Free Summer Movies

Where to find free movies this summer in Loudoun County

 

Lansdowne Town Center Village Green

Movie start at 7pm, Starting at 6:30 there will be face painting and a moon bounce. Bring picnic blankets or low lawn chairs. This is family friendly. 

Performances subject to change. In the event of inclement weather, please visit the website

Cobb Theatres


Cobb Theatres is hosting FREE movies Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, June 11-August 1, 2019. See their website for show listings or visit the Village of Leesburg event page for a list of the summer’s movies. 

Leesburg Movies Under the Stars

Bring a blanket and a snack to the Loudoun County Courthouse Grounds for movie nights in Leesburg.  blanket and a snack. Coolers are welcome. Glass containers and alcohol are not permitted. No pets please. Hosted by the Town of Leesburg.

June 21, Kid Night: Trolls

July 19, Date Night: Grease

August 16, Family Night: Instant Family

Lovettsville Summer on the Green

Movies start at dusk on June 22, June 29, July 13, July 20, August 3, and August 17th. More info.

10 Reasons to Love the Loudoun County Public Library

Today I brought the kids to the library for a class; a totally free, educational, age-appropriate class. There were only a few kids in the class, perfect for my daughter who does best in small groups. They had a story read to them, discussed the theme, and then worked on a project.

The library, in my opinion, is one of the least utilized resources in Loudoun County. In addition to books, libraries have lots to borrow, free programs for adults and children, and access to online databases that you’d otherwise have to pay for.

Why the Library is Great

Borrow instead of buy.

The library loans out books, DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks, video games, magazines, video players for children, and even eBooks and eAudiobooks. If you do want to buy books, check out some of the great sales in our area.

Get it & keep it free.

  • Did you know that you can download free MP3s with your library card? The download service is Freegal and limits you to 5 downloads per week.
  • The library has free Wifi. You can sit there all day if you want without paying for internet or feeling like you need to keep buying lattes and muffins as you would at some Wifi hot spots.

Access to lots of databases.

I counted over 50 different databases when I wrote this. The database section is worth perusing when you have time. While some might seem geared toward students, there is lots more, too. Many of the sites would cost you money to use, but you can use them for free with your library card. Sites include: Value Line Research Center for investment guides, Small Business Resource Center, Mango Languages (there is actually a pirate language class,) Legal Forms, Consumer Checkbook, Chilton Library for DIY car repair.

Maker Spaces.

Four of Loudoun’s libraries have maker spaces outfitted with equipment such as sewing machines, sergers and embroidery machines. There are electronics to tinker with like Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Create hard to find pieces yourself using Tynkercad and bringing the file to print on one of their 3D printers (pay by weight – and it really is totally affordable.)

Classes for Children.

Kids can pick up social skills while learning, and it doesn’t cost you a penny. From drop-in story times for babies to classes for older elementary students, theres lots to choose from. Pick up a copy of PAGES at your local branch or check their online calendar.

Programs for adults.

There are fewer of these, but there is usually something each week geared towards teen and adults. Subjects range from book clubs, historical lectures series, to computer classes and writing workshops. Pick up a copy of PAGES at your local branch or check their online calendar.

Teen Centers.

A couple libraries in Loudoun County feature teen centers. These are safe gathering places for teens where they can just hang out, play games, be creative, study, and even sign up for volunteer hours in other parts of the library. Pick up a copy of PAGES at your local branch or check their online calendar.

Free Shows.

This is especially true in the summer. Libraries around Loudoun County have hosted live shows including: Reptiles Alive, The Great Zucchini, Wildlife Ambassadors, Rocknoceros Band, Wizard of Oz by the Hamstead Stage Company, Life in Space by the Franklin Institute of Science. Pick up a copy of PAGES at your local branch or check their online calendar.

Volunteer Opportunities.

Loudoun County Public Libraries provide opportunities for volunteering for teens as young as 12. The variety of tasks and flexibility in scheduling means there is something for most ability levels and interests.

Librarians.

 

Well, really, they are the ones that make it all happen, They are a great resource. Hats off to the librarians!

 

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3 Pick-Your-Own Strawberry Patches, 1 Great Deal

  • Historic Oatlands, Little Oatlands Lane, Leesburg
  • Wegmeyer Homestead, 38299 Hugesville Rd., Hamilton
  • Gilbert’s Corner, Intersection of Route 15 & Route 50, Aldie
  • Ask your cashier for the Loudoun Mom Discount Deals price, get 25% off!

Wegmeyer Farms Strawberry Picking


Family Picking – 25% Off for Our Readers!

Loudoun Mom Discounts and Deals has teamed up with Wegmeyer Farms again this year to offer you a 25% discount on pick-your-own (PYO) strawberries this spring. Every weekday (Monday-Friday) at Wegmeyer Farms will be Family Picking Day for our readers. You must tell the cashier that you are using the Loudoun Mom Discounts and Deals 25% off discount. This great deal is good through the end of the season.

No strawberries taste better, or fresher, than the ones you pick yourself. Picking your own berries has several benefits. 

  • Fresh berries have better flavor.
  • Fresh berries retain more nutrients.
  • You control the quality of what you buy when you PYO
  • PYO supports local farms.
  • You will feel more connected to the Earth. This is a great activity to do with kids, while teaching them where food really comes from.

It’s always good to check field conditions before you leave. The best way to do that is to either check their Facebook Page, or web page.  

Where to Pick

Wegmeyer Homestead, 38299 Hughesville Road, Hamilton, VA

If you’ve done picking at Wegmeyer in past years, you know that their field is located next their house in Lincoln (between Leesburg and Purcellville) off a long, gravel road. This site provides the most scenic view of Loudoun’s rolling, rural hills. With this backdrop, you can bring along a picnic lunch or enjoy some of the refreshments that are offered for sale. Children are invited to play on the John Deere tractor slide and playground.

Historic Oatlands, Little Oatlands Lane, Leesburg, VA

The strawberry field at Oatlands, along with era-themed attire and historic mansion for a back drop will whisk you back to the 1800’s. Parking is right next to the field off of scenic route 15. While visiting the patch is free, you may choose to make a day of it by driving slightly north on route 15 and entering Oatland’s main entrance and purchasing passes for the historical garden and/or mansion tour.

Gilbert’s Corner, Intersection of Route 15 and Route 50, Aldie, VA

Strawberry picking at Gilbert’s Corner is for those not looking for anything more than the PYO experience. This no-fuss location is perfect for a simple outing. Parking is available right at the site. On weekends, looks for fresh donuts as well as other vendors on the corner selling such things as BBQ and produce.

 

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