Sunday, Sept. 22

Bluemont Fair, the 44th annual fair includes crafts, music, a children’s fair, farm animals, a quilt display, food vendors, pie and pickle contests and a model railroad display. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Route 734, off Route 7. $5; age 9 and younger, free. 540-554-2367 or

Church Civil War history tours, of a former church and adjacent cemetery. A reenactor portrays one of the Union Army doctors who used the church as a hospital during the war. 1-5 p.m. fourth Sundays, Mount Zion Historic Park, Old School Baptist Church, 40309 John S. Mosby Hwy., Aldie. Free. 703-327-9777 or

Dulles knitting group, 1:30-3 p.m. Sundays, Wegman (upstairs), 45131 Columbia Pl., Sterling. Knitters of all skill levels are welcome. Free. 703-724-4210.

“Congo: The Miserable Expeditions and Dreadful Death of Lt. Emory Taunt, USN,” a presentation by Andrew C.A. Jampoler. 2 p.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-7195.

Monday, Sept. 23

Toastmasters Club, NOVA Dawn Breakers. 7:30-8:30 a.m., Eggspectation restaurant, 1609 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg. 571-293-1439 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. 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 people 55 and older.
1-2 p.m., Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. Nonmembers, $2. 571-258-3400.

Tuesday, Sept. 24

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.

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. Tuesdays., Morningside House, 316 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. Free. 571-237-2888.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

Middleburg duplicate bridge, open game. 12:45 p.m., Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 105 E. Washington St., Middleburg. $5. 540-338-1141.

Leesburg market, sponsored by the Loudoun Valley HomeGrown Markets Association. 3-7 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.

“Distinguished Voices in Civics” speaker series, a presentation by Peter Levine, author of “We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For: The Promise of Civic Renewal in America.” 7-9 p.m., Morven Park Estate, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. $10; free with student identification. 703-777-2414 or

Ashburn Toastmasters, for people looking to develop communication and leadership skills. 7:15 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Broadlands Community Center, 43008 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn.

Thursday, Sept. 26

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. 703-737-8039.

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. Admission, $15 for six regular cards; additional cards may be purchased. 703-444-6039.

Friday, Sept. 27

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.

Bluegrass, Celtic and folk music jam, a benefit for Genesis International; food and beverages sold, including a barbecue dinner catered by Savoir Fare. 6 p.m.-midnight, Old Furniture Factory, 6 W. Loudoun St., Round Hill. Admission is free; donations are accepted. or 540-338-5050.

Saturday, Sept. 28

Birding at Blue Ridge, take binoculars. 8 a.m., Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship, education center, 11661 Harpers Ferry Rd., Purcellville. Free. 540-554-2542, or

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

Autumn Apple Festival, includes cider pressing, apple tasting, demonstration of historic orchard tools, face-painting, a cake walk, prizes and crafts. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. next Sunday, Heritage Farm Museum, 21668 Heritage Farm Lane, Sterling. $5, seniors, $4; ages 2-12, $3. 571-258-3800.

Autumn Faire and Craft Festival, for all ages. With pumpkin painting, scarecrow making (bring clothing for the scarecrow) music, games and crafts. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Rd., Sterling. Free. 571-258-3700 or

Leesburg air show, free satellite parking will be available at Tuscarora High School (825 N. King St.) or Heritage High School (520 Evergreen Mill Rd). Free shuttles run from 10:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. There will be no general parking at the airport; handicapped access only. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Leesburg Executive Airport, 1005 Sycolin Rd. Free admission. or 703-737-7125.

“An Evening of Barbershop Harmony,” Fairfax Jubil-Aires and the Chorus of the Old Dominion celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Barbershop Harmony Society, with the Association of Hamony Queens and other quartets. 8 p.m., Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $12. 540-338-7973 or

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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