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Cascades Blog: Eat Local, Read Local in Cascades

Local authors and Loudoun-based food trucks will converge on the Loudoun County Public Library at Cascades for the second annual family-friendly Eat Local, Read Local Festival and Book Sale on Oct. 7.

This year, 57 area writers—spanning all types of work—will be selling and signing books from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the library. Food will be provided by food trucks such as Golly Waffles, Pauly’s Rib Shack, Punjabi Junction and Poke-Man Truck.

The festival also includes live music, 16 story-time readings for youngsters, raffles, vendors—and the announcement at 1 p.m. of the winner of the Loudoun County Public Library Write On! Adult Short Story Contest.

A complete list of attending writers and the Eat Local, Read Local schedule of events is online athttp://tinyurl.com/readlocalloudoun/.

Murder, he wrote: “The Hamilton Murders,” an interactive historical mystery written and directed by CountrySide resident Terry Smith, premieres Oct. 15 at Hillsboro’s Old Stone School. The play explores six possible conspiracies, based upon historical facts, to determine who might have paid Aaron Burr to shoot Alexander Hamilton.

The show marks the opening of the new base of operations for the StageCoach Theatre at 20937 Ashburn Road, suites 115 and 120, on Oct. 28 with a dinner performance. An afternoon tea performance takes place at that location on Nov. 4 and a second dinner performance takes the stage there on Nov. 11.

Additional shows are scheduled for Oct. 21 at Lansdowne Woods of Virginia, Oct. 22 at Bright Box in Winchester, Oct. 29 at noon at Salamander Resort in Middleburg, Oct. 29 at Leesburg Brewing Company and Nov. 5 at 1757 Golf Club, located on Waxpool Road.

The play, produced by Jerri Wiseman of Herndon, with production assistance from Lisa Alford of Sterling, is suitable for ages 10 and up. Reservations are required for catering purposes and can be made online at stagecoachtc.com/the-hamilton-murders/. Keep in mind that the performance includes a sound effect of a shotgun shot.

Oktoberbash: The annual October Cascades Trash Bash and Food Drive continues its eight-year tradition of cleaning up Cascades and the surrounding areas with an Oct. 15 all-ages clean-up event. Volunteers are needed to join the community cleaning crew and to help with the behind-the-scenes event crew. The Trash Bash begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Quarterpath Trace Community Center on Quarterpath Trace Circle in Sterling. Remember that food donations are welcome, even if you can’t stay to clean up the community. Details are online at sempertech.com/ctb/.
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