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Loudoun County community calendar,April 11-17

Thursday, April 11

How to Start a Business, seminar sponsored by the Loudoun Small Business Development Center. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Comfort Suites, 80 Prosperity Ave., Leesburg. $15; online registration, $10. 703-430-7222,

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.

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.

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

Friday, April 12

Countryside Women’s Club, meeting and social, with a guest speaker. 9:30 a.m., Parkway Meeting Room, off Algonkian Parkway, Sterling. Free. 703-403-6505,

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

Loudoun Crime Commission luncheon, “More Guns, Less Crime,” a presentation by John Lott about gun ownership and crime statistics. 12:30-2 p.m., Belmont Country Club, 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn. $15 members; guests, $20., or 571-237-2257.

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.

Romeo and Juliet,” performed by the Sterling Playmakers. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, through April 21, Sterling Middle School, 201 W. Holly Ave. $12., or 703-437-6117.

Theaterpalooza: “Anne of Green Gables,” a musical based on the novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $15; students and seniors, $10. 540-338-7973 or

Saturday, April 13

Birding at Banshee, monthly bird walk, sponsored by the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and Friends of Banshee Reeks. Take binoculars. 8 a.m., Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, 21085 The Woods Road, Leesburg. Free. 540-554-2542 or

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

“Super Science Saturday,” How Things Fly,” with demonstrations and activities. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy., Chantilly. Free. 202-633-1000 or

Civil War 150 Legacy Project document scanning, Loudoun County residents can have their family manuscripts from the Civil War era scanned for future generations. Sponsored by Loudoun Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee and Thomas Balch Library. Appointments are recommended. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 703-327-9777 or

Pet adoptions, sponsored by the Humane Society of Loudoun and Friends of Homeless Animals. 1-4 p.m., Coldwell Banker, 25 S. King St., Leesburg. 703-283-1686 or

“Discovering Davis” mansion and garden tour, visitors to the Davis Mansion can enjoy wine and cheese in the boxwood gardens. 4-5:30 p.m., Historic Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. Free. Register at Information: 703-777-2414 or

Lucketts Bluegrass, music by the Scott Brannon Band and Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass. Food sold. 7 p.m., Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. $15. 703-771-5281 or

Sunday, April 14

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, donation. 540-338-5022 or

Author talk, a presentation by Elliot Carlson on his book.“Joe Rochefort’s War: The Odyssey of the Codebreaker Who Outwitted Yamamoto at Midway .” 2 p.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-7195.

Monday, April 15

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. Free. 703-737-8039.

Mah-jongg, Chinese tile game. Mondays and Thursdays at noon, 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.

Line dancing for beginners, for people 55 and older. 2-3 p.m., Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. Nonmembers, $2. 571-258-3400.

Marine Corps League meeting, for Marines of all ages, sponsored by Loudoun Detachment 1205. 7 p.m. third Mondays, American Legion Post, 112 N. 21st St., Purcellville. Free.

Tuesday, April 16

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.

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, April 17

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.

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

Leesburg Kiwanis Club, new members welcome. 6:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, Lightfoot restaurant, 13 N. King St., Leesburg. 703-737-2175.

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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