Documentary: “They Closed Our Schools,” a film about how local officials closed the public schools in Prince Edward County, Va.,in 1959, in defiance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s desegregation ruling (Brown v. the Board of Education) five years earlier. 2 p.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-7195.
Military history program, “The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today,” a presentation by author Tom Ricks. 3-4:30 p.m., Marshall House, 217 Edwards Ferry Road, Leesburg. Free, reservations required. 703-777-1301 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concert: “The Songbirds,” a production with an Andrews Sisters flair, performed by five area high schools students. A benefit for the Tree of Life Ministries. 3 p.m., Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $5. 540-338-7973 or www.franklinparkartscenter.org.
Toastmasters Club, NOVA Dawn Breakers. 7:30-8:30 a.m., Eggspectation restaurant, 1609 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg. 703-717-1667 or email@example.com.
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. Free. 703-737-8039.
Mah-jongg, Chinese tile game, Mondays and Thursdays at noon, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. 703-737-8039.
Sterling Rotary Club meeting, 12:30 p.m., Logan’s Roadhouse, 46321 McClellan Way, Sterling. 703-401-4509.
Line dance, for people 55 and older, led by Carolyn Bledsoe. 2-3 p.m., Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. Nonmembers, $2. 571-258-3400.
Rotary Club of Leesburg Daybreak, 7:30 a.m., Tuscarora Mill restaurant, 203 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. 703-622-4320 or www.leesburgdaybreak.org.
Party bridge, 1-4 p.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. 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.
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.
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.
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 those interested in developing leadership skills. 7:15 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Broadlands Community Center, 43008 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn. 703-795-9324 or http://ashburn.freetoasthost.ws.
Rotary Club of Ashburn, noon,
1757 Golf Club, 45120 Waxpool Rd., Dulles. 703-969-3070 or www.rotaryclubofashburnva.org.
Pinochle, 12:30 p.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. 703-737-8039.
Sterling Ruritan Club bingo, benefits local charities. 7 p.m., Sterling Ruritan Club, 183 Ruritan Rd. 703-444-6039.
Knitting and crocheting, 10 a.m.-noon, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Potomac Falls. Free. 703-430-2397.
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.
Leesburg winter market, sponsored by the Loudoun Valley HomeGrown Markets Association. 9 a.m.-noon, Catoctin Circle (Virginia Village Shopping Center). www.loudounfarmersmarkets.org or 540-454-8089.
Purcellville community market, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., It’s Bazaar, 143 N. 21st St., Purcellville. 703-967-0431 or www.loudounfarms.org.
“Far From Home”: 17th Mississippi living history program, interact with soldiers and see what daily camp life was like during the first winter of the Civil War, and watch 19th-century military drills. 11 a.m.-
4 p.m., Historic Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. Free. 703-777-2414 or www.morvenpark.org.
Masquerade ball and silent auction, cocktail “mix and mingle,” dinner and dancing to the music of Pebble to Pearl. A benefit for Loudoun Habitat for Humanity. 6 p.m., River Creek Country Club, 43800 Olympic Blvd., Leesburg. $150 per person. 703-737-6772 or www.loudounhabitat.org.
Lucketts Bluegrass, music by Ted Jones and the Tarheel Boys and Lonesome Highway. Food sold. 7 p.m., Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. $15. or www.luckettsbluegrass.org or 703-771-5281.
“Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee: The Aldie Races and Other Stories of Psychological Warfare,” living-history storytelling hosted by the Gray Ghost interpretive group and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority. 7:30 p.m., Aldie Mill, 39401 John Mosby Hwy. $8; students, $4. Go to www.mosbyheritagearea.org, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540-687-6681.
Cat adoption day, sponsored by Homeless Animals Rescue Team. Noon-3 p.m., Sterling Petsmart, 46220 Potomac Run Plaza, Sterling. or www.hart90.org.
“Orra White Hitchcock (1796-1863): An Illustrated Life,” a presentation by Daria D’Arienzo of the Society of American Archivists. 2 p.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-7195.
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