Loudoun County community calendar, Oct. 20-27, 2013

October 21, 2013
Sunday, Oct. 20

Ladies Board of Inova Loudoun Hospital rummage sale, the 75th annual event benefits hospital projects and nursing scholarships. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Morven Park Equestrian Center, 41793 Tutt Lane, Leesburg. 703-771-2985 or www.ladiesboard.org.

Loudoun Fall Farm Tour, free self-guided driving tour of 42 farms and wineries. Directions and maps are at Loudoun County libraries and community centers, and at www.loudounfarms.org. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 703-737-8322.

“Rocking the Dock”fest, live music, artist demonstrations, face painting and children’s crafts. Wine tastings and food available. 1-4 p.m., Round Hill Arts Center, 35246 Harry F. Byrd Hwy., Round Hill. Free admission. 540-338-5022 or info@roundhillartscenter.org.

Harvest Festival, music, hayrides, face painting, country line dancing, farm animals and vintage farm implements. Food available. Mansion tours available for an additional fee. 1-5 p.m., Oatlands Plantation, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. $10; family with two adults and children age 15 and younger, $20. 703-777-3174 or www.oatlands.org.

Dulles knitting group, all levels are welcome. Meet upstairs. 1:30-3 p.m. Sundays and Sundays, Wegmans, 45131 Columbia Place, Sterling. Free. 703-724-4210.

Book discussion, “Circle of Treason: A CIA Account of Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed,” a presentation by Sandra Grimes. 2 p.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-7195.

“Deep in the Forest,” the Loudoun Ballet Company performs a ballet about a dragon, a fairy princess, her unicorn and woodland characters. 3 p.m., Loudoun Valley High School, 340 N. Maple Ave., Purcellville. $10. 703-777-7117 or www.loudounballet.org.

Ensemble a la Carte concert, music and an art show. 3 p.m., Sha’are Shalom, 19357 Evergreen Mills Rd., Leesburg. $15. curly19@aol.com.

Waterford Concert Series, the Horszowski Trio will perform music by Haydn, Harbison and Schumann. 4 p.m., Waterford Old School, 40222 Fairfax St. $25; students, $15; age 12 and younger, free. 540-882-3018, Ext. 117; www.waterfordfoundation.org.

Monday, Oct. 21

Toastmasters Club, NOVA Dawn Breakers. 7:30-8:30 a.m., Eggspectation restaurant, 1609 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg. 571-293-1439 or novadawnbreakers@gmail.com.

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. Free. 703-737-8039.

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

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

Marine Corps League meeting, for Marines of all ages, sponsored by Loudoun Detachment 1205. 7 p.m. third Mondays, American Legion Post, 112 N. 21st St., Purcellville. www.loudounmarines.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

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, 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.

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, Oct. 23

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 communication and leadership skills. 7:15 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Broadlands Community Center, 43008 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn. Information: www.ashburn.toastmastersclubs.org.

Thursday, Oct. 24

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.

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.

Friday, Oct. 25

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.

Halloween basket bingo, featuring a costume contest; best in show wins a Longaberger wicked-witch basket set. Doors open at 5 p.m.; bingo begins at 7 p.m., Lovettsville Game Protective Association, 16 S. Berlin Pike, Lovettsville. $20. www.lovettsvillegameclub.org.

“Trick or Treat” hayride, with approved candy-giver homes and monitored safe candy. Refreshments. Registration required. 6-9 p.m., Philomont Community Center, 36592 Jeb Stuart Rd., Philomont. $6; adult, $4. 540-338-5882.

Bluegrass, Celtic and folk music jam, benefit for Genesis International; food and beverages sold,including barbecue dinner catered by Savoir Fare. 6 p.m.-midnight, Old Furniture Factory, 6 W. Loudoun St., Round Hill. $5 donation requested. 540-338-5050 or www.theoldfurniturefactory.com.

Hauntings Tours, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26. Walking tours of haunted sites in downtown Leesburg, led by costumed storytellers. Sponsored by the Loudoun Museum. Tours begin every 15 minutes from Leesburg Town Hall, 25 W. Market St. $20; advance tickets, $15. 703-777-7427, www.loudounmuseum.org or hauntings@loudounmuseum.org.

Saturday, Oct. 26

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.

Octoberblast, includes music, face painting, pony rides, a petting zoo, an antique car show and carnival games. Sponsored by Providence Academy and Destiny Church. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., The Greenway Barn, 25 Greenway Dr. SW, Leesburg. Free. 703-622-5070.

Family fun day, Round Hill Fire Department celebrates 75 years of service and paying off its mortgage. Sparky the Fire Dog will be on hand for photos, along with firetrucks, ambulances, firefighters and EMTs, a moon bounce, face painting, balloon twisting, spin art and refreshments. Noon-4 p.m., Round Hill Fire Department, 4 Main St., Round Hill. Free. 540-338-7982.

Unison Heritage Day, music by the Willow Branch Bluegrass Band, live and silent auctions, barbecue and oysters. Sponsored by the Unison Preservation Society. Noon-4 p.m., Village of Unison, Unison and Bloomfield roads. $30; age 11 and younger, free. 540-554-2474, www.
unisonva.org
or harrybigley@aol.com.

Purcellville Halloween party, a block will be closed for a costume contest, children’s games, food and prizes. 5-9 p.m., North 21st St., between Main and O streets, Purcellville. Free. 540-751-0707 or www.purcellvillehalloween.com.

Lucketts Bluegrass, music by Big Country Bluegrass. Food available. Music begins at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m. Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. $15. www.luckettsbluegrass.org or 703-771-5281.

Paranormal tours, guides will recount ghostly legends and spotlight unexplained occurrences. Not recommended for children 8 and younger. Reservations required. 7 and 8 p.m. Oct. 26-31, Oatlands Plantation, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. $20; ages 8-12, $5. 703-777-3174 or www.
oatlands.org
.

Loudoun Symphonic Winds concert, highlighting music by Russian composers. Gil Corella, director. 7:30 p.m., Stone Bridge High School, 43100 Hay Rd., Ashburn. $5; family, $10. 703-777-7985 or www.lcbandinc.org.

Sunday, Oct. 27

Church Civil War history tours, of a former church and adjacent cemetery. A reenactor portrays one of the Union Army doctors who used the church as a hospital during the war. 1-5 p.m. fourth Sundays, Mount Zion Historic Park, Old School Baptist Church, 40309 John S. Mosby Hwy., Aldie. Free. 703-327-9777 or tgillespie@nvrpa.org.

History program, “The Summer of ’63: The Civil Rights Movement in Danville, Va.,” a presentation by James H. Hershman Jr. and Emma C. Edmunds. 2 p.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-7195.

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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