Thursday 7

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.

METRO HOME AND GARDEN, "The Eclectic Eye," with W. Brown Morton III, 7 p.m., Metro Home and Garden, 106 Harrison St., Leesburg. Free, reservations. limited seating. 703-669-1109.

ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION, "The World Below" by Sue Miller, 9:30 a.m. today, Lovettsville Library, 12 North St. 540-822-5824.

COUNTRYSIDE WOMEN'S CLUB, 9:30 a.m., Parkway Pool meeting room, off Algonkian Parkway, Sterling. Kathy Bleutge of Sterling Playmakers speaks. 703-404-0455.

PURCELLVILLE ROTARY, 7 a.m., Bethany United Methodist Church, 21st and Main streets. 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. Accessible to disabled.

Friday 8

VETERANS DAY PRESENTATION, "Saluting a Soldiers Life," with 50th anniversary tribute to Korean War, 8:30 a.m. Nov. 8 and 1:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Loudoun Valley High School, 340 N. Maple Ave., Purcellville. 540-338-6800.

STERLING PLAYMAKERS, auditions, "The Emperor's New Clothes," 7 p.m. Nov. 8 and 1 p.m. Nov. 9, Quinn Room, Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St. Nineteen roles available for men and women, ages 16 and older. 703-437-6117.

BABIES AND BOOKS STORY TIME, infants and parents, 10 a.m., Lovettsville Library, 12 N. Light St. 540-822-5824.

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, 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. First 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 9

LOUDOUN WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY, "Birding Banshee," bring binoculars, 8 a.m., Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, The Woods Road, south of Leesburg. 540-554-2542 or www.loudounwildlife.org.

"A MUSICAL MONTAGE," to benefit Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Community Lutheran Church, 21021 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. 703-779-8617.

SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sterling Community Center Annex, 11115 W. Church Rd. 703-430-6673.

COLLEGE PLANNING WORKSHOP, Collegiate Funding Group of Herndon, 10 a.m.-noon, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Free. 703-421-2294.

BEGINNER HORSEMANSHIP, ages 7-14, 2-5 p.m., Lucia Farm, Route 287, Lovettsville. Long pants, hard-sole shoes or boots mandatory. $55. 703-777-0343.

FILM FESTIVAL, "Long Night's Journey Into Day: South Africa's Search for Truth and Reconciliation," The Search for Common Ground, 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., Lovettsville Library, 12 N. Light St. 540-822-5824.

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

ROAD RUNNERS, meet at 8 a.m, Starbucks, 531 E. Market St., 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.

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 10

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.

ROAD RUNNERS, "Taylorstown Run," meet at 8 a.m., Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. 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 11

BLOOD DRIVE, 1-7 p.m., Fox-Hound Auditorium, Foxcroft School campus, Foxcroft Road, Middleburg. 540-687-4511.

ASHBURN RURITAN, dinner meeting with guest speaker, new members welcome, 7 p.m. second Monday, United Methodist Church, 43454 Crossroads Dr., Ashburn. 703-729-0830.

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, 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 and 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, 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 12

VETERANS DAY PROGRAM, "Parade of Veterans," with Ed Linek, 2 p.m., Loudoun County Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. 703-430-2397.

PAJAMIN STORY TIME, ages 2-6 and parents, 7 p.m., Lovettsville Library, 12 N. Light St. 540-822-5824.

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

MARTIAL ARTS ACHIEVEMENT, 8 and older, call to register for classes 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 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 13

HISTORIC DISTRICT RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION, social gathering, guest speaker and update of current association activities, 7 p.m. second Wednesday, Thomas Birkby House, 109 Loudoun St. SW, Leesburg. 703-779-9330.

AMERICAN SEWING GUILD, open to anyone interested in sewing, 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. second Wednesday, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. 703-444-1936.

WATERFORD QUILTERS, new members welcome, 10 a.m. second Wednesday, St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church, 37700 Saint Francis Ct., Purcellville. 540-955-1065.

NARFE, Loudoun County chapter 113, "Changes in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program," 11:30 a.m. lunch meeting, Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. 703-858-5847.

TAI CHI, 55 and older, noon-1 p.m. intermediates, 1-2 p.m. 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 Wednesdays, 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, 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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