Loudoun County Public Library’s annual author event, Eat Local Read Local Book Sale and Festival, will return for its seventh year at Cascades Library on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Meet over 70 local authors selling and signing their books for all ages and sample the eats of local food trucks. The family-friendly event also offers live music by Felix Pickles, comedic balloon art with The One-Step MagiCompany and other children’s activities.
“The event started as a platform for resident authors to come together and share their work with the community,” said Susan VanEpps, Division Manager of Programming and Community Engagement. “We are thrilled every year when they tell us that they attend many events, but this one is their favorite. We’re glad LCPL can facilitate and be a resource for them.”
Many of the authors share that their work was inspired by personal yet relatable experiences. From enduring an impactful event to having dyslexia or doing it on a ‘dare,’ their motivation to connect with others through storytelling is a common theme among them.
Admission to the festival is free, and it will be held outdoors rain or shine.
For a full list of participating authors and vendors, visit library.loudoun.gov/ELRL.
Annual Meeting & Community Leadership Awards
The Loudoun Chamber will celebrate its 56th Annual Meeting & Community Leadership Awards on Friday, January 19, 2024. We will honor top community leaders as well as celebrate the success of the 2023 Board of Directors Chair, Carol Barbe of Backflow Technology LLC. We will also welcomed in our 2024 Board and the new Chair Angela Mitchell, owner of ARM Consulting, LLC. 2023 Event Photos
On Monday, August 21, 2023, the 41st Annual Chamber Classic will be held at The Club at Creighton Farms. This event has been Loudoun County’s premier business golf tournament for four decades. The Chamber Classic offers our sponsors tremendous marketing exposure, and an incomparable day of golf on this Jack Nicklaus designed course. 2023 Event Photos
Small Business Awards
For 29 years, the Loudoun Small Business Awards have been the most prestigious honors celebrating the best small businesses, entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations in our Loudoun community. We hope you will join us on Friday, November 10, 2023, to congratulate finalists and winners in 9 categories, including the top prize, at the 2023 Small Business of the Year. Winners are announced in front of a live audience of Loudoun’s top business and community leaders.
On Thursday, April 27, 2023, the Loudoun Chamber honored 118 of our community’s real life heroes, including several truly heroic citizens, for their courageous, often lifesaving actions at the 38th Annual Loudoun County Valor Awards. Plan to join us next year with Loudoun’s top business and community leaders for this proud Chamber tradition, as we demonstrate respect and appreciation for these dedicated public servants and their selfless acts of heroism and service. Stay tuned for 2024 information. Event Photos