboration. Enjoy summer foods prepared by the culinary team. Call 703-729-8400 or visit http://www.lansdowneresort.com.

OPEN SKATE NIGHT. 5-7 p.m., Douglass Community Center Hockey Rink, 405 E. Market St., Leesburg. Bring skates or Rollerblades for a night of skating on a huge outdoor rink. Cost: $1 per person. Call 703-771-5913.

<cal1>Sunday/July 27

<cal2>BLUEMONT CONCERT SERIES. 7 p.m., lawn of the Loudoun County Courthouse, Leesburg. Features Pan Masters: Caribbean steel band. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on and a picnic to enjoy before the show. Cost: $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. Contact the Bluemont office at 540-338-4640 or www.bluemont.org.

<cal1>Tuesday/July 29

<cal2>SOLVING CRIMES. 2 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. See July 24 item for details.

<cal1>Thursday/July 31

<cal2>TWILIGHT TUNES. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 605 W. Market St., Leesburg. Outdoor concert. Bring a chair or blanket. Free. Call 703-777-4912.

<cal1>Sunday/Aug. 3

<cal2>MONTHLY BREAKFAST. 8 a.m.-noon, Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, 20688 Ashburn Road. Breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy and biscuits, hash browns, coffee and juices. Features monthly themes and Kids Activity Corner; apparatus bay area is open to children of all ages. Cost: adults $6, ages 3-8 $4, under 3 free and seniors $5. Call 703-729-0006.

BLUEMONT CONCERT SERIES. 7 p.m., lawn of the Loudoun County Courthouse, Leesburg. Features Holmes Brothers: Gospel and blues. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on and a picnic to enjoy before the show. Cost: $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. Contact the Bluemont office at 540-338-4640 or www.bluemont.org.

<cal1>Tuesday/Aug. 5

<cal2>BEACH JEWELRY MAKING. 2-4 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Make summer-sensational jewelry items out of shells and found objects. All supplies provided. Recommended for ages 12-18. Register online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

<cal1>Sunday/Aug. 10

<cal2>BLUEMONT CONCERT SERIES. 7 p.m., lawn of the Loudoun County Courthouse, Leesburg. Features Robin & Linda Williams: country folk. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on and a picnic to enjoy before the show. Cost: $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. Contact the Bluemont office at 540-338-4640 or www.bluemont.org.

<cal1>Thursday/Aug. 14

<cal2>LEGO ROBOTICS. 6-8 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Construct a robot out of Legos and learn how to program it. Ages 12-18. Register online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or 703-444-3228.

<cal1>Sunday/Aug. 17

<cal2>BLUEMONT CONCERT SERIES. 7 p.m., lawn of the Loudoun County Courthouse, Leesburg. Features The Woodshedders: gypsy swing. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on and a picnic to enjoy before the show. Cost: $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. Contact the Bluemont office at 540-338-4640 or www.bluemont.org.

<cal1>Tuesday/Aug. 19

<cal2>COFFEEHOUSE. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Rust Library, 34D Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. It’s game night at the Coffeehouse Catoctin Style. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Visit http://library.loudoun.gov.

<cal1>Friday/Aug. 22

<cal2>FURRY FRIDAY. 5-7 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 20 Enterprise St., Sterling. Once a month, animals from the Loudoun County Animal Shelter will be at the Sterling Community. Bring the whole family for a real "happy hour" with animals looking for new homes. Visit www.loudoun.gov/animals.

<cal1>Sunday/Aug. 24

<cal2>BLUEMONT CONCERT SERIES. 7 p.m., lawn of the Loudoun County Courthouse, Leesburg. Features The Taters: new old-time honky tonk. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on and a picnic to enjoy before the show. Cost: $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. Contact the Bluemont office at 540-338-4640 or www.bluemont.org.

<cal1>Sunday/Sept. 7

<cal2>MONTHLY BREAKFAST. 8 a.m.-noon, Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, 20688 Ashburn Road. Breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy and biscuits, hash browns, coffee and juices. Features monthly themes and Kids Activity Corner; apparatus bay area is open to children of all ages. Cost: adults $6, ages 3-8 $4, under 3 free and seniors $5. Call 703-729-0006.

<cal1>Friday/Sept. 26

<cal2>FURRY FRIDAY. 5-7 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 20 Enterprise St., Sterling. Once a month, animals from the Loudoun County Animal Shelter will be at the Sterling Community. Bring the whole family for a real "happy hour" with animals looking for new homes. Visit www.loudoun.gov/animals.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 27

<cal2>LURE OF LOUDOUN GALA. 6:30 p.m., River Creek Club, 43800 Olympic Blvd., Leesburg. The Loudoun Museum is hosting the second Lure of Loudoun Gala. A cocktail reception kicks off the night, followed by dinner and dancing. Individual tickets are $200 and sponsor opportunities range from $1,000-$10,000. For tickets, call the Museum at 703-777-7427 or e-mail bfriedmann@loudounmuseum.org.

<cal1>Sunday/Oct. 5

<cal2>MONTHLY BREAKFAST. 8 a.m.-noon, Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, 20688 Ashburn Road. Breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy and biscuits, hash browns, coffee and juices. Features monthly themes and Kids Activity Corner; apparatus bay area is open to children of all ages. Cost: adults $6, ages 3-8 $4, under 3 free and seniors $5. Call 703-729-0006.

<cal1>Friday/Oct. 24

<cal2>FURRY FRIDAY. 5-7 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 20 Enterprise St., Sterling. Once a month, animals from the Loudoun County Animal Shelter will be at the Sterling Community. Bring the whole family for a real "happy hour" with animals looking for new homes. Visit www.loudoun.gov/animals.

<cal1>Sunday/Nov. 2

<cal2>MONTHLY BREAKFAST. 8 a.m.-noon, Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, 20688 Ashburn Road. Breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy and biscuits, hash browns, coffee and juices. Features monthly themes and Kids Activity Corner; apparatus bay area is open to children of all ages. Cost: adults $6, ages 3-8 $4, under 3 free and seniors $5. Call 703-729-0006.

<cal1>Friday/Nov. 14

<cal2>FURRY FRIDAY. 5-7 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 20 Enterprise St., Sterling. Once a month, animals from the Loudoun County Animal Shelter will be at the Sterling Community. Bring the whole family for a real "happy hour" with animals looking for new homes. Visit www.loudoun.gov/animals.

<cal1>Sunday/Dec. 7

<cal2>MONTHLY BREAKFAST. 8 a.m.-noon, Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, 20688 Ashburn Road. Breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy and biscuits, hash browns, coffee and juices. Features monthly themes and Kids Activity Corner; apparatus bay area is open to children of all ages. Cost: adults $6, ages 3-8 $4, under 3 free and seniors $5. Call 703-729-0006.

<cal1>Friday/Dec. 12

<cal2>FURRY FRIDAY. 5-7 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 20 Enterprise St., Sterling. Once a month, animals from the Loudoun County Animal Shelter will be at the Sterling Community. Bring the whole family for a real "happy hour" with animals looking for new homes. Visit www.loudoun.gov/animals.