Yuri Gorbachev exhibition, paintings in oil and enamel, inspired by the Russian culture of the artist’s boyhood. Artist’s reception, 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday. Exhibition continues, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, and noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 29. Byrne Gallery, 7 W. Washington St., Middleburg. Free. 540-687-6986.
Purcellville’s annual Turkey Trot 5K and Fun Run, a benefit for child-care programs, preschool classes and camps at the center. 8 a.m., Loudoun Valley Community Center, 320 W. School St., Purcellville. $30. www.pvilleturkeytrot.shutterfly.com or 540-338-4122.
Catoctin holiday art tour, visit artists’ studios within a five-mile radius of Lovettsville. Included will be jewelry, ornaments, ceramics, fiber art including hooked pillows and hand-knit accessories, sculpture, holiday cards and children’s toys. Maps can be downloaded at www.catoctinart.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cat adoption day, sponsored by the Homeless Animals Rescue Team. Noon-3 p.m., Sterling Petsmart, 46220 Potomac Run Plaza, Sterling. 703-444-6500 or www.hart90.org.
Celtic jam session, refreshments available from 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, knitters of all skill levels are welcome. Meet upstairs. 1:30-3 p.m. Sundays and Sundays, Wegmans, 45131 Columbia Place, Sterling. Free. 703-724-4210.
“Middleburg Remembers the Kennedys,” a program by author Vicky Moon and photographer Howard Allen, sponsored by the Mosby Heritage Area Association. 2 p.m., The Hill School, 130 S. Madison, Middleburg. Members, $30; nonmembers, $40. 540-687-5188 or www.mosbyheritagearea.org.
Loudoun History Awards, a ceremony honoring people who have made contributions to preserving the county’s past. 2 p.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-7195.
“Rock the Runway” fashion show, sponsored by Loudoun Youth Inc. Fashion show, 4-6 p.m.; teen party, 6-8 p.m., National Conference Center, 18980 Upper Belmont Pl., Lansdowne. $20; students, $15; family of four with a limit of two adults, $40. 703-579-1496 or www.rocktherunway.org.
Loudoun Chorale’s “Great Hymn Sing,” directed by William Propst. 4:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 605 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. www.loudounchorale.org, firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-207-5354.
Veterans Day commemoration, with a presentation by retired Maj. Gen. Merdith W.B.Temple, followed by refreshments and tours of the first floor of Dodona Manor. 10:15 a.m., George C. Marshall International Center, 217 Edwards Ferry Rd., Leesburg. Free. 703-777-1301 or www.georgecmarshall.org.
Rotary Club of Leesburg Daybreak, 7:30 a.m., Tuscarora Mill restaurant, 203 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. 703-622-4320 or www.leesburgdaybreak.org.
History of American Sign Language, for age 55 and older, a program by Joan Cassidy of the Virginia Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 11 a.m.-noon, Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. Nonmembers, $2. 571-258-3400.
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. Nonmembers, $1. 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. 5:30-7:30 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.
Book discussion, call for titles. 10 a.m. second Wednesdays, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St., Leesburg. 703-737-8039.
Waterford Quilters, new members are welcome. 10 a.m. second Wednesdays, Blue Ridge Bible Church, 770 S. 20th St., Purcellville. Free. 703-777-9229.
Middleburg duplicate bridge, open game. 12:45 p.m., Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 105 E. Washington St., Middleburg. $5. 540-338-1141.
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 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.
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. Nonmembers, $2. 703-737-8039.
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.
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.
Holiday bazaar, with more than 30 vendors, sponsored by the Carver Center Advisory Board. 1-8 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. 571-258-3400.
Household hazardous-waste collection, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Leesburg Park and Ride, 19730 Sycolin Rd., Leesburg. Free. 703-777-0187 or www.loudoun.gov/hhw.
Toastmasters Club, Leaders of Leesburg meetings are on first and third Saturdays on the third floor of the building. 11 a.m.-noon, Caulkin Main Terminal, 1001 Sycolin Rd. SE, Leesburg. 703-725-1366 or www.loltoastmasters.com.
Lucketts Bluegrass, music by Nothin’ Fancy. Food available. Doors open at 6 p.m.; music begins at 7 p.m., Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. $15. www.luckettsbluegrass.com or 703-771-5281.
Bluemont country dance, sponsored by the Bluemont Concert Series. Workshop, 7:30 p.m.; dancing begins at 8 p.m. Old Stone School, 37098 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro. $10; Friends of Bluemont, students and seniors, $7. www.bluemont.org, email@example.com or 540-955-8186.
“Joseph Holt and Singers: Gilbert and Sullivan Highlights,” part of the Waterford Concert Series. All ticket holders for the concert are offered a free pre-concert guided walking tour of the village at 2 p.m. Concert, 4 p.m., Waterford Old School, 40222 Fairfax St. $25; students, $15. 540-882-3018, Ext. 117, or www.waterfordfoundation.org.
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