Sunday, Dec. 15

Oatlands “Christmas in the Roaring Twenties,” events include 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; age 5 and younger, free. 703-777-3174.

Photos with Santa, a 15-minute sitting with Santa and a 5-by-7 photo to take home. Schedule an appointment at 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. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 29. Byrne Gallery, 7 W. Washington St., Middleburg. Free. 540-687-6986.

Cat adoption day, sponsored by the Homeless Animals Rescue Team. Noon-3 p.m., Sterling Petsmart, 46220 Potomac Run Plaza, Sterling. 703-444-6500 or

Santa’s Secret Shoppe, children can buy gifts for the family. 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 are welcome to shop in the museum’s regular gift shop. Noon-4 p.m. Thursday and next Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum, 21668 Heritage Farm Lane, Sterling. $5; seniors and military, $4; ages 2-12, $3. 571-258-3800 or

Holiday open house, tour the decorated historic home of Gen. George C. Marshall. Refreshments. 1-4 p.m., George C. Marshall International Center at Dodona Manor, 217 Edwards Ferry Rd., Leesburg. Free. 703-777-1301 or

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

“Annie,” the Main Street Theater presents the Broadway musical based on the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie.” 2 p.m., Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $20; seniors and students, $15. 540-338-7973 or

Loudoun Ballet Company: “The Nutcracker,” lead female roles will be performed by high school ballet students from Loudoun County. Guest artist, Norbert Nirewicz performs the role of Cavalier. 4 p.m., Broad Run High School, 21670 Ashburn Rd., Ashburn. $22; seniors and age 12 and younger, $17.

“Return to Bethlehem,” drive-through Nativity scenes with live animals and costumed actors. 5-8 p.m., Leesburg Church of the Nazarene, 17667 Roxbury Hall Rd., Leesburg. Free. 703-777-6850 or

“Jingle in the Jungle,” Stagecoach Theatre presents an original Christmas tale about a skunk who wants Santa to grant her wish. 5:30 p.m., Oatlands Plantation, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. In advance: $12; ages 2-12, $10. At the door: $15, ages 2-12, $13. 571-477-9444, or

“A Merry Old Christmas in Waterford,” Christmas stories and music, visits with Santa, ornament-making and tree decorating. 3-6 p.m., 40183 Main St. Free. 540-882-3018, Ext. 117, or

Monday, Dec. 16

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. Take sewing, knitting, needlepoint or crochet projects. Machines provided. 9-11:45 a.m., 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., Logan’s Roadhouse, 46321 McClellan Way, Sterling. 703-401-4509.

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

Tuesday, Dec. 17

Rotary Club of Leesburg Daybreak, 7:30 a.m., Tuscarora Mill restauramt, 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.

Poker, age 55 and older. 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Potomac Falls. Nonmembers, $1. 571-258-3280.

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.

Wednesday, Dec. 18

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

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

Thursday, Dec. 19

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. Nonmembers, $2. Free. 703-737-8039.

Sterling Ruritan Club bingo, each game has a prize of at least $100. Benefits Ruritan Club civic organization area programs. 7 p.m., Sterling Ruritan Club, 183 Ruritan Rd. Admission, $15 for six regular cards; additional cards may be purchased. 703-444-6039.

Friday, Dec. 20

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

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

Saturday, Dec. 21

Toastmasters Club, Leaders of Leesburg. Meetings are first and third Saturdays, on the third floor of the Caulkin Main Terminal. 11 a.m.-noon, 1001 Sycolin Rd. SE, Leesburg. 703-725-1366 or

Bluemont country dance, sponsored by the Bluemont Concert Series. Workshop is at 7:30 p.m.; the dance begins at 8 p.m. Old Stone School, 37098 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro. $10; Friends of Bluemont, students and seniors, $7. 540-955-8186, or

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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