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Loudoun Calendar, Aug. 6-12

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Watch “La Dolce Vita,” Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Ashburn Library.

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 loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call 703-917-6454; for additional listings, visit www.connectionnewspapers.com.

<cal1>Wednesday/Aug. 6

<cal2>MYSTERIOUS REPTILES ALIVE! 4 p.m., Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St, Sterling. Discover the mysteries of reptiles in this live animal presentation. All ages. Limited, free tickets will be available starting half an hour before the performance. 703-430-9500.

1960s FILMS. 7 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Watch “Rosemary’s Baby,” just one of several films from the 1960s that the Ashburn Library will be showing on Wednesdays throughout the summer. Recommended for adults; admission is free. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us for a complete listing of future movie showings.

<cal1>Thursday/Aug. 7

<cal2>MISTER DON. 2 p.m., Loudoun County Extension Office, 30B Catoctin Circle (for Rust @ Catoctin Library). Join Mr. Don for an interactive children’s music program, includes sing alongs, motion songs, marching and dancing. Ages 4 and up. Limited, free tickets are available half an hour before the performance. 703-777-0690.

SECRET CODES AND CIPHERS. 2 p.m., Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. Learn about some famous codes, how to write and decipher codes, make invisible ink and more. Ages 8-12. Register online at http://library.loudoun.gov or phone 703-430-9500.

SIZZLIN' SUMMER CONCERT. 7-9 p.m., Brambleton Town Center Plaza. Features Jah Works, sounds of reggae.

<cal1>Friday/Aug. 8

<cal2>TODDLER ONE & TWO. 11 a.m., Rust @ Catoctin Library, 34D Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. Includes stories, rhymes and movement; parachute play for toddlers. Recommended for ages 12 -24 months with parent or caregiver. Register online at http://library.loudoun.gov or phone 703-777-0690.

JAZZ ON THE POTOMAC. 5:30-10 p.m., Lansdowne Resort, 44050 Woodbridge Parkway, Lansdowne. Features Double Digit. Includes summer foods prepared by the culinary team. Call 703-729-8400 or visit http://www.lansdowneresort.com.

INSECTS FOR EVERYBODY. 10-11 a.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road, Sterling. Join an insect scientist and park volunteer to explore the beetles, butterflies, dragonflies, etc. that live in the park. Call 571-258-3700 to register. An adult must accompany children.

DETECTIVE DICTIONARY. 10:30 a.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls and 2 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. A blend of storytelling, acting and inventive theatrics, this original play explores the language arts including spelling, reading and much more. Visit libray.loudoun.gov.

OPEN SKATE NIGHT. 5-7 p.m., Douglass Community Center hockey rink, 405 E. Market St., Leesburg. Bring skates or Rollerblades for a night of skating on the outdoor rink. Cost: $1. Call 703-771-5913.

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. Meet at Coach House Visitors Center. Call 703-777-6034.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 9

<cal2>BOOK SWAP. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling. Bring adult and children’s books to trade; books on tape or compact disc, music CDs, VHS and DVD movies and books and magazines in large print are needed also. Call 571-258-3500.

LAFAYETTE DAY. Temple Hall Farm Regional Park in Leesburg. Includes historical re-enactors, horse drawn farm tours, tours of the Temple Hall manor house and free refreshments. Free. Visit www.nvrpa.org.

PAS DE DUEX CUP CHALLENGE. 5-8 p.m., Morven Park International Equestrian Center, 41793 Tutt Lane, Leesburg. All proceeds benefit the programs and services at equestrian center. Includes dressage and pas de duex competition, exhibitions, demonstrations and vendors. Cost: adult general admission $25, children 12 and under $5. Visit www.morvenpark.org.

ACOUSTIC ON THE GREEN. 7-9 p.m., at the Leesburg Town Green, 25 West Market St., Leesburg. Featuring Gary Smallwood. Free, visit www.acousticonthegreen.com.

1918: A LIVING HISTORY PROGRAM ON WORLD WAR I AND THE HOME FRONT. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Join Virginia Gov. and Mrs. Westmoreland Davis and learn of their efforts to lead Loudoun County and Virginia through the Great War. Morven Park farm workers and Leesburg citizens of the time will tell the story of life on the home front. Cost: adults $5, children $1. Meet at Coach House Visitor Center. Call 703-777-6034.

LITTLE MOZARTS. 1 p.m., Rust @ Catoctin Library, 34D Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. A special concert to salute the end of the summer reading program. All ages. Visit http://library.loudoun.gov.

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES. 6-9:30 p.m., Tarara Vineyard and Winery, 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Tarara’s Sounds of Summer Series presents The Josh Burgess Band. Cost: $15 per person, free for children 6 and under. Advance discounted tickets available online. Call 703-771-7100, Ext. 233 or visit www.tarara.com.

YARD SALE. 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Douglass Community Center, 405 East Market St., Leesburg. Bring old items to sell. Cost: $10 per table, preregistration is required. Admission free for shoppers. To register contact the Douglass Community Center at 703-771-5913 or e-mail dcc@loudoun.gov.

BIRDING BANSHEE. 8 a.m., Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, located between The Woods Road and Goose Creek. Join Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and the Friends of Banshee Reeks for the monthly bird walk. Bring binoculars. Contact Joe Coleman at 540-554-2542 or jcoleman@loudounwildlife.org.

<cal1>Sunday/Aug. 10

<cal2>LEESBURG 10K/20K. 7:30 a.m., Market Station, 108 South St., S.E., Leesburg. Includes 10K, 20K and Kids Fun Run. Register Aug. 8, from 3-7 p.m., at the Potomac River Running Store, 20630 Ashburn Road, Ashburn, or register the day of the race. Contact Amy Grabowski at 703-777-9622 or agrabowski@ymcadc.org.

TRAVEL THROUGH TIME. 1-4 p.m., Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. Take a guided tour through a collection of 19th century horse-drawn vehicles, including coaches, sleighs, carts, buggies and a hearse from the 1800s. Cost: adults $5, children $1. Meet at Coach House Visitor Center. Call 703-777-6034.

BLUEMONT CONCERT SERIES. 7 p.m., lawn of the Loudoun County Courthouse, Leesburg. Features Dixie Power Trio: New Orleans street jazz. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on and a picnic to enjoy before the show. Cost: $5 per person, $4 for Bluemont Friends and seniors, $2 for children 12 and under; proceeds go to support Bluemont’s year-round Artist-In-Education program in area schools. Contact the Bluemont office at 540-338-4640 or www.bluemont.org.

REDSKINS RIDE. 12-7 p.m., Washington Redskins Park, 21300 Redskins Park Drive, Ashburn. Meet some of the Washington Redskins, take pictures, get autographs and see their rides. Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for children and free for children under 2. Call 703-790-1000, Ext. 543 or visit www.redskinsrides.com.

<cal1>Monday/Aug. 11

<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 Aug. 8 item for details.

<cal1>Tuesday/Aug. 12

<cal2>ESL CONVERSATION GROUP. 7-9 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. The English Conversation Group is an informal conversation circle for non-native speakers to practice speaking English. This is not a class, but an opportunity to meet new people, share your culture and have fun. Only English will be spoken and all levels are welcome. Recommended for adults. Visit http://library.loudoun.gov.

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

<cal1>Wednesday/Aug. 13

<cal2>1960s FILMS. 7 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Watch “La Dolce Vita,” just one of several films from the 1960s that the Ashburn Library will be showing on Wednesdays throughout the summer. Recommended for adults. Free. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us for a complete listing of future movie showings.

<cal1>Thursday/Aug. 14

<cal2>LEGO ROBOTICS. 6-8 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Construct a robot out of Legos and learn how to program it. Ages 12-18. Register online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or 703-444-3228.

CASINO TRIP. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, will take a trip to Charles Town, W.Va. Includes slots and simulcast horse racing; lunch on own. Cost: $7 for members, $9 for nonmembers, includes transportation and $5 cash back, subject to change. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure and return times and locations.

ARCHAEOLOGY DAY. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road. Help screen, wash and sort artifacts behind the Lanesville House in Claude Moore Park’s Historic District. An adult must accompany children. Call 571-258-3700.

FROGSHACKLE OPEN HOUSE. 12:30-2:30 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road, Sterling. Discover a treasure trove of objects from nature. An adult must accompany children. Call 571-258-3700.

LANESVILLE OPEN HOUSE. 12:30-2:30 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road, Sterling. Discover the history of this National Register of Historic Places listed property. An adult must accompany children. Call 571-258-3700.

<cal1>Friday/Aug. 15

<cal2>JAZZ ON THE POTOMAC. 5:30-10 p.m., Lansdowne Resort, 44050 Woodbridge Parkway, Lansdowne. Features Ron Kronz and Traffic Jam. Includes summer foods prepared by the culinary team. Call 703-729-8400 or visit http://www.lansdowneresort.com.

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. Meet at Coach House Visitors Center. Call 703-777-6034.

BROADLANDS LIVE. 5:30-9:30 p.m., Hillside Park at the Old Stone House, 42935 Waxpool Road. Features Mr. Chad Band, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Savingnine, 7-9:30 p.m. Visit www.broadlandshoa.org.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 16

<cal2>ACOUSTIC ON THE GREEN. 7-9 p.m., at the Leesburg Town Green, 25 West Market St., Leesburg. Featuring Luke Brindley. Free, visit www.acousticonthegreen.com.

FIGHTING AND FROLICKING. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. Historical interpreters will portray Confederate soldiers and local civilians bringing the Civil War to life. Visit log huts and see objects of the time period. Watch demonstrations of musket firing, troops drilling and campfire cooking at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Cost: $5 per person and $1 per child. Meet at the Coach House Visitors Center. Call 703-777-6934 or visit morvenpark.org.

RUTHIE AND THE WRANGLERS. 2-4 p.m., Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets, 241 Fort Evans Road, N.E., Leesburg. See local bands perform and shop at the outlet. Free. Call 703-737-3071 or visit http://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlets/sales.asp?id=14.

DERBYCROSS. 3 p.m., Morven Park, Leesburg. DerbyCross a new equestrian sport, combines the speed and accuracy of show jumping with the bravery and endurance of cross-country jumping. A select number of tail gate spots available for $200 to $350 with tent. General admission/car pass, up to six per car, $15 and VIP tickets $60. Visit www.derbycross.com.

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES. 6-9:30 p.m., Tarara Vineyard and Winery, 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Tarara’s Sounds of Summer Series presents Derek James. Cost: $15 per person, free for children 6 and under. Advance discounted tickets available online. Call 703-771-7100, Ext. 233 or visit www.tarara.com.

PADDLE, WINE & CONCERT. 2-9:30 p.m., Tarara Vineyard and Winery, 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. River and Trail Outfitters will guide you on a paddle along the Potomac River, ending at Tarara for a wine tasting, food and the Sounds of Summer concert. Cost: $95 per person and $85 per person under 21. Call 703-771-7100 or visit www.tarara.com.

DRAGONFLIES AT BANSHEE REEKS. 10:30 a.m.-noon, Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, located between The Woods Road and Goose Creek. Join Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy for a free, family dragonfly walks. Investigate some of the natural areas at Banshee Reeks and identify all of the dragonflies you can find. If own binoculars, bring them. Contact Andy Rabin at stylurus@gmail.com.

CAVALIERS, COURAGE AND COFFEE. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Aldie Mill, Aldie. Family-oriented program centering around events that occurred in Aldie during the time of the Civil War. Stories will be told by the Gray Ghost Interpretive Group, interpreters in period dress, moving in and around the Aldie Mill by lantern light. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Cost: $5 for adults, $2 for students. Call 540-687-6681 or visit www.mosbyheritagearea.org.

SUMMER MOVIE ON THE LAWN. Dusk, Brambleton Community Center lawn. For movie details visit www.brambletonhoa.com.

FLICKS IN THE STICKS. 8:35 p.m., at the Nature Center, Broadlands. Bring a picnic dinner; free popcorn and drinks available. Movies begin shortly after sundown, time listed is an estimate. For movie details visit www.broadlandshoa.org. Rated G, 111 minutes.

<cal1>Sunday/Aug. 17

<cal2>BLUEMONT CONCERT SERIES. 7 p.m., lawn of the Loudoun County Courthouse, Leesburg. Features The Woodshedders: gypsy swing. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on and a picnic to enjoy before the show. Cost: $5 per person, $4 for Bluemont Friends and seniors, $2 for children 12 and under; proceeds go to support Bluemont’s year-round Artist-In-Education program in area schools. Contact the Bluemont office at 540-338-4640 or www.bluemont.org.

TRAVEL THROUGH TIME. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. Take a guided tour through a collection of 19th century horse-drawn vehicles, including coaches, sleighs, carts, buggies and a hearse from the 1800s. Cost: adults $5, children $1. Meet at Coach House Visitor Center. Call 703-777-6034.

<cal1>Monday/Aug. 18

<cal2>SCHOOL BUS. 10:30-11:30 a.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. All kindergartners are invited to take a tour of a county school bus and to learn about safety rules. Call 703-737-8655 or e-mail beth.wiseman@loudoun.gov.

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 Aug. 15 item for details.

<cal1>Tuesday/Aug. 19

<cal2>COFFEEHOUSE. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Rust Library, 34D Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. It’s game night at the Coffeehouse Catoctin Style. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Visit http://library.loudoun.gov.

<cal1>Wednesday/Aug. 20

<cal2>BINGO TRIP. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, will take a trip to Bingo World, Baltimore, Md. Purchase own bingo cards at the door; purchase lunch or bring own. Cost: $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers, includes transportation. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure and return times and locations.

SENIOR MOVIE. 1:30 p.m., Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place. Watch "The Other Boleyn Girl," starring Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson and Eric Bana and based on the book by Philippa Gregory. Rated PG-13, 115 minutes. Cost: $2, includes popcorn and soda.

<cal1>Thursday/Aug. 21

<cal2>SIZZLIN' SUMMER CONCERT. 7-9 p.m., Brambleton Town Center Plaza. Features Gonzo's Nose, covers from the '80s and '90s. Visit www.brambletonhoa.com.

<cal1>Friday/Aug. 22

<cal2>FURRY FRIDAY. 5-7 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 20 Enterprise St., Sterling. Once a month, animals from the Loudoun County Animal Shelter will be at the Sterling Community. Bring the whole family for a real "happy hour" with animals looking for new homes. Visit www.loudoun.gov/animals.

JAZZ ON THE POTOMAC. 5:30-10 p.m., Lansdowne Resort, 44050 Woodbridge Parkway, Lansdowne. Features Tyris. Enjoy summer foods prepared by the culinary team. Call 703-729-8400 or visit http://www.lansdowneresort.com.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 23

<cal2>ACOUSTIC ON THE GREEN. 7-9 p.m., at the Leesburg Town Green, 25 West Market St., Leesburg. Featuring Jennifer Daniels. Free, visit www.acousticonthegreen.com.

MUSIC FESTIVAL. 2-10 p.m., Esoterica, 25 South King St., Leesburg. The whole family is invited to attend the annual Lillypalooza Music Festival. Cost: $5; free refreshments will be provided. Visit www.esotericaofleesburg.com, e-mail store@esotericaofleesburg.com or call 703-777-4642.

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES. 6-9:30 p.m., Tarara Vineyard and Winery, 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg. Tarara’s Sounds of Summer Series presents The Reflex. Cost: $15 per person, free for children 6 and under. Advance discounted tickets available online. Call 703-771-7100, Ext. 233 or visit www.tarara.com.

LUCKETTS FAIR. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Road, Leesburg. An old-fashioned country fair. Demonstrations, live music, petting zoo and more. Cost: $8 for adults and free for children under 6. Contact 703-771-5281 or www.Luckettsfair.com.

<cal1>Sunday/Aug. 24

<cal2>BLUEMONT CONCERT SERIES. 7 p.m., lawn of the Loudoun County Courthouse, Leesburg. Features The Taters: new old-time honky tonk. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on and a picnic to enjoy before the show. Cost: $5 per person, $4 for Bluemont Friends and seniors, $2 for children 12 and under; proceeds go to support Bluemont’s year-round Artist-In-Education program in area schools. Contact the Bluemont office at 540-338-4640 or www.bluemont.org.

LUCKETTS FAIR. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Lucketts Community Center, 42361 Lucketts Road, Leesburg. See Aug. 23 listing for details.

<cal1>Monday/Aug. 25

<cal2>SCHOOL BUS. 10:30-11:30 a.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. All kindergartners are invited to take a tour of a county school bus and to learn about safety rules. Call 703-737-8655 or e-mail beth.wiseman@loudoun.gov.

<cal1>Tuesday/Aug. 26

<cal2>SCHOOL BUS. 2-3 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. See Aug. 25 listing for details.

<cal1>Tuesday/Aug. 26

<cal2>BASEBALL TRIP. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, will take a trip to see the Baltimore Orioles play the Chicago White Sox in Baltimore, Md. Reserve seats above the press box at home plate; dinner on own at the ballpark. Cost: $19 for members, $20 for nonmembers, includes transportation and admission. Moderate walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure and return times and locations.

<cal1>Wednesday/Aug. 27

<cal2>CASINO TRIP. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, will take a trip to Charles Town, W.Va. Includes slots and simulcast horse racing; lunch on own. Cost: $7 for members, $9 for nonmembers, includes transportation and $5 cash back, subject to change. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure and return times and locations.

<cal1>Friday/Aug. 29

<cal2>OPEN SKATE NIGHT. 5-7 p.m., Douglass Community Center Hockey Rink, 405 E. Market St., Leesburg. Bring skates or Rollerblades for a night of skating on the outdoor rink. Cost: $1. Call 703-771-5913.

JAZZ ON THE POTOMAC. 5:30-10 p.m., Lansdowne Resort, 44050 Woodbridge Parkway, Lansdowne. Features Nick Colionne. Enjoy summer foods prepared by the culinary team. Call 703-729-8400 or visit http://www.lansdowneresort.com.

<cal1>Sunday/Aug. 31

<cal2>TWILIGHT TOUR. 6-8 p.m., Balls Bluff Battlefield Regional Park, Balls Bluff Road, Leesburg. A twilight tour of Balls Bluff Battlefield. Free. Call 703-737-7800 or visit http://www.nvrpa.org.

<cal1>Wednesdy/Sept. 3

<cal2>CANAL BOAT TRIP. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, will take a trip to Washington, D.C., for a C&O Canal boat cruise and tour of the Tudor Place and Gardens; lunch on own in Georgetown. Cost: $17 for members, $19 for nonmembers, includes transportation, boat ride and admission. Extensive walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure and return times and locations.

<cal1>Friday/Sept. 5

<cal2>SENIOR COOKOUT. 4-6:30 p.m., The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place. "Goin' to the Drive-In," end-of-summer celebration; includes burgers, malts and shakes and "white bucks," as well as classic cars show and disc jockey Sky Dantinne; wear high-school colors. Cost: $5 for members in advance, $7 for nonmembers and at door. Call 703-430-2397.

<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>Monday/Sept. 8

<cal2>GOLF CLASSIC. The 2008 National Capital Golf Classic, at the Golf Club at Lansdowne, 44050 Woodbridge Parkway, Lansdowne. Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society's to fight prostate cancer and supports research programs in the National Capital Region. For tickets or corporate sponsorship opportunities, contact Beth Sartwelle at 202-483-2600 or beth.sartwelle@cancer.org. Single-player sponsorship begins at $1,750. Visit www.NationalCapitalGolfClassic.com.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 11

<cal2>CASINO TRIP. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, will take a trip to Charles Town, W.Va. Includes slots and simulcast horse racing; lunch on own. Cost: $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers, includes transportation and $5 cash back, subject to change. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure and return times and locations.

<cal1>Friday/Sept. 12

<cal2>MUSEUMS TRIP. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, will take a trip to Bowie, Md., to tour the Radio and Television and the 1745 Georgian-style Belair Mansion museums; lunch on own at food court or bring bag lunch. Cost: $11 for members, $13 for nonmembers, includes transportation with free tours, donations at sites optional. Extensive walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure and return times and locations.

BROADLANDS LIVE. 5:30-9:30 p.m., Hillside Park at the Old Stone House, 42935 Waxpool Road. Features Bad Luck, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Scott's New Band, 7-9:30 p.m. Visit www.broadlandshoa.org.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 13

<cal2>FLICKS IN THE STICKS. 8:15 p.m., at the Nature Center, Broadlands. Bring a picnic dinner; free popcorn and drinks available. Movies begin shortly after sundown, time listed is an estimate. For movie details visit www.broadlandshoa.org. Rated PG, 92 minutes.

<cal1>Monday/Sept. 15

<cal2>MUSEUMS TRIP. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, will take a trip to Washington, D.C., to tour the Lincoln Cottage and the Smithsonian National Postal Museum; lunch on own. Cost: $19 for members, $21 for nonmembers, includes transportation and both tours. Extensive walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure and return times and locations.

<cal1>Wednesday/Sept. 17

<cal2>THEATER TRIP. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, will take a trip to The Toby's Dinner Theater in Columbia, Md., to see "The Producers." Cost: $54 for members, $56 for nonmembers, includes transportation, show, buffet lunch and tip. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure and return times and locations.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 20

<cal2>SENIOR OLYMPICS TRIP. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, will take a trip to Arlington for the opening ceremony and track-and-field events of the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics; bring bag lunch. Cost: $6 for members, $8 for nonmembers, includes transportation and free admission. Moderate walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure and return times and locations.

<cal1>Monday/Sept. 22

<cal2>MUSEUM TRIP. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, will take a trip to Arlington to visit the Newseum; lunch on own. Cost: $26 for members, $28 for nonmembers, includes transportation and admission. Extensive walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure and return times and locations.

<cal1>Wednesday/Sept. 24

<cal2>CASINO TRIP. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, will take a trip to Charles Town, W.Va. Includes slots and simulcast horse racing; lunch on own. Cost: $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers, includes transportation and $5 cash back, subject to change. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure and return times and locations.

<cal1>Friday/Sept. 26

<cal2>FURRY FRIDAY. 5-7 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 20 Enterprise St., Sterling. Once a month, animals from the Loudoun County Animal Shelter will be at the Sterling Community. Bring the whole family for a real "happy hour" with animals looking for new homes. Visit www.loudoun.gov/animals.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 27

<cal2>LURE OF LOUDOUN GALA. 6:30 p.m., River Creek Club, 43800 Olympic Blvd., Leesburg. The Loudoun Museum is hosting the second Lure of Loudoun Gala. A cocktail reception kicks off the night, followed by dinner and dancing. Individual tickets are $200 and sponsor opportunities range from $1,000-$10,000. For tickets, call the Museum at 703-777-7427 or e-mail bfriedmann@loudounmuseum.org.

<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>Friday/Oct. 24

<cal2>FURRY FRIDAY. 5-7 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 20 Enterprise St., Sterling. Once a month, animals from the Loudoun County Animal Shelter will be at the Sterling Community. Bring the whole family for a real "happy hour" with animals looking for new homes. Visit www.loudoun.gov/animals.

<cal1>Wednesday/Oct. 15

<cal2>GOLF FUND-RAISER. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., at Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club, 41601 Raspberry Drive, Leesburg. The Loudoun Convention and Visitors Association Foundation is hosting a charity auction and golf classic fund-raiser. Day includes golf tourney and clinic, silent and live auction and a dinner. Call Wendy Ferrigno at 703-771-2170, Ext. 24 or visit www.LCVAFoundation.org to participate or sponsor.

<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>Friday/Nov. 14

<cal2>FURRY FRIDAY. 5-7 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 20 Enterprise St., Sterling. Once a month, animals from the Loudoun County Animal Shelter will be at the Sterling Community. Bring the whole family for a real "happy hour" with animals looking for new homes. Visit www.loudoun.gov/animals.

<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.

<cal1>Friday/Dec. 12

<cal2>FURRY FRIDAY. 5-7 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 20 Enterprise St., Sterling. Once a month, animals from the Loudoun County Animal Shelter will be at the Sterling Community. Bring the whole family for a real "happy hour" with animals looking for new homes. Visit www.loudoun.gov/animals.