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. Participants can make items for families at the homeless shelter, Northern Virginia Ronald McDonald House, Inova Loudoun Hospital and its long-term care unit, and the Hug an Afghan program, which offers a homemade afghan to anyone 18 or younger in 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.

SUMI-E PAINTING WORKSHOP, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Loudoun Academy of the Arts, 222 S. King St., Leesburg. Nellie Chao will demonstrate and provide hands-on instruction in Chinese brush painting, calligraphy in ink, and making strokes and painting Chinese characters and flowers. $130, includes brushes and supplies. 703-777-8043 or

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.

LOUDOUN SKETCH CLUB INDOOR SESSIONS, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Round Hill Center, 20 High St., Round Hill. Participants paint, draw or take photos. 540-338-5803.

WATERFORD QUILTERS, 10 a.m. second Wednesdays, St. Francis de Sales 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. second Wednesdays, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Free. 703-444-1936. Open to anyone with an interest in sewing.

LOVETTSVILLE NEEDLEWORK, 7-9 p.m., third Wednesdays, Lovettsville Community Center, 57 E. Broad Way. Teaches cross-stitch, crochet, knitting and 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.


STERLING KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, basket bingo, 6 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. games begin, tomorrow, 401 W. Holly Ave. Benefits NOVA Cool Cats (ice hockey for children with disabilities). $20, 20 games. 703-729-5777.


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

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


PLAYGROUND DEDICATION, 2 p.m. tomorrow, Sugarland Elementary School, 65 Sugarland Run Dr., Sterling. 703-444-7460.

"UNDER THE HARVEST MOON," dinner, dance and auction, 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Purcellville Skating Rink, 250 S. Nursery Ave. Benefits C.O.P.E. Teen Center. $15 per person and must be purchased in advance. Tickets are available at Final Draft Booksellers and the Purcellville Marketplace or by calling 703-409-6085.

"DENIM AND DIAMONDS," barn dance, dinner and auction, 5:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Great Country Farms, off Route 734, Bluemont. Benefits Loudoun Community Free Clinic. $75. 703-779-5412.

PUBLIC HEARING, 6-8 p.m. Monday, Mercer Middle School, 41249 Greenstone Dr., Aldie, on proposed changes in land use and design policies for Upper Broad Run and Upper Foley sub-areas of the county's Transition Policy Area. 703-777-0246.


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

DANCE FOR SINGLES, 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Christian Fellowship Church, 21673 Beaumeade Cir., Ashburn. Participants can learn the latest line dances. All levels. Free. 571-217-8720.


PURCELLVILLE GARDEN CLUB, membership tea, 2 p.m. tomorrow, Purcellville Library, Robey Room, 220 E. Main St. An opportunity to learn about the club's activities. Floral arrangements by members will be on display. Free. 540-338-0950.

GARDEN SEMINAR, 11 a.m. Oct. 8, Oatlands Carriage House, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. "Forcing Bulbs and Branches," presented by Carol Sherman. $12; $10, Friends of Oatlands members. Register. 703-777-3174.


WALKING TOURS OF HISTORIC LEESBURG, one-hour guided tour, through September. Reservations required. $10; $7, Loudoun Museum members; free, 12 and younger. 703-777-7427.

CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE, 7:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 540-822-4480.

Lectures, Discussions

And Literature

ONE BOOK/ONE COMMUNITY, "Human Rights Video Project," a six-part series with Robert A. Scharmer Jr., an adjunct professor of economics, human rights and geography at Shepherd University, continues with "Calling the Ghosts," 7 p.m. today, Lovettsville Library, 12 N. Light St. The series is dedicated to increasing awareness of human rights issues through the medium of the documentary. Free. 540-822-5824.

BOOK SIGNING, 7 p.m. next Thursday, National Sporting Library, 102 The Plains Rd., Middleburg. "The Sporting Art of Franklin B. Voss" by Peter Winants. Free. Reservations suggested. 540-687-6542, Ext. 15.

PRESERVATION, 10 a.m. Saturday, Raspberry Plain, Route 15, Leesburg. Restoration expert W. Brown Morton speaks on "The State of the Preservation Cause Worldwide" at the annual meeting of the Preservation Society of Loudoun County. 540-554-8448.


AFTERNOON TEA AT OATLANDS, 1 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday through Dec. 30, Oatlands, Route 15, six miles south of Leesburg. No teas Saturday and Oct. 1. All delicacies are from Savoir Fare Catering. Reservations. $19.95. 703-777-3174 or

COUNTRYSIDE WOMEN'S CLUB, new member coffee, 10 a.m.-noon today. Call Heather Balletto for directions. 703-421-4194.

OLD DOMINION AKC DOG SHOW, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 30-Oct. 2, Morven Park Equestrian Center, Tutt Lane, off Route 15 north of Leesburg. Dogs compete in conformation, rally and obedience. Vendors with dog supplies, equipment, gifts and products. Bring a lawn chair. $3 parking. 703-406-2474 or

AMATEUR RADIO, 8:30 a.m. third Saturdays, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 605 W. Market St., Leesburg. 540-338-2584 or

LUCKETTS CAR SHOW, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. Antique and classic cars, flea market, food and bluegrass music by Leon Morris and Associates. Rain or shine. $5; $3, seniors; free, 11 and younger. Benefits the Loudoun-Douglass Alumni Association scholarship fund. 703-771-5281.

NORTH CAROLINA-STYLE BARBECUE, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 1, Rockspring Farm, Loudoun Street, Leesburg. Benefits Helping Hands, Doctors Overseas and the work they offer people in under-served locations in the world. $50. 703-430-1992.

SUPPORTING EASTERN LOUDOUN FAMILIES, 7:30-9 p.m. fourth Mondays, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Coalition dedicated to keeping the community safe and drug-free. Eastern Loudoun residents welcome. Free. 703-771-6428.


FAMILY NIGHT, all ages, 7 p.m. today, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. "Sword in the Stone." Participants should bring a pillow, blanket and snack. Free. 703-737-8100.


BLUEGRASS/FOLK JAM, 6-11 p.m. last Fridays, Round Hill Arts Center, Old Furniture Factory, 6 W. Loudoun St. Public encouraged to participate. Food and beverages for sale. Free; donations appreciated. 540-338-5050 or


BIRDING AT THE BLUE RIDGE CENTER, fourth Saturdays, Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship, Route 671 (Harpers Ferry Road). Meet at 8 a.m., Neersville Volunteer Fire Station, Route 671. Free. 540-554-2542.


SENIOR TAX RELIEF SEMINAR, 2 p.m. today, Purcellville Town Hall, 130 E. Main St. Loudoun County Commissioner of Revenue Robert Wetz will present the program. Free. 703-737-8557.

SQUARE DANCE DEMONSTRATION, 2-4 p.m. next Thursday, Loudoun Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Butch Adams, choreographer and caller for the Capital Callers, a Washington-area exhibition team. Free. 703-430-2397.

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.


And Recreation

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.

ROAD RUNNERS, 8 a.m. Saturday, meet at Philomont Community Center, 36592 Jeb Stuart Rd.; 8 a.m. Sunday, meet at Lovettsville Community Center, 57 E. Broad Way. 703-779-0078 or

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

SEE MOMMY RUN, 9-9:45 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, W&OD trail behind Loudoun County High School, 415 Dry Mill Rd. SW, Leesburg. Most mothers push children in strollers. Free. 703-777-5845 or

VESTALS GAP WALKING CLUB, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, meet outside the Claude Moore Park visitors center, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd. Register. Free. 703-444-1275.

Yard Sales,

Flea Markets

CHILD AND INFANT CLOTHING, TOYS AND EQUIPMENT SALE, 9:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Loudoun Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Bargains on Halloween and Christmas outfits as well as winter outerwear. Sponsored by Loudoun-Fairfax Mothers of Multiples Club. Free. 703-715-6669 or

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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