August is here, and that means another installment of Leesburg’s First Friday Gallery walk. Between 6 and 9 p.m. Friday, stop by more than a dozen locations to get your fill of live music, wine tastings, fine art and other attractions, plus, take time to help out a neighbor in need.
St. James Episcopal Church is sponsoring the Backpack Buddies program in partnership with Very Virginia/The Pink Shop. Patrons may stop by the King Street store anytime during the Gallery Walk to donate nonperishable food items, which will be packed into backpacks and given to needy children to take home from school each Friday. The idea is to make sure the kids have plenty to eat over the weekend, between school-provided meals.
There’s another spot that could use your help, too—the Loudoun Museum. Facing funding shortfalls, Loudoun’s own curator of county history is hoping you’ll stop by to enjoy a Civil War lecture, and make a donation. Author CW Whitehair will be on hand to discuss his book, Escape Across the Potomac, detailing the 1862 escape of some 1,500 cavalrymen, including the Loudoun Rangers, from the siege of Harper’s Ferry. Admission is $5 per person—the lecture gets underway at 7 p.m.
Go to www.leesburgfirstfriday.com for a comprehensive list of all the activities taking place Aug. 3.