Loudoun County community calendar, Dec. 22, 2013-Jan. 02, 2014

December 23, 2013
Sunday, Dec. 22

Oatlands “Christmas in the Roaring Twenties,” events include afternoon teas, holiday house tours, an art show, children’s theater, a wreath-making class, photos with Santa and a gingerbread house contest. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 1-4:30 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 30. Oatlands Plantation, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. $12; seniors, $10; ages 6-16, $8; age 5 and younger, free. 703-777-3174.

Yuri Gorbachev exhibition, paintings in oil and enamel, inspired by the Russian culture of the artist’s boyhood. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays,through Dec. 29. Byrne Gallery, 7 W. Washington St., Middleburg. Free. 540-687-6986.

Dulles knitting group, meet upstairs at Wegman’s in Sterling. 1:30-3 p.m. Sundays and Sundays, 45131 Columbia Pl. Free. 703-724-4210.

“Jingle in the Jungle,” Stagecoach Theatre presents an original Christmas tale about a skunk that hopes Santa will grant her wish. 5:30 p.m., Oatlands Plantation, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. In advance: $12; ages 2 to 12, $10. At the door: $15; ages 2 to 12,$13. 571-477-9444, www.stagecoachtc.com or jerri@stagecoachtc.com.

Monday, Dec. 23

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.

“Treasures of the Park,” for all ages. Explore a log cabin and historic house, make a nature craft and visit the Frogshackle Nature Center. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 10:30 a.m.-noon Dec. 23 and 1-2:30 p.m. Dec. 30, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Rd., Sterling. Free. 571-258-3700.

Mother-and-daughter tea, age 6 and older. Reservations and advance payment required. 2 p.m., George C. Marshall International Center at Dodona Manor, 217 Edwards Ferry Rd., Leesburg. $30. 703-777-1880 or events@georgecmarshall.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 24

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

Friday, Dec. 27

Home For The Holidays, stories, a create-your-own-cookbook craft session, a “Grandma’s Kitchen” demonstration and a cookbook swap. Free with paid museum admission. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum, 21668 Heritage Farm Lane, Sterling. $5; seniors and military, $4; ages 2-12, $3. 571-258-3800 or www.heritagefarmmuseum.org.

Bluegrass, Celtic and folk music jam, 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. Requested donation, $5. 540-338-5050 or www.theoldfurniturefactory.com.

“Last Ham Standing,” improv performers take suggestions from the audience to create scenes and play comedic games. 8 p.m., Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $12; students, $10; children, $8. 540-338-7973 or www.lastham.com.

Saturday, Dec. 28

Birding at Blue Ridge, take binoculars. 8 a.m., Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship, Education Center, 11661 Harpers Ferry Rd., Purcellville. Free. 540-554-2542, www.brces.org or jcoleman@loudounwildlife.org.

Tuesday, Dec. 31

“Ringing in Hope,” prepare for the new year with a 10K or a 5K run or take a 1K walk on a flat, certified course to support local charities. The 1K walk begins at noon; 5K race begins at 1 p.m.; the 10K race begins at 1:15 p.m. Brambleton Town Center, 42395 Ryan Rd., Brambleton. 10K, $40; 5K, $35; 1K ,$14; age 12 and younger, free. 571-295-6424 or www.ringinginhope.com.

Wednesday, Jan. 1

Rehau Rotary Resolution Race, a 10k (timed) run, 5k (timed) run and a 5k fun run/walk. Proceeds benefit local charities. Strollers, pets, skates and headphones are prohibited among the runners. After the race, there will be awards, entertainment and refreshments. 10:30 a.m. Jan. 1, Ida Lee Park and Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Dr., Leesburg. $35, 10k; 5k, $30. 571-209-9585 or 703-304-5440, www.resolutionrace.com or contact@resolutionrace.com.

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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