Loudoun County community calendar

January 16, 2013
Thursday, Jan. 17

Rotary Club of Ashburn, noon, 1757 Golf Club, 45120 Waxpool Rd., Dulles. 703-969-3070 or www.rotaryclubofashburnva.org.

Mah-jongg, Chinese tile game. Mondays and Thursdays at noon, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. 703-737-8039.

Pinochle, 12:30 p.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. 703-737-8039.

Poker, 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Potomac Falls. $1; center members, free. 703-430-2397.

Karate and self defense class, ages 5-12. 3-4 p.m. Thursdays through March 7. Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St. $96. 540-687-6375.

Sterling Ruritan Club bingo, benefits local charities. 7 p.m., Sterling Ruritan Club, 183 Ruritan Rd. 703-444-6039.

Friday, Jan. 18

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

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. program, a National Park Service slide presentation on Washington’s Martin Luther King Memorial. 12:30-2 p.m., Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. $2; senior center members, free. 571-258-3400.

Parents Night Out, pizza, crafts, games and a movie for ages 3 to 7. 5-9 p.m., Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling. $16; additional sibling $8. Registration required. 571-258-3500.

“Movie Night With the Firefighters,” pajamas welcome for watching a family movie. Snacks provided. 6-8 p.m., Philomont Community Center, 36592 Jeb Stuart Rd. $5. 540-338-5882.

After-hours teen center, for ages 12-18. Teens 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.

Evening of improv, the troupe Last Ham Standing takes suggestions from the audience to create comic scenes. 8 p.m., Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $12; students, $10; children, $8. 540-338-7973 or www.lastham.com.

Saturday, Jan. 19

Leesburg winter market, sponsored by the Loudoun Valley HomeGrown Markets Association. 9 a.m.-noon, Catoctin Circle (Virginia Village Shopping Center). www.loudounfarmersmarkets.org or 540-454-8089.

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. 571-258-3500.

Purcellville community market, 10 a.m.-
1 p.m., It’s Bazaar, 143 N. 21st St., Purcellville. 703-967-0431 or www.loudounfarms.org.

“Winnie the Pooh Day,” for children 6 and younger. The gymnasium will be turned into the Hundred Acre Wood, including moon bounces, pin the tail on Eeyore and a story corner. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St. $6.50. 703-430-9480.

Pet adoption fair, sponsored by the Humane Society of Loudoun and Friends of Homeless Animals. 1-4 p.m., Coldwell Banker, 25 S. King St., Leesburg. 703-283-1686 or theresabohn@gmail.com.

Appraisal Day, 2-5 p.m. Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. A representative of Peenstra Antiques Appraisals will appraise virtually anything. $5 per item. 571-258-3400.

Lucketts Bluegrass, music by Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper. Food sold. Doors open at 6 p.m.; music starts at 7. Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. $15. 703-771-5281 or www.luckettsbluegrass.org.

Bluemont country dance, instruction and calling are provided. Sponsored by the Bluemont Concert Series. Workshop, 7:30 p.m.; dance begins at 8 p.m. 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, Jan. 20

Birds of prey search, the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy hosts a winter raptor search along the county’s back roads. 1 p.m. For meeting location, e-mail lmcgranaghan@loudounwildlife.org. Free.

Monday, Jan. 21

Toastmasters Club, NOVA Dawn Breakers. 7:30-8:30 a.m. Eggspectation restaurant, 1609 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg. 703-717-1667 or gambhir01@gmail.com.

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. Free. 703-737-8039.

Tai chi for adults, 10-11 a.m. Mondays, through March 4. Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St. $120. 540-687-6375.

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

Line dance, for people 55 and older. 2-3 p.m., Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. $2; members, free. 571-258-3400.

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

Tuesday, Jan. 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. Free. 703-737-8039.

BITWC-Imagine That! auditions, eight adult singers and a pianist are needed for early April performances of “They’re Playing Our Song.” 6:30-7:30 p.m., Franklin Park Performing Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. 540-554-8889, www.bitwc-imaginethat.com.

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, Jan. 23

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.

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

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., Broadlands Community Center, 43008 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn. 703-795-9324 or http://ashburn.freetoasthost.ws.

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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