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The town of Middleburg will sponsor a launch party for “Foxes on the Fence” on April 1, from 5-7 p.m., at the Middleburg United Methodist Church on Washington Street. The public is invited to enjoy music by Bess Putnam, a chance to meet the artists and sponsors and a chance to bid on one of the foxes displayed on the fence.

The Mosby Heritage Area Association has announced a talk by editor Lee Lawrence on “Society of Rebels: The Civil War Diary of Amanda Edmonds,” for April 2 at 2 p.m. The event will begin at the Ashby Chapel, 684 Federal Street, Paris, and will conclude with a reception at the nearby Belle Grove in Delaplane. Amanda Edmonds kept a diary during the time leading up to the American Civil War and during the war from her home at Belle Grove. Lee Lawrence offers a new edition of the diary with never-before published entries that give an eye witness account of the nation’s most brutal war. Tickets are $30 for members, $40 for non-members. For more information visit mosbyheritagearea.org/events.

Beginning this summer, Foxcroft will offer tennis camps. The USTA Mid-Atlantic’s TGA Premier Youth Tennis Camps offer expert instruction, daily matches, tennis-themed STEM experiments and exciting activities as campers develop their skills and passion for tennis. The tennis camps are ideal for ages 6 to 12. For more information visit .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or the Foxcroft School web site.

In Bluemont, Great Country Farms will host its annual Marshmallow Harvest and Egg Hunt on April 1-2. The family event kicks off the “Pick Your Own Season” and features separate hunts by age groups to give the smallest hunters a better opportunity to find eggs in appropriate areas. The marshmallows are located inside hunt areas so children can hunt eggs and pick marshmallows at the same time. Visit the website for hunt times and ticket information, as well as picking-your-own produce opportunities.

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