Sunday, Nov. 4

“Our Forgotten Past,” a book presentation by historian, author and lifetime Loudoun County resident Charles P. Poland, Jr. 2 p.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-7195.

Franklin Park Big Band, made up of community musicians. 3 p.m., Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $5. 540-338-7973.

Monday, Nov. 5

Toastmasters Club, NOVA Dawn Breakers. 7:30-8:30 a.m., Eggspectation restaurant, 1609 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg. ehenry571@comcast.net or 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. 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.

Theater: “Treasure Island,” a Hampstead Stage Company production of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic. 1:30 p.m., Purcellville Library,220 E. Main St. 4 p.m., Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Free. www.hampsteadstage.org or 540-338-7235.

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

Tuesday, Nov. 6

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

DAR Veterans Day program, a presentation by Ken Fouke on the Boulder Crest Retreat in Bluemont, which is intended to help wounded service members and their families rest and heal. The rural retreat is scheduled to open in June. 11 a.m., Harmony Hall, 39071 E. Colonial Hwy., Hamilton. Donations welcome. 540-882-3596.

Party bridge, 1-4 p.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. 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. $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. Tuesdays, Morningside House, 316 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg. Free. 571-237-2888.

Wednesday, Nov. 7

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.

History Club, discussion group covers current and historic events. 12:30 p.m. first Wednesdays, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. Free. 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.

Theater: “Treasure Island,” a Hampstead Stage Company production of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic. 4 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Potomac Falls. Free. 703-444-3228 or www.hampsteadstage.org.

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

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

Thursday, Nov. 8

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 or www.loudounsbdc.org.

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

“Ask An Expert,” a presentation by an Air and Space Museum staff member. 12:30 p.m., Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy., Chantilly. 202-633-1000.

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

Chess Club, for all ages and ability levels. 6-9 p.m., Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. $2, nonmembers. www.loudoun.gov/carver or 571-258-3400.

Goose Creek Ruggers, rug-hooking guild. 6:30-9 p.m. Free. Call 540-338-6264 for location.

Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers, age 10 and older. 7-8 p.m., Converted Barn, routes 287 and 9, Purcellville. $25 per month. 540-882-4917 or www.brtc.us.

Loudoun Master Gardeners open house, learn how to become a member of the program’s Class of 2013. 7 p.m., Loudoun County Extension Office, 30-B Catoctin Cir. SE, Leesburg. Free. www.loudounmastergardeners.org or 703-777-0373.

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

Friday, Nov. 9

Crochet club, 9 a.m.-noon, Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. 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. 10-11:30 a.m. Fridays through Dec. 14. Rust Sanctuary, 802 Childrens Center Rd., Leesburg. Call 540-338-6528 for registration and fee information.

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

After-hours teen center, 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.

Loudoun Lyric Opera: “The Secret Marriage,” Domenic Cimarosa’s light opera tells the story of Paolino and Carolina. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. next Sunday, Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $22; seniors, $17; students, $12. 540-338-7973 or www.loudounlyricopera.com.

Saturday, Nov. 10

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

Purcellville community market, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturdays, 130 E. Main St. (Old Town Hall). 703-967-
0431 or www.loudounfarms.org.

Super Science Saturdays, “To the Moon and Beyond,” demonstrations and hands-on activities at the Air and Space Museum. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy., Chantilly. 202-633-1000 or www.nasm.si.edu.

“Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee: Tales From the Haunted Turnpike,” living-history tours (some outdoor sites) hosted by the Gray Ghost Interpretive Group and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority. 7:30 p.m., Aldie Mill, 39401 John Mosby Hwy., Aldie. $10; students, $5. Registration required. 540-687-6681.

Sunday, Nov. 11

Purcellville’s Turkey Trot 5K and Fun Run, a benefit for child-care programs, preschool and camps at the center. 8 a.m., Loudoun Valley Community Center, 320 W. School St., Purcellville. $30. 540-338-4122 or www.pvilleturkeytrot.shutterfly.com.

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, suggested donation. 540-338-5022 or www.roundhillartscenter.org.

Loudoun history awards, a ceremony honoring those who have made contributions to preserving the county’s past. 2 p.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Free. 703-737-7195.

Veterans Day Commemoration, with a presentation by retired Army Gen. Frank Helmick, followed by refreshments and tours of the manor. 2 p.m., George C. Marshall International Center at Dodona Manor, 217 Edwards Ferry Rd, Leesburg. Free. 703-777-1301.

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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