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Loudoun Calendar, April 2-8

<lst>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/April 2

<cal2>SENIOR TRIP. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip to Washington, D.C., to see the cherry blossoms. Bring bag lunch. Cost: $8 members, $10 nonmembers, includes transportation. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

UGLY DUCKLING DAY. 4 p.m., Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise Road, Sterling. Includes readings of Hans Christian Anderson�s stories, as well as games, contests and crafts. Advance registration is required. Register online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or call 703-430-9500.

<cal1>Thursday/April 3

<cal2>LIBRARY TRAVELERS. 3:30 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. An afternoon of folktales and crafts from around the world. Recommended for ages 7-11. Advance registration is required. Register online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or call 703-737-8105.

FANTASIC FROGS. 9:30-11 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 3-6. Look for frogs' eggs, tadpoles and frogs. Cost: $10.50. Call 571-258-3700.

BOOK DISCUSSION. 2:30 p.m., room LW 113, Loudoun Campus, Northern Virginia Community College, 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Highway, Sterling. Italian instructor Umberto Pascali will discuss "Dante�s �Divine Comedy' for 21st Century Readers." Free and open to the community. Contact Bev Blois, 703-450-2503 or bblois@nvcc.edu.

<cal1>Friday/April 4

<cal2>TODDLER ONE AND TWO. 11 a.m., Rust Library, 34 D Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. Includes stories, rhymes and movement. Parachute play for toddlers on the go. Recommended for ages 12-24 months with parent/caregiver.

BRUNCH WITH THE BUNNY. 10-11:15 a.m., Douglass Community Center, 405 E. Market St., Leesburg. Have lunch with the Easter Bunny, make a craft, take photos. All ages. Parents must accompany children. Cost: $5. Call 703-771-5913 or e-mail dcc@loudoun.gov.

NATURE EXPLORERS. 9:30-10:30 a.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 3-4. Discover the outdoors with a grown-up friend. Cost: $7. Theme: Plants and Flowers. Call 571-258-3700.

BABYPACKING. 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Age 1. Enjoy a naturalist-guided walk with your baby and meet other parents. No unregistered siblings. Cost: $5.25. Call 571-258-3700.

TEEN NIGHT OUT. 7-10 p.m., C3 Cyber Club, Ashburn. Ages 13-18. Includes live disc jockey, games and Wii sports tournaments. Cost: $12. Call Claude Moore Community Center, 571-258-3500.

INDOOR PLAYGROUND. 5-7 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St. Ages 1-5 with parent. Includes moon bounce, riding toys, tumbling mats and more. Cost: $2. Call 703-430-9480.

FIRST FRIDAY GALLERY WALK. 6-9 p.m., Market, King and Loudoun streets, Leesburg. Includes live music, poetry, artists' receptions, comedy and lots of open shops. The program is free and open to the public, except the improv comedy at the Tally Ho, which is $10 per ticket. Call 703-777-7838 or visit leesburgfirstfriday.com for detailed schedule of events.

<cal1>Saturday/April 5

<cal2>POTOMAC CLEANUP. 9 a.m.-noon, Lansdowne-Goose Creek. 20th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup, volunteers remove trash. Visit www.potomaccleanup.org to sign up.

RIVER CLEANUP. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., various locations. Help Keep Loudoun Beautiful during its walking cleanup; wear boots and gloves. Ages 10 and up. Free. Call Franklin Park 540-338-7603.

FISH FACE. 1 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Patricia Reilly Giff, author of Fish Face, part of the popular "Kids of Polk Street School" book series, is coming to the library as an ArtsPower. Recommended for the whole family. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

FROM SWANN'S CASTLE to Governor's Mansion: Exploring an Old Southern Estate. 11 a.m., Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. Traces the evolution of Morven Park from 19th century plantation to early 20th century hunt-country estate. Call 703-999-8505.

USED BOOK SALE. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Broad Run High School, 21670 Ashburn Road, Ashburn. The Broad Run Band Boosters Association will be conducting a used book/CD/DVD/video sale in the Broad Run High School cafeteria. All items have been donated by Ashburn residents and range in price from $1 to $3. All proceeds will be used to support the Broad Run High School band program.

ROYALS & RUSTICS: A High School Students Guide to Shakespeare. 1-4 p.m. Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Actors and veteran performers will work with students to explore short scenes from "A Midsummer Night�s Dream" while providing an overview of interpretation, voice projection and characterization alongside professional acting techniques. Register at www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

BLUEGRASS SERIES. Doors open at 6 p.m., music begins at 7 p.m., Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Road. Features John Starling and Carolina Star. Refreshments available at the snack bar. Cost: $13. Call 703-771-5281.

<cal1>Sunday/April 6

<cal2>MONTHLY BREAKFAST. 8 a.m.-noon, Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, 20688 Ashburn Road. Breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy and biscuits, hash browns, coffee and juices. Features monthly themes and Kids Activity Corner; apparatus bay area is open to children of all ages. Cost: adults $6, ages 3-8 $4, under 3 free and seniors $5. Call 703-729-0006.

BEHIND THE LENS. 3 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Join Dean Villanueva, for a "Behind the Lens" presentation of his adventures as a world photographer. Dean�s photography is on exhibit at Cascades Library from March 1-April 30. Recommended for teens and adults. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

NATURE WALK. 1-2:30 p.m., Rust Nature Sanctuary, 802 Childrens Center Road, Leesburg. Look for signs of spring. Call 703-737-0021.

<cal1>Monday/April 7

<cal2>ALL CRACKED UP. 9:30-11 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 3-6. Search for animals that hatch from eggs. Cost: $10.50. Call 571-258-3700.

<cal1>Tuesday/April 8

<cal2>VALOR AWARDS. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., National Conference Center, 18980 Upper Belmont Place, Lansdowne. The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce will honor 34 local heroes, including 30 public safety personnel and four civilians, at the 2008 Valor Awards. Cost: Chamber members $60, police, sheriff, fire & rescue personnel and guests $50. Register online at www.loudounchamber.org or call 571-209-9036.

POTLUCK SOCIAL. 5:30 p.m., Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Bring dish to share and small gift bag for bingo prize. All seniors invited. Call 703-430-2397.

<cal1>Wednesday/April 9

<cal2>WOOL GATHERING. 4 p.m., 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. Join the library�s knitting circle. Satisfy that inkling to learn how to knit, pick up some pointers if you already knit, chat with like-minded people. Just bring your own needles and yarn. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

JOHN WAYNE MOVIE. 7 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Watch "Stagecoach" at the library. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

MIDWEEK RUST RAMBLES. 10-11:30 a.m., Rust Nature Sanctuary, 802 Childrens Center Road, Leesburg. Explore early spring with the center's naturalist. Call 703-737-0021 or visit www.audubonnatualist.org.

FASHION SHOW FUND-RAISER. 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m., River Creek Country Club. A fashion show, networking, inspirational speaker, silent auction and lunch will highlight the 3rd annual "Networking in Style" organized by the Zonta Club of Loudoun County. The keynote speaker is Mildred Muhammad, domestic violence survivor and ex-wife of the convicted D.C. sniper. Proceeds from the event will help the Loudoun Abused Women�s Shelter (LAWS) and provide medical equipment to a neo-natal unit at a hospital in Bulgaria. Tickets: $55 each. Contact Patricia Boyle at 703-669-9762, boyleguardia@comcast.net.

<cal1>Thursday/April 10

<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.

ALL CRACKED UP. 9:30-11 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 3-6. Search for animals that hatch from eggs. Cost: $10.50. Call 571-258-3700.

SWISS STORIES, Cowbell and Yodeling. 4 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Listen to a reading of "A Bell for Ursli" by Selena Chonz, learn about Switzerland, decorate cowbells and practice yodeling. Recommended for ages 6-10. Advance registration required. Sign up online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone 703-737-8105.

<cal1>Friday/April 11

<cal2>BABY SIGNS. 10:30 a.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Sterling. A story time playgroup with BeeBo, the Baby Signs Bear. Read stories, sing songs and learn some signs. Recommended for ages 6 months to 3 years with parent/caregiver. Advance registration required. Sign up online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone 703-444-3228, Ext. 309.

FROGSHACKLE OPEN HOUSE. 10-11:30 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. All ages. Discover a treasure trove of objects from nature. Free. 571-258-3700.

C3 CYBERCLUB. 6-9:30 p.m., Douglass Community Center, 405 East Market St., Leesburg. Ages 7-14. A fun and safe night of age-appropriate video gaming, recreational activities, movies, pizza and drinks. Cost: $24.95 per child and $19.95 for each additional child. Call 703-771-5913, or e-mail dcc@loudoun.gov.

ZOO TRIP. 9 a.m., Douglass Community Center, 405 East Market St., Leesburg. The Douglass Community Center is organizing a trip to the National Zoo. Bring a bag lunch. Parent or guardian must pay and accompany child. Trip departs from the center returns at 2:30 p.m. Cost: $12 per person. Call at 703-771-5913 or e-mail at dcc@loudoun.gov.

MUSIC TOGETHER. 10:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Bring your children and take part songs, instrument play, movement and dance. Recommended for ages newborn to 5 years with parent/caregiver. Advance registration required. Sign up online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone 703-737-8100.

<cal1>Saturday/April 12

<cal2>BOOK SWAP. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling. Claude Moore Community Center holds monthly book swaps throughout the year. Bring your adult and children�s books to trade for something new to enjoy. Call 571-258-3500.

LIVING GREEN FAIR. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Claude Moore Recreation Center, 46105 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling. All ages. Living Healthy Living Green fair to promote early detection and increased health and environmental awareness through screenings, educational displays and expert presentations. Free. Call 571-258-3600.

ARBOR DAY. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, 21085 The Woods Road, Leesburg. All ages. 20th Annual Loudoun County Arbor Day includes various activities. Free. 703-669-0316.

CIVIL WAR IN LOUDOUN-The Eyes of the Army. 10-11:30 a.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 12 and up. Learn about the Union signal station at the park. Cost: $5. Call to register, 571-258-3700.

FROM SWANN'S CASTLE to Governor's Mansion: Exploring an Old Southern Estate. 11 a.m., Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. Traces the evolution of Morven Park from 19th century plantation to early 20th century hunt-country estate. Call 703-999-8505.

INSTRUMENTAL PETTING ZOO. 2-4 p.m., Loudoun Cooperative Extension Office, 30 B Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. In celebration of National Library Week, musicians from the Loudoun Symphony give children the opportunity to hear, touch and try out musical instruments. Sponsored by Loudoun Symphony, Melodee Music and Rust Library Advisory Board. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

ROYALS & RUSTICS: A High School Students Guide to Shakespeare. 1-4 p.m. Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Actors and veteran performers will work with students to explore short scenes from "A Midsummer Night�s Dream" while providing an overview of interpretation, voice projection and characterization alongside professional acting techniques. Register at www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

<cal1>Sunday/April 13

<cal2>HORSE RACES. 11 a.m., Oatlands Plantation, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. The Loudoun Hunt Point to Point horse races. Bring the family and a picnic to enjoy a day in the country with a backdrop of thoroughbreds, partygoers and a tour of the historic mansion and the nation's oldest greenhouse. No dogs. Tickets: $5 per person or $50 for a parking pass and four people. Call 703-777-8480.

CONCERT. 2 p.m., Falcons Landing Continuing Care Retirement Community, Algonkian Parkway, Potomac Falls. Featuring the National Concert Band of America in the Falcons Landing auditorium. The concert is open to the community and no tickets are required. Contact Donna Cassani at 703-404-5120.

<cal1>Monday/April 14

<cal2>PUPPET SHOW. 4:15 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. The Tale of Peter Rabbit & Rumpelstiltskin with Kaydee Puppets. For ages 2-6. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

LITTLE SEEDS Grow Big Plants. 9:30-11 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m., Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling. Ages 3-6. Look for plants and seeds in nature and plant a seed to take home. Cost: $10.50. Call 571-258-3500.

<cal1>Tuesday/April 15

<cal2>RECYCLE THOSE JEANS. 4:30 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Take part in Earth Day and recycle something. Bring a pair of old jeans and turn them into a purse, a book cover or something else. Recommended for ages 12-18. Advance registration required. Sign up online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone 703-444-3228.

<cal1>Wednesday/April 16

<cal2>WOOL GATHERING. 4 p.m., 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. Join the library�s knitting circle. Satisfy that inkling to learn how to knit, pick up some pointers if you already knit, chat with like-minded people. Just bring your own needles and yarn. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

THEATER TRIP. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip see "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at the Toby's Dinner Theater in Baltimore, Md. Cost: $50 members, $52 nonmembers, includes transportation, show, buffet lunch and tip. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

WEE GOT THE BEAT. 10:15 a.m., Rust Library, 34D Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. Experience and enjoy music and social interaction through singing, finger plays, movement and instrument play. Activities are designed to nurture learning, socialization and creativity. Recommended for ages newborn to 3 years with parent/caregiver. Advance registration required. Sign up online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone 703-771-5624.

SENIOR MOVIE. 1:30 p.m., Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. See "Dan in Real Life," starring Steve Carrell and Juliette Binoche. Cost: $2, includes popcorn and soda. Call 703-430-2397.

<cal1>Thursday/April 17

<cal2>BILINGUAL STORY TIME. 4 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Sterling. All are welcome to this fun-filled bilingual story time presented by Barbara Davila in her most animated voice. Recommended for ages 2-6. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

LITTLE SEEDS Grow Big Plants. 9:30-11 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m., Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling. Ages 3-6. Look for plants and seeds in nature and plant a seed to take home. Cost: $10.50. Call 571-258-3500.

<cal1>Friday/April 18

<cal2>TODDLER ONE AND TWO. 11 a.m., Rust Library, 34 D Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. Includes stories, rhymes and movement. Parachute play for toddlers on the go. Recommended for ages 12-24 months with parent/caregiver.

SPRING FLING LUNCHEON. Noon, Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place. Includes fashion show, theme flower power. Participants encouraged to wear bright floral patterns or clothing reminiscent of the '60s "mod" style. Lunch donation requested, sign up with regular lunch sign up sheet. Call 703-430-2397.

WHALE OF A TALE. 3:30 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Enjoy larger-than-life legends. Then create a colorful character and "tall" snack. Recommended for ages 7-10. Advance registration required. Sign up at www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

NATURE TIMES TWO. 9:30-10:30 a.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Age 2. Toddlers explore nature with an adult. No unregistered siblings. Cost: $7. Theme: Tadpoles and Friends. Call 571-258-3700.

PARENTS' NIGHT OUT. 5-9 p.m., Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling. Ages 4-10. Take spouse out while staff babysits. Includes pizza party, games, crafts and family movies. Cost: $16 for first child, $8 for second. Call to register, 571-258-3500.

FLOWER POWER. 10-11:45 a.m., Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St. Ages 2-3 from 10-10:45 a.m.; ages 4-5 from 11-11:45 a.m. Make tissue paper flower to welcome spring. Cost $5. Call 703-430-9480.

<cal1>Saturday/April 19

<cal2>VOCAL PERFORMANCE. 3:30-5 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m., Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place. Brydon Brett of the Brett Family Singers of Branson perform. For ages 18 and up. Cost: $5 per person through RecTrac plus a $5 donation at the door for Brett, includes beverages and snacks. Call 703-430-2397.

BEGINNERS BIRD WALK. 8-9 a.m., Rust Nature Sanctuary, 802 Childrens Center Road, Leesburg. Learn about bird watching at the sanctuary. Call 703-737-0021 or visit www.audubonnatualist.org.

MASTER SINGERS. 8 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall St., N.W., Leesburg. The Master Singers of Virginia present their spring concert series, Music on the Death of John F. Kennedy. Tickets: $20 for adults and $15 for students/seniors (65+), with a $2 discount given with tickets purchased in advance. Visit www.msva.org or call 703-655-7809.

WII SPORT TOURNAMENT. 6-9 p.m., C3 Cyber Club, Ashburn. Ages 6 and up. Compete in virtual boxing, bowling and tennis. Game splayed on 10-foot projection screens, trophies awarded. Cost: $10. Call Douglass Community Center, 703-771-5913.

EARTH DAY ACTION. 8 a.m.-noon, Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Road, Sterling. All ages. Clean up trails and streams, conduct trail maintenance. Free. Register by April 16, call 571-258-3700.

OH, DEER. 1-2:30 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. All ages. Explore the lives of deer through discussion, survival game and hike. Cost: $4. Call to register, 571-258-3700.

<cal1>Sunday/April 20

<cal2>MASTER SINGERS. 8 p.m., Our Savior�s Way Lutheran Church, 43115 Waxpool Road, Ashburn. See April 19 listing for more information.

<cal1>Monday/April 21

<cal2>SPRING TO LIFE. 9:30-11 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 3-6. Explore the signs of spring outdoors. Cost: $10.50. Call 571-258-3700.

<cal1>Tuesday/April 22

<cal2>ENDANGERED SPECIES-Earth Day. 3:30-5 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 6-8. Find out what animals are endangered and what can be done to help them. Cost: $10.50. Call 571-258-3700.

<cal1>Wednesday/April 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.

JOHN WAYNE MOVIE. 7 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Watch "Fort Apache" at the library. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

<cal1>Thursday/April 24

<cal2>SPRING TO LIFE. 9:30-11 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 3-6. Explore the signs of spring outdoors. Cost: $10.50. Call 571-258-3700.

<cal1>Friday/April 25

<cal2>C3 CYBERCLUB. 6-9:30 p.m., Douglass Community Center, 405 East Market St., Leesburg. Ages 7-14. A fun and safe night of age-appropriate video gaming, recreational activities, movies, pizza and drinks. Cost: $24.95 per child and $19.95 for each additional child. Call 703-771-5913, or e-mail dcc@loudoun.gov.

NATURE EXPLORERS. 9:30-10:30 a.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 3-4. Discover the outdoors with a grown-up friend. Cost: $7. Theme: Spring Has Sprung. Call 571-258-3700.

SUPER HERO PARTY. Noon-1 p.m., Claude Moore Recreation Center, 46105 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling. Ages 3-5. Come dressed as favorite super hero. Includes snack and movie. Cost: $7. Call 571-258-3600.

MOM'S MORNING OUT. 10:30 a.m.-noon, Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St. Ages 2-5. Children make crafts, play games and have fun with friends. Children must be toilet trained; bring small snack. Cost: $10. Call 703-430-9480.

<cal1>Saturday/April 26

<cal2>CELEBRATE EARTH DAY. 1-4 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Road, Sterling. All ages. Visit different stations about nature, play games, make crafts. Free. Call 571-258-3700.

CANOE CLEANUP. Noon-6 p.m. Join Keep Loudoun Beautiful's cleanup of Goose Creek. Wear old clothes and sneakers; bring gloves, snacks, water bottle. Includes pizza and T-shirt after. Free. Call Franklin Park 540-338-7603.

YARD SALE. 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St. Call 703-430-9480.

LANESVILLE OPEN HOUSE. 1-4 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. All ages. Discover the history of this National Register of Historic Places listed property. Free. 571-258-3700.

EARTH DAY CAMPFIRE. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. All ages. Listen to Native American stories, play games, sing songs and toast marshmallows. Cost: $5. Call to register, 571-258-3700.

<cal1>Monday/April 28

<cal2>DUCK, DUCK, GOOSE. 9:30-11 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 3-6. Check out baby ducks and geese and their parents. Cost: $10.50. Call 571-258-3700.

<cal1>Tuesday/April 29

<cal2>DINNER AND MOVIE. 5 p.m., Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Potluck dinner followed by "Send Me No Flowers," starring Rock Hudson and Doris Day. Cost: $2 for popcorn and soda during the movie. Call 703-430-2397.

MAKE A PIZZA GARDEN. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling. Ages 4 and up. Plant and take home to grow, own pizza garden with vegetables and herbs. Cost: $8 plus $4 supplies fee. Call 571-258-3500.

<cal1>Saturday/May 3

<cal2>FROM SWANN'S CASTLE to Governor's Mansion: Exploring an Old Southern Estate. 11 a.m., Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. Traces the evolution of Morven Park from 19th century plantation to early 20th century hunt-country estate. Call 703-999-8505.

<cal1>Sunday/May 4

<cal2>MONTHLY BREAKFAST. 8 a.m.-noon, Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, 20688 Ashburn Road. Breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy and biscuits, hash browns, coffee and juices. Features monthly themes and Kids Activity Corner; apparatus bay area is open to children of all ages. Cost: adults $6, ages 3-8 $4, under 3 free and seniors $5. Call 703-729-0006.

THEATER TRIP. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip see "Wizard of Oz" at the Toby's Dinner Theater in Baltimore, Md. Cost: $53 members, $55 nonmembers, includes transportation, show, buffet lunch and tip. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Thursday/May 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>Friday/May 9

<cal2>C3 CYBERCLUB. 6-9:30 p.m., Douglass Community Center, 405 East Market St., Leesburg. Ages 7-14. A fun and safe night of age-appropriate video gaming, recreational activities, movies, pizza and drinks. Cost: $24.95 per child and $19.95 for each additional child. Call 703-771-5913, or e-mail dcc@loudoun.gov.

MOTHER'S DAY TEA. 2-4 p.m., Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place. Includes tea and sandwiches; special gifts and surprises for all mothers. Cost: $2 for members, $4 for nonmembers and guests. Call 703-430-2397.

<cal1>Saturday/May 10

<cal2>BOOK SWAP. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling. Claude Moore Community Center holds monthly book swaps throughout the year. Bring your adult and children�s books to trade for something new to enjoy. Call 571-258-3500.

<cal1>Monday/May 19

<cal2>MUSEUM TRIP. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip to the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Cost: $22 members, $24 nonmembers, includes transportation and admission, lunch on own. Extensive walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Friday/May 23

<cal2>C3 CYBERCLUB. 6-9:30 p.m., Douglass Community Center, 405 East Market St., Leesburg. Ages 7-14. A fun and safe night of age-appropriate video gaming, recreational activities, movies, pizza and drinks. Cost: $24.95 per child and $19.95 for each additional child. Call 703-771-5913, or e-mail dcc@loudoun.gov.

MEMORIAL DAY LUNCH. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place. Music provided by Senior Moments, includes prizes. Cost: regular lunch donation. Call 703-430-2397.

<cal1>Saturday/May 24

<cal2>MEMORIALS TRIP. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the World War II Memorial and/or walk to the Vietnam, Korean and Lincoln memorials. Cost: $8 members, $10 nonmembers, includes transportation with free admission. Bring bag lunch or purchase at Lincoln Memorial. Extensive walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Wednesday/May 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>Saturday/March 29

<cal2>BLUEGRASS SERIES. Doors open at 6 p.m., music begins at 7 p.m., Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Road. Features Gold Heart and Dan Paisley and the Southern Grass. Refreshments available at the snack bar. Cost: $13. Call 703-711-5281.

<cal1>Sunday/June 1

<cal2>MONTHLY BREAKFAST. 8 a.m.-noon, Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, 20688 Ashburn Road. Breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy and biscuits, hash browns, coffee and juices. Features monthly themes and Kids Activity Corner; apparatus bay area is open to children of all ages. Cost: adults $6, ages 3-8 $4, under 3 free and seniors $5. Call 703-729-0006.

<cal1>Wednesday/June 11

<cal2>MUSEUMS TRIP. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip to Washington, D.C., with drop off and pick up at the Natural History Museum, Gallery of Art, American Indian, Air and Space and African Art/Freer/Hirshhorn/Sackler museums. Cost: $8 members, $10 nonmembers, includes transportation and free admissions, lunch on own. Extensive walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<cal1>Saturday/June 14

<cal2>BOOK SWAP. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling. Claude Moore Community Center holds monthly book swaps throughout the year. Bring your adult and children�s books to trade for something new to enjoy. Call 571-258-3500.

<cal1>Sunday/July 13

<cal2>MONTHLY BREAKFAST. 8 a.m.-noon, Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, 20688 Ashburn Road. Breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy and biscuits, hash browns, coffee and juices. Features monthly themes and Kids Activity Corner; apparatus bay area is open to children of all ages. Cost: adults $6, ages 3-8 $4, under 3 free and seniors $5. Call 703-729-0006.

<cal1>Sunday/Aug. 3

<cal2>MONTHLY BREAKFAST. 8 a.m.-noon, Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, 20688 Ashburn Road. Breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy and biscuits, hash browns, coffee and juices. Features monthly themes and Kids Activity Corner; apparatus bay area is open to children of all ages. Cost: adults $6, ages 3-8 $4, under 3 free and seniors $5. Call 703-729-0006.

<cal1>Sunday/Sept. 7

<cal2>MONTHLY BREAKFAST. 8 a.m.-noon, Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, 20688 Ashburn Road. Breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy and biscuits, hash browns, coffee and juices. Features monthly themes and Kids Activity Corner; apparatus bay area is open to children of all ages. Cost: adults $6, ages 3-8 $4, under 3 free and seniors $5. Call 703-729-0006.

<cal1>Sunday/Oct. 5

<cal2>MONTHLY BREAKFAST. 8 a.m.-noon, Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, 20688 Ashburn Road. Breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy and biscuits, hash browns, coffee and juices. Features monthly themes and Kids Activity Corner; apparatus bay area is open to children of all ages. Cost: adults $6, ages 3-8 $4, under 3 free and seniors $5. Call 703-729-0006.

<cal1>Sunday/Nov. 2

<cal2>MONTHLY BREAKFAST. 8 a.m.-noon, Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, 20688 Ashburn Road. Breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy and biscuits, hash browns, coffee and juices. Features monthly themes and Kids Activity Corner; apparatus bay area is open to children of all ages. Cost: adults $6, ages 3-8 $4, under 3 free and seniors $5. Call 703-729-0006.

<cal1>Sunday/Dec. 7

<cal2>MONTHLY BREAKFAST. 8 a.m.-noon, Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, 20688 Ashburn Road. Breakfast of pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy and biscuits, hash browns, coffee and juices. Features monthly themes and Kids Activity Corner; apparatus bay area is open to children of all ages. Cost: adults $6, ages 3-8 $4, under 3 free and seniors $5. Call 703-729-0006.