Loudoun community calendar, April 21-28

April 22, 2013
Sunday, April 21

Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival, flowers, herbs, landscape designs, demonstrations and supplies, along Market and King streets. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $3. 703-777-1368 or www.flowerandgarden.org.

“Romeo and Juliet,” performed by the Sterling Playmakers. 2 p.m., Sterling Middle School, 201 W. Holly Ave. $12. 703-437-6117, www.sterlingplaymakers.com or romeo@sterlingplaymakers.com.

Middleburg Players auditions, for “The Wizard of Oz.” Be prepared to sing “My Country, ’Tis of Thee.” 2-5 p.m., Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 105 Washington St., Middleburg. 540-671-6744 or www.middleburgplayers.com.

Loudoun Lyric Opera, Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari’s “The Secret of Suzanne” and Gian Carlo Menotti’s “The Old Maid and the Thief.” 3 p.m., Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $22; seniors $17; students, $12. 540-338-7973 or www.franklinparkartscenter.org.

Monday, April 22

Toastmasters Club, NOVA Dawn Breakers. 7:30-8:30 a.m., Eggspectation restaurant, 1609 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg. 703-608-2286 or ehenry571@comcast.net.

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., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-8039.

80th Historic Garden Week, with the theme “Where the Past Is Always Present.” A walking tour of homes, gardens and historic sites in Waterford, sponsored by the Leesburg Garden Club, the Fauquier and Loudoun Garden Club and the Garden Club of Virginia to benefit restoration of historic Virginia gardens. Ticket sale information: www.leesburggardenclub.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,$35; in advance, $30; single home, $20. www.vagardenweek.org.

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

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

Beginners’ line dance, for people 55 and older. 2-3 p.m., Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. Nonmembers, $2. 571-258-3400.

Tuesday, April 23

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

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

Poker, age 55 and older. 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Potomac Falls. $1; center members, free. 703-430-2397.

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

Wednesday, April 24

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.

Ashburn Toastmasters, for those interested in communication and leadership skills. 7:15 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Broadlands Community Center, 43008 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn. www.ashburn.toastmastersclubs.org.

Thursday, April 25

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

“Ask An Expert,” a National Air and Space Museum staff member on “Edwin Parsons and the Lafayette Escadrille.” 12:30-12:45 p.m., Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy., Chantilly. Free admission. 202-633-1000.

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

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

Friday, April 26

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

Bluegrass, Celtic and folk music jam, a benefit for Genesis International. Food and beverages sold, including a barbecue dinner catered by Savoir Fare. 6 p.m.-midnight, Old Furniture Factory, 6 W. Loudoun St., Round Hill. $5 donation requested; children, free. 540-338-5050 or www.theoldfurniturefactory.com.

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.

Al Petteway and Amy White, a blend of musical styles performed on acoustic guitar, mandolin, Celtic harp, piano, banjo, lap dulcimer and world percussion, with vocals. 8 p.m., Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $15, seniors and students $12. 540-338-7973.

Saturday, April 27

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

Community yard sale, includes antiques, watches, camping gear, cameras, lenses, coins, tools and model race cars. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., American Legion Post 295, 111 The Plains Rd., Middleburg. 540-687-3904.

Community yard sale and playground day, free refreshments. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. Space rental, $10. 703-771-5281.

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

Ham and turkey dinner, benefits church-related programs. 4-7 p.m., Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 11791 Mountain Rd., Lovettsville. Donations suggested. 540-822-9117.

Lucketts Bluegrass, music by Patent Pending and the Patuxent Partners. Refreshments sold. 7 p.m., Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. $15. 703-771-5281 or www.luckettsbluegrass.org.

Master Singers of Virginia, an a cappella ensemble under the direction of Erik Reid Jones. Selections will include Knut Nystedt’s “The Word Became Flesh,” Eric Whitacre’s “Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine” and Aaron Copland’s “Four Motets.” 7-8:30 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St., Leesburg. $25; seniors and students, $20. 703-829-6782 or www.msva.org.

Dancin’ Unlimited Jazz Dance Company, a performance of musical theater and contemporary concert jazz, showcasing Broadway numbers. 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $18; seniors and students, $15. 540-338-7973 or
www.jazz-dance-show.us.

Sunday, April 28

Earthday@Loudoun Family Festival, for all ages. Includes exhibitors; a “green” marketplace, offering earth-friendly products and services; hands-on educational activities; and entertainment. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Willow Creek Farm, 42920 Broadlands Blvd., Ashburn. Free. 703-725-8040 or www.earthdayatloudoun.org.

Loudoun Chorale, “Choral Favorites: Bach and Beyond,” directed by William Propst. 4 p.m., Bethany United Methodist Church, 100 W. Main St., Purcellville. $14; seniors and students, $10; age 6 and younger, free. www.loudounchorale.org.

“Hymn Sing,” with local talent. Refreshments. 6 p.m., Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 37216 Charles Town Pike, Purcellville. Free. 540-668-6347.

Master Singers of Virginia, an a cappella ensemble under the direction Erik Reid Jones. Selections will include Knut Nystedt’s “The Word Became Flesh,” Eric Whitacre’s “Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine” and Aaron Copland’s “Four Motets.” 7-8:30 p.m., Our Savior’s Way Lutheran Church, 43115 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn. $25; seniors and students, $20. 703-829-6782 or www.msva.org.

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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