Arts and Crafts

LOUDOUN KNITTERS, 6:30-9 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. New members welcome. Free. 703-771-1383.

AMERICAN SEWING GUILD, 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. second Wednesdays, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Free. 703-444-1936. 10 a.m.-noon first Fridays, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Group will not meet June-August. 703-369-2856; Open to anyone with an interest in sewing.

EMBROIDERERS' GUILD OF AMERICA, 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. fourth Wednesdays, Trinity Presbyterian Church at Dranesville Road and Park Avenue, Herndon. Oatlands chapter serving Loudoun and Fairfax counties. 703-858-1490.


BASKET BINGO, Loudoun County Fairgrounds Barn Raising Fund Benefit, June 6, Loudoun County Fairgrounds, 17558 Dry Mill Rd., Leesburg. Doors open 1 p.m.; bingo begins 2 p.m. Limited seating. Reservations. $20, in advance; $25, at the door. 540-338-6967.


BOOKKEEPING AND TAXATION FOR SMALL BUSINESSES, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Mark Turbyfill, CPA and partner at Tax Management Systems. Sponsored by the Loudoun County Small Business Development Center. Registration. Free. 703-430-7222.


HABITAT HUNT, ages 3-6, 9:30-11 a.m. or 12:30-2 p.m. Monday, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Look for habitats in the forest, meadow and ponds. Learn about them through crafts and games. Registration. $9. 703-444-1275.


LAND TRUST OF VIRGINIA GARDEN PARTY FUNDRAISER, 4-8 p.m. June 6, Llangollen Estate, Upperville. Refreshments, music. RSVP by June 1. $35. 540-687-8441

ASHBURN COMMUNITY MEETING, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Ashburn Volunteer Fire Department's social hall, 20688 Ashburn Rd. Discuss traffic congestion and safety concerns in Old Ashburn, especially the Ashburn Road-Hay Road intersection. Individuals who are unable to attend are welcome to provide input by emailing Broad Run District Supervisor Lori Waters at Free. 703-771-5088


SOCIAL/BALLROOM, "Latin Potpourri," Level 2, 7-8 p.m.; "triple swing," 8-9 p.m. Thursdays beginning next Thursday, Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. Registration. $30, four sessions. 703-406-7894.


LOUDOUN COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS STUDENT ARTISTS EXHIBIT, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, May 28-July 29, George Washington University's Virginia campus, Gallery Lounge, 20101 Academic Way, Ashburn. Artist recognition reception, 7-8:30 p.m. June 3. Free. RSVP reception. 703-726-3650.


FAMILY FUN FAIR, 5-8 p.m. Friday, Munger Academy, 624 W. Church Rd., Sterling. Food, games, raffles, moon bounces and slides. Free. Games cost extra. 703-430-2781.


STUDENT FILMS, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and next Thursday, Tally Ho Theatre, West Market Street, Leesburg. Eleven films produced by Loudoun's high school students will debut. Films were submitted to the Travis Film Festival competition, an event hosted by the Loudoun Arts Council. $5. Awards ceremony, 6 p.m. May 28, the Holiday Inn at Carradoc Hall, East Market Street, Leesburg. $10. 703-777-7838.


PURCELLVILLE GARDEN CLUB, next Thursday. Visit historic Dumbarton Oaks in Washington. Call for details. 540-338-0950.

Lectures and Literature

ILLUSTRATED LECTURE, "Walter Jeffords Collection," today, National Sporting Library, 102 The Plains Rd., Middleburg. Hugh Hildesley, executive vice president, Sotheby's. Registration. Free. 540-687-6542, Ext. 15.

BOOK SIGNING, "Morning Glory," by Ashburn resident, Katy Pistole, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, 42917 Nashua St., Ashburn. Free. 703-723-5108.

LECTURE AND LUNCHEON, "The Roots of Terrorism, Anti-Americanism, Anti-Israelism and Anti-Semitism," with Clifford D. May, president of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, 12:30 p.m., Sunday, River Creek Country Club, 43800 Olympic Blvd., Leesburg. The Potomac Chapter of Hadassah fundraiser. $75; $40 is tax deductible. Includes speaker and three course luncheon. Registration. 703-443-9055.

USBORNE BOOK FAIR, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through May 27, Lovettsville Elementary School, 49 S. Loudoun St. All age groups and interests in paperback and hardback. Cost varies. 703-771-6700.


BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Presentations, film, panel discussion. Free. 703-777-0541 or

RECYCLE DAY, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Telos Corporation parking lot, 19886 Ashburn Rd., near the intersection with Route 7. Computers, TVs and waste electronics accepted. Fees for computer monitors and TVs based on size of screen. Cash only. All other electronics, no charge. Limit 15 items per vehicle. Questions about items that will be accepted, call 703-771-5318.

AMATEUR RADIO, 8:30 a.m. third Saturdays, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 607 W. Market St., Leesburg. 540-338-2584 or

WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE WORKSHOP, female residents of Loudoun County and their daughters ages 13 and older, 7-10 p.m. Tuesday, Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy, 45299 Research Pl., Ashburn. Wear gym-style clothing and athletic shoes. Registration. Free. 703-7777-0407.

Memorial Day

LEESBURG MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE, 11 a.m. May 31, Loudoun County Courthouse grounds. If it rains, event will be held in the lower level, Ida Lee Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Dr., Leesburg. Retired Marine Corp Col. Gerald H. Turley is the speaker. Free. 703-737-7154.


LOUDOUN SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA, 3 p.m. Saturday, Eagle Ridge Middle School, 42901 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn. Ron Dillard, conductor. Free. 703-771-8287.


BUTTERFLIES IN THEIR HABITATS, 6 and older, 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Slide show led by entomologist Dexter Hinckley. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration. Free. 703-444-1275

BIRDING THE BLUE RIDGE CENTER, 8 a.m. Saturday. Meet at the Neersville Volunteer Fire Station, Route 671, and travel to the center. Free. 540-554-2542 or

BUG BABIES FAMILY PROGRAM, 1-2 p.m. May 29, Audubon Naturalist Society's Rust Nature Sanctuary, 802 Children's Center Rd. SW, Leesburg. Learn about life cycles and the ways bugs adapt to their environment. Members, $5, a child; nonmembers, $8. Registration. 703-669-0000.

AMATEUR NATURALIST SERIES, "Skulls, Bones and Other Animal Traces," teenagers and adults, 10 a.m.-noon May 29, Audubon Naturalist Society's Rust Nature Sanctuary, 802 Children's Center Rd., Leesburg. Identify animal skulls and bones and learn about animal traces. Members, $10; nonmembers, $14. Registration. 703-669-0000.


LOUDOUN COUNTY SENIOR CITIZENS' DAY, "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," 55 and older, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. tomorrow, JR's Festival Lakes, Fort Evans Road, Leesburg. Old-fashioned barbecue lunch, photo opportunities with a Frederick Keys baseball player, baseball bingo and dancing to the Twang Masters. Sponsored by Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging. Registration. $6. 703-777-0257.

AARP'S DRIVER SAFETY CLASS, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday and May 28, Loudoun County Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Participants must attend both sessions. Volunteer Gene Schmidt. Registration. $10. 703-430-2397.

Sports and Recreation

LOUDOUN WALKING AND VOLKSSPORT CLUB, 7:30-8:30 p.m. today, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. Free. 703-737-2175

ROAD RUNNERS, 9 a.m. Saturday, meet at Philomont Community Center, 36592 Jeb Stuart Rd.; 8 a.m. Sunday, meet at Franklin Park, 17501 Franklin Park Dr., Purcellville. 703-779-0078 or


NIAGARA FALLS AND TORONTO, 55 and older or any adult accompanied by a senior, June 28-July 2. Registration. Double occupancy: members, $468; nonmembers, $498. $114 extra for single occupancy. Includes motorcoach transportation, four nights lodging, four breakfasts and dinners and tours. 703-430-2397.


"FOOTLOOSE," teen romance written by Dean Pitchford, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday; 2 p.m. Saturday, Potomas Falls High School, 46400 Algonkian Pkwy. $7. 703-444-7542.

"SNOW WHITE," presented by VSA Arts of Virginia-Loudoun County, 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Harper Park Middle School, 701 Potomac Station Dr. NE, Leesburg. $5; 2 and younger, free; $18, family. 540-338-7973.

Yard Sales

And Flea Markets

LEESBURG YARD SALE, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Foxridge Drive and Deer Path Avenue. Information, call Property Management People Inc., 703-771-9355.

STERLING FLEA MARKET, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. June 5, Unitarian Universalists of Sterling, Sterling Oaks Commerce Center, 22135 Davis Dr. Free. 703-406-3068.

STERLING FLEA MARKET, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. June 5, Loudoun Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Rain or shine. Free. 703-430-2397.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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