Loudoun County community calendar, Sept. 22-29, 2013

September 23, 2013
Sunday, Sept. 22

Bluemont Fair, the 44th annual fair includes crafts, music, a children’s fair, farm animals, a quilt display, food vendors, pie and pickle contests and a model railroad display. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Route 734, off Route 7. $5; age 9 and younger, free. 540-554-2367 or www.bluemontfair.org.

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.

Dulles knitting group, 1:30-3 p.m. Sundays, Wegman (upstairs), 45131 Columbia Pl., Sterling. Knitters of all skill levels are welcome. Free. 703-724-4210.

“Congo: The Miserable Expeditions and Dreadful Death of Lt. Emory Taunt, USN,” a presentation by Andrew C.A. Jampoler. 2 p.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-7195.

Monday, Sept. 23

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

Tuesday, Sept. 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.

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. Tuesdays., Morningside House, 316 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. Free. 571-237-2888.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

Middleburg duplicate bridge, open game. 12:45 p.m., Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 105 E. Washington St., Middleburg. $5. 540-338-1141.

Leesburg market, sponsored by the Loudoun Valley HomeGrown Markets Association. 3-7 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.

“Distinguished Voices in Civics” speaker series, a presentation by Peter Levine, author of “We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For: The Promise of Civic Renewal in America.” 7-9 p.m., Morven Park Estate, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. $10; free with student identification. 703-777-2414 or morvenpark.org.

Ashburn Toastmasters, for people looking to develop communication and leadership skills. 7:15 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Broadlands Community Center, 43008 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn. www.ashburn.toastmastersclubs.org.

Thursday, Sept. 26

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.

Friday, Sept. 27

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.

Bluegrass, Celtic and folk music jam, a 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. Admission is free; donations are accepted. www.theoldfurniturefactory.com or 540-338-5050.

Saturday, Sept. 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.

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.

Autumn Apple Festival, includes cider pressing, apple tasting, demonstration of historic orchard tools, face-painting, a cake walk, prizes and crafts. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. next Sunday, Heritage Farm Museum, 21668 Heritage Farm Lane, Sterling. $5, seniors, $4; ages 2-12, $3. 571-258-3800.

Autumn Faire and Craft Festival, for all ages. With pumpkin painting, scarecrow making (bring clothing for the scarecrow) music, games and crafts. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Rd., Sterling. Free. 571-258-3700 or www.loudoun.gov/claudemoorepark.

Leesburg air show, free satellite parking will be available at Tuscarora High School (825 N. King St.) or Heritage High School (520 Evergreen Mill Rd). Free shuttles run from 10:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. There will be no general parking at the airport; handicapped access only. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Leesburg Executive Airport, 1005 Sycolin Rd. Free admission. www.leesburgairshow.com or 703-737-7125.

“An Evening of Barbershop Harmony,” Fairfax Jubil-Aires and the Chorus of the Old Dominion celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Barbershop Harmony Society, with the Association of Hamony Queens and other quartets. 8 p.m., Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $12. 540-338-7973 or www.fairfaxjubilaires.org.

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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