Thursday, Dec. 5

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 and 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.

Yuri Gorbachev exhibition in Middleburg, paintings in oil and enamel, inspired by the Russian culture of the artist’s boyhood. Reception 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday. 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.

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

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

Senior center pinochle, 12:30 p.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. $2; members, free. 703-737-8039.

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

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

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

Friday, Dec. 6

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

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

Leesburg Christmas tree and menorah lighting, with a community singalong. 6 p.m., Leesburg Town Hall, 25 W. Market St. Free. 703-777-1368 or www.idalee.org.

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.

Lovettsville 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 that you bring from home or make in the workshop. Workshop, 6:30-7:15 p.m.; parade, 7:30-9 p.m. Lovettsville Community Center, 57 E. Broad Way. $8. 540-822-5284.

“Hansel and Gretel,” Loudoun Lyric Opera presents the opera by Englebert Humperdink. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $22; seniors, $17; age 18 and younger, $12. 540-338-7973 or www.loudounlyricopera.com.

Potomac Falls 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

Sterling photos with Santa, a 15-minute sitting with Santa and a 5-by-7 photo to take home. Schedule an appointment at www.sterlingfire.org. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 15, Sterling Fire Company 18, 46700 Middlefield Dr. $25, tax deductible donation. 703-430-4013 or santa@sterlingfire.org.

Leesburg holiday arts and craft show, handcrafted items from more than 90 artisans and crafters. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Ida Lee Park Recreation Center, 50 Ida Lee Dr. NW, Leesburg. Admission, free. 703-777-1368 or www.idalee.org.

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.lcacdst.org.

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. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays, 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.org.

Christmas in Middleburg, Middleburg Hunt parade at 11 a.m., Christmas parade at 2 p.m. Seasonal activities include hayrides, choral performances, craft fair and Christmas flower and greens show. 11 a.m., Washington Street. Free. www.christmasinmiddleburg.org or 540-687-8888.

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

Loudoun Ballet presents “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. 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 15, Broad Run High School, 21670 Ashburn Rd., Ashburn. $22; seniors and age 12 and younger, $17. www.loudounballet.org/tickets.

Sterling Holiday in the Park, tours of decorated historic house, wagon rides and treats. New mittens, scarves and hats are requested as a donation 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 www.loudoun.gov/claudemoorepark.

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

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

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

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, requested donation. www.roundhillartscenter.org or 540-338-5022.

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

Military history talk in Leesburg, “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 in Carlise. 2 p.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-7195.

Middleburg 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 www.foxcroft.org.

Hillsboro 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. Call for costs. 540-668-7738 or www.hillsborova.org.

“A Civil War Christmas in Aldie,” reenactors show visitors how soldiers celebrated Christmas during the war. 4 p.m., Mount Zion Historic Park, 40309 John Mosby Hwy., Aldie. 703-327-9777 or www.nvrpa.org/park/
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Loudoun Chorale in Leesburg, “Hodie” and “The Joys of Christmas” directed by William Propst. 4 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 605 W. Market St., Leesburg. $14; seniors and youth, $10; age 6 and younger, free. 571-207-5354, www.loudounchorale.org or info@loudounchorale.org.

The Master Singers of Virginia, “Festival of Lessons and Carols,” directed by Erik Reid Jones. 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 www.msva.org.

Monday, Dec. 9

Leesburg Toastmasters Club, NOVA Dawn Breakers. 7:30-8:30 a.m., Eggspectation restaurant, 1609 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg. 703-608-2286 or ehenry571@comcast.net.

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.

Purcellville beginner 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. 10

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

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

Potluck dinner and white elephant bingo, bring 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. second Tuesdays, 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., Morningside House, 316 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. Free. 571-237-2888.

Wednesday, Dec. 11

Book discussion, 10 a.m. second Wednesdays, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St., Leesburg. Call for titles. 703-737-8039.

Waterford Quilters, new members welcome. 10 a.m. second Wednesdays, Blue Ridge Bible Church, 770 S. 20th St., Purcellville. Free. 703-777-9229.

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

Ashburn Toastmasters, for those interested in developing leadership skills. 7:15 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Broadlands Community Center, 43008 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn. 703-795-9324 or www.ashburn.freetoasthost.ws.

Thursday, Dec. 12

Holiday tea and talk in Leesburg, traditional English tea will be served. The guest speaker will be Vivien Woofter, the U.S. Department of State interior designer in charge of renovating historic governmental buildings around the world. Reservation and advance payment required. 2-4 p.m., George C. Marshall International Center at Dodona Manor, 217 Edwards Ferry Rd., Leesburg. $30. 703-777-1301 or events@georgecmarshall.org.

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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