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Calendar, Nov. 19-25

Wednesday/Nov. 19

<cal2>SENIORS MOVIE. 1:30 p.m., Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. See "Get Smart," starring Steve Carell, Alan Arkin and Anne Hathaway, rated PG-13, running time 110 minutes. Cost: $2 includes popcorn and soda. 703-430-2397.

<cal1>Thursday/Nov. 20

<cal2>TWILIGHT PARTY. 7 p.m., Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. Teens, come to the library to celebrate the release of the movie "Twilight." Register online at library.loudoun.gov or call 703-430-9500.

BILINGUAL STORY TIME. 4 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Bilingual story telling in English and Spanish for children ages 2-6. Visit loudoun.library.gov.

MIGRATION OR HIBERNATION-You Choose. 9:30-11 a.m. or 12:30-2 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road, Sterling. Children ages 3-6 can explore how animals survive through migration and hibernation. Cost: $10.50 per child. Call 571-258-3700.

<cal1>Friday/Nov. 21

<cal2>TEEN CENTER. 7-10 p.m., After-Hours Teen Center, Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Features anime night, come in costume. All teens attending the teen center must have a permission slip, signed by a parent or guardian, on file. Download the permission slip at http://library.loudoun.gov go to Teen Scene, Events, Hanging Out Rocks. For middle-schoolers.

TODDLER ONE AND TWO. 11 a.m., Rust Library, 34D Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. Stories, rhymes and movement for ages 12-24 months with a parent or caregiver. Sign up online at library.loudoun.gov or phone 703-777-0323.

NATURE EXPLORERS. 10-11 a.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road, Sterling. Discover the outdoors by looking for tracks, listening for birdcalls and exploring the park while focusing on turkeys. Ages 3-5; cost: $7 per child. Call 571-258-3700.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 22

<cal2>BOOK SIGNING. 12-4 p.m., Border’s Express, 21100 Dulles Town Circle, Dulles. Susan Crites, author of "I Love You More Than Rainbows," will be at Border’s signing books. Visit www.susancrites.com.

5K RACE. 9 a.m., Ida Lee Park, 60 Ida Lee Drive N.W., Leesburg. Freeze Your Gizzard 5K Cross Country Race and 1-Mile Fun Run. Entry fee for preregistration is $20 for the 5K, $10 for the fun run and two cans of food. Day-of-event registration begins at 7 a.m., cost $25 for the 5K and $15 for the fun run plus two cans of food. Form available at www.runwashington.com.

POCAHONTAS. 2 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Examine reproduction artifacts and learn about the myths and truths associated with Pocahontas. Ages 6 and up. Free. Call 703-737-8100.

STORYTELLING. 2 p.m., County Extension Office, 30B Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. Dressed in traditional native clothing, Joseph Stands With Many will present traditional and interactive Cherokee stories, singing, drumming and dancing. All ages. Visit library.loudoun.gov.

ANTIQUE SALE. 11 a.m., Good Shepherd Alliance Thrift Store, 20921 Davenport Drive, Suite 113, Sterling. Antiques and collectibles including vintage toys, Christmas ornaments, jewelry, sports cards and more are on sale. Call the thrift store at 703-444-5956 or 703-887-7397.

<cal1>Sunday/Nov. 23

<cal2>FILM SERIES. 2 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Watch the documentary "Maid in America," followed by a scholar-led discussion. 703-444-3228.

APARTHEID DISCUSSION. 1 p.m., Unitarian Universalists of Sterling, 22135 Davis Drive, Sterling. As part of a national speaking tour, Palestinian Diana Buttu and South African Rev. Eddie Makue will discuss what they see as apartheid-like structures imposed by Israel on Palestinians in the occupied territories. All are welcome. Call 703-406-3068.

<cal1>Monday/Nov. 24

<cal2>STORY TIME. 4:30 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. One-on-one reading time for children as they buddy up with teen volunteers who will read picture books to them. Recommended for ages 3-6. Visit http://library.loudoun.gov.

<cal1>Tuesday/Nov. 25

<cal2>STORY TIME. 4:30 p.m., Rust Library, 34D Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. One-on-one reading time for children as they buddy up with teen volunteers who will read picture books to them. Recommended for ages 3-6. Visit http://library.loudoun.gov.

<cal1>Wednesday/Nov. 26

<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.

SENIOR JEOPARDY. 11 a.m., Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Includes prizes, open to all seniors. 703-430-2397.

<cal1>Thursday/Nov. 27

<cal2>FUN RUN/WALK. 8:15 a.m., Crossroads United Methodist Church, 43454 Crossroads Drive, Ashburn. Participate in a 10K, 5K or 2K run/walk to support an orphanage/school in Uganda. Cost: $30 for the 10K, $25 for the 5K, $15 for the 2K. Register at www.active.com or www.ecrossroadsumc.org.

<cal1>Sunday/Nov. 30

<cal2>BOOK SIGNING. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Border’s, 21031 Triple Seven Road, Sterling. Susan Cites, author of "I Love You More Than Rainbows," will be signing books and telling children’s stories. Visit www.susancrites.com.

<cal1>Monday/Dec. 1

<cal2>STORY TIME. 4:30 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. One-on-one reading time for children as they buddy up with teen volunteers who will read picture books to them. Recommended for ages 3-6. Visit http://library.loudoun.gov.

JAN BRETT. 7 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Celebrate the birthday of author and illustrator Jan Brett with stories, activities and a craft. Children ages 5-8. Register at http://library.loudoun.gov or 703-737-8100.

<cal1>Tuesday/Dec. 2

<cal2>RAGTIME TO Rock n’ Roll. 4:30 p.m., Loudoun County Extension Office, 30B Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. Barbara Martin introduces children to different music including folk, old time, blues and jazz in this interactive program. All ages. Visit library.loudoun.gov.

TUESDAY TALKS. 7 p.m., Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center Library, 17690 Old Waterford Road, Leesburg. Dr. Jennifer Brown, clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine and surgery presents Emergency Care for Equine Wounds and Lacerations. Free. Advance registration is required; e-mail Amy Troppmann at atroppmann@vt.edu or call 703-771-6843.

<cal1>Friday/Dec. 5

<cal2>TEEN CENTER. 7-10 p.m., After-Hours Teen Center, Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Features winter wonderland dance. All teens attending the teen center must have a permission slip, signed by a parent or guardian, on file. Download the permission slip at http://library.loudoun.gov go to Teen Scene, Events, Hanging Out Rocks. For middle-schoolers.

TODDLER ONE AND TWO. 11 a.m., Rust Library, 34D Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. Stories, rhymes and movement for ages 12-24 months with a parent or caregiver. Sign up online at library.loudoun.gov or phone 703-777-0323.

<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.

COOKIE WALK. 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Sterling United Methodist Church, 304 E. Church Road, Sterling. The Sterling United Methodist Women are holding a cookie walk to benefit local missions. Purchase a container, $5 small; $10 large, then fill it up with cookies. Call 703-430-6455 or visit www.sterlingumc.org.

<cal1>Monday/Dec. 8

<cal2>STORY TIME. 4:30 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. One-on-one reading time for children as they buddy up with teen volunteers who will read picture books to them. Recommended for ages 3-6. Visit http://library.loudoun.gov.

<cal1>Thursday/Dec. 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/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.

TEEN CENTER. 7-10 p.m., After-Hours Teen Center, Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Features winter wonderland dance. All teens attending the teen center must have a permission slip, signed by a parent or guardian, on file. Download the permission slip at http://library.loudoun.gov go to Teen Scene, Events, Hanging Out Rocks. For high-schoolers.

WHITE HOUSE TOUR. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, will take a trip to Washington, D.C., to tour the White House and visitor’s center. Lunch on own at Ronald Reagan International Trade Center food court. Completed security form and photo identification required. Cost: $9 for members, $11 for nonmembers, includes transportation with free tour. Extensive walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure and return times and locations.

TODDLER ONE AND TWO. 11 a.m., Rust Library, 34D Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. Stories, rhymes and movement for ages 12-24 months with a parent or caregiver. Sign up online at library.loudoun.gov or phone 703-777-0323.

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT. 6-9 p.m., Sterling United Methodist Church, 304 E. Church Road, Sterling. Potty-trained children 3-grade five take part in arts and crafts, cookie decorating and watch a movie. Cost: $15 per one child; $10 each additional child. Call 703-430-6455 or visit www.sterlingumc.org.

<cal1>Monday/Dec. 15

<cal2>STORY TIME. 4:30 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. One-on-one reading time for children as they buddy up with teen volunteers who will read picture books to them. Recommended for ages 3-6. Visit http://library.loudoun.gov.

<cal1>Tuesday/Dec. 16

<cal2>STORY TIME. 4:30 p.m., Rust Library, 34D Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. One-on-one reading time for children as they buddy up with teen volunteers who will read picture books to them. Recommended for ages 3-6. Visit http://library.loudoun.gov.

WHITE HOUSE TOUR. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, will take a trip to Washington, D.C., to tour the White House and visitor’s center. See Dec. 12 item for details.

<cal1>Thursday/Dec. 18

<cal2>BILINGUAL STORY TIME. 4 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Bilingual story telling in English and Spanish for children ages 2-6. Visit loudoun.library.gov.

<cal1>Friday/Dec. 19

<cal2>TEEN CENTER. 7-10 p.m., After-Hours Teen Center, Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Features holiday fabric night. All teens attending the teen center must have a permission slip, signed by a parent or guardian, on file. Download the permission slip at http://library.loudoun.gov go to Teen Scene, Events, Hanging Out Rocks. For middle-schoolers.

<cal1>Saturday/Dec. 20

<cal2>N.Y.C. BUS TRIP. 6:30 a.m., Loudoun Commuter Bus Lot, 110 Catoctin Circle S.E., Leesburg. Travel by luxury motor coach to New York City. Cost: $60 per person; under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Call 703-771-5913 to register.

<cal1>Monday/Dec. 22

<cal2>STORY TIME. 4:30 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. One-on-one reading time for children as they buddy up with teen volunteers who will read picture books to them. Recommended for ages 3-6. Visit http://library.loudoun.gov.

<cal1>Monday/Dec. 29

<cal2>STORY TIME. 4:30 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. One-on-one reading time for children as they buddy up with teen volunteers who will read picture books to them. Recommended for ages 3-6. Visit http://library.loudoun.gov.

<cal1>Tuesday/Dec. 30

<cal2>STORY TIME. 4:30 p.m., Rust Library, 34D Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. One-on-one reading time for children as they buddy up with teen volunteers who will read picture books to them. Recommended for ages 3-6. Visit http://library.loudoun.gov.

<cal1>Wednesday/Jan. 7

<cal2>MUSEUMS TRIP. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, will take a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit various Smithsonian museums. Lunch on own. Cost: $9 for members, $11 for nonmembers, includes transportation with free admission. Extensive walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure and return times and locations.

<cal1>Thursday/Jan. 8

<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>Thursday/Jan. 22

<cal2>THEATER TRIP. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, will take a trip to Baltimore, Md., to Toby's Dinner Theatre for the production of "Sophisticated Ladies." Cost: $61 for members, $63 for nonmembers, includes transportation, show, buffet lunch and tip. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure and return times and locations.

<cal1>Sunday/Jan. 25

<cal2>THEATER TRIP. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, will take a trip to Columbia, Md., to Toby's Dinner Theatre for the production of "Mid-life, The Crisis Musical." Cost: $59 for members, $61 for nonmembers, includes transportation, show, buffet lunch and tip. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure and return times and locations.

<cal1>Monday/Jan. 26

<cal2>MUSEUMS TRIP. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, will take a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the Smithsonian American Art/Portrait Gallery Museum or the Spy Museum. Lunch on own. Cost: $9 for members, $11 for nonmembers, includes transportation with free admission to the art museum; additional $15 admission at Spy Museum. Extensive walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure and return times and locations.

<cal1>Wednesday/Jan. 28

<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>Thursday/Feb. 12

<cal2>THEATER TRIP. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, will take a trip to Baltimore, Md., to Toby's Dinner Theatre for the production of "Sophisticated Ladies." Cost: $61 for members, $63 for nonmembers, includes transportation, show, buffet lunch and tip. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure and return times and locations.

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>Saturday/Feb. 14

<cal2>THEATER TRIP. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, will take a trip to Strasburg, to Wayside Theatre for the production of "Lies & Legends-The Musical Stories of Harry Chapin." Cost: $56 for members, $58 for nonmembers, includes transportation, show, buffet lunch at Hotel Strasburg and tip. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure and return times and locations.

<cal1>Thursday/Feb. 19

<cal2>MUSEUM TRIP. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, will take a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the Newseum. Lunch on own. Cost: $25 for members, $27 for nonmembers, includes transportation and admission. Extensive walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure and return times and locations.

<cal1>Monday/Feb. 23

<cal2>MUSEUMS TRIP. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, will take a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit various Smithsonian museums. Lunch on own. Cost: $9 for members, $11 for nonmembers, includes transportation with free admission. Extensive walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure and return times and locations.

<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 25

<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>Wednesday/March 4

<cal2>THEATER TRIP. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, will take a trip to Olney, Md., to Olney Theatre for the production of "Is He Dead?" Cost: $50 for members, $52 for nonmembers, includes transportation and show; lunch on own at a local restaurant. Minimum walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure and return times and locations.