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Leesburg Parks & Recreation Hosts “Spooktacular” Family Events in October

From of Town of Leesburg, VA – Join us at Ida Lee Recreation Center for a month of haunted happenings! We have something for every age group to celebrate the season, including magic, crafts, and a ‘rocktober’ concert with Uncle Pete.  So come in costume and get ready for a month of spooky fun at Ida Lee!

Family Night of Mystery and Magic on October 9, 2010 at 6:30pm

Pink Streaks in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month: October 1-31

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

So Lofty Salon & Wellness Center in Vienna is offering

PINK HIGHLIGHTS

for just $10 each. No appointment necessary.

A.V. Symington Tennis Center Hosts 3rd Annual Leesburg Cup Tennis Tournament

From the Town of Leesburg – The A.V. Symington Tennis Center at Leesburg’s Ida Lee Park, hosted the 3rd annual Leesburg Cup Tennis Tournament on September 17 through 19, 2010.  The Leesburg Cup is an invitational team tournament for senior players (age 50 & over) from Middleburg Tennis Club, Chestnut Forks Athletic Club and Ida Lee Tennis Center.  The Leesburg Cup is part of an annual tournament series hosted by these three clubs.
 
The team from Chestnut Forks Athletic Club, of Warrenton, won this year’s tournament, winning for the first time since the tournament moved to Ida Lee three years ago.  Previously, the tournament was held at the former Loudoun Sport & Health Club.  Tournament sponsors included All Recreation, Inc.; Blake Landscapes; R. B. Hinkle Construction, Inc.; and Potomac Financial Group LLC.
 

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.

Local Tennis Moms Will Compete at USTA National Championship

Some Northern Virginia tennis players will soon travel to California to compete in the United States Tennis Association League's 2.5 National Adult Championship. The event will take place Oct. 1-3 at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage.

The members of the nine-woman team—which was self-dubbed, "One Hit Wonders"—are clearly anything but. They attended USTA Virginia's District Championship in mid-July and qualified for the Mid-Atlantic Sectional Championship by wild card. There, they went undefeated and picked up their invitation to USTA's National Championship. The team represents Ida Lee Tennis Center and the Town of Leesburg and comprises: captain Ellen Wyly, and players Cristina Sequino, Eve Weber, Jen Culko, Jen Kaine, Jennifer Pearson, Kathy Horne, Nicole Sicre, and Susan Gorman. Moses Gittens and Korey Suk coach the team of superstar-do-it-all-moms.

Local Golf Tournament Will Help Send DC Kids to College

The DC College Access Program has its annual golf tournament on Friday, September 10 at Lansdowne Conference Center and Golf Resort. The tournament is hosted by Michael Wilbon of the Post and James Brown (JB), NFL Today sportscaster and former member of WUSA's team. This is one of the main fundraisers for the organization that has a mission of helping all DC high school students get into college and graduate.

Art Exhibit “French Suite” Coming Soon

Artist Sherry Zvares Sanabria will soon be displaying her paintings in the exhibit “French Suite.” The exhibition will run September 10 through October 2 with an opening reception on Friday, September 2, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

On Sunday, September 19, Sanabria will be hosting an artist talk called “French Suite and Other Experiences” at 3:00 p.m. in the gallery.

The exhibit is located in Art Square at 12 Cardinal Park Drive, S.E. in Leesburg, VA. The gallery will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you have any questions you can call 703-777-5498.