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Loudoun Calendar March 19-25

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Thursday/March 19

Author Reading. 9 a.m. at The Goddard School, 45091 Research Place. Jennifer Colon will read her new book “Zipadee Zebra and the Lost Jewels.” Free. Visit www.goddardschool.com for more.

Friday/March 20

AFTER HOURS TEEN CENTER. 7-10 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. “Gamers’ Night.” 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.

TEEN NIGHT. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Claude Moore Recreation Center, 46105 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling. Ages 11-14. Teen Night is a weekly, supervised recreational program for middle-school students. Admission covers planned activities, pizza and drinks. Required paperwork can be downloaded from www.loudoun.gov/prcs. Parents must sign for teens upon arrival and departure. Call 571-258-3600 or e-mail sharon.kilpatrick@loudoun.gov. Cost: $5.

Theater Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Broad Run High School, 21670 Ashburn Road. Watch “The Fantasticks.” $10/adult. 571-252-2305 for tickets.

MOMS Club. 10:30 a.m. at Cascades Library. Enjoy a toddler yoga class demo and more. Free. Visit www.geocities.com/sterlingmomsclub for more.

Saturday/March 21

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

Theater Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Broad Run High School, 21670 Ashburn Road. Watch “The Fantasticks.” $10/adult. 571-252-2305 for tickets.

Casino Royale Night & Silent Auction. 7:30-11 p.m. at Dulles Airport Marriott Hotel. Cocktail attire. $49/person. Visit www.BWHScasinonight.com for more.

Author Reading. 5 p.m. at the GW Virginia Campus, 44983 Knoll Square, Ashburn. Edward P. Jones will read from “The Known World.” RSVP to 703-726-3650.

Sunday/March 22

BLUEGRASS JAM. 2:30-4:30 p.m., Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum, 21668 Heritage Farm Lane, Sterling. Join musicians from the region in an afternoon of music. Refreshments provided. Cost: $5 adults, $4 senior, $3 child age 2-12, free for those who bring a musical instrument. Call 571-258-3800 or visit www.heritagefarmmuseum.org.

Theater Performance. 2 p.m. at Broad Run High School, 21670 Ashburn Road. Watch “The Fantasticks.” $10/adult. 571-252-2305 for tickets.

Tuesday/March 24

SENIOR TRIP. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, will take a trip Washington, D.C., to visit the Smithsonian museums. Drop-offs and pick-ups at the American History, Natural History, Gallery of Art, American Indian, Air and Space and African Art/Freer/Hirshhorn/Sakler museums. Lunch on own. Cost: $9 for members, $11 for nonmembers, includes transportation and free admission. Extensive walking. Call 703-430-2397 for departure and return times and locations.

WOOLGATGHERING. 6 p.m., Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. Bring needles and yarn. All levels are welcome. In March, the group will make socks. Ages 12 and up. Visit library.loudun.gov.

DR. SEUSS’ BIRTHDAY. 4 p.m., Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ 104th birthday with books, songs and more. For ages 6-11. Visit library.loudoun.gov.

RHYTHM, RHYME AND TUNE TIME. 11:15 a.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Sing, chant, play instruments and move creatively while exploring the sounds, rhythms and patterns that make up our language. Session runs Mondays, March 2-April 6. Recommended for ages 0-4 with a parent or caregiver. Registration, by lottery, is open from Feb. 17-22. Call 703-737-8100.

Diabetes Alert Day. Inova Diabetes Center at Inova Loudoun Hospital can learn how to stay safe with diabetes by visiting the center. Visit www.diabetes.org/alert or 703-858-6358.

Wednesday/March 25

SENIOR TRIP. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, will take a trip Gettysburg, Pa., to visit the Gettysburg Museum and tour the David Wills House, includes the film, “A New Birth of Freedom” followed by the “Battle of Gettysburg” cyclorama. Lunch on own. Cost: $24 for members, $26 for nonmembers, includes transportation, film/cyclorama, museum and tour. Extensive 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.

Thursday/March 26

Theater Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Broad Run High School, 21670 Ashburn Road. Watch “The Fantasticks.” $10/adult. 571-252-2305 for tickets.

Friday/March 27

SENIOR TRIP. The Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, will take a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the Washington Navy Yard Museum. Lunch on own. Cost: $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers, includes transportation and free admission. Extensive walking. Photo identification required. Call 703-430-2397 for departure and return times and locations.

AFTER HOURS TEEN CENTER. 7-10 p.m., Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls. “Gamers’ Night.” 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.

TEEN NIGHT. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Claude Moore Recreation Center, 46105 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling. Ages 11-14. Teen Night is a weekly, supervised recreational program for middle-school students. Admission covers planned activities, pizza and drinks. Required paperwork can be downloaded from www.loudoun.gov/prcs. Parents must sign for teens upon arrival and departure. Call 571-258-3600 or e-mail sharon.kilpatrick@loudoun.gov. Cost: $5.

POTOMAC JAZZ. 7-10 p.m., Sala Thai, 44640 Waxpool Road, Ashburn. The PJP Duo with Brian Litz on guitar will perform live. Call 703-966-9677.

Theater Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Broad Run High School, 21670 Ashburn Road. Watch “The Fantasticks.” $10/adult. 571-252-2305 for tickets.

Author Talk. 7:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 270, 1355 Balls Hill Road, McLean. Frans Stiene will discuss the book. Free. 703-648-1866.

Saturday/March 28

WAR OF 1812. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Road, Sterling. Join a recruiting party of the 12th United States Infantry Regiment at the Lanesville House, enlisting civilians to join the army during the War of 1812. The house will be utilized as an "ordinary" and post office as it did in the early 1800s and re-enactors will demonstrate military and civilian life. Cost: $3 person. Call 571-258-3700 or visit www,12thinfantry.org.

PROM WISHES. 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Courtyard Marriott Dulles Town Center, 45500 Majestic Drive, Dulles. The Junior Woman's Club of Loudoun is hosting “Prom Wishes,” where all local girls can be outfitted for prom free of charge. Visit www.jwcl.org or e-mail promwishes@jwcl.org.

CHILD CARE AND RESOURCE FAIR. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Ida Lee Park Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Drive, Leesburg. This annual event focuses on helping parents find quality child care and family resources in the community. Call the Loudoun Child Care Network at 703-771-5836, the Virginia Cooperative Extension at 703-777-0373 or visit www.loudoun.gov/childcarefair.

Theater Performance. 7:30 p.m. at Broad Run High School, 21670 Ashburn Road. Watch “The Fantasticks.” $10/adult. 571-252-2305 for tickets.

Music. 2 p.m. at Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road. Hear Maddy O’Neill-Dean combine songs, instrument and more for children up to age 5. Free. 703-737-8100 to register.

Fun Events. 9 a.m. at Brambleton development. Enjoy a 2-mile walk. Children can then enjoy moonbounce and more. $10/person and $15/family. Pre-registration at stepsistersminiwalk@gmail.com.

Sunday/March 29

Theater Performance. 2 p.m. at Broad Run High School, 21670 Ashburn Road. Watch “The Fantasticks.” $10/adult. 571-252-2305 for tickets.

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.

Tuesday/March 31

Spring Lullaby Concert. 7 p.m. at Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place. Children ages 2-6 can enjoy stories accompanied by flute. Visit http://library.loudoun.gov for more.

Wednesday/April 1

Park View Spirit Night. Portion of proceeds at Sterling/Cascades Outback will benefit Park View PTA. See a Park View student for a coupon or pick one up at PVHS.

Friday/April 3

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.

Lecture. 7 p.m. at Loudoun Museum, 16 Loudoun St., S.W. Author Fred Johnson will discuss Loudoun case furniture. $5/nonmember; free for member. 703-777-7427 for reservations.

Meeting. 10:15 a.m. at Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road. La Leche League of Ashburn will discuss “The Art of Breastfeeding and Avoiding Difficulties.” Free. 703-753-3214.

Saturday/April 4

VIDEO STORY TIME. 2 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Story time matinee for 3-6 year olds with stories, songs, a video storybook and a craft. Visit library.loudoun.gov.

Easter Walk and Easter Egg Hunt. 10 a.m.-noon at Galilee United Methodist Church, 45425 Winding Road. Toddlers through 5th grade can enjoy activities and more. Free. Visit www.GalileeUMC.org or 703-430-2203.

Wednesday/April 8

BUNNY BONANZA. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Heritage Farm Museum, 21668 Heritage Farm Lane, Sterling. Learn about responsible pet ownership from the members of local animal organizations. Live animals, hands-on activities and demonstrations. Free with paid Museum admission. Call 571-258-3800 or visit www.heritagefarmmuseum.org.

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.