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Posted: Friday, February 1, 2013 9:00 am

Friday, Feb. 1

First Friday With Friends: Seniors

10 a.m.-noon, Ashburn Library. Contact: 703-737-8100

Senior members of the community are invited to bring games, activities or ideas for discussion with others.

MOMSnext

11:45 a.m.-2 p.m., Leesburg Community Church, 835 Lee Ave., Leesburg. Contact: kimkrein@yahoo.com, www.leesburgcc.org

Meet and network with area moms. Meetings take place on the first and third Friday of each month from September through May. Limited childcare available for children age 4 and older.

Morven Park Winter Open House

Noon-4 p.m., Westmoreland-Davis Mansion House, Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. Contact: 703-777-2414

Enjoy tours of the new visitor reception and comfort areas in the mansion house, plus displays of paintings that have been out of the public eye for decades. Guests will receive 10 percent off all gift shop items and be entered into a contest to win free annual passes for mansion tours.

Photography Reception

6-9 p.m., Photoworks, 2A Loudoun Street SW, Leesburg. Contact: 703-777-4002, www.photowork.net

Photography by Loudoun County native Luke Greer will be featured. The exhibit includes original photographs and Civil War-era images that have been restored. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, Feb. 2

Leesburg Optimist Club Meeting

8 a.m., Deli South, 38 Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. Contact: Ken Franklin, 703-669-2612, leesburgoptimists@comcast.net, www.leesburg-optimist-club.org

The community service organization meets on the first and third Saturday of each month. Free and open to the public.

Inova Safe Sitter Classes

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Inova Loudoun Hospital Lansdowne Campus, 44045 Riverside Pkwy., Leesburg. Contact: 571-308-5794, www.inova.org/ilh

Girls and boys ages 11-13 are eligible for the classes, which include hands-on practice in basic lifesaving techniques; essential safety precautions; tips for interacting with children; and business management skills. $75/student includes all materials and snacks during the day. Registration required. Classes continue on the first Saturday of each month.

Bingo

8:45 a.m., American Legion Post 293, 112 N. 21st St., Purcellville. Contact: 540-338-0910, www.alpost293.web.officelive.com

Saturday games begin at 10 a.m.; Friday Bingo games begin at 7 p.m. Cash prizes awarded. Games continue on the second and fourth Friday and the first and third Saturday of each month. Proceeds support American Legion activities—open to the public.

Leesburg Speakeasies Toastmasters Club Meeting

10:15 a.m., lower level of Leesburg Town Hall, 25 W. Market St. Contact: http://1889.toastmastersclubs.org

Practice public speaking skills with others. Meetings held on the first and third Saturday of each month.

Hip-Hop Workshop: Teens

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Rust Library, Leesburg; 3-5 p.m., Ashburn Library. Contact: 703-777-0323, 703-737-8100, http://library.loudoun.gov

Learn hip-hop dance techniques with choreographer Ayisha Upchurch.

Leaders Of Leesburg Toastmasters

11 a.m., Leesburg Executive Airport, third floor meeting room, 1001 Sycolin Road SE, Leesburg. Contact: Mo Hamilton, 703-596-6929

Practice public speaking skills with others. Meetings continue on the first and third Saturday of each month.

Super Bowl Food & Wine Pairing at 868 Estate Vineyards

Noon-6 p.m., 868 Estate Vineyards, 14001 Harpers Ferry Road, Purcellville. Contact: 540-668-7008, www.868estatevineyards.com

Chef Authour Clark re-imagines his favorite Super Bowl snacks, gourmet style. Each of the five snacks will pair with wines from 868 Estate Vineyards, served in a souvenir glass. $20/person inclusive.

Morven Park Winter Open House

Noon-4 p.m.—See Feb. 1 listing.

Photography Reception

Noon-4 p.m.—See Feb. 1 listing.

Singles Movie Night

6 p.m., Christian Fellowship Church, room 224, 21673 Beaumeade Cir, Ashburn. Contact: singleadults@cfellowshipc.org

Singles ages 30 and older are invited to attend a screening of the film Groundhog Day. Attendees are asked to bring a movie snack to share—drinks will be provided.

Sunday, Feb. 3

AVFRD Pancake Breakfast

8 a.m.-noon, Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department, 20688 Ashburn Road. Contact: 703-729-0006, www.ashburnfirerescue.org

Everyone is invited to visit with friends and enjoy a delicious meal. Breakfasts will be held on the first Sunday of each month. $6/adults, $5/seniors, $4/children ages 3-8, free to children ages 3 and younger.

Super Bowl Food & Wine Pairing at 868 Estate Vineyards

Noon-6 p.m.—See Feb. 2 listing.

Film Screening

2:30 p.m., Rust Library, Leesburg. Contact: 703-608-8705

Loudoun Veg and Compassion for Animals host a screening of the film Forks Over Knives. Free and open to the public.

Encounter & Praise Worship

6 p.m., Arcola Church, 24757 Evergreen Mills Road, Dulles. Contact: 703-661-5660, www.arcolachurch.org

The contemporary worship service includes live music, skits, videos and guest speakers. The session continues on the first Sunday of each month. Focused on youths and teens; open to the public.

Monday, Feb. 4

Acting Class Open House

3 p.m., Waterford Old School. Contact: Contact: 917-204-6059, douglas.sarahmay@gmail.com

Learn more about a series of upcoming acting classes for children and adults. Call or email to register for the open house.

Flu Shot Clinic

3-4:30 p.m., Tolbert Elementary School, 691 Potomac Station Drive NE, Leesburg. Contact: Kathryn Stephens at 571-252-2870

Inova health specialists will administer flu shots for $30 per person, cash or check. Shots are available for attendees ages 4 and older. Call to make an appointment.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

AARP Tax Aide Program

10 a.m.-2 p.m., Cascades Library. Contact: Pravan Ghandi, 703-444-3228

Senior members of the community are invited to attend and receive assistance filing income tax returns. Ongoing Tuesdays and Thursdays, also Wednesdays from 5-8 p.m., through April 15.

Ballroom Basics

6:30-8 p.m., Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. Contact: 703-777-2414

Learn the basics of ballroom dancing in advance of Morven Park’s upcoming Valentine’s Day ball, scheduled for Feb. 14. $10/person or $5 with ticket to the ball. Another session will be held Feb. 12.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

NASL Virginia Team Name & Logo Unveiling

3:30 p.m., Bungalow Lakehouse, 46116 Lake Center Plz., Sterling. Contact: www.naslvirginia.com

The North American Soccer League unveils the details of its latest Virginia franchise, plus hosts a viewing party for the U.S. Men’s National Team qualifying game.

AARP Tax Aide Program

5-8 p.m.—See Feb. 5 listing.

Writing Workshop For Teens

6-8 p.m., Rust Library, Leesburg. Contact: 703-777-0323, http://library.loudoun.gov

Author K. Victoria Chase gives tips and guidelines for writing short stories and novels.

Leesburg Kiwanis Club Meeting

6:30 p.m., Lightfoot Restaurant, 11 N. King St., Leesburg. Contact: S. Wright, 703-737-2175

Anyone interested in learning more about the Kiwanis Club and its activities in the community is welcome to attend. The group meets at this location on the first Wednesday of each month—meetings are also held on the third Wednesday of each month, and attendees are asked to call ahead of time to confirm the meeting location, which varies. Call or email to RSVP for all meetings.

Open Mic Night

7 p.m., Tally Ho Theatre, 19 W. Market St., Leesburg. Contact: 703-777-1665, www.tallyholeesburg.com

Thursday, Feb. 7

Research Workshop

10 a.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Contact: 703-737-7195, www.leesburgva.gov/thomasbalchlibrary

Elizabeth E. Preston, library archives specialist, presents “Information Seeking Strategies for Historical Research.” Preston will give tips and techniques for developing and implementing effective research techniques, especially concerning Thomas Balch’s databases: America: History and Life, Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers and Fold3. Free and open to the public—registration requested.

AARP Tax Aide Program

10 a.m.-2 p.m.—See Feb. 5 listing.

Computer Skills For Adults

11 a.m., Rust Library, Leesburg. Contact: 703-777-0323, http://library.loudou.gov

Library staff begins a series of computer courses with Intro to Computers. Subsequent classes are as follows: 11 a.m. Feb. 14, Intro to the Internet; 11 a.m. Feb. 21, Intro to Excel; and 7 p.m. Feb. 28, Intro to MS Word.

Leesburg Downtown Business Association Anniversary Dinner

6:30-8 p.m., Weddings on Wirt, 3 Wirt St., Leesburg. Contact: sola@meetmedowntown.ccsend.com, www.downtownleesburgva.com

Join members of the Leesburg Downtown Business Association for a 10th anniversary dinner and networking event catered by China King restaurant. Email to RSVP.

Valentine’s Day Cooking Class

6:30-8:30 p.m., Butterfly Gourmet, 148 N. 21st St., Purcellville. Contact: 540-441-7094

The two-hour demonstration class covers three courses featuring a mini-mushroom and goat cheese tart; scallops with cauliflower puree, parsley and capers; and a berry truffle. Participants will receive 10 percent off any items purchased in the store. $65/person inclusive. Registration required.

Garden Lecture: Monarch Butterflies, Featherweight Flyers

7 p.m., Rust Library, Leesburg. Contact: 703-777-0373, www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org

Award-winning nature photojournalist Marie Majarov will explore the unique qualities and behaviors of the monarch butterfly. Free and open to the public.

Film Screening

7 p.m., Dominion Academy/Leesburg Community Church, 835 Lee Ave., SW, Leesburg. Contact: Denise Sheehan, 703-737-0157

The church hosts a screening and discussion of the film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed.

Hamilton Ruritans Dinner Meeting

7-9 p.m., Hamilton-area location. Contact: Jim Christian, 540-338-4543, Harrison, 703-777-4586 or Blake Netherwood, 571-436-4445

The Hamilton Ruritan Club hosts a dinner meeting and informational session for potential new members. Call to register and for specific meeting location. Meetings will continue on the first Thursday of each month.

AAWC Meeting

7 p.m., Broadlands Community Center. Contact: Deena Lanier, 703-795-2887, www.gfwc.org

The Ashburn Area Women’s Club hosts its monthly meeting, open to all women who live or work in the Ashburn area. Meetings continue on the first Thursday of each month.

Loudoun Toastmasters Meeting

7:15-9 p.m., National Conference Center, 18980 Upper Belmont Place, Lansdowne. Contact: Toastmaster, 703-727-2845, info@loudoun.freetoasthost.org

Practice public speaking skills with others. The club meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

Friday, Feb. 8

◊ Bingo

6 p.m.—See Feb. 1 listing.

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