Loudoun County community calendar, April 6-13, 2014

April 6, 2014
Sunday, April 6

Rabbit Run 5K, 1K and family fun festival, includes Easter-themed games, a raffle for Washington Capitals tickets, awards, 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, $30 until Friday, $35 race day; 1K, $20. 301-237-4533 or www.prracing.enmotive.com.

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 are welcome. 1:30 -3 p.m., Wegmans (meet upstairs) 45131 Columbia Pl., Sterling. Free. 703-724-4210.

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

“Treasure Island,” presented by the Sterling Playmakers, based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. 2 p.m., 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. 3 p.m. April 6 and 13, 8 p.m. April 11 and 12, Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $22; seniors, $17; students, $12. 540-338-7973.

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. 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.

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.

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,” this six-part series with local horticulturists is 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, 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

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

“Ask An Expert” at the Air and Space Museum,“Mapping the Moon with the Push of a Button.” 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. $2; members, free. 703-737-8039.

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

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 11

Countryside Women’s Club, meeting and social, with a guest speaker. 9:30 a.m., Countryside Women’s Club, 46020 Algonkian Pkwy., Sterling. Free. 703-430-6505 or aldouglas3@hotmail.com.

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

Loudoun Crime Commission luncheon, a presentation by Timothy A. Gallagher, FBI special agent in charge of the Washington Field Office’s criminal division. Noon-2 p.m., Belmont Country Club, 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn. $15 members; guests, $20. www.loudouncrimecommission.org, rsvp@loudouncrimecommission.org or 571-237-2257.

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

Treasure swap, get rid of old things and make room for new at this benefit for Middleburg Community Center activities and the scholarship fund. Call to donate items. 5-8 p.m., Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St. Free. 540-687-6375.

Saturday, April 12

Birding at Banshee, monthly bird walk, sponsored by Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and Friends of Banshee Reeks. Take binoculars. 8 a.m., Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, 21085 The Woods Road, Leesburg. Free. 540-554-2542 or jcoleman@loudounwildlife.org.

Spring wildflower field trip, join the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and John DeMary to explore a wooded riverside park, learn about spring wildflowers and look for migrating birds. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Free; reservations required. 540-554-2542, www.loudounwildlife.org or jmiller@loudounwildlife.org.

Breakfast or brunch with the Easter Bunny, photo opportunity and egg hunt. Take a basket to collect eggs. Reservations required. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. Family of up to six people, $20. 703-771-5281.

Easter egg hunt, egg hunts for ages 1-7, slides, rock-climbing, obstacle courses and face-painting. Food vendors will be available, or take a picnic. Noon-4 p.m., Ida Lee Park and Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Dr., Leesburg. $15; in advance, $10; parents, free. 703-777-1368 or www.idalee.org.

Car and motorcycle show, awards, children’s activities and games. Food available. Sponsored by Finish the Race Ministries. 1 p.m., Calvary Temple Church, 50214 Tripleseven Rd, Sterling. Free. 703-430-7307 or www.finishtherace.org.

Lucketts Bluegrass, music by the Scott Brannon Band and the Virginia Ramblers. Food sold. Doors open at 6 p.m.; music begins at 7. Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. 703-771-5281.

Loudoun Symphonic Winds: “Songs of the Sea,” includes works by John Phillip Sousa, Richard Rodgers and Charles Zimmerman. 7:30 p.m., Potomac Falls High School, 46400 Algonkian Pkwy., Sterling. $5; family, $10. 703-777-7985 or www.lcbandinc.org.

Game Club dance, disco, rock and country music by Shockwave. 8 p.m.-midnight, Lovettsville Game Protective Association, 16 S. Berlin Pike, Lovettsville. $10 per person. 540-822-5147 or www.lovettsvillegameclub.org.

Sunday, April 13

Celtic jam session, refreshments sold by Hill High Orchard. 1-4 p.m., Round Hill Arts Center, 35246 Harry F. Byrd Hwy., Round Hill. $5 donation requested. 540-338-5022 or www.roundhillartscenter.org.

Loudoun Hunt Point to Point races, timber and hurdle courses, plus vendors, rain or shine. Gates open at 11 a.m.; post time is at 1 p.m., Oatlands Plantation, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. $5. 703-327-3935 or www.loudounhunt.com.

Waterford Concert Series: “The Tempest Trio,” pianist Alon Goldstein, violinist Ilya Kaler and cellist Amit Peled perform works by Haydn, Dvorak and Bernstein. 4 p.m., Waterford Old School, 40222 Fairfax St. $20-$30. 540-882-3018, Ext. 117, or www.waterfordfoundation.org.

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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