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Loudoun County community calendar, Dec. 1-8, 2013

Sunday, Dec. 1

Oatlands “Christmas in the Roaring Twenties,” afternoon teas, holiday house tours, an art show, children’s theater, a wreath-making class, photos with Santa and a gingerbread house contest. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 1-4:30 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 30, Oatlands Plantation, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. $12; seniors, $10; ages 6-16, $8; 5 and younger, free. 703-777-3174.

Photos with Santa, a 15-minute sitting with Santa and a 5x7 photo to take home. Appointments, Weekends, through Dec. 15, Sterling Fire Company 18, 46700 Middlefield Dr. $25, tax-deductible donation. 703-430-4013 or

Yuri Gorbachev exhibition, paintings in oil and enamel inspired by the Russian culture of the artist’s boyhood. Artist’s reception 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday. Exhibition, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 29, Byrne Gallery, 7 W. Washington St., Middleburg. Free. 540-687-6986.

Santa’s Secret Shoppe, children can browse and buy gifts. Items costing less than $10 include toys, specialty soaps, holiday decorations, stuffed animals and Virginia-made products. Santa’s helpers will be available to help children wrap purchases with bags and ribbons. Adults can shop in the museum’s regular gift shop. Noon-4 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 22, Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum, 21668 Heritage Farm Lane, Sterling. $5; seniors and military, $4; ages 2-12, $3. 571-258-3800 or www.heritagefarmmuseum.

Dulles Knitting group, knitters of all levels are welcome. Meet upstairs. 1:30-3 p.m. Sundays, Wegmans, 45131 Columbia Place, Sterling. Free. 703-724-4210.

“Little Women” onstage, Run Rabbit Run Theatre presents a musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic story. 2:30 p.m., Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $16-$20; seniors and students, $14-$16; age 12 and younger, $12-$14. 540-338-7973 or

“Lights of Love” tree lighting, remembrance ceremony to honor loved ones. Music by the Loudoun County High School Chamber Choir. Sponsored by the Ladies Board of Inova Loudoun Hospital. 5 p.m., Inova Loudoun Hospital Center, 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. 703-771-2985 or

Monday, Dec. 2

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

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

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

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

Beginners line dancing for seniors, for age 55 and older. 2-3 p.m. Mondays, Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. $2, nonmembers. 571-258-3400.

Tuesday, Dec. 3

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

Party bridge, 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, 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. 571-258-3280.

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, Dec. 4

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

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

Thursday, Dec. 5

Genealogical resources workshop, Mary Fishback will introduce participants to basic genealogical research materials at the library. 10 a.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-7195.

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

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

Ashburn Area Woman’s Club, 7 p.m. first Thursdays, Broadlands Community Center, 43008 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn. Free. 703-795-2887, or ashburnareawc@

Sterling Ruritan Club bingo, for age 13 and older, each game features a prize of at least $100. Admission is restricted to paying participants. Benefits Ruritan Club civic organization area programs. 7 p.m. Thursdays, Sterling Ruritan Club, 183 Ruritan Rd. $15 for six regular cards; option to buy additional cards. 703-444-6039.

Friday, Dec. 6

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

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

Christmas tree and menorah lighting, community sing-a-long. 6 p.m., Leesburg Town Green, 25 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 703-777-1368 or

Community tree lighting, caroling, cookies and hot chocolate. Meet at the gazebo. Donations accepted for Loudoun Interfaith Relief. 6-7 p.m., Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. 703-771-5281.

Lantern-making workshop and lantern parade, make a lantern for the Lovettsville Lantern Parade, plus ornaments. All supplies included in fee. Walk from the community center to the Town Square carrying illuminated lanterns. 6:30-9 p.m., Lovettsville Community Center, 57 E. Broad Way. $8. 540-822-5284.

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.

Saturday, Dec. 7

Holiday arts and craft show, handcrafted items from more than 90 artisans and crafters. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ida Lee Park Recreation Center, 50 Ida Lee Dr. NW, Leesburg. 703-777-1368 or

Warm clothing drive, collecting new and used clothing for men, women and children. Also accepting items for resale. All donations go to the Volunteers of America Chesapeake Leesburg Homeless Shelter and the Resourceful Women’s Thrift Store. Sponsored by the Loudoun County alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. 9 a.m.-noon, Oak Grove Baptist Church, 22870 Dominion Lane, Sterling. www.

Christmas in Middleburg, Middleburg Hunt parade, 11 a.m.; Christmas parade, 2 p.m. Hayrides, choral performances, craft fair and Christmas flower and greens show. Washington Street. 540-687-8888 or

Toastmasters Club, Leaders of Leesburg (LOL) meetings, first and third Saturdays. 11 a.m.-noon, Caulkin Main Terminal, third floor, 1001 Sycolin Rd. SE, Leesburg. 703-725-1366 or www.loltoastmasters.

Loudoun Ballet Company: “The Nutcracker,” 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 15, Broad Run High School, 21670 Ashburn Rd., Ashburn. $22; seniors and age 12 and younger, $17.

Holiday in the park, tours of the decorated historic house, wagon rides and treats. Donate new mittens, scarves and hats for the “Winter Warmth Tree” for needy families. 3:30-6 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Rd., Sterling. Free. 571-258-3700 or

Lucketts Bluegrass, music by the Ralph Stanley II Band. Food available. Doors open, 6 p.m.; music, 7 p.m., Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. $15. 703-771-5281 or

Loudoun Chorale, “Hodie” and “The Joys of Christmas.” 7:30 p.m., St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 711 W. Main St., Purcellville. $14; seniors and youth, $10; 6 and younger, free. 571-207-5354, www.loudounchorale.

Loudoun Symphony, “Sugarplums and Snowflakes” full orchestra concert. 7:30 p.m., Virginia Academy, 19790 Ashburn Rd., Ashburn. Advance tickets, $22; seniors, $18; students, $10; 11 and younger, free. 703-771-8287 or www.loudoun

Sunday, Dec. 8

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 www.

“Blowtorch: Robert Kromer, Vietnam and American Cold War Strategy,” a presentation by Frank Leith Jones, professor of security studies at the U.S. Army War College. 2 p.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-7195.

Centennial Christmas pageant, followed by a visit from Santa with gifts for the children in the audience. 2 p.m., Foxcroft School, Foxcroft School Road, Middleburg. Free. 540-687-5555 or

Greens workshop, tree lighting and potluck, workshop, 2-5 p.m.; lighting and dining, 6-8 p.m., Old Stone School, 37098 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro. 540-668-7738 or

A Civil War Christmas, Reenactors show visitors how soldiers celebrated Christmas while at war. 4 p.m., Mount Zion Historic Park, 40309 John Mosby Hwy., Aldie. 703-327-9777 or

Loudoun Chorale, “Hodie” and “The Joys of Christmas.” 4 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 605 W. Market St., Leesburg. $14; seniors and youth, $10; 6 and younger, free. 571-207-5354, or

Master Singers of Virginia, “Festival of Lessons and Carols.” 7 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St., Leesburg. Advance tickets: $20; seniors and students, $15. $5 more at the door. 703-829-6782 or

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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