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Calendar, May 28-June 3

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In honor of Adopt-a-Shelter Cat Month, cats and kittens from the Loudoun County Animal Shelter will be at the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison St.,S.E., Leesburg, looking for new homes every Tuesday in June, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to meeting great cats, visitors to Cat-a-palooza will enjoy giveaways and free samples for their favorite felines. For more information on the Loudoun County Animal Shelter or to view cats available for adoption, visit www.loudoun.gov/animals. The Loudoun County Animal Shelter is located at 39820 Charles Town Pike, Waterford.

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/May 28

<cal2>CASINO TRIP. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip to Charles Town, W.Va. Includes slots and simulcast horse racing. Lunch on own. Cost: $7 members, $9 nonmembers, includes transportation and $5 cash back, subject to change. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Thursday/May 29

<cal2>MACARONI SHEEP. 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Douglass Community Center, 405 East market St., Leesburg. Ages 2-4. Create sheep with macaroni. Cost: $4. Call 703-771-5913.

TREASURE HUNT. 4 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Learn library skills while having fun. Recommended for ages 7 and up. Sign up online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone 703-444-3228.

<cal1>Friday/May 30

<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: Turtle Time. Call 571-258-3700.

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

<cal1>Saturday/May 31

<cal2>WALKING TOUR of Leesburg. 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. James Roberts, a native of Leesburg and member of Thomas Balch Library advisory commission, will lead a walking of tour of Leesburg. The tour is an insider�s commentary of local people, places and points of interest both in and around Leesburg. Call 703-737-7195.

SPRING OWL PROWL. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Road, Sterling. All ages. Learn to walk the trails at night without light, spot bats, call owls, identify insects and other night animals. Cost: $5. Call to register, 571-258-3700.

100TH ANNIVERSARY of the Monument to the Confederate Soldiers of Loudoun County. 1 p.m., Loudoun County Courthouse Lawn, 18 East Market St., Leesburg. The rededication service will mimic the 1908 dedication, with the Rev. Elijah B. White III unveiling the monument just as his great-grandfather did. A raffle and treats will be available. Free. Call 540-338-4024. Visit http://loudounsconfederatemonument.com/Home_Page.html.

CLASSIC CAR CRUISE. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter, Leesburg. Classic and muscle cars, food, disc jockey, free hayrides, 30,000 Matchbox and Hot Wheels cars on display. Cost: adults $5, seniors $3, children under 12 free. Call 703-777-6034 or visit www.morvenpark.com.

SMITHSONIAN LECTURE. 1-2:30 p.m., The Smithsonian Naturalist Center, 741 Miller Drive, S.E., Suite G-2, Leesburg. Mercedes Foster will present "Social Systems in Manakins-Jewels of the Tropical Forest." Foster will talk about the ins and outs of mounting a research expedition to the rain forests in southeastern Peru where she carries out her studies of bird behavior. All lectures are free and open to the public, but children under 10 years of age are not permitted.

<cal1>Sunday/June 1

<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.

LOUDOUN SUMMER MUSIC FEST. 5 p.m., Belmont Country Club, 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn. Foreigner will perform with The Blackjacks. Cost: $17 in advance, $20 at the door. Call 703-327-9096 or visit http://www.liveatbelmont.com.

OPEN HOUSE. 1-4 p.m., Arcola-Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department, 24300 Gum Springs Road. Features Smokey the Bear, fire engine rides, ambulance and fire house tours, safety demonstrations, Sheriff's Department Child ID, health checks, children's activities, refreshments and the AirCare medvac helicopter. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 703-327-2222.

<cal1>Monday/June 2

<cal2>EARLY BIRDS. 9:30-11 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 3-6. Examine bird feathers and nests, see different types of birds, make a craft. Cost: $10.50. Call 571-258-3700.

TRIP TO NARNIA. 7 p.m., Rust Library, 34D Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. Become a talking beast or a rebel Narnian at Rust�s celebration of The Chronicles of Narnia�s Prince Caspian. Recommended for ages 6-12. Register online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone 703-777-0323.

<cal1>Tuesday/June 3

<cal2>GARDENING. 12 p.m., Demonstration Garden, Ida Lee Park, Leesburg. The Loudoun County Master Gardener Volunteers will present a gardening program on Heritage Gardening. 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.

<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. 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 Galilee�s Children�s 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.

<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 summer�s reading program, a summer filled with suspense. All ages. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

<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 "The Apartment." Recommended for adults. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

<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. 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.

<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.

<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.

<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.

<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>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.

<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>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.