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Lighthouse Realty, located in Leesburg, is hosting 'A Realtor Christmas,' on behalf of the Santa's Sleigh Foundation; a charity that helps less fortunate children in time of need all-year round. Dec. 7, 7 p.m., at Shenanigan's Irish Pub, 538 E. Market St., Leesburg. Admission is one unwrapped present per person.
Coldwell Banker coat, food and toy drive. Drop off items at 46859 Harry Byrd Highway, Suite 200, Sterling. Call 703-404-1000. Drop off new or gently-used winter coats and toys along with any canned foods. All proceeds will benefit the Loudoun County Prevention and Community Outreach Program. Collection runs through the second week of December.