Thursday 31

FOOD SAFETY, call to register for food sanitation course, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 12 and 14, Loudoun Extension Office, 30-B Catoctin Cir., Leesburg. For restaurant food managers or others involved in food handling and preparation. $104, includes text, examination and certification. 703-777-0373.

HOT DOG, IT'S HALLOWEEN, ages 10 and younger, hot dog dinner, treats, costume contest and hayrides, 6 p.m., Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St. Children, $1; adults, $2. 540-687-6375.

HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY, with dancing, costume contest and refreshments, do the monster mash with Potomac Falls High School students, 3-4:30 p.m., Loudoun County Senior Center, 21040 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Members, $2; nonmembers, $4. 703-430-2397.

TRICK OR TREAT AT LEESBURG CORNER PREMIUM OUTLETS, participating stores with orange signs in their windows will hand out candy to children with their parents, 3-6 p.m., Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets. 703-737-3071.

PURCELLVILLE ROTARY, 7 a.m., Bethany United Methodist Church, 21st and Main streets, Purcellville. 540-338-7550.

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.

Friday 1

AMERICAN SEWING GUILD, all sewing enthusiasts welcome, noon, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. 703-369-2856.

PARENTS NIGHT OUT, dinner, games and crafts will be provided, 6-10 p.m., Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St. $15. 540-687-6375.

BASKET-POTTERY BINGO, raffles, door prizes, 24 regular bingo games, two specials, two 50-50, 5:30 p.m. doors open; 7 p.m. bingo, Lucketts Volunteer Fire Department, Lucketts Road. Sandwiches and baked goods available. $20. 703-777-9344 or www.bingobasket.com.

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.

BODY SCULPTING, 10-11 a.m. Fridays, Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St. Care available for ages 2-5 at a minimal charge. Classes, $25 a month. To register, call 703-430-9480.

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.

Saturday 2

FILM FESTIVAL, The Search for Common Ground, "Peace of Mind: Coexistence Through the Eyes of Palestinian and Israeli Teens," an 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.

RUMMAGE SALE, to benefit the Middleburg Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Middleburg Fire Department, Route 50. 540-687-6430.

CRAFT FAIR, with more than 120 crafters, sponsored by Broad Run High School PTSO, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Broad Run High School, 21670 Ashburn Rd. Bring canned or nonperishable food items for donation to the Loudoun Interfaith Relief food bank. 703-729-2005.

FAMILY COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE, all ages, 6-7 p.m. dance instruction; 7-9 p.m. dance, Ida Lee Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Dr., Leesburg. At the door, $5 a person; family of four, $15. 703-777-1368.

CASINO NIGHT, to benefit the Loudoun Disability Coalition in providing services for residents with disabilities. Event features refreshments, casino money, prizes and live and silent auctions, 7-11 p.m., Lansdowne Resort, 44050 Woodridge Pkwy., Leesburg. $50 a person. Reservations. 703-777-1939.

DIVIDING AND TRANSPLANTING PERENNIALS, with Andrea Watson, 10 a.m.-noon, Gardens of Delight, Clark and Walker Building, Route 9, Paeonian Springs, next to Waterford Texaco. $35. 540-882-9113.

COOKING DEMONSTRATION AND BOOK DISCUSSION, with Ken Haedrich, author of "Apple Pie Perfect: 100 Delicious and Decidedly Different Recipes for America's Favorite Pie," 2 p.m., Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. 703-777-0323.

LOUD POETRY GUY, all ages, with James Scott, author, poet, comedian and public speaker, 2 p.m., Lovettsville Library, 12 N. Light St. 540-822-5824.

CALLIGRAPHY CRAFT SHOW, with demonstrations, gifts, supplies and exhibits, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. $5. 301-897-8637.

DATABASE WORKSHOP, "Using the Library to Hunt for a Job," adults, 3 p.m., Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Registration required. 703-444-3228, Ext. 5.

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

ROAD RUNNERS, Leesburg 10K Loop or AT Trail Run, meet at 8 a.m., Market Station, Loudoun and Harrison streets, Leesburg. 703-737-6642 or www.loudounroadrunners.org.

LUCKETTS RURITAN TRASH, RECYCLING, 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Lucketts Elementary School, 14550 James Monroe Hwy. Donation of $3 per household requested. 703-777-8544.

LUCKETTS RURITAN CLUB FOOD AND SUPPLIES COLLECTION, to benefit Interfaith Relief, 8 a.m.-noon the first Saturday of each month, Lucketts Elementary School, 14550 James Monroe Hwy., Lucketts. Nonperishable food items, baby food and supplies, toiletries and household supplies for displaced families are especially needed. 703-777-5631.

HILLSBORO RURITAN TRASH DROP-OFF, to benefit schools and rescue squads, 8-11 a.m. Saturdays, Loudoun Valley High School, 340 N. Maple Ave., Purcellville. $1 per sealed bag, 30-gallon maximum. 540-668-6749.

Sunday 3

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.

VIRGINIA GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE ADOPTION DAY, noon-3 p.m., PetSmart, 46220 Potomac Run Plaza, Sterling. 703-435-2840 or www.shepherdrescue.org.

ROAD RUNNERS, meet at 8 a.m., ThornHaynes Farm, Unison Rd. 703-779-0078 or www.loudounroadrunners.org.

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. and Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St. Free.

Monday 4

PRESENTATION AND SLIDE SHOW, "Alaska and Antarctica: Poles Apart, but Both Uniquely Spectacular," with James Wiesmueller, photographer and former senior meteorologist with the National Weather Service, 7 p.m., Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. 703-444-3228.

ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION, "The Notebook" by Nicholas Sparks, 7 p.m. Nov. 4 and 10:30 a.m. Nov. 6, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. 703-444-3228.

LOUDOUN GENEALOGY SOCIETY, with David Frantum discussing finding and identification of Civil War soldiers' graves, 7 p.m., Thomas Balch Library downstairs meeting room, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. 703-737-7195.

KAYDEE PUPPETS, "Rapunzel and the Little Red Hen's Wacky Week," ages 2-6, 2 p.m., Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. 703-444-3228.

FALL FUN DAYS, enjoy student holidays from school with games, crafts and fun, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Nov. 4-5, Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St. Bring lunch. Registration required. $40 per child per day. 540-687-6375.

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.

RECYCLING DROP-OFF, newspapers, glass bottles and jars, aluminum and steel food and beverage cans, plastic bottles, cardboard and paperboard. 8 a.m.-dusk Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Park View High School, 400 W. Laurel Ave., Sterling. 703-771-5318.

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.

Tuesday 5

NATIVE AMERICAN DANCE AND SONG, ages 6 and older, with Ron and Lillian Good Eagle, 1 p.m., Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling and 4 p.m., Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Call your local library.

NATIVE AMERICAN VOICES, with Dovie Thomason Sickles, a native Kiowa Apache storyteller, 10:30 a.m., Olde Izaak Walton Park, 850 Davis Ct. SW, Leesburg. At the door, $8. 703-777-1368.

ELECTION DAY AT THE WAXPOOL GENERAL STORE, ages 6-10, visit the store, cast your ballot and learn about issues that were important to Loudoun County residents 100 years ago, 3:30 p.m., Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum, 21544 Cascades Pkwy., Sterling. Registration required. $6. 703-421-5322.

BOOK READING AND LECTURE, "The Search for the Golden Moon Bear: Science and Adventure in Pursuit of a New Species," with author and National Public Radio commentator Sy Montgomery, 7 p.m., Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. 703-777-0323.

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.

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.

Wednesday 6

DAY ON THE FARM, ages 3-6, meet the farm goats, chickens, roosters, rabbits and peacocks, 11 a.m., Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum, 21544 Cascades Pkwy., Sterling. Learn about the products they produce and make and taste fresh butter. Registration required. $6. 703-421-5322.

HOMEWORK HELPERS, "Library Resources for Homework Help," ages 13 and older, 7 p.m. Nov. 6 and 20, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Registration required. 703-444-3228, Ext. 5.

MYSTERY CLUB, "Detection! A Club for Mystery Lovers," with games, puzzles and book talks, 7-8 p.m., Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Registration required. 703-771-5624.

ANYTHING GOES QUILTING BEES, bring a bag lunch and your own quilting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month, Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St., Purcellville. 540-687-5759.

TAI CHI CLASSES, ages 55 and older, noon-1 p.m. for intermediates, 1-2 p.m. for beginners, Loudoun County Senior Center, 21040 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Members, $24; nonmembers, $28 for four sessions. Registration required. 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.

AEROBIC KICKBOXING, 9-9:45 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St. Care available for ages 2-5 at minimal charge. Classes, $25 a month. To register, call 703-430-9480.

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

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