Rotary Club of Ashburn, noon Thursdays, 1757 Golf Club, 45120 Waxpool Rd., Dulles. 703-969-3070 or www.rotaryclubofashburnva.org.
Pinochle, 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. 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.
Chess Club, for all ages and ability levels. 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. $2, nonmembers. 571-258-3400 or www.loudoun.gov/carver.
Sterling Ruritan Club bingo, benefits local charities. 7 p.m. Thursdays, 183 Ruritan Rd., Sterling. 703-444-6039.
Equestrian showcase,the Morven Park Fall Horse Trials offer demonstrations of dressage, jumping, and cross-country riding. Food available or bring a picnic. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Morven Park Equestrian Center, 41793 Tutt Lane, Leesburg. Free. 703-777-2890 or www.MorvenPark.org.
Crochet club, 9 a.m.-noon Fridays, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. Free. 703-737-8039.
“Waterford Homes Tour & Crafts Exhibit,” live music, dancing, hands-on heritage crafts, more than 150 artisans, Colonial-era militia encampments, a fife-and-drum corps, historic-site tours, children’s activities and wine-tasting. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Waterford Village, Route 662. Visit www.waterfordfoundation.org for directions and fees. 540-882-3129
Knitting and crocheting, 10 a.m.-noon Fridays, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Potomac Falls. Free. 703-430-2397.
Movie matinee, “Gosford Park” (2001), starring Maggie Smith. Popcorn and beverage provided. 12:30-2 p.m., Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. $1. 571-258-3400.
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. Fridays, Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Potomac Falls. Free. 703-444-3228.
“Midnight Madness,” for sixth- through 12th-graders. Basketball, football, board games and movies; transportation available. Sponsored by Douglass Community Center, Leesburg Police Department, Leesburg Parks and Recreation Department and Loudoun Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department. 8:30-10 p.m. Fridays, Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St. Free. 703-771-5913 or email@example.com.
Middleburg farmers market, on Stonewall Avenue, behind the community center. 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays. 540-687-5152 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Riding farmers market, sponsored by the South Riding Wellness Connection. 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Dulles South Multipurpose Center, 24950 Riding Center Dr. 703-327-0335 or www.srwellnessconnection.com.
Leesburg Market, sponsored by the Loudoun Valley HomeGrown Markets Association. 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Catoctin Circle (Virginia Village Shopping Center). 540-454-8089 or loudounfarmersmarkets.org.
Sterling Columbus Day Parade, sponsored by the Elks Lodge 2406 and the Knights of Columbus Good Samaritan Council 6175. Parade begins at 10 a.m. at Park View High School (400 W. Laurel Ave.) and ends at the K of C barn on Holly Avenue. 703-220-2406.
Purcellville community market, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturdays. 130 E. Main St. (old town office). 703-967-0431 or www.loudounfarms.org.
Sterlingfest, crafts, food, live music and children’s activities. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St. Admission, free. 703-430-9480, www.sterlingfoundation.org or email@example.com.
“The Virginia Fall Races,” a benefit for Inova Loudoun Hospital and the Glenwood Park Trust. 1:30 p.m. Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Glenwood Park, Route 626, Middleburg. $30 per vehicle (up to four people). 540-687-5662 or www.vafallraces.com.
Artist’s reception, the exhibition “Renderings in Steel” features sculptures by Richard Binder. 5-8 p.m., Byrne Gallery, 7 W. Washington St., Middleburg. Free. 540-687-6986.
“Buncearoo Presents!” songwriter series, a performance by Justin Jones, Bobby Thompson and Evans Bliss. 8 p.m., Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $10-$25. 540-338-7973 or www.buncearoo.com.
Toastmasters Club, NOVA Dawn Breakers. 7:30-8:30 a.m. Mondays, Eggspectation restaurant, 1609 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg. 703-608-2286 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sewing and “stitch-in,” for beginners. Take sewing, knitting, needlepoint or crochet projects. Machines provided. 9-11:45 a.m. Mondays, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. Free. 703-737-8039.
Mah-jongg, the Chinese tile game. Noon, Mondays and Thursdays, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. 703-737-8039.
Sterling Rotary Club meeting, 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Logan’s Roadhouse, 46321 McClellan Way, Sterling. 703-401-4509.
Line dance, age 55 and older, led by Carolyn Bledsoe. 2-3 p.m. Mondays, Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. $2, nonmembers. 571-258-3400.
Rotary Club of Leesburg Daybreak, 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Tuscarora Mill, 203 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. 703-622-4320 or www.leesburgdaybreak.org.
“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 www.loudounsbdc.org.
Party bridge, 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. Free. 703-737-8039.
Chess club, for all ages and skill levels. 5-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Starbucks, 531 E. Market St., Leesburg. $1. 703-779-0113.
Potluck dinner and white elephant bingo, bring a covered dish to share (6-8 servings) and a white elephant gift, wrapped or in a gift bag. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. Free. 703-737-8039.
Gamer’s Union for teens with Asperger’s, monthly program for teens and their caregivers. 6 p.m., Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Free. 703-777-0323 or email@example.com.
Bluegrass and folk jam, open to musicians of all skill levels. 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Morningside House, 316 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. Free. 571-237-2888.
Civil War Roundtable, 7:30 p.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 540-822-4480.
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., Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. 703-737-8039.
Waterford Quilters, new members are welcome. 10 a.m., St. Peters Episcopal Church, 37018 Glendale St., Purcellville. Free. 703-777-9229.
Middleburg duplicate bridge, open game. 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Middleburg United Methodist Church, 15 W. Washington St. $5. 540-687-5093.
Leesburg market, sponsored by the Loudoun Valley HomeGrown Markets Association. 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays. Catoctin Circle (Virginia Village Shopping Center). 540-454-8089 or loudounfarmersmarkets.org.
Preschool play drop-in, play equipment provided in the gym. Parent supervision required. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market St., Leesburg. $1. 703-771-5913.
“Building Common Ground,” part of a seminar series exploring community, civility and compassion, hosted by Loudoun Interfaith Bridges and the Loudoun County Public Library. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 and 24, Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Potomac Falls. Free. www.library.loudoun.gov or 703-444-3228.
Ashburn Toastmasters, for those interested in developing leadership skills. 7:15 p.m., Broadlands Community Center, 43008 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn. 703-795-9324 or http://ashburn.toastmastersclubs.org.
“Ask An Expert,” a presentation by a staff member on a specific feature of the Air and Space Museum. 12:30 p.m., Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy., Chantilly. 202-633-1000.
Goose Creek Ruggers, rug-hooking guild. Call for location. 6:30-9 p.m. second Thursdays, Free. 540-338-6264.
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