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Calendar, April 16-22

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 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.

BASKET BINGO. 6 p.m., Old Leesburg Fire Department, 215 Loudoun St., S.E., Leesburg. Longaberger filled basket bingo to benefit the Loudoun County Rescue Squad Co. 13 and the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Department Co. 1 Auxiliaries. Cost: $20. Call Missy Isaacs at 703-777-6048 or e-mail Leesburgbingo@gmail.com.

<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.

DRAW-IN. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., The Smithsonian Naturalist Center, 741 Miller Drive, Leesburg. Artists and illustrators 10 years old and older are encouraged to come draw objets in the natural history specimen collection. Bring own supplies; professional illustrators will be on hand. Call 703-779-9712.

WATERFORD 10K Run-Hike-Walk. 9:30 a.m. Join the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy as it helps fellow, local nonprofits with a fund-raising event. The run route is approximately 10K, the hike route 6K and the walk about 3K. Race day registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with a 9:30 a.m. start time. Visit www.WaterfordVa.org .

ROYAL TEA and Fairytale Theater. 2 and 3 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Come dressed as a princess or prince, enjoy refreshments and watch a fairy tale play performed by teen volunteers. Recommended for ages 3-6. Advance registration is required. Sign up online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone 703-737-8100.

ROCKNOCEROS. 11 a.m., Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Church, E. Frederick Drive, Sterling. Coach Cotton, Williebob and Boogie Benny are a lively band performing hits for the under age 8 set from their latest compact disc "Dark Side of the Moon Bounce." Visit www.stmatthewssterling.org.

GOLF TOURNAMENT. South Riding Golf Course, 43237 Golf View Drive, South Riding. Operation Pinecone Inc., a Loudoun County-based nonprofit organization, will host the Second Annual Golf Tournament at South Riding Golf Course to raise funds to continue its program of supporting service members. Visit the Operation Pinecone Web site at http://www.operationpinecone.org to download a registration form or learn more.

MUSEUM REOPENING. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Loudoun Museum, 16 Loudoun St., S.W., Leesburg. The Loudoun Museum will reopen to the public with new exhibitions and a weekend of living medical history demonstrations interpreting From Cures to Quackery: Medicine in the County. Admission to these events is free. Call 703-777-7427 or e-mail info@loudounmuseum.org.

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

FLOWER SHOW. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., King and Market streets, Leesburg. 18th Annual Leesburg Flower and Garden Show, features more than 100 outdoor living venders, live entertainment and refreshments. Cost: suggested $3 donation. Call 703-777-1368 or visit www.idalee.org.

PROM WISHES. 5-8 p.m., Claude Moore Recreation Center, 46105 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling. High-school girls can select dresses and accessories for prom. Includes giveaways, food, fashion shows. Free.

<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.

STERLING STREET FAIR. 12-4 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. The Third Annual Sterling Street Fair will be open for family fun. The event will take place rain or shine with the Hogettes, a moon bounce, carnival games, face painting, a petting zoo and family health education. The Inova Blood Mobile will be there and welcomes donors. Contact Felicia Owens-Smith at 703-401-5318.

HORSE RACE. 12 p.m., Morven Park International Equestrian Center, 41793 Tutt Lane, Leesburg. The Fairfax Hunt Point to Point Horse Race. Includes introduction by an experienced jockey, food vendors. Appropriate race attire is requested. Call 703-787-6673 or visit http://www.fairfaxhuntraces.org.

SUNDAY IN THE PRESERVE. 1 p.m., Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve. Join the Friends of Banshee Reeks and the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy for a free informal, family walk around the preserve. Call the Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve at 703-669-0316.

RUN FOR THE SHELTER. Loudoun County Fairgrounds. The 13th Annual LAWS "Run for the Shelter" will benefit LAWS, the Loudoun Abused Women Shelter. Organizers invite runners of all ages to sign up now for the half marathon, 5K or the Kids Fun Run. Cost: $45 for the half marathon and $30 for the 5K until race day. Race-day entry fees are $50 for the half marathon and $35 for the 5K. Visit www.RunForTheShelter.org.

FLOWER SHOW. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., King and Market streets, Leesburg. 18th Annual Leesburg Flower and Garden Show. See April 19 item for details.

<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.

GO GREEN. 7 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Join the library and learn how to make the world greener. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Advance registration required, limited to 25. Sign up online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone 703-737-8100.

<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.

FAIRYTALE THEATER. 5:30 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Come dressed as a princess or prince and watch a fairytale play performed by teen volunteers. No refreshments served at this performance. Recommended for ages 3-6. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

ORIGAMI PET PARADE. 4 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Join the origami pet parade to celebrate TV Turn Off Week. Learn paper-folding skills to create cute animals. Recommended for ages 7 and up. Advance registration required. Sign up online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone 703-444-3228, Ext. 309.

SPRING FASHIONS. 6:30-8 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Mother and daughter session to learn what colors work for you, the styles that flatter and what’s hot in the fashion world this spring. Recommended for moms and daughters, 14 years and up. Advance registration required. Sign up online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone 703-444-3228, Ext. 5.

GREENHOUSE MONSTER. 4 p.m., Rust Library, 34D Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. It’s a hot topic: What happens when too much of the wrong gas on earth gets passed into the atmosphere? Recommended for ages 5-7. Advance registration required. Sign up online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone 703-777-0323.

<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.

DIALOGUES OF DISCOVERY. Doors open at 6 p.m., event begins at 7 p.m., Janelia Farm Research Campus, 19700 Helix Drive, Ashburn. Dr. Charles Zuker's lecture will examine the mystery of how our minds assemble information from our senses into perceptions, using research into the sense of taste as an example. Free, however obtain a ticket via the Web site, http://www.hhmi.org/janelia/events.html. Call 301-215-8862.

<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.

READ A BOOK/See a Movie. 4 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Hands-on demonstration of its new interactive literacy resource "BookFLIX" that combines fiction and nonfiction books and builds the love of reading and learning. Recommended for ages 6-8 with adult. Advance registration required. Sign up online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone 703-444-3228, Ext. 309.

ARBOR DAY. 4 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Celebrate Arbor Day with stories, crafts and activities about the importance of trees. Take home a free seedling. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Advance registration required. Sign up online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone 703-737-8100.

GAME NIGHT. 6-8 p.m., Rust Library, 34D Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. Includes board games and puzzles as an alternative to watching television. Recommended for families with children aged 5 and up. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

<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.

LOUDOUN CHORALE. 7:30 p.m., St. David’s Episcopal Church, 43600 Russell Branch Parkway, Ashburn. The Loudoun Chorale will perform its spring concert "Mozart Vespers, Then Broadway." Concertgoers will have an opportunity to meet and talk with chorale members at a hors d’oeuvres and dessert reception immediately following the concert. Cost: $10 general admission, senior tickets are $8 and youth tickets are $5. There is no charge for children 12 and under. Call 703-722-4055 or visit www.loudounchorale.org.

BIRDING. 8 a.m., Blue Ridge Center. On the fourth Saturday of each month, the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy leads a free bird walk at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship (BRCES). Meet at the Neersville Volunteer Fire Station on Route 671 at 8 a.m. Contact Joe Coleman at 540-554-2542 or jcoleman@loudounwildlife.org.

SPRING GALA. 6:30 p.m., Oatlands, Route 15, Leesburg. Oatlands' Spring Gala, theme is "Oatlands Behind the Scenes." The proceeds will help match a grant to paint and perform other structural maintenance. Cost: per table of 10 is $2,000, individual tickets are $200. A portion of all tickets and sponsorships is tax deductible. Call 703-777-3174, Ext. 115. Visit www.oatlands.org.

RUMMAGE SALE. 8 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 201 East Frederick Drive, Sterling. Benefits this year's mission trips to Philadelphia, Mississippi, Belize and South Africa. Features toys, books, furniture, household items, clothing and more.

<cal1>Sunday/April 27

<cal2>LOUDOUN CHORALE. 7:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 605 West Market Street, Leesburg. The Loudoun Chorale will perform its spring concert "Mozart Vespers, Then Broadway." Concertgoers will have an opportunity to meet and talk with chorale members at a hors d’oeuvres and dessert reception immediately following the concert. Cost: $10 general admission, senior tickets are $8 and youth tickets are $5. There is no charge for children 12 and under. Call 703-722-4055 or visit www.loudounchorale.org.

CONSERVATION CELEBRATION. 12-3 p.m., Audubon Naturalist Society Rust Sanctuary. Includes nature-themed crafts and games, guided hikes and more. Bring a picnic. Admission is free. Call 703-669-0000 or visit www.audubonnaturalist.org.

HOP TO IT. 2 p.m., Rust Nature Sanctuary. Learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about frogs, toads and other amphibians. Local naturalist and storyteller, Alonso Abugattas, presents a fun and exciting children’s program. Visit www.audubonnaturalist.org or call 703-669-000; for questions on the amphibian program contact Laura Weidner at 540-554-2747 or lweidner@loudounwildlife.org.

<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.

BRIDAL PLANNING. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Stone Bridge High School, 43100 Hay Road, Ashburn. Bridal consultant Jean Hartman will be providing advice on everything from how to organize a timeline and create a budget to proper etiquette and the responsibilities of the wedding party. Local vendors will also be available to give cost-saving advice on photography, flowers and cakes. Cost: $30 per person. Visit www.loudoun.k12.va.us/adulted.

LULLABY STORY TIME. 7:30 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal for a special bedtime story hour. Family program. Advanced registration required. Sign up online at www.lcpl.liv.va.us or phone 703-737-8100.

<cal1>Wednesday/April 30

<cal2>JOHN WAYNE FILM. 7 p.m., at Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Enjoy a free screening of "The Quiet Man." Free. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

<cal1>Thursday/May 1

<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>Friday/May 2

<cal2>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: Ducks and Geese. 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.

PRINCESS TEA PARTY. 2-2:45 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St. Ages 3-4. Dress up in best princess costume, includes party with snacks and crafts. Cost: $5. Call 703-430-9480.

<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>Monday/May 5

<cal2>ARE YOU MY MOTHER? 9:30-11 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 3-6. Read a book about a lost baby bird and search for wild baby animals. Cost: $10.50. Call 571-258-3700.

GLAM IT UP PARTY. 1-1:45 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St. Ages 6-8. Dress to impress, get nails and make up done, pose for own Glamour picture. Refreshments served. Cost: $5. Call 703-430-9480.

<cal1>Tuesday/May 6

<cal2>MOTHER'S DAY DELIGHT. 1-2 p.m., Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling. Ages 2 1/2-5. Make crafts for Mother's Day. Cost: $9. Call 571-258-3500.

PAINTED POTS/PLANTS. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling. Ages 4 and up. Paint and decorate flower pot and plant flowers. Cost: $8 plus $4 supplies fee. Call 571-258-3500.