Loudoun County community calendar,Dec. 13-20

December 12, 2012
Thursday, Dec. 13

Christmas at Oatlands Plantation, includes displays of vintage toys and dolls, and historic and handcrafted decorations. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (opens at 1 p.m. Sundays), through Dec. 30. Go to www.oatlands.org for a schedule of special events. 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. $12; seniors, $10; ages 6 to 16, $8; age 5 and younger, free. 703-777-3174.

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

“Ask an Expert,” a presentation by an Air and Space Museum staff member. 12:30 p.m., Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy., Chantilly. 202-633-1000.

Pinochle, 12:30 p.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. 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. $1; center members, free. 703-430-2397.

Chess Club, for all ages and ability levels. 6-9 p.m., Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. Nonmembers, $2. 571-258-3400 or www.loudoun.gov/carver.

Goose Creek Ruggers, rug-hooking guild. Call for location. 6:30-9 p.m. second Thursdays, Free. 540-338-6264.

Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers, age 10 and older. 7-8 p.m., Converted Barn, routes 287 and 9, Purcellville. $25 per month. 540-882-4917.

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

Friday, Dec. 14

Crochet club, 9 a.m.-noon, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. Free. 703-737-8039.

Children’s nature book club, for ages 3-6, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. A short hike and nature-themed music, art and crafts. Hosted by the Loudoun Wilfdlife Conservancy and the Audubon Naturalist Society. 10-11:30 a.m., Rust Sanctuary, 802 Childrens Center Rd., Leesburg. $3; registration required. 540-338-6528.

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

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.

“Once Upon a Christmas Carol,” a musical version of the Charles Dickens story, performed by Run Rabbit Run Theatre. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $16-$20; seniors, $12-$15; age 12 and younger, $10-$12. 540-668-6779 or www.rrrtheatre.org.

Loudoun Ballet Company’s “The Nutcracker,” 7:30 p.m. Friday; 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday; 4:30 p.m.Sunday. Potomac Falls High School, 46400 Algonkian Pkwy., Sterling. $25 (in advance, $22); $17, age 12 and younger and seniors. 571-442-4238 or www.loudounballet.org.

Saturday, Dec. 15

Breakfast with Santa, for all ages. 9-11 a.m., Bluemont Community Center, 33846 Snickersville Tpk. $8; age 2 and younger, free. 540-554-8643.

Vegan bake sale, holiday-themed fundraiser for Loudoun Veg and Compassion for Animals. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Earth Works, 521 E. Market St., Leesburg. 703-608-8705.

Leesburg winter 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.

Purcellville community market, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 130 E. Main St. (old Town Hall). 703-967-0431 or www.loudounfarms.org.

Lunch with Santa, with appearances by Mrs. Claus and the elves, plus crafts and games. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St. $8; registration required. 703-430-9480.

Christmas program, with refreshments and gifts. 3-5 p.m., Seventh-day Adventist Church, 712 Dry Mill Rd. SW, Leesburg. Free. 703-777-4466.

Drive-through Nativity pageant, “Return to Bethlehem” has 11 scenes. 5-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Church of the Nazarene, 17667 Roxburg Hall Rd., Leesburg. Free. 703-777-6850 or www.leesburgnazarene.com.

“Festivals of Lessons and Carols,” the Master Singers of Virginia, directed by Erik Reid Jones. 7 p.m., Our Savior’s Way Lutheran Church, 43115 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn. $25; in advance, $20; seniors and students, $20 ($15, in advance). 703-829-6782 or www.msva.org.

“Christmas Jamboree,” eight musicians from some of Lucketts’ favorite bands will perform a holiday show. Doors open at 6 p.m.; music at 7 p.m., Lucketts Elementary School, 14550 James Monroe Hwy., Leesburg. $15. 703-771-5281 or www.luckettsbluegrass.org.

Toys for Tots holiday concert, a performance by the Loudoun Symphonic Winds. 7:30 p.m., Loudoun Valley High School, 340 N. Maple Ave., Purcellville. One new, unwrapped toy is requested. 540-338-6800 or www.lcbandinc.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, Dec. 16

Living Nativity, cookies and hot beverages served. 6-7:30 p.m., Leesburg Presbyterian Church, 207 W. Market St. Free. 703-777-1380.

Monday, Dec. 17

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.

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

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, led by Carolyn Bledsoe. 2-3 p.m., Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. Nonmembers, $2. 571-258-3400.

Gingerbread house party, for ages 6-12. Build a house to take home and decorate cookies to have with hot chocolate at the party. 4-5:30 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St. $15. 703-430-9480.

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

Tuesday, Dec. 18

Rotary Club of Leesburg Daybreak, 7:30 a.m., Tuscarora Mill restaurant, 203 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. 703-622-4320 or www.leesburgdaybreak.org.

“Santa Rock” concert, a performance by Rocknoceros, with refreshments. 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m., Lovettsville Community Center, 57 E. Broad Way. $6. 540-822-5284.

Party bridge, 1-4 p.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. Free. 703-737-8039.

Chess club, for all ages and skill levels. 5-9 p.m., Starbucks, 531 E. Market St,, Leesburg. $1. 703-779-0113.

How to start a business, seminar sponsored by the Loudoun Small Business Development Center. 6-8:30 p.m., George Washington University Virginia campus, 20101 Academic Way, Ashburn. $15; online registration, $10. www.loudounsbdc.org or 703-430-7222.

“Drop and Shop” child care, while their parents shop, children ages 3-12 will be fed dinner and entertained with movies, games and crafts. 6-9 p.m., Philomont Community Center, 36592 Jeb Stuart Rd. $25. 540-338-5882.

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, Dec. 19

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.

Leesburg Kiwanis Club, new members are welcome. 6:30 p.m., Lightfoot restaurant, 13 N. King St., Leesburg. 703-737-2175.

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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