Arts and Crafts

READING PATTERNS AND CROCHET CLASSES, 18 and older, Ida Lee Park Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Dr., Leesburg. Call for dates and times. $45 a class. 703-777-1368.

KNITTING/CROCHETING, 10 a.m.-noon Fridays, Loudoun County Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. County-sponsored. Make items for families at the homeless shelter, Northern Virginia Ronald McDonald House, Loudoun Hospital Center, long-term care unit at Loudoun Hospital and for the Hug an Afghan program. Offers a homemade afghan to any child 18 or younger within the United States who has lost a parent or sibling. Group seeks donations of crochet hooks, sizes F through J, and four-ply acrylic yarn. Free. 703-430-2397.

GLORIES HATS WORKSHOP, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays, Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St. Ongoing community workshop to make Glories Hats for pediatric patients at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children. Sponsored by area Lutheran churches and United Lithograph. Community service hours validated for student participants. All ages welcome. 703-506-1415 or www.glorieshappyhats.org.

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

LOUDOUN SKETCH CLUB INDOOR SESSIONS, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Round Hill Center, 20 High St. Paint, draw or photograph. For information, call 540-338-5803.

WATERFORD QUILTERS, 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month, St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church, 37700 St. Francis Ct., Purcellville. New members welcome. Free. 703-327-2482.

AMERICAN SEWING GUILD, 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Free. 703-444-1936. Open to anyone with an interest in sewing. www.asg.org.

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

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.

Bazaars, Craft Fairs

HOLIDAY BAZAAR, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 20, Lovettsville Community Center, 57 E. Broad Way. "Rufus, The Red-Nosed Raindog" puppet show at 12:30 p.m. Crafts, food and gift items. Door prizes. Free. 540-822-5284.

CRAFT FAIR, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 20, Purcellville Skating Rink, 250 S. Nursery Ave. Crafts, food, door prizes and raffles. Benefits Purcellville Fire Department Auxiliary. Free. 703-873-3760.

CRAFT SHOW, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 20, Sterling Community Center Annex, 1115 W. Church Rd. Free. 703-430-6673.

Children

PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAM, ages 3-6, 10:30 a.m. next Thursday. Ida Lee Park Recreation Center, lower level social hall, 60 Ida Lee Dr., Leesburg. "Native Voices," with Dovie Thomason. Advance: $7, one child and accompanying adult; $3, each additional child. At the door: $8; $4. 703-777-1368 or www.idalee.org.

MOMS' MORNING OUT, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Thursdays, Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. Enjoy a morning with your child, or use the time to run errands. $35 for five sessions. Registration. 703-771-5913.

PARENTS NIGHT OUT, ages 5-12, 6-10 p.m. tomorrow, Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St. Indoor barbecue dinner. $20. Register. 540-687-6375.

LOUDOUN CAMP FIRE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, children in elementary school, 3:30-4:45 p.m. Wednesdays in Ashburn. Learn to work together and appreciate similarities and differences in a positive way. Take part in community service projects, outdoor activities and regular group meetings. Children and adult volunteers are welcome regardless of race, religion, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation or other aspects of diversity. Call for location. $17; $49, families. Special financial circumstances will be considered. 703-737-7807.

MOM AND ME OPEN GYM, ages 6 months-3 years, 10-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays, Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St. Play and meet new friends. Free. 540-687-6375.

Community

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FOR PREVENTION EDUCATION (COPE), 7 p.m. third Thursdays, Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St. Western Loudoun community residents are welcome. Free. 703-771-6428.

BASKET BINGO, Nov. 19, Lucketts Volunteer Fire Department, Route 662. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; bingo at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Lucketts Elementary School PTA. $20. Includes 24 regular bingo games and door-prize drawings. 703-777-1562. Child care available at Lucketts Community Center. Call for reservations. 703-771-5281.

HAM AND TURKEY DINNER, 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Lucketts Volunteer Fire Company, 42367 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. Turkey, ham, green beans, coleslaw, sauerkraut, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, hot rolls, dessert, tea and coffee. Benefits the fire company. $10, adults; $5, ages 10 and younger. 703-777-9344.

A DAY OF THANKS: GIVING TO OUR COMMUNITY, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Loudoun County Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Lambda Kappa Omega Chapter and the Educational and Charitable Foundation of LKO. Public is invited. Free. 703-471-6788.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 20, Heritage High School, 520 Evergreen Mill Rd. SE, Leesburg. Loudoun County residents only. 703-777-0187 or www.loudoun.gov/oswm/hhw.htm

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

BASKET BINGO, Sunday, Round Hill Fire Department, Route 719 north. Doors open at 1 p.m., bingo at 2. $20. Benefits Upper Loudoun Youth Football League. 540-338-1930.

LOUDOUN EDUCATION ALLIANCE OF PARENTS, "Honesty Is the Best Policy, Right?" the honor code, cheating and plagiarism in the face of new technology, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Dec. 8Stone Bridge High School, 43100 Hay Rd., Ashburn. Refreshments. Public is encourage to attend. Free. 703-729-7699.

Dance

SOCIAL BALLROOM, waltz workshop, 7-8 p.m.; swing workshop, 8-9 p.m. Thursdays beginning next week, Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. Registration $30 for four sessions. 703-406-7894.

BLUE RIDGE THUNDER CLOGGERS, ages 11 and older, beginner lessons, 7-8 p.m. Thursdays in a converted barn near Purcellville. Call for directions and cost. 540-882-4917.

OLD-TIME COUNTRY, 8-11 p.m., beginner workshop at 7:30, third Saturdays through May, Purcellville Skating Rink, 250 Nursery Ave. Bluemont. Old-time country dances feature bands, figure callers and friendly atmosphere for new and experienced dancers. Families, singles and homemade potluck refreshments encouraged. $7; $5, Bluemont friends, students and seniors. 703-777-6306 or www.bluemont.org.

Exhibits

"WAR AND RESPITE: THE MARSHALLS AND LOUDOUN COUNTY," examines Gen. George C. Marshall's rise to world leadership; his home, Dodona Manor; his wife, Katherine; and life on the home front of Loudoun county during World War II. Part of "America Celebrates the Greatest Generation," a 100-day tribute honoring the World War II generation. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, through November, Loudoun Museum, 16 Loudoun St. SW, Leesburg. $2, adults; $1, seniors, students, teachers; free, veterans, enlisted personnel and ages 9 and younger. 703-777-7427.

LOUDOUN HERITAGE FARM MUSEUM EXHIBIT, "Valley Apples," 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through July 9 at the museum, Claude Moore Park, Heritage Farm Lane, Sterling. $5, adults; $4, seniors; $3, ages 2-12; free, 1 and younger. 703-421-5322.

Gardening

PURCELLVILLE GARDEN CLUB, Thanksgiving holiday floral and bake sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 20, in front of Purcellville Giant grocery store, East Main Street. 540-338-0950.

History

LOUDOUN HISTORY AWARDS, 1 p.m. Sunday, Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-7195.

CIVIL WAR ROUND TABLE, 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 540-822-4480.

Lectures and Literature

BOOK SIGNING, noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Medlin Art Gallery, 2 Loudoun St. SE, Leesburg. "The Civil War Art of Mort Kunstler." Free. 703-771-8696. BOOK SIGNING, 1-3 p.m. Nov. 21, Final Draft Booksellers, 21st Street, Purcellville. "A Little Short of Boats: The Fights at Ball's Bluff and Edwards Ferry" by James Morgan. Free. 540-338-8238.

Miscellaneous

COUNTRYSIDE WOMEN'S CLUB, 9:30 a.m. tomorrow, Countryside pool meeting room, Algonkian Parkway. Author Ted Mason. New members welcome. 703-724-9479.

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

EASTERN LOUDOUN COMMUNITY COALITION, 7:30-9 p.m. last Monday of the month, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Free. 703-771-6428.

ENGLISH CLASSES, sponsored by English as a Second Language and Immigrant Ministries program. $15, processing charge at registration. Scholarships available. Baby-sitting at some locations. For information in English, Spanish, Korean or Vietnamese, call 703-841-0292 or www.eslim.org.

Music

LUCKETTS BLUEGRASS, 7 p.m. Saturday, Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. $12. Doors open 6 p.m. Music by the Scott Brannon Band and James Reams and the Barnstormers. 703-771-5281 or www.luckettscommunitycenter.org.

LOUDOUN SYMPHONY CONNOISSEURS' CONCERT AND DESSERT RECEPTION, 8 p.m. Saturday, St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St. SW, Leesburg. $20, advance; $25, at the door. Tickets available at the visitors center in Leesburg, Melodee Music in Sterling or by calling 703-771-8287.

SHENANDOAH COFFEEHOUSE SERIES, Saturday. Doors open at 7:30, show starts at 8 p.m., Universalist Church of Loudoun, 20460 Gleedsville Rd., Leesburg. Dana and Susan Robinson, old-time contemporary and traditional folk music. $10. 703-737-7644 or www.shenandoahacoustics.com/scs.

WATERFORD CONCERT SERIES, 4 p.m. Sunday, the Old School, Fairfax and High Streets, Waterford. Music by Guarneri String Quartet. Benefits restoration of the Old School. $30, in advance; $35, at the door. Free guided walking tour of the village for concert ticket holders beginning at 2 p.m. on the steps of the Old School. 540-882-3018 or www.waterfordva.org.

Nature

OWL PROWL, teenagers and adults, 7:30-9:30 p.m. tomorrow, 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.

BIRDING BANSHEE, 8 a.m. Saturday, Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, The Woods Road, south of Leesburg. Join Loudoun Wildlife conservancy and Friends of Banshee Reeks for a bird walk. Bring binoculars. 540-554-2542 or www.loudounwildlife.org.

LOUDOUN WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY BIRD WALK, 8 a.m. Nov. 27, meet at Neersville Volunteer Fire Station, Route 671, to go to Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship. Free. 540-554-2542.

ARE YOU READY FOR WINTER? ages 4 and older with an adult, 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, Rust Sanctuary, Audubon Naturalist Society, 802 Childrens Center Rd., Leesburg. Learn how plants and animals are getting ready for the cold months during a hike along the Rust trail and by the pond. $6, members; $9, nonmembers. 703-444-1275.

BEGINNER BIRD WALKS, older children and adults, 8 a.m. Nov. 20, Rust Sanctuary, Audubon Naturalist Society, 802 Childrens Center Rd., Leesburg. Bring binoculars and a field guide or use those provided. Free. 703-669-0000.

FROGSHACKLE NATURE CENTER, all ages, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Hands-on nature center. Make animal tracks in the sand. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free. 703-444-1275.

Sports

And Recreation

LOUDOUN WALKING AND VOLKSSPORT CLUB, 7:30-8:30 p.m. next Thursday, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Free. 703-737-2175.

ROAD RUNNERS, 8 a.m. Saturday, meet at Starbucks, East Market Street, Leesburg, to go east of the Washington & Old Dominion trail; 8 a.m. Sunday, meet at Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. 703-779-0078 or www.loudounroadrunners.org.

Theater

BELMONT RIDGE MIDDLE SHOW, "Barnum," tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday and Nov. 19 and 20. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m., Sundays, 2 p.m., Belmont Ridge Middle School, 19045 Upper Belmont Pl., Leesburg. $5, advance; $7, at the door. 703-669-1450.

LOUDOUN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL, "One Act Plays," 7:30 p.m. next Thursday, Nov. 19 and Nov. 20, Loudoun County High School, 415 Dry Mill Rd., Leesburg. "Invisible Man," "Competition Piece," "The Ladykiller" and "Slice of Sanity." More than 50 students, from freshmen to seniors, are involved in the plays. Refreshments available. $5. 703-771-6580.

POTOMAS FALLS HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA DEPARTMENT, "The Crucible," 7:30 p.m. today, tomorrow and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Potomac Falls High School, 46400 Algonkian Pkwy. $5. 703-444-7542 Ext. 37.

THEATER WORKSHOPS, 5:30-7:30 p.m. today, Round Hill Center, 20 High St. Fun theater improvisation and movement exercises performed by VSA Arts Virginia-Loudoun County. Taught by Alice Power and Ben Shoenberger. Register. Free. 540-338-7973.

AURORA STUDIOS THEATRE, "Little Women," tomorrow-Sunday, Nov. 19-21 and Nov. 26-28, Old Stone School, Route 9, Hillsboro. Fridays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Advance: $12, adults; $10, seniors and ages 12 and younger. At the door: $15; $12. 540-668-6779 or www.storyroot.com.

COLLEGE COMMUNITY THEATER, "La Bete," 8 p.m. tomorrow, Nov. 19 and 20 and 1 p.m. Sunday, Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun Campus, 1000 Harry Byrd Hwy., Sterling. $12, adults; $10, students and seniors. 703-450-2648.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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