DECEMBER COFFEEHOUSE -- 3-5 p.m. Sunday. Enjoy staged readings of "A Child's Christmas in Wales" and music by Madeline MacNeil, who sings and plays the hammered dulcimer. Reservations suggested. Round Hill Center, 20 High St. Free. 540-338-7973.

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, Bob Gramann. 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 hourly on the hour, noon-4 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. "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. today-Saturday and noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday. 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 -- Through tomorrow. "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 that 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, through Dec. 24. Visit Santa Claus at Dulles Town Hall, Dulles Town Center, Routes 7 and 28.

MORE SANTA -- 2-4 p.m. weekends, through Dec. 22. Santa distributes candy canes at Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets, 241 Fort Evans Rd. NE. Free. 703-737-3071 or

RUFUS THE RED-NOSED RAINDOG -- noon and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Blue Sky Puppet Theater gives two performances of a story about a dog who appears at Santa's workshop. Food Court, Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets, 241 Fort Evans Rd. NE. Free. 703-737-3071 or

Lectures and Literature

GREAT BOOKS FOUNDATION -- 7:30 p.m. next Thursday. 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

ASHBURN FARM RUNS -- today. 8:20 a.m., 5K; 8:30 a.m., 10K and fun run. Compete for cash awards of as much as $300 or run two miles for fun. Random drawings 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

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. Candlelight tours offered 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday ($10; children, $3). 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


"A CHRISTMAS CAROL" -- 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, Dec. 6-7 and 13-15. The Sterling Playmakers present the Dickens classic. Sterling Middle School, 201 W. Holly Ave. $10. 703-437-6117.


HAYRIDE AND MORE IN MILLWOOD -- 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. tomorrow. Good Will Association Inc. sponsors a hayride, bonfire, outdoor games for children, hot dogs and live music. Reservations required for hayrides; limit two children per adult. Millwood Community Center, 1610 Millwood Rd. $10; children, $6. Tickets include lunch. 540-955-2980.

BURWELL-MORGAN MILL HOLIDAY GRIND -- 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. tomorrow and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. Burwell-Morgan Mill, built in 1782, still operates in the old tradition. Bag cornmeal and help with the milling process during the last two grinding sessions of the season. Burwell-Morgan Mill, 16 miles east of Winchester off Route 255, Millwood. Free. 540-837-1783.

DULLES TOWN CENTER TREE LIGHTING -- 7 p.m. Sunday. Ceremony features performances by Sounds of America, a barbershop chorus. Coffee, hot chocolate, warm apple cider and desserts available. Dulles Town Center, Routes 7 and 28, Dulles area. 703-404-7100.

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.

Plan Ahead

ENCHANTED FOREST -- 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 8. Junior League of Northern Virginia presents 150 lighted tees and a gingerbread village. All trees and gingerbread houses available for sale or by silent auction. Special events include preview party, 7:30-10 p.m. Dec. 6 ($15); wine tasting and auction, 8-11 p.m. Dec. 7 ($55); and Santa's Workshop, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 7 and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 8 (one child and adult, $20; additional child, $10). Dulles Expo Center, 4368 Chantilly Shopping Center. 703-893-0258 or

HOLIDAY PARADE -- 5-9 p.m. Dec. 7. The Town of Leesburg presents a parade, carriage rides, pictures with Santa, tree lighting and live holiday music. Market Street will be closed between Church and Wirt streets, and King Street will be closed between Cornwall and Loudoun streets. Free. To participate in the parade or for information, call 703-737-7154.

-- 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.