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Loudoun County community calendar, Nov. 11-18

Sunday, Nov. 11

Purcellville’s Turkey Trot 5K and Fun Run, a benefit for child-care and preschool programs, and camps at the center. 8 a.m., Loudoun Valley Community Center, 320 W. School St., Purcellville. $30. 540-338-4122 or

Veteran’s Day 5K race, cross-country style course over grass, paved paths and wooden bridges throughout the park. 8 a.m., Philip A. Bolen Memorial Park, 42405 Claudia Drive, Leesburg. $33; age 17 and younger, $15. 571-258-3487 or

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, suggested donation. 540-338-5022 or

Loudoun history awards, a ceremony honoring those who have made contributions to preserving the county’s past. 2 p.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-7195.

Veterans Day Commemoration, with a presentation by retired Army Gen. Frank Helmick, followed by refreshments and tours of the manor. 2 p.m., George C. Marshall International Center at Dodona Manor, 217 Edwards Ferry Rd, Leesburg. Free. 703-777-1301.

Loudoun Lyric Opera, “The Secret Marriage,” Domenico Cimarosa’s light opera tells the story of Paolino and Carolina. 3 p.m., Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $22; seniors, $17; students, $12. 540-338-7973 or

Tuesday, Nov. 13

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. 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. 703-430-2397.

Chess club, for all ages and skill levels. 5-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Starbucks, 531 E. Market St., Leesburg. $1. 703-779-0113.

Potluck dinner and white elephant bingo, bring a covered dish to share (among 6-8 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. Free. 703-737-8039.

Gamer’s Union for teens with Asperger’s, a monthly program for teens and their caregivers. 6 p.m., Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Free; registration required. 703-777-0323 or

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, Nov. 14

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

Waterford Quilters, new members are welcome. 10 a.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 37018 Glendale St., Purcellville. Free. 703-777-9229.

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

Preschool play drop-in, play equipment provided in the gym. Parent supervision required. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 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., Broadlands Community Center, 43008 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn. 703-795-9324 or

Thursday, Nov. 15

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. 703-737-8039.

Chess Club, for all ages and ability levels. 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. $2, nonmembers. 571-258-3400 or

Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers, for age 10 and older. 7-8 p.m. Thursdays, Converted Barn, Routes 287 and 9, Purcellville. $25 per month. 540-882-4917 or

Sterling Ruritan Club bingo, benefits local charities. 7 p.m. Thursdays, 183 Ruritan Rd., Sterling. 703-444-6039.

Friday, Nov. 16

Crochet club, 9 a.m.-noon Fridays, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. Free. 703-737-8039.

Children’s nature book club, for ages 3-6, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. A short hike, and music and crafts centered around a nature theme. Hosted by the Loudoun Wilfdlife Conservancy. Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. Rust Sanctuary, 802 Childrens Center Rd., Leesburg. $3; registration required. 540-338-6528.

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

Holiday bazaar, more than 20 vendor tables offering a variety of seasonal items. 1-8 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. 571-258-3400.

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. Fridays, Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Potomac Falls. Free. 703-444-3228.

Musical theater: “Mame,” a BITWC-Imagine That! Theatre production of the musical set in New York in the 1930s and 1940s. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. next Sunday. Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $20. 540-554-8889 or

Saturday, Nov. 17

Household hazardous-waste collection, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Heritage High School, 520 Evergreen Mill Rd. SE, Leesburg. Free. For list of acceptable items, visit 703-777-0187.

Freeze Your Gizzard 5K and Fun Run, Registration at 7 a.m., first race at 9 a.m. Ida Lee Park and Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Dr., Leesburg. $25, 5K; 1-mile Fun Run, $15. Also seeking donations of two cans of food for Loudoun Interfaith Relief. 703-777-1368.

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

Cash bingo, three dozen games with specials and progressive jackpots. Food and beverages available for purchase. Doors open at 9 a.m.; first game starts at 10 a.m., American Legion Post 293, 112 N. 21st St., Purcellville. 540-338-0910

Purcellville community market, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturdays. 130 E. Main St. (Old Town Office). 703-967-0431 or

Ballet: “Nutcracker In a Shell: All Jazzed Up,” an abridged version of the classic that uses a variety of contemporary dance styles. 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 5 p.m. next Sunday. Broad Run High School, 21670 Ashburn Rd., Ashburn. $12; seniors and age 11 and younger, $8. 703-724-4900 or

Lucketts Bluegrass, music by Nothin’ Fancy. Sandwiches, snacks and beverages will be sold. Doors open, 6 p.m.; music starts at 7 p.m., Lucketts Elementary School, 14550 James Monroe Hwy., Leesburg. $15. 703-771-5281 or

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

Sunday, Nov. 18

“Hymns to the Heart” festival, performances by a children’s choir and an adult choir, with pipe-organ and piano accompaniment. 10 a.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 605 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 703-777-4912.

Conversations lecture series, “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” A lecture by Arthur Candenquist. Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority and the Mosby Heritage Area Association. 3 p.m., Mount Zion Historical Park, 40309 John S. Mosby Hwy., Aldie. $5; students, $2. 703-327-9777 or

Waterford Concert series, a performance by the American University Chamber Singers, conducted by Daniel Abraham. 4 p.m., Waterford Old School, 40222 Fairfax St. $25; students, $15; age 12 and younger, free when accompanied by an adult. 540-882-3018, Ext. 117, or

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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