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Loudoun Calendar

Send announcements, which are open to the public at no or minimal cost, to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102 or e-mail to loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, contact Matthew Razak 703-917-6457. For additional entertainment listings, visit www.connectionnewspapers.com, E section.

<cal1>Wednesday/Aug. 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. Cost: $7 members, $9 nonmembers, includes transportation and $5 cash back, subject to change. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Thursday/Aug. 23

<cal2>School Bus Safety. 2-3:30 p.m., at Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Climb aboard a bus and listen to the bus driver speak about the safety rules for the school bus. Bus will remain stationary and there is no ride. This is for kindergartners only.

<cal1>Friday/Aug. 24

<cal2>Jazz Concert. 5:30-10 p.m., Lansdowne Resort, 44050 Woodridge Parkway, Lansdowne. Jazz on the Potomac featuring headliner Jaared. Free, food and beverages available for purchase. Children's movie, 6-9 p.m., cost: $15. Children must be potty trained to attend.

Under the Stars. 7-9 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. An evening of musical, cultural and other special events under the stars. Free admission. Call 703-430-9480.

South Riding Summer Concert Series. 7-9 p.m., Town Green, South Riding. Dr. Fu will perform. Free event. Visit www.southriding.net.

Exploring an Old Southern Estate. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. Learn Morven Park’s history from 19th century plantation to early 20th century hunt country estate and working farm. Cost: $5 per person, $1 for children. Call 703-777-6034 or visit www.morvenpark.org.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 25

<cal2>Acoustic on the Green. 7-9 p.m., Leesburg Town Green, 25 West Market St., Leesburg. Featuring Jon and Ben Carroll. Free. Visit www.acousticonthegreen.com or call 703-737-7084.

Summer Concert. 6-9:30 p.m., Tarara Winery, 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Includes live entertainment, wine and food. Cost: $10 per person, 12 and under are free. Visit www.tarara.com or call 703-771-7100.

Lucketts Fair. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Road, Leesburg. Includes juried crafts, antiques, children's entertainment, a petting zoo, food and bluegrass music. Cost: $8 per person, free for children 6 and under. Call 703-771-5281.

Exploring an Old Southern Estate. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. See Aug. 24 item for more details.

Jazz Music. 7-10 p.m., Tup Tim, 17 Catoctin Circle, S.E., Leesburg. Bobbe Shore and First Call will perform. Free. Call 571-223-2423.

Birding. 8 a.m., Blue Ridge Center, Harpers Ferry Road, Route 671. The Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy leads a free bird walk. Meet at the Neersville Volunteer Fire Station on Route 671. Contact Joe Coleman at 540-554-2542 or jcoleman@loudounwildlife.org.

Family Fest. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Dulles Town Center Mall. Learn about Loudoun Volunteer Services, sign up for Make a Difference Day to support the local Holiday Coalition, and learn about other volunteer opportunities. Call 703-779-2694, and for Make a Difference Day or Loudoun Volunteer Services, call 703-777-0113.

Butterflies: Up Close and Personal. 10-11:30 a.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road. Search out, catch and examine up close some local varieties of butterflies. Children must be accompanied by adult. Call 571-258-3700 to register. Cost: $4 per person.

Firebuilding 101. 3-4:30 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road, Sterling. Explore the value of fire while using various methods to start your own. Children must be accompanied by adult. Call 571-258-3700 to register. Cost: $4 per person.

ADAMS Civic Picnic. 2:30-5 p.m., Lake Fairfax Park. 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston, large shelter. Northern Virginia mosques and organization are holding the 7th Annual Northern Virginia Family and Civic Picnic. Candidates from all parties have been invited to address the community. In case of inclement waether, meet at eth shelter if drizzling; meet at the ADMAS Center, 46903 Sugarland Road, Sterling, if hard rain. Call 703-433-1325 at 12 p.m. or 703-624-6352 to confirm location.

<cal1>Sunday/Aug. 26

<cal2>Lucketts Fair. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Road, Leesburg. For more information, see Aug. 25 listing.

Exploring an Old Southern Estate. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. See Aug. 24 item for more details.

<cal1>Monday/Aug. 27

<cal2>Exploring an Old Southern Estate. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. See Aug. 24 item for more details.

School Bus Safety. 10:30-11:30 a.m., at Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road. See Aug. 23 item for more details.

NASCAR Photo. 3-6 p.m., Sport Clips, 43150 Broadlands Center Plaza, Ashburn. The public is invited to visit and take their picture with NASCAR legend Mike Wallace’s No. 7 Busch Series tour car. Visit www.sportclips.com.

<cal1>Wednesday/Aug. 29

<cal2>Cascades Players. 1 p.m., Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. A "Reader's Theatre" performance of old-time radio shoes such as The Bickersons, Fibber McGee & Molly and Who's on First? Transportation will follow after the program. Cost: $1 donation. Call 703-430-2397.

<cal1>Thursday/Aug. 30

<cal2>Jazz Music. 7-10 p.m., Sala Thai, Waxpool Road, Ashburn. The Potomac Jazz Project will perform. Call 571-223-1333.

<cal1>Friday/Aug. 31

<cal2>Caverns Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip to Luray Caverns in Luray, Va. Includes caverns and Historic Car and Carriage Cavern Museum. Bring lunch or purchase on-site. Cost: $23 members, $25 nonmembers, includes transportation and admissions. Extensive walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

Jazz Concert. 7 p.m., Sala Thai Restaurant, 44640 Waxpool Road, Ashburn. Bobbe Shore and First Call performs featuring the Trio. Call 571-223-2423.

Jazz Concert. 5:30-10 p.m., Lansdowne Resort, 44050 Woodridge Parkway, Lansdowne. Jazz on the Potomac featuring headliner Nick Collonne. Free, food and beverages available for purchase. Children's movie, 6-9 p.m., cost: $15. Children must be potty trained to attend.

From Swann’s Castle to Governor’s Mansion: Exploring an Old Southern Estate. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. Learn Morven Park’s history from 19th century plantation to early 20th century hunt country estate and working farm. Includes guided tours include exhibits, carriage collection, Confederate huts and outdoor walk around property. Cost: adults $5, children $1. Call 703-777-6034 ot visit www.morvenpark.org. Meet at Coach House Visitors Center.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 1

<cal2>Summer Concert. 6-9:30 p.m., Tarara Winery, 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Includes live entertainment, wine and food. Cost: $10 per person, 12 and under are free. Visit www.tarara.com or call 703-771-7100.

Fighting & Frolicking: The Civil War Comes to Morven Park. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. Historical interpreters portraying Confederate soldiers and local civilians bring the Civil War to life in a recreated encampment from 1861-62. Includes visits to replica log huts, authentic objects of the time period and demonstrations of musket firing, troops drilling and campfire cooking. Cost: adults $5, children $1. Call 703-777-6034 ot visit www.morvenpark.org. Meet at Coach House Visitors Center.

<cal1>Sunday/Sept. 2

<cal2>Sunday Matinee. 1-3 p.m., Willowcroft Farm Vineyards, 38906 Mt. Gilead Road, Leesburg. See "A Good Year," starring Russell Crowe. Includes popcorn and wine for tasting. Reservations suggested. Cost: $10 per person. Call 703-777-8161.

Travel through Time in the Winmill Carriage Collection. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. Take a guided tour through a collection of 19th century horse-drawn vehicles, including coaches, sleighs, carts, buggies and a hearse from the 1800s. Cost: adults $5, children $1. Call 703-777-6034 ot visit www.morvenpark.org. Meet at Coach House Visitors Center.

<cal1>Monday/Sept. 3

<cal2>Labor Day Wine. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Tarara Winery, 23648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Bring a business card for a free tour and tasting and be entered into a drawing for Tarara gifts. Labor Day wine specials available. Call 703-771-1000 or visit www.tarara.com.

Music. 4:30 p.m., Belmont Country Club, 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn. INXS will perform in concert to support the Loudoun Foundation and Sea of Sound. Cost: advance $20, gate $25. Tickets are available online through www.ticketstobuy.com, in person at Manhattan Pizza, Kirkpatrick's Irish Pub and Spanky's Shenanigans or by calling 804-794-6700.

From Swann’s Castle to Governor’s Mansion: Exploring an Old Southern Estate. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. Learn Morven Park’s history from 19th century plantation to early 20th century hunt country estate and working farm. Includes guided tours include exhibits, carriage collection, Confederate huts and outdoor walk around property. Cost: adults $5, children $1. Call 703-777-6034 ot visit www.morvenpark.org. Meet at Coach House Visitors Center.

<cal1>Tuesday/Sept. 4

<cal2>Welcome Back with MaggieMoo. 4 p.m., Rust Temporary Library, 34d, Catoctin Circle. Join MagggieMoo for a moovelous time as she helps celebrate the opening of Rust's tempory location. Stories and prizes offered. Recommended for the family. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

<cal1>Wednesday/Sept. 5

<cal2>Wool Gathering. 4 p.m., Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St. Come and join a knitting circle. Bring your own needles and yarn. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

Ants, Plants and Plants That Eat Ants. 4 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road. Two-part program; learn about ecosystems and how ants, plants and human beings fit into the whole thing. Recommended for ages 4-6. Advance registration required. Register online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone 703-737-8100.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 6

<cal2>Circus. 7:30 p.m., Virginia Academy-Community Church, 19790 Ashbrn Road, Ashburn. Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars. Includes animal acts, trapeze, acrobats and clowns. Cost: adults $17, children $12. Tent raising from 7-10 a.m. Call 800-796-5672 or visit www.colebroscircus.com.

<cal1>Friday/Sept. 7

<cal2>Cookout. 4-6 p.m., Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. 8th annual Endless Summer Cookout includes a beachcomber theme, food and live entertainment. Transportation provided after event. Open to the public. Cost: $7 for members, $9 for nonmembers. Call 703-430-2397.

Harborplace Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip to the Baltimore Flag House and Inner Harborplace, Baltimore, Md. Includes trip to the Flag House and Star-Spangled Banner Museum and three hours at the Inner Harborplace for lunch and shopping. Cost: $14 members, $16 nonmembers, includes transportation and museum admission. Extensive walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

Kindermusik with Beth Frook. 10:15 a.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay ROad. Music and movement activities designed to spark creativity. Recommended for ages 18 months-2 years. Advance registration required. Register online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone 703-737-8100.

Circus. 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Virginia Academy-Community Church, 19790 Ashbrn Road, Ashburn. Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars. See Sept. 6 item for more details.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 8

<cal2>Summer Concert. 6-9:30 p.m., Tarara Winery, 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Includes live entertainment, wine and food. Cost: $10 per person, 12 and under are free. Visit www.tarara.com or call 703-771-7100.

Book Swap. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Sterling Annex Community Center, 22084 Shaw Road, Sterling. Bring adult and children’s books to swap for something new to enjoy. Books on tape, large print books, movies and compact discs also requested. Call 703-430-6673.

Rock-n-Ride. Noon-3 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun campus, 1000 Harry Byrd Highway, Sterling. 6th Annual Re/Max Premier Rock-n-Ride, in partnership with Loudoun Crime Commission and the Sheriff's Office. Features music, motorcycles, food, silent auction and raffle. Proceeds benefit Children's National Medical Center. Riders invited to take part in 70-mile ride to Gettysburg, Pa., beginning at 9 a.m. Contact 703-802-2850 or visit www.rocknride.org.

Fall Plant Exchange. Sterling Annex Community Center, 22084 Shaw Road, Sterling. Trade your extra perennial divisions, houseplants, herbs, bulbs, seeds, etc. for something new. Everyone is welcome. No registration required. Call 703-430-6673.

Circus. 1:30 p.m., 4:3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Virginia Academy-Community Church, 19790 Ashbrn Road, Ashburn. Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars. See Sept. 6 item for more details.

<cal1>Sunday/Sept. 9

<cal2>Breakfast. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Ashburn Fire and Rescue, 20688 Ashburn Road. Includes coffee, juices, eggs, hash browns, sausage, gravy and biscuits and pancakes. The apparatus bay area is open to children of all ages. Cost is $6 adults, $4 ages 3-8, under 3 free, $5 seniors. Call 703-729-0006.

Music. 5 p.m., Belmont Country Club, 19661 Belmont Manor Lane, Ashburn. Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform in concert to support the Loudoun Foundation and Sea of Sound. Cost: advance $20, gate $25. Tickets are available online through www.ticketstobuy.com, in person at Manhattan Pizza, Kirkpatrick's Irish Pub and Spanky's Shenanigans, or by calling 804-794-6700.

Circus. 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Virginia Academy-Community Church, 19790 Ashbrn Road, Ashburn. Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars. See Sept. 6 item for more details.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 13

<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. Cost: $7 members, $9 nonmembers, includes transportation and $5 cash back, subject to change. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Friday/Sept. 14

<cal2>Museum Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip to the Hillwood Museum and Gardens in Washington, D.C. Includes tour of the former home and gardens of Marjorie Merriweather Post. Bring lunch or purchase at the museum. Cost: $17 members, $19 nonmembers, includes transportation and admission. Extensive walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 15

<cal2>Bluemont Fair. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Route 734, Snickersville Turnpike. Country fair including crafts, local art, demonstrations, music, 10K and fun run, children's fair, animals, food, and more; no pets permitted. Cost: $5 adults, children under 12 free; free parking. Call 540-554-2367 or visit www.bluemontfair.com.

Summer Concert. 6-9:30 p.m., Tarara Winery, 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Includes live entertainment, wine and food. Cost: $10 per person, 12 and under are free. Visit www.tarara.com or call 703-771-7100.

Game Day. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Collecting donations of working video games, DVDs and gaming systems such as Game Boy, Leapster, DS, Game Cube, Playstation, etc., with any necessary wires for patients to use at Children’s Hospital.

Virginia Wine Festival. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Morven Park Equestrian Center, 41793 Tutt Lane, Leesburg. The 32nd annual Virginia Wine Festival includes premier wine and gourmet show. Cost: $20 per person in advance, $25 per person at the gate. Call 703-823-1868 or visit http://www.virginiawinefestival.org.

Vintage Wine and Cars. 12:30-5 p.m., Willowcroft Farm Vineyards, 38906 Mt. Gilead Road, Leesburg. The Early Ford V8 Club of Northern Virginia will be at the vineyards with classic model cars. Special tasting of Willowcroft archive wines. View cars from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Cost: free for car viewing, $7 per person tasting fee. Call 703-777-8161 or visit http://www.willowcroftwine.com.

<cal1>Sunday/Sept. 16

<cal2>Bluemont Fair. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Route 734, Snickersville Turnpike. See Sept. 15 item for more details.

Virginia Wine Festival. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Morven Park Equestrian Center, 41793 Tutt Lane, Leesburg. See Sept. 15 listing for more information.

<cal1>Wednesday/Sept. 19

<cal2>Wool Gathering. 4 p.m., Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St. Come and join a knitting circle. Bring your own needles and yarn. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

<cal1>Tuesday/Sept. 25

<cal2>Monuments Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, U.S. Air Force and Iwo Jima memorials. Bring lunch. Cost: $10 members, $12 nonmembers, includes transportation and memorials. Extensive walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Wednesday/Sept. 26

<cal2>Musical Theater. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip to the Riverside Dinner Theatre in Fredericksburg, Va., for a performance of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," a musical comedy about ancient Rome. Cost: $55 members, $57 nonmembers, includes transportation, show, sit-down lunch and tip. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

Waffle Breakfast. 9-10:30 a.m., Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Includes Belgian waffles, choice of fruit topping, bacon or sausage, juice and coffee. Cost: $3. Open to the public. Call 703-430-2397.

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. Cost: $7 members, $9 nonmembers, includes transportation and $5 cash back, subject to change. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 27

<cal2>Museum Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip to the Hillwood Museum and Gardens in Washington, D.C. Includes tour of the former home and gardens of Marjorie Merriweather Post. Bring lunch or purchase at the museum. Cost: $17 members, $19 nonmembers, includes transportation and admission. Extensive walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Friday/Sept. 28

<cal2>Canal Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a boat cruise on the C & O Canal in Washington, D.C., which also includes lunch in Georgetown and a tour of Tudor Place and Gardens. Lunch on own. Cost: $18 members, $20 nonmembers, includes transportation, cruise and admission. Extensive walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 29

<cal2>Summer Concert. 6-9:30 p.m., Tarara Winery, 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Includes live entertainment, wine and food. Cost: $10 per person, 12 and under are free. Visit www.tarara.com or call 703-771-7100.

<cal1>Sunday/Sept. 30

<cal2>Theater Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip to see "Dream Girls," at Toby's Dinner Theatre in Baltimore, Md. Cost: $51 members, $53 nonmembers, includes transportation, show, buffet lunch and tip. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

Genealogy Program. 2 p.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Eric Grundset talks about the digital genealogical research system on the Daughters of the American Revolution Web site. Free, but reservations encouraged. Call 703-737-7195.

<cal1>Wednesday/Oct. 3

<cal2>Theater Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip to see "Stand By Your Man-The Tammy Wynette Story," at Allenberry Playhouse, Boiling Springs, Pa. Cost: $58 members, $60 nonmembers, includes transportation, show, buffet lunch and tip. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

Wool Gathering. 4 p.m., Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St. Come and join a knitting circle. Bring your own needles and yarn. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

<cal1>Friday/Oct. 5

<cal2>250th Anniversary Celebration. 6-9 p.m., offered by the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office in the historic Old Courthouse at the corner of King and Market streets, Leesburg. "Loudoun Records Start in the Courthouse." Visit www.loudoun.gov/clerk or call 703-777-0270.

Cruise Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a river cruise on the paddlewheeler The City of Frederick followed by a tour of a Georgian-style mansion, Chathem, in Fredericksburg, Va. Cost: $36 members, $38 nonmembers, includes transportation, cruise, lunch, tip and admission. Moderate walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Thursday/Oct. 11

<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. Cost: $7 members, $9 nonmembers, includes transportation and $5 cash back, subject to change. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Sunday/Oct. 14

<cal2>Open House. 1-4 p.m., Ashburn Fire and Rescue, 20688 Ashburn Road. Includes refreshments and entertainment. Free. Call 703-729-0006.

<cal1>Monday/Oct. 15

<cal2>Skyline Drive Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take trip to Shenandoah National Park to view the fall colors along Skyline Drive. Cost: $8 members, $10 nonmembers, includes transportation; park admission $8 per person or free with Golden Age or Access Passport. Pack lunch or purchase at Elkwallow Wayside. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Wednesday/Oct. 17

<cal2>Monastery Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a tour of the Franciscan Monastery and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. Bring lunch or lunch on own at basilica cafeteria. Cost: $8 members, $10 nonmembers, includes transportation and admission; optional donation for both tours. Extensive walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Thursday/Oct. 18

<cal2>Skyline Drive Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take trip to Shenandoah National Park to view the fall colors along Skyline Drive. Cost: $8 members, $10 nonmembers, includes transportation; park admission $8 per person or free with Golden Age or Access Passport. Pack lunch or purchase at Elkwallow Wayside. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Saturday/Oct. 20

<cal2>Collection Event. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College Loudoun Campus, 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Highway, Sterling. Household hazardous waste collection event. Open to county residents only. Free. Visit www.loudoun.gov/oswm/hhw.htm for list of acceptable items or call 703-777-0187.

<cal1>Sunday/Oct. 21

<cal2>Theater Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip to see "Dream Girls," at Toby's Dinner Theatre in Baltimore, Md. Cost: $51 members, $53 nonmembers, includes transportation, show, buffet lunch and tip. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Monday/Oct. 22

<cal2>Museums Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the Natural History, Gallery of Art, American Indian, U.S. Botanical gardens, air and Space and African Art/Freer/Hirshhorn/Sackler museums. Lunch on own. Cost: $8 members, $10 nonmembers, includes transportation with free admission. Extensive walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Wednesday/Oct. 24

<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. Cost: $7 members, $9 nonmembers, includes transportation and $5 cash back, subject to change. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

Wool Gathering. 4 p.m., Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St. Come and join a knitting circle. Bring your own needles and yarn. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

<cal1>Friday/Nov. 2

<cal2>250th Anniversary Celebration. 6-9 p.m., offered by the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office in the historic Old Courthouse at the corner of King and Market streets, Leesburg. "Appreciation for Loudoun’s Veterans." Visit www.loudoun.gov/clerk or call 703-777-0270.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 3

<cal2>Museums Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery or visit the Spy Museum on own, cost about $15. Lunch on own. Cost: $8 members, $10 nonmembers, includes transportation with free admission to art museum. Extensive walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Thursday/Nov. 8

<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. Cost: $7 members, $9 nonmembers, includes transportation and $5 cash back, subject to change. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Wednesday/Nov. 14

<cal2>Museums Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the Natural History, Gallery of Art, American Indian, U.S. Botanical gardens, air and Space and African Art/Freer/Hirshhorn/Sackler museums. Lunch on own. Cost: $8 members, $10 nonmembers, includes transportation with free admission. Extensive walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Friday/Nov. 16

<cal2>Shopping Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip to Boyd's Bear Country, Gettysburg, Pa. Includes shopping at Boyd's and downtown Gettysburg. Lunch on own. Cost: $10 members, $12 nonmembers, includes transportation. Extensive walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Sunday/Nov. 18

<cal2>Theater Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip to see "Shear Madness," at Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. Cost: $43 members, $45 nonmembers, includes transportation and show. Lunch on own. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Wednesday/Nov. 28

<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. Cost: $7 members, $9 nonmembers, includes transportation and $5 cash back, subject to change. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Monday/Dec. 10

<cal2>Holiday Lights Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip to Washington, D.C., to view the Pageant of Peace and visit the Mormon Temple grounds and visitors center. Lunch on own. Cost: $21 members, $23 nonmembers, includes transportation with free admission. Dinner on own at Union Station. Extensive walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Thursday/Dec. 13

<cal2>Holiday Lights Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip to Washington, D.C., to view the Pageant of Peace and visit the Mormon Temple grounds and visitors center. Lunch on own. Cost: $21 members, $23 nonmembers, includes transportation with free admission. Dinner on own at Union Station. Extensive walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.