Loudoun County Parks and Recreation Host 4th Annual International Festival at Douglass Community Center, Leesburg


Douglass Community Center

405 East Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20175

Sunday, September 30, 2018

12 noon – 6:00 pm

Confirmed Presenters Include:

Main Stage                      
12:00 p.m. – Bolivian Performance by Trobadores del Sur
1:00 p.m. – Japanese Performance by Washington Toho Koto Society
2:00 p.m. – West African Kora and Djembe Performance by Akua Kouyate
3:00 p.m. – Japanese Kimono Fashion Show & Demonstration
4:00 p.m. – German Alpine Horn Performance
5:00 p.m. – Columbian Performance by De SanGuashington

Second Stage 
12:30 p.m. – Jun Lee Taekwondo
1:30 p.m. – McGrath Academy Irish Dance
2:30 p.m. – Blaskapelle Alte Kameraden
4:00 p.m. – Fado Nosso

LFMOMC Consignment Sale: Early Shopping Pass Giveaway

Twice each year (spring and fall), the Loudoun/Fairfax Mothers of Multiples Club (LFMOMC) holds a huge consignment sale. Shoppers will find lots of gently used clothing, toys, and other items. As parents of multiples and siblings, there will be enough to fill an elementary school gym and cafeteria with everything from infant to teens!

We are giving away two early admission passes to the Loudoun/Fairfax Mothers of Multiples Club (LFMOMC) Consignment Sale. Contest runs September 11th and again on September 18th. Passes are good for EARLY ADMISSION to the sale. Winners may bring along a friend or family member. Visit our Facebook page to enter. Winner will be selected at random and notified on September 19th.

Saturday, September 29, 2018
Ashburn Elementary School
44062 Fincastle Drive, Ashburn

9am – 12 noon
Early admission pass holders, club members, and volunteers: 8:00 am
Pre-Sale: 8:30 am (military, & first responders)
No strollers permitted inside sale area.
Cash, check w/ID, or credit w/$3 fee.

Eligibility: Loudoun/Fairfax Mothers of Multiples Club (LFMOMC) Consignment Early Shopping Pass Giveaway is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. The contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Sponsor: The contest is sponsored by Loudoun Mom Discounts and Deals and Loudoun/Fairfax Mothers of Multiples Club (LFMOMC), both located in Loudoun County, Virginia. The contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in the contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning prize is contingent upon being compliant with these official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.
Contest Period: The contest begins on September 11, 2018 and ends on September 18, 2018 at 11:59PM. Entries that are submitted before or after the contest period will be disqualified. Submissions will be accepted for the duration of the contest only online through Facebook.
How to Enter: Visit our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LoudounMomDiscountsDeals) and follow the directions provided. Limit two (2) entries person, per Facebook account, and per household for the duration of the contest period. Entries received from any person, account, or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void. All entries become the property of the sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
Prize Drawing: On or about September 12th, 2018 and again on or about September 19, 2018, Loudoun Mom Discounts and Deals will select potential winners in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received. Loudoun Mom Discounts and Deals will attempt to notify the potential winner via Facebook or email on or about September 19, 2018. If the potential winner cannot be contacted within five (5) days after the date of the first attempt to contact him/her, Loudoun Mom Discounts and Deals may select an alternate potential winner in his/her place at random from the remaining non-winning, eligible entries.
Winner Notification: The potential winners will be notified by Facebook messenger. Each winner will be required to respond within five (5) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her early shopping pass.
Prize: Two prizes given away. Each is an early admission pass to the Loudoun/Fairfax Mothers of Multiples Club (LFMOMC) Consignment Sale on September 29, 2018. Early admission begins at 8:00 am the day of the sale.
General Conditions: If the contest is not capable of running as planned for any reason including, but not limited to, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, Internet failures and disruptions, and ISP problems, or any other causes, which, in the sponsor’s sole judgment, corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this contest, the sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion and determination of fairness, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest and to select winners from eligible entries received prior to such action, in accordance with these official rules. Sponsors may disqualify any entrant who tampers with the entry process, operation of the contest, or violates these official rules.

Friends of Leesburg Public Arts Presents 2nd Annual “Arts in the Alley” Street Fair on September 22, 2018

The Friends of Leesburg Public Arts (FOLPA) is hosting its second annual “Arts in the Alley” street fair in downtown Leesburg on Saturday, September 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The fair will be located in the alley between the Town parking garage and the businesses on King Street, between Market and Loudoun streets. More than 50 artists’ will be featured including art demonstrations, children’s activities, a puppet show, and two stages of live entertainment. 

Performing groups will include Last Ham Standing, Saturday Morning Brass Ensemble, Loudoun Chorale, Potomac High School’s Classical Guitar Ensemble, RedSand Dance, Bharatanatyam Dancers, and the Sterling Playmakers. A schedule will be available online.

There will also be a live auction at the Art Sweet Art, 2B Loudoun Street, featuring “Windows on Leesburg Arts”, from 4 to 5 p.m. Proceeds will benefit FOLPA art projects in Leesburg. 

Admission to Arts in the Alley is free and parking will be available in the Town Hall Parking Garage and at the Church Street parking lot. The event will be held rain or shine. In case of rain, all activities will be held inside the parking garage at the Loudoun Street entrance. For more information, visit www.leesburgpublicarts.org.

 

Selling your old china to Replacements, Ltd.

Pros:

  • Cleans out your china cabinet
  • Makes you some money

Cons:

  • Labor Intensive to identify patterns, examine for quality, inventory for the buyer, package and ship
  • You may not make enough money after shipping to make all the work worth it.

Grandma’s Old Dishes Could Be Extra Cash in Your Pocket

Maybe you’ve inherited grandma’s old dishes that no one else in the family wants. They are probably a incomplete set and half of them have chips. Don’t throw it out!

Find out if its worth selling. Replacements, Ltd. based in North Carolina buys old china patterns and resells them to people who may be looking to replace the serving dish that broke when someone thought they were being helpful washing up last Thanksgiving. (We all know someone who’s done something like that, right?)

Match your china to their extensive database and then ask for a purchase request. A buyer will contact you to let you know what pieces from that set they are currently purchasing and for how much. They will also let you know the best way to get your china to them.

*Loudoun Mom Discounts and Deals is in no way affiliated with Replacements, Ltd.

 

12 FREE Printable Menu Planners


If you’ve been wanting to save money at home, the food budget is a great place to start. Cutting back on convenience foods, take out, and restaurants will make a big dent in how much you spend each month. One reason we spend so much on such items is because we don’t have a lot of time or we don’t want to make the ‘what’s for dinner?’ decisions after a hard day. Planning ahead for meals will help you eliminate the worry of what to make. You’ll know what to shop for before the last minute because your grocery list will be done already. You can even look forward to busy nights by planning crock pots or freezer meals ahead of time.

To get you started, I’ve searched the internet to find you 12 FREE Menu Planning Printables.

 

 

 

The Town of Leesburg encourages residents to observe the designated “National Day of Service and Remembrance” by volunteering, donating time or goods, or simply offering a helping hand during this day of commemoration.

Town of Leesburg to Observe 17th Anniversary of 9/11 with Morning Ceremony at Freedom Park

In commemoration of the tragic events and the lives lost throughout the United States on September 11, 2001, the Leesburg Town Council will hold a brief remembrance ceremony at the Town’s Freedom Memorial, located at Freedom Park (off Tolbert Lane at Evergreen Mill Road) on Tuesday morning, September 11, 2018.

The ceremony will begin at 8:40 a.m. For the safety of attendees, the gates to the park will close at 8:30 a.m. prior to the start of the ceremony. Anyone wishing to attend the ceremony is encouraged to arrive early.  Immediately following the ceremony, the gates will re-open and the park will remain open to the public until 9:00 p.m. for those wishing to visit the memorial on their own.

In addition, the Town Council will observe a moment of silence and reflection during their regular meeting on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

“Remembering September 11 is a solemn commitment that reminds our community of the ultimate sacrifice many innocent people made that day,” said Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk. “The people in the towers and the first responders lost their lives because a group of cruel and malicious men decided the United States was evil and needed to be taught a lesson. Well, a lesson was learned. The lesson is that America is strong and its people responded to hate with love, unity, and compassion. We owe a great deal to the men and women who lost their lives that day and we must never forget.”   

The Town of Leesburg encourages residents to observe the designated “National Day of Service and Remembrance” by volunteering, donating time or goods, or simply offering a helping hand during this day of commemoration. The “Serve America Act” was signed into law by President Obama on April 21, 2009. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), a supporter of the legislation, said, “September 11 should not only be a day of mourning. It should be a day to think about our neighbors, our community, and our country.”

For more information about the ceremony, please contact the Town of Leesburg’s Park and Recreation Department at 703-777-1368 or visit www.idalee.org

 

America’s 9/11 Foundation annual commemorative motorcycle ride will come through downtown Leesburg on Friday, August 17, 2018.  The ride, which will begin in Somerset, PA, and stop at the Pentagon before ending at the World Trade Center site, honors the memory of the heroes, volunteers and victims who lost their lives in the attacks on September 11, 2001.  The parade of motorcycles is expected to enter Leesburg heading south on Business Route 15 around 2:00 p.m. and will travel down King Street through the historic downtown.   The motorcycles will proceed from South King Street to the Route 7/15 Bypass and onto the Dulles Greenway.  

The time the riders will enter Leesburg is approximate, based on traffic, road construction, and weather.  King Street will be closed to traffic as the motorcycles pass through town.  All King Street intersections will be closed to east-west pedestrian and vehicular cross traffic.  The road closures are expected to last 30 to 45 minutes until the motorcycles are clear of town.

Anyone wishing to come downtown, watch, and cheer on the riders as they pass through Leesburg are encouraged to arrive no later than 1:30 p.m.  Parking will be available in several areas around downtown, including the Town Hall Parking Garage, the Church Street Parking Lot, and the Liberty Street Parking Lot.   Spectators are asked not to hand anything to the motorcycle riders or passengers, for safety reasons.  

For more information, visit www.americas911ride.org.

 

 

Come experience the flavor of Leesburg’s food, beverages, arts, and entertainment.

Inaugural TASTE Leesburg Event Comes to Downtown Leesburg on Saturday, August 11

Head to Leesburg on Saturday, August 11, when food vendors, breweries, wineries, businesses, artisans, and entertainment will fill four blocks of the historic downtown for an evening of fun. Come experience the flavor of Leesburg with over 50 booths showcasing a taste of all that Leesburg has to offer. Stroll the streets and sample food from on-street food vendors or stop into one of the local restaurants for a bite to eat. Enjoy samples of beer and wine from local breweries and wineries while listening to entertainment on one of three stages. TASTE Leesburg begins at 5:00 p.m. and runs until 10:00 p.m.

Admission to TASTE Leesburg is free. Food vendors will offer $3, $4, and $5 tasting menus. Try them all and pay the vendors directly. A wristband is required to purchase tickets for wine and beer samples. Wristbands, sampling glasses, and beverage tickets will be available at ticket tents located throughout the event footprint (ID required).   

Plenty of entertainment will be on hand with the Center Stage located on the corner of Market and King featuring three different performances beginning at 5:00 p.m.  The Town Green Stage will have live music from 5:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  A Demonstration Stage at the corner of North King and Cornwall will feature demonstrations, live performances, and karaoke.

Parking will be available downtown at the Town Hall Parking Garage, the Liberty Street Parking Lot, the Church Street Parking Lot, and the Loudoun County Parking Garage, or at Ida Lee Park’s festival parking field.  Free shuttle service will be provided from Ida Lee Park to the downtown event.

Downtown street closures will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2018. Streets are expected to reopen at approximately 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2018.

TASTE is the place to be this August! For more information about the event, visit www.tasteleesburg.com or call Ida Lee Park Recreation Center at 703-777-1368

 

VA Tax Free Holiday

August 3-5, 2018

The 3-day sales tax holiday starts the first Friday in August at 12:01 am and ends the following Sunday at 11:59 pm.


During the sales tax holiday, you can buy qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ products without paying sales tax.

What items are eligible?

Detailed lists of qualifying items and more information for retailers can be found in the 2018 Combined Sales Tax Holiday Guidelines