Loudoun County community calendar, March 10-17, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011; T22

Thursday, March 10

"Moms' Morning Out," mothers can spend mornings with their children or run errands. 10:30 a.m.-noon, Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. $35 for five sessions. To register, call 703-771-5913.

"Start Your Business," seminar sponsored by the Loudoun Small Business Development Center. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Comfort Suites, 80 Prosperity Ave., Leesburg. $15; preregister, $10. 703-430-7222 or www.loudounsbdc.org.

Rotary Club of Ashburn, noon, 1757 Golf Club, 45120 Waxpool Rd., Dulles. 703-723-5590 or www.rotaryclubofashburnva.org.

Pinochle, 12:30 p.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 215 Depot Ct., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-8039.

Poker, for age 55 and older. 1:30-4 p.m. Thursdays and Tuesdays, Loudoun County Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. $1; center members, free. 703-430-2397.

Chess club, all skill levels welcome. 6-9 p.m., Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. $2; seniors and age 17 and younger, $1. 571-258-3400 or www.loudoun.gov/carver.

Goose Creek Ruggers, 6:30-8:45 p.m. (second Thursdays), Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 703-709-6446.

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

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

Friday, March 11

Crochet club, 9 a.m.-noon, Leesburg Senior Center, 215 Depot Ct., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-8039.

Countryside Women's Club, meeting and social with guest speaker. 9:30 a.m., Parkway Pool meeting room, Algonkian Parkway, Potomac Falls. Free. 703-406-8808.

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

Children's nature book club, for age 5 and younger accompanied by an adult. 10-11:15 a.m., Rust Nature Sanctuary, 802 Childrens Center Rd., Leesburg. Free; nonmembers, $3. 703-669-0000, Ext. 1, or julieg@audubonnaturalist.org.

Loudoun Crime Commission luncheon, with a discussion, "Responding to Law Enforcement Situations Involving Mental Illness," with panelists John Whitbeck, Tom Maynard and Tamara A. Fennell. 12:30-2 p.m., Belmont Country Club, 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn. $15, members; guests, $20. 571-237-2257, www.loudouncrimecommission.org or Collins@loudouncrimecommission.org.

Exhibit and artists' reception, meet painter Laney Oxman and sculptor Elissa Farrow-Savo. 5:30-8 p.m., ArtSquare, 12 Cardinal Park Dr. SE, Leesburg. Free. 703-777-5498 or www.loudounartsquare.org.

Middle school teen night, for ages 10-14. Games, food and events. Must have parent or legal guardian registration on file. 6:30-9:30 p.m.; doors close at 7:30 p.m. Claude Moore Recreation Center, 46105 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling. $5. 571-258-3600 or www.loudoun.gov/prcs.

Theater: "Spring Cancelled," an original musical presented by VSA Arts of Loudoun County. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday, Franklin Park Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $10; seniors and students, $8. 540-338-7973.

After-hours teen center, must have a permission slip on file signed by a parent or guardian. 7-10 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Potomac Falls. Free. 703-444-3228.

"Midnight Madness," for sixth- through 12th-graders. Basketball, football, board games and movies; transportation available. 8:30-10 p.m. Fridays, Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St. Free. 703-771-5913 or dcc@loudoun.gov.

Saturday, March 12

Birding at Banshee, monthly bird walk. Sponsored by the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and Friends of Banshee Reeks. Take binoculars. 8 a.m., Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, 21085 The Woods Road, Leesburg. Free. 540-554-2542 or jcoleman@loudounwildlife.org.

Leesburg winter farmers market, sponsored by the Loudoun Valley HomeGrown Markets Association. 9 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, off Catoctin Circle. 540-454-8089 or www.loudounfarmersmarkets.org.

Purcellville community market, indoors until April. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, It's Bazaar, 143 N. 21st St. 703-967-0431.

Chili dinner and cook-off, contestants in the cook-off, which starts at 4 p.m., should take ingredients, a crock pot and a power strip. Voting starts at 5:30 p.m. and ends at dinnertime, 6 p.m. Corn bread, dessert and beverages provided. Round Hill Fire Department, 4 Main St. $5. 540-338-7982.

Lucketts bluegrass, music by Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers. Doors open at 6 p.m.; music starts at 7 p.m. Location while the Lucketts Community Center is closed for renovations: Lucketts Elementary School, 14550 James Monroe Hwy., Leesburg. $15. 703-771-5281 or www.luckettsbluegrass.org.

Sunday, March 13

Celtic jam session, refreshments available for purchase at Hill High Orchard. 1-4 p.m., Round Hill Arts Center, 35246 Harry F. Byrd Hwy., Round Hill. $5 (donation). 540-338-5022 or www.roundhillartscenter.org.

Monday, March 14

NOVA Dawn Breakers Toastmasters Club, for age 18 and older. 7:30-8:30 a.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. 703-728-7370.

Sewing and "stitch-in," for beginners. Take sewing, knitting, needlepoint or crochet projects; machines provided. 9-11:45 a.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 215 Depot Ct., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-8039.

Mah-jongg, Chinese tile game, noon Mondays and Thursdays, Leesburg Senior Center, 215 Depot Ct., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-8039.

Line dance, for age 55 and older, with instruction from Carolyn Bledsoe. 2-3 p.m. Wednesdays, Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. $2, nonmembers. 571-258-3400.

Tuesday, March 15

Party bridge, new participants are welcome. 1-4 p.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 215 Depot Ct. Free. 703-737-8039.

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

Ashburn-Sterling Masonic Lodge, 6:45 p.m. (second Tuesdays), 43881 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn. Dinner meeting. Free. 703-868-7896, www.ashburnlodge.org or info@ashburnlodge.org.

Civil War round table, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 540-822-4480.

Blue Ridge Torch Club, "Astronomy: An Introduction," a presentation by Deborah Larsen. New members are welcome. 6 p.m., La Pergola Restaurant., Leisure World, 19375 Magnolia Grove Sq., Lansdowne. $32. RSVP. 703-726-1650 or djrothwell@smartneighborhood.net.

Wednesday, March 16

Leesburg Senior Center bingo, advanced game, 9 a.m. Wednesdays; slower bingo, 12:30 p.m. Fridays. 215 Depot Ct. 703-737-8039.

Loudoun atheist meeting, book reviews and discussions. 7 p.m., Vintage 50, 50 Catoctin Cir. NE, No. 100, Leesburg. Free. 703-777-1908 or www.loudounatheist.com.

Thursday, March 17

Potluck dinner and white elephant bingo, take a covered dish to share and a white elephant gift, wrapped or in a gift bag. 5:30-7:30 p.m. (third Thursdays), Leesburg Senior Center, 215 Depot Ct., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-8039.

- Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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