Sunday, April 3

Family nature walk Sponsored by Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy. 8-10 a.m. Historic Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. Email info@loudounwildlife.org or go to loudounwildlife.org. Free; registration required.

Shakespeare in the ’Burg This festival features performances by the American Shakespeare Center of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” and Shakespeare’s “Henry V.” The festival includes workshops, a one-act playwriting competition, music, food and wine. 11 a.m. Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St., Middleburg. 540-687-3448 or shakespeareintheburg.com. $25-$40.

“Eagle Marks on American Silver” A presentation by Catherine B. Hollan. 2 p.m. Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. balchlib@leesburgva.gov. 703-737-7195. Free.

Sunday sketch Each month, a local art teacher or artist leads a sketching session, guiding participants on style and composition. Supplies provided. Participants 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. 2-4 p.m. National Sporting Library and Museum, 102 The Plains Rd., Middleburg. 540-687-6542, Ext. 25. To register, email abarnes@nationalsporting.org or nsl.org. Free; registration required.

Praise concert Local talent. Refreshments. 6 p.m. Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 37216 Charles Town Pike, Purcellville. 540-668-6347. Free.

Monday, April 4

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

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

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

Sterling Rotary Club meeting 12:30 p.m. Bungalow Lakehouse, 46116 Lake Center Plaza, Sterling. 703-401-4509.

Contemporary line dance Dick Sherman, instructor. 2-3 p.m. Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. 571-258-3400. $2.

Tuesday, April 5

Rotary Club of Leesburg Daybreak 7:30 a.m. Tuscarora Mill restaurant, 203 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. 703-777-1405 or leesburgdaybreak.org.

Beginner bridge Jane Olah, instructor. 10:30 a.m.-noon, Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. 571-258-3400. $2.

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

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

Handwork at Carver Center Relax in the library while working on knitting, crocheting and other handwork. 7-9 p.m. Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. 571-258-3400. $2.

Wednesday, April 6

Middleburg duplicate bridge Open game. 12:30 p.m. Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 105 E. Washington St., Middleburg. 540-687-5093. $5.

Thursday, April 7

Rotary Club of Purcellville 7 a.m. Loudoun Golf and Country Club, 36967 W. Main St., Purcellville. 540-687-5689. john@insuremejg.com.

Research court records Jeanette Irby, Loudoun County Circuit Court judge and a former Leesburg town attorney, will discuss how to use court records and other resources in genealogical and historical research. 10 a.m. Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. balchlib@leesburgva.gov or 703-737-7195. Free.

Bluebird monitoring A presentation by Karen Etten. 10:30 a.m. Senior Center of Leesburg, 102 North St., Leesburg. 703-737-8039 or loudoun.gov/seniors-leesburg. Free.

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

Pinochle 12:30 p.m. Senior Center of Leesburg, 102 North St., Leesburg. 703-737-8039. $2.

Advanced intermediate bridge Jane Olah, instructor. 1-3 p.m. Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. 571-258-3400. $2.

German language practice group 1 p.m. Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. 571-258-3280.

Rotary Club of Leesburg 6:30 p.m. River Creek Country Club, 43800 Olympic Blvd., Leesburg. 703-726-9770 or leesburg-rotary.org.

Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers Beginner clogging lessons offered in a converted barn. For adults and children 7 and older. 7-8 p.m. Guthrie Farm, 38327 Charles Town Pike, Waterford. 540-454-8639 or info@brtc.us. brtc.us. $25 per month.

“Herbs: Heirlooms from the Past, Grown Today at Smithsonian Gardens” A gardening lecture by Erin Clark, a Smithsonian Gardens horticulturist. Sponsored by the Loudoun County Master Gardeners. 7 p.m. Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Go to loudouncountymastergardeners.org or call 703-777-0323. Free.

Sterling Ruritan Club bingo Each game has a prize of at least $100. Admission is restricted to paying participants. Benefits Ruritan Club programs. 7 p.m. Sterling Ruritan Club, 183 Ruritan Rd., Sterling. 703-444-6039. Admission, $15 for six regular cards; additional cards may be purchased.

Vegetable container gardening A program on how vegetables can be grown in containers throughout the growing season. Sponsored by the Loudoun County Master Gardeners. 7-8 p.m. Gum Springs Library, 24600 Millstream Dr., Stone Ridge. loudouncountymastergardeners.org or 571-258-3838. Free.

Chorus of the Old Dominion For men of any age or skill level who are interested in singing four-part harmony. 7:30-10 p.m. Leesburg United Methodist Church, 107 W. Market St., Leesburg. 703-348-0071. odchorus.org.

Friday, April 8

Countryside Women’s Club Meeting and social, with a guest speaker. 10 a.m. Countryside Women’s Club, 46020 Algonkian Pkwy., Sterling. Call 703-229-3468 or email cherry.barbara@gmail.com. Free.

Knitting and crocheting 10 a.m.-noon, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Sterling. 571-258-3280. Free.

Loudoun Crime Commission luncheon “Heroin From Farm to Arm,” a discussion with Maj. Richard Fiano, commander of the criminal investigation division of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. Noon-2 p.m. Belmont Country Club, 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn. Call 571-237-2257 or email rsvp@loudouncrimecommission.org. $15, guests $20.

Knitting group Age 55 and older. Take needles, yarn and patterns and spend time with other knitters. 12:30-2 p.m. Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. 571-258-3400. Free.

Leesburg Senior Center bingo 12:45 p.m. Senior Center of Leesburg, 102 North St., Leesburg. 703-737-8039. 50 cents per card.

Owl hoot for marshmallows Head out on trails and listen for nocturnal predators. Practice owl calls around a campfire. Marshmallows provided for roasting. 7-8:15 p.m. Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Rd., Sterling. 571-258-3700. $5, age 3 and younger free when accompanied by a registered adult.

Jazz&CO dance concert Loudoun School of Ballet’s pre-professional company performs jazz, tap and contemporary numbers. Friday 7:30 p.m., Saturday 3 and 7:30 p.m. and next Sunday 3 p.m. Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. Call 540-338-7973 or go to franklinparkartscenter.org. $12, seniors and children $8.

Loudoun Lyric Opera Coffee House Trilogy features performances of Bach’s “Coffee Cantata,” Menotti’s “The Telephone” and Barab’s “A Game of Chance.” Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Oatlands Historic House and Gardens, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. 703-771-0996 or loudounlyricopera.com. $30, age 17 and younger $15.

Sterling Playmakers: “To Kill a Mockingbird” Adapted by Christopher Sergel from Harper Lee’s novel. Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m. and Sundays 2 p.m., through April 17. Seneca Ridge Middle School, 98 Seneca Ridge Dr., Sterling. 703-437-6117 or sterlingplaymakers.com. $15.

Saturday, April 9

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

Interact Club of Western Loudoun 5K race A benefit for Relay for Life and Haiti Relief. Check-in, 7 a.m.; race begins at 8 a.m. Woodgrove High School, 36811 Allder School Rd., Purcellville. Call 540-338-9720 or email interact.wl@gmail.com. $30, students $25.

Spring Bazaar Antiques, decorative items, glassware, jewelry and a bake sale. Sponsored by the Carver Center Advisory Board. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. 571-258-3400.

Leesburg farmers market Sponsored by the Loudoun Valley HomeGrown Markets Cooperative. 9 a.m.-noon, Catoctin Circle (Virginia Village Shopping Center), Leesburg. . loudounfarmersmarkets.org or 540-454-8089.

Spring wildflowers Join the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and John DeMary to explore a wooded riverside park, learn about spring wildflowers and look for migrating birds. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Balls Bluff Regional Park, Balls Bluff Rd., off Battlefield Pkwy., Leesburg. 540-554-2542, info@loudounwildlife.org or

loudounwildlife.org. Free; reservations required.

Career Expo For high school and college students and recent graduates. More than 60 employers are expected to participate, looking to fill more than 750 positions. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuscarora High School, 801 N. King St., Leesburg. 703-669-2202 or leesburgva.gov/careerexpo. Free.

Deterring wildlife Members of the Loudoun County Master Gardeners will share tips and techniques to deter wildlife and protect gardens. 2-3 p.m. Purcellville Library, 220 East Main St., Purcellville. 540-338-2308. Free.

Daddy-and-daughter dance For girls 3-12 and their fathers or a special adult. Dancing, crafts and a photo to take home. Refreshments. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Lovettsville Community Center, 57 E. Broad Way, Lovettsville. 540-822-5284. $20 per couple, $10 per additional daughter. Registration required.

Humane Society of Loudoun County fundraiser A Jimmy Buffet-themed event, with tropical music from Dave McKenney and the Calypso Nuts. Raffles and prizes. Food and beverages will be sold. 6 p.m.-midnight, The Bungalow, 13891 Metrotech Dr., Chantilly. 703-303-1517 or humaneloudoun.org. $25 donations requested.

Lucketts Bluegrass Music by Special Consensus. Food available. Doors open at 6 p.m.; music begins at 7 p.m. Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. 703-771-5281. luckettsbluegrass.com. $15, cash at the door.

Sunday, April 10

Furnance Mountain band Music from Appalachian traditions, plus original compositions. 2 p.m. Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. 703-777-0323. Free.

Coffeehouse Readers Theater: “Tuna Does Vegas” Age 16 and older. Coffee included. 6:30 p.m. Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. 540-338-7973. franklinparkartscenter.org. $8.

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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