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New Leesburg Town Exhibit Hall Art Show Now Open

New exhibit showcases work by faculty, student and staff of the Art Institute of Washington-Northern Virginia

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. 

This Weekend: Loudoun Ballet Company Presents Deep in the Forest

Deep in the Forest, an original story ballet created by Artistic Director Maureen Miller, premiered in the spring of 2005 with rave reviews. Deep in the Forest tells the story of a fairy princess, her unicorn, a pesky dragon, and a host of woodland characters that are bound to charm audiences of all ages with its happy ending and moral lesson.The inspiration for Deep in the Forest came from Miller's fairy collection, which numbers about 100 pieces. And not surprisingly, many of those fairies were gifts from ballet students over the years.Join LBC and its talented dancers this weekend only Potomac Falls High School. Showtimes are Saturday, October 9, at 1 PM and 4PM. And Sunday, October 10, at 4PM. Tickets will be sold at the door and are general admission. Prices are $15.00 for Adults, and $10.00 for Children (12 & under) & Seniors (60 & above).

MastiFest 2010

On Saturday October 16, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. the annual Dandiya and Bollywood Dance extravaganza, MastiFest2010, is taking place in Ashburn, VA. The event will be held at Stone Bridge High School located at 43100 Hay Road.

MastiFest is a not-for-profit event that will include the following:

* Delicious Indian Dinner included in Admission Price.
* Live Orchestra.
* Exciting prizes for Best Dressed / Best Dancer & more.
* Sway to the beats of Bollywood & fusion dandiya/garbha.
* Dance Non-stop with the area's most popular rhythm masters.
* Magic Show, Balloon Sculpting and other exciting activities for children.

Come out and enjoy the rocking Dandiya/Bollywood Dance extravaganza!

Family Fun Today at 4 p.m.: Loudoun Symphony Presents "Movie Magic"

The Loudoun Symphony invites you and your family to join them today as they celebrate the opening of their 2010-11 Season.

This year, the Loudoun Symphony and the Loudoun String Workshop will be presenting its concerts in Virginia Academy's state-of-the-art 800-seat auditorium. The Virginia Academy is Loudoun County’s largest private school, offering classes from preschool to 8th grade. The school enrolls over 700 students and is located in the familiar, steepled Community Church, which is located on Route 7 in Ashburn.

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