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<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>Thursday/Nov. 16

<cal2>Who Stole Tom Turkey? At Rust Library use detective skills to study the clues and solve this mystery. Also make a Thanksgiving craft to take home. Recommended for ages 6-8. Register at 703-771-5624. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us <http://www.lcpl.lib.va.us/.

Spanish Bilingual Story Time. Enjoy a bilingual story time with Barbara Davila at Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls, 4 p.m. Recommended for ages 4-10. Visit http://www.lcpl.lib.va.us/.

<cal1>Friday/Nov. 17

<cal2>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.

Theater. The Sterling Playmakers present Pride and Prejudice, at Sterling Middle School, 201 W. Holly Ave., Sterling, 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or at www.sterlingplaymakers.com.

<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, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls, 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/.

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.

Bluemont Old-Time Country Dance, at Purcellville Skating Rink, 250 S. Nursery Ave., Purcellville, 8-11 p.m.; workshop at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $8 per person; $6 for Bluemont Friends, students and seniors. Visit www.bluemont.org or call 703-777-6306.

Theater. The Sterling Playmakers present Pride and Prejudice, at Sterling Middle School, 201 W. Holly Ave., Sterling, 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or at www.sterlingplaymakers.com.

Holiday Shop Day. Ashburn Village-Lakes Recreation Center, 44078 Cheltanham Circle will feature a variety vendors representing a number of products and services. Call 703-624-9357.

<cal1>Sunday/Nov. 19

<cal2>The Scottish Highlands: Europe’s Last Wilderness. Margaret Morton will present The Highlands — what and where they are, geographic description of land and its people, will focus on some of the main aspects of its history. 2-4 p.m., at the Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg. Register in advance by calling 703-737-7195.

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.

Theater. The Sterling Playmakers present Pride and Prejudice, at Sterling Middle School, 201 W. Holly Ave., Sterling, 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or at www.sterlingplaymakers.com.

<cal1>Monday/Nov. 20

<cal2>Gobble for the Turkeys. For ages 3-5. Learn about turkeys. 9:30-11 a.m., 12:30 -2 p.m. Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Road, Sterling. $10.50 per child. Call 703-444-1275.

Glass Harpist. Jamey Turner, one of only a few musicians in the world who play the glass harp, will perform at Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Road, Leesburg, at 7 p.m. Call 703-777-0323.

Adoption Book Discussion. Adoptive moms Lorna Davis and Mary Coyle will discuss Lifebooks, the teaching tool that tells a child's story from the day he or she is born and helps both parent and child work through the understanding of adoption and what it means to be adopted. Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, 7 p.m. Recommended for adults. Advance registration required, 703-737-8105.

<cal1>Tuesday/Nov. 21

<cal2>Band Performance. The U.S. Air Force band, The Diplomats, performs at Flacons Landing Retirement Community, 20522 Falcons Landing Circle, Potomac Falls, 2 p.m. Free. Call 202-767-5658 or visit www.usafband.com.

Gobble for the Turkeys. For ages 3-5. Learn about turkeys. 12:30 -2 p.m. Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Road, Sterling. $10.50 per child. Call 703-444-1275.

Nature Buddies. For age 2. Toddlers bring an adult buddy to explore the sights, smells, sounds and textures of nature indoors and out. 9:45-10:15 a.m. $3.50 per child, no unregistered siblings. Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Road, Sterling. Call 703-444-1275.

Nature Explorers. Ages 3-4. Preschoolers and adults explore the park together. 10:45-11:45 a.m. $ 7 per child, no unregistered siblings. Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Road, Sterling. Call 703-444-1275.

<cal1>Wednesday/Nov. 22

<cal2>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.

<cal1>Thursday/Nov. 23

<cal2>Thanksgiving Buffet. Lansdowne Resort, 44050 Woodridge Parkway, Leesburg. Time to be determined. Adults, $54.95; children 6-12 $27.95; children 5 and under $6.75, Call 703-729-8400 or visit www.lansdowneresort.com.

Ashburn Farm 10K. The 13th annual Ashburn Farm 10K, 5K and 2K Fun Run, at Crossroads United Methodist Church, at 8:15 a.m. Rain or shine. Includes cash prizes, medals and other prizes. Registration for 10K is $30; 5K is $25; 2K Fun Run is $15. Register online at www.active.com. All proceeds benefit The HUMBLE United Methodist School, an orphanage and school founded by Crossroads UMC in Lukojjo, Uganda. Call Crossroads UMC at 703-729-5100 or visit www.ecrossroadsumc.org.

<cal1>Friday/Nov. 24

<cal2>Holiday Jazz. At Tarara Winery. Includes live music, holiday treats, wine and gift shop specials. The winery is open, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., the music plays, from 12-4 p.m. 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg, 703-771-7100 or www.tarara.com.

Christmas Play. "A Christmas Carol,” produced by Pickwick Players, at 7:30 p.m. Adults $10, children and seniors, $8. All performances at Harper Park Middle School Theater, 701 Potomac Station Drive, Leesburg. Advance tickets at 540-454-6320 or pickwickplayers@mail.com.

Benefit Performance. The musical political satire group, The Capitol Steps, performs at 8 p.m., at Lansdowne Resort, to benefit Loudoun Habitat for Humanity. Tickets $35. Visit www.loudounhabitat.org or call 540-751-2244.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 25

<cal2>Holiday Jazz. At Tarara Winery. Includes live music, holiday treats, wine and gift shop specials. The winery is open, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., the music plays, from 12-4 p.m. 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg, 703-771-7100 or www.tarara.com.

Christmas Play. "A Christmas Carol,” produced by Pickwick Players, at 7:30 p.m. Adults $10, children and seniors, $8. Family matinee, at 2 p.m. All family tickets $30. All performances at Harper Park Middle School Theater, 701 Potomac Station Drive, Leesburg. Advance tickets at 540-454-6320 or pickwickplayers@mail.com.

<cal1>Sunday/Nov. 26

<cal2>Holiday Jazz. At Tarara Winery. Includes live music, holiday treats, wine and gift shop specials. The winery is open, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., the music plays, from 12-4 p.m. 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg, 703-771-7100 or www.tarara.com.