Arts and Crafts

KNITTING, 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

BAZAAR, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 3-4, Loudoun Hospital Center atrium, 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. Sponsored by the Volunteers of Loudoun Healthcare Inc. to benefit various departments in the hospital.

BAZAAR, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 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. Saturday, 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. Saturday, Sterling Community Center Annex, 1115 W. Church Rd. Free. 703-430-6673.

HOLIDAY BREAKFAST AND GIFT SHOP, 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 4, Lowes Island Elementary PTO, 20755 Whitewater Dr., Sterling. Free. 703-444-7532.

Children

PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAM, ages 3-6, 10:30 a.m. today, 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.

TERRIFIC TURKEYS, ages 3-6, 9:30-11 a.m. or 12:30-2 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Take a hike, learn about wild turkeys and make a turkey craft. Register. $10.25. 703-444-1275.

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, tomorrow, 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.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 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 Dec. 12Founders 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.

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. 8{scheck} Stone 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 today, 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, Saturday, 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

ART SHOW, "Holiday Invitational Show," 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 26-Jan. 1, Round Hill Arts Center, 6 W. Loudoun St., Round Hill. Work by Loudoun artists includes pottery by David Norton, watercolors by Catherine Hillis, pastels by Hope Hanes and stained glass by Mary Page. Artists reception, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 1. Free. 540-668-6753.

BARNS AND FARMS OF LOUDOUN ART SHOW AND SALE, artist reception, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, Round Hill Center, 20 High St. Refreshments, music and art as well as agricultural-themed items for sale provided by the Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum. Show runs through December. Free. 540-338-7973.

"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.

"The Art of Celebration," 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 30, the Byrne Gallery, 7 W. Washington St., Middleburg. Showcases a collection of wearable art featuring evening dresses from local designer Wendy Pepper and original jewelry by the gallery's jewelry artists. Free. 540-687-6986.

Gardening

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

History

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, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, 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.

VIRGINIA YOUNG READERS BOOK CLUB, ages 8 and older, 7 p.m. fourth Mondays through April, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. Book discussions, games and refreshments. Register. Free. 703-737-8105.

LECTURE, 7 p.m. Nov. 30, National Sporting Library, 102 The Plains Rd., Middleburg. Arthur Hancock III, thoroughbred breeder and owner. Reservations. Free. 540-687-6542, Ext. 15.

COLLECTIBLE BOOKS FOR SALE, 10-a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St. Includes Little Golden books, autographed, first-edition, out-of-print, vintage and gift-quality books. Cost varies. 703-430-9500.

Music

BLUEGRASS/FOLK JAM, 6:30-11 p.m. Nov. 26, Round Hill Arts Center, Old Furniture Factory, 6 W. Loudoun St. Musicians, children and public encouraged to participate. Food and beverages available for purchase. Free. Donations appreciated. 540-338-5050 or www.roundhillarts.org.

LUCKETTS BLUEGRASS, 7 p.m. Saturday, Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. $12. Doors open 6 p.m. Music by Nothin' Fancy. 703-771-5281 or www.luckettscommunitycenter.org.

Nature

SUNDAY IN THE PRESERVE, 2 p.m. Sunday, Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, 21085 The Woods Road, south of Leesburg. Join Phil Daley for an informal family walk. Free. 703-779-2077.

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

Seniors

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

ARMCHAIR EXERCISE, 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays, Loudoun Senior Center, 215 Depot Ct. SE, Leesburg. Free. 703-771-5156.

POKER, 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Loudoun Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. 55 and older. Free, center members; $1, nonmembers. 703-430-2397.

FEELIN' GOOD EXERCISE, 8-8:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Loudoun Valley Community Center, 320 W. School St., Purcellville. County-sponsored, for senior adults, low impact. $36, 12 sessions. 540-338-4122.

Sports

And Recreation

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

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.

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-2 p.m. Tuesdays.

ROAD RUNNERS, 8 a.m. Saturday, meet at Faith Chapel, 14188 Chapel Lane, Lucketts; 8 a.m. Sunday, meet at Mike and Tammy's in Waterford. Call for directions. 703-779-0078 or www.loudounroadrunners.org.

SOUTH RIDING RUNNING CLUB, 7 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Weekly runs also forming. Distances vary, and all paces are welcome. 703-585-3028 or www.srrunners.org.

MIDDLEBURG WALKING CLUB, adults, 9:30 a.m. Mondays, meet at the Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St. Register. Free. 540-687-6375.

Theater

BELMONT RIDGE MIDDLE SHOW, "Barnum," 7 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 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. today, tomorrow and Saturday, 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.

STERLING PLAYMAKERS, "Charlotte's Web," tomorrow-Sunday, Sterling Middle School, 201 W. Holly Ave. Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2:30 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m. $10, adults; $7, ages 11 and younger. 703-437-6117 or www.sterlingplaymakers.com.

AURORA STUDIOS THEATRE, "Little Women," tomorrow-Sunday 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.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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