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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/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>Thursday/May 24

<cal2>Bilingual Story Time. 4 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Bilingual story time for all ages with Barbara Davis. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

<cal1>Friday/May 25

<cal2>Jazz Music. 7–10 p.m., Sala Thai, 44640 Waxpool Road, Ashburn. Bobbe Shore and First Call will perform with the Duo. Call 571-223-2423.

Toddler Treks. 9:30-10:15 a.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's 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. Cost: $4 per adult. Call 571-258-3700.

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. Guided tours include exhibits, carriage collection, Confederate huts, and outdoor walk around property. Cost: adults $5, children $1. Call 703-777-6034.

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

<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.

Memorial Day Celebration. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tarara Vineyard and Winery, 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Live music, wine tastings and wine specials. Bring a picnic. Free. Call 703-771-1000 or visit http://www.tarara.com.

Walking Stick Hike. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road, Sterling. Decorate a stick with paints, carving, markers, then try it out on a hike. Ages 8-14. Call 571-258-3700 to register. Cost: $5 per person.

The Knot Walk. 1:30-3 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Road, Sterling. Hike through the park and learn some basic knots and lashings. Ages 8 and up. Call 571-258-3700 to register. Cost: $4 per person.

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

<cal1>Sunday/May 27

<cal2>Travel through Time in the Winmill Carriage Collection. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. 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. Meet at Coach House Visitors Center. Visit www.morvenpark.org or call 703-777-6034.

<cal1>Monday/May 28

<cal2>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. Guided tours include exhibits, carriage collection, Confederate huts, and outdoor walk around property. Cost: adults $5, children $1. Call 703-777-6034.

Memorial Day Observance. 10 a.m., Loudoun County Courthouse, downtown Leesburg. A Memorial Day Observance and laying of the memorial wreaths; featured speaker is Dr. John Grauerholz, a Vietnam veteran in the Army Nurse Corps. Call 703-777-1368 or visit Web site www.idalee.org. In case of inclement weather, call 703-737-7166.

<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.

Film Screening. 6:30 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road. Enjoy a Humphrey Bogart film. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

<cal1>Friday/June 1

<cal2>Jazz Music. 5:30-6:30 p.m., Lansdowne Conference Center, 44050 Woodridge Parkway, Lansdowne. Bobbe Shore and First Call will perform. Free. Call 703-729-8400.

Senior Citizens Day. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at JR Festival Lakes, Leesburg. "Cruisin' in the Park," includes activities, antique car show, games, catered lunch and live entertainment. Cost: $5 per person, includes transportation, register at any senior center in the county.

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. Guided tours include exhibits, carriage collection, Confederate huts, and outdoor walk around property. Cost: adults $5, children $1. Call 703-777-6034.

Toddler Treks. 9:30-10:15 a.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's 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. Cost: $4 per adult. Call 571-258-3700.

<cal1>Saturday/June 2

<cal2>Maryland Wine Tasting. 12-5 p.m., Willowcroft Farm Vineyards, 38906 Mount Gilead Road, Leesburg. Sample Maryland wines and explore the history of Maryland winemaking. Cost: $7 fee per person. Contact 703-777-8161 or visit www.willowcroftwine.com.

Acoustic on the Green. 7-9 p.m., Leesburg Town Green, 25 West Market St., Leesburg. Todd Wright will perform. Visit www.acousticonthegreen.com or call 703-737-7084.

Kid's Fishing Derby. 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 5-16. Show your fishing skills at the ponds; prizes will be awarded in several categories. Call 571-258-3700 to register.

National Trails Day. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Road, Sterling. Join the Loudoun Walking and Volkssport Club on marked 5K and 10K walks. Call 571-258-3700.

Fighting and Frolicking. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. Historical interpreters portraying Confederate soldiers and local civilians recreate a Civil War encampment from 1861/62. Cost: adults $5, children $1. Visit www.morvenpark.org or call 703-777-6034.

<cal1>Sunday/June 3

<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: $6 adults, $4 ages 3-8, under 3 free, $5 seniors. Call 703-729-0006.

Travel through Time in the Winmill Carriage Collection. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. 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. Meet at Coach House Visitors Center. Visit www.morvenpark.org or call 703-777-6034.

<cal1>Monday/June 4

<cal2>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. See June 1 item for details.

Let’s Talk Turtles. 9:30-11 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road, Sterling. Meet the turtles that live at the Visitor Center up close and see their hard shells, clawed feet, and scaly skin; hike by the ponds to see turtles sunning themselves on logs. Ages 1-2. Cost: $10. Call 571-58-3700.

<cal1>Wednesday/June 6

<cal2>Film Screening. 6:30 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road. Enjoy a Humphrey Bogart film. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

<cal1>Thursday/June 7

<cal2>Let’s Talk Turtles. 9:30-11 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road, Sterling. Meet the turtles that live at the Visitor Center up close and see their hard shells, clawed feet, and scaly skin; hike by the ponds to see turtles sunning themselves on logs. Ages 1-2. Cost: $10. Call 571-58-3700.

<cal1>Friday/June 8

<cal2>Wedding Day Crafts. 2 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. "Lily's Big Day" will be read and a special wedding day craft will be created. Recommended for children ages 2-6. Advanced registration required, call 703-737-8105 or visit online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

Family Movie Night. 7-10 p.m., Douglass Community Center, 405 E. Market St., Leesburg. Features family movie, popcorn and drinks; bring lawn chairs. Register by calling 703-771-5913. Cost: $12 per family.

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

<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.

Celtic Festival. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. Includes music and dance, Celtic crafters, story telling, workshops, food and drink. Cost: $15 adults, $7 children. Call 703-938-9779 Visit www.pcfest.org.

Car Show. 6-10 p.m., Downtown Leesburg. The 21st Annual Leesburg Cruise-In will feature more than 270 classic cars and street rods from 1973 and beyond. Cost: $3. Call 703-779-4772.