Loudoun County community calendar, April 3-10, 2014

April 2
Thursday, April 3

Researching court records, Jeanette Irby, Leesburg’s town attorney, will discuss how to use court records and other resources. 10 a.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-7195.

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., Leesburg. Nonmembers. $2. 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. 571-258-3280.

Rotary Club of Leesburg, 6:30 p.m., River Creek Country Club, 43800 Olympic Blvd., Leesburg. 703-726-9770 or www.leesburg-rotary.org.

“Dragonfilies: Bizarre and Beautiful Hunters of the Insect World,” talk by Kevin Munroe, park manager at Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria. Sponsored by Loudoun County Master Gardeners. 7 p.m., Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Free. 703-777-0373 or www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org.

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.

Beginning farmer series, a course designed to help aspiring and diversifying farmers make informed decisions about a new operation. Sponsored by the Cooperative Extension in Loudoun, Culpeper, Fauquier and Rappahannock counties. 7-9 p.m. Thursday and April 17; May 1, 15, 22 and 29; and June 5 and 19. MARE Center, 5527 Sullivans Mill Rd., Middleburg. $150. 540-341-7950, www.loudoun.gov/extension or sbroyles@vt.edu.

Sterling Ruritan Club bingo, each game has a prize of at least $100. Admission is restricted to paying participants. Benefits Ruritan Club civic organization area programs. 7 p.m., Sterling Ruritan Club, 183 Ruritan Rd. Admission, $15 for six regular cards; additional cards may be purchased. 703-444-6039.

Friday, April 4

Knitting and crocheting, 10 a.m.-noon, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Potomac Falls. Free. 571-258-3280.

Leesburg Senior Center bingo, 12:45 p.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. 50 cents per card. 703-737-8039.

“Treasure Island,” presented by the Sterling Playmakers, based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Sterling Middle School, 201 W. Holly Ave. $15. 703-437-6117 or www.sterlingplaymakers.com.

Loudoun Lyric Opera: “Private Norton,” based on the story of Oliver Wilcox Norton. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $22; seniors, $17; students, $12. 540-338-7973.

Saturday, April 5

Native plant sale, visit the Web site to see the plants each nursery will be selling. Food and used books will also be sold. Sponsored by Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Historic Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. 540-554-2542, www.loudounwildlife.org or agarvey@loudounwildlife.org.

“Get Started on a Great Vegetable Garden,” members of the Loudoun County Master Gardeners answer questions. Meet at the demonstration garden. 10 a.m.-noon, Ida Lee Park and Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Dr., Leesburg. Free. www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org or 703-777-0373.

Toastmasters Club, Leaders of Leesburg meetings are 11 a.m.-noon first and third Saturdays, Caulkin Main Terminal, third floor, 1001 Sycolin Rd. SE, Leesburg. Free. 703-725-1366 or www.loltoastmasters.com.

Lanesville and Frogshackle open house, tour Lanesville House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Explore objects from nature at the Frogshackle Nature Center. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 1-3 p.m., Claude Moore Park, Lanesville Heritage Area, 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Rd., Sterling. Free. 571-258-3700.

“The Magic of Monarchs,” age 6 and older. Learn about monarch butterflies, their migration and how to help the butterflies by planting a monarch garden. 2-3 p.m., Lovettsville Library, 12 North Light St., Lovettsville. Free. 540-822-5824 or nhamilton@loudounwildlife.org.

Spaghetti dinner and auction, a benefit for the Grace Episcopal Church Youth Group Workcamp Mission. 5:30-8 p.m., Lovettsville Elementary School, 49 S. Loudoun St., Lovettsville. $8; families, $20 maximum. 301-834-8540.

Lucketts Bluegrass, music by Dry Branch Fire Squad. Food sold. 7 p.m., Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. $15. 703-771-5281 or www.luckettsbluegrass.org.

Loudoun Symphony Orchestra concert, “Secrets and Surprises.” 7:30 p.m., Virginia Academy, 19790 Ashburn Rd., Ashburn. $22; seniors, $18; students, $10; 12 and younger, free. 703-771-8287 or www.loudounsymphony.org.

Sunday, April 6

Rabbit Run 5K, 1K and family festival, Easter-themed games, a raffle for Washington Capitals tickets, prizes, crafts and face-painting. A benefit for Talk About Curing Autism. 9 a.m., Ida Lee Park and Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Dr., Leesburg. 5K, $35 ($30 until Friday); 1K, $20. 301-237-4533 or www.prracing.enmotive.com.

Leesburg nature walk, sponsored by Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy. Take binoculars. 1-4 p.m., Historic Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. Free; registration required. 540-554-2542, www.loudounwildlife.org or jmiller@loudounwildlife.org.

Dulles Knitting Group, all skill levels welcome. 1:30-3 p.m., Wegmans (meet upstairs), 45131 Columbia Pl., Sterling. Free. 703-724-4210.

The Golden Few,” author Anthony R. Wells will discuss his book about the British men who ran in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games and four years later engaged in a war of survival fighting in World War II. 2 p.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-7195.

Monday, April 7

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.

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

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

Senior line dancing, age 55 and older. 2-3 p.m., Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. $2; members, free. 571-258-3400.

Tuesday, April 8

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.

Potluck dinner and white elephant bingo, take a covered dish for six to eight people to share and a white elephant gift, wrapped or in a gift bag. 5-7:30 p.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-8039.

“Gardening for Pleasure and Profit,” a six-part series with local horticulturists; a benefit for the Carver Center. 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through May 6, Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. $49. 571-258-3400 or www.loudoun.gov/webtrac.

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 9

Middleburg duplicate bridge, open game. 12:30 p.m., Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 105 E. Washington St., Middleburg. $5. 540-687-5093.

Ashburn Toastmasters, a group that aims to develop leadership skills. 7:15 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Broadlands Community Center, 43008 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn. 703-795-9324 or www.ashburn.freetoasthost.ws.

Thursday, April 10

“Ask An Expert” at the Air and Space Museum, “Mapping the Moon With the Push of a Button.” 12:30-12:45 p.m., National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy., Chantilly. Free admission. 202-633-1000.

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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