Sunday, July 7, 2 - 4pm

Sunday Sketch with Alice Porter

Join us for a free sketching session in the Museum galleries led by Alice Porter! Artists of all ages are invited to sketch; all materials are provided.


Tuesdays, July 9, 16 & 23, 6 - 9pm (3 sessions)

Acting 101

This class focuses on getting beginners comfortable in front of a crowd, feeling confident, while learning some solid “technique” behind acting. A lot of people want to take an acting class because the art itself feels so amorphous – they want to know exactly what “TO DO.” Brittany teaches the Stanislavsky method because she thinks it gives new actors concrete tasks to focus on. You’ll read plays and learn how to analyze them as storytellers.

  • StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 and 120, Ashburn, VA 20147
  • Reserve online at stagecoachtc.com/workshops/ or call 571-477-9444
  • $120 for all sessions

Saturday, July 13, 6:30pm

Sly's Magic Show

Join Sly as he performs a dynamic stand-up show as well as close-up magic that will have you mesmerized with his tricks. Sly has the experience and talent to keep you asking, “How did he do that?!” Keith Pass and Greg Clements will open the show with more magic and illusions to whet your appetite.

  • StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 and 120, Ashburn, VA 20147
  • Reserve online at stagecoachtc.com/slys-magic/ or call 571-477-9444
  • Tickets: $15

Friday, July 26, 6 - 8pm

Open Late Concert with Silver Tones Swing Band

Join us on the NSLM’s lawn as we celebrate the 5th anniversary of our Open Late Summer Concert Series! July 26th Open Late Concert features the Silver Tones Swing Band with partner American’s Routes, Loudoun County Equine Alliance, and Mosby Heritage Area Association. Concerts are free and open to the public, with the Museum open late and free of charge too. Concessions available, including food from Pirate Rooster Pizza and Blackwater Beef, beer from Powers Farm & Brewery, and wine. Free Parking; Picnics Welcome; No Rain Date; Pets Must Be Leashed; Cash Bar; No Glass Containers; No Outside Alcohol Permitted.

  • National Sporting Library & Museum 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA
  • Visit www.nationalsporting.org for more details
  • Free

Saturday, July 27, 5 - 7pm

Diamonds to Die For Tea Party

Diamonds are a girl's best friend! Wear your bling to our Diamonds to Die For Tea Party, a perfect gathering prior to StageCoach Theatre's next murder mystery affair. Dressed in your stately best, enjoy a tea complete with sandwiches, scones, and mini desserts.

  • StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 and 120, Ashburn, VA 20147
  • Reserve online at stagecoachtc.com or call 571-477-9444
  • $45 includes sandwiches, scones, and desserts

Sunday, July 28, 10am - 5pm

Free Community Day

NSLM offers free admission the last Sunday of each month. Join us in August to see highlights from our permanent collection and temporary exhibitions! Exhibitions on view include... NSLMology: Science of Sporting Art (on view April 12 - September 15); Deconstructed: The NSLM Sporting Screen (on view April 12 - September 15); Canter & Crawl: The Glass Sculpture of Joan Danziger (on view May 17 - December 1).

  • National Sporting Library & Museum 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA
  • Phone 540-687-6542 or visit www.nationalsporting.org
  • Free

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, August 2, 3, 4 and 9, 10, 11, 7:30pm

Loudoun Civil War Play "All for the Union"

Virginia's first female editors, Lida and Lizzie Dutton and Sarah Steer of Waterford, VA, and the daily strife of Civil War torn Loudoun County, come to life in playwright Meredith McMath's work. The show comes to Aldie Mill in August after first appearing at Capital Fringe Festival 2019 in July.


Saturday, August 10, 8am - 4:30pm

Writers Conference

Spend the day concentrating on the art and craft of writing. Open to writers of all levels and those interested in learning about the process of writing and publishing. Special presentation by Elizabeth (Betsy) Allen, Adjunct Professor, George Mason University, titled Writing for Artists.


Saturday, September 28, 10am - 5pm

Art at the Point Festival in Point of Rocks, MD

Now in its 10th year, the Art at the Point festival combines regional visual arts with local bluegrass & stringband music, childrens’ crafts, and food offerings in a family-friendly, one-day festival in historic Point of Rocks, Maryland. Art at the Point showcases a wide range of work including ceramic, jewelry, photography, painting, woodworking, and more. Featured bands include King Street Bluegrass and The Gravy Soppers. This year’s festival takes place in the newly completed Point of Rocks Community Commons Park, just north of the C&O Canal National Historical Park, which celebrates the rich heritage and natural beauty of the region.

  • Point of Rocks Community Commons Park, just north of the C&O Canal National Historical Park
  • For additional information, visit www.pointofrocks.org, email aatp@pointofrocks.org, or phone 301-728-1529
  • Free admission and parking

Sunday, October 20, 1pm - 4pm

Purcellville's Green Expo — Hail to the Trail

Come to the Chapman DeMary Trail for a fun day to get outdoors and explore nature and learn about our environment. It is great for families, students, and scouts. This event is hosted by the Town of Purcellville's Tree and Environment Sustainability Committee.


Saturday, December 14, 10am - 6pm

Christmas in Purcellville

Christmas in Purcellville festivities include a parade; activities, displays and a visit from Santa at both the historic Bush Tabernacle and the historic Train Station; and holiday lights tours.