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<lst>To have class announcements listed free in the Loudoun Connection, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to Loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is two weeks before class date. Photos/artwork encouraged. Questions? Call Michael O'Connell at 703-917-6449.

<cal1>Health & Fitness

<cal2>The Sterling Community Center offers an aerobic exercise class that incorporates kick-boxing moves with no contact, on Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-10 a.m. Cost is $25 per month. Child care is available for an additional fee. Call 703-430-9480 for more information.

Philomont Community Center's "Toning with Peggy Carter" exercise class will continue throughout the summer. The classes are held Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. and Friday from 9-10 a.m. The cost of the class is $6 per session. Attendees need to bring a mat and weights and should dress comfortably.

Exercise classes at the Loudoun County Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace. Belly Dancing: Every Tuesday 6:30-7:30 p.m. beginning on Sept. 10. Classes will be taught by Bambi Nieto and will run through Oct. 8. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members for the five sessions. Open to any adult 18 years and older. Gentle Yoga: Every Tuesday 6:30-7:45 p.m. beginning on Sept. 10. Classes will be taught by Lin Wagener and will run through Oct. 29. Cost is $60 for members and $68 for non-members for the eight sessions. Open to any adult 18 years and older. Tai Chi: Start on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Classes for intermediates from 12-1 p.m. and classes for beginners from 1-2 p.m. Taught by Sylvia White. Classes will run through Oct. 30. Cost is $36 for members and $42 for non-members for the six sessions and is only open to seniors 55 years of age and older. Registration is required for all classes and class size is limited. Register at the Senior Center or call 703-430-2397. Payment is required to confirm registration.

<cal1>Arts & Crafts

<cal2>Silk Painting & Beading Classes. A variety of courses are being offered this summer for ages 16 and up. Contact the instructor, Laura Efthim at 540-822-5239 for information and registration. "Beading with Seed Beads," Aug. 17, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., $30 per person, supplies included. "Bead Making," Aug. 24, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., $30 per person, supplies included.

Introduction to Ceramics classes for individuals 55 years of age and older at the Loudoun County Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace. Cost is $18 for members, $19 for non-members for the two-hour class and a ceramic piece. Wednesday, Aug. 28 and Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. with volunteer instructors Bob Mayer, Ethel Perkins and Frank Smith. Registration is required. Class size is limited to eight participants. Register at the Senior Center or call 703-430-2397. Payment is required to confirm registration.

The Loudoun Academy of the Arts is offering a full line of fine art classes for adults and children during the fall session which begins Sept. 9. New courses in pastels, trompe-loeil, creative writing and photography are being offered. Courses in drawing, sculpture, watercolor, oil, acrylics, calligraphy and landscape painting continue to be part of the fine art curriculum. All classes are led by professional artists. Open studio sessions are scheduled for Monday evenings and Friday mornings and afternoons. Most workshops are one or two days. The new workshops include: Matting and Framing artwork with Linda Callaghy of the Potomac Gallery, Printmaking with Neil Rizos, Creative Composition taught by Merri Nelson, Holiday Pottery with Liddy Glass and Mask Making with Julie Lea. After-school programs for children aged 5-11 include drawing/sculpting and oil painting. Art Fun will meet on Saturdays and will cover a wide range of skills in painting, drawing, collage and sculpture. Pottery and Sculpture classes are also offered for children. Older children, ages 11-16, can register for Drawing/Printmaking or Drawing/Sculpting Horses. The Academy will also continue its scholarship program and invites applications from children or adults. All instructors are professional artists. The school is located 222 South King St., Leesburg. To register or for information about art classes, call 703-777-8043.

Classes in drawing and watercolor painting will be offered the Sterling Annex Community Center on West Church Road. Maria Hawkins will teach; supply lists are available at the Sterling Annex office. Classes will start on Monday, Sept. 9 and will run from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for six sessions. Pre-registration is required; cost is $72. Register at any Loudoun County community center starting Tuesday, Aug. 20, or call 703 430-6673 for more information.

<cal1>Driving Instruction

<cal2>AARP's 55 Alive Mature Driving class will be offered at the Loudoun County Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace. Wednesday, Sept. 25 and Friday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost is $10. Registration is required and participants must attend both sessions. Class size is limited to 30 seniors. Register at the Senior Center or call 703-430-2397. Payment is required to confirm registration.

<cal1>Computer Training

<cal2>Computer classes for seniors 55 years and older at Loudoun County Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace. Learn how to use a computer, write a letter, send e-mail or explore the Internet. Cost for each class is $18 for members and $19 for non-members unless otherwise noted. Introduction to Computers: Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. with Tim Einstein and Thursday, Sept. 5 from 1-4 p.m. with Gene Gould. Windows 95/98: Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 1-4 p.m. with Gene Gould. Internet: Thursday, Sept. 26 from 1-4 p.m. with Gene Gould. Photo Editing and Restoration: Thursday, Sept. 19 from 1-5 p.m. with Gene Gould. Register at the Senior Center or call 703-430-2397. Payment is required to confirm registration.

<cal1>Food Preparation

<cal2>A Food Sanitation Course is being offered by Loudoun Cooperative Extension to restaurant food managers or others involved in food handling and preparation to reduce the incidence of food borne illness. The course will be taught on Sept. 4,11 and 18, 2002 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Loudoun Extension Office. Cost for text, examination and certification is $104. To register or for more information, call Beverly Samuel, Loudoun Cooperative Extension Office at 703-777-0373.