STARBUCKS, STERLING -- 7-9 p.m. today, Jack Quigley. Cascades Marketplace, 21021 Southbank St., Sterling. Free. 703-421-0932.

LUCKETTS BLUEGRASS -- 7 p.m. Saturday. Bob Paisley & Southern Grass. Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. $10. 703-771-5281.

SAM POST -- 4 p.m. Sunday. The Waterford Concert Series presents a recital by an award-winning young pianist. Old School, High and Fairfax streets, Waterford. $20; in advance, $18. 540-882-3018.

COFFEEHOUSE -- 10-11 a.m. Mondays. Live acoustic music. Loudoun Valley Community Center, 320 W. School St., Purcellville. $5. 540-338-7973.

STARBUCKS, LEESBURG -- 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, David A. Alberding and Alicia Deeny. 531-D E. Market St. Free. 703-443-9251.

LOUDOUN BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATION JAM -- 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. For all bluegrass, country and acoustic musicians. Professionals, amateurs and spectators welcome. Morningside House Retirement Community, 316 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. Free. 703-779-7941.

NATHAN AND STEPHANIE CHAPMAN -- 8 p.m. next Thursday. A contemporary folk duo. Tally Ho Theatre, 19 W. Market St., Leesburg. $10. 703-509-4963, or www.nathanandstephanie


OLD-TIME COUNTRY DANCE-7:30 p.m. beginner workshop; 8 p.m. dance, third Saturdays each month through May. Old-time country dance bands provide music; you provide potluck refreshments at intermission. Old Bluemont School, Route 734, Bluemont. $7; Bluemont Friends, students and seniors, $5. 703-777-6306.


"THREE DIMENSIONS" -- 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and noon-5:30 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 1. Group exhibition features clear and colorful watercolors by Carolyn Grosse Gawarecki, precise photographs by retired geological surveyor Stephen J. Gawarecki and wood sculptures by Sy Wengrovitz imitating the graceful drape of cloth. The Byrne Gallery, 7 W. Washington St., Middleburg. Free. 540-687-6986.

KATHE KOLLWITZ -- 9 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, through Dec. 14. View 26 etchings by the German expressionist. Waddell Gallery, Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun campus, 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Hwy., Sterling. Free. 703-450-2509.

HOLIDAY SPIRITS -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends, through January. Holiday art show features paintings, pottery, photography and sculptures by local artists Trisha Adams, Mollie Beck, Ruth Cheronis, Carol Clay Ward, Susan MacKenzie, Verna McClain, Holly Peterson, Glen Souders and Barbara Stevens. Lost Creek Winery, 43227 Spinks Ferry Rd., Lucketts. Free. 703-443-9836.

ART AT OATLANDS -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 30. Art capturing images of the region is showcased at the fourth Annual Benefit Art Show and Sale, Four Seasons of Oatlands. Entry criteria have been expanded to include images not only of Oatlands but also of the Mosby Heritage Area, which encompasses five counties in Virginia and one neighboring county in West Virginia. More than 80 artists and 200 works are featured, including paintings, photographs and sculptures. Proceeds from art sales benefit Oatlands. Oatlands, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. Free. 703-777-3174.

SHERRY ZVARES SANABRIA -- 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays through Jan. 3. Twenty-six paintings of interiors and facades of old buildings by a Loudoun artist displayed in "Echoes of Memory." American Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Ave. NW. Free. 202-638-3221.

MELLON'S SPORTING ART -- 1-4 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, through March. Sixteen works by seven sporting artists featured in "Sojourn at Home: Sporting Paintings from the Paul Mellon Bequest to the Yale Center for British Art." National Sporting Library, 102 The Plains Rd., Middleburg. Free. 540-687-6542 or

BLUE RIDGE WINDOWS -- Daily, through Nov. 29. "Turning to Art: Explorations in Wood" is an exhibit of turned wood pieces by Steve Bishop. Blue Ridge Windows display, Imaging Acceptance Corp., 100 Main St., Warrenton. Free. 540-349-1985 or

STUDENT PRINTS -- 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays through December. Donald Depuydt's printmaking students from Northern Virginia Community College display works. Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. Free. 703-771-5034.

LEE IN LOUDOUN -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays through May 10. "The Road to Antietam Creek: Lee, Loudoun and the Invasion of Maryland, 1862" traces routes Gen. Robert E. Lee's army took to and from Antietam. See original and reproduction artifacts, large graphics and hear narratives about causes and effects of the march through Loudoun. Loudoun Museum, 16 Loudoun St. SW, Leesburg. $2; students, teachers and seniors, $1; under 10 and members, free. 703-777-7427 or

For Children

SANTA -- 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 3-5 p.m., and 6-9 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Saturdays; and noon-3 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Sundays, tomorrow through Dec. 24. Visit Santa Claus at Dulles Town Hall, Dulles Town Center, Routes 7 and 28.

Sports and Recreation

VADA/NOVA DRESSAGE -- 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday. Show by Northern Virginia chapter of Virginia Dressage Association. Morven Park Equestrian Center, 41793 Tutt Lane, Leesburg. Free. 703-777-2890, or

CHRISTMAS AT OATLANDS -- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, through December. House tours on the hour until 4 p.m. The plantation is decorated in Old World style. Highlights include a feather tree and 18th century music box. Oatlands Plantation, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. $8; seniors and students, $7; children, $1. Guided plantation walking tours available for 10 or more at $10 a person; reservations required. 703-777-3174, or


MIRACLE OF LIGHTS -- 5:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. tomorrow-Jan. 4. Holiday lights driving tour. Bull Run Regional Park, 7700 Bull Run Dr., Centreville. $12 a car. 703-709-5437.

PURCELLVILLE CRAFT SHOW -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Purcellville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary hosts 35 craft vendors. Purcellville Skating Rink, 250 S. Nursery Ave. Free. 540-338-6154 or

FOOTBALL FOOD DRIVE -- 8:30 a.m. Saturday. NOVA "NFL" Youth Flag Football League collects canned and boxed food throughout the day's playoffs. League will match by weight all food donations. Fincastle Field, Fincastle Road and Ashburn Village Boulevard, Ashburn; and Choptank Field, Gloucester Parkway, Ashburn. 703-729-4680 or

HOLIDAY FASHION SHOW -- 7-10 p.m. Sunday. Dulles Town Center's "Celebration of the Fashionation of the Season" features live music, holiday fashions, Santa Claus, giveaways, shopping discounts and food. Sale proceeds benefit Youth for Tomorrow and Community Holiday Coalition. Dulles Town Center, Routes 7 and 28. $10. 703-404-7100 or

SKY MEADOWS EVENTS -- 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Mount Bleak house tours. Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Free. 540-592-3556 or

SULLY PROGRAMS -- 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily except Tuesdays, house tours on the hour; 2 p.m. daily except Tuesdays, guided tours past slave quarters and outbuildings. Sully Historic Site, 3601 Sully Rd., Chantilly. $5; students, $4; seniors and children, $3. 703-437-1794.

-- Compiled by Carrie Donovan

The Loudoun Extra entertainment calendar lists events as space permits. Mail announcements and photos -- noting date, time, address, cost and phone number -- to Carrie Donovan, Loudoun Extra, The Washington Post, 305 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg, Va. 20175. You may also e-mail announcements to or fax them to 202-334-5417. Deadline is 14 days before publication.