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:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged.
A Celebration of Hops, Wednesday, March 4, 7 p.m., Tuscarora Mill Restaurant, 203 Harrison St., S.E., Leesburg. Features "over the top hopped" beers as well as some sensational single-hop brews. Cost: $75 per person inclusive.
Call 703-771-9300 or visit http://www.tuskies.com.
Willowcroft Farm Vineyards, 38906 Mount Gilead Road, Leesburg, presents a special tasting of wines from Southern Italy Saturday, March 7, 12-5 p.m. Light Italian food will be served to pair with the wines. Cost: $9 person. Willowcroft will also host "Fondue Day" where fondue and wine will be paired Sunday, March 29, 1-5 p.m. Cost: $10 person. Call 703-777-8161 or visit www.willowcroftwine.com.
The Wine Kitchen, 7 S. King St., Leesburg, will host a wine tasting and tapas dinner Wednesday, March 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Call 703-777-9463 or visit www.thewinekitchen.com/going-ons.html.
Tarara Vineyard Winery, 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg, will host a St. Patrick’s Day celebration Sunday, March 15, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Taste red wines and classic Irish soda bread. Tasting fees apply. Tarara will also host a complimentary tasting for those who wear green Tuesday, March 17, at 11 a.m. and a sandwich and wine pairing Sunday, March 29, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost: $16 person. Call 703-771-7100 or visit www.tarara.com.