Loudoun community calendar, Feb. 28-March 7

February 27, 2013
Thursday, Feb. 28

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.

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.

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

Friday, March 1

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

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.

Saturday, March 2

Leesburg winter 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.

Purcellville community market, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., It’s Bazaar, 143 N. 21st St., Purcellville. 703-967-0431 or www.loudounfarms.org.

Civil War reenactor programs, in “Far From Home,” 11 a.m.-4 p.m., visitors can interact with soldiers of the 17th Mississippi Infantry Regiment as they take part in daily camp life during the first winter of the Civil War; “Huts by Firelight,” 6-7:30 p.m., is a separate tour of the encampment. Historic Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. Daylight program is free. “Huts,” $10; children, $5. 703-777-2414 or www.morvenpark.org.

Masquerade ball and silent auction, a cocktail “mix and mingle,” dinner and dancing to the music of Pebble to Pearl. A benefit for Loudoun Habitat for Humanity. 6 p.m., River Creek Country Club, 43800 Olympic Blvd., Leesburg. $150 per person. 703-737-6772 or www.loudounhabitat.org.

Lucketts Bluegrass, with Ted Jones and the Tarheel Boys, and Lonesome Highway. Food sold. 7 p.m., Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. $15. 703-771-5281 or www.luckettsbluegrass.org.

Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee series, a presentation by the Gray Ghost Interpretive Group on “The Aldie Races and Other Stories of Psychological Warfare.” 7:30 p.m., Aldie Mill, 39401 John Mosby Hwy. $8; students, $4. 540-687-6681, www.mosbyheritagearea.org or info@mosbyheritagearea.org.

Sunday, March 3

Cat adoption day, sponsored by Homeless Animals Rescue Team. Noon-3 p.m., Sterling PetsMart, 46220 Potomac Run Plaza, Sterling. or www.hart90.org.

“Orra White Hitchcock (1796-1863): An Illustrated Life,” one of America’s earliest scientific illustrators is profiled in a presentation by Daria D’Arienzo of the Society of American Archivists. 2 p.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-7195.

Monday, March 4

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, the 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.

Tuesday, March 5

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. Free. 703-737-8039.

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, March 6

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, 13 N. King St., Leesburg. 703-737-2175.

Thursday, March 7

Deed research, a presentation by Wynne Saffer on his “Loudoun County, Virginia 1860 Land Tax Map.” 10 a.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-7195.

“Alien Weeds, Art From the Invasive Plant Harvest,” an illustrated lecture by Patterson Clark, sponsored by the Loudoun County Master Gardener program. 7 p.m., Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Free. www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org or tara@rstarmail.com or 540-554-8404.

Ashburn Area Woman’s Club, 7 p.m., Broadlands Community Center, 43008 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn. Free. 703-795-2887, www.gfwc.org or AshburnAreaWC@gmail.com.

“Secret Pond: A Fairy Shrimp Documentary,” screening of a 2012 film on crustaceans, sponsored by the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy. 7-8 p.m., Woodgrove High School, 36811 Alder School Rd., Purcellville. Free. barsenault@loudounwildlife.org.

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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