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    Events around the county this August: summer still sizzles

    Summer isn't over yet. August is full of events. Take a look.

    Nature Nights at Oatlands
    Thursday nights until Aug. 28

    Thursday evenings in summer, Oatlands stays open late so you can see the property in a different light. Enjoy the peaceful garden, the stunning vie of the Bull Run Mountains, and special programs on select weeks

    Thursday Nature Nights at Oatlands are from 5 to 8 p.m., 
$8 non-members, free for members.

    Come early and enjoy afternoon tea in the garden. Mansion tourist are offered to tea guests at a discount price.

    See http://www.oatlands.com for schedules.

    Photo by Rick Wasser

    Mt. Zion Park Civil War program
    Sat. Aug 23 – Sun. Aug. 24

    The historic park and church near Aldie re-enacts the Civil Ware event when Union medical troops turned the church into a field hospital following the fighting just west of the church site 151 years ago.

    Members of the 28th Virginia Regiment, Company D, will don Union uniforms for the weekend and recreate life in camp as well as medical practices of the Civil War period.

    Admission is free. The program will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Aug. 23 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 24.

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    Lucketts Fair
    Sat. Aug. 16 – Sun. Aug. 17

    The Lucketts Fair returns to its agricultural roots but offers something for everyone.

    In addition to the country events, the Fair is bringing back some of the old favorites including a mechanical bull, horse drawn wagon rides, and new this year a sheep herding demonstration. Also new: walkabout entertainers, mimes and a stilt-walker.

    Visitors will enjoy numerous acclaimed Bluegrass bands in the gazebo all weekend. The Fair offers great food including: barbeque ribs, crab cakes, Cajun and Greek specialties as well as funnel cakes and kettle corn and the not-to-be-missed hand churned ice cream from the Lucketts Elementary PTO.

    Visit the tent at 2 p.m. on Saturday to see local gardeners and pie bakers face off at the Best Fruit Pie, Biggest Vegetable, Best Dressed Vegetable contests.

    On the grounds: antique vendors, balloons and clogging, and educational and historical displays to round out a great day in the country.

    Still only $5 at the gate! Gates open at 9 am until 5 pm, August 16 &17, rain or shine at the Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Road, Leesburg, VA. 703-771-5281. Visit the TheLuckettsFair.com for more information.

    Robbie Limon: Acoustic on the Green
    Sat. Aug. 16

    Acoustic on the Green presents Robbie Limon at 7 p.m. o the Town Green in Leesburg.

    The Middletown Va.entertainer mixes solo and band appearances with acting/singing roles at professional theaters.

    The concert series is free. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket. More at

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