Thursday, May 9

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.

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.

Music of the Civil War, a performance by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason. Ungar’s composition “Ashokan Farewell,” which was used in the PBS documentary series “The Civil War,” received an Emmy nomination and a Grammy Award. 7 p.m., Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Free. 703-777-0323.

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

Godspell,” the Virginia Performing Arts Academy presents Stephen Schwartz’s musical, based on the Gospel of St. Matthew. 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Broadlands Community Church, 43673 Catton Pl., Ashburn. $10; seniors and students, $8. Go to or e-mail

Friday, May 10

Mothers Day flower sale, 9 a.m.-
6 p.m. and 8 a.m. Saturday, until sold out. Round Hill Fire Department, 4 Main St., Round Hill. 540-338-7982.

Countryside Women’s Club, meeting and social, with a 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, “Insider Threats,” a presentation by Debra Evans Smith about the award-winning short film “The Game of Pawns” which will be shown. 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. A permission slip signed by a parent or guardian must be on file. 7-10 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Potomac Falls. Free. 703-444-3228.

Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C., benefit concert sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Sterling, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Loudoun, St. James United Church of Christ, Equality Loudoun and Loudoun Out Loud to benefit People of Faith for Equality in Virginia. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., with a cash bar and snacks. Concert begins at 8 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Sterling, 22135 Davis Dr., Suite 104. $10; families, $20. 703-406-3068, or

Saturday, May 11

“Walking for Water,” fundraiser to build wells in Burkina Faso, sponsored by Wisdom Spring and Loudoun high school students. 8:30 a.m., Morven Park Equestrian Center, 41793 Tutt Lane, Leesburg. $20; students, $10. 703-505-5152 or

Rummage sale, antiques, furniture, art, books, clothing, appliances, games, tools, plants and baked goods, with tours of the historic 1878 church and 1906 parish hall. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Church of Our Saviour Oatlands, 39918 Oatlands Mill Rd, Leesburg. 703-403-1010.

Super Science Saturday, “Astronomy Day,” includes 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. 202-633-1000 or

Loudoun Bluegrass festival, pickin’ contests, workshops, bluegrass and old-time jam sessions, a band competition and a barn dance. Music by the Hotseats, Audie Blaylock and Redline and the Quebe Sisters Band. Also featuring local wineries, food and children’s activities. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Dulles International Airport to benefit scholarships. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Loudoun County Fairgrounds, 17558 Dry Mill Rd., Leesburg. $15. 703-203-8667 or

AARP-Loudoun meeting, “Jobs for Seniors” is the topic. Refreshments. 11 a.m., Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Free. 540-338-7012.

World War II hangar dance, with big band-era music by the Radio King Orchestra. Dinner and refreshments available. Prizes for best swing dancers and vintage costumes. 6-11 p.m., Leesburg Executive Airport, ProJet Aviation Hanger, 1005 Sycolin Rd., Leesburg. $25; in advance $20; dinner ordered in advance $15. Active duty and reserve military and National Guard members, free., or 703-737-7125.

The Bitter Liberals in concert, 8 p.m. Saturday, Franklin Park Performing Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $15. 540-338-7973.

Franklin Park Big Band dance and concert, the Adam King Dance Studios will offer swing dance lessons at the beginning of the evening. A benefit for the Purcellville Teen Center. 8-11 p.m., Historic Bush Tabernacle, 250 S. Nursery Ave., Purcellville. $15; students, $

Sunday, May 12

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. or 540-338-5022.

Monday, May 13

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. Machines provided. 9-11:45 a.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-8039.

Mah-jongg, Chinese tile game. Noon on Mondays and Thursdays, 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. Nonmembers, $2. 571-258-3400.

Loudoun County Clerk’s Office tour, led by John Fishback, historic records manager. Meet in the library parking lot for a walk to the courthouse. 6:45 p.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-7195.

Tuesday, May 14

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.

Potluck dinner and white elephant bingo, take a covered dish for six to eight people to share and a white elephant gift, wrapped or in a gift bag. 5:30-7:30 p.m., 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. Tuesdays., Morningside House, 316 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. Free. 571-237-2888.

Wednesday, May 15

Leesburg Senior Center bingo, advanced game, 9 a.m.; 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.

Leesburg Kiwanis Club, new members welcome. 6:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays of the month, Lightfoot, 13 N. King St., Leesburg. 703-737-2175.

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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