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Food & Drink in Loudoun, Oct. 8-14

Send announcements or events, which are open to the public at no or minimal cost, to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102 or e-mail <a href="mailto:loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com">loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com</a>. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call 703-917-6454.

Friday Night Date Night, Oct. 10, 6:30-9 p.m., Willowcroft Farm Vineyards, 38906 Mt. Gilead Road, Leesburg. Watch James Bond flick "Dr. No" and have dinner catered by Tuscarora Mill Restaurant. Reservations are required. Cost: $50 per person. Call 703-777-8161 or visit www.willowcroftwine.com.

Wine country bus tours at Tarara Winery and Hidden Brook Winery, Saturday, Oct. 11, pick-up and drop-off times vary, visit Web site for details. The Washington Wine Academy and Reston Limousine offer winery tours. Cost: $35 per person, $50 per person with lunch. Call 703-478-0500, Ext. 1 or visit www.washingtonwineacademy.org/wine-tours.htm#Tour1.

Wine country bus tours at Corcoran Vineyards and Willowcroft Farm Vineyards, Sunday, Oct. 12, pick-up and drop-off times vary, visit Web site for details. The Washington Wine Academy and Reston Limousine offer winery tours. Cost: $35 per person, $50 per person with lunch. Call 703-478-0500, Ext. 1 or visit www.washingtonwineacademy.org/wine-tours.htm#Tour1.

Tarara Winery, 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg, and Loudoun Valley Sheep Producers offer Shear Bliss, Oct. 18-19, at the winery. Includes local food, including lamb sausage sandwiches, Tarara wines, crafts, wool crafting demonstrations and live music. Times: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. wine tasting and live music; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. wool shearing demonstration. There are fees for wine tasting and food. Visit www.tarara.com or call 703-771-7100.

Wine country bus tours at Swedenburg Estate Vineyard and Winery at LaGrange, Saturday, Oct. 18, pick-up and drop-off times vary, visit Web site for details. The Washington Wine Academy and Reston Limousine offer winery tours. Cost: $35 per person, $50 per person with lunch. Call 703-478-0500, Ext. 1 or visit www.washingtonwineacademy.org/wine-tours.htm#Tour1.

Wine country bus tours at Chrysalis Vineyards and Piedmont Vineyards, Sunday, Oct. 19, pick-up and drop-off times vary, visit Web site for details. The Washington Wine Academy and Reston Limousine offer winery tours. Cost: $35 per person, $50 per person with lunch. Call 703-478-0500, Ext. 1 or visit www.washingtonwineacademy.org/wine-tours.htm#Tour1.

"Wild Thing" mushroom and wine dinner, Wednesday, Oct. 22, Tuscarora Mill Restaurant, 203 Harrison St., Leesburg, 7 p.m. Consists of five-course meal focused on assorted mushrooms and paired with wines. Cost: $85 per person. Call 703-771-9300 or visit www.tuskies.com.

Breaux Vineyards holds its 11th annual harvest festival, Saturday, Oct. 25, which includes live music, hayrides, food, wine tasting and more, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., at Breaux Vineyards, 36888 Breaux Vineyards Lane, Purcellville. Advance tickets: $13 for adults, $8 for children under 6; at gate: $15 and $10. Call 800-492-9961 or visit www.breauxvineyards.com.

Octoberfest at Willowcroft Farm Vineyards, Sunday, Oct. 26, 1-5 p.m., 38906 Mt. Gilead Road, Leesburg. Includes a special tasting of German wines and light food. Visit www.willowcroftwine.com or call 703-777-8161.