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<cal1>Wednesday/Nov. 8

<cal2>Veteran's Day Celebration. Join veterans of different war era in discussions and presentations, from 1:30-3 p.m., at the Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Open to the public; free. Call 703-430-2397.

<cal1>Thursday/Nov. 9

<cal2>Banquet and Auction. Loudoun County Friends of NRA Annual Banquet and Auction, doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner is at 7 p.m., at the Carradoc Hall, Holiday Inn, 1500 East Market St., Leesburg. Buy tickets at Loudoun Guns, 302-F Industrial Court, S.E., Leesburg or call 703-267-1654. Tickets cost $40 each or $70 per couple. All net proceeds benefit The NRA Foundation, with half allocated to fund projects within Virginia. Visit www.nrafoundation.org/friends.

Romeo and Juliet. Potomac Falls High School's drama department presents "Romeo and Juliet," 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5, and seating can be reserved by calling 703-444-7542, Ext. 37. Located at 46400 Algonkian Parkway, Potomac Falls.

Casino Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip to Charles Town, W.Va. Includes slots and simulcast horse racing. Lunch on own. Price $7 per member, $9 nonmembers and includes transportation and $5 cash back, subject to change. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure and return times and locations.

Photography. Jim Clark, an award-winning nature photographer, will share his approach to conveying a sense of place through photographs and personal essays, 7:30 p.m., at Rust Library. Come at 7 p.m. to meet the speaker and have refreshments. Contact Joe Coleman at 540-554-2542 or jcoleman@loudounwildlife.org.

<cal1>Friday/Nov. 10

<cal2>"Inherit the Wind." Presented by The College Community Theater at the Waddell Theater, Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun Campus, 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Highway, Sterling, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12, $10 seniors and students. Call 703-948-7701. Visit www.nvcc.edu/loudoun/waddelltheater/cct.

Thanksgiving Dance Social. The Town of Leesburg Parks and Recreation Department is holding a "Thanksgiving Dance Social," 7-10 p.m., at Ida Lee Park Recreation Center. The standard $10 entrance fee will be waived when participants bring a donation of nonperishable goods. Call 703-777-1368 or visit http://www.idalee.org to register. Reference code 206226a.

Romeo and Juliet. Potomac Falls High School's drama department presents "Romeo and Juliet," 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5, and seating can be reserved by calling 703-444-7542, Ext. 37. Located at 46400 Algonkian Parkway, Potomac Falls.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 11

<cal2>Fall Barrel Tasting. Taste Tarara Winery's barrel-aged wines and vertical flights with the wine maker in Tarara’s 6,000-square-foot cave. Hors d’oeuvres and live music. Prepaid reservations required. 7-11 p.m. 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg, 703-771-7100 or www.tarara.com.

"Inherit the Wind." Presented by The College Community Theater at the Waddell Theater, Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun Campus, 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Highway, Sterling, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $12, $10 seniors and students. Call 703-948-7701. Visit www.nvcc.edu/loudoun/waddelltheater/cct.

Book Swap. Sterling Annex Community Center, 22084 Shaw Road, from 10 a.m.-noon. Free. November is two-for-one month, for each adult or children's book traded choose two to take home. Includes books on tape, movies and compact discs as well. Call 703-430-673.

Getting Ready for the Cold. Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For ages 5 and up. Explore winter wildlife survival in a walk along the trails. Children under 13 must be accompanied by adult. Cost $5 per person. Call 703-444-1275 to register.

Romeo and Juliet. Potomac Falls High School's drama department presents "Romeo and Juliet," 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5, and seating can be reserved by calling 703-444-7542, Ext. 37. Located at 46400 Algonkian Parkway, Potomac Falls.

Turkey Trot 5K. At the Purcellville Train Station, race begins at 8:30 a.m. Fund-raiser to benefit the Advisory Board of the Loudoun Valley Community Center. Registration before Nov. 1 is $25, $5 late fee. To sign up, go to www.signmeupsports.com or pick up a registration form at the community center. On-site registration is Friday, Nov. 10, from 5-7 p.m., and race day at 7 a.m., at the Train Station.

Story Time. Fun with stories, music and activities at Sterling Library, 11 a.m. The story time is recommended for ages 2 to 5. Visit http://www.lcpl.lib.va.us/.

Pet Adoption. "OBG" Cocker Spaniel Rescue will be holding a pet adoption show at PetSmart in Leesburg, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Adoption applications will be taken on-site the day of the show. Visit www.cockerspanielrescue.com or e-mail cspanielrescue1@aol.com or call 703-533-2373.

Indian Dance. Vanita Kumar and her students from the Cham Cham Payal Bajey Indian Dance troupe will put on a demonstration of Indian Bollywood dances and show how they relate to Indian culture at Ashburn Library, 3 p.m. A family program recommended for all ages. Visit http://www.lcpl.lib.va.us/.

Story Time in Spanish. Join the Rust Library for a bilingual story time, 11 a.m. Stories, songs, finger plays and other activities in both English and Spanish. Recommended for ages 3-6 and their families. Visit http://www.lcpl.lib.va.us/.

Bluegrass Concerts. The Scott Brannon Band and Big Country Bluegrass will perform at the Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Road. Doors open 6 p.m., music begins at 7 p.m. Tickets $12 and are available at the door; refreshments available at the snack bar. Call 703-771-5281.

<cal1>Sunday/Nov. 12

<cal2>History Awards. Commissioners of Thomas Balch Library will present the 14th annual Thomas Balch Library History Awards, which honors individuals who have made significant contributions to preserving Loudoun’s past through collection of county documents and memorabilia, preservation of historic landmarks, visual arts, writing, and long-time commitment to local history organizations. 1-3 p.m. For information on nominating individuals, contact the library manager at 703-737-7195.

"Inherit the Wind." Presented by The College Community Theater at the Waddell Theater, Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun Campus, 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Highway, Sterling, 2 p.m. Tickets $12, $10 seniors and students. Call 703-948-7701. Visit www.nvcc.edu/loudoun/waddelltheater/cct.

Basket Bingo. At the Loudoun County Fairgrounds. Doors open at noon, bingo begins at 1 p.m. All proceeds to benefit the Loudoun 4H Beef and Swine Clubs. $20 for 20 games. Special games, raffles and refreshments available. Call 540-338-6967 to reserve a seat.

Romeo and Juliet. Potomac Falls High School's drama department presents "Romeo and Juliet," 2 p.m. Tickets are $5, and seating can be reserved by calling 703-444-7542, Ext. 37. Located at 46400 Algonkian Parkway, Potomac Falls.

Basket Bingo, at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds. Doors open at noon, bingo begins at 1 p.m. All proceeds to benefit the Loudoun 4H Beef and Swine Clubs. $20 for 20 games. Special games, raffles and refreshments available. Call 540-338-6967 to reserve a seat.

Chamber Music. The Hamilton Trio will perform at Cascades Library, 2 p.m. Visit http://www.lcpl.lib.va.us/.

<cal1>Monday/Nov. 13

<cal2>Claude Moore Park 123s. For ages 3-5. Count objects while hiking in the woods and meadows, sing a counting song. Cost $10.50 per person. 9:30-11 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m. Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Call 703-444-1275.

Frogshackle Open House. Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Theme, deer. Hands-on experience at the nature house. For all ages; children must be accompanied by adult. Free. Call 703-444-1275.

Toddler One & Two. Stories, music and movement at the Rust Library, 11 a.m. Parachute play for toddlers on the go. Recommended for ages 12-24 months and parent/caregiver. Contact the Rust Library Youth Services Desk at 703-771-5624. Visit http://www.lcpl.lib.va.us/.

<cal1>Tuesday/Nov. 14

<cal2>Microscope Magic. For ages 6-9, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling, 3:30-5 p.m. Use a microscope to discover the smaller things in nature. Cost $10.50 per child. Call 703-444-1275.

Claude Moore Park 123s. For ages 3-5. Count objects while hiking in the woods and meadows, sing a counting song. Cost $10.50 per person. 9:30-11 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m. Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Call 703-444-1275.

Puppet Show. Celebrate Children's Book Week with a double feature puppet show of the tale of The Three Little Pigs and The Three Billy Goats Gruff, at Cascades Library, 4 p.m. Recommended for ages 2-6. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

Fancy Nancy Party. Dress up in the fanciest, frilliest clothes and get ready for glamorous activities, a little lesson about etiquette, games and a fancy craft to take home at Rust Library, 4 p.m. Recommended for ages 5-7. Register by calling 703-771-5624.

<cal1>Wednesday/Nov. 15

<cal2>Senior Movie. See "United 93," starring J.J. Johnson, Gary Commock, Richard Bekins and Polly Adams. Rated R. Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Admission $2 includes popcorn and soda. Call 703-430-2397.

<cal1>Friday/Nov. 17

<cal2>The First Thanksgiving Story by Glee Mania with Sue Cournoyer. Beat the drums, shake the rainsticks and sing songs with Native American Indian children in costume. Learn how they lived off the land and made everything they needed. See how the pilgrims dressed and listen to the sounds of their ship crossing the dangerous ocean. 10 a.m., Ida Lee Park Recreation Center in Leesburg. Tickets in advance are $5 per child with accompanying adults free; at the door are $8 per child with accompanying adults free. Call 703-777-1368 or visit www.idalee.org.

Nature Adventures. Ages 2-3. Discover the outdoors with a grown up pal. No unregistered siblings. 9:45-10:45 a.m. Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Cost $7 per child. Call 703-444-1275.

Toddler Treks. Ages 1-2. Join other parents and their children on a hike. No unregistered siblings. Cost $5.25 per child. Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Call 703-444-1275.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 18

<cal2>Basket Distribution. LINK Thanksgiving food basket and winter coat distribution, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at Christ the Redeemer Catholic in Sterling and Trinity Presbyterian in Herndon. Coats will be distributed at Sterling United Methodist Church during the same hours. Contact Mark Gunderman, 703-367-7410.

Auction/Dinner. The Spirit Club is holding its 3rd Annual Auction/Dinner at Belmont Country Club, 7 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Loudoun County Special Olympics on behalf of the All-Star Legacy Special Olympic team. A donation of $35, $45 at the door, includes dinner, dessert and two drinks. E-mail SpiritClubCorp@aol.com.

Lanesville Open House. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Guided tour through the National Register of Historic Places property. Children must be accompanied by adult. Free. No registration required. Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Call 703-444-1275.

Ready for Turkey Day Hike. Ages 7 and up. Take a brisk walk around the park. Bring water. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost $5 per person. 10 a.m.-noon. Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Call 703-444-1275.

It's Not Winter Yet Campfire. All ages. Share Native American stories, songs, games around a campfire. Dress warmly. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 7-9 p.m. Cost $5 per person. Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Call 703-444-1275.

Fruit Sale. The Ashburn Ruritan Club will be holding its annual fruit sale to raise money for local community projects. The club will be selling oranges and grapefruit on in front of the Wal-Mart store at 45415 Dulles Town Crossing, Sterling. The fruit can be preordered by contacting the club at 866-670-5984 or at ashburnruritan@onebox.com.

Christmas 1861. Civil War Living History program recreates camp life at Morven Park in December 1861, when Southern soldiers were constructing log huts as winter quarters. Firing demonstrations and drilling at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Visit http://www.morvenpark.org. Adults $5, children $1. Meet at Coach House Visitor Center. Call 703-777-6034.

Knitting. The Red Scarf Project will be collecting handmade scarves to send away in Valentines Day care packages that will be going to foster youth attending college. Sign up to learn how to knit or crochet, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Cascades Library, and then create a scarf at home. Scarves will be collected the first week in January. Needles and yarn will be provided to practice on. Recommended for ages 12-18 Visit http://www.lcpl.lib.va.us/.

5K/Fun Run. Freeze Your Gizzard Cross Country 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run, 9 a.m., at the gazebo in the front field of Ida Lee Park. The preregistration fee is $20 for the 5K, $10 for the 1 mile, plus two cans of food to be brought the day of the event. On-site registration the day of the event will be open from 7-8:30 a.m. and the fee will increase by $5. Preregistration can be done at the Ida Lee Park Recreation Center or forms can be found on-line at http://www.runwashington.com. Call 703-777-1368.

Bazaar and Yard Sale. The Heritage Hall Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 122 Morven Park Road, N.W., Leesburg, will be holding a Christmas bazaar and indoor yard sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Proceeds benefit the resident activity fund and will be used for holiday gifts for the residents. Call 703-777-8700.