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

LUCKETTS BLUEGRASS -- 7 p.m. Saturday. Nothin Fancy. Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. $10. 703-771-5281.

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, Lori Kelley. 531-D E. Market St. Free. 703-443-9251.

LOUDOUN BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATION JAM SESSION -- 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.


GOVERNOR'S GOBBLERS -- Tours begin hourly on the hour, noon-4 p.m. Fridays-Mondays, through November. "Pride and Joy: Turkey Farming at Morven Park" includes photographs, show ribbons, posters, handwritten inventories and newspaper clippings in the Trophy Room. Morven Park Mansion, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. $7; seniors, $6; children 6-12, $1. 703-777-6034 or

"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, Washington. 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; members and 9 and younger, 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.

Lectures and Literature

LOCAL AUTHOR SIGNING -- 5:30-7:30 p.m. tomorrow. Sarah Huntington and Gale Waldron sign copies of their historical book on Loudoun, "In Their Own Words." Nani Powers will be promoting her new novel, "The Good Remains." Book Chase, 102 W. Washington St., Middleburg. Free. 540-687-6874.

GREAT BOOKS FOUNDATION -- 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5. The Great Books Foundation Discussion Group will discuss "A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnhnms," part of Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels" in the Great Books Foundation Anthology, "Clashes of Culture." 42921 Needham Way, Ashburn. Free. 703-729-3570. Copies of the anthology can be ordered at 800-222-5870 or

Sports and Recreation

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

Plan Ahead

CHRISTMAS IN THE LOUDOUN VALLEYS -- Nov. 28-Dec. 25. The Loudoun County Office of Rural Economic Development offers a list of 21 farms where you can cut your own Christmas tree. Some farms also offer children's activities and hot chocolate. 800-752-6118, or

ASBURN FARM RUNS -- Nov. 28. 8:20 a.m., 5K; 8:30 a.m., 10K and fun run. Compete for cash awards of up to $300 or run two miles for fun. Random drawings will also be held before and after the awards. Ashburn United Methodist Church, Ashburn Farm Parkway and Crossroads Drive. 10K, $27; 5K, $25; fun run, $16. 703-729-5100 or

"MESSIAH" SING-ALONG -- 2 p.m. Dec. 1. The music department of the Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College holds a sing-along to the Christmas portion of Handel's "Messiah," with guest host Dennis Owens from WGMS, Classical 103.5. Donations benefit the Loudoun Interfaith Relief Fund. Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun campus, 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Hwy., Sterling. Free. 703-450-2509.

-- 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.