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Loudoun 350.org Meeting

Monday, May 20th, 2013 (Meetings are every other Monday's)
7PM-9PM
Rust Library (380 Old Waterford Road., NW, Leesburg, Virginia)
Conference Room B

A new environmental action group is forming in Loudoun County. Join our 2nd planning meeting as we discuss how Loudoun can play a role in the growing environmental movement. We will talk about publicity and educational outreach, fossil fuel divestment, and possible actions in July. All are welcome!
Location: Rust Library (380 Old Waterford Road., NW, Leesburg, Virginia)
Date:May 20
Time: 7:00-9:00

Super Science Saturdays

Super Science Saturdays at Udvar-Hazy. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Become immersed in science technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts through a variety of hands-on activities and demonstrations related to aviation and space exploration. Visit airandspace.si.edu/events/supersciene for a schedule and information.
Free admission, parking $15/car. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly. 703-572-4040. nasm.si.edu/udvarhazy.

Location: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly
Date:Every Saturday
Time: 10:00-3:00
Cost: Free, $15 parking per car
Web site: nasm.si.edu/udvarhazy

Christmas At Oatlands 2013

This holiday season Oatlands, a National Trust Historic Site, is brimming with festive activity. Featured events include afternoon teas, holiday house tours, a small works art show, shopping, children’s theater, a wreath-making class, photo ops with Santa, and a gingerbread house contest.

This year’s Christmas exhibit will focus on “Christmas in the Roaring Twenties.” Each room of the 1804 Oatlands mansion will sparkle with unique historic and handcrafted decorations, some featuring materials from the gardens on the property. The holiday décor will also feature an abundance of greenery and beautifully decorated Christmas trees.

Holiday tours will be held on the half-hour, beginning on Nov. 18 and continuing through Dec. 30 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays. Tours are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for children 6 -16. Children 5 years old and younger are free. The last tour of each day begins at 4:30 p.m.

During the holiday season, Oatlands offers a unique shopping experience at the Carriage House Gift Shop. Arrayed in a variety of holiday gift items, the gift shop at Oatlands has become a destination for many shoppers in the region. Visitors are invited to come in to view the spectacular holiday displays.

The Four Seasons of Oatlands Art Show & Sale featuring small works of art will run from Nov. 18 to Dec. 30. Artwork will be on display in the historic Carriage House which will be open to the public Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. These small works are perfect holiday gifts and home décor items.

Oatlands’ Head Gardener Mark Schroeter will hold a wreath making workshop on Dec. 6 at 11 a.m. in the greenhouse. This informative session will help you create a beautiful wreath just in time for the holidays. Admission is $20 per person. Cut greens will be included. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Call 703-777-3174 to register or for additional information.

The Oatlands Gingerbread House Contest will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14. There are judging categories for adult entries and children’s entries. Judging will take place in the Carriage House at noon. Entry is free, but contestants must pre-register by Dec. 9. Please visit http://www.oatlands.org or call 703-777-3174 for rules and additional information.

Oatlands will host candlelight tours on Dec. 15, 20, 21, and 22 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Guests will have a chance to enjoy a special evening tour through the mansion with a knowledgeable guide. Select evenings will feature live music in the mansion, echoing the sounds of Christmases past. Enjoy cookies and cider in the Carriage House. Candlelight tours are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for children 6 – 16.

On Dec. 20 at 6:30 p.m. and Dec. 21 and 22 at 5:30 p.m., StageCoach Theatre Company presents “Jingle in the Jungle”. This fun and exciting holiday production is suitable for children of all ages. The event will also feature holiday refreshments and pictures with Santa in the Carriage House. Tickets for “Jingle in the Jungle” are $12 for adults and $10 for children ages 2-12. Tickets are available for purchase at http://www.stagecoachtc.com .

Afternoon tea at Oatlands continues throughout the holiday season. Fall teas will be served every Friday, Saturday and Sunday during November. Holiday teas will be served from Dec. 5 to Dec. 29 on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Teas are $26.95 per person (not including tax). All seatings are at 1 p.m. and reservations are required. Call 703-777-3174 for reservations. Additional information is available at http://www.oatlands.org.

About Oatlands Historic House and Gardens

Oatlands is a 360-acre self-supporting National Trust Historic Site and National Historic Landmark. The site features a stunning landscape with magnificent gardens, 1804 mansion and 19th century brick dependencies, including the Oatlands greenhouse, the second oldest greenhouse in the nation. For more information, visit http://www.oatlands.org or call 703-777-3174. Oatlands is located six miles south of the Town of Leesburg on U.S. Route 15.

Oatlands will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The property closes for the winter season beginning December 31. For additional information call 703-777-3174 or visit the web at http://www.oatlands.org.


Date:November 28-December 30

Bluemont Announces 2013-2014 Dance Schedule

Bluemont Announces 2013-2014 Dance Schedule

Bluemont will hold its first of eight old-time contra dances on Saturday, October 19th at the Hillsboro Old Stone School. The dance will begin at 8 pm, with a workshop for new and inexperienced dancers starting at 7:30 pm. Admission is $10.00 per person, $7.00 for Bluemont Friends, students, and seniors. The Old Stone School is located at 37098 Charles Town Pike in Hillsboro, near the intersection of Charles Town Pike and Route 690. For detailed directions go to the Bluemont website, http://www.bluemont.org .

Bluemont dances will be held the third Saturday of each month, October through May, and attracts residents and visitors throughout the area with a friendly atmosphere that welcomes both new and experienced dancers. The dances feature old-time square and contra dancing with music provided by a live band. Instruction and calling are provided throughout each dance. Families and single dancers are welcome. The October 9th dance will feature music by The Avant Gardeners, featuring Laura Light on fiddle and George Paul on Piano. The figure caller will be Brad Sayler.

The Bluemont dances are planned and presented by a committee of volunteers. We welcome anyone who would like to help. If interested, you should contact the Bluemont Concert Series at (540) 955-8186 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For info online, visit http://www.bluemont.org


Location: Hillsboro Old Stone School
Date:October 19
Time: 6:30
Cost: 10.00

Mount Olive Baptist Church - Five Loaves and Two Fish Food Pantry

The ministry is a community outreach program. The Pantry will serve as a supplemental food assistance site for low income households in need. Only non-perishable food items are supplied.
Location: Mount Olive Baptist Church, 2932 Atoka Road, Marshall, VA
Date:Every 3rd Saturday
Time: 10 a.m - 12 p.m.

Free Home buying classes for Northern VA homebuyers

Come learn about the buying process from beginning to end. There will be a loan officer, a real estate agent, and a home inspector, on hand to give you valuable information and answer your questions on credit, loans, finance, and real estate contracts

If you are serious about buying a home in 2013 or 2014 then this class is designed for you. Find out how to get preapproved to buy, how to make an offer, and what to expect in the closing process. This class meets VHDA, Sparc, and many first time buyer program requirements.

A pizza lunch is included!

Call, text, or email TODAY to RSVP, leave name and phone number and number of guest.

Must RSVP to Dee Dee Jones 703-596-5884 call, text, or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Date:September 27th, 2013
Time: 10am- 4pm
Cost: Free
Web site: DJonesRealEstate.com

Dance Fitness Program Targets Active Older Adults

A fall session of Zumba Gold® will be held at the Loudoun County Senior Center at Cascades on Thursday mornings at 11:00 a.m., beginning September 5. Zumba Gold is geared toward active adults (55 and older) who are learning Zumba dance for the first time or who prefer a lower impact version. The dance fitness program combines Latin and International music with dance to make exercise and fitness fun.



The cost is $10 per class for members of the center and $12 for non-members. No advance registration is required. The Cascades Senior Center is located at 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, VA 20165. Call 571-258-3280 or visit http://www.loudoun.gov/seniors-cascades for more information.

Location: 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, VA 20165
Date:September 5
Time: 11:00 am
Cost: $10 per class $12 for non members

Bluegrass Jam Session

Bluegrass Jam Session Every Tuesday 7-8:30pm Open to the Public and musicians of all skill levels, Morningside House Leesburg, Bob Brown, 571-237-2888 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Location: Morningside House 315 Harrison St Leesburg, VA
Date:August 27
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
Cost: Free open to the public and Musicians of all levels

NAPW Loudoun County Monthly Breakfast

NAPW Loudoun County Monthly Breakfast August 27 8:30 am Eggspectation, Leesburg, VA

Please note that this event repeats every month on the 4th Tuesday.

Location: Eggspectations Leesburg
Date:August 27
Time: 8:30 am

Middleburg Summer Sidewalk Sale

Middleburg, the quaint historic town nestled in Virginia horse country, is cleaning out its closets and storage areas and moving onto the sidewalks, August 2-4, for the 7th annual Summer Sidewalk Sale. The sale, sponsored by the Middleburg branch of Union First Market Bank, will be held on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday as posted by shops. A raffle will also be held. Look for balloons outside participating shops and restaurants!
Date:8/2/2013 - 8/4/2013

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