Are you preparing to start a business in Loudoun County? This workshop will help ensure you are prepared to start successfully. Join this no-cost, interactive session to learn: How to determine what licenses and permits apply to your Loudoun business How to figure out if your business idea will be profitable How to begin marketing your business What critical business partnerships you need to get started Led by Small Business Development Center manager, Eric Byrd, we’ll answer many of your questions, talk about what will make your new venture successful, and ensure that you are ready to launch your new business. We will also set you up in the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) system so you can take full advantage of the no cost, one-on-one business advising services offered by our center.
Project Horse Empowerment Center proudly marks its 10-year anniversary with a gala fundraiser on Saturday October 20, 2018 from 5PM to 10PM. The gala, with a diamonds and denim theme, offers an opportunity for key stakeholders, volunteers and supporters to celebrate a decade of service and accomplishment, while raising mission-critical funds for the Loudoun-based nonprofit. Gala attendees will enjoy live music, delicious wines by Sunset Hills Vineyard and a fabulous dinner by A Taste of New York Catering. The list of wonderful silent auction items continues to grow, and includes a private cooking class with dinner by James Beard award-winning Chef Dinah Corley, and an overnight stay and trail ride for two by Marriott Ranch. Individual gala tickets are available via Eventbrite and must be purchased in advance. To purchase tickets please visit https://bit.ly/2OUMXhw Corporate sponsorship opportunities are still available, accommodating organizations of any size. In addition to annual benefits and exposure, all sponsors receive tickets to the October 20 gala.
Loudoun County Fall Farm Tour October 20 and 21, 2018 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Spend a weekend in the country visiting Loudoun County farms. The twice-annual Loudoun Farm Tours attract thousands of visitors from across the country to the beautiful Loudoun Valleys, with views of the Blue Ridge and Short Hill mountains all just minutes west of Washington-Dulles International Airport. Visitors can enjoy free, self-guided driving tours to participating farms and craft beverage venues during these county-sponsored events. Both county-sponsored events are held annually in May and October. Visit LoudounFarms.org/FarmTour to download a pdf of the 2018 Fall Farm Tour brochure. Visit LoudounFarms.org/FarmTours to download a text version of the 2018 Fall Farm Tour brochure and to see an interactive map with Farm Tour venues and sample itineraries. The Spring Farm Tour, which serves as an introduction to Loudoun’s growing season, is held annually the third weekend in May. The Fall Farm Tour showcases the colors, people and products of the Loudoun Valleys and is held the third weekend in October. The tours draw more than 9,000 visitors to Loudoun County and serve as a teaching mechanism to inform consumers of what products are grown and available locally.
Doing Business with the County Loudoun County Procurement Division’s 2018 Buyer/Seller Information Exchange Sessions Learn how to do business with Loudoun County! All local area vendors are invited to attend the Loudoun County Procurement Division’s 2018 Buyer/Seller Information Exchange sessions. The purpose of these sessions is to provide information on the county’s procurement processes and upcoming contracts. Each presentation will conclude with the opportunity to address vendor questions and concerns and to meet the county’s procurement staff. Session Location The Buyer/Seller Information Exchange Sessions are held in the Procurement Conference Room on the 4th floor of the Loudoun County Government Center located at 1 Harrison Street S.E. in Leesburg. To reserve a seat, you may register online through our online registration form. For more information about the sessions, you may call 703-777-0403 More information about the Loudoun County Procurement Division is available by visiting our home page at www.loudoun.gov/procurement.
Fields of Flowers is hosting a pottery sale featuring local, talented artisans on Oct 20 and 21 from 10-3 both days. See fields of flowers website for more information. www.loudounfieldsofflowers.com.
COOKING SERIES – Wednesdays from 10/10/18 – 11/7/18 – Except Not on Halloween with Loudoun Hunger Relief From adult beginners to adult veteran cooks, chef Bonnie Moore will have everyone whipping up quick, delicious, nutritious family meals in no time. Master the basics of knife skills, menu planning, make-ahead strategies and cooking techniques with this four-part series. Best of all, you’ll get to eat everything you make in the class. To register, contact the Sterling Library at 571-258-3309 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the information desk. STERLING LIBRARY Wednesdays, Oct. 10-Nov. 7 (except Halloween), 6 p.m.
By joining Take Steps, you will become part of the IBD community, who not only provide support to each other, but who, together, are actively raising money to support the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation fund research into better treatments and ultimately cures for IBD. Join the Take Steps movement to raise funds for IBD and we can celebrate together at your local Take Steps event. We will be walking at Reston Town Center on October 14, 2018. Join us with your family and friends and enjoy music, games and the company of the Take Steps community!
Sterling Playmakers will proudly present Eerie Evenings in the Park, an original play that brings to life classic tales of terror from the masters of horror – Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, and more! This outdoor show pays homage to the monster, ghouls, and madmen of classic literature. Goosebumps and chills included. October 19 & 20 at 8:00PM October 21 at 2:00PM Sterling Community Center 120 Enterprise Street Sterling, VA 20164 Tickets are $10 online or at the door. The audience is encouraged to come in costume. All audience members will be eligible to win door prizes. The show will take place rain or shine. In the event of rain, the show will be indoors. Come enjoy a haunting evening under the stars to celebrate the thrill of horror, the magic of theatre, and the spirit of Halloween. For more information visit www.sterlingplaymakers.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sterlingplaymakers/
The Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA) is hosting a FREE workshop- Before You File: Everything You Need to Know about the New Tax Law on Friday, Oct. 26 from 10:30 – 12:30 p.m. at the Arlington Central Library at 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22201. The workshop will include a general overview of the new tax law and cover the following topics: • Itemized deductions • Homeownership • Charitable Giving • Gift and Estate Taxation • Education and Children • Retirement Planning • Health Care This workshop is brought to you as part of our ongoing Financial Fitness efforts in Virginia. Register for this FREE event at email@example.com or call the Virginia Society of CPAs at (800) 733-8272.
November 13th – Tuesday Bountiful Harvest Thanksgiving Lunch Hosted by Vienna Parks and the Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Join us for turkey and all the fixings followed by entertainment from Harmony Heritage Singers. Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE, Vienna, VA 22180 $15 PP due by November 5th. Registration begins Oct. 1st. To register call SCOV at 703-281-0538. Flyer: http://www.scov.org/files/2018_11_bountiful_harvest_flyer.pdf For mature adults 55+. Event sponsored in part by United Health Care and Clear Captions