“Nutcracker in a Shell: All Jazzed Up,” an abridged version of the holiday classic with a variety of contemporary dance styles. 2 and 5 p.m. Thursday, Broad Run High School, 21670 Ashburn Rd., Ashburn. $12; seniors and age 11 and younger, $8. 703-724-4900 or www.cdcdance.com.
Mosby “Conversations” 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 Baptist Church, 40309 John S. Mosby Hwy., Aldie. $5; students, $2. www.mosbyheritagearea.org or 703-327-9777.
Theater: “Mame,” a BITWC-Imagine That! Theatre production of the musical based on Patrick Dennis’s “Auntie Mame,” about an unconventional Manhattan woman raising her orphaned nephew. Music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. 3 p.m., Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $20. 540-554-8889 or www.bitwc-imaginethat.com.
Waterford Concert Series, the American University Chamber Singers perform; Daniel Abraham, conductor. 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 www.waterfordfoundation.org.
Toastmasters Club, NOVA Dawn Breakers. 7:30-8:30 a.m., Eggspectation restaurant, 1609 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg. 703-608-2286 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, 46321 McClellan Way, Sterling. 703-401-4509.
Line dance, for people 55 and older, led by Carolyn Bledsoe. 2-3 p.m., Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. $2, nonmembers. 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. www.loudounmarines.org.
Rotary Club of Leesburg Daybreak, 7:30 a.m., Tuscarora Mill, 203 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. 703-622-4320 or www.leesburgdaybreak.org.
Party bridge, 1-4 p.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-8039.
Poker, for people 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., Starbucks, 531 E. Market St,, Leesburg. $1. 703-779-0113.
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.
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, 13 N. King St., Leesburg. 703-737-2175.
Crochet Club, 9 a.m.-noon, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-8039.
Children’s nature book club, for ages 3-6, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. A short hike and music, art and crafts centered around a nature theme, hosted by the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy. Registration required. The class will meet from 10-11:30 a.m. Fridays through Dec. 14, except for Nov. 23. Rust Sanctuary, 802 Childrens Center Rd., Leesburg. $3. 540-338-6528.
Knitting and crocheting, 10 a.m.-noon, Senior Center at Cascades, 21060 Whitfield Pl., Potomac Falls. Free. 703-430-2397.
After-hours teen center, for ages 12-18. Teens must have a permission slip signed by a parent on file. 7-10 p.m., through Dec. 7, Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Free. 703-444-3228.
Capitol Steps, the comedy troupe performs an evening of political satire to benefit Loudoun Habitat for Humanity. 8 p.m., Tuscarora High School, 801 N. King St., Leesburg. $40. 703-737-6772 or www.loudounhabitat.org.
Photos with Santa, pictures taken in front of Santa’s big firetruck; for the whole family, including the dog. E-mail email@example.com to schedule an appointment. Saturdays and Sundays, through Dec. 2, Sterling Fire Company 18, 46700 Middlefield Dr., Sterling. $25, tax-deductible donation.
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 www.loudounfarmersmarkets.org.
Purcellville community market, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., 130 E. Main St. (Old Town Hall). 703-967-0431 or www.loudounfarms.org.
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