Sunday, Nov. 30

Santa’s Secret Shoppe Children can select gifts for family members. 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. Sundays from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., through Dec. 21. Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum, 21668 Heritage Farm Lane, Sterling. 571-258-3800 or $5; seniors, $4; ages 2-12, $3.

Oatlands art show and sale Original works of art by local artists. Sundays from 1-5 p.m., Mondays-Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., through Dec. 30. Oatlands Historic House and Gardens, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. 703-777-3174. Free.

Monday, Dec. 1

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

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. 703-737-8039. Free.

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

Sterling Rotary Club meeting 12:30 p.m., Bungalow Lakehouse, 46116 Lake Center Plaza, Sterling. 703-401-4509.

Senior line dancing Age 55 and older. 1-2 p.m., Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. 571-258-3400. $2; center members, free.

Tuesday, Dec. 2

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

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

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

Bluegrass and folk jam Open to musicians of all skill levels. 7-8:30 p.m., Morningside House, 316 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. 571-237-2888. Free.

Wednesday, Dec. 3

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

Leesburg Host Lions Club Dinner meeting. 6:30 p.m. Westpark Country Club, 59 Clubhouse Dr., Leesburg. 703-999-3129. Dinner is included in annual membership fee; free for guests.

Leesburg Kiwanis Club New members are welcome. 6:30 p.m., Lightfoot restaurant, 13 N. King St., Leesburg. 703-737-2175.

Loudoun County VFW Post 1177 meeting New members are welcome. 7:30 p.m. Loudoun County VFW Post 1177, 401 Old Waterford Rd. NW, Leesburg. 703-444-7169.

Thursday, Dec. 4

Rotary Club of Purcellville 7 a.m., Loudoun Golf and Country Club, 36967 W. Main St., Purcellville. 540-687-5689. Free.

Using the Visual Collections Lisa DeZarn, reference associate, will introduce users to visual collections at the Thomas Balch Library and show how to see them. 10 a.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. 703-737-7195. Free.

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

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

South Riding Lions Club Dinner meeting. 6 p.m. Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, 43987 John Mosby Hwy., Chantilly. Registration required. 703-999-3129.

Arcola Lions Club Dinner meeting. 6:30 p.m. 24575 Evergreen Mills Rd., 24575 Evergreen Mills Rd., Arcola. Registration required. 703-999-3129.

Rotary Club of Leesburg 6:30 p.m., River Creek Country Club, 43800 Olympic Blvd., Leesburg. 703-726-9770.

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

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

Loudoun Toastmasters 7:30-9 p.m. 202 Church St. SE, Room 108, Leesburg. 703-727-1111. Free.

“Riders in the Sky: A Christmas Show” Western music in the style of movie singing cowboys Roy Rogers and Gene Autry. 8 p.m. Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. 540-338-7973. $30.

Friday, Dec. 5

Lovettsville lantern workshop and parade Make a lantern for the Lovettsville Lantern Parade, plus ornaments.. All supplies are included in the fee. The parade will be from the Community Center to the Town Square, with walkers carrying illuminated lanterns they brought 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. 540-822-5284. $7, lantern workshop; parade, free.

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

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

Leesburg Christmas tree and Menorah lighting A Community singalong and performances from local students and the Loudoun Chorale. 6 p.m. Leesburg Town Hall, 25 W. Market St. 703-777-1368. Free.

Lucketts tree-lighting ceremony Caroling, entertainment and refreshments. 6 p.m. Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. 703-771-5281. Free.

Purcellville Christmas tree lighting Music by the Songbirds from Woodgrove High School. 6:30 p.m. Purcellville Town Hall, 221 S. Nursery Ave. 540-338-7421. Free.

Loudoun Centre Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol” Charles Dickens’s classic tale. Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m., Loudoun Country Day School, 20600 Red Cedar Dr., Leesburg. 540-514-3332. $15; in advance, $12.

The White House Band Christmas show All musicians in this group have performed at the White House and tour and perform with the National Symphony Orchestra, for the Kennedy Center Honors and “Christmas In Washington.” 8 p.m. Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. 540-338-7973. $20.

Saturday, Dec. 6

Holiday arts and crafts show More than 95 local and regional crafters will sell their creations in the main hallway, the aerobics room and the basketball courts. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Ida Lee Park and Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Dr., Leesburg. 703-777-1368.

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

Toastmasters Club Leaders of Leesburg. 11 a.m.-noon, Caulkin Main Terminal, 1001 Sycolin Rd. SE, Leesburg. 703-725-1366.

Holiday open house Self-guided tour of the Davis Mansion, refreshments and children’s crafts. Take a family photo next to the 17-foot Christmas tree. Noon-5 p.m. Morven Park Estate, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. 703-777-2414. $5.

Book discussion and signing “Cut From Strong Cloth,” with author Linda Sittig. 2-4 p.m. Purcellville Train Station, 21st St., Purcellville. 540-338-6683. Free.

Open House at Goose Creek Meeting Residents and history buffs are welcome to help dedicate the commemorative sign installed on the property. The Goose Creek Friends worked with the Virginia Civil War Trails, Sesquicentennial Committee, Mosby Heritage Area Association and Visit Loudoun to design a sign that tells visitors about the burning raid around Lincoln in 1864. Refreshments. 2-4 p.m. Goose Creek Friends Meeting, 18204 Lincoln Rd., Lincoln. 540-571-0323. Free.

Master Singers of Virginia: “Voices of Christmas” A cappella ensemble under the direction of Erik Reid Jones. 3 p.m. St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St., Leesburg. $25; seniors and students, 703-829-6782. $20.

Holiday in the Park Tours of a 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. 571-258-3700. Free.

Lucketts Bluegrass Music by Ralph Stanley II. 7 p.m. Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. Food sold. 703-771-5281. or $15.

Loudoun Chorale concert “The Mass of St. Nicholas” by Joseph Haydn. Directed by William Propst and accompanied by Beverly Clark. 7:30 p.m. St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 711 W. Main St., Purcellville. 571-207-5354, or $14; seniors and youth, $10; age 6 and younger, free.

Loudoun Symphony Holiday Concert “Snap, Crackle and Pop,” featuring Loudoun’s Got Talent! winner Jordan Bartel and soprano Lori Hultgren. 7:30 p.m. Community Church, 19790 Ashburn Rd., Ashburn. 571-209-5000. In advance: $25; seniors, $20; students, $10; age 12 and younger, free. $5 more at the door.

“A Celtic Christmas with Iona” Wassailing songs, ancient carols and village dances. 8 p.m. Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. 540-338-7973. $20.

Sunday, Dec. 7

Open house at the Marshall House Tours of the decorated historic house. Refreshments. 1-4 p.m. George C. Marshall International Center at Dodona Manor, 217 Edwards Ferry Rd., Leesburg. 703-777-1301. Free.

“A Civil War Christmas” Reenactors show visitors how soldiers celebrated Christmas while at war. 4-7 p.m. Mount Zion Historic Park, 40309 John Mosby Hwy., Aldie. 703-327-9777. Free.

Loudoun Chorale concert “The Mass of St. Nicholas,” by Joseph Haydn. Directed by William Propst; accompanied by Beverly Clark. 4 p.m. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 605 W. Market St., Leesburg.571-207-5354. or $14; seniors and youth, $10; age 6 and younger, free.

Remembrance Tree Lighting Ceremony Honor and remember loved ones. Names are recorded in the Book of Remembrance in the hospital lobby. Music by the Loudoun County High School Chamber Choir. 5 p.m. Inova Loudoun Hospital Center, 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. 703-771-2985. Free.

Brambleton Kids Care Coat Drive Drop off new or gently used coats to help support Mobile Hope Loudoun. Collection box in Welcome Center. Brambleton Town Center, 42395 Ryan Rd.

Holiday Coalition Drive Santa will ride through Brambleton on a firetruck, stopping at assigned intersections to collect Toys for Tots. Brambleton Town Center, 42395 Ryan Rd. Free.

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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