Christmas pageant, followed by a visit from Santa and gifts for the children in the audience. 2 p.m., Foxcroft School, Foxcroft School Road, Middleburg. Free. 540-687-5555 or www.foxcroft.org.
Author appearance, a presentation by Stuart D. Goldman on “Nomonhan, 1939: The Red Army’s Victory That Shaped World War II.” 2 p.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-7195.
Theater: “Once Upon a Christmas Carol,” a musical performed by Run Rabbit Run Theatre. 3 p.m. Sundays; 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 16. 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.
Toastmasters Club, NOVA Dawn Breakers. 7:30-8:30 a.m., Eggspectation restaurant, 1609 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg. 703-608-2286 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Mondays, Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. Nonmembers, $2. 571-258-3400.
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.
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.
Chess club, for all ages and skill levels. 5-9 p.m., Starbucks, 531 E. Market St,, Leesburg. $1. 703-779-0113.
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.
Leesburg Senior Center bingo, advanced game, 9 a.m. Wednesdays; slower bingo, 12:30 p.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. 703-737-8039.
History Club, discussion group covers current and historic events. 12:30 p.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. Free. 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.
VFW meeting, new members are welcome. 7:30 p.m., Loudoun County VFW Post 1177, 401 Old Waterford Rd. NW, Leesburg. 703-444-7169.
Rotary Club of Ashburn, Thursdays at noon, through Dec. 27, 1757 Golf Club, 45120 Waxpool Rd., Dulles. www.rotaryclubofashburnva.org or 703-969-3070.
Pinochle, 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. 703-737-8039.
Holiday tea, traditional English tea served in the dining room of a manor. 2 p.m., George C. Marshall International Center at Dodona Manor, 217 Edwards Ferry Rd, Leesburg. $30; reservations required. 703-777-1301 or www.georgemarshall.org.
Chess Club, for all ages and ability levels. 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. $2, nonmembers. 571-258-3400 or www.loudoun.gov/carver.
Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers, for age 10 and older. 7-8 p.m. Thursdays, 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.
Crochet club, 9 a.m.-noon, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. Free. 703-737-8039.
Children’s Nature Book Club, for children 3-6 accompanied by a parent or caregiver. A short hike and music, art and crafts with a nature theme. Hosted by the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and the Audubon Naturalist Society. 10-11:30 a.m. Friday and Dec. 14. Rust Sanctuary, 802 Childrens Center Rd., Leesburg. $3. Registration required. 540-338-6528.
Knitting and crocheting, 10 a.m.-noon, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Potomac Falls. Free. 703-430-2397.
Pre-parade lantern-making workshop, age 3 and older. Make a lantern for the Lovettsville Lantern Parade. Workshop starts at 6:30 p.m.; parade starts at 7:30 p.m. Lovettsville Community Center, 57 E. Broad Way. $8. 540-822-5284.
“Rockin’ With Rudolph and Friends,” age 8 and older accompanied by a parent. Dancing, crafts and visits with Santa. 7 p.m., Ida Lee Park and Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Dr., Leesburg. Ages 3-8, $16; age 2 and younger, $10. 703-777-1368 or www.idalee.org.
After-hours teen center, 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.
Theater: “Visit to the North Pole,” Dick and Jane visit the Claus family and help defend Santa’s workshop from the evil Ice Witch. A Sterling Playmakers production. 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. next Sunday. Sterling Middle School, 201 W. Holly Ave. $7. www.
sterlingplaymakers.com or 703-437-6117.
Theater: “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” Meredith Willson’s musical about a rags-to-riches survivor of the Titanic. A Pickwick Players production. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Belmont Ridge Middle School, 19045 Upper Belmont Pl., Leesburg. $12; seniors and children, $10. 703-577-8968 or www.thepickwickplayers.org.
Birding at Banshee, monthly bird walk, sponsored by the 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 email@example.com.
Holiday craft fair, including jewelry, pottery, candles, wooden toys and fabric sculpture. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Old Stone School, 37098 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro. www.hillsborova.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 loudounfarmersmarkets.org.
Leesburg Christmas parade, begins at King Street and Ida Lee Drive and ends at Fairfax Street. 10 a.m. 703-777-1368 or www.idalee.org.
Purcellville community market, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 130 E. Main St. (Old Town Hall). 703-967-0431 or www.loudounfarms.org.
Super Science Saturdays, “The Wright Brothers.” Demonstrations, speaker and hands-on activities at the Air and Space Museum. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy., Chantilly. $15 per vehicle. 202-633-1000 or www.nasm.si.edu/events/
Hillsboro historic homes tour, visit four 18th- and 19th-century homes decorated for the holidays. The Chorus of the Old Dominion will perform. Noon-6 p.m. (candlelight tours begin at 3 p.m.), Old Stone School, 37098 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro. $20; in advance, $15. 540-668-6192 or www.hillsborova.org.
Purcellville Christmas parade, starts at noon at the train station on 21st Street and ends at Loudoun Valley High School on Maple Avenue. 540-338-7421 or www.purcellvilleva.gov.
“The Nutcracker,” performed by the Loudoun Ballet Company. 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 15; 4:30 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 16. 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.
Spaghetti dinner with Santa, after a tree-lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. at the town park. Take Toys for Tots and nonperishable food items for local food banks. 5:30-7 p.m., Round Hill Fire Department, 4 Main St., Round Hill. $5; age11 and younger, $3. 540-338-7982.
Bluegrass music at Old Lucketts Schoolhouse, a performance by Springfield Exit and the Stevens Family. Sandwiches, snacks and drinks sold. Doors open at 6 p.m.; music begins at 7 p.m. Lucketts Elementary School, 14550 James Monroe Hwy., Leesburg. $15. www.luckettsbluegrass.org or 703-771-5281.
“Festival of Lessons and Carols,” the Master Singers of Virginia, directed by Erik Reid Jones. 7 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St., Leesburg. $20; seniors and students, $15. 703-829-6782 or www.msva.org.
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, suggested donation. 540-338-5022 or www.roundhillartscenter.org.
Dance Academy of Loudoun’s “Nutcracker,” 4:30 p.m., Dominion High School, 21326 Augusta Dr., Sterling. $15; age 12 and younger, $12. 703-443-1093 or www.danceloudoun.com.
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