Thursday, July 4

Leesburg Independence Day parade and celebration, the parade steps off at 10 a.m. and travels down King Street to Fairfax Street in downtown Leesburg. An evening celebration begins at 6 p.m. with a food court, music and a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. 10 a.m., Ida Lee Park and Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Dr. Free. 703-777-1368.

Leesburg July Fourth ice cream social, including first-floor tours of the historic home of Gen. George C. Marshall. Parking at 312 E. Market St.. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., George C. Marshall International Center at Dodona Manor, 217 Edwards Ferry Rd., Leesburg. Donations welcome. 703-777-1301 or

Sterling’s Old Time Fourth of July celebration, for all ages. Pony and wagon rides, music, crafts, nature displays, local-history tours, games and a “Reptiles Alive” show. Food sold. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Rd., Sterling. $5; age 4 and younger, free. 571-258-3700.

Waterford Independence Day celebration, a parade down Factory Street to the Bond Street Tanyard, Waterford, starts at 11 a.m. Patriotic songs and refreshments will be included.

Purcellville Fourth of July parade, steps off at 12:30 p.m. from Emerick Elementary School,440 S. Nursery Ave., and continues up Orchard Avenue to Main Street, ending at Loudoun Valley High School. 12:30 p.m.

Purcellville Independence Day celebration, performances by the International Youth Orchestra, Drymill Road, Mink and the Loudoun Symphonic Winds. Take a picnic, lawn chairs and blankets. Food sold. Gates open at 5 p.m.; fireworks at 9:20 pm., Franklin Park, 17501 Franklin Park Dr., Purcellville. $5 per vehicle. 547-338-7603 or

Friday, July 5

Knitting and crocheting, 10 a.m.-noon, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Potomac Falls. Free. 703-430-2397.

Vegan bake sale, benefits Loudoun Veg. 6:30-9 p.m., Very Virginia Shop, 16 S. King St., Leesburg. 703-608-8705.

After-hours teen center, for ages 12-18. 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, July 6

Leesburg market, sponsored by the Loudoun Valley HomeGrown Markets Association. 9 a.m.-noon, Catoctin Circle (Virginia Village Shopping Center). 540-454-8089 or

Purcellville community market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., old Purcellville Town Office, 130 E. Main St. 703-967-0431 or

Book swap, recycle used books, audio books, CDs, VHS tapes and DVDs. Books and magazines in large print are especially needed. 10 a.m.-noon, Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling. Free. 571-258-3500.

Hillsboro farmers market, 8:30a.m.-12:30 p.m., Old Stone School, 37098 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro. Information:

CarriageFest, meet carriage drivers and see historic vehicles in the Winmill Carriage Museum. Crafts and demonstrations. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Historic Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. Carriage ride, $10; other events, free. 703-777-2414 or

Ice Cream Cone Day, for children 12 and younger. Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with ice cream-themed activities, crafts and ice cream cones with toppings. Noon-1:30 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. $5, child; parent, $2. Register. 703-430-9480.

Hillsboro’s Independence Day celebration, music by the Franklin Park Big Band, a performance by the Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers, free ice cream, carnival games, face-painting, bake sale and fireworks. Barbecue dinners will be sold by the Ruritans. 6 p.m., Old Stone School, 37098 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro. Donations welcome.

Bluemont Concert Series,the Taters perform 1960s pop-rock. Take blankets and chairs. No pets, alcohol or smoking allowed. 7 p.m., Middleburg Community Center baseball field, 300 W. Washington St., Middleburg. $5; Bluemont friends and seniors, $4; age 11 and younger, $2. 540-955-8186 or

Sunday, July 7

Bluemont Concert Series, the Hot Seats, an old-time string band. Take blankets and chairs. No pets, alcohol or smoking allowed. 7 p.m., Loudoun County Courthouse, 18 E. Market St., Leesburg. $5; Bluemont friends and seniors, $4; age 11 and younger, $2. 540-955-8186 or

Monday, July 8

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, 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. 1-2 p.m., Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. Nonmembers, $2. 571-258-3400.

Tuesday, July 9

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 that will serve six to eight people 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, July 10

Leesburg Senior Center bingo, advanced game, 9 a.m. Wednesdays; slower bingo, 12:30 p.m. Fridays, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. 703-737-8039.

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. 540-751-0749 or

Middleburg duplicate bridge, open game. 12:30 p.m., Middleburg United Methodist Church, 15 W. Washington St. $5. 540-687-5093.

Leesburg market, sponsored by the Loudoun Valley HomeGrown Markets Association. 3-6 p.m., Catoctin Circle (Virginia Village Shopping Center). or 540-454-8089.

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 communication and leadership skills. 7:15 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Broadlands Community Center, 43008 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn.

Thursday, July 11

Brambleton summer concert series, the Reflex performs a tribute to the 1980s. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Brambleton Town Center, 42395 Ryan Rd. Free. 703-542-2925 or www.

“Conversations in History” lecture series, “Heritage Photography: Using a Camera to Encourage the Preservation Ethic,” a presentation by Jim Hanna. Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority and the Mosby Heritage Area Association. 7 p.m., Mount Zion Historic Park, 40309 John Mosby Highway , Aldie. $8; students, $4. 703-327-9777.

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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