Sunday, Dec. 16

“Once Upon a Christmas Carol,” musical version of the classic story by Charles Dickens, performed by Run Rabbit Run Theatre. 3 p.m., Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $16-$20; seniors, $12-$15; age 12 and younger, $10-$12. 540-668-6779 or www.rrrtheatre.org.

Loudoun Ballet Company’s “The Nutcracker,” 4:30 p.m., Potomac Falls High School, 46400 Algonkian Pkwy., Sterling. $25; in advance, $22; age 12 and younger and seniors, $17. 571-442-4238 or www.loudounballet.org.

Christmas at Oatlands Plantation, displays of vintage toys and dolls, and historic and handcrafted decorations. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays 1-5 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 30. 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. $12; seniors, $10; ages 6 to 16, $8. 703-777-3174 or www.oatlands.org.

Drive-through Nativity pageant, “Return to Bethlehem” features 11 scenes. 5-8 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 17667 Roxburg Hall Rd., Leesburg. Free. 703-777-6850 or www.leesburgnazarene.com.

Living Nativity, cookies and hot beverages served. 6-7:30 p.m., Leesburg Presbyterian Church, 207 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 703-777-1380.

Monday, Dec. 17

Toastmasters Club, NOVA Dawn Breakers. 7:30-8:30 a.m., Eggspectation restaurant, 1609 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg. 703-717-1667 or gambhir01@gmail.com.

Sewing and “stitch-in,” for beginners. Take sewing, knitting, needlepoint or crochet projects. Machines provided. 9-11:45 a.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. Free. 703-737-8039.

Mah-jongg, Chinese tile game. Mondays and Thursdays at noon, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. 703-737-8039.

Sterling Rotary Club meeting, 12:30 p.m., Logan’s Roadhouse, 46321 McClellan Way, Sterling. 703-401-4509.

Line dance, for people 55 and older, led by Carolyn Bledsoe. 2-3 p.m., Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. $2, nonmembers. 571-258-3400.

Gingerbread house party, ages 6-12. Build a house to take home and decorate cookies to go with the hot chocolate served at the party. 4-5:30 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St. $15. 703-430-9480.

Marine Corps League meeting, for Marines of all ages, sponsored by Loudoun Detachment 1205. 7 p.m., American Legion, 112 N. 21st St., Purcellville. www.loudounmarines.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 18

Rotary Club of Leesburg Daybreak, 7:30 a.m., Tuscarora Mill restaurant, 203 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. 703-622-4320 or www.leesburgdaybreak.org.

“Santa Rock” concert, a performance by Rocknoceros. 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m., Lovettsville Community Center, 57 E. Broad Way. $6; registration required. 540-822-5284.

Party bridge, 1-4 p.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. Free. 703-737-8039.

Poker, 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Potomac Falls. $1; center members, free. 703-430-2397.

Chess club, all ages and skill levels. 5-9 p.m., Starbucks, 531 E. Market St., Leesburg. $1. 703-779-0113.

How to start a business, seminar sponsored by the Loudoun Small Business Development Center. 6-8:30 p.m., George Washington University Virginia campus, 20101 Academic Way, Ashburn. $15; online registration, $10. 703-430-7222 or www.loudounsbdc.org.

“Drop and Shop” child care, children ages 3-12 will be fed dinner and entertained with games, movies and crafts while their parents shop. 6-9 p.m., Philomont Community Center, 36592 Jeb Stuart Rd. $25. 540-338-5882.

Bluegrass and folk jam, open to all regardless of skill. 7-8:30 p.m., Morningside House, 316 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. Free. 571-237-2888.

Wednesday, Dec. 19

Leesburg Senior Center bingo, advanced game, 9 a.m. Wednesdays; slower bingo, 12:30 p.m. Fridays, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. 703-737-8039.

Middleburg duplicate bridge, open game. 12:30 p.m., Middleburg United Methodist Church, 15 W. Washington St. $5. 540-687-5093.

Preschool play drop-in, play equipment provided in the gym. Parental supervision required. 3:30-4:30 p.m., Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. $1. 703-771-5913.

Leesburg Kiwanis Club, new members are welcome. 6:30 p.m., Lightfoot restaurant, 13 N. King St., Leesburg. 703-737-2175.

Thursday, Dec. 20

Rotary Club of Ashburn, noon,
1757 Golf Club, 45120 Waxpool Rd., Dulles. 703-969-3070 or www.rotaryclubofashburnva.org.

Pinochle, 12:30 p.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. 703-737-8039.

Chess Club, for all ages and ability levels. 6-9 p.m., Carver Center,
200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. Nonmembers, $2. 571-258-3400 or www.loudoun.gov/carver.

Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers, age 10 and older. 7-8 p.m., Converted Barn, routes 287 and 9, Purcellville. $25 per month. 540-882-4917.

Sterling Ruritan Club bingo, benefits local charities. 7 p.m., 183 Ruritan Rd., Sterling. 703-444-6039.

Friday, Dec. 21

Crochet Club, 9 a.m.-noon, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. Free. 703-737-8039.

Knitting and crocheting, 10 a.m.-noon, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Potomac Falls. Free. 703-430-2397.

Holiday party, for people 55 and older. A dinner, followed by a Christmas-themed comedy, directed by Mary Long of the Big Bad Drama Company. Noon-2 p.m., Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. Free. 571-258-3400.

“Christmas Cookies and Fireside Tales,” a gathering around the fireplace to hear Christmas stories told by StageCoach Theatre Company’s Laura J. Bobrow. 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and next Sunday. Oatlands Plantation Carriage House, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. $10; ages 2 to 12, $8. 703-777-3174.

After-hours teen center, for ages 12-18. Teens must have a permission slip signed by a parent or guardian on file. 7-10 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Potomac Falls. Free. 703-444-3228.

Improvisational theater, the performance troupe Last Ham Standing takes suggestions from the audience to create comic scenes. 8 p.m., Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $12; students, $10; children, $8. 540-338-7973 or www.lastham.com.

Saturday, Dec. 22

Birding at Blue Ridge, 8 a.m., meet at the visitor center., Blue Ridge Center for Environment Stewardship, 11661 Harpers Ferry Rd., Purcellville. 540-554-2542, www.brces.org or jcoleman@loudounwildlife.org.

Leesburg winter market, sponsored by the Loudoun Valley HomeGrown Markets Association. 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Catoctin Circle (Virginia Village Shopping Center). 540-454-8089 or www.loudounfarmersmarkets.org.

Purcellville community market, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturdays, 21st Street, across from Magnolias restaurant. 703-967-0431 or www.loudounfarms.org.

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

To submit an event

E-mail: ldliving@washpost.com

Fax: 703-777-8437

Mail: Community Events, Loudoun Living, The Washington Post, 104 Dry Mill Rd., Suite 101, Leesburg, Va. 20175

Details: Announcements are accepted on a space-available basis from nonprofit and public organizations and must be received at least 14 days before the publication date. Include event name, dates, times, exact address, prices and a publishable contact phone number.

local

Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Comments
Show Comments
Most Read Local

local

Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.