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<lst>Community theatre groups, musicians, dance companies and visual artists can now book auditorium, classroom and gallery space at the newly opened Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center. A fee schedule packet that includes details of facility rental, equipment and staffing has been approved by the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors and is available by calling the arts center at 540-338-7973.
Teens volunteer to put on a Childrenï¿½s Fairy Tale Play, Tuesdays, 5-6:30 p.m., through April 22 at Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Pick a play, rehearse it, work on the props and perform it in front of an audience. Come to the information desk for details and to sign up. Recommended for ages 12-18.
<lst>Gallery 222 presents "Inside Outside," a special exhibit of urban landscapes painted by Michael Beckner. The exhibit is a personal statement by the artist about manï¿½s affect on the land. "Inside Outside" runs March 7-29. An opening reception to meet the artist will be Friday, March 7, from 6-9 p.m., with entertainment by the Two-22s. The gallery is located at 222 South King St., Leesburg. Visit www.gallery222.com or 703-777-5498.
Gallery two at 222 will host an exhibit of still-life paintings by Dana Thompson. Exhibit dates are March 7-29 with an opening reception Friday, March 7, from 6-9 p.m., during Leesburgï¿½s First Friday Gallery Walk. Gallery two is co-located with Gallery 222 at 222 South King St., Leesburg. Visit www.gallery222.com or 703-777-5498.
VSA Arts of Virginia Loudoun County will present an original new musical, "The Old Homeplace: A Loudoun Valley Tale," at the Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville, March 7, 8, 14 and 15, at 7 p.m. and March 9 and 16, at 3 p.m. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Franklin Park Arts Center at 540-338-7973. Admission for adults is $10, students and seniors, $8.
Art in the Foothills, a juried art show and sale in Bluemont, is issuing a call to artists to participate in the 2008 exhibit. The show dates are May 9-11, with the entry deadline of April 7. Contact Pam Forbes 540-554-8715 or Betty Potter, 540-554-2809 to be included on the mailing list.