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Calendar, June 4-10

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/June 4

<cal2>1960S FILMS. 7 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Enjoy a screening of "Breakfast at Tiffany's." Recommended for adults. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

SAILBOATS. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Douglass Community Center, 405 East Market St., Leesburg. Ages 3-5. Build, paint and sail own sailboat. Cost: $8. Call 703-771-5913.

<cal1>Thursday/June 5

<cal2>SPRING CONCERT. 7:30 p.m., Briar Woods High School, 22525 Belmont Ridge, Ashburn. Briar Woods High School will be holding free spring concert.

BRAMBLETON CONCERT. 7-9 p.m., Brambleton Town Center. Features The Groove performing music from the '70s and '80s will perform. Free. Visit www.brambleton.com or call the Brambleton Visitor's Center at 703-542-2925.

<cal1>Friday/June 6

<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.

NATURE TIMES TWO. 9:30-10:30 a.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Road, Sterling. Age 2. Toddlers explore nature with an adult. No unregistered siblings. Cost: $7. Theme: Ponds. Call 571-258-3700.

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK. 7:30-9 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St. All ages. Shakespearean fun with the Sterling Playmakers, bring picnic basket and watch a variety of one-act scenes from Shakespeare and other 17th century writers. Free, moves indoors for inclement weather. Call 703-430-9480.

INDOOR PLAYGROUND. 5-7 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St. Ages 1-5 with parent. Includes moon bounce, riding toys, tumbling mats and more. Cost: $2. Call 703-430-9480.

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

EVERLASTING SANDCASTLES. 9:30-10 a.m., Douglass Community Center, 407 East Market St., Leesburg. Ages 2-3. Build a sandcastle without going to the beach. To register, contact the Douglass Community Center at 703-771-5913 or e-mail dcc@loudoun.gov.

TODDLER ONE & TWO. 11 a.m., Rust Library, 34D Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. A one-on-one program of rhymes, songs stories and parachute play. Ages 1-2 with parent/caregiver. Register online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone 703-777-0323.

<cal1>Saturday/June 7

<cal2>SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK. 7:30-9 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St. See June 6 item for details.

KIDS' FISHING DERBY. 9 a.m.-noon, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 5-16. Prizes awarded in different categories. Rain date: June 14. Free. Call to register, 571-258-3700.

NATIONAL TRAILS DAY. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Road, Sterling. All ages. Join the Loudoun Walking and Volkssport Club on marked 5K and 10K walks, earn IVV credit or walk course for fun. Free. Call 571-258-3700.

CHOIR FUND-RAISER. 2-5 p.m., Community Church in Ashburn, 19790 Ashburn Road. The Battle of the Church Choirs, Heal Haiti's Hunger, a benefit concert to help residents of Haiti and Loudoun County sponsored by the Community Coalition for Haiti. Residents are asked to donate canned and dry goods to Messiah's Market, a local food pantry at Community Church, for distribution to area families. All proceeds from ticket sales will support healing hunger initiatives in Haiti. Cost: $20 adults, $10 for children, $40 family pack. Call 703-880-4160 or visit www.cchaiti.org.

CARNIVAL. 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., the Goddard School, 45091 Research Place, Ashburn. The Goddard School, will hold a carnival. Includes moon bounce, pony ride, face painting, many carnival games, music, fire truck display, cotton candy, food from local eating places, etc. Contact Jessica at 703-724-0601 or ashburnva@goddardschools.com.

PIANO XPRESS. 2:30 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Piano instruction at an introductory level. Ages 7-11. Register online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone 703-444-3228.

RELAY FOR LIFE. 2 p.m., Potomac Falls High School, 46400 Algonkian Parkway, Potomac Falls. Relay For Life is the flagship, community-based, fund-raising event of the American Cancer Society. Visit www.easternloudounrelay.org or call 703-967-4120.

WILDLIFE FEST. 4:30 p.m., Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship. Includes bands, Allegheny Uprising, the Roots Quintet, Acoustic Burgoo and Dirty River, playing bluegrass and blues; between 4:30-6:30 p.m., Reptiles Alive will have a live amphibian zoo. Food and drinks will be available for purchase but picnics welcome. Contact Helen VanRyzin at hvanryzin@loudounwildlife.org or 540-882-4187.

AUCTION. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Galilee United Methodist Church, 45425 Winding Road, Sterling. Community social and silent auction, to benefit Galileeís Childrenís Ministries. Contact the church office at 703-430-2203. Visit www.GalileeUMC.org.

<cal1>Sunday/June 8

<cal2>SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK. 2-3:30 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St. See June 6 item for details.

LOUDOUN SUMMER MUSIC FEST. 5 p.m., Belmont Country Club, 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn. The Wailers will perform with Lionize. Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Call 703-327-9096 or visit http://www.liveatbelmont.com.

BICYCLE SHOW. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Cirque du Cyclisme (Circus of Cycling), Loudoun County Fairgrounds. Bicycle show and bicycle goods swap meet, features vintage lightweight racing and touring bikes from Europe, North America and Japan and the artisans carrying on the traditions. Admission: $5 per person including parking, children under 12 free. Contact Wayne Bingham at 703-300-3269 or wbingham753@gmail.com.

KIDS FITNESS EXPO. 12-4 p.m., Fitwize 4 Kids, 20921 Davenport Drive at Regal Center, Sterling. Sponsored by Dan Cole and Two Degrees of Difference in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Children and their families can enjoy cheerleading and dance performances by All Star Legacy, soccer demonstrations by Brazilian Such Soccer and stick handling by Hardcore Hockey.

<cal1>Monday/June 9

<cal2>TURTLE AND FRIENDS. 9:30-11 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 3-6. Search for reptiles. Cost: $10.50. Call 571-258-3700.

READING. 2 p.m., Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. M is for Mystery. Learn all about this summerís reading program, a summer filled with suspense. All ages. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

SPAGHETTI DINNER. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Saint Matthewís Episcopal Church, 201 E. Frederick Drive, Sterling. Spaghetti, tangy sauce, meatballs, salad, bread, beverages and desserts. Free to everyone although donations will be accepted in order to support the St. Matthewís Mission Teams, which are traveling this summer to Philadelphia, Pa.; Long Beach, Miss.; Pomona, Belize; and South Africa. Call 703-430-2121.

<cal1>Tuesday/June 10

<cal2>GARDENING. 12 p.m., Demonstration Garden, Ida Lee Park, Leesburg. The Loudoun County Master Gardener Volunteers will present a gardening program on Shade Gardening with Natives. No registration is required; bring a lunch. Visit the Loudoun County Master Gardener Web site www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org or call the Master Gardener Volunteers' Help Desk Office at 703-771-5150.

YEAH, DADDY. 1-2 p.m., Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling. Ages 2 1/2-4. Celebrate the things dads do. Cost: $8 plus $2 supplies fee. Call 571-258-3500.

ESL CONVERSATION GROUP. 7 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. An informal conversation circle for non-native speakers to practice English. An opportunity to meet new people, share your culture and have fun. Only English will be spoken. All levels are welcome. Recommended for adults. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

MASKS. 11:45 a.m.-12 p.m., Douglass Community Center, 405 East Market St., Leesburg. Ages 3-5. Create own mask. Cost: $6. To register, contact the Douglass Community Center at 703-771-5913 or e-mail dcc@loudoun.gov.

<cal1>Wednesday/June 11

<cal2>MUSEUMS TRIP. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip to Washington, D.C., with drop off and pick up at the Natural History Museum, Gallery of Art, American Indian, Air and Space and African Art/Freer/Hirshhorn/Sackler museums. Cost: $8 members, $10 nonmembers, includes transportation and free admissions, lunch on own. Extensive walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

1960S FILMS. 7 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Enjoy a screening of ìThe Apartment.î Recommended for adults. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

RUST RAMBLES. 10-11:30 a.m., at the Rust Nature Sanctuary, 802 Childrens Center Road, Leesburg. Explore early spring with our naturalist. For adults and older children. Free. Call 703-737-0021.

<cal1>Thursday/June 12

<cal2>TURTLE AND FRIENDS. 9:30-11 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 3-6. Search for reptiles. Cost: $10.50. Call 571-258-3700.

FLOWER POWER. 4 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Learn about the parts of a flower and make own out of tissue paper. Ages 6-11. Register online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone 703-737-8100.

FANCY FLOWER FRAME. 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Douglass Community Center, 405 East Market St., Leesburg. Ages 2-3. Create works of art to display around the house. Bring a small photo (wallet size) or take a picture. Cost: $4. To register, contact the Douglass Community Center at 703-771-5913 or e-mail dcc@loudoun.gov.

<cal1>Friday/June 13

<cal2>NATURE EXPLORERS. 9:30-10:30 a.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 3-4. Discover the outdoors with a grown-up friend. Cost: $7. Theme: Beautiful Butterflies. Call 571-258-3700.

BABYPACKING. 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Road, Sterling. Age 1. Enjoy a naturalist-guided walk with your baby and meet other parents. No unregistered siblings. Cost: $5.25. Call 571-258-3700.

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

<cal1>Saturday/June 14

<cal2>EXPLORE NATURE and Photography Hike for Children. 10-11:30 a.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 7-12. Discover photographing nature while hiking through the park. Cost: $4. Bring camera. Call to register, 571-258-3700.

LUNCH WITH MY DAD. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St. Ages 2-10. Have a Father's Day lunch with dad and make ice cream sundaes. Cost: $10 for one adult and child, $5 each additional child. Call 571-258-3500.

BOOK SWAP. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling. All ages. Claude Moore Community Center holds monthly book swaps throughout the year. Bring your adult and childrenís books to trade for something new to enjoy. Call 571-258-3500.

ACOUSTIC ON THE GREEN. 7-9, Leesburg Town Green. Performance features Todd Wright. Free, visit www.acousticonthegreen.com.

CELTIC FESTIVAL. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Morven Park International Equestrian Center, 41793 Tutt Lane, Leesburg. Includes living history camps, continuous music and dance, Celtic crafters, specialty import vendors, a parade with pipers, story telling, children's activities, workshops, an authentic pub tent. Cost: $15 per adult, $7 per child ages 6-12, free for child under 6. Call 703-938-9779 or visit http://www.pcfest.org.

PHOTOGRAPHY HIKE. 10-11:30 a.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestalís Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 7-12. Discover nature photography while hiking through the park. Bring a camera and two rolls of 200 or 400 ASA color print film (24 prints each) or two disposable cameras or a digital camera. One adult must accompany each child. Call 571-258-3700 to register. Cost: $4.

BECOME A PILOT. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udavr-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly. More than 50 vintage, recreational, military and home-built aircraft will be especially flown in for the event and displayed outdoors. Explore a variety of aircraft, talk with pilots and learn what skills are needed to fly. Air Force bandís Airmen of Note will provide musical entertainment. Cost: free, $12 per car parking fee. Call 202-633-1000 or visit http://www.nasm.si.edu/becomeapilot/.

<cal1>Sunday/June 15

<cal2>LOUDOUN SUMMER MUSIC FEST. 5 p.m., Belmont Country Club, 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn. Blues Traveler will perform with NEEDTOBREATHE. Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Call 703-327-9096 or visit http://www.liveatbelmont.com.

<cal1>Tuesday/June 17

<cal2>GARDENING. 12 p.m., Demonstration Garden, Ida Lee Park, Leesburg. The Loudoun County Master Gardener Volunteers will present a gardening program on Attracting Butterflies and Hummers. No registration is required; bring a lunch. Visit the Loudoun County Master Gardener Web site www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org or call the Master Gardener Volunteers' Help Desk Office at 703-771-5150.

ESL CONVERSATION GROUP. 7 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. An informal conversation circle for non-native speakers to practice English. An opportunity to meet new people, share your culture and have fun. Only English will be spoken. All levels are welcome. Recommended for adults. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

HANDS-ON DISCOVERY ROOM. 1-3 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestalís Gap Road. All ages. Explore the displays, meet the turtles and make a craft in the Visitor Center Discovery Room. Free. Call 571-258-3700.

<cal1>Wednesday/June 18

<cal2>MAGIC COMEDY SHOW, 2:30 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Tom Lilly combines magic with audience participation. Tickets are available at the library starting half an hour before the performance. All ages. Visit www.library.loudoun.gov.

MUSICAL CONCERT. 1 p.m., Rust Library at Catoctin, 34D Catoctin Circle, S.E., Leesburg. The Little Mozart Academy will kick off the 2008 Summer Reading Program with a musical concert. All ages. Visit www.library.loudoun.gov.

BOOK SALE/AUCTION. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. The Library Advisory Board is holding a silent auction running from June 18-28. They will also be holding a used children and teen's book, movie and music sale on June 21 during normal hours. Donations for the sale will be collected at the library on June 19-20. Contact Larry Stepnick at 703-858-9066 or larry@severyngroup.com.

<cal1>Thursday/June 19

<cal2>BRAMBLETON CONCERT. 7-9 p.m., Brambleton Town Center. Features Rebelicious with its mix of classic rock and country. Free. Visit www.brambleton.com or call the Brambleton Visitor's Center at 703-542-2925.

FROGSHACKLE OPEN HOUSE. 3-4:30 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestalís Gap Road, Sterling. All ages. Discover a treasure trove of objects from nature. Call 571-258-3700.

LANESVILLE OPEN HOUSE. 3-4:30 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestalís Gap Road, Sterling. All ages. Discover the history of this National Register of Historic Places listed property. Free event. Call 571-258-3700.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT. 7 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Watch the Disney film ìThe Sword in the Stone,î and bring pillows, blankets and snacks. All ages. Visit library.loudoun.gov for movie titles.

MOVIE. 2 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Bring popcorn and drinks. Film will be ìEnchanted.î Visit www.lcpl.liv.va.us.

<cal1>Friday/June 20

<cal2>TODDLER ONE & TWO. 11 a.m., Rust Library, 34D Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. A one-on-one program of rhymes, songs stories and parachute play. Ages 1-2 with parent/caregiver. Register online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone 703-777-0323.

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

<cal1>Saturday/June 21

<cal2>PIANO XPRESS. 2:30 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Piano instruction at an introductory level. Ages 7-11. Register online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone 703-444-3228.

RUST BIRD WALKS. 8-9 a.m., Rust Nature Sanctuary, 802 Childrens Center Road off Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. Learn about bird watching. For adults and older children. Free. Call 703-737-0021.

GREAT DANE RESCUE. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., PetSmart, 46220 Potomac Run Plaza, Sterling. The Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League is hosting a meet and greet with Great Danes and will be passing out literature on adoption on the third Saturday of every month at the Sterling PetSmart.

BBQ FESTIVAL. Saturday: 12-10 p.m., Sunday, June 22: 12-7 p.m., Clyde's at Willow Creek Farm, 42920 Broadlands Blvd., Broadlands. Enjoy BBQ and the live music of Sol Creech and others at the two-day "Chicken and Pickin'" outdoor festival. Call 571-209-1200.

<cal1>Tuesday/June 24

<cal2>GARDENING. 12 p.m., Demonstration Garden, Ida Lee Park, Leesburg. The Loudoun County Master Gardener Volunteers will present a gardening program on Medicinal Herbs. No registration is required; bring a lunch. Visit the Loudoun County Master Gardener Web site www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org or call the Master Gardener Volunteers' Help Desk Office at 703-771-5150.

<cal1>Thursday/June 26

<cal2>MOVIE. 2 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Bring popcorn and drinks. Film will be ìThe Aristocats.î Visit www.lcpl.liv.va.us.

<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 Pkwy, 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.

<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 ìhappy hourî with animals looking for new homes. Visit www.loudoun.gov/animals.

<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.

<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 ìhappy hourî with animals looking for new homes. Visit www.loudoun.gov/animals.

<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 ìhappy hourî 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 oppportunties 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 ìhappy hourî 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 ìhappy hourî 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 ìhappy hourî with animals looking for new homes. Visit www.loudoun.gov/animals.