FALL FUN DAY, ages 5-12, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday, Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St. Crafts and games. Bring lunch. Snacks provided. Register. $40. 540-687-6375.

SCHOOL HOLIDAY CAMP, ages 5 and older, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Sterling Community Center Annex, 1115 W. Church Rd. Crafts, games and movie. Bring a bag lunch and beverage. Snacks provided. Register. $45 per day. 703-430-6673.

FUN DAY FIELD TRIP, ages 5-12, visit the Udvar-Hazy center on Tuesday. Depart 8:30 a.m. and return 5:30 p.m., Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St. Bring lunch. Register. $55. 540-687-6375.

BALTIMORE ZOO TRIP, grades K-5, Tuesday. Depart 8 a.m. and return 6 p.m., Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. Bring a bag lunch and disposable beverage. Register. $35; $24, additional family member. 703-771-5281.


FIRST ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, "From Construction to Opportunity," 12:30 p.m. today, Leesburg Senior Center, 215 Depot Ct. SE, Leesburg. Free. 703-771-5156.

35TH PURCELLVILLE HERITAGE ANTIQUES SHOW, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 5, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 6 and noon-5 p.m. Nov. 7, Purcellville Skating Pavilion, 250 S. Nursery Ave. Benefits St. Francis DeSales Parish. $5. 540-338-5025 or

PANCAKE BREAKFAST, 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 14, Founders Hall beside Ashburn Volunteer Fire Department, 20688 Ashburn Rd. Pancakes, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, biscuits, gravy, juices, coffee. $5, ages 60 and older; $6, ages 9-59; $3, ages 3-8; free, 2 and younger. 703-729-2103.


COACHING ART EXHIBITION, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today and tomorrow, National Sporting Library, 102 The Plains Rd., Middleburg. Free. 540-687-6542.

THE ANNE FRANK STORY EXHIBIT, today, tomorrow and Saturday, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. Photos from the Frank family are combined with historical images from the period. Includes entries from Anne Frank's diary. Exhibit is sponsored by the Anne Frank Center USA Inc. and is funded by the Irwin Uran Gift Fund. Free. Call for library hours. 703-737-8100.

Fairs, Festivals and Bazaars

PHILOMONT FALL FESTIVAL, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Philomont Horse Show Grounds, Route 734. Crafts, food, pumpkin painting. Costumes optional. $10. Call the Philomont Community Center for information. 540-338-5882.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR AND INDOOR YARD SALE, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 6, Heritage Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 122 Morven Park Rd. NW, Leesburg. Benefits the resident activity fund. Free. 703-777-8700.

HOLIDAY CRAFT AND FAMILY FUN FAIR, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 6, Loudoun Valley Community Center, 320 W. School St., Purcellville. Crafts, moon bounce, rock climbing wall, face painting, tie-dying, bake sale food vendors. Benefits Loudoun Valley Community Center music and physical education programs, scholarships and financial aid to families in need of preschool or day care in western Loudoun. Free. 540-338-4122.


HAUNTS AND LEGENDS OF OLD VIRGINIA, 7-10 p.m. today, Thomas Birkby House, 108 Loudoun St. , Leesburg. Traditional folk tales of Virginia's spooky legends with storyteller Kathy Coleman. Dessert available. Sponsored by the Loudoun Museum. $15, adults; $5, ages 7-12; free, 5 and younger. 703-777-7427.

FLASHLIGHT CANDY SEARCH, ages 6-10, 7-8 p.m. today, Loudoun Valley Community Center, 320 W. School St., Purcellville. Bring a flashlight and a bag for your goodies. $3. 540-338-4122.

FLASHLIGHT CANDY HUNT, ages 2-10, 6:30-8 p.m. tomorrow, Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St. Gather goodies in the dark. Bring a flashlight, costume and trick-or-treat bag. Call for schedule of age groups. $5. Register. 703-430-9480.

HALLOWEEN CELEBRATION, all ages, 6-9 p.m. tomorrow, Lovettsville Community Center, 57 E. Broad Way. Ghoulish dinner, games, entertainment for ages 3-13, refreshments. $5. 540-822-5284.

HALLOWEEN JOE'S RAVEN HOUSE PRISON, 6-9 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, and 5-9 p.m. Sunday, Route 15 south to Woodlea Manor, right on Moore Place and right on Gaines Court. Free; donations will be accepted for the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Department. 703-887-5850.

PRESCHOOL HALLOWEEN PARTY, ages 2-6, 7-8 p.m. tomorrow, Loudoun Valley Community Center, 320 W. School St., Purcellville. $5. Register. 540-338-4122.

PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST, family night, 5:30-7 p.m.; middle and high school students, 7:30-9 p.m. tomorrow, Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. Pumpkins, carving tools and candles provided. Prizes awarded. $10. Pizza dinner available, $5. Register by Oct. 22. 703-771-5913.

HAUNTINGS WALKING TOURS, 6-10 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. Meet at the Leesburg Town Hall, West Market Street. Sponsored by the Loudoun Museum. Costumed interpreters will share stories about Leesburg's 17th- and 18th-century ghosts. Not recommended for ages 11 and younger. $15. 703-777-7427.

THE BLACK KITTY HALLOWEEN HAPPENING, ages 1-6, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. Crafts, games, snacks and a trick-or-treat hunt. $7. Register. 703-771-5281.

HISTORIC HALLOWEEN TACKY PARTY, ages 12 and younger, 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Loudoun Museum, 18 Loudoun St. SW, Leesburg. Crafts, games, refreshments and a short ghost walking tour. Tacky costumes welcomed. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $5, child; free, adults. Advance ticket purchase recommended. 703-777-7427.

ARCOLA'S HAUNTED HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL, all ages, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Arcola Community Center, 24244 Gum Spring Rd. Games, rides, food, prizes. Haunted Candy Run from noon-2 p.m. Free. 703-327-3111.

DOUGLASS COMMUNITY CENTER'S HALLOWEEN FLOAT, all ages, 1-9 p.m. Saturday, Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. Help make the community center's float for the Leesburg parade. Free. 703-771-5913.

HOT DOG IT'S HALLOWEEN, all ages, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St. Games, treats, parade of costumes and a hayride. $3. Register. 540-687-6375.

ONE NIGHT COSTUME BALL, grades 6-8, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. Games, refreshments, costume contest and DJ dance. Dulles Town Center gift certificates for the scariest, funniest and most creative costumes. Free. 703-737-8006.

PANCAKES AND PUMPKINS, all ages, 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Franklin Park, 17501 Franklin Park Dr., Purcellville. All-you-can eat pancake breakfast followed by a Halloween candy hunt throughout the park. Pony rides, carnival games, children's crafts, hay-maze and pumpkin-carving contest. $5; ages 1 and younger, free. 540-338-7603.

ITSY BITSY MUSICAL HALLOWEEN, 2 p.m. Sunday, Sterling Community Center Annex, 1115 E. Church Rd. Pumpkin patch photos, Halloween parade, "Miss Maddy's Music Together Program." $10 donation for Midwives for Midwives, per family. 703-586-5037.


CENSUS RECORDS-WHO, WHAT, WHY, WHEN AND WHERE, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Thomas Balch Library downstairs meeting room, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. LaVonne Markham and Mary Fishback will discuss the ins and outs of using the census. Free. 703-777-7195.

Lectures and Literature

READING AND BOOK SIGNING, 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, Purcellville Train Station, North 21st Street (next to Magnolias Restaurant). "The Magellan House," stories by John Rolfe Gardiner. Free. 540-338-8238.


LOUDOUN TOASTMASTERS, reunion meeting, 7-9:15 p.m. Nov. 6, National Conference Center, Upper Belmont Place in Lansdowne. Previous and current members and interested guests are welcome. Public speaking group. Free. 703-724-4295 or


LUCKETTS BLUEGRASS, 7 p.m. Saturday, Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. $12. Doors open 6 p.m. Music by Bob Paisley and the Southern Grass and Orange Line Special. 703-771-5281 or


OWL PROWL, teenagers and adults, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 12, Rust Sanctuary, Audubon Naturalist Society, 802 Childrens Center Rd., Leesburg. Look for owls and learn about their habits. Register. $10, members; $14, nonmembers. 703-669-0000.

LOVELY LEAVES, ages 4 and older with an adult, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 6, Rust Sanctuary, Audubon Naturalist Society, 802 Childrens Center Rd., Leesburg. Discover why leaves change color and search for wildlife. Register. $6, members; $9, nonmembers. 703-444-1275.

BEGINNER BIRD WALKS, older children and adults, 8 a.m. Nov. 6, Rust Sanctuary, Audubon Naturalist Society, 802 Childrens Center Rd., Leesburg. Bring binoculars and a field guide or use those provided. Free. 703-669-0000.


HALLOWEEN PARTY-DANCE, 2-4:30 p.m. tomorrow, Loudoun County Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Music by deejay Sky Dantinne. Wear your favorite costume. Refreshments. Transportation available. $2, members by Oct. 28; $4, day of event for everyone. 703-430-2397.


And Recreation

ROAD RUNNERS, 8 a.m. Saturday, meet at Faith Chapel, 14188 Chapel Lane, Lucketts; 8 a.m. Sunday, meet at Market Station, Loudoun and Harrison streets, Leesburg, to carpool for Purcellville to Leesburg run. 703-779-0078 or


SEVEN SHORT COMEDIES, by David Ives, 7:30 p.m. next Thursday and Nov. 5-6 and 3 p.m. Nov. 7, Dominion High School, 21326 Augusta Dr., Sterling. $5. 703-444-8035.

Yard and Rummage Sales

RUMMAGE SALE, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 6, Middleburg Fire Department, 910 W. Washington St. Clothing, housewares and furniture. Benefits the Middleburg Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Free. 540-687-6430.

INDOOR FLEA MARKET AND BOOK SWAP, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 6, Sterling Community Center Annex, 1115 W. Church Rd., Sterling. Book swap from 10 a.m.-noon. Bring your adult and children's books to trade. Free. 703-430-6673.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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