Loudoun County community calendar, May 11-18, 2014

Sunday, May 11

Cascades market, sponsored by the Loudoun Valley HomeGrown Markets Cooperative. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Potomac Falls. 703-771-6530 or www.loudounfarmersmarkets.org.

Three Generation Art Show: “From Dinosaurs to Daisies,” activities include a wine tasting and a silent auction to benefit the Very Special Arts program. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Purcellville Train Station, 21st St., Purcellville. Admission, free. 540-903-4736 or painting4joy@gmail.com.

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. 540-338-5022 or www.roundhillartscenter.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.

Loudoun Chorale concert, “An American Music Celebration,” directed by William Propst. 4 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 605 W. Market St., Leesburg. $12; seniors and ages 7-17, $10; age 6 and younger, free. 571-207-5354, www.loudounchorale.org or info@loudounchorale.org.

Monday, May 12

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 on 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, 55 and older. 2-3 p.m., Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. $2. 571-258-3400.

Loudoun County Clerk’s Office tour, led by John Fishback, historic records manager. Meet in the library parking lot for a walk to the courthouse. 6:45 p.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-7195 or balchlib@leesburgva.gov.

Tuesday, May 13

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, 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, bring a covered dish to share (6-8 people) 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.

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, May 14

Leesburg book club, discussion of “The Worst Hard Time,” by Timothy Egan. Copies of the book are available at the front desk. 10 a.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. $2; members, free. 703-737-8039.

Waterford Quilters, new members are welcome. 10 a.m.-noon, Waterford Old School, 40222 Fairfax St. Free. 540-751-0749 or hoopsnquilts@comcast.net.

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

Leesburg market, sponsored by the Loudoun Valley HomeGrown Markets Cooperative. 2:30-6:30 p.m., Leesburg market, Catoctin Circle (Virginia Village Shopping Center). 703-771-6530 or www.loudounfarmersmarkets.org.

Rain barrel workshops, sponsored by the Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District in partnership with the Leesburg Environmental Advisory Commission. Rain barrel kits, $60; premade barrels, $80. Leesburg residents receive at $20 discount on the purchase of a rain barrel as an incentive to promote water conservation. First-come, first-serve basis. 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Tuscarora Creek Park, 425 Solitude Ct. SE. 571-918-4530, Ext. 105 or www.loudounsoilandwater.org.

Thursday, May 15

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. $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 bought. 703-444-6039.

Friday, May 16

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.

Saturday, May 17

All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, sponsored by Roszell Chapel United Methodist Church. 8 a.m.-noon, Hunter Oaks Farm, 19530 Silcott Springs Rd., Purcellville. Free-will offering. 540-338-5861.

Leesburg market, sponsored by the Loudoun Valley HomeGrown Markets Cooperative. 8 a.m.-noon, Leesburg market, Catoctin Circle (Virginia Village Shopping Center). 703-771-6530 or loudounfarmersmarkets.org.

Household hazardous-waste collection, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Ashburn North Park and Ride, 45151 Russell Branch Pkwy., Ashburn. Free. 703-771-5552 or www.loudoun.gov/hhw.

Help plant a monarch waystation, take work gloves and a spade and help plant milkweed and other nectar plants. Sponsored by Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy. 9 a.m.-noon, Morven Park Estate, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. Free. 540-554-2542, www.loudounwildlife.org or nhamilton@loudounwildlife.org.

Dog walk, benefits preservation and conservation projects at Oatlands. Refreshments and “poo” bags supplied. 9:30 a.m., Oatlands Plantation, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. $20 per dog. 703-777-3174 or www.oatlands.org.

Hillsboro farmers market, sponsored by the Hillsboro Community Association, Friends of the Old Stone School and the Town of Hillsboro. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Old Stone School, 37098 Charles Town Pike. Admission, free. 540-668-7738 or www.hillsborofarmersmarket.org.

“Walk Like MADD” 5K, for all ages. Noncompetitive walk to benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Register at www.walklikeMadd.org (select Sterling). 8:30 a.m check-in.; opening ceremony at 9:30 a.m.; walk. begins at 10 a.m., Dominion High School, 21326 Augusta Dr., Sterling. Adults, $25; 20 and younger, $20. 703-470-1053, www.maddloudounva.org or maddloudoun@aol.com.

Loudoun County farm tour, self-guided driving tour showcasing active farms and vineyards. Brochures and maps are available at community centers and libraries and at www.loudounfarms.org. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday, Free. 703-771-5187.

Toastmasters Club, Leaders of Leesburg (LOL). Meetings are held the first and third Saturday of each month on the third floor of the building. 11 a.m.-noon, Caulkin Main Terminal, 1001 Sycolin Rd. SE, Leesburg. Free. 703-725-1366 or www.loltoastmasters.com.

Bluemont country dance, sponsored by the Bluemont Concert Series. 7:30 p.m. workshop; 8 p.m. dance begins, Old Stone School, 37098 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro. $10; Bluemont Friends, students and seniors, $7. 540-955-8186, www.bluemont.org or info@bluemont.org.

Sunday, May 18

Loudoun Lyme 5k and 1k, race educates the public about Lyme disease and helps raise money for a cure. Vendors, children’s activities and informational booths. Registration at 6 a.m.; race begins at 8 a.m.; information fair at 11 a.m., Brambleton Town Center, 42395 Ryan Rd., Brambleton. $35; 17 and younger, $20. Free admission to the fair. 703-554-3609 or www.loudounlyme.org.

Cat adoption day, sponsored by Homeless Animals Rescue Team. Volunteers 13 and older (those 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult) are needed to hold cats. Noon-4 p.m., Sterling Petsmart, 46220 Potomac Run Plaza, Sterling. 703-444-6500 or www.hart90.org.

Help plant a monarch waystation, take work gloves and a spade and help plant milkweed and nectar plants. Sponsored by Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy. 1-4 p.m., Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship, 11661 Harpers Ferry Rd., Purcellville. Free. 540-554-2542, www.loudounwildlife.org or nhamilton@loudounwildlife.org.

Vintage baseball day, Old Dominions vs. the Potomac Base Ball Club. Food available. No pets or alcohol. Gates open at noon; game begins at 1 p.m., Oatlands Plantation, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. $20 per vehicle, RV or motorcycle; bus, $50. 703-777-3174.

“Blowtorch: Robert Kromer, Vietnam and American Cold War Strategy,” a presentation by Frank Leith Jones, professor of security studies at the U.S. Army War College in Carlise, Pa. 2 p.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-7195.

Loudoun’s Got Talent, annual competition spotlighting solo performance by Loudoun students in grades 9-12. The top three performers will be selected by a panel of judges in combination with votes from the audience. 2 p.m., Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $18; seniors, $12; students, $7; 11 and younger, free. 540-338-7973.

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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