Thursday 13

FRENCH-CANADIAN CASTLE TOUR, call to register for trip July 10-17 to Montreal and Quebec. Travel by deluxe, video-equipped bus. Senior Center members, $719; nonmembers, $749 double occupancy. Includes transportation, seven nights lodging and continental breakfasts, five dinners, tours and whale watching. 703-430-2397.

FAIRY TALE CLOSET, donations collected through March 22 of new or gently used formal dresses, accessories or gift certificates for hair salons, manicures, corsages, boutonnieres, dinner, etc., for girls in need of prom attire. Donations may be left at Town & Country Wellness Center, Peebles, Fitness First, Leesburg Premium Outlets management office, Gold's Gym in Ashburn. Sponsored by Junior Woman's Club of Loudoun, Inc. 703-669-6500 or www.jwcl.org

WINTER ART, call to register for classes, Loudoun Academy of the Arts, 222 South King St., Leesburg. Classes include still life painting, drawing, sculpture, watercolor, oil, acrylics, pastels, calligraphy and landscape painting. Open studio sessions using live models Monday and Friday evenings. After school programs for ages 5-11. Scholarship program for children and adults. 703-777-8043.

TRADITIONAL JUJITSU, call to register for classes Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays March 12-April 5, Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St. $108. 703-430-9480.

CALL FOR MODELS, Blue Ridge Speech and Hearing Center and American Girl Fashion Show Committee seek female models for fashion show March 29-30 at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg. 703-443-1787 or www.speechhearing.org.

NURSING SCHOLARSHIPS, students must apply by Saturday. Selection criteria include current acceptance into an accredited nursing program, financial need and academic performance. Forms available at Loudoun Hospital Center gift shop, Loudoun Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Twice Is Nice Thrift Shop. Sarah Potts, 540-338-7329.

WATERFORD GARDENERS, "How to Design and Nurture Gardens in Pots," Mary Dudley, 7 p.m. today, The Old School, High Street, Waterford. 540-882-3036.

FROGSHACKLE NATURE CENTER OPEN HOUSE, all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult, 2:30-3:30 p.m. today, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Cascads Pkwy., Sterling. Free. 703-444-1275.

ANIMAL SENSES, ages 3-6, learn about animals through hiking and games, 9:30-11 a.m. or 12:30-2 p.m. today, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Cascades Pkwy., Sterling. $9. 703-444-1275.

ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION, "Tuesdays with Morrie" by Mitch Albom, 10 a.m. today, Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St. 703-430-9500.

ASHBURN AMERICAN LEGION POST 2001, 7:30 p.m., second Thursdays, Wingler House, 20900 Runnymeade Ter., Ashburn. 703-723-3274.

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 14

NATURE BUDDIES: SPRING, 2-year-olds with an adult, 10-10:30 a.m. or 11-11:30 a.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Cascades Pkwy., Sterling. No older siblings. $3. 703-444-1275.

FUN FRIDAYS, ages 3-5, bring lunch from home and do fun activities, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Loudoun Valley Community Center, 320 W. School St., Purcellville. $10. 540-338-4122.

COUNTRYSIDE WOMEN, retired Army Col. John Bokor, 9:30 a.m., Parkway Pool Meeting Room, off Algonkian Pkwy., Sterling. 703-404-0455.

PARENTS NIGHT OUT, 6-10 p.m., Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. Preregistration. $15, per child; $10 additional sibling. 703-771-5281.

KNITTING/CROCHETING, county-sponsored. 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-graders 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 15

WALKS AT OATLANDS, "A Walk in the Woods," with naturalist Peter Deahl, 7:45 a.m., meet at Oatlands Carriage House adjacent to the parking lot, Route 15, six miles south of Leesburg. Wear appropriate clothing for hiking in woods, meadows, fields and wetlands. Bring bird books, notepads and binoculars. $5, per person; $10, per family. 703-777-3174.

LOUDOUN LIBRARY FOUNDATION BOOK COLLECTION, used hardbacks and paperbacks in good condition, cassettes, CDs, videos and records accepted, 9 a.m.-noon, Rose Hill Manor, 42140 Raspberry Plain Lane, north of Leesburg off Route 15. 703-779-2252.

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

SKYLINE BOYS PROGRAM, southern gospel music, 7-10 p.m., Harmony Intermediate school, 38174 West Colonial Hwy., Hamilton. Sponsored by Purcellville Rotary Club to benefit Rotary Foundation International project dedicated to worldwide eradication of polio. $10, 11 and younger, free. 540-338-4548.

BANSHEE REEKS NATURE PRESERVE GRAND OPENING, 9 a.m., Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, Woods Road, south of Leesburg. 703-669-0316.

BASKET BINGO, 6 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. bingo, Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, 20688 Ashburn Rd. 703-729-0006.

BELLY DANCE PARTY, all ages, performances by beginner to advanced students and instructor, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sterling Community Center Annex, 1115 W. Church Rd. Free. 703-430-6673.

ART SHOW/AUCTION, Ross Gallery of New York, featuring original oils, watercolors, enamels, etchings, lithographs and other graphics, 7 p.m. Ida Lee Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Dr., Leesburg. To benefit Loudoun County High School all-night graduation program. $10, includes admission, refreshment and door prizes. 703-872-3470.

LOUDOUN AMATEUR RADIO, 8:30 a.m. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 607 W. Market St., Leesburg. 540-338-2584 or www.k4lrg.org.

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.

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.

ROAD RUNNERS, meet at 8 a.m., Faith Chapel, 14188 Chapel Lane, Lucketts. 703-737-6642 or www.loudounroadrunners.org.

Sunday 16 APPRAISAL ROAD SHOW, Willis Van Devanter, noted appraiser of books and art, 1-4 p.m., Thomas Balch Library downstairs meeting room, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Verbal appraisals for books, letters, prints, maps and manuscripts for $5 per title/per item. Refreshments. 703-737-7195.

GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE ADOPTION, noon-3 p.m., PetSmart, 46220 Potomac Run Plaza, Sterling. 703-435-2840 or www.shepherdrescue.org.

LOUDOUN CHORALE REHEARSAL, "Tenebrae Responses for Holy Saturday" by Don Carlo Gesualdo and "Musikalische Exequien" by Heinrich Schutz, 6 p.m. Sundays, Leesburg Presbyterian Church, 207 W. Market St. New members welcome. Call Jean Demyttenaere, 540-554-8594.

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.

ROAD RUNNERS, Taylorstown Run, meet at 8 a.m., Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. 703-737-6642 or www.loudounroadrunners.org.

Monday 17

GREEN MEANS SPRING, ages 3-6, look for signs of spring and learn about the season through games and a craft, 9:30-11 a.m. or 12:30-2 p.m. March 17 or 18, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Cascades Pkwy., Sterling. $9. 703-444-1275.

ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION, "Casting the First Stone" by Kimberla Lawson Roby, 7 p.m., Middleburg Library, 101 Reed St. 540-687-5730.

RADIO PRUNE: A RADIO TV SHOW, "The Misfits" will perform their version of the British comedy show, ages 12-18, 7 p.m. March 17 and March 31, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Registration. 703-777-0323.

FOOD SAFETY COURSE, for restaurant food managers or people involved in food preparation and handling, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 17 and 24, Loudoun Cooperative Extension Office, Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. $104, includes text, examination and certification. 703-777-0373.

YOGA, all levels, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Mondays, Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St. 540-687-6375.

TAX HELP, 55 and older, sponsored by county Area Agency on Aging, volunteers help with preparation of 1040, 1040-A and 1040-EZ forms and state and local forms. Open through April 10: 1-4 p.m. Mondays, Board of Supervisors' Satellite Office, 21641 Ridgetop Cir., Sterling, and Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St.; 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, South Riding Town Hall; 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays, Purcellville Library; 1-4 p.m. Thursdays, Area Agency on Aging Office, Leesburg; Volunteers available 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 22, Loudoun Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Free. For appointment, 703-777-0257.

DANCE AEROBICS, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sully Elementary School, 300 Circle Dr., Sterling. $55, 12 sessions. 703-430-9480.

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. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 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 per week. 703-777-9622.

FOREVER FIT, 55 and older, sponsored by Loudoun County YMCA and Loudoun Healthcare Inc. Walking, marching, strengthening exercises, stretching and relaxation. 9-10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Leesburg Presbyterian Church, 207 W. Market St. $2. 703-777-9622.

Tuesday 18 IRISH DANCING, featuring students at Donnelly School of Irish Dancing, 4:30 p.m. Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling; Students from Celtic Rhythm School of Dance perform, 7 p.m. Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Call your local library.

LOUDOUN WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY, "Spring Wildflowers," John DeMary, 7:30 p.m., Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Free. 540-554-2542 or www.loudounwildlife.org.

HANDWRITING ANALYSIS, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St. $12. 703-430-9480.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday through April 30, Ashburn United Methodist Church, 43454 Crossroads Dr. Child care available. $15, course. 703-819-0846.

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.

KIWANIS OF GOOSE CREEK, 7 a.m. Tuesdays, Johnson's Charcoal Beef House, 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.

WEIGHT TRAINING, ages 12-18, 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Arcola Community Center, 24244 Gum Spring Rd. Six sessions, $30. 703-327-3111.

Wednesday 19

FLORAL HALO CROWN, 16 and older, learn how to create one with ribbons, wire and flowers, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ida Lee Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Dr., Leesburg. Class, $25; supply fee, $5. 703-777-1368.

ANYTHING GOES QUILTING, bring bag lunch and quilting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. third Wednesdays, Episcopal Church of Our Redeemer, Route 50, Aldie. 540-687-5759.

LOVETTSVILLE NEEDLEWORK, learn to cross-stitch, crochet, knit and do needlepoint, 7-9 p.m., third Wednesday, Lovettsville Community Center, 57 E. Broad Way. $2 drop-in fee. Call to register. 540-822-5284.

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES, 7:30 p.m., Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. 703-777-0541.

READER'S THEATER, ages 8-12, "A Chance to Act," 4 p.m. Wednesdays through April 16, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Children receive a script, pick an acting role and read aloud. Simple backdrops, costumes and props. New play each week. Preregister. 703-444-3228, Ext. 309.

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.

LEESBURG HOST LIONS, 6 p.m. social , 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.

-- Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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