Thursday 24

LITERACY COUNCIL IN-SERVICE TRAINING, "A Visit to the Emergency Room," 6:45 p.m. today, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. 703-777-2205.

ROAD RUNNERS, trail runs, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Loudoun County High School, 415 Dry Mill Rd., Leesburg. Bring water. 703-771-6927.

BINGO, benefits local charities, 7:30 p.m., Sterling Ruritan Club, 183 Ruritan Rd. 703-444-6039.

"MOM'S MORNING OUT," enjoy a morning with your child or use the time to run errands. 10:30 a.m.-noon, Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. $35 for five sessions. Registration required. 703-771-5913.

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

ROUND HILL SMOKE-FREE BINGO, sponsored by Round Hill Volunteer Fire Department, doors open at 5 p.m., early-bird games 6:45 p.m., at the department, Route 719 North. Handicapped-accessible.


KNITTING AND CROCHETING, county-sponsored, with Judy Hayes. Make items for families at the homeless shelter, Northern Virginia Ronald McDonald House, Loudoun Hospital Center and Long Term Care Unit at Loudoun Hospital, 10 a.m.-noon Fridays, Loudoun County Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Group seeks donations of crochet hooks, sizes F through J, and four-ply acrylic yarn. 703-430-2397.

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

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.

GLAMOUR SHOTS, 5-8 p.m., Douglas Community Center, 407 E. Market St. $30, includes two 4x6 photos. Pictures can be picked up 5-8 p.m. Nov. 15. For an appointment, call 703-771-5913.

WOMEN'S CLUB OF LOUDOUN, benefits community projects, "Out of the Attic Sale," 10 a.m.-4 p.m., VFW Hall, 401 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Lunch by VFW auxiliary. 703-777-4969.

LIBRARY DATABASE, "Dewey Find Books?," ages 4-6., 11 a.m., Middleburg Library, 101 Reed St. Class on use of the local library. Free. 540-687-5730.

FALL FOLIAGE FUN, ages 3-5, 3-4 p.m., Franklin Park, 17501 Franklin Park Dr., Purcellville. Take a nature walk and forage for foliage for creative projects. $6. 540-338-7603.

PURCELLVILLE GARDEN, 1 p.m. Design and arrange fall baskets. Guests and prospective members welcome. For location, call 540-338-0950.


FLEA MARKET, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sterling Annex Community Center, 1115 W. Church Rd. $10/space. Rain date for indoor vendors Nov. 2. Pre-registration required. 703-430-6673.

VINTAGE VOICES CONFERENCE, 17th annual program 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Loudoun County Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl. Intergenerational forum with Kate Campbell Stevenson, actress and singer, and county YMCA Director Wendell Fisher. Full breakfast served. $8. Pre-registration required. 703-333-0257.

FARMERS MARKETS, Loudoun Valley, 2-5 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 26, outside main entrance to Dulles Town Center, Routes 28 and 7. 703-777-0400; Leesburg, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, through October, Catoctin Circle at Virginia Village Shopping Center, Middleburg, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, through October, Marshall Street behind Middleburg Community Center. 540-822-4102.

FILM FESTIVAL, "Zegota," exploration of documentary films, discussions led by Charles Hauss, director and professor of public and international affairs at George Mason University. Five-part series with different films and discussions weekly, 5-7 p.m. Saturdays through Nov. 9, Lovettsville Library, 12 N. Light St. 540-822-5824.

MIDDLEBURG STORY TIME, ages 4-6, ongoing program each Saturday, 10 a.m., Middleburg Library, 101 Reed St. 540-687-5730.

ROAD RUNNERS, meet at 8 a.m., Tuscarora Creek Park near Cool Spring Elementary. 703-737-6642 or

STAINED GLASS LEAF DESIGNS, Ages 2-10. Materials provided. Parental supervision requested. 2 p.m., Lovettsville Library,12 North Light St. 540-822-5824.

HISTORIC MOOREFIELD STATION, Claude Moore Charitable Foundation presents an informational community meeting about Moorefield Station. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Holiday Inn Dulles, 1000 Sully Rd., Sterling and 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at Sanders Corner Elementary, 43100 Ashburn Farm Pkwy. 804-775-1939.

LIVE AT RUST LIBRARY, Loudoun County photographer Sarah Huntington and writer Gale Waldron present their book "In Their Own Words: Reflections of an Earlier Loudoun." Signing after reading and discussion. 2 p.m. Saturday, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd. 703-777-0323.

HIKING THE OUTDOORS, 11 and older, with and parents for those under 16, explore area destinations such as Harpers Ferry and the Appalachian Trail. Bring walking shoes, water bottle, bag lunch. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., from Ida Lee park, 60 Ida Lee Dr. $22. 703-777-1368

CARE OF TREES, Grandiflora and The Care of Trees team to present and demonstrate care techniques. 10 a.m., Oatlands Plantation and Gardens, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane. Pre-registration required. 540-722-9715 or


VIEWING/DISCUSSION SERIES, six-part series with Harry Butowsky, 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 24, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Sponsored by Irwin Uran Gift Fund. Preregistration. 703-777-0690.

FARMERS MARKETS, Cascades, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, through October, Whitfield Place next to Loudoun Senior Center. 540-822-4102. Round Hill, 2-5 p.m. Sundays, through October, Main Street and Business Route 7 behind Round Hill Diner. 540-822-4102.

ROAD RUNNERS, meet at 8 a.m., Market Station, Harrison and Loudoun streets. Carpool to spots between Purcellville and Leesburg. 703-779-0078 or

ONE-ON-ONE INTERNET, classes, 7-8:30 p.m. Sundays and 2-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling; 7-9 p.m. Mondays and 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg; call for times and dates at Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St. Free. Registration required. 703-444-3228.

LUCKETTS COMMUNITY POTLUCK, 5-7 p.m., Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd, Leesburg. Free. 703-771-5281.


SKETCH CLUB, still-life workshop, teaching videos, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., first and third Mondays, bring bag lunch, Round Hill Center, 20 High St. 540-338-2103.

SENIOR CENTER DUPLICATE BRIDGE, 55 and older, sanctioned game, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mondays; 1-4 p.m. Thursdays, Loudoun Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Center members, free; nonmembers, $1. 703-430-2397.

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

DANCE AND TONE, all ages, improve endurance and strength with 30 minutes of choreographed exercise, followed by 30 minutes of floor work. Sponsored by Loudoun County YMCA. 7-8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 13266 Taylorstown Rd., Taylorstown; 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Hillsboro's Old Stone School, Route 9. Child care available. Fees based on number of classes signed up for each week. 703-777-9622.

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

U.S. SECURITY, Jonathan Dean, adviser on international security issues for the Union of Concerned Scientists and member of the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area, speaks on the United Nations and U.S. security. 7-9 p.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 West Market St. 540-439-9501.

WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT, sanitation authority hosts a public information meeting on the proposed wastewater treatment system of Courtland Farms. 7:30-9 p.m., Heritage High School, 520 Evergreen Mill Rd.

ARTIST'S RE{acute}SUME{acute}, Loudoun County Sketch Club presents speaker Alice Webb on the artist's re{acute}sume{acute}. 7 p.m., Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd. 540-338-2103.


MARTIAL ARTS ACHIEVEMENT, 8 and older, call to register for classes 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays every other Friday, Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. $55 monthly. 703-443-2582.

ASHBURN-STERLING TOASTMASTERS, 7-9 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl. 703-858-5440.

BINGO, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Knights of Columbus barn, 401 W. Holly Ave., Sterling. 703-430-6789. Seniors Bingo, sponsored by Sterling Rotary Club, 7 p.m., Loudoun County Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. $1. 703-430-4397.

STERLING FARMERS MARKET, 4-7 p.m., Briar Patch Park, 1500 Sterling Blvd. 540-822-4102.

WEIGHT TRAINING, ages 12-18, 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Arcola Community Center, 24244 Gum Spring Rd. Six sessions, $30. 703-327-3111.

KIWANIS OF GOOSE CREEK, 7 a.m. Tuesdays, Johnson's House of Beef, 401 E. Market St., Leesburg. 703-777-5020. KIWANIS OF LEESBURG, 6:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Lightfoot Restaurant, 13 N. King St., Leesburg. 703-777-1614.

ROTARY OF LEESBURG, 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays, breakfast meeting, Tuscarora Mill restaurant, 203 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. 703-777-2253.

LEESBURG SUNRISE, 7 a.m. Tuesdays, Leesburg Restaurant, 9 S. King St. 703-777-3292.

DATABSE WORKSHOP, for teachers 4 p.m., Lovettsville Library, 12 North Light St. Pre-registration. 703-771-5624.

FALL CRAFT FAIR, sponsored by Loudoun County Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. 703-430-2397.


LEESBURG HOST LIONS, 6 p.m. social gathering, 6:30 p.m. dinner, first and third Wednesday, Laurel Brigade Inn, West Market Street, Leesburg. 703-777-2309.

IN-LINE SKATING, bring skates. 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Arcola Community Center, 24244 Gum Spring Rd. $2 a session. 703-327-3111.

DROP-IN BASKETBALL, 7:45-10 p.m. Wednesdays, Loudoun Valley Community Center, 320 W. School St., Purcellville. $2. 540-338-4122.

-- Compiled by Sandy Mauck and Daniele Seiss

Send items to Sandy Mauck, Loudoun Calendar, The Washington Post, 305 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg, Va. 20175, or by fax to 703-777-8437. They should arrive 14 days before the Thursday publication date. Include dates, times, exact address, cost and a publishable phone number. For more information, call 703-771-4102.