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Loudoun community calendar, April 7-14

Sunday, April 7

Gardening symposium, with 12 speakers, vendors, garden art and gardening products, sponsored by Loudoun County Master Gardeners. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Ida Lee Park and Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Dr., Leesburg. One day, $45; two days, $70. Includes lunch. Register at

Book discussion, “Let This Voice Be Heard: Anthony Benezet, Father of Atlantic Abolitionism,” a presentation by Maurice Jackson. 2 p.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-7195.

Theater: “They’re Playing Our Song,” a BITWC Theatre production of Neil Simon’s musical. based on the relationship of composer Marvin Hamlisch and lyricist Carole Bayer Sager. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $20. 540-338-7973 or

“A Far Cry,” a self-conducted chamber orchestra from Boston, featuring 17 young professional musicians. 4 p.m., Waterford Old School, 40222 Fairfax St., Waterford. $30; students, $20; age 12 and younger, free. 540-882-3018, Ext. 117 or

Monday, April 8

Toastmasters Club, NOVA Dawn Breakers. 7:30-8:30 a.m., Eggspectation restaurant, 1609 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg. 703-608-2286 or

Sewing and “stitch-in,” for beginners. Take sewing, knitting, needlepoint or crochet projects. Machines provided. 9-11:45 a.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-8039.

Mah-jongg, Chinese tile game. Mondays and Thursdays at noon, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St., Leesburg. 703-737-8039.

Sterling Rotary Club meeting, 12:30 p.m., Logan’s Roadhouse restaurant, 46321 McClellan Way, Sterling. 703-401-4509.

Beginners’ line dance, for people 55 and older. 2-3 p.m., Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. $2, nonmembers. 571-258-3400.

Tuesday, April 9

Rotary Club of Leesburg Daybreak, 7:30 a.m., Tuscarora Mill restaurant, 203 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. 703-622-4320 or

Party bridge, 1-4 p.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-8039.

Poker, age 55 and older. 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Potomac Falls. $1; center members, free. 703-430-2397.

Potluck dinner and white elephant bingo, take a covered dish for six to eight people and a white elephant gift, wrapped or in a gift bag. 5:30-7:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-8039.

Bluegrass and folk jam, open to musicians of all skill levels. 7-]8:30 p.m., Morningside House, 316 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. Free. 571-237-2888.

Wednesday, April 10

Leesburg Senior Center bingo, advanced game, 9 a.m. Wednesdays; slower bingo, 12:30 p.m. Fridays, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. 703-737-8039.

Book discussion, Call for titles. 10 a.m. second Wednesdays, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St., Leesburg. 703-737-8039.

Waterford Quilters, new members welcome. 10 a.m. second Wednesdays, Blue Ridge Bible Church, 770 S. 20th St., Purcellville. Free. 540-751-0749 or

Middleburg duplicate bridge, open game. 12:30 p.m., Middleburg United Methodist Church, 15 W. Washington St. $5. 540-687-5093.

Preschool play drop-in, play equipment provided in the gym. Parental supervision required. 3:30-4:30 p.m., Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. $1. 703-771-5913.

Ashburn Toastmasters, for people interested in developing communication and leadership skills. 7:15 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Broadlands Community Center, 43008 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn.

Thursday, April 11

“How to start a business,” seminar sponsored by the Loudoun Small Business Development Center. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Comfort Suites, 80 Prosperity Ave., Leesburg. $15; online registration, $10. 703-430-7222 or

Rotary Club of Ashburn, noon, 1757 Golf Club, 45120 Waxpool Rd., Dulles. 703-969-3070 or

Pinochle, 12:30 p.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St., Leesburg. 703-737-8039.

Sterling Ruritan Club bingo, benefits local charities. 7 p.m., Sterling Ruritan Club, 183 Ruritan Rd. 703-444-6039.

Friday, April 12

Countryside Women’s Club, meeting and social with guest speaker. 9:30 a.m., Parkway Meeting Room, off Algonkian Parkway, Sterling. Free. 703-403-6505 or

Knitting and crocheting, 10 a.m.-noon, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Potomac Falls. Free. 703-430-2397.

Loudoun Crime Commission luncheon, “More Guns, Less Crime,” a presentation by John Lott about the effect of gun ownership on crime statistics. 12:30-2 p.m., Belmont Country Club, 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn. $15 members; guests, $20. 571-237-2257, or

After-hours teen center, for ages 12-18. Teens must have a permission slip signed by a parent or guardian on file. 7-10 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Potomac Falls. Free. 703-444-3228.

Theaterpalooza: “Anne of Green Gables,” a musical based on the novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. next Sunday, Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $15; students and seniors, $10. 540-338-7973 or

Saturday, April 13

Birding at Banshee, monthly bird walk, sponsored by Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and Friends of Banshee Reeks. Take binoculars. 8 a.m., Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, 21085 The Woods Road, Leesburg. Free. 540-554-2542 or

Leesburg market, sponsored by the Loudoun Valley HomeGrown Markets Association. 9 a.m.-noon, Catoctin Circle (Virginia Village Shopping Center). 540-454-8089 or

“Super Science Saturday,” “How Things Fly” with demonstrations and hands-on activities. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy., Chantilly. Free admission. 202-633-1000 or

Pet adoptions, sponsored by the Humane Society of Loudoun and Friend of Homeless Animals. 1-4 p.m., Coldwell Banker, 25 S. King St., Leesburg. 703-283-1686 or

Lucketts Bluegrass, music by the Scott Brannon Band and Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass. Food sold. 7 p.m., Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. $15. 703-771-5281 or

Sunday, April 14

Celtic jam session, refreshments sold by Hill High Orchard. 1-4 p.m., Round Hill Arts Center, 35246 Harry F. Byrd Hwy., Round Hill. $5, donation. 540-338-5022 or

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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