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Calendar, June 11-17

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 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 "The Apartment." 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 children's 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 Vestal's 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 band's 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/.

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

<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 Vestal's 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.

MID-WEEK NATURE WALK. 7–11 a.m., Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve. Registration required. Join Joe Coleman on one of the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy’s mid-week birding trips and explore Banshee Reeks and the wetlands. Meet at the Dulles Wetlands, at 7 a.m. For those who can’t make it at that time, join the group at the visitor’s center at Banshee Reeks at 9 a.m. Hiking footgear including waterproof if you are coming to the wetlands, long pants and insect repellent advised. To register or for questions, contact Joe Coleman at jcoleman@loudounwildlife.org or 540-554-2542.

<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 Vestal's 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 Vestal's 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 "The Sword in the Stone," 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 "Enchanted." 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.

HAWAIIN SHARK TALES. 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Listen to a Hawaiian shark tale and make a shark tooth necklace while listening to Hawaiian music. Recommended for ages 6-10. Advance registration required, sign up online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone 703-737-8105.

<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.

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

BUTTERFLIES AT BANSHEE REEKS. 10:30 a.m.-noon, Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve. Join the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and Mona Miller, the "Butterfly Lady," for a free family butterfly walk. Contact Nicole Hamilton at nhamilton@loudounwildlife.org or 540-882-9638.

CHARITY DOG WALK. 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Ida Lee Park, 60 Ida Lee Drive, N.W., Leesburg. Bring a dog to the Paws for Your Heart Dog Walk to benefit the Loudoun County Animal Shelter and the Douglass Community Center. Register for the 5K walk for a fee of $25 either onsite or at www.leesburgvet.com.

RUMMAGE SALE. 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Sterling United Methodist Church, 304 E. Church St., Sterling. Proceeds benefiting the church’s youth and adult summer mission trips. Hot dogs and brats are available; nominal donation requested.

BOOK SALE. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Purchase used books, music and movies. Recommended for ages up to 18. Check www.library.loudoun.gov for all events.

<cal1>Sunday/June 22

<cal2>LOUDOUN SUMMER MUSIC FEST. 5 p.m., Belmont Country Club, 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn. Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo with Chelsea Lee will perform. Cost: $17 in advance, $25 at the door. Call 703-327-9096 or visit http://www.liveatbelmont.com.

<cal1>Monday/June 23

<cal2>FLAT STANLEY. 11 a.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. The adventure will begin with a reading of the book "Flat Stanley" written by Jeff Brown. Then, pick up a paper drawing of Flat Stanley and take him home. Color him, do activities with him and keep a journal of the adventures. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

<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.

BIG RED DOG. 2-5 p.m., Cascades Library, 221030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Bring a camera to take a picture with Clifford the Big Red Dog. Recommended for all ages. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

FANCY NANCY. 4-5 p.m., Loudoun County Extension Office program room, 308 Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. Fancy Nancy learns yet another lesson on what being fancy is really all about. Don’t forget to wear the fanciest party dress to the soiree. Recommended for ages 5-7. Register online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone Rust@Catoctin Library 703-777-0690.

TEEN MOVIE. 2 p.m., Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. Join the library for a showing of "I am Legend," rated PG 13, on the big screen. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Free, limited tickets are required and may be picked up at the library half an hour before the program. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

J IS FOR "JULIE’S JOURNEY." 7 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Will Julie’s bicentennial wagon train experience be just like the Little House books? Recommended for ages 7-11. Register online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone 703-737-8100.

<cal1>Wednesday/June 25

<cal2>1960S FILMS. 7 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Enjoy a screening of "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf." Recommended for adults. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

MEET THE AUTHOR. 6-9 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Donna Andrews, local mystery writer, talks about her experiences as a writer and what it takes to craft a good mystery. Recommended for adults. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

HUI HULA. 2 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Enjoy the spectacle as the dancers, wearing colorful, authentic costumes, perform both ancient chants and modern-style Hawaiian Hula, using a variety of traditional dance implements. Recommended for the family. Free, limited, tickets are available at the library starting half an hour before the performance. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

ONE-MAN BAND. 4 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. The Sterling Library and The Sterling Community Center present Peter McCory and his One-Man Band. While singing and strumming guitar or banjo, he's tooting harmonicas, kazoos and whistles and playing drums, cymbals and cow bell … all at the same time. Pick up tickets 30 minutes prior to show. Call 703-430-9480. Free event.

<cal1>Thursday/June 26

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

GHOULIES AND GHOSTS. 2-3 p.m., Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. What is the Abominable Snowman? Do the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot really exist? Are they dangerous? Come learn about these fantastical creatures from myth and legend from all over the world. Recommended for ages 6-12. Register online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone 703-430-9500.

UNCLE HENRY. 2:30-5:30 p.m., Rust Library, 34D Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. Visit the Nature Bus Museum, which contains displays and hands-on features from the marine world, geology, insects and wildlife. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Free, limited, tickets are available at the library starting half an hour before the program. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

<cal1>Friday/June 27

<cal2>JAZZ ON THE POTOMAC. 5:30-10 p.m., Lansdowne Resort, 44050 Woodbridge Parkway, Lansdowne. Features The Rob Maletick Group. 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 the huge outdoor rink. Pay at rink. Call 703-771-5913. Cost: $1.

<cal1>Saturday/June 28

<cal2>ICE CREAM SOCIAL. 12-2 p.m., Heritage Farm Museum, 21668 Heritage Farm Lane, Sterling. Celebrate "dairy month" with an ice cream social. The court of the Virginia Dairy Princess Program will be on hand to serve ice cream and answer questions. Free with paid museum ticket. The first 100 participants will receive a complementary tiara. Preregistration required, call 571-258-3800.

<cal1>Sunday/June 29

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

<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 "happy hour" 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 "happy hour" 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 "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 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 "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.