Arts and Crafts

"DRAW-IN," ages 10 and older, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, the Naturalist Center, 741 Miller Dr., Leesburg. Try drawing objects from the Smithsonian's collection of natural history and anthropology objects. Professional illustrators will be on hand to give assistance. Bring your own art supplies. Free. 703-779-9712.

HOLIDAY ORNAMENT SIGNING, 11 a.m. Nov. 12, Taylorstown General Store, 13068 Taylorstown Rd., Lovettsville. Artist Debbie Rodeffer will sign her hand-painted 2005 Taylorstown Store holiday ornaments. Benefits renovation of the historic store. Free. 540-822-9340.


ROUND HILL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT, Route 719 North. Doors open at 5 p.m. Thursdays, bingo begins at 6:45. Smoke-free. Accessible to the disabled. 540-338-7982.

STERLING RURITAN CLUB, 183 Ruritan Rd., 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Benefits local charities. 703-444-6039.

LOUDOUN 4-H FAIRGROUNDS, Dry Mill Road, Leesburg, tomorrow. Doors open at 6 p.m., bingo begins at 7 p.m. Benefits Loudoun 4-H Beef and Swine Clubs. Refreshments available. $20, advance; $25. 540-338-6967.

LEESBURG SENIOR CENTER, 215 Depot Ct. SE. Advanced bingo, 9 a.m. Wednesdays; slower bingo, 12:30 p.m. Fridays. 703-737-8039.


UNDER A ROTTING LOG, ages 3-5, 9:30-11 a.m. or 12:30-2 p.m. today, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Investigate creatures under leaves and in rotting logs. Register. $10.25. 703-444-1275.

TEEN MYSTERY NIGHT, ages 12-18, 5 p.m. tomorrow, Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main St. Roam through the library trying to solve a simulated crime. Look for clues, visit crime scenes and listen to suspects tell their stories. Dinner included. Register. Free. 540-338-7235.

BACKPACK AND SNACK, ages 3-5, 9:30-11 a.m. next Thursday, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Hike in the park and discover birds, bugs and mammals. Listen to a nature story while sitting among the trees. Bring water and a snack. Register. $10.25. 703-444-1275.

MUSIC TOGETHER, for babies and other children up to age 4, 10:30 a.m. Monday, and Dec. 5, Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Family-oriented music and movement class. Instructor Katherine Satterfield. Register. Free. 703-771-5624.

FALL NATURE CAMP, ages 6-9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Activities will be different each day. Bring a snack, water and lunch. Register. $40.50. 703-444-1275.

LIVE AT THE LIBRARY, "Amadeus, The Traveling Dog," 4 p.m. Nov. 15, Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Rd. Hear a story and learn how to approach a dog. Take turns giving Amadeus a treat and petting him behind the ears or under the chin. Free. 703-777-0541.

SSSSNAKES, ages 6-8, 3:30-5 p.m. Nov. 15, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Outdoor adventure to learn about snakes. Register. $10.25.


LEESBURG'S FIRST FRIDAY, 6-9 p.m. first Fridays, historic downtown Leesburg. Visit art galleries, specialty stores and antique shops. Free. 703-725-8167.

Craft Fairs and Bazaars

CRAFT SALE, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sterling United Methodist Church, 304 E. Church Rd. Handmade crafts for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Free. 703-430-6555.

CRAFT FAIR, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Broad Run High School, 21670 Ashburn Rd. Sponsored by the Broad Run High School Parent-Teacher-Student Organization. Bring a canned or non-perishable food item for donation to the Loudoun Interfaith Relief food bank. Free. 703-729-1039.


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. Free. 571-217-8720.


LOUDOUN COUNTY TEACHER ART SHOW, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. today, George Washington University Virginia campus, Gallery Lounge, 20101 Academic Way., Ashburn. Free. 703-726-3650.

TEMPEST SERIES, paintings by Robert Vander Zee, Gallery 222, 222 S. King St., Leesburg. Reception to meet the artist, 6-9 p.m. tomorrow. Exhibit will be on display through Nov. 27. Free. 703-777-5498.

PAINTINGS FROM RECENT RUSSIAN MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS, meet artist Yuri Gorbachev, 5-8:30 p.m. Nov. 12, the Byrne Gallery, 7 W. Washington St., Middleburg. Exhibit runs through Nov. 27. Free. RSVP. 540-687-6986.

OIL PAINTING EXHIBIT, "Patterns in the Land," Round Hill Arts Center, 6 W. Loudoun St. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, through Nov. 12. Paintings by Ann McKay. Free. 540-338-5050 or


LOUDOUN MASTER GARDENER INFORMATIONAL SESSION, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Loudoun Extension Office, 30-B Catoctin Cir. SE, Leesburg. Learn about the program and the horticulture training that is provided. Free. 703-771-5150.

PURCELLVILLE GARDEN CLUB, noon Nov. 11. Gail Harris will create arrangements for the holidays. Call for location. Free. 540-338-0950.


FAMILY HISTORY SEMINAR, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 21015 Claiborne Pkwy., Ashburn. Free. 703-737-0040.

FAMOUS FOOTSTEPS HIKE, all ages, 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Rd., Sterling. Retrace historic journeys through the park and visit the Lanesville Ordinary and post office. Ages 4 and older will receive a stamped "Time Travelers Passport." Register. Space is limited. $3.50; 2 and younger, free. 703-444-1275.

Lectures, Discussions

And Literature

BOOK SIGNING, 7-9 p.m. tomorrow, Leesburg Bookstore, 13 Wirt St. SW. "The Hunt" by Jan Neuharth. Free. 571-258-0012.

BOOK SIGNING AND DISCUSSION, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday,Loudoun Museum, 16 Loudoun St. SW, Leesburg. "From Frontier to Suburbia: Loudoun County Virginia, One of American's Fastest Growing Counties" and "The Glories of War: Small Battles and Early Heroes of 1861" by Charles P. Poland. Free. 703-777-9388.

DISCUSSION AND BOOK SIGNING, 7 p.m. Monday, Middleburg Library, 101 Reed St. "America's 100 Best Trout Streams," by John Ross. Free. 540-687-5730.

LIFEBOOKS DISCUSSION, in celebration of National Adoption Awareness Month. Join adoptive mothers Lorna Davis and Mary Coyle to learn about Lifebooks, a teaching tool to help parents and children learn what it means to be adopted. Wednesday, Lovettsville Library, 540-822-5824; Nov. 16, Ashburn Library, 703-737-8105; Nov. 30, Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, 703-444-3228, Ext. 309. Programs begin at 7 p.m. Registration is required. Call your local library.

BOOK SIGNING AND DISCUSSION, 1 p.m. Nov. 12, Final Draft Booksellers, 192 North 21st St., Purcellville. "Hot Rod Milestones" by Ken Gross. Free. 540-338-8238.


CURATOR'S CHOICE, "The Concorde and the Failure of Supersonic Transport," by Ronald Davies, aeronautics division. 12:30-12:45 p.m. today, National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy., Chantilly. Free. 202-633-4629 or

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 "Justice and the Generals," 7 p.m. today, Lovettsville Library, 12 N. Light St. The series is dedicated to increasing awareness of human rights issues through the documentary medium. Free. 540-822-5824.

AFTERNOON TEA AT OATLANDS, 1 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday through Dec. 30, Oatlands, Route 15, six miles south of Leesburg. All delicacies are from Savoir Fare catering. Reservations. $19.95. 703-777-3174 or

NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM AVIATION LECTURE, The Flying Frontier-NASA Technological Innovations in the Skies, "Faster Than a Speeding Bullet: The X-43A Scramjet Flight Test Project," by Laurie Grindle. 8 p.m. tomorrow, National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy., Chantilly. Free; tickets are required and are available at the IMAX Theater box office or online. Come early for a free special showing of "Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag" at 7 p.m. in the IMAX Theater. Free. 202-633-4629 or

LOUDOUN VALLEY SHEEP PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION, "Shepherd's Workshop 101," 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Loudoun County Extension Office, 30-B Catoctin Cir. SE, Leesburg. $15 includes lunch and materials. 540-882-3631 or

LOUDOUN COUNTY 4-H CLUB ORIENTATION MEETING, ages 9-19 and their families, 4-5 p.m. Sunday, Loudoun County Extension Office, 30-B Catoctin Cir. SE, Leesburg. New club is being started in the Leesburg area. Free. 703-777-0373.

LOUDOUN HORSE ASSOCIATION MEETING, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center, Morven Park, 17690 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Tour of the hospital included. Members, free; $5, nonmembers. 540-822-9133.

N.A.R.F.E. LUNCHEON MEETING, Loudoun Chapter 1133, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Thoroughbred Grill and Brewing Company, 50 Catoctin Cir. NE, Leesburg. Reg Jones will speak on the new Medicare Part D prescription drug program. Active and retired federal workers and spouses welcome. Cost varies. 703-726-2818.


LUCKETTS BLUEGRASS, 7 p.m. Saturday, Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. $12. Doors open at 6 p.m. Refreshments available. Music by Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers and David Davis and the Warrior River Boys. 703-771-5281 or

LOUDOUN SYMPHONIC WINDS, "Music of Italy," 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Potomac Falls High School, 46400 Algonkian Pkwy., Sterling. Conductor Gil Corella. $5 adult; $10 per family. 703-777-7985 or

LOUDOUN SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA, "English Fare," 4 p.m. Nov. 19, Heritage High School, 520 Evergreen Mill Rd., Leesburg. Conductor Mark Allen McCoy. Free. 703-771-8287


NATURE LECTURE SERIES. "East Evergreens for Landscaping and Decorating," the third session in a three-part series on natural attractions, with Mary Olien, 2 p.m. Nov. 12, Middleburg Library, 101 Reed St. Free. 540-687-5730.


And Recreation

SAMPLE YOGA CLASS, 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, Anahata Center for Yoga and Wellness, 112 South St. SE, Leesburg. For new students only. Register. Free. 703-771-0006 or

ROAD RUNNERS, 8 a.m. Saturday, meet at Loudoun County High School, 415 Dry Mill Rd., Leesburg; 8 a.m. Sunday, meet at Lincoln Elementary School, 18048 Lincoln Rd., Purcellville. 703-779-0078 or

MORVEN PARK STEEPLECHASE RACES, Nov. 12, Morven Park Equestrian Center, Tutt Lane, off Route 15, north of Leesburg. Gates open 11 a.m., post time 1:30 p.m. Vendors, petting zoo, moon bounce and duck pond in the family fun area. $30 per vehicle in advance; $10 per person race day. 703-777-2414 or


"ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST," 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday , Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun campus, Waddell Theater, 1000 Harry Byrd Hwy., Sterling. Mature audiences only. $10; $8 students and seniors. 703-450-2551.

Veterans Day

VETERANS SERVICE, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Ebenezer Cemetery Church, nine miles south of Round Hill on Route 719 in Bloomfield. The Rev. Parker Thompson will lead the service. The Good News Singers will provide music along with Robbie Thompson. Free. 540-687-4852.

VETERANS DAY PROGRAM, 1:30-3 p.m. next Thursday, Loudoun Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. Discussion and presentations. Open to the public. Free. 703-430-2397.

AN AMERICAN ENDEAVOR, "Beanies to Baghdad," 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 11, Loudoun Valley High School auditorium, 340 N. Maple Ave., Purcellville. Special guest Marine Lt. Col. Bruce Hilgartner. The Loudoun Valley Veterans Club will be collecting items for soldiers overseas. Call for a list of suggestions. Free. 540-822-9353, Ext. 59.

Yard Sale, Rummage Sale and Auctions

RUMMAGE SALE, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Middleburg Fire Department, 910 W. Washington St. Benefits the Middleburg Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Free. 540-687-6430.

-- Compiled by SANDY MAUCK

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