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Classes & Workshops

Send announcements to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Friday, 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.

Yoga for stress management workshop, Saturday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Anahata Center for Yoga & Wellness, 112 South St., S.E., Leesburg. $35. Call to register 703-771-0006 or www.experienceanahatayoga.com.

Kinderdance of Loudoun will offer a free dance demo day Wednesday Dec. 14, at the Broadlands Community Center. KinderTots, at 9 a.m., for 2-year-olds and Kinderdance, at 11:30 a.m., for 3- to 5-year-olds. RSVP to 703-728-7862 or e-mail KDofLoudoun@aol.com.

The Sterling Annex Community Center, 22084 Shaw Road, is offering several holiday classes for children 3-9, space is available in the stocking workshop, ornament and card making, graham cracker houses and gingerbread people classes. Call 703-430-6673 for dates and times.

Artist/cartoonist Andy Farkas will teach a four-day cartooning workshop for children aged 10-14. The workshop will run Tuesday-Friday, Dec. 27-30, from 9 a.m.- noon, at the Loudoun Academy of the Arts in Leesburg.

Students will develop their own characters as well as learn about design and production. Farkas will also work individually with students to teach them how to tell their stories and how to draw their comics, cartoons and caricatures. The cost of the workshop is $130 plus $15 supply fee. Advance registration is necessary.

The Loudoun Academy of the Arts is a 501c3 educational organization that offers fine art instruction, gallery exhibition space and studio art facilities. Visit www.loudounacademy.org or 703-777-8043.

Sterling Annex Community Center, 22084 Shaw Road, is offering a "Getting ready for Kindergarten" class for children beginning kindergarten in the fall. Classes are Jan. 9-Feb. 27, Mondays, at 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 9:30-11 a.m. Cost $145. Call 703-430-6673.

Gentle yoga, Tuesdays, Jan. 10-March 28, from 6:30-7:45 p.m., at the Senior Center at Cascades marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Cost $103.50 for members, $115.50 for nonmembers for 12 sessions. Instructor Lin Wagener. 703-430-2397.

Douglass Community Center will be holding two different sessions of a Latin ballroom dance workshop. The class is for ages 14 and older and no partner is required.

Class will meet for six sessions, either on Mondays, from Jan. 23-Feb. 27 or Fridays, from Jan. 27-March 3. Each class meets from 7-8 p.m., in the multipurpose room at the Douglass Community Center in Leesburg. Cost is $60 per person.

Contact Douglass Community Center at 703-771-5913 or e-mail dcc@loudoun.gov.

ESL Computer Basics, at the Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling, the first and third Tuesday each month, at 9 a.m. Learn basic computer skills including Internet, e-mail and word processing. For ages 18 and up. Advanced registration required, call 703-430-9500.

The firm of Rachel L. Virk Attorney and Counselor at Law/Certified Mediator holds free monthly informational seminars on family law every second Saturday of the month, 9-11:30 a.m., 21135 Whitfield Place, Suite 207, Sterling. Learn about non-adversarial confidential dispute resolution and how to craft detailed solutions to remain in control or learn about rights to offset costly contested litigation. Call 703-444-3355. Visit www.virk-law.com.

A Better Way to Fitness LLC offers a new, total-body fitness program designed to get moms and dads fit and toddlers play. Dance 'N Play classes will be offered at Douglass Community Center Thursdays, at 9:30 a.m., classes will last

approximately 45 minutes and include cardio segments done to children's music with intervals of strength training, using resistance tubing and the environment. Register by contacting Douglass Community Center at 703-771-5913. Classes cost $10 per session and are charged on a monthly

basis.

Wacky Wednesdays, for children aged 3-6, at the Sterling Community Center, from 9:30 a.m.-noon. Includes crafts, sports, story time, yoga, and more. The cost of the program is $50 for four Wednesdays. To register, call the Sterling Community Center at 703-430-9480.

Wendy Lane, flutist, will offer a flute class for beginners at her Sterling music studio, Mondays, from 7-8 p.m. for the remainder of the summer. No charge. E-mail Blane4@verizon.net or 703-404-3103. Instruments may be provided by the teacher. Beginners only but other lessons are given privately.

Prenatal Education. Loudoun Hospital, 44045 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg, presents workshops for expectant parents. Admission is free, but registration is required. Call 703-779-2694.

English classes Thursdays, from 7-9 p.m., at Purcellville Baptist Church. Five different leveled classes offered, including one for au pairs. One time $15 registration/book fee. Free child care and homework assistance for older children. Two days a week of English instruction offered for beginners class. Walk-ins welcome. For more information, leave your name and number at 540-338-6400.

On Mondays, 9 a.m., Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise St., will offer English as a Second Language basic computer skills including Internet, e-mail and word processing. Limited to five students per session, registration required, call 703-430-9500. For adults.

Yoga for a Special Child, Thursdays, from 4-4:30 p.m. $5 per child or donation to UCP fund. Anahata Center for Yoga & Wellness, 112 South St., S.E., Leesburg. Call to register, 703-771-0006 or www.experienceanahatayoga.com.

'Handwriting without Tears.' The Sterling Annex Community Center, 22084 Shaw Road, Sterling, offers classes for children ages 4-6 to help them focus on the beginning techniques for handwriting in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Call 703-430-6673.

Tiny Tots Classes for Twos. Katydid Inc. at Ashburn Ice House. Activities, songs, crafts for 2- to 3-year-olds and their parents. Weekly themes. Choose Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, at 9:30 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. Call 703-481-9444 or e-mail KTdidInc@aol.com.

English as a Second Language classes for adults are offered by Hogar Hispano of Catholic Charities in Falls Church, Reston and Sterling. Cost is $40 for seven weeks of classes. Call 703-534-9805 Ext. 222. Se habla espanol.

Free English as a Second Language courses will be held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:30-9 p.m. ESL courses are located 22066 Circle Drive, Sterling, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

The Growing Stage Theatre Company. Classes and workshops for all ages. Visit www.growingstage.org, or call 540-338-5367.