Loudoun County community calendar, July 4-11, 2013

Thursday, July 4

Leesburg Independence Day parade and celebration, the parade steps off at 10 a.m. and travels down King Street to Fairfax Street in downtown Leesburg. An evening celebration begins at 6 p.m. with a food court, music and a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. 10 a.m., Ida Lee Park and Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Dr. Free. 703-777-1368.

Leesburg July Fourth ice cream social, including first-floor tours of the historic home of Gen. George C. Marshall. Parking at 312 E. Market St.. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., George C. Marshall International Center at Dodona Manor, 217 Edwards Ferry Rd., Leesburg. Donations welcome. 703-777-1301 or events@georgecmarshall.org.

Sterling’s Old Time Fourth of July celebration, for all ages. Pony and wagon rides, music, crafts, nature displays, local-history tours, games and a “Reptiles Alive” show. Food sold. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Rd., Sterling. $5; age 4 and younger, free. 571-258-3700.

Waterford Independence Day celebration, a parade down Factory Street to the Bond Street Tanyard, Waterford, starts at 11 a.m. Patriotic songs and refreshments will be included. www.waterfordcitizens.org.

Purcellville Fourth of July parade, steps off at 12:30 p.m. from Emerick Elementary School,440 S. Nursery Ave., and continues up Orchard Avenue to Main Street, ending at Loudoun Valley High School. 12:30 p.m. www.purcellvilleva.gov.

Purcellville Independence Day celebration, performances by the International Youth Orchestra, Drymill Road, Mink and the Loudoun Symphonic Winds. Take a picnic, lawn chairs and blankets. Food sold. Gates open at 5 p.m.; fireworks at 9:20 pm., Franklin Park, 17501 Franklin Park Dr., Purcellville. $5 per vehicle. 547-338-7603 or www.franklinparkartscenter.org.

Friday, July 5

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

Vegan bake sale, benefits Loudoun Veg. 6:30-9 p.m., Very Virginia Shop, 16 S. King St., Leesburg. 703-608-8705.

After-hours teen center, for ages 12-18. 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, July 6

Leesburg 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, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., old Purcellville Town Office, 130 E. Main St. 703-967-0431 or www.loudounfarms.org.

Book swap, recycle used books, audio books, CDs, VHS tapes and DVDs. Books and magazines in large print are especially needed. 10 a.m.-noon, Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling. Free. 571-258-3500.

Hillsboro farmers market, 8:30a.m.-12:30 p.m., Old Stone School, 37098 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro. Information: www.hillsborofarmersmarket.org.

CarriageFest, meet carriage drivers and see historic vehicles in the Winmill Carriage Museum. Crafts and demonstrations. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Historic Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. Carriage ride, $10; other events, free. 703-777-2414 or www.morvenpark.org.

Ice Cream Cone Day, for children 12 and younger. Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with ice cream-themed activities, crafts and ice cream cones with toppings. Noon-1:30 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. $5, child; parent, $2. Register. 703-430-9480.

Hillsboro’s Independence Day celebration, music by the Franklin Park Big Band, a performance by the Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers, free ice cream, carnival games, face-painting, bake sale and fireworks. Barbecue dinners will be sold by the Ruritans. 6 p.m., Old Stone School, 37098 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro. Donations welcome. www.hillsborova.org.

Bluemont Concert Series,the Taters perform 1960s pop-rock. Take blankets and chairs. No pets, alcohol or smoking allowed. 7 p.m., Middleburg Community Center baseball field, 300 W. Washington St., Middleburg. $5; Bluemont friends and seniors, $4; age 11 and younger, $2. 540-955-8186 or www.bluemont.org.

Sunday, July 7

Bluemont Concert Series, the Hot Seats, an old-time string band. Take blankets and chairs. No pets, alcohol or smoking allowed. 7 p.m., Loudoun County Courthouse, 18 E. Market St., Leesburg. $5; Bluemont friends and seniors, $4; age 11 and younger, $2. 540-955-8186 or www.bluemont.org.

Monday, July 8

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. 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. 703-737-8039.

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

Beginners’ line dance, for people 55 and older. 1-2 p.m., Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. Nonmembers, $2. 571-258-3400.

Tuesday, July 9

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 that will serve six to eight people and a white elephant gift, wrapped or in a gift bag. 5:30-7:30 p.m., second Tuesdays, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St., Leesburg. 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, July 10

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.

Book discussion, 10 a.m. second Wednesdays, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St., Leesburg. Call for titles. 703-737-8039.

Waterford Quilters, new members welcome. 10 a.m. second Wednesdays, Blue Ridge Bible Church, 770 S. 20th St., Purcellville. Free. 540-751-0749 or www.waterfordquiltersguild.org.

Middleburg duplicate bridge, open game. 12:30 p.m., Middleburg United Methodist Church, 15 W. Washington St. $5. 540-687-5093.

Leesburg market, sponsored by the Loudoun Valley HomeGrown Markets Association. 3-6 p.m., Catoctin Circle (Virginia Village Shopping Center). www.loudounfarmersmarkets.org or 540-454-8089.

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.

Ashburn Toastmasters, for those interested in developing communication and leadership skills. 7:15 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Broadlands Community Center, 43008 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn. www.ashburn.toastmastersclubs.org.

Thursday, July 11

Brambleton summer concert series, the Reflex performs a tribute to the 1980s. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Brambleton Town Center, 42395 Ryan Rd. Free. 703-542-2925 or www.
brambleton.com
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“Conversations in History” lecture series, “Heritage Photography: Using a Camera to Encourage the Preservation Ethic,” a presentation by Jim Hanna. Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority and the Mosby Heritage Area Association. 7 p.m., Mount Zion Historic Park, 40309 John Mosby Highway , Aldie. $8; students, $4. 703-327-9777.

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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