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

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

“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.

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 ability levels. 6-9 p.m., Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. $2, nonmembers. 571-258-3400 or

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

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

Loudoun Master Gardeners open house, learn how to join the Class of 2013. 7 p.m., Loudoun County Extension Office, 30-B Catoctin Cir. SE, Leesburg. Free. 703-777-0373 or

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

Friday, Nov. 9

ArtSquare reception, for “Journeys,” an exhibition of watercolors by Catherine Hillis; and “Fields, Flowers and Fillies,” landscape paintings by Jean Grunewald. 5:30-8 p.m.; gallery talk, 2 p.m. Sunday. Exhibitions continue through Dec. 9. ArtSquare, 12 Cardinal Park Dr. SE, Leesburg. Free. 703-777-5498 or

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. Fridays through Dec. 7, Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Potomac Falls. Free. 703-444-

“Coexist Service” concert, Woven Green performs funk, rock and folk ballads. Concertgoers are asked to bbring cans of gravy to donate to the Loudoun Interfaith Relief food pantry. Children are invited to help build a “gravy train.” 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Sterling, 22135 Davis Dr. Free. 703-406-3068 or

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

Saturday, Nov. 10

Run 4 the Homeless 5K, bring a “gift of warmth” such as new gloves, hats, scarves or earmuffs to receive a discount on the registration fee. A benefit for local organizations that support homeless families. 8 a.m., Stone Bridge High School, 43100 Hay Rd., Ashburn. $35.

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., 130 E. Main St. (Old Town Hall). 703-967-0431 or

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

“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

Veterans Day 5K race, cross-country style course over grass, paved paths and wooden bridges. 8 a.m., Philip A. Bolen Memorial Park, 42405 Claudia Dr., Leesburg. $33; age 17 and younger, $15. 571-258-
3487 or

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

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

Loudoun history awards, 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.

Monday, Nov. 12

Toastmasters Club, NOVA Dawn Breakers. 7:30-8:30 a.m., Eggspectation restaurant, 1609 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg. 703-608-2286 or

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

Tuesday, Nov. 13

Rotary Club of Leesburg Daybreak, 7:30 a.m., Tuscarora Mill, 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.

Chess club, for all ages and skill levels. 5-9 p.m., Starbucks, 531 E. Market St,, Leesburg. $1. 703-779-0113.

Potluck dinner and white elephant bingo, take a covered dish for six to eight people to share and a white elephant gift, wrapped or in a gift bag. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. Free. 703-737-8039.

Gamer’s Union for teens with Asperger’s, monthly program for teens and their caregivers. 6 p.m., Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Free; registration required. 703-777-0323 or

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, Nov. 14

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.

Book discussion, Call for titles. 10 a.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. 703-737-8039.

Waterford Quilters, new members are welcome. 10 a.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 37018 Glendale St., Purcellville. Free. 703-777-9229.

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. fourth Wednesdays, Broadlands Community Center, 43008 Waxpool Rd., Ashburn. 703-795-9324 or

— Compiled by Sandy Mauck

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