Send announcements to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call Jennifer Lesinski at 703-917-6454. This free listing is reserved for activities and events that are open to the public at no or minimal cost.

Loudoun Cooperative Extension is offering a seminar on "Starting a family Child Care Business," Thursday, April 21, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Extension Office, 30 B Catoctin Circle, S.E., Leesburg. Topics include getting started in family child care, zoning, advertising, contracts, arranging space, activity planning and preparing nutritious foods in family day care. Requirements for licensing and how to enroll in the USDA Food Program for reimbursements of meals and snacks, also discussed. Registration fee $10. Call 703-777-0373.

Sonak Family Chiropractic is celebrating itÕs third anniversary and will host a celebration Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., which includes food, door prizes, chiropractic and chair massage. All are invited to stop by 46859 Harry Byrd Highway, No. 102, Sterling.

Local area vendors are invited to the 2005 Loudoun County

Procurement's Buyer/Seller Information Exchange sessions. The purpose of these informal sessions is to give area businesses the opportunity to meet the county's procurement staff and become familiar with the county's procurement process. The next round of sessions are as follows:

* Thursday, May 19, 2 p.m.

* Wednesday, June 22, 10:30 a.m.

* Thursday, July 21, 2 p.m.

The sessions will be held in the Lovettsville Room on the first floor of the County Government Center, 1 Harrison St., S.E., in Leesburg. Call 703-771-5142 or send an e-mail to

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