Thursday, Feb. 21

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. 703-737-8039.

Poker, 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Potomac Falls. $1; center members, free. 703-430-2397.

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

Friday, Feb. 22

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

Bluegrass, Celtic and folk music jam, benefit for Genesis International; food and beverages sold, including a barbecue dinner from Savoir Fare. 6 p.m.-midnight, Old Furniture Factory, 6 W. Loudoun St., Round Hill. $5, suggested donation. 540-338-5050 or

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

Improvisational theater, the performance troupe Last Ham Standing takes suggestions from the audience to create comic scenes. 8 p.m., Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $12; students, $10; children, $8. 540-338-7973 or

Saturday, Feb. 23

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

Leesburg winter 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, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., It’s Bazaar, 143 N. 21st St., Purcellville. 703-967-0431 or

Heritage Area open house, tours of a house listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 1-3 p.m., Lanesville Heritage Area, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Rd., Sterling. Free. 571-258-3700.

Frogshackle Nature Center open house, children must be accompanied by an adult. 1-3 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Rd., Sterling. Free. 571-258-3700.

Date Night for Parents, 6-10 p.m. Volunteers provide entertainment for children, including scavenger hunts. Community Church, 19790 Ashburn Rd., Ashburn. Free; registration required. 571-209-5000, Ext. 320, or 504-343-8451.

“Fill Your Bowl” gala, a full meal from local sources, with a glass of wine. Guests get to keep their one-of-a-kind bowls. A benefit for the arts center Pottery Studio. 7-10 p.m., Round Hill Arts Center, 35246 Harry F. Byrd Hwy., Round Hill. $25; children, $15. 540-338-5022 or

Loudoun First Responders Foundation fundraiser, live and silent auctions, with local food and table sponsors. 7-10:30 p.m., Allsports Grand Prix, 45915 Maries Road, Dulles. $40. 571-421-1893 or

Lucketts Bluegrass, music by Kody Norris and the Watauga Mountain Boys. Food sold. Doors open at 6 p.m.; music at 7 p.m. Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Rd., Leesburg. $15. 703-771-5281 or

Loudoun Symphonic Winds: “Let’s Dance,” concert featuring “Nilesdance,” by David Holsinger; “Satiric Dances,” by Norman Dello Joio; and “The Blue Danube Waltz,” by Johann Strauss. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Park View High School, 400 W. Laurel Ave., Sterling. $5; family, $10. 703-777-7985 or

“Paint the Music,” local musicians and artists collaborate onstage. The paintings will be offered for sale in a silent auction at the end of the show. Doors open at 7 p.m.; show from 8-10 p.m. Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $15. 540-338-7973 or

Sunday, Feb. 24

Documentary: “They Closed Our Schools,” screening of a film about how local officials closed the public school system of Prince Edward County, Va., in 1959 in defiance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s desegregation ruling (Brown v. Board of Education) five years earlier. 2 p.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-7195.

Concert: “The Songbirds,” a production with an Andrews Sisters flair, performed by five area high schools students. A benefit for the Tree of Life Ministries. 3 p.m., Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $5. 540-338-7973 or

Author event,The Generals:American Military Command from World War II to Today” a presentation by author Tom Ricks. Books will be available for sale. 3-4:30 p.m., the Marshall House, 217 Edwards Ferry Road, Leesburg. Free; reservations required. 703-777-1301 or

Friends of Balls’s Bluff Battlefield benefit dinner, a presentation by Robert Sutton, chief historian of the National Park Service, on Col. Edward Dickinson Baker. The commander of Union troops at the battle of Ball’s Bluff, Baker was a close friend of Abraham Lincoln. Social hour at 6 pm.; dinner at 6:30 p.m, followed by the program at 7:15 p.m. Algonkian Regional Park (the Woodlands), 47001 Fairway Dr., Sterling. $45. 703-450-4655 or

Monday, Feb. 25

Toastmasters Club, NOVA Dawn Breakers. 7:30-8:30 a.m., Eggspectation restaurant, 1609 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg. 703-717-1667 or

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. Free. 703-737-8039.

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

Sterling Rotary Club meeting, 12:30 p.m., Logan’s Roadhouse, 46321 McClellan Way, Sterling. 703-401-4509.

Line dance, for people 55 and older, led by Carolyn Bledsoe. 2-3 p.m. Mondays, Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. $2, nonmembers. 571-258-3400.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

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. 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, Feb. 27

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.

Ashburn Toastmasters, for those interested in developing leadership skills. 7:15 p.m., Broadlands Community Center, 43008 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn. 703-795-9324 or

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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