LOUDOUN COUNTY FIRST NIGHT LEESBURG, family-oriented, alcoholic-free celebration of the arts with entertainment coordinated by Bluemont Concert Series. Performances at street locations in Leesburg's historic district, Town Hall, churches, banks, lobbies and public buildings, 6 p.m.-midnight, King and Market streets. Event ends with a grand illumination gathering on the courthouse green as the courthouse bell chimes in the New Year. $8, adults; $3, ages 3-12; free, 2 and younger. 800-752-6118. For complete listing of performers and a schedule, visit www.bluemont.org after Friday.
BINGO FUNDRAISER, sponsored by Special Recreation Advisory Board, Special Olympics Virginia and VSA Arts of Virginia, Loudoun County. Dinner, 5 p.m.; bingo, 8 p.m., Lovettsville Volunteer Fire Department, Route 287. Raffle prizes includes a TV, a security camera and DVD player. $25, dinner and bingo. Information: Barbara Kaylor, 703-777-2128.
PARTY, dancing, DJ Sky Dantinne playing favorite tunes, refreshments, 1-4 p.m., Loudoun Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. $2, members; $4, nonmembers. 703-430-2397.
FAUQUIER COUNTY FIRST NIGHT WARRENTON, family-oriented, alcoholic-free celebration of the arts with music, puppet shows, clowns, magic shows, strolling musicians, a horse-drawn hay wagon, displays of art by Fauquier artists, food, 6 p.m.-midnight, Old Town Warrenton. Grand procession and illuminations, patriotic music, singalong, Father Time and Baby New Year at midnight. $7, in advance; $2, ages 6-12. $10/$4, day of event. 540-349-0010.
ALEXANDRIA FIRST NIGHT ALEXANDRIA, all-ages, multicultural, family-oriented entertainment buffet, starting at 5 p.m. With purchase of admission button, participants can spend the entire evening exploring Old Town and seeing showcases by area musicians, dancers, actors, magicians and visual artists. Also enjoy storytellers, puppeteers, clowns, balloon artists and hands-on projects for children. Culminates in midnight fireworks display from George Washington Masonic Memorial grounds.
Admission buttons, required for all performances, are $10 through Monday, $15 on Tuesday. Starting at noon Tuesday, buttons can be purchased at First Night headquarters in the Embassy Suites Hotel lobby. Buttons also available at all venues as they open on New Year's Eve. Children under 12 don't need a button but must be accompanied by an adult wearing one.
Take Metro's Blue or Yellow line to King Street Station, from which free DASH buses travel to any festivities. Parking in city-owned lots and at meters free after 5, and many other facilities free for drivers with buttons. For directions, maps, button sellers and a schedule, call 703-838-4200, Ext. 210, or visit www.firstnightalexandria.org.
FAIRFAX COUNTY FAIRFAX CITY BALL, dancing, hors d'oeuvres and beverages, champagne at midnight, sponsored by Spotlight on the Arts to raise money for its scholarship program, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr., Fairfax City. $75 ($40 tax deductible); reservations required. 703-352-2787.
TRURO EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 11 p.m. service, 10520 Main St. 703-273-1300 or www.truro.org.
FALLS CHURCH CITY OF FALLS CHURCH, annual celebration 8 p.m.-midnight with live music, dancing and children's activities. Eight restaurants open near Broad and Washington streets, swing band, bluegrass picking, African drum music and stories and music from the 1950s and 1960s. Madame Helen, a fortune teller, forecasts 2003. The new GEORGE bus service provides free rides to and from Metro's East and West Falls Church stations until 2 a.m. Stage and other activities near Broad and Washington streets. Free, no reservations.
WINCHESTER FIRST NIGHT WINCHESTER, family-oriented celebration of the arts with music, singing, dancing, storytelling and comedy, 6 p.m.-midnight in historic Winchester. Evening concludes with laser light show at 11:30 p.m. in front of the Kurtz Building, 2 N. Cameron St. and ball drop at midnight. Events take place regardless of weather. $7, in advance; $9, day of the event; free, 5 and younger. 540-722-6367 or www.firstnightwinchester.org.
CLARKE COUNTY BERRYVILLE, alcoholic-free event with three bands playing rock, blues and jazz; ages 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Dance and listen to music, 8 p.m.-midnight, old Berryville Lumber Yard, East Main Street. Popcorn, coffee, hot chocolate and sodas for purchase. Profits donated to the Berryville Barns Renovation Projects. $2. 540-955-1099.
-- Compiled by Sandy Mauck