Loudoun Community Events Week

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Arts and Crafts

MARKET BASKET WORKSHOP, for adults and teens as young as 16, 9:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Saturday, Sterling Community Center Annex, 22084 Shaw Rd. Instructor Deborah Wells. Register. $28 residents; $42 for others. $15 supply fee. 703-430-6673.

KNITTING/CROCHETING, 10 a.m.-noon Fridays, Loudoun County Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. County-sponsored. Participants can make items for families at the homeless shelter, Northern Virginia Ronald McDonald House, Inova Loudoun Hospital and its long-term care unit, and the Hug an Afghan program, which offers a homemade afghan to anyone 18 or younger in the United States who has experienced the death of a parent or sibling. Group seeks donations of crochet hooks, sizes F through J, and four-ply acrylic yarn. Free. 703-430-2397.

GLORIES HATS WORKSHOP, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays, Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St. Ongoing community workshop to make Glories Happy Hats for pediatric patients at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children. Sponsored by area Lutheran churches and United Lithograph. Community service hours validated for student participants. All ages welcome. 703-506-1415 or http://www.glorieshappyhats.org .

COUNTRYSIDE QUILTERS, 7:30 first and third Tuesdays, Community Lutheran Church, 21014 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Speakers, workshops and charity projects. Free. 703-304-6721.

LOUDOUN KNITTERS, 6:30-9 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. New members welcome. Free. 703-771-1383.

WATERFORD QUILTERS, 10 a.m. second Wednesdays, St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 37700 St. Francis Ct., Purcellville. New members welcome. Free. 703-327-2482.

AMERICAN SEWING GUILD, 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. second Wednesdays, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Free. 703-444-1936. Open to anyone with an interest in sewing. http://www.asg.org .

LOVETTSVILLE NEEDLEWORK, 7-9 p.m., third Wednesdays, Lovettsville Community Center, 57 E. Broad Way. Teaches cross-stitch, crochet, knitting and needlepoint. $2 drop-in fee. Register. 540-822-5284 .

EMBROIDERERS' GUILD OF AMERICA, 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. fourth Wednesdays, Trinity Presbyterian Church at Dranesville Road and Park Avenue, Herndon. Oatlands chapter, serving Loudoun and Fairfax counties. 703-858-1490.

KNITTING, READING PATTERNS AND CROCHET CLASSES, for those 18 and older, Ida Lee Park Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Dr., Leesburg. Call for dates and times. $45 a class. 703-777-1368.

Bazaars, Bake Sales, Craft Fairs and Yard Sales

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR AND INDOOR YARD SALE, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Heritage Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 122 Morven Park Rd. NW, Leesburg. Benefits the resident activity fund. Free. 703-777-8700.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Lovettsville Community Center, 57 E. Broad Way. Free. 540-822-5284.

CRAFT FAIR, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sully Elementary School, 300 Circle Dr., Sterling. Benefits the proposed Sully science park and playground. Free. 703-787-8931.

HOLIDAY BAKE SALE, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, outside Giant Food, 20961 Southbank St., Sterling. Sponsored by La Leche League of Sterling. Free. 703-404-0121.

CRAFT FAIR, Saturday, Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 11791 Mountain Rd., Lovettsville. Doors open at 10 a.m., live auction at 3 p.m. Handcrafted gifts, furniture, baked goods. Accessible to the disabled. Free. 540-822-4164.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 1, Inova Loudoun Hospital atrium, 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. Crafts, baked goods, gifts, jewelry, raffle items, "white elephant" and used books. Sponsored by hospital volunteers. Free. 703-858-6469.

Bingo

LUCKETTS VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT, "Holiday Basket Bingo," Route 662, eight miles north of Leesburg. Doors open at 6 p.m. tomorrow, bingo begins at 7:15 p.m. Raffles and door prizes. Food available for purchase. Sponsored by Lucketts Elementary School PTA. $20 for 24 games. 703-737-0027 or http://www.luckettspta.org . Child care is available at the Lucketts Community Center for ages 3-12 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. $10 per child. Call for reservations. 703-771-5281.

ROUND HILL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT , Route 719 North. Doors open at 5 p.m. Thursdays, bingo begins at 6:45. Smoke-free. Accessible to the disabled. 540-338-7982.

STERLING RURITAN CLUB , 183 Ruritan Rd., 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Benefits local charities. 703-444-6039.

LEESBURG SENIOR CENTER, 215 Depot Ct. SE. Advanced bingo, 9 a.m. Wednesdays; slower bingo, 12:30 p.m. Fridays. 703-737-8039.

Children

NATIONAL CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK, "Flights of Fancy," stories for ages 3-5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, tomorrow and Saturday, National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy., Chantilly. Hands-on activity after the story. Free. 202-633-4629 or http://www.nasm.si.edu .

PUT ON YOUR WINTER COAT, ages 3-5, 9:30-11 a.m. or 12:30-2 p.m. today, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Stories, singing and outdoor exploration. Register. $10.25. 703-444-1275.

CHRISTMAS GIFT WORKSHOP, ages 4-10, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sterling Community Center Annex, 22084 Shaw Rd. Register. $14; $6 supply fee. 703-430-6673.

TRICKY TRACKS, ages 3-5, 9:30-11 a.m. or 12:30-2 p.m. Monday, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Be a nature detective. Follow tracks, find feathers and seek burrows to investigate animals of the park. Register. $10.25. 703-444-1275.

ORNAMENTS AND CARDS, ages 4-7, 4-5 p.m. Nov. 29; ages 8 and older Nov. 30, Sterling Community Center Annex, 22084 Shaw Rd. Register. $7; $4 supply fee. 703-430-6673.

MUSIC TOGETHER, for babies and other children up to age 4, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 5, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Family-oriented music and movement class. Instructor Katherine Satterfield. Register. Free. 703-771-5624.

MOMS' MORNING OUT, 10:30 a.m.-noon Thursdays, Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. A chance to enjoy a morning with your child; or use the time to run errands. $35 for five sessions. Register. 703-771-5913.

PURCELLVILLE TEEN CENTER, Fridays, 7-9 p.m. (sixth- through eighth-graders) and 9:30-11 p.m. (ninth- through 12th-graders), Purcellville Skating Rink, 250 S. Nursery Ave. Activities include basketball, video games and air hockey. Transportation available. Free. 540-338-5025 or info@pvilleskating.com .

MOM AND ME OPEN GYM, ages 6 months to 3 years, 10-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays, Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St. Children can play and make new friends. Free. 540-687-6375.

Community

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Heritage High School, 520 Evergreen Mills Rd., Leesburg. Loudoun County residents only. Free. 703-777-0187 or http://www.loudoun.gov/oswm .

PURCELLVILLE COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DAY MEAL, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. next Thursday, Bethany United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 100 W. Main St., Purcellville. Menu includes turkey and dressing, ham, green beans, sweet potato casserole, baked potatoes, applesauce and cranberry sauce, rolls and apple and pumpkin pies. Sponsored by Purcellville area churches and businesses. Volunteers will deliver a meal to anyone in the community who may be homebound, alone or on the job. Reservations for dine-in or home delivery accepted through Wednesday. Free. 540-338-7648.

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FOR PREVENTION EDUCATION (COPE), 7:30 p.m. third Thursdays, Loudoun Valley High School, 340 N. Maple Ave., Purcellville. Western Loudoun residents welcome. Free. 540-454-3974.

LEESBURG'S FIRST FRIDAY, 6-9 p.m. first Fridays, historic downtown Leesburg. Visit art galleries, specialty stores and antique shops. Free. 703-725-8167.

SUPPORTING EASTERN LOUDOUN FAMILIES (SELF), 7:30-9 p.m. fourth Mondays, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Coalition dedicated to keeping the community safe and drug-free. Eastern Loudoun residents welcome. Free. 703-771-6428.

Dance

LOUDOUN BALLET FUNDRAISER, black-tie gala, 7 p.m. Dec. 2, the National Conference Center, West Belmont Place, Lansdowne (formerly the Xerox Conference Center). Dancers, musicians, refreshments, open bar and desserts. $125 per person. 703-777-5347.

BLUE RIDGE THUNDER CLOGGERS, age 11 and older, beginner lessons, 7-8 p.m. Thursdays in a converted barn near Purcellville. Call for directions and cost. 540-882-4917.

Exhibits

PAINTINGS FROM RECENT RUSSIAN MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS, paintings by Yuri Gorbachev, Byrne Gallery, 7 W. Washington St., Middleburg. Exhibit will be on display through Nov. 27. Free. 540-687-6986.

LOUDOUN SKETCH CLUB SHOW AND SALE, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through Nov. 27, Hillsborough Winery, 36716 Charles Town Pike. Free. 540-338-5803 or http://www.hillsboroughwine.com .

TEMPEST SERIES, paintings by Robert Vander Zee, Gallery 222, 222 S. King St., Leesburg. Exhibit will be on display through Nov. 27. Free. 703-777-5498.

History

OATLANDS CHRISTMAS 2005: REMINISCENT OF WWII MEMORIES, tours10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays, from tomorrow through Dec. 30, Oatlands, Route 15, six miles south of Leesburg. Music from the big-band era and interpretative guides in period costumes including U.S. military uniforms from WWII. $10; seniors $9; ages 6-16 $7; 5 and younger free. Candlelight tours, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 26 and Dec. 3, 10 and 17. Adults $12; ages 6-16 $8; 5 and younger free. 703-777-3174 or http://www.oatlands.org .

CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE, 7:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 540-822-4480.

Lectures, Discussions And Literature

ART LECTURE SERIES, 2 p.m. tomorrow, Middleburg Library, 101 Reed St. "Fractal Quilts" with Rose Rushbrooke. Free. 540-687-5730.

BOOK SWAP, adult and children's books, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sterling Community Center Annex, 22084 Shaw Rd. Books on tape and DVD and VHS movies accepted. Free. 703-430-6673.

BOOK SIGNING AND DISCUSSION, 1 p.m. Saturday, Final Draft Booksellers, 192 North 21st St., Purcellville. "Rockin' With Porch Memories" with editor and designer Claire Kincannon. Free. 540-338-8238.

LIFEBOOKS DISCUSSION, in celebration of National Adoption Awareness Month, 7 p.m. Nov. 30, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Join adoptive mothers Lorna Davis and Mary Coyle to learn about Lifebooks, a teaching tool to help parents and children learn what it means to be adopted. Free. Registration required. 703-444-3228, Ext. 309.

Miscellaneous

CURATOR'S CHOICE, "The Space Shuttle Launch-EntrySuit," with Valerie Neal, space history division. 12:30-12:45 p.m. today, National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy., Chantilly. Free. 202-633-4629 or http://www.nasm.si.edu .

ASHBURN RURITAN CLUB CITRUS SALE, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dulles Crossing Plaza near the Wal-Mart in Sterling. Benefits scholarships for students in the Ashburn and Sterling areas. Cost varies. 866-670-5984.

FALL FORUM FOR WOMEN, 2 p.m. Saturday, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Panel discussion on women's health moderated by Joy Corriher, vice president of patient care services at Inova Loudoun Hospital. Afternoon tea will follow. Register. Free. 703-661-1511.

LOUDOUN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BENEFIT, featuring the Capitol Steps, Nov. 25, Lansdowne Resort, 44050 Woodridge Pkwy., Leesburg. Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m. Proceeds help to build affordable housing for local families in need. $35; $25 is tax-deductible. 540-751-2244 or http://www.loudounhabitat.org .

AFTERNOON TEA AT OATLANDS, 1 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday through Dec. 30, Oatlands, Route 15, six miles south of Leesburg. All delicacies are from Savoir Fare catering. Reservations. $19.95. 703-777-3174 or http://www.oatlands.org .

FAMILY LAW SEMINAR, conducted by attorney Rachel L. Virk. 9-11:30 a.m. second Saturdays, Cascades Office Center, 21135 Whitfield Pl., Suite 207, Sterling. Register. Free. 703-444-3355.

AMATEUR RADIO, 8:30 a.m.third Saturdays, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 605 W. Market St., Leesburg. 540-338-2584 or http://www.k4lrg.org .

LOUDOUN PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB, 7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. Speakers, field trips, workshops and exhibitions. Free. 703-808-3495 or http://www.loudounphoto.org .

ASHBURN TOASTMASTERS, 7 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. For those interested in developing communication, leadership and presentation skills. Free. 703-729-0450.

E NGLISH CLASSES, sponsored by English as a Second Language and Immigrant Ministries program. $15 processing charge at registration. Scholarships available. Baby-sitting at some locations. Day and evening classes. For information in English, Spanish, Korean or Vietnamese, call 703-841-0292 or http://www.eslim.org .

Movies

MONDAY MORNING MOVIE FOR MOMMIES, 11:30 a.m. Mondays, Tally Ho Theatre, 19 W. Market St., Leesburg. Lights are kept higher and the sound is turned down to provide a baby-friendly environment. $2. For current listings, call 703-669-8662 or http://www.tallyhotheatre.com .

Music

LOUDOUN SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA, "English Fare," 4 p.m. Saturday, Heritage High School, 520 Evergreen Mill Rd., Leesburg. Conductor Mark Allen McCoy. Free. 703-771-8287.

LUCKETTS BLUEGRASS , 7 p.m. Saturday, Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. $12. Doors open at 6 p.m. Refreshments available. Music by Nothin' Fancy. 703-771-5281 or http://www.luckettscommunitycenter.org .

AN EVENING OF MUSIC, Saturday, Audubon Naturalist Society Rust Sanctuary, 802 Childrens Center Rd., Leesburg. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., concert begins at 7 p.m. Songwriter, singer, guitarist and poet Andrew McKnight. Benefits restoration of the sanctuary. $20. 703-737-0021 or http://www.audubonnaturalist.org .

EXIT 245 CONCERT, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Potomac Falls High School, 46400 Algonkian Pkwy., Potomac Falls. Male a cappella group from James Madison University. Refreshments and CDs available for purchase. $2; students and children, free. 703-444-7542 or http://www.potomacfallshighschool.com .

LOUDOUN SYMPHONY CONNOISSEURS CONCERT AND DESSERT, 8 p.m. Saturday, St. James' Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St. NW, Leesburg. $20 in advance; $25. 703-771-8287 or http://www.loudounsymphony.org .

BLUEGRASS/FOLK JAM, 6-11 p.m. last Fridays at the Round Hill Arts Center, Old Furniture Factory, 6 W. Loudoun St. Public encouraged to participate. Food and beverages for sale. Free; donations appreciated. 540-338-5050 or http://www.roundhillarts.org .

Nature

BEGINNER BIRD WALK, 8-9 a.m. Dec. 10, Audubon Naturalist Society's Rust Sanctuary, 802 Childrens Center Rd., Leesburg. Register. Free. 703-669-0000.

BIRDING AT THE BLUE RIDGE CENTER, fourth Saturdays, Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship, Route 671 (Harpers Ferry Road). Meet at 8 a.m., Neersville Volunteer Fire Station, Route 671. Free. 540-554-2542.

Seniors

FOREVER FIT ,9-10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Leesburg Presbyterian Church, 207 W. Market St., 55 and older, sponsored by Loudoun County YMCA and Loudoun Healthcare. Walking, marching, strengthening exercises, stretching and relaxation. $2. 703-777-9622.

MOVEMENT WITH KATY, 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Leesburg Senior Center, 215 Depot Ct., first floor, Leesburg. Mixture of dance, tai chi, stretching and yoga. Wear comfortable clothing and exercise shoes. Free. 703-737-8039.

POKER, 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Loudoun Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. 55 and older. Free, center members; $1, nonmembers. 703-430-2397.

FEELIN' GOOD EXERCISE , 8-8:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Loudoun Valley Community Center, 320 W. School St., Purcellville. County-sponsored, for senior adults, low impact. $36, 12 sessions. 540-338-4122.

Sports And Recreation

FREEZE YOUR GIZZARD CROSS-COUNTRY 5K AND 1 MILE FUN RUN, Saturday, meet at the gazebo in the front field at Ida Lee Park, 60 Ida Lee Dr., Leesburg. Registration 7-8:30 a.m., run begins at 9 a.m. Refreshments. Prizes. $20 for 5K; $10 for fun run. Bring two cans of food to be donated to Loudoun Interfaith Relief's food bank. 703-777-1368 or http://www.idalee.org .

ROAD RUNNERS, 8 a.m. Saturday, meet at Faith Chapel, 14188 Chapel Lane, Lucketts; 8 a.m. Sunday, meet at Mike and Tammy's in Waterford. Call for directions. 703-779-0078 or http://www.loudounroadrunners.org .

ASHBURN FARM RUN, 10K, 5K and 2K, 8:15 a.m. next Thursday, Crossroads United Methodist Church, corner of Crossroads Drive and Ashburn Farm Parkway, Ashburn Farm. $30; $25; $15. Prizes and refreshments. Benefits the Humble Place mission, an orphanage and school founded by Crossroads United Methodist Church in Uganda. 703-729-5100 or http://www.ecrossroadsumc.org .

DROP-IN BASKETBALL, Elementary students, 3-5:30 p.m. Fridays, Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. $1. 703-771-5913. Women, 8:30-10 p.m. Fridays, Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St. $2. 703-430-9480. Also 5-7 p.m. Fridays, Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. $2. 703-771-5913.

DROP-IN GYM FOR HOME-SCHOOLERS, ages 10-17, noon-2 p.m. Fridays, Lovettsville Community Center, 57 E. Broad Way. $1. 540-822-5284. First-graders and older, noon-2 p.m. Tuesdays.

SOUTH RIDING RUNNING CLUB, 7 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Weekly runs also forming. Distances vary, and all paces are welcome. 703-585-3028 or http://www.srrunners.org .

SEE MOMMY RUN, 9-9:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, W&OD trail behind Loudoun County High School, 415 Dry Mill Rd. SW, Leesburg. Most mothers push children in strollers. Free. 703-777-5845 or http://www.SeeMommyRun.com .

VESTALS GAP WALKING CLUB, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, meet outside the Claude Moore Park visitors center, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd. Register. Free. 703-444-1275.

Theater

"ONCE ON THIS ISLAND," 7 p.m. today, tomorrow and Saturday, Belmont Ridge Middle School, 19045 Upper Belmont Pl., Leesburg. $5, advance; $7, at the door. 703-669-1450.

"THE SECRET GARDEN," 7:30 p.m. today, tomorrow and Saturday and Nov. 25-26; 2 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 26. Loudoun Valley High School, 340 N. Maple Ave., Purcellville. Presented by the Pickwick Players. Advance, $10 adults; $8. At the door, $15; $10. 703-729-5788.

"MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING," 7:30 p.m. today, tomorrow and Saturday. Loudoun County High School, 415 Dry Mill Rd. SW, Leesburg. $6. 703-771-6580.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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