Loudoun County community calendar,Dec. 9-16

December 7, 2012
Sunday, Dec. 9

Celtic jam session, refreshments sold by Hill High Orchard. 1-4 p.m., Round Hill Arts Center, 35246 Harry F. Byrd Hwy., Round Hill. Suggested donation, $5. 540-338-5022 or www.roundhillartscenter.org.

Holiday open house, tours of the historic home of Gen. Marshall. 1-5 p.m., George C. Marshall International Center at Dodona Manor, 217 Edwards Ferry Rd, Leesburg. Free. 703-777-1301.

Theater: “Visit to the North Pole,” Dick and Jane visit the Claus family and help defend Santa’s workshop from the evil Ice Witch. A Sterling Playmakers production. 2 p.m., Sterling Middle School, 201 W. Holly Ave. $7. 703-437-6117 or www.sterlingplaymakers.com.

Author appearance, Stephen Budiansky discusses his book “Perilous Fight: America’s Intrepid War With Britain on the High Seas, 1812-1815.” 2 p.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-7195.

Dance Academy of Loudoun’s “Nutcracker,”4:30 p.m., Dominion High School, 21326 Augusta Dr., Sterling. $15; age 12 and younger, $12. 703-443-1093 or
www.danceloudoun.com.

Christmas at Oatlands, 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. Oatlands Plantation, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. $12; seniors, $10; ages 6 to 16, $8; age 5 and younger, free. 703-777-3174.

Monday, Dec. 10

NOVA Dawn Breakers Toastmasters Club, 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. 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.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

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

DAR holiday luncheon and auction, hosted by the Ketoctin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Open to any woman interested in learning more about the DAR. Take baked goods, candies, homemade jellies, holiday greens or other items for the auction, which benefits a scholarship fund. 11 a.m., River Creek Country Club, 43800 Olympic Blvd., Leesburg. Call for cost and reservations. 540-882-3596.

Party bridge, 1-4 p.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. 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. $1; center members, free. 703-430-2397.

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

Holiday caroling, for all ages. Hot chocolate will be served afterward. 5:30-6:30 p.m., Loudoun Valley Community Center, 320 W. School St., Purcellville. Free. 540-338-4122.

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.

Gamer’s Union for teens with Asperger’s, monthly program for teens and their caregivers. 6 p.m., Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Free; registration required. 703-777-0323 or kathleen.britto@loudoun.gov.

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. 12

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.

Book discussion, Call for titles. 10 a.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. 703-737-8039.

Waterford Quilters, new members are welcome. 10 a.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 37018 Glendale St., Purcellville. Free. 703-777-9229.

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

“Tea with Marguerite,” as portrayed by actress Phoebe Rist, Marguerite Davis will host visitors for a formal tea and will discuss her life in the 1920s as the “first lady of Virginia.” 1-3 p.m., Morven Park Estate, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. $25. 703-777-2414 or www.morvenpark.org.

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.

Thursday, Dec. 13

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.

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.

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

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.

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-theme 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 office). 703-967-0431 or www.loudounfarms.org.

Lunch with Santa, with appearances by Mrs. Claus and the elves, and 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 next 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.

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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