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Loudoun Calendar April 8-15

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Thursday/April 9

Second Night Passover Seder Reading. Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation will hold a reading of the Haggadah and traditional Seder meal. $46/nonmember; $20/child. RSVP to socialvp@bcrcva.org.

Movies. 2 p.m. at Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road. Children can watch “Kung Fu Panda” and other movies. Free. Visit library.loudoun.gov for more.

Movies. 2 p.m. at Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St. Children can watch “Kung Fu Panda” and other movies. Free. Visit library.loudoun.gov for more.

Seminar. 7 p.m. at Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Enjoy a seminar on smart shopping. Register at library.loudoun.gov or 703-444-3228.

Grand Re-Opening. Luxe Home Interiors, 45591 Dulles Eastern Plaza with designer Joe Ruggiero. Starts at noon. Reservations required, 703-481-4490.

ADULT BOOK CLUB. 10 a.m., Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. The group will discuss Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen. Call 703-430-9500.

MIDDLE SCHOOL BOOK CLUB. 7 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. The Middle School Book Club will meet to discuss “Cupboards” by N.D. Wilson. Visit library.loudoun.gov.

Friday/April 10

AFTER HOURS TEEN CENTER. 7-10 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. “Draw Manga.” All teens attending the After Hours 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.

Movies. 2 p.m. at Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road. Children can watch “Kung Fu Panda” and other movies. Free. Visit library.loudoun.gov for more.

Movies. 2 p.m. at Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St. Children can watch “Kung Fu Panda” and other movies. Free. Visit library.loudoun.gov for more.

Saturday/April 11

Easter Event. Easter in Great Falls Plaza, 20789 Great Falls Plaza, Sterling. Join the merchants of Great Falls Plaza for a fun-filled family/pets event from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information call 571-434-0250 or visit www.amccascades.com.

Story Time. 2 p.m. at Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. Children ages 6-10 can explore the world of caterpillars and bugs. Free. Visit library.loudoun.gov to register.

Flea Market. 8 a.m.-noon at Ruritan Club, 183 Ruritan Road. Enjoy meeting Rudy Bear and having Easter eggs handed out. 703-444-6039.

Ashburn Classics. 10:30 a.m. at Mills Recreation Center. Hear guest speaker Judith Hines. Free.

Concert. 8 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Loudoun. Joe Jencks performs. $12/person. Visit www.shenandoahacoustics.com for more.

Open House. 10 a.m. at Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road. Lanesville House will be open for tours. Free. 571-258-3700.

Monday/April 13

Frogs and Tadpoles. 9:30 a.m. at Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road. Children 3-6 can search for these animals. $10.50/child. 571-258-3700.

Tuesday/April 14

MAD SCIENTISTS’ CLUB. 7 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Children ages 9-11 can explore science topics through recreational activities. Theme is “Pollution Solutions and the Recycling Process.” Registration required; call 703-737-8100 or visit library.loudoun.gov to register.

Toastmasters International. 7:15 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Conquer your fear of public speaking in a safe environment. Open to ages 18+. For more information visit http://cascades.freetoasthost.info or e-mail cascadestm@yahoo.com.

Author Story Time. 7 p.m. at Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place. Meet Lauren Lette. For children ages 2 and up. Free. Visit library.loudoun.gov for more.

Open House. 5:30 p.m. at Ashburn Children’s Center, 20424 Ashburn Village Blvd. Free. 703-729-9100.

Wednesday/April 15

Flashback Features. Noon and 7 p.m. at Regal Fox 16, 22875 Brambleton Plaza, Ashburn. $5. 703-957-1027 for details.

Birds in Migration. 8:30 a.m. at Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road. Ages 18 and up can walk through the park. $4/person. 571-258-3700 to register.

AFTER SCHOOL BOOK BREAK. 4 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. For children ages 6-8. Read books by the author of the month with fun activities. April: Judy Moody Series by Megan McDonald. 703-444-3228.

Thursday/April 16

Book Discussion. 7 p.m. at Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road. Discuss “Bell Prater’s Boy” by Ruth White. Children ages 9-12. Register at library.loudoun.gov.

Frogs and Tadpoles. 12:30 p.m. at Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road. Children 3-6 can search for these animals. $10.50/child. 571-258-3700.

ORIGAMI BOOK CLUB. 4 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. For children ages 8 and up. Discuss the book with origami activities. “The Prince and the Pauper” by Mark Twain. Register online at http://library.loudoun.gov or call 703-444-3228.

KIDS EXPLORE BOOK CLUB. 4 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Ages 6-8. Registration begins two weeks before the program. Selection: “Waiting for Wings” by Lois Ehlert. Register by phone 703-737-8100 or online at http://library.loudoun.gov.

Friday/April 17

AFTER HOURS TEEN CENTER. 7-10 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. “Sculpture with Mixed Media.” All teens attending the After Hours 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.

Musical Comedy. 8 p.m. at Sterling Middle School, 201 W. Holly Ave. Watch “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.” $12/person. Visit www.sterlingplaymakers.com or 703-437-6117.

Saturday/April 18

Parenting Course. 9 a.m.-noon at The Birthing Inn at Inova Loudoun Hospital. Parents can learn effective strategies and discipline for children ages 2 through 12. $55/couple. Register at www.thebirthinginn.org or 703-858-6360.

Musical Comedy. 8 p.m. at Sterling Middle School, 201 W. Holly Ave. Watch “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.” $12/person. Visit www.sterlingplaymakers.com or 703-437-6117.

Arbor Day Celebration. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Oatlands. Enjoy a parade, award ceremony, activities, exhibits and more. 703-777-2075.

Book Swap. 10 a.m.-noon at Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling. Recycle adult and children’s books, especially those for ages 6-14. Free. 571-258-3500.

Earth Day Action. 8 a.m.-noon at Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestals Gap Road, Sterling. All ages can clean up trails and more. Register at 571-258-3700.

Mambo Combo Concert. All ages can enjoy music at 2 p.m. at Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. Free. 703-430-9500.

Dulles South Fun House. 11 a.m. at Dulles South Multipurpose Center, 24950 Riding Center Drive, South Riding. $5/person. Enjoy giant fun houses and more. 571-258-3456.

Performance. 7 p.m. at Franklin Park Performing Center. Loudoun’s One Horse Town band will perform. $20/advance or $24/door. Visit www.goosecreekmusic.com or 540-338-7973 for tickets.

Sterling Boulevard Cleanup. 9 a.m. to noon. at Park View Recycling Center, 400 W Laurel Ave.) to receive orange bags, safety vests, and instructions. Bring gloves. 703-406-7749 or visit www.sterlingfoundation.org.

Acting Workshop and Performance. 1 p.m. at Ashburn Library. See a performance of “Romeo & Juliet.” Workshop for teens only. Registration required, library.loudoun.gov.

Teen Musicians. 7 p.m. at Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place. Teen Battle of the Bands. Must be age 12-18 to participate. Visit library.loudoun.gov for more.

Storyteller and Author. 11 a.m. at Sterling Library. Donna Washington will read. All ages. Free. Visit library.loudoun.gov for more.

Mambo Combo Concert. All ages can enjoy music at 2 p.m. at Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. Free. 703-430-9500.

Sunday/April 19

Musical Comedy. 2 p.m. at Sterling Middle School, 201 W. Holly Ave. Watch “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.” $12/person. Visit www.sterlingplaymakers.com or 703-437-6117.

Music Concert. 3 p.m. at Franklin Park Performing Center. Hear the Loudoun Symphony Chamber Players. $12/door for adults; $10/door for senior. Advance purchase discount. Visit www.loudounsymphony.org or 703-771-8287.

Performance. 6:15 p.m. at Our Savior’s Way Lutheran Church, 43115 Waxpool Road, Ashburn. Master Singers of Virginia perform. $15/adult; $12/student, senior in advance or $17/adult; $14/student, senior at door. Visit www.msva.org or 703-655-7809 for more information.

Dog Day. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at NVCC Loudoun Campus, 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Highway, Sterling. Activities include microchipping, vaccinations, washing and more. Prices vary for activities.

Monday/April 20

Early Literacy. 7 p.m. at Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road. Learn how to teach pre-reading skills to children ages 2-3. Registration at library.loudoun.gov or 703-737-8100.

Puppet Show. 4:15 p.m. at Cascades library, 21030 Whitfield Place. See a double-feature of puppets. All ages. Visit library.loudoun.gov for more.

Tuesday/April 21

Documentary Films. 7 p.m. at Cascades Library. Watch Holocaust Remembrance Day films. Free. Visit library.loudoun.gov for more.

Poetry. 4 p.m. at Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road. Children 8-11 enjoy poetry mad libs. Free. Visit library.loudoun.gov for more.

Relay For Life Team. American Cancer Society's Eastern Loudoun “Relay For Life” team - Stand By Me fund-raiser at Mimi’s Café in Sterling, from 6- 8 p.m. Mimi’s will donate 10 percent of the proceeds to the American Cancer Society. To download the flyer visit www.raymondmueller.com

TWEEN BOOK CLUB. 4 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. Recommended for ages 8-11. “Hate That Cat” by Sharon Creech. Register online at http://library.loudoun.gov or call 703-444-3228.

ADULT BOOK CLUB. 10 a.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. The group will discuss “The Third Angel” by Alice Hoffman. Call 703-737-8100.

Wednesday/April 22

Flashback Features. Noon and 7 p.m. at Regal Fox 16, 22875 Brambleton Plaza, Ashburn. $5. 703-957-1027 for details.

Crafts. 4 p.m. at Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place. Children 6-10 can make crafts from nature. Free. Register at library.loudoun.gov or 703-444-3228.

Film Series. 6:30 p.m. at Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road. Watch International movies from India, Argentina and France. Free.

AFTER SCHOOL BOOK BREAK. 4 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. For children ages 6-8. Read books by the author of the month with fun activities. April: Judy Moody Series by Megan McDonald. 703-444-3228.

Thursday/April 23

Theater Performance. Freedom High School, 25450 Riding Center Drive, South Riding, presents “And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the Word of Anne Frank” at 7:30 p.m. $7/person. 703-957-4305.

GUYS READ. 7 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Ages 8 and up. Registration begins four weeks before the program. Selection: “Guinness World Records.” Register by phone 703-737-8100 or online at http://library.loudoun.gov.

JUNIE B. JONES BOOK CLUB. 7 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Ages 6-9. Registration begins two weeks before the program. Selection: “Junie B., First Grader: Cheater Pants” by Barbara Parks. Register by phone 703-737-8100 or online at http://library.loudoun.gov.

Friday/April 24

AFTER HOURS TEEN CENTER. 7-10 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. “Dance to the DJ’s Tunes.” All teens attending the After Hours 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.

Musical Comedy. 8 p.m. at Sterling Middle School, 201 W. Holly Ave. Watch “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.” $12/person. Visit www.sterlingplaymakers.com or 703-437-6117.

Dance Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Stone Bridge High School, 43100 Hay Road. $10/adult; $5/student, senior. Benefits Teri and Shari Malone Foundation. 703-771-3200.

Theater Performance. Freedom High School, 25450 Riding Center Drive, South Riding, presents “And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the Word of Anne Frank” at 7:30 p.m. $7/person. 703-957-4305.

Saturday/April 25

Musical Comedy. 8 p.m. at Sterling Middle School, 201 W. Holly Ave. Watch “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.” $12/person. Visit www.sterlingplaymakers.com or 703-437-6117.

Oatlands Spring Gala. 6:30 p.m. at Oatlands. $200/person. Enjoy dinner, dancing, raffles, auctions and more. Visit www.oatlands.org for more.

Dance Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Stone Bridge High School, 43100 Hay Road. $10/adult; $5/student, senior. Benefits Teri and Shari Malone Foundation. 703-771-3200.

Theater Performance. Freedom High School, 25450 Riding Center Drive, South Riding, presents “And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the Word of Anne Frank” at 7:30 p.m. $7/person. 703-957-4305.

Rocknoceros Concert. 10:45 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 201 E. Frederick Drive, Sterling. Suggested donation of $5/family. Visit www.stmatthewssterling.org or 703-430-2121.

Music Performance. 7:30 p.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 43600 Russell Branch Parkway, Ashburn. The Loudoun Chorale performs. $10/adult; $8/senior; $5/youth. Visit www.loudounchorale.org for more.

CONSIGNMENT SALE. 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Sanders Corner Elementary, 43100 Ashburn Farm Parkway, Ashburn. The CFC Mothers of Preschoolers will hold a consignment sale. Seller registration is available March 1-April 11. Visit www.cfcmops.com.

Sunday/April 26

Paws to Read. 2 p.m. at Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road. Children, dogs and books come together. Register a child to read to a certified therapy dog. 703-737-8100.

Musical Comedy. 2 p.m. at Sterling Middle School, 201 W. Holly Ave. Watch “The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.” $12/person. Visit www.sterlingplaymakers.com or 703-437-6117.

Earth Day. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm, 4292- Broadlands Blvd., Broadlands. Enjoy barbecue, music, animal demonstrations and more. Visit www.earthdayatloudoun.org for more.

Music Performance. 4 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 605 W. Market St., Leesburg. The Loudoun Chorale performs. $10/adult; $8/senior; $5/youth. Visit www.loudounchorale.org for more.

Monday/April 27

Documentary Films. 7 p.m. at Ashburn Library. Watch Holocaust Remembrance Day films. Free. Visit library.loudoun.gov for more.

Tuesday/April 28

GIRLS BOOK CLUB. 4 and 7 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. American Girls book club for ages 7-11. Registration begins two weeks before the program. Selection: “American Girl: Kit.” Register by phone 703-737-8100 or online at http://library.loudoun.gov.