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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, e-mail to loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, contact Matthew Razak 703-917-6457. For additional listings, visit www.connectionnewspapers.com.

<cal1>Wednesday/March 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 per member, $9 nonmembers, includes transportation and $5 cash back, subject to change. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

Pancake Breakfast. 9-10:30 a.m., Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place. Includes eggs, bacon or sausage, pancakes, juice and coffee. Cost: $3 per person. Open to the public. Call 703-430-2397.

<cal1>Thursday/March 29

<cal2>Springtime Fun. 11-11:30 a.m., Douglass Community Center, 407 East Market St., Leesburg. Welcome in spring. Ages 2-3. Cost: $4. Call 703-444-2889.

Mammal Mania. 3:30-5 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old VestalÕs Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 6-8. Learn about mammals, play a game and make a puzzle as you explore these cool creatures. Cost: $10.50 per child. 571-258-3700.

Hide 'n Seek. 9:30-11 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old VestalÕs Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 3-6. Explore the tricks that animals use to hide. Cost: $10.50 per child. 571-258-3700.

Online Discussion. 4:30-5:30 p.m. For Teen Tech Month the Loudoun County Public Library is holding an online book discussion of The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer. Visit http://www.lcpl.lib.va.us/teens/teentechchat.htm.

<cal1>Friday/March 30

<cal2>Earth Day. 10-10:30 a.m., Douglass Community Center, 407 East Market St., Leesburg. Make junk into treasure. Ages 3-5. Parent participation. Cost: $4. Call 703-444-2889.

Indoor Fun. 3:30-4 p.m. Douglass Community Center, 407 East Market St., Leesburg. Get some indoor exercise. Ride scooters, shoot hoops or play a variety of games. Ages 2-4. Cost: $4. Call 703-771-5913.

Toddler Treks. 9:30-10:15 a.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old VestalÕs Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 1-2. Join other parents and their little ones on a hike to discover birds, squirrels, flowers and more. No unregistered siblings. Call to register, 571-258-3700. Cost: $4 per adult.

Park Pals. 10:45-11:45 a.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old VestalÕs Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 2-4. Look for tracks, listen for bird calls, look under logs, and more, while focusing on themes. No unregistered siblings. Cost: $7 per child. 571-258-3700.

American Indian Story Campfire. 7:30-9 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old VestalÕs Gap Road, Sterling. All ages. Toast marshmallows provided by the park over the campfire. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 571-258-3700 to register. Cost: $4 per person.

<cal1>Saturday/March 31

<cal2>Irish Music. 12-4 p.m., Tarara Winery, 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Enjoy the Celtic sounds of Music by Anthem while sampling wines in TararaÕs Bacchus Gallery Tasting Room. No admission fee; $5 tasting fee for featured selection, $10 tasting fee for winemakerÕs selection. Call 703-771-7100 or visit www.Tarara.com.

Easter Celebration. 9-11 a.m. 2nd Annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Children's Parade, Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Road. Includes full pancake breakfast, photographs with the Easter bunny, egg hunt and other activities; prizes for homemade bonnets and top hats. Cost: $10 per child 10 years and under; everyone else free. Reservations recommended, call 703-771-5281.

Teen Read-a-Thon. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road. Teen read-a-thon to benefit the Loudoun Literacy Council. Each teen is being asked to raise $50. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

Marshmallow Harvest. 11 a.m., Great Country Farms, 18780 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont. Marshmallow harvesting, three egg hunts and the introduction of a separate hunt for children 3 and under. Cost: $5. Visit www.greatcountryfarms.com or call 540-554-2073.

Easter Egg Hunt. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sterling Annex Community Center, 22084 Shaw Road, Sterling. Children 2-10 will gather candy filled eggs, also includes lunch, pictures taken with the Easter bunny and make an Easter card. Cost: $10. Lunch for parents is just $2 each. Preregistration is required. Call 703-430-6673.

Baroque Fest. 7-9 p.m., Crossroads Baptist Church, 850 Edwards Ferry Road, Leesburg. Music, featuring music by Handel, Vivaldi and Bach by accomplished young soloists from The Little Mozart Academy and ice cream. Call 703-728-2589.

Easter Eggstravaganza. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Briar Patch Park, 1400 N. Sterling Blvd. Crafts, games, music and a photo opportunity with the Easter bunny. Free and fun for all ages. Visit http://www.stmatthewssterling.org/.

Civil War Trip: Leesburg to Antietam with the Army of Northern Virginia. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Ages 12 and up. Stops include the John Janney home in Leesburg, White's Ford, Point of Rocks, the Barbara Fritchie home in Frederick, Crampton's Gap and Turner's Gap on South Mountain and the Maryland Heights. Return by way of Harper's Ferry. Depart/return: Claude Moore Park Visitor Center, Sterling. Bring a bag lunch or buy one when stop. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register by March 30, call 571-258-3700. Cost $35 per person.

How to Search for Wildlife in the Spring. 10-11:30 a.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 8 and up. Discover the simple skills that naturalists use to find the animals in their homes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Theme: Going Beneath the Surface.

Call 571-258-3700 to register. Cost: $4 per person.

Water Stories, Water Songs, Water We Doing? 1:30-3 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 7 and up. Discover water in the H20 Olympics. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 571-258-3700 to register. Cost: $4 per person.

Bluegrass Concert. Doors open at 6 p.m., music begins at 7 p.m., at the Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Road. A Tribute to Charlie Waller performed by Bill Yates and Friends. Cost: $12 at the door; refreshments available at snack bar. Call 703-771-5281.

<cal1>Sunday/April 1

<cal2>April Fools Hike. 2:30-4:30 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 7 and up. A walk in search of the oddest things nature has and hasn't created. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 571-258-3700 to register. Cost: $4 per person.

<cal1>Monday/April 2

<cal2>Hop to it Hike! 1-2:30 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Road, Sterling. All ages. Search the park's ponds and puddles for tadpoles, frogs, and toads. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 571-258-3700 to register. Cost: $4 per person.

<cal1>Wednesday/April 4

<cal2>Charity Golf Tourney. 9 a.m. shotgun start, at Lansdowne Golf Club. The 2nd Annual Team Katelyn Golf Tournament to benefit the March of Dimes Walk America campaign. Cost: $100 per person, includes cart and green fees, free driving range, goody bag, breakfast, lunch and awards dinner banquet, beverages on the course, prizes. Visit www.katelynsjourney.com.

Easter Egg Hunt. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Road, Sterling. Nature-based egg hunt includes hand-on displays about animals such as snakes, frogs, birds and insects that hatch from eggs. Children will then hunt for eggs containing toy animals that hatch from eggs and candy. The fee is $5 per child. Registration required by April 3. Call 571-258-3700.

Ice/Decorate Easter Cakes. 4-5 p.m. and 6-7 p.m., Sterling Annex Community Center, 22084 Shaw Road, Sterling. Children ages 4 and up from 4-5 p.m. and ages 11 and up from 6-7 p.m. Cost: $7 per class plus $4 supply fee. Preregistration is required. Call 703-430-6673.

Bunny Bonanza. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Heritage Farm Museum, 21668 Heritage Farm Lane, Sterling. Learn all about rabbits and responsible pet ownership from local animal organizations. Live animals, demonstrations, hands-on experiences and information. Call 571-258-3800 or visit www.heritagefarmmuseum.org.

<cal1>Friday/April 6

<cal2>Story Time Matinee. Monthly story time including a video storybook and a craft at Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road. In April for "How My Library Grew." Recommended for ages 3-6. Register online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or by calling 703-737-8105.

Frogshackle Open House. 1-3 p.m., 21544 Old VestalÕs Gap Road, Sterling. All ages. Explore the rock box and compare the crystals, turquoise and other minerals. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required. Free.

Brunch with the Bunny. 10-11:30 a.m., Douglass Community Center, 407 East Market St., Leesburg. Includes fun, treats and a spring craft with the Easter bunny. Cost: $5 per person. Parent or guardian must pay and accompany child. Advance registration is required, call 703-771-5913 or e-mail at dcc@loudoun.gov.

Laneville Open House. 1-3 p.m., 21544 Old VestalÕs Gap Road, Sterling. A guided tour to check out the progress of the research into and restoration of this National Register of Historic Places listed property. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. Free.

<cal1>Saturday/April 7

<cal2>Bluegrass Concert. 8 p.m., at the Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Road. John Starling and Carolina Star perform. Cost: $12 at the door; refreshments available at snack bar. Call 703-771-5281.

Easter Celebration. 12-4 p.m., Willowcroft Farm Vineyards, 38906 Farm Vineyards, Leesburg. Includes Virginia wines, cider for the children, gourmet chocolate fare and an egg hunt around the old barn and picnic area. Cost: $8 per person. Call 703-777-8161 or visit http://www.willowcroftwine.com.

Saturday Music. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tarara Vineyard and Winery, 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Includes local musicians and wines. Call 703-771-1000 or visit http://www.tarara.com.

Easter Egg Hunt and Carnival. 10 a.m.-noon, Sterling United Methodist Church, 304 E. Church Road, Sterling. Includes crafts and games, face painting, moon bounce, egg hunt and a visit from the Easter bunny. Refreshments will be served. Free. Call the church office at 703-430-6455 or visit the church Web site at www.sterlingumc.org.

Bug Me. 10:30 a.m.-noon, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old VestalÕs Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 3 and up. Discover what makes a bug a bug, sing a bug song, create your own bug, then search for the wild ones on a walk. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 571-258-3700 to register. Cost: $4 per person.

Oh Deer! 1-2:30 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old VestalÕs Gap Road, Sterling. All ages. Discover information bout deer through discussion, a deer survival game and a hike through deer habitat. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 571-258-3700 to register. Cost: $4 per person.

Forest of Frogs: Hike & Campfire. 7-9 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old VestalÕs Gap Road, Sterling. All ages. Search the forest for frogs, toads and other night callers and learn to identify the various calls. Then hear Native American stories, songs and toast marshmallows provided by the park at the campfire. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 571-258-3700 to register. Cost: $5 per person.

Egg Hunt. 2 p.m. Leesburg Animal Park, 19270 Monroe Highway. The Easter bunny will host an egg hunt as part of the park's spring fling events. Admission: $7.95 for children and seniors, $9.95 for adults. Visit www.LeesburgAnmialPark.com or call 703-433-0002.

<cal1>Sunday/April 8

<cal2>Egg Hunt. 2 p.m. Leesburg Animal Park, 19270 Monroe Highway. See April 7 item for more details.

<cal1>Monday/April 9

<cal2>Fabulous Frogs. 9:30-11 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old VestalÕs Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 3-6. Learn about frogs, toads and tadpoles. Cost: $10.50 per child. 571-258-3700.

<cal1>Tuesday/April 10

<cal2>Cherry Blossoms Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip to East Potomac Park, Hain's Point, and to the Tidal Basin at the FDR Memorial, to see the cherry blossoms. Bring bag lunch. Cost: $8 per member, $10 nonmembers, includes transportation. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

Literary Lattes. 6 p.m., Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Road, Leesburg. Creative writing activities, read personnel work or others' work aloud to get feedback or just for inspiration. Recommended for teens, ages 12-18. Call the Rust Library at 703-771-5624.

<cal1>Wednesday/April 11

<cal2>Theater Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip to Riverside Dinner Theatre in Fredericksburg, Va., to see Bye Bye Birdie. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations, and cost.

<cal1>Thursday/April 12

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

Fabulous Frogs. 9:30-11 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old VestalÕs Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 3-6. Learn about frogs, toads and tadpoles. Cost: $10.50 per child. 571-258-3700.

<cal1>Friday/April 13

<cal2>Nature Treasure Hunt. 10-11:30 a.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old VestalÕs Gap Road, Sterling. All ages. We'll use clues and maps as we follow the trail to these hidden treasures. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $4 per person. Call 571-258-3700 to register.

Garden Party. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Luncheon hosted by Junior Girl Scout Troop 4180, includes food, refreshments, music, entertainment and "springo." Cost: lunch donation; register on lunch sign-up sheet. Call 703-430-2397.

Dance. 8 p.m., Stone Bridge High School, 43100 Hay Road, Ashburn. Jazz & Co. Dance, the contemporary performing company of The Loudoun School of Ballet, will present its annual concert of contemporary dance to benefit the Teri and Shari Malone Foundation. Admission: $5. Contact Sharon Mercke at 703-771-3200.

<cal1>Saturday/April 14

<cal2>Teen Reading Buddies. 1-4 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road. Stories read by teen volunteers for preschoolers. Recommended for ages 3-5. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

Saturday Music. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tarara Vineyard and Winery, 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Celebrate Spring with some of the area's finest musicians and award-winning wines. Call 703-771-1000 or visit http://www.tarara.com.

Child Care and Resource Fair. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ida Lee Park Recreation Center in Leesburg. Focuses on helping parents find quality child care and family resources in the community. Includes activities for the children, including local entertainers. Contact the Loudoun Child Care Network, 703-771-5836 or Virginia Cooperative Extension, 703-777-0373.

5K Run. 8:30 a.m., Sterling Park. ÒPeace in the StreetsÓ 5K Run; race course is USATF certified. Intended to promote health and wellness in the community, while spreading a message of seeking peaceful solutions to problems. Runners must be at least 9 years old. Contact Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services.

Draw-In. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Naturalist Center, 741 Miller Drive, Leesburg. Artists and illustrators, 10 years of age or older, can draw objects from the specimens collection at the center; bring own art supplies. Call 703-779-9712.

Arbor Day. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, 21085 The Woods Road. Includes parade at 11 a.m., followed by a formal ceremony which will include Tree City USA acknowledgments, recognition of poster contest and photo winners and presentation of awards to students. Call the Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District at 703-777-2075.

Spring Birding Basics. 10 a.m.-noon, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old VestalÕs Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 9-14. Hike through the park, discover the differences between various birds, identify common birds by sight and sound. Bring binoculars or borrow a pair from the park. Call 571-258-3700 to register. Cost: $4 per person.

<cal1>Sunday/April 15

<cal2>5K Run. Start and finish at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds, benefits Loudoun Abused WomenÕs Shelter (LAWS) by running in the organizationÕs 12th annual half-marathon and 5K. Early registration fees are $32 for the half-marathon, $22 for the 5K and $10 for the Kids Fun Run until April 7. Race entry fees after April 7 are $35 for the half-marathon and $25 for the 5K. Race day entry fees are $40 for the half-marathon and $30 for the 5K. Visit www.RunForTheShelter.org.

Point-to-Point Races. 12-5 p.m., Oatlands in Leesburg. The 41st running of the Loudoun Hunt Point-to-Point races. Cost: $5 per person and $50 per subscriber; advance tickets available at a discounted rate. Call Catherine Spicer at 703-729-2777. Contact Oatlands at 703-777-3174, Ext. 113.

<cal1>Monday/April 16

<cal2>Everlasting Sand Castles. 11-11:45 a.m., Douglass Community Center, 407 East Market St., Leesburg. Get some indoor exercise. Build sand castle without going to the beach. Ages 2-3. Cost: $4. Call 703-771-5913.

Musical Messages. 9:30-11 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old VestalÕs Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 3-6. Use your ears to hear nature's music and figure out what there're saying; make your own musical message. Cost: $10.50 per child. Call 571-258-3700.

<cal1>Tuesday/April 17

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

<cal1>Wednesday/April 18

<cal2>Museums Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the Brewmaster's Castle and Woodrow Wilson House. Lunch on own. Cost: $18 members, $20 nonmembers, includes transportation and admissions. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

Senior Movie. 1:30 p.m., Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. See "Man of the Year," starring Robin Williams, Laura Linney, Christopher Walken and Jeff Goldblum; rated PG-13. Cost: $2, includes popcorn and soda. Call 703-430-2397.

<cal1>Thursday/April 19

<cal2>Musical Messages. 9:30-11 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old VestalÕs Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 3-6. Use your ears to hear nature's music and figure out what there're saying; make your own musical message. Cost: $10.50 per child. Call 571-258-3700.

<cal1>Saturday/April 21

<cal2>Master Singers. 8 p.m., at St. James Episcopal, 14 Cornwall St., Leesburg. The Master Singers of Virginia perform Aaron Copland's "In the Beginning." Cost: $15 adults, $12 seniors/children. Call 703-655-7809 or visit www.msva.org.

Teen Read-a-Thon. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Road, Leesburg. Teen read-a-thon to benefit the Loudoun Literacy Council. Each teen is being asked to raise $50. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

Saturday Music. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tarara Vineyard and Winery, 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Celebrate Spring with some of the area's finest musicians and award-winning wines. Call 703-771-1000 or visit http://www.tarara.com.

Canine Country Jamboree. 11-4 p.m., Leesburg Canine Country Club, 22025 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg. This charity fund-raiser to end pet homelessness features bluegrass music, country cooking, animal adoptions, a charity auction and more. Leashed dogs welcome. Free. Call 703-554-2162 or visit http://www.leesburgcaninecountryclub.com.

Senior Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip to Harrisonburg, Va., to visit the Virginia Quilt Museum, Shenandoah Heritage Market and Patchwork Plus. Cost: $16 for members, $18 for nonmembers, includes transportation and admission; lunch and dinner on own. Extensive walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Sunday/April 22

<cal2>Aldie Community Concert. 3 p.m., Aldie United Methodist Church, 39325 John Mosby Highway, Aldie. Joni Bishop will perform in a special concert and art show. Visit www.villageofaldie.com.

<cal1>Monday/April 23

<cal2>Toddler One and Two. 11 a.m., Rust Library. Join Rust Library for stories, rhymes and movement. Parachute play for toddlers on the go. Ages 12-24 months with parent/caregiver. Register online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us, go to Calendar of Events.

Sing Along. 1 p.m., Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Theme: songs of spring. Cost: free. Call 703-430-2397.

<cal1>Wednesday/April 25

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

Fashion Show. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Second annual "Spring Fling," includes Easter bonnet competition and prizes. Cost: lunch donation; register on lunch sign-up sheet. Call 703-430-2397.

<cal1>Saturday/April 28

<cal2>Teen Read-a-Thon. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Cascade Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Teen read-a-thon to benefit the Loudoun Literacy Council. Each teen is being asked to raise $50. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

Saturday Music. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tarara Vineyard and Winery, 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Celebrate Spring with some of the area's finest musicians and award-winning wines. Call 703-771-1000 or visit http://www.tarara.com.

World Fest. 7-9 p.m., Crossroads Baptist Church, 850 Edwards Ferry Road, Leesburg. Visit Spain, Norway and Russia through music featuring the Little Mozart Academy Youth Chamber Orchestra (LMAYCO) and the Society Youth Orchestra (SYO) and enjoy ice cream. Call 703-728-2589.

Spring Gala. 6:30-11 p.m., Oatlands. The theme of the ninth annual spring gala is ÒThe Barns Reborn É Old Fabric, New Life, New Purpose." Cost: $2,000 per table; $1,000 program sponsors; $200 individual ticket. Call 703-777-3174, Ext. 115 or visit www.oatlands.org to purchase tickets.

<cal1>Wednesday/May 2

<cal2>Museum Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip to the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico. Lunch on own. Cost: $8 members, $10 nonmembers, includes transportation and free admission. Extensive walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Thursday/May 3

<cal2>Museum Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip to the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester. Includes tour of Glen Burnie Historic House and Gardens. Lunch on own or bring bag lunch. Cost: $17 members, $19 nonmembers, includes transportation and admission. Extensive walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Monday/May 7

<cal2>Museum Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip to the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico. See May 2 item for details.

<cal1>Thursday/May 10

<cal2>Senior Expo. 3-6:30 p.m., Community Church, 19790 Ashburn Road, Ashburn. 10th Annual Senior Expo 2007, features vendor booths, health screenings, entertainment, refreshments and door prizes. Cost: free. Visit www.lsininfo.com.

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>Saturday/May 12

<cal2>Youth Orchestra Performance. 4 p.m., at Harper Park Middle School, 701 Potomac Station Drive, N.E., Leesburg. The Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestra gives a free performance. Call 703-771-8287, fax 703-771-8211 or e-mail info@loudounsymphony.org.

Polo. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Morven Park, 41793 Tutt Lane, Leesburg. Americas Cup of Polo, featuring a match between the United States vs. England. Includes live music, air show and fireworks. Cost: $75 for general admission, packages available; benefits the Journey for the Cure

with net proceeds supporting MS Society and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Visit www.AmericasCupofPolo.com or call 540-622-2505.

<cal1>Wednesday/May 16

<cal2>Mother's Day Tea. 2-4 p.m., Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. "For Ladies Only" tea and spa day, includes performance by Blue River Singers, manicures and massages. Cost: $2 for members, $4 for nonmembers; tickets on sale May 1. Call 703-430-2397.

<cal1>Thursday/May 17

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

<cal1>Saturday/May 19

<cal2>Symphony Performance. 7 p.m., lecture; 7:30 p.m., strings workshop; 8 p.m., performance, at Stone Bridge High School, 43100 Hay Road, Ashburn. Loudoun Symphony Orchestra performs "American Fanfare," featuring Charles Willams. Cost: advanced tickets $15 adults, $7 child/student, through college; at the door $18 adults, $8 child/student. Call 703-771-8287, fax 703-771-8211, or e-mail info@loudounsymphony.org.

<cal1>Wednesday/May 23

<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>Saturday/May 26

<cal2>Musical Romance 7-9 p.m., Crossroads Baptist Church, 850 Edwards Ferry Road, Leesburg. Live music and video presentation of excerpts from Sleeping Beauty and La Traviatta and ice cream. Call 703-728-2589.

<cal1>Wednesday/May 30

<cal2>Memorial Day Luncheon. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Picnic-style luncheon and sing along; wear red, white and blue. Cost: lunch donation; register on lunch sign-up sheet. Call 703-430-2397.

<cal1>Thursday/June 7

<cal2>Museums Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the Brewmaster's Castle and Textile Museum. Lunch on own. Cost: $12 members, $14 nonmembers, includes transportation and admissions. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Saturday/June 9

<cal2>Senior Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip to Wolf Trap to see the musical Jesus Christ Superstar. Cost: $56 for members, $58 for nonmembers, includes transportation and orchestra seats. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Saturday/June 16

<cal2>Grand Finale. 7-9 p.m., Crossroads Baptist Church, 850 Edwards Ferry Road, Leesburg. Orchestral selections and ice cream. Call 703-728-2589.