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t’s that time of year of year again, providing the snow melts. That would be the 44th running of the Orange County Hounds point-to-point, Sunday, March 29, at Locust Hill Farm in Middleburg. The Middleburg Library is accepting appli-

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Daniels Fellows to allow the public to learn about new discoveries and research by the Fellows. The next lecture will be April 18 by Corey Piper, the curatorial assistant for the Mellon Collection. Admission is free for NSLM members and $5 for non-members. The events are open to the public. The Mosby Heritage Area Association has a book talk by author Rachel Y. Thompson, entitled “Marshall: A Statesman Shaped in the Crucible of War.� on Sunday, March 15, at 2 p.m. at Farmer’s Delight, 36276 Mountville Road in Middleburg. Tickets are $25 for MHAA members and $30 for non-members. Contact www. or 540-687-6681. The inaugural performance of the Middleburg Concert Series will be held Sunday, March 22, at 4 p.m. at the Middleburg United Methodist Church. The spring concert will be a journey through chamber music featuring internationally recognized artists including the Vitali String Quartet. Admission will be by free will offering. For information, contact Alan Saucedo, alansa99 or call 540-303-7127. Innovative Irish fiddler Martin Hayes and American guitarist Dennis Cahill are coming to Grace Episcopal Church in The Plains for a 7:30 p.m. concert on Sunday, March 22. The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a “Pay It Forward� casino night that includes dinner and a silent auction at Salamander Resort & Spa March 7 from 7 to 11 p.m. Beneficiaries will include local high school students seeking scholarships for STEM studies, a children’s science center at Fair Oaks Mall and homeless children in Northern Virginia. Tick-ets are $125 per person. Contact for more information. Highland School will hold an open house on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m. Call Donna Tomlinson at 540-878-2740 or sign up online at Middleburg Academy Head of School Colley Bell is hosting parent coffees in March. These are informal, open forums providing an opportunity to connect with Bell and parents of students in the same grade. Parents of freshmen

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will meet on March 5 and parents of seniors on March 12. All coffees are from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Mary House. Buchanan Hall will be the site for a lecture on early spring care for great summer lawns on Monday, March 9 from 7-8:30 p.m. Dr. Mike Goatley, a professor and turf grass specialist from Virginia Tech, will be speaking on what can be done in the early spring to get your lawn ready for the summer growing season. On Saturday, March 14, Buchanan Hall also will host an equine forage conference from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Equine nutrition and forage/crop specialists are on the program. n

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Middleburg Academy Head of School, Colley Bell is hosting “Parent Coffees� for the next few weeks on campus at Mary House. These are informal, open forums with the Head of School, Colley Bell. It’s a great opportunity to connect with him and with other parents in your student’s grade. The upcoming meetings will be held on Thursday, March 5 for parents of freshmen and Thursday, March 12 for parents of seniors. All Parent Coffees are from 8:30 a.m.9:30 a.m. for more information call 540-687-5581.



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cations for its 2015 College Book Scholarship. The winning candidate will receive $1,000 for college textbooks. The scholarship recognizes ac-ademic achievement, community service and love of literature. The deadline is April 8, 2015. Applicants must be high school seniors, hold a library card and reside in one of the following zip codes: 20117 or 20118 (Middleburg); 20115 or 20116 (Marshall); 20144 (Delaplane); 20198 (The Plains); 20105 (Aldie); 20184 or 20185 (Upperville); 20131 (Philomont); 20135 (Bluemont); 20130 (Paris). Applications are available at the Middleburg Library, through guidance counselors at local public and private high schools and online at The Loudoun County library is holding its second annual adult poetry writing contest. Entries will be accepted through April 15 and prizes will be awarded to the winners. The contest is open to ages 18 and up. For submission guidelines, go to and submit your entry to rhymeon@library.loudoun. gov. The Middleburg Community Center will be one of the main venues for Shakespeare in the ‘Burg from March 27-29, an annual festival that will include performances of Shakespeare plays by the American Shakespeare Center actors. In addition, the festival will host workshops in stagecraft and acting, and a one act playwriting competition, with the first prize being a public reading or one act performance of the winning script. For more information, call 540-687-3448. The Loudoun Free Clinic celebrates its 13th annual Spring Gala with the “The Magic of Motown,� on March 14 at 6 p.m. at the Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg. Dinner, a Motown style band, casino games, raffles and a silent auction are all included. Tickets and sponsorship oppor-tunities are available on or call 703-779-5474. The National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) is hosting a new monthly series of Sporting Conversations: Lectures by John H.

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