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This Saturday: The Loudoun Symphony Offers a Musical Start to the Holiday Season

The Loudoun Symphony invites you to join them this coming Saturday for a musical start to the holiday season. 

Sewing and Quilt Expo

The Sewing and Quilt Expo will be held this weekend at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly. It opens Thursday and will continue until Saturday, 10:00-6:00. There will be more than 150 booths on all things craft related as well as trunk shows, how-to's, classes, and workshops. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children 12 and younger. For more info go to www.sewingexpo.com.

Featured Vineyard - La Grange

October is Wine Month in Virginia. This week, I will be featuring a different Loudoun Vineyard each day (some may be good, some not so good...in my humble opinion). Living in Loudoun County, you will find some phenomenal vineyards! Being an avid wine drinker (but not a wine connoisseur by any means), I have found a few to be my favorite escapes with the total package of great wine, great views, great company and great hospitality. But with all of them, they all have a distinct taste of wine and personality that might suit one and not the other.

Today's feature is going to be one of my favorite vineyards, La Grange

Bluemont Hosts Its 41st Annual Country Fair This Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, September 18-19, the Bluemont Cititzens Association invites "neighbors" from surrounding communities to join them for a country fair. The fair, a tradition of 41 years, is held in the center of Bluemont, a quaint and delightful village in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.

The fair offers more than thirty types of attractions and is sure to please everyone in your family. You'll find juried crafters and live demonstrations of historic crafts. Ladies from towns all around will bring home-baked goods to please your palate, and there are even pie and pickle—yes, I said pickle—making contests. There is an abundance of live music, and your children will also be entertained with games and fun especially for them.

Middle Eastern Dance Workshop Tonight

On Tuesday, August 24, there will be yet another Middle Eastern Dance Workshop at the Sterling Senior Center from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The center is located at 21060 Whitfield Place in Sterling, VA. Tonight the dance will be the “Raqs Assaya,” a folkloric dance from Egypt. Ages 13 and up are welcome to come and the price is $35 for the two hour workshop.

The class will teach balance, coordination and control and the basic concepts and maneuvers of the dance. You will move towards more challenging combinations and learn how to capture the flavor of the dance!

The Waddell Art Gallery Features Faculty Art

The Waddell Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Waddell Building on the Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. From now through September 17, the gallery is exhibiting works by the Communication Design and Fine Arts faculty.

This exhibit includes examples of various different media, including glass, painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and printmaking. Come on in and check out what these faculty members create while they are not busy teaching!

The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and closed on weekends. The address of the gallery is 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Highway in Sterling, VA.

 

Autumn Arts & Crafts Festival Coming Soon

Sterling’s Autumn Arts and Craft Festival is on Saturday, September 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You don’t want to miss the vast array of vendors at this festival. Attendees will get the opportunity to tour the Lanesville House, enjoy live music and watch craft demonstrations.

Children will get the opportunity to make scarecrows, paint pumpkins, and play games. The festival will be held at Claude Moore Park in the Lanesville Heritage Area at 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road in Sterling, VA.

For more information you can visit www.loudoun.gov/claudemoorpark