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Loudoun Calendar, March 12-18

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Opening Saturday, March 15, the Leesburg Animal Park, 19720 James Monroe Highway, Leesburg, kicks off the 2008 season with new exhibits and expanded offerings for groups, parties and picnics. Welcome to Alf and Candy, two white handed gibbons. Watch their brachiating (arm over arm travel) and other antics in their custom built playhouse. Three new Grant’s zebras are featured in this year’s naming contest. Ideas can be submitted to CritterPark@gmail.com. The winner will be given free passes to the Park.

Opening Saturday, March 15, the Leesburg Animal Park, 19720 James Monroe Highway, Leesburg, kicks off the 2008 season with new exhibits and expanded offerings for groups, parties and picnics. Welcome to Alf and Candy, two white handed gibbons. Watch their brachiating (arm over arm travel) and other antics in their custom built playhouse. Three new Grant�s zebras are featured in this year�s naming contest. Ideas can be submitted to CritterPark@gmail.com. The winner will be given free passes to the Park.

<cal1>Wednesday/March 12

<cal2>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.

Celebrate Spring. 4 p.m., Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. Spring is in the air so do some crafts. Recommended for ages 6-10. Advance registration required, sign up online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone 703-430-9500.

Golden Easter Egg Hunt with the Eater Bunny. 10-11 a.m., Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling. Ages 1 1/2-5. Includes arts and crafts and special egg hunt. Cost: $10. Call 571-258-3500.

Egg Decorating. 1-1:45 p.m., Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling. Ages 3-5. Decorate own eggs. Cost: $8 plus $3 supplies fee. Call 571-258-3500.

<cal1>Thursday/March 13

<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.

Paper Bag Princess. 3:30-5 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Come and enjoy the story of feisty Princess Elizabeth. Then create a Paper Bag Princess paper dolls and a crown. Recommended for ages 6-11. Advance registration required, sign up online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone 703-737-8100.

Lucky Leprechauns. 9:30-10:15 a.m. and 10:30-11:15 a.m., Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling. Ages 2-3. Activities, art and games. Cost: $7 plus $3 supplies fee. Call 571-258-3500.

<cal1>Friday/March 14

<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.

Pi Day. 3:30 p.m., Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. Celebrate Pi, 3.14159. Sing songs in honor of the world�s most famous irrational number, eat pie, explore circles and celebrate all things numerical. Recommended for ages 6-10. Advance registration required. Sign up online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone 703-430-9500.

After Hours Teen Center. 7-10 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Middle-school students can create a mini CUTE stuffed animal. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

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.

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: Insects. 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 baby sits. Includes pizza party, games, crafts and family movies. Cost: $16 for first child, $8 for second. Call to register, 571-258-3500.

<cal1>Saturday/March 15

<cal2>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.

Bunny Hop into Spring. 1-3 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St. All ages. Meet live animals from Squeals on Wheels. Free. Registration required, 703-430-9480.

Author Visit. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Author, Wendy Lichtman, will share ways to encourage children and teens to see math as an integrated part of their lives. Lichtman will suggest novels, games and other activities that engage young people and deepen their understanding and enjoyment of math concepts. Recommended for adults. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

Science Show. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Learn about different aspects of science in four separate workshops. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

Egg Hunt. 1-4 p.m., Ida Lee Park, Leesburg. Sixteenth Annual Egg Hunt, gates open at 12:30 p.m. The hunts will be held by age group: 1- to 3-year-olds, 4- to 5-year-olds and 6- to 7-year-olds. Cost: $8 per child in advance and $10 at the gate. Call Ida Lee Park Recreation Center at 703-777-1368.

Bird Walk. 8 a.m., Bles Park, Ashburn. Join the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy for a free bird walk at which all ages are welcome. Bring binoculars. Meet in the parking lot on Riverside Parkway. Contact Andy Rabin at stylurus@gmail.com, or 703-723-6926.

Eggtastic Decorating. 1-2:30 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 6-9. Decorate some eggs. Cost: $5. Call to register, 571-258-3700.

Nature Detectives. 1-3 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 6-13. Use clues to solve mysteries of the forest. Cost: $5. Call to register, 571-258-3700.

Civil War in Loudoun-Hard Times for Civilians. 10-11:30 a.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 12 and up. Consider the cost of the Civil War to civilians and how they survived. Cost: $5. Call to register, 571-258-3700.

<cal1>Sunday/March 16

<cal2>Africans in America Documentary. Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Opening in Africa�s Gold Coast and ending as the Civil War began, Africans in America shows slavery�s impact, exploring the paradox of a democracy declaring all men equal, yet enslaving one race to provide prosperity to another. Part six of a six-part documentary viewing and discussion will be led by local historian, Harry Butowsky, Ph.D. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

Acoustic Music. 3 p.m., Rust Library, 34D Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. From Ireland to Appalachia to Woody Guthrie and Beyond. Join solo musician, Mary Dailey, on her journey and share stories, songs, laughter and wonderful music. Recommended for the family. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

Sunday in the Preserve. 1 p.m., Banshee Reeks Wildlife 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.

<cal1>Monday/March 17

<cal2>St. Patrick's Day Party. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Includes corned beef and cabbage, music, singing. Wear green. Regular lunch sign up required, donation requested. Call 703-430-2397.

Tales of Ireland. 7 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Enjoy Celtic stories of Ireland�s heroes and lovers as told by Jane Dorfman. Recommended for adults. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

Reading Buddies. 12-2 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Be a library Reading Buddy. Register for a Teen Volunteer Day. Recommended for ages 12-18. Advance registration required. Sign up online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone 703-444-3228.

Lanesville Open House. 1-2:30 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.

Frogshackle Open House. 1-2:30 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.

<cal1>Tuesday/March 18

<cal2>Movie. 2 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Bring your own snacks and enjoy "Surf�s Up" on the library�s big screen. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

Family Bird Walk. 10-11:30 a.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. All ages. Join a park volunteer to explore the forests, fields and ponds looking for birds. Bring binoculars. Free. Call to register, 571-258-3700.

Make Easter/Spring Soaps. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling. Age 4 and up. Mold soap into shapes to take home and read a holiday book. Cost: $8 plus $4 supplies fee. Call 571-258-3500.

<cal1>Wednesday/March 19

<cal2>Hunt for Peter Cottontail's Egg. Noon-1:30 p.m., Arcola Community Center, 24328 Goshen Road, Aldie. Ages 2 1/2-6. Includes potographs with Peter Cottontail, pizza and juice for lunch, and egg hunt. Cost: $20. Call 703-327-3111.

Eggstravaganza. 10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap, Sterling. Ages 2-10. Includes hands-on displays and egg hunt by age groups. Rain date March 20. Cost: $5. Ages 2, 10:15 a.m.; ages 3-4, 10:45 a.m.; ages 5-6, 11:15 a.m. and ages 7-10, 11:45 a.m. Call 571-258-3700.

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.

Senior Movie. 1:30 p.m., Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place. See "Michael Clayton," starring George Clooney, rated R. Cost: $2 includes popcorn and soda. Call 703-430-2397.

Bunny Bonanza. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum, 21668 Heritage Farm Lane, Sterling. Includes a session about responsible pet ownership featuring members of local animal organizations. There will be live animals, hands-on activities and demonstrations. Cost: $5 per adult, $4 per senior and $3 for children under 12. Visit http://heritagefarmmuseum.org.

Nature Walk. 8:30-11 a.m., Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve. Join the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy on a mid-week, general nature walk. Bring binoculars. Contact Joe Coleman at 540-554-2542 or jcoleman@loudounwildlife.org.

<cal1>Thursday/March 20

<cal2>Movie Night. 7 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Join the library for movies on the library�s big screen. Bring pillows and blankets to get comfy. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

Movie. 2 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Bring your own snacks and enjoy "Aladdin" on the library�s big screen. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

Big Bird�s Birthday Bash. 4 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Come and celebrate another year of everyone�s favorite big, yellow bird with games and activities. Recommended for ages 4-6. Advance registration is required. Sign up online at www.lcpl.lib.va.us or phone 703-737-2426.

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.

Ice/Decorate Easter Cakes. 4-5 p.m., Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling. Ages 4 and up. Make a cake into bunnies or eggs to take home. Cost: $8 plus $4 supplies fee. Call 571-258-3500.

<cal1>Friday/March 21

<cal2>After Hours Teen Center. 7-10 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Sterling. High-school students can enjoy a gamer�s night. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

Spring Break Movie. 2 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Join the library for a movie on the library�s big screen. Bring your pillows and blankets to get comfy. The movie will be "Everyone�s Hero," rated G. Recommended for all ages. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

<cal1>Saturday/March 22

<cal2>Bollywood Dance. 4 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. The Ashburn Library will host a dance and fashion show of Indian Bollywood. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

Easter Egg Hunt. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Sterling United Methodist Church, 304 East Church Road, Sterling. A community Easter egg hunt and carnival. Rain or shine. Free admission. Call the church office at 703-430-6455 or visit www.sterlingumc.org.

Birding. 8 a.m., Blue Ridge Center, Harpers Ferry Road, Harpers Ferry. On the fourth Saturday of each month the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy leads a free bird walk at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship. 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.

Easter Egg Hunt. 2 p.m., Leesburg Animal Park, 19720 James Monroe Highway, Leesburg. Join the 14th annual Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter Bunny will be there for pictures and to award finders of Golden Eggs with special prizes. Visit www.LeesburgAnimalPark.com or call 703-433-0002.

Animal Signs. 1-2:30 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. All ages. Hike in search of animal signs and clues and the animals that left them. Cost: $4. Call to register, 571-258-3700.

<cal1>Sunday/March 23

<cal2>Easter Egg Hunt. 2 p.m., Leesburg Animal Park, 19720 James Monroe Highway, Leesburg. See March 22 listing for more information.

<cal1>Monday/March 24

<cal2>What Do Animals Eat for Lunch? 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 nature's foods. Cost: $10.50. Call 571-258-3700.

<cal1>Tuesday/March 25

<cal2>Salamander Hunt. 3:30-5 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 6-8. Search for salamanders and other creatures. Cost: $10.50. Call 571-258-3700.

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

Dinner and a Movie. 5 p.m., Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place. Potluck dinner followed by "The Quiet Man," starring John Wayne. $2 for popcorn and soda during the movie. Call 703-430-2397.

<cal1>Wednesday/March 26

<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.

Super Hero Party. 9:30-10:30 a.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.

<cal1>Thursday/March 27

<cal2>What Do Animals Eat for Lunch? 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 nature's foods. Cost: $10.50. Call 571-258-3700.

Silly Songs and Stories. 4 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Sterling. A "Silly Songs and Stories" celebration includes songs, stories and Dr. Seuss readings. Recommended for ages four and up. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

<cal1>Friday/March 28

<cal2>After Hours Teen Center. 7-10 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Middle-school can enjoy a gamer�s night. Visit www.lcpl.lib.va.us.

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: Terrific Tadpoles. Call 571-258-3700.

<cal1>Saturday/March 29

<cal2>War Encampment. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap, Sterling. All ages. Re-enactment of the 2nd Virginia Regiment Encampmet during the Revolutionary War. Cost: $3. Call 571-258-3700.

Bug Me. 10-11:30 a.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. Ages 3-7. Find out what makes a bug, a bug, sing songs, do crafts. Cost: $4. Call to register, 571-258-3700.

Sounds of Spring Twilight Hike and Campfire. 7-9 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. All ages. Search for night callers, hear stories and toast marshmallows. Cost: $5. Call to register, 571-258-3700.

<cal1>Monday/March 31

<cal2>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.

<cal1>Tuesday/April 1

<cal2>April Fool's Luncheon. 11 a.m., Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place. Silly hats, fake beards, oversized glasses and other unusual apparel encouraged. Includes prizes. Lunch donation requested, sign up with regular lunch sign up sheet. Call 703-430-2397.

<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.

<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.

<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.

<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.

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.

<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.

<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.

<cal1>Saturday/April 12

<cal2>Theater Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip see "Driving Miss Daisy" at the Wayside Theatre in Strasburg, Va. Cost: $51 members, $53 nonmembers, includes transportation, show, buffet lunch, tax and tip. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

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>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.

<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.

<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.

<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 and 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.

<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.

<cal1>Monday/April 28

<cal2>Zoo Trip. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace will take a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the Smithsonian National Zoological Park. Bring bag lunch or lunch on own. Cost: $8 members, $10 nonmembers, includes transportation with free admission. Extensive walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure/return times and locations.

<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.

<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>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>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>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>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.