Local Events

Birding the Blue Ridge Center
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy
On the fourth Saturday of each month (except December), Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy leads a bird walk at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Studies.
Feb 28, 2015
Mar 28, 2015
Apr 25, 2015
May 23, 2015
Jun 27, 2015
Jul 25, 2015
Aug 22, 2015
Sep 26, 2015
Oct 24, 2015
Nov 28, 2015
Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship
11661 Harpers Ferry Rd
Purcellville, VA 20132

Afternoon Tea at Oatlands
Tea service begins at 1 p.m. Enjoy assorted delicate tea sandwiches, scones and other delicious sweets while sipping on a cup of Oatlands special afternoon tea blend in the historic Carriage House at Oatlands. Visit www.oatlands.org for a complete schedule of tea events. The cost for tea is $28.95, plus tax. Reservations are necessary and teas sell out early. Call 703-777-3174 for reservations. Oatlands Historic House and Gardens, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg, VA 20175.
Feb 14, 2015
Feb 22, 2015
Mar 29, 2015
Apr 13, 2015
Apr 26, 2015
May 9, 2015 to May 10, 2015
May 31, 2015
Oatlands Historic House and Plantation
20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane
Leesburg, VA 20175

Landscape for Life
Learn how even one home garden can begin to repair the web of life. Landscape for Life is a sustainable gardening course designed by the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center and the US Botanic Garden. It teaches us how we can transform our home landscapes and public places into healthy refuges that benefit not only birds, pollinators, and other wildlife, but also the surrounding community and the Chesapeake Bay. $50 Fee includes source material. Registration required: Sign up at www.loudounwildlife.org/SignUp.htm. Questions: Contact Nan McCarry at geomom@lucketts.net.
Jan 27, 2015
Feb 3, 2015
Morven Park
17263 Southern Plantation Lane
Leesburg, VA 20176

Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy Volunteer Orientation and Opportunity Showcase
Are you new to Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy or want to learn more about it? Do you want to get involved in your community, but don’t have a good idea where to start serving? Do you want to meet some new friends who are as enthusiastic about the great outdoors as you are? If so, this is the event for you! In just one hour, we’ll give you a brief introduction to where we’ve been and our big plans for where we’re going. You’ll have a chance to meet one-on-one with our board chairs and project coordinators. They will go over our extensive volunteer opportunities in hopes that you will find a project (or projects!) that will utilize your skills and experience while giving you a chance to be part of our mission to bring the appreciation of nature through education to our community. Light refreshments will be served. Registration required: Sign up at www.loudounwildlife.org/SignUp.htm. Questions: Contact Hannah Duffy at hduffy@loudounwildlife.org.
Jan 31, 2015
Morven Park
17263 Southern Plantation Lane|
Leesburg, VA 20176

Smithsonian TechQuest Game: Eye in the Sky
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

It is the height of the Cold War, and tensions are escalating between the world’s superpowers.
Jan 31, 2015
Feb 7, 2015
Feb 13, 2015
Feb 14, 2015
Feb 21, 2015
14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy
Chantilly, VA 20151

11th Annual Mardi Gras Carnival
Celebrate Mardi Gras with us in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere
at our 11th Annual Mardi Gras Carnival! Our community center is
transformed with purple and green decorations and kids can enjoy
carnival games, crafts, music and magic all included in one entry
fee. For the adults, we have an exciting silent auction and
raffle with great prizes for both kids and adults. This is a
great, indoor event for families to enjoy while the weather is so
cold! All proceeds benefit the Claude Moore Community Center and
the Preschool. Visit mardigrascarnival.org or call 571-258-3500
for more details. If your community group is interested in volunteering at the
event, please go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/mardi36 to
sign up.
Feb 7, 2015
Claude Moore Community Center
46111 Loudoun Park Lane
Sterling, VA 20164

VHSA Hunter Horse Shows

Feb 7, 2015
Feb 21, 2015
Mar 21, 2015
Apr 12, 2015
Apr 25, 2015
May 9, 2015
May 24, 2015
Jun 21, 2015
Jun 25, 2015
Aug 2, 2015
Sep 19, 2015
Oct 11, 2015
10am – 5pm
Fox Chase Farm
23323 Foxchase Farm Lane
Middleburg, VA 20117

He Loves Me, She Loves Me Not Valentine’s Cabaret
Bringing a bit of the Big Apple to your own backyard. A true New York style cabaret setting, six performers, traditional and new Broadway show tunes which will take you on a journey all about love – the ups and downs, the laughter and the tears! Come and enjoy an evening of great music and a few trips down memory lane!
StageCoach Theatre Company
Feb 7, 2015
Feb 8, 2015
7:30 – 9:30pm
571 477-9444
20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane
Leesburg, VA

5th Annual Loudoun Grown Expo
Join us for the 5th Annual Loudoun Grown Expo! This event brings Loudoun’s wineries, CSAs, producers, and local restaurants together to showcase Loudoun’s local foods under one roof for all to enjoy. This is a free event to attend; but new this year are VIP early bird passes for $7. To purchase, visit: http://tinyurl.com/expo-VIP
A shuttle is offered to and from Loudoun Valley High School. There is ample parking withing walking distance to the Expo at Bush Tabernacle, from Town Public Parking areas, Emerick Elementary, and also the Loudoun Valley Community Center.
Town of Purcellville
Feb 14, 2015 to Feb 15, 2015
540 751-2350
Bush Tabernacle Skating Rink at Fireman’s Field Complex
250 S Nursery Ave
Purcellville, VA 20132

28th Annual Chocolates Galor & More!
Hosted by our Premier Partner Lansdowne Resort, Chocolates Galore & More is one of the county’s premier fundraising events. Come enjoy free-flowing champagne and a dessert & hors d’ouevres competition featuring the area’s finest restaurants and caterers. Proceeds from the event fund the YMCA Loudoun’s Caring for Community Campaign, ensuring a genuine difference in the lives of those in our community who truly need assistance
Feb 20, 2015
Lansdowne Resort
44050 Woodridge Parkway
Leesburg, VA 20176

Art of the Piedmont Art Auction & Reception
Original artwork from select local artists will be available at the Art of the Piedmont Art Auction and Reception to be held at the Middleburg Community Center in the heart of the village of Middleburg on Friday, February 20. The evening, which drew over 350 attendees last year, benefits Middleburg Montessori School, which has been educating children in Maria Montessori’s unique philosophy of education for more than 30 years.
Feb 20, 2015
Middleburg Community Center
300 W. Washington Street
Middleburg, VA 20117

Winter Talks: African Americans and the Battles of Bull Run: 1861-1865
Historian and genealogist Pam Smith explores how African Americans participated in and were affected by the Battles of Bull Run, as well as her search for living descendants of these families.
Feb 21, 2015
Oatlands Historic House and Gardens
20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane
Leesburg, VA 20175